Passion for heritage at Embassy Theatre

The Embassy Theatre building on Dee Street has a long and varied history since construction started in 1882. For the last seven years it has been the home of the City Impact Church with Pastor Roberta Watson at the helm. It seems to be the perfect match as Pastor Roberta has a passion for history […]

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Bringing the ‘wow’ back to Invercargill’s city centre

Urban design specialists are on the case in Invercargill, with investigations on how to bring the ‘wow’ back to our city centre underway. Invercargill City Council has engaged Isthmus Group to develop a master plan for the city centre, which will give direction on what Council can do to return vibrancy and connectivity to our […]

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Chinese friendship garden open to the public

The long awaited Suqian Friendship Garden in Queens Park is now open to the public. The most recent addition to Queens Park, the completion of the Chinese Garden marks another milestone in the long-running relationship between Invercargill City and Suqian City of Jiangsu province in China. Since forming sister city ties in November 2013, both […]

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Name of transitional art gallery and museum revealed

Southland’s together space, the collaboration between the Invercargill Public Art Gallery and the Southland Museum and Art Gallery, is to be called He Waka Tuia Art + Museum. Shared with the Art + Museum by Iwi Liaison Komiti Michael Skerrett, Shona Fordyce, Peggy Peek, Taare Bradshaw and Evelyn Cook, He Waka Tuia means the vehicle […]

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Temporary Splash Palace car park changes

By Peter Thompson Manager Aquatic Services With construction beginning on the new hydroslides at Splash Palace we’ve had to make some changes to our car park to ensure that we can get the job done and keep everyone safe moving around the construction zone and through the facility car park. The graphic shows how the […]

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Awarding of inaugural city centre heritage funds

By Shannon Baxter Heritage & Urban Design Planner Council’s inaugural city centre heritage funds were awarded mid-February! This means that we should all be on the lookout for the next several months, as multiple heritage buildings in our city centre will be getting a refresh. The majority of applications were for items that are easily […]

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