Southland District Council is one of four councils which cover the Southland region. The other councils are:
(external link) Environment Southland is the brand name of the Southland Regional Council - the statutory body responsible for managing the region's natural and physical resources of air, land, water and coast.
Gore District Council is is the local authority for an area of 1250km², which includes Gore and Mataura. The district has a population of around 12,000.
Invercargill City Council is the local council for Invercargill city and Bluff. The council area has a population of more than 51,000 people.
Other Government agencies which may be useful are listed below:
The purpose of the Family Services Directory is to connect people with providers who can help. It provides online access to a range of family related services and programmes. (external link)
This is a Civil Defence website for the public which helps you to prepare for a disaster such as an earthquake or tsunami.
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is responsible for the functions of four former agencies – the Department of Building and Housing, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Department of Labour and the Ministry of Science and Innovation.
(external link) The Ministry for Primary Industries focus is on growing and protecting New Zealand, working across the sector from primary producers to retailers and consumers.
This website has a directory of Government agencies, including education providers, local government and government departments.
The Real Estate Agents Authority is the government body which regulates the real estate agent sector. Visit this site to learn more about what you need to know before buying a home.