Southland / Murihiku

Southland describes itself as "the New Zealand we all dream of", with its unmatched rugged beauty providing an attractive natural playground for locals and visitors.

As well as tourism, the region’s economy is founded on fishing, forestry, agriculture and energy; all of which hold rich opportunities and potential for further growth. 

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

Southland Regional Development Strategy Action Plan

For full details on projects funded in the region:

Funding announcements

Southland/Murihiku stories

Published: 30 October, 2020