The Acting Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Winston Peters, will be in Invercargill on Wednesday, July 18 to meet with the region’s community and business leaders.

As part of his official visit the Acting Prime Minster will speak on Southland regional development opportunities at a dinner hosted by Venture Southland.  

Venture Southland chief executive Paul Casson said the dinner would showcase Southland and highlight initiatives being carried out to grow the region.

“Southland is an innovative and proactive region, with many opportunities to encourage further regional development,” Casson said.

The dinner would be an opportunity for the community to hear firsthand what the Government sees as priorities for the Southland region, he said.

Innovative work led by Southland in earth observation, social licence, and tourism sectors, and with oats - health and wellness products, will be areas of interest.

The dinner will be held at Ascot Park Hotel with a wide range of Southland sectors and community groups to be represented.

If you are interested in attending the dinner please purchase tickets here