The Community Development activity helps groups and organisations develop opportunities within the community. It also advocates for particular services for the community.

Staff give advice and information on projects, administer funding programmes and co-ordinate projects such as Safer City and the Youth Council.  The section is also involved in with attracting conferences to the city, and it organises several regional/national events.


Links and details about museums in and around Invercargill. Note that the Southland Museum and Art Gallery is closed until further notice.

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About Bluff

Bluff hosts two major annual that attract international visitors: The Bluff Hill climb section of the Burt Munro Speed Week (February) and the Bluff Oyster and Food Festival (May)

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About Invercargill

For a relaxed lifestyle and southern hospitality Invercargill is the place to visit, live and raise a family. Welcome to our rather special part of the world!

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Citizenship ceremonies

New citizens swear oaths of allegiance* at these ceremonies and are presented with their citizenship certificates, usually by Mayor Tim Shadbolt.

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