About Us

About Us

About Us

About Us

Vision

A vibrant and diverse community that takes the lead in its own future.

Mission

Empowered by our strengths as a community, we will build a place to live and work that engenders pride and inspires us.

History

The establishment of South Alive was facilitated by the Invercargill City Council (ICC) through its focus on Urban Rejuvenation, one of its key strategies in the 2012-2022 Long Term Plan.

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Our People

Meet our trustees and staff behind South Alive

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Our Supporter

There are lots of different ways you could consider supporting us.

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The Pantry

The Pantry exists to nourish the spirit of generosity and well being in the community.

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The Community of South Invercargill

South Invercargill is located within the city of Invercargill and has a population of 18,360 (2018). It is a thriving service centre with a strong student presence through the Southern Institute of Technology’s Zero Fees scheme.
South Invercargill includes some of the oldest residential areas in Invercargill, which now sit alongside new developments, small clusters of community-based retail centres and green spaces. It has a long and proud history and was governed by its own Borough Council until 1956. The community is becoming increasingly diverse and includes the greater proportion of Invercargill’s Maori and Pacific Island residents.
South Invercargill has a history of tall and imposing structures – ships and signal masts, tall trees, and its natural elevation in terms of the surrounding land.
South Invercargill suffered some economic, political and social setbacks in the 1990s through to around 2008 including industry and school closures and environmental issues but is now rebounding, in part through the work of South Alive.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Community of South Invercargill

South Invercargill is located within the city of Invercargill and has a population of 18,360 (2018). It is a thriving service centre with a strong student presence through the Southern Institute of Technology’s Zero Fees scheme.
South Invercargill includes some of the oldest residential areas in Invercargill, which now sit alongside new developments, small clusters of community-based retail centres and green spaces. It has a long and proud history and was governed by its own Borough Council until 1956. The community is becoming increasingly diverse and includes the greater proportion of Invercargill’s Maori and Pacific Island residents.
South Invercargill has a history of tall and imposing structures – ships and signal masts, tall trees, and its natural elevation in terms of the surrounding land.
South Invercargill suffered some economic, political and social setbacks in the 1990s through to around 2008 including industry and school closures and environmental issues but is now rebounding, in part through the work of South Alive.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Opportunities

OUR VALUES

Service

  • We are at the forefront of social change in South Invercargill.

  • We are productive and our results are evident.

  • We are supportive of residents and other groups/organisations in our community.

Self-determination

  • We are solution-focused.

  • We consult our community and work on goals set in conjunction with it.

  • We demonstrate viability at a local community level.

    • We are strongly self-reliant.

Inclusion

  • We value diversity.

  • We respect all sectors within our community.
  • We work to create an inclusive community.

  • We create and sustain robust relationships.

Innovation

  • We employ innovative and strengths-based approaches.

  • We are willing to try almost anything to bring about the required transformation.

  • We create significant positive change.

Resilience

  • We promote sustainable practices.

  • We enhance community spirit and improve wellbeing.

  • We develop community leadership.

  • We empower residents to become stronger and more confident.

STRATEGIC PLAN

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Encourage pride and wellbeing in South Invercargill by improving function and beauty.

Community

Community

Develop community identification, pride, participation and connection.

Capacity

Capacity

Build community capability, resourcefulness and confidence.

Governance

Governance

Develop community identification, pride, participation and connection.

Sustainability

Sustainability

Maintain and further develop the community hub and a successful social enterprise business.

You can view the full strategic plan here

You can view the full strategic plan here

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