Stars aligning for Matariki

A new group, Murihiku Matariki, approached Council earlier this year to offer guidance and assistance in planning the festival. Murihiku Matariki’s members include community and culturally-minded people from a wide range of organisations within Southland, including Arts Murihiku, Venture Southland, Invercargill Public Library, Sport Southland, and Invercargill Public Art Gallery. Group member Jay Coote said […]

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Food and Fun – It’s Oyster Festival Time

Oyster Fringe Festival A New Event For Bluff | Hot Competition Expected At Oyster Events Around 20,000 Bluff Oysters will lure thousands of people from all over New Zealand and beyond when the 2019 Bluff Oyster & Food Festival takes place in Bluff on Saturday 25 May. As they were last year tickets were sold out […]

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Discover our Parks winner shares grand prize

Bunnies and goats were the stars of the Animal Reserve as the winner of the grand prize from Discover our Parks enjoyed a private tour of the enclosures at Queens Park. Hayley Ward, who entered the competition at the Russell Square Discover our Parks event in March, shared her prize with her husband Joshua, friend […]

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Composer Alex Lithgow’s Statue Unveiled

 A new bronze statue honouring famed Invercargill composer Alex Lithgow has been unveiled in the city, more than a century since he composed a tune which has become world-renowned. The official unveiling of the statue, on Saturday, was attended by the Invercargill Garrison band, members of the public, and even three generations of Lithgow’s […]

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Thai Students Meet The Mayor

More than 20 students visiting Invercargill from Thailand meet with His Worship the Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt at the Invercargill City Council this morning. The reception took place in the Council Chamber and included speeches and a presentation of gifts. The students, from various schools in the Bangkok area, Thailand, are being hosted at James […]

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