Southland / Murihiku

From rugged Fiordland in the west, across fertile farmland, scenic lakes and rivers, Southland is a region of distinct landscapes.

The rich and productive land allows agriculture, tourism, manufacturing, forestry, fishing and mining to provide strong foundations to the local economy.

The country’s most southern city Invercargill is critical to growth in the region, particularly the major redevelopment of the CBD funded by Kāona – Regional Economic Development & Investment Unit.

Southland's action plan for 2015-2025 includes a number of ambitious ways to meet the challenges of diversifying the region’s economy, growing its population and strengthening local businesses.

Southland Regional Development Strategy Action Plan

For full details on projects funded in the region:

Southland just transition

What we have funded

Southland/Murihiku stories

Published: 3 October, 2023