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Bridget Napier

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Recent News

Venture Southland - News

Planning for 2019 Welcome to our first newsletter for 2019. It's still early in the year which makes it the perfect time to plan, think about the activities or areas your business should focus on this year, set goals and work out how...

EV Charger - Carbon Neutral Advantage - provided by Cathy Jordan

Southland is set to benefit from a record $11 million investment that will see more electric vehicles and chargers introduced across the region.  Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods yesterday announced the largest ever round of...

'Spirit of Munro' Indian Scout

Preparations for the iconic Burt Munro Challenge have received an eagerly anticipated boost with the safe arrival of the ‘Spirit of Munro’ Indian Scout. Last week the Southland Motorcycle Club welcomed the Indian Scout to Southland where...

Human - 2019 Southland Arts Festival

Tickets to the first show announced for the 2019 Southland Arts Festival, the highly acclaimed 'Human', are now on sale!  Designed to make audiences laugh, gasp and blush, ‘Human’ presented by MORE FM is set to wow...

Stewart Island Dark Skies - credit Rebecca Jennings Wilson

All eyes are now looking to the Stewart Island/Rakiura night sky with the Island officially recognised for its exceptional night sky quality. The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) has today confirmed that Stewart Island/Rakiura...

Venture Southland - News

Direct Flights between Invercargill to Auckland confirmed Travelling to and from Southland is set to become significantly more straight-forward with one of New Zealand’s largest air carriers on board to connect people between Invercargill...

Venture Southland - News

Venture Southland busy with satellite launches Southland's involvement in the space industry has been boosted by an action-packed line-up of satellite and rocket launches.  Venture Southland’s satellite ground stations have supported...

University of Canterbury Rocketry Group

Southland’s involvement in the space industry has been boosted by the first-ever launch of a serious rocket from within the region. On Monday Venture Southland assisted a team from the University of Canterbury rocketry group to launch...

Santa Run 2014

Queens Park is set to be inundated with Santa and Mrs Claus lookalikes when the Great New Zealand Santa Run takes place next month. Invercargill is one of 18 locations around New Zealand to participate in the Great New Zealand Santa...

I WILL training basketball shot

It’s tempting to say the stars are aligning for Izaac Williams in 2018. The reality is the Invercargill basketball player and aspiring businessman is putting into practice some hard learned life lessons as he rolls out his I WILL skills training...

Awarua Satellite Ground Station

Southland space operations continue to gain momentum with the region yesterday playing a support role to Rocket Lab with their first fully commercial launch. Venture Southland started its launch season yesterday by providing radio telemetry...

Venture Southland - News

November Business Update Southland's low emission future Southland is leading the way to lower emissions with the successful launch of Carbon Neutral Advantage last month. Alongside this innovative initiative, Venture Southland is...

SDC Holiday programme

There’s plenty to look forward to over the next couple of months with Christmas, the start of the New Year and of course, the Southland District Council Holiday Programme. Staff at Venture Southland, who coordinate the programme on...

International Education image - NZ story

The value of international education continues to grow in both Southland and wider New Zealand The significant economic value of international education to New Zealand has been identified in the 2017 Economic Valuation of International Education...

Meeting Talent - International Students Networking event

A networking event organised by Study Southland and the Invercargill Rotary Club has helped to roll out the welcome mat for international students in the Southland region. A ‘Meeting Talent’ networking event was hosted by Study Southland...

Recreation - Haldane - by Jeremy Price

Planning for Southland’s continued tourism growth is underway with an independent consultant employed to develop the Southland Murihiku Destination Strategy for 2018-28. Stafford Strategy has been appointed to advance the Southland Murihiku...

Venture Southland - News

Southland Business Update - October 2018 Southland Housing Needs Assessment A study is currently underway to establish a baseline assessment of the housing situation in the Southland region. To gather  information for this assessment we...

Venture Southland - News

Forage & Graze co-owners Tash Hamilton and Kath Menpes are stepping into the sales spotlight as they take their Winton-based whole food business to the next level. Forage & Graze’s trail mix, biltong, and wild mix (a mix of...

Farming Industry landcape

Southland farmers are being encouraged to consider how they can take advantage of increasing opportunities in tourism. Venture Southland is hosting four agritourism information sessions across the region from October 23-26, to highlight...

Janice Lee - Koha Kai 2018

A business accelerator programme is assisting Koha Kai to translate some big picture ideas into a plan for a more sustainable future. The Southland-based charitable organisation aims to achieve community integration and assimilation for people...