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Response to Tourism Support, Recovery and Re-set Plan

Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 9:09 am | Great South

Great South GM Business Services Development Ben Lewis:   There has been significant interest in these initiatives from Southland District tourism businesses, with more than 75 businesses having registered their interest already. That means we won’t ... More >>

Greater international visibility for Southland and Fiordland, with new marketing alliance

Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 12:16 pm | Great South

International marketing for Fiordland and Southland is set to improve, with the formation of a new International Marketing Alliance (IMA) comprising only the two Southland regional tourism organisations (RTOs). More >>

Round Two Of Regional Event Fund Now Available For Fiordland And Southland

Monday, 2 August 2021, 9:33 am | Great South

Applications for round two of the Southland and Fiordland Regional Event Funds are now open. A total of $472.500 remains available for events in the region after $287,500 was allocated in the first round in March. The funding, administered by Great South, ... More >>

Dark Sky Achievements In Southland Recognised With Bright Star Award

Tuesday, 13 July 2021, 1:37 pm | Great South

Great South Destination Development Manager Amie Young was awarded the Dark Sky Project Bright Star Award at the Royal Astronomical Society of NZ’s annual conference in Wellington this month. A ‘bright star’ recognises contributions to the promotion ... More >>

Southland Can Meet ‘net Zero’ Emissions Target By 2050

Thursday, 8 July 2021, 9:19 am | Great South

Southland has the potential to both meet the New Zealand Government’s ‘net zero’ emissions target by 2050 and retain a positive economic position, a new report shows. The Net Zero Southland Report was commissioned by Great South from Ernst & ... More >>

New GM Appointed To Great South Space Operations

Monday, 5 July 2021, 9:38 am | Great South

Great South is pleased to announce Robin McNeill has been appointed general manager of its Space Operations programme. Great South manages New Zealand’s only commercial low earth orbit satellite ground station at Awarua, established by Mr McNeill in ... More >>

Joint Marketing Initiative “a Game Changer” In Keeping Jet Service

Wednesday, 23 June 2021, 10:51 am | Great South

A marketing alliance set up to ensure the success of the Auckland to Invercargill jet service has proved successful. Great South partnered with Air New Zealand to deliver the ‘Speechless in Southland’ campaign ahead of the jet service launch ... More >>

Job Search 2021: Addressing The Shortage Of Workers In Southland

Monday, 21 June 2021, 9:44 am | Great South

An event to match job seekers with available job opportunities aims to help address the current shortage of workers in Southland. Now in its fifth year, the Great South Job Search 2021 (previously known as The Pop-Up Job Shop), returns to Gore on 29 ... More >>

Dark Sky Park An Option To Extend Tourism In Fiordland

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 9:44 am | Great South

Fiordland’s brilliant night sky could soon be as much an attraction to domestic and international visitors as its stunning daytime scenery. Great South has been working with the Fiordland community and stakeholders on the possibility of it becoming ... More >>

11 Southland And Fiordland Events Supported With Regional Events Funding

Thursday, 22 April 2021, 11:06 am | Great South

The government’s regional events funding has assisted the organisers of 11 events across Fiordland and Southland with a total of $287,500 allocated in the inaugural funding round. The fund, administered by Great South, was established by the government ... More >>

You’re Due South Campaign Launches This Week

Tuesday, 13 April 2021, 12:17 pm | Great South

Great South, and its two Regional Tourism Organisations Visit Southland and Visit Fiordland, is proud to launch a new marketing campaign for the region, ‘You’re Due South’. Created in partnership with Christchurch advertising agency Strategy, ... More >>

Southland Performing Ahead Of Expectations Despite Challenges Of COVID-19

Monday, 15 March 2021, 10:45 am | Great South

Southland performing ahead of expectations despite challenges of COVID-19 A new report reveals a positive outlook for Southland post Covid, with a population increase predicted and a full economic recovery likely by 2025. The just released Southland ... More >>

Transformational Bluff Tourism Master Plan Open For Consultation

Wednesday, 9 December 2020, 2:20 pm | Great South

  Famous for its oysters and Stirling Point signpost, a new 20-year plan could transform the Southland town of Bluff to have greater appeal to visitors. Facilitated by Great South, the draft Bluff Motupōhue 2020 Tourism Master Plan is a joint initiative ... More >>

Great South Concerned With Proposed ‘Business South’ Name

Wednesday, 30 September 2020, 12:29 pm | Great South

Plans to name a proposed merger between the Otago Chamber of Commerce and Otago Southland Employers Association ‘Business South’ is a real concern for Great South, Southland’s Regional Development Agency. Great South Chief Executive Graham ... More >>

On The Ground Support For Fiordland Jobseekers

Wednesday, 23 September 2020, 2:41 pm | Great South

In recognition of the significant impact of COVID-19 upon Fiordland’s tourism industry and the area’s employment, Great South has appointed a Fiordland Employment and Resource Planner. Glyn Saunders has been appointed to the role, which mainly ... More >>

$40 Million Boost For Regional Business Partner Network

Friday, 17 July 2020, 8:39 am | Great South

The Southland Regional Development Agency’s efforts to encourage resilience across the Southland business community have received a boost with additional funding via the Regional Business Partner Network. The Government has allocated $40 million of ... More >>

Boost For Southland Tourism

Thursday, 4 June 2020, 4:08 pm | Great South

A significant allocation of funding for Southland’s Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) is set to play a pivotal role in the sector’s rebuild. Today the Government announced up to $20.2 million has been made available for the countries 31 RTOs as More >>

Great South Creative Projects Manager leaves great legacy

Thursday, 21 May 2020, 1:12 pm | Great South

After close to twenty years in the role, Great South’s Creative Projects Manager is lowering the final curtain. More >>

Together Southland, Let’s Rediscover #My Southland!

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 9:37 am | Great South

With Alert Level 2 promising more freedom to reconnect with friends, family and travel, there is no better time to rediscover the secrets of the south! Southland’s Regional Development Agency, Great South, has partnered with Destination Fiordland ... More >>

Southland company leading the way for tracking COVID-19

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 11:28 am | Great South

With tracing and testing capacity essential to the eradication of COVID-19, one Southland company is leading the way with their innovative traceability application. More >>