Media Trade

Welcome to the media and trade resource area for Southland.

The Venture Southland Tourism Department actively encourages media and trade opportunities within the region and would like to hear from you if you're interested in visiting Southland, New Zealand.

Media and Trade Marketing Tools

We have a host of marketing, media resources and tools available for media and trade, including:

A Tourism Toolkit is also available for operators.

Event Planning

  • The Event Planning Toolbox is here to assist event organisers with their events.
  • The Industry Event Calendar collaborates information from the events and conferencing sources to assist event planners and industry operators to undertake their planning. Please submit any events/conferences to Elly ( where they can be added to this calendar. Please note a new events page is being built by the Venture Southland team so should assist in simplifying the process to list for this, events website and events newsletter.
  • Our community takes pride in their health and wellbeing. By doing your best to provide a healthy experience at your event you are creating a more vibrant event experience and promoting a healthier future for the community. This Food Vendors Guide for Choice As Events by Healthy Families Invercargill provides a list of things to consider when planning an event.

Southland Media Programme

Click here to see a list of recent media highlights for Southland.

The Venture Southland tourism team hosts a number of media familiarisations throughout the year. Our independent media programme works primarily with domestic media; however, we are happy to hear from international media and will judge the opportunities available on their merit.

We also work closely with Tourism New Zealand (TNZ) through their International Media Programme (IMP). For more information or to request a place in the Tourism New Zealand International Media Programme, please contact the media team.

Trade contact
Phone +64 (0) 3 211 1400
Venture Southland, 143 Spey Street, PO Box 1306, Invercargill 9840

Media contact
Emma Hunter
Phone +64 (0) 3 211 1417
Venture Southland, 143 Spey Street, PO Box 1306, Invercargill 9840