Our Region

Build a future in Southland

Southland, New Zealand is great place to live and do business. Southland offers a supportive and stable economy that welcomes innovation and has a proven track record of excellence and entrepreneurial spirit.

Living in Southland

Living in Southland is all about work life balance. Southland has a warm sense of community, is family friendly and Southlanders are known for their great southern hospitality. There are many stunning natural wonders of the South right on our doorstep ready to explore. Fiordland’s iconic Milford Sound, the rugged untouched coastline of The Catlins, secluded Stewart Island and adventurous Queenstown are all just a few hours away.

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Working in Southland

Southland is a great place to work and do business. Southland offers good job opportunities, while providing a balanced lifestyle the region has to offer.

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Southland business environment

Agriculture, horticulture, forestry, fishing, light engineering, manufacturing, education and tourism are driving forces of the Southland economy. Southland produces over 10% of New Zealand’s tradable exports.

Southland offers a business friendly environment and if you are looking at starting a business or the option to expand into the region, the Chamber provides a range of services and resources to support business growth and development.