Consultation Dates

Come and chat to us on the road, on Facebook or via email about the future Southland Museum. Our goal is to hear from all Southlanders about their dreams for our future Museum.

  • Gore

    Eastern Southland Gallery
    Thursday 5 July, 5.30 – 7.30pm

  • Edendale

    Christian Centre
    Tuesday 17 July, 4 – 5pm

  • Tokanui

    Tokanui Tavern
    Tuesday 17 July, 6 – 7.30pm

  • Bluff

    Te Rau Aroha Marae
    Thursday 19 July, 6 – 7.30pm

  • Otautau

    Otautau Library
    Monday 23 July, 10.30am – 12.30pm

  • Riverton

    Riverton Supervalue
    Monday 23 July, 2 – 4pm

  • Te Anau

    Te Anau Library
    Tuesday 24 July, 12.30 – 2.30pm

  • Lumsden

    Railway Precinct
    Tuesday 24 July, 3.30 – 5.30pm

  • Winton

    New World
    Thursday 26 July, 2.30 – 4.30pm

  • Invercargill

    Workshop 1
    Community Trust of Southland
    Monday 9 July, 7 – 8.30pm

  • Invercargill

    Workshop 2
    Community Trust of Southland
    Thursday 19 July, 12 – 1.30pm

  • Invercargill

    Workshop 3
    Community Trust of Southland
    Sunday 29 July, 3 – 4.30pm

  • Invercargill

    Farmers Market
    Sunday 8 July, 9.30am – 1.30pm

  • Invercargill

    Kidzone
    Wed 11 July – Mon 16 July, 10.30 – 2.30pm

  • Invercargill

    SIT Downtown Campus
    Thursday 19 July, 12 – 1.30pm

What is Our Tale?

Our Tale is a collection of stories and ideas for the future museum of Southland. Share your thoughts and read more about the consultation process.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement is a term strategic and community planners use to describe the way they get information from the general public during what is called the consultation process of a project.

Consultation is important in order to have the best possible outcome for everybody in regards to a project or development. Lots of projects that happen in Invercargill have been supported along the way by community engagement. Participating in a community engagement exercise does not mean that your ideas will definitely be used, or that the public has the final say. But it does mean that not only do the planners know what people really want, it also means that everyone has had the chance to have their say, which can be useful when a project is difficult, expensive or controversial.

Community Engagement can happen in many ways – from just making sure as many people as possible know what’s happening, to holding workshops where people share their ideas. Working groups from different parts of the community - including iwi, people working in relevant fields and passionate innovators - collaborate to help to shape the way the engagement happens.

By filling in surveys, attending workshops and talking to Engagement teams you are becoming part of the process. Sometimes it is easy to feel that things happen in your district that are beyond your control, and Community Engagement is one way of making sure you stay involved and informed.

The community engagement for the Southland Museum redevelopment has been put together by an independent working group of Southlanders with skills and experience in many different areas, from marketing to education, art, museum management and the public service, led by co-ordinator Janette Malcolm.
What is Our Tale?