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Southland is New Zealand’s southernmost region and includes New Zealand’s third island, Stewart Island. The lush, green pastoral lands of Southland are a strong contrast to the dryness of Central Otago further north. Throughout the Southland region are a number of accessible, tranquil waterways that attract fly-fishing enthusiasts in search of brown trout.

Southland’s largest urban centre is Invercargill, a city of 49,000 people. Visitors come to admire the elegant Victorian and Edwardian buildings, gardens and landscaped parks. As in Dunedin to the north, Invercargill was originally settled by people from Scotland.

Invercargill is built around beautiful Queens Park—80 hectares of gardens, wildlife and sporting fun. As well as an 18-hole golf course, the park has animal enclosures, a bird aviary, play areas and the Southland Museum. A half hour drive south from Invercargill is the fishing port of Bluff—home to the famous Bluff oyster and the annual Bluff Oyster and Southland Seafood Festival. Once you’ve tasted a Bluff oyster, no other oyster will do! From Bluff, visitors can catch a ferry to Stewart Island. The island can also be reached by air from Invercargill. Stewart Island is a haven for native bird life and the only place in New Zealand where you can readily see kiwi in their natural habitat.

Jobs in this Region

  • Sonographer

    Invercargill, New Zealand, Full-Time

    The Southern DHB Radiology department are now recruiting for a Sonographer to join their team, based out of Southland Hospital in Invercargill. Southland Hospital is one of the two major hospitals incorporated in the Southern DHB. Surrounded by beautiful scenery and complemented by excellent educational and adventure opportunities, this is an exciting post for a senior Sonographer looking to take on a new role.

    Job Specialty: Medical Radiation Technologist - Ultrasonography

    Job ID: Tonix1364

  • Midwife

    Invercargill, New Zealand, Full-Time

    Job Specialty: Registered Midwife - Hospital

    Job ID: Tonix1355