News services

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The Communications Department provides Council news and information via its website, newspapers, household newsletters, Facebook and radio and TV.

Community News
The Council provides regular Community News pages in The Southland Express (the information is also available here). The Express is free to Invercargill and Bluff residents.

The Council website – – is updated frequently and contains a wealth of information about Council activities, plans and services. While online you can apply for a Council job, perform property/rates searches or check what shows are coming up at the Civic Theatre.

The Council’s Facebook page provides information about Council and events related to Invercargill – and gives people a chance to have their say.

Latest news – media releases
These news items are normally prepared by the Communications Manager or the Communications Officer. They are distributed to local and national media and are also available on this website page.

Council newsletters are delivered quarterly to your home with your rates notice; they are archived below.

2018 February Rates Newsletter


Noticeboard is published in The Southland Times, usually on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The full-page service features and information about Council services they provide. They are archived here.

Radio news
Reminders and information about what is new at the Council each month.
Tune into Classic Hits 98.8FM, Newstalk ZB 864AM and Coast 92.4FM. Click for a transcript of the latest update.
Radio Southland 96.4 FM: Tune in every second Friday at 9.15am to hear elected representatives or Council staff talk about topical issues. A podcast of the latest episode is available here: City Focus podcast.

Telephone Information Service
This service allows visually impaired people to access Council information. Contact the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind’s Information and Advice team on 0800 24 33 33, option 1.



Mahi is designed to be an easy-to-read way for staff to keep Councillors informed of what’s happening work-wise right now, and what’s coming up.

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This is the “home” page for video clips relating to the work of the Council.

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Publications include: Noticeboard (Southland Times feature), Community News (Southland Express feature), and the Newsletter delivered with rates invoices.

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