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Welcoming Communities

Kia ora, haere mai and welcome to the beautiful Gore District.

Laden with lush landscapes, exciting places and spaces to explore, and intricate historical stories to embrace, the Gore District is a jewel in Southland’s crown. The great Kiwi dream is available here – a wealth of opportunities await you.

Immigration New Zealand agrees and has bestowed upon us the title of an Established Welcoming Community – that means we are good at what we do and we have a lot to offer you. This includes the friendly community feeling of country living, productive lands and strong local industries. - it's what we call Rural City Living.

Our District has all you want from a town or city – great retail, an abundance of events, a thriving economic environment, and a colourful, culturally-diverse population.

Learn why this area was chosen for its abundance as a food gathering place. Discover its history of mahinga kai, and how the Mataura River has provided for the local people and travellers alike for nearly two centuries.

Don’t forget all that we are famous for as well – from country music to brown trout fishing and so much more. We have plenty just waiting to be discovered – come and start your adventure.

The Gore District is the ideal place to call your new home – a perfect location to raise a family or to start the Kiwi dream. Want to know more? Read our Welcome Plan here.

For more information, please contact Community Development Coordinator, Guillaume Willemse on 021 327 611 or email [email protected].

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