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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 >>

Support For Domestic Travel At Alert Level 2

Monday, 4 May 2020, 11:27 am | Great South

Southland’s Regional Development Agency, Great South, is supporting calls for the Government to allow interregional travel from Alert Level 2. Great South Chief Executive Graham Budd said, like all of New Zealand, Southland’s visitor industry ... More >>

Together Southland - Buy Local, Stay Local And Be Local

Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 6:36 am | Great South

Local businesses – they are the heart of our region’s economy and after weeks in lockdown it is time to show them some love. That is the call from Southland’s Regional Development Agency, Great South, who has developed a campaign to encourage ... More >>

Southland Businesses Highlight Impact Of COVID-19

Friday, 24 April 2020, 8:18 am | Great South

As Southland prepares to move to Alert level 3, the initial regional economic impact of COVID-19 upon Southland businesses is being assessed. Southland’s Regional Development Agency, Great South, is coordinating the region’s business and economic response ... More >>

Emergency Service Career Pathways On Show

Monday, 16 March 2020, 1:36 pm | Great South

James Hargest College students are set to learn more about the wide range of career pathways associated with our local emergency services, with an emergency and uniform services career expo being held tomorrow at James Hargest College Senior Campus. ... More >>

Southland greenhouse gas emission profile for 2018

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 5:13 pm | Great South

Great South has today released a profile of Southland’s emission sources for the 2018 calendar year. More >>

Funding for Southland Youth Futures

Thursday, 28 November 2019, 11:42 am | Great South

Southland’s future labour market has received a boost thanks to a cash injection from the Provincial Growth Fund. More >>

Southland student set on satellite success

Tuesday, 26 November 2019, 4:04 pm | Great South

Southland’s involvement in the international space sector is set to be boosted by a local student’s innovative idea. More >>

A plan for Southland’s future

Wednesday, 20 November 2019, 9:34 am | Great South

The future is looking great with a clear plan announced to drive economic and social growth for the Southland region. More >>