What’s been happening…

  • World Kindness Day – wow what a day!

South Alive and The Pantry was abuzz on Saturday 12 November and it was incredible to see so many people here enjoying what was on offer as we celebrated World Kindness Day.

There was an amazing amount of donations that came forward for the Pay it Forward Household goods giveaway, hundreds of shoes given away by The Shoe Booth, and fabulous entertainment. We were also blown away by the huge number of volunteers who came along and gave their time (especially starting early at 7.30am) so we want to say a massive thanks to you all!!

South Alive Annual Survey – there is still time to share your views about South Invercargill by clicking the blue button below, as we are keeping the survey open until Sunday 4 December.

But we are excited to share some incredible results already coming in, with 93% of people surveyed feeling a sense of pride in South Invercargill! We are also getting lots of great ideas of things we could do to build even more pride, and improve South Invercargill. Once we have collated all of the results we will be sharing these with everyone and they will help shape our plan for the year ahead.


What’s coming up…

  • Our biggest night of the year, the South City Street party is coming up on Friday 2 December. Check out this entertainment line up and map showing where all the fun will be happening. There is an awesome range of food stalls, craft stalls, and a great play area for the whole family. We will also have free face painting for kids, and an opportunity for free take your own Christmas photos.

Dog park shelter painting – we are looking for helpers to paint the shelters

The weather is warming up and we are getting ready to brighten up the seating and shelters at the Elles Road Dog Park.

So if your handy with a paint brush and would enjoy volunteering on this task get in touch with us here at South Alive.

The first working bee will between 15-17 December 2022 at 10am (weather depending), and then again on future dates over the summer so register your interest today.

Email: info@southalive.org.nz or call 03 218 6882 or click the button below ⬇️ 


Massive thanks to Plants South for donating these vegetable seedlings for our garden here at South Alive and for the community to grow some amazing vegetables at home.

We also donated half of the plants to our local 9812 zoned schools, Aurora College, Fernworth Primary, New River Primary, Newfield Park and Te Aho Matua Kohanga Reo for their school gardens.

Support Plants South when you can – located at 740 North Road.
Plants South is a family business, focusing on providing affordable, quality plants so go and check them out. 

THANK YOU to NZ Aluminium Smelter (Tiwai) for recent funding from their Sponsorship and Donations Programme which allowed us to put some more security cameras up in our community space.

We had a fabulous World Kindness Day on Saturday 12th November. The day had such a positive community feel it was hard not to have a smile on your face. People were amazed and humbled that they could take donated second-hand items that they needed for FREE, FREE Shoes provided by The Shoe Booth, FREE Soup from Aurora or a FREE Sausage. Thanks to the hard-working Events Team, South Alive and all those who contributed and worked so hard to pull it all together on the day.

With Christmas approaching fast we do have good stocks and most importantly the long-awaited fruit mix is finally in store so call in and grab yours soon. If there is a product that you want to purchase in bulk or something specific from the homebrew that you require before the Christmas break we would be delighted to take your orders just call The Pantry 03 214 5200 or email admin@thepantry.co.nz

See you down at The Pantry soon.


We have our final Village Market for the year on December 10th and there are still spaces available. Call in to book your space or go online Events — The Pantry


Keep hilling up your potatoes shaws.
As its getting pretty dry, keep watering early morning or late evening,  giving the soil a good soak.
Start getting your brassica seeds sorted for Winter to sow in December. Cauliflower, kale, cabbage, brussels sprouts and broccoli.  They are heavy feeders, manure the patch well, and compost when planting out.









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