Paul Casson

Venture Southland CEO Paul Casson has stepped into the role of Acting Chair of the new Economic Development New Zealand, replacing Dr David Wilson who is standing for Parliament during the upcoming national election. Mr Casson,...

Pop Up Job Shop

Help is on hand for Southlanders starting out in the workforce or looking toward a career change. The Southland Pop Up Job Shop will be a place where job seekers can get free advice on careers, CVs, tips about what employers are looking for...

Invercargill Airport

Latest research into Southland air travel has uncovered invaluable data surrounding peoples travel patterns, key to making informed decisions when planning and advocating for services into and out of Invercargill Airport for the region. Venture...

Snow Globe

It’s almost spring and there’s going to be a celebration to get the season off to a festive start during September. The inaugural Spring Festival is all about three weeks of outdoor fun and recreation revolving around a giant snow globe...

Events
Wood Energy

The Wood Energy South initiative took centre in Auckland at the Deloitte Energy Excellence Awards after winning the Large Energy User Initiative of the Year award. Wood Energy South was a three year carbon emissions reduction pilot project...

Energy Initiatives
Young Farmers

Invercargill has been selected to host the 50th FMG Young Farmer of the Year Competition 2018. The prestigious rural competition is expected to attract 1000 contestants and supporters to the city to see the seven regional finalists tested...

Events
Event Support
Migrant Worker

Another boost towards Southland’s goal of attracting 10,000 more people by 2025 with Southland selected as one of 5 regions to pilot a new Welcoming Communities initiative. The initiative aims to support Southlanders in welcoming newcomers,...

Workforce and Labour Market
Perception Survey

Southland is a beautiful region with a great quality of life, affordable housing and you can get a quality education. The results of Venture Southland’s 2016 Southland Perception Study are in, with some interesting movements from the previous...

New Zealand Order of Merit

It’s not often one organisation in the same city can boast two Queen’s Birthday honours in the same year. But that was the case for Venture Southland as the passion, effort and achievements of two staff members was recognised when they...

Whataka Fiordland

Whakata offers top class secluded accommodation with massage therapy and yoga options for those who are looking to cast off the pressures of modern urban living and enjoy a mountainous outlook while being pampered. Whakata, a Maori verb meaning...

Promoting the Region
Tourism Product Development
Migrant Survey

Southlands migrant workers are being assured that there will remain a clear pathway to South Island residency as long as applicants met the criteria currently being set by Immigration New Zealand. Venture Southland, DairyNZ, Immigration New...

Workforce and Labour Market
Lean Programme

Gore based Beatties Collision Repair Centre has taken on the best in their industry and come out on top. The New Zealand Collision Repair Association has awarded Beatties the Best Overall award for 2017 at a special awards night in Melbourne. Last...

Business Services
Curio Bay Heritage Centre Yellow Eyed Penguin

A decade and a half of planning is about to pay dividends as construction work begins on the Curio Bay Natural Heritage Centre. 15 years ago the South Catlins Charitable Trust (SCCT) saw the need for a facility to provide education and information...

Promoting the Region
Tourism Product Development
Milford Sound

Both cruising and kayaking Fiordland's Sounds have clocked in the Top 10 of a wishlist for Aussie's dream “bucket list” experiences in New Zealand. Voted for from a nominated list of 100 experiences, a month-long consumer poll by travel...

Promoting the Region
Clifden Bridge Jet and Food Truck

The popularity of the Southern Scenic Route means that Wjet are launching three new products for visitors. The Clifden Suspension Bridge was once a crucial part of the of the regions transport infrastructure, now it’s an attraction in its...

Tourism Product Development
Awarua Tracking Station

Hundreds more Southland students will benefit from the recently renewed Arrangement between the European Space Agency (ESA) and the New Zealand Government, says Venture Southland’s Satellite Ground Station Manager, Robin McNeill. The Arrangement...

Diversification of the Southland Economy