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Invercargill City Council


The Communications Department provides Council news and information via its website, newspapers, household newsletters and radio and TV.

City Talkback
This live show screens on Cue Television at 8pm on the first Wednesday of every
month enables people to raise issues with elected represenstatives and Council staff. Feedback to issues raised by callers is available here.

Community News
The Council provides regular Community News pages in The Southland Express (the information is also available here). The Express is free to Invercargill and Bluff residents.

Council's website
The Council website - - is updated frequently and contains a wealth of information about Council activities, plans and services. While online you can apply for a Council job, perform property/rates searches or check what shows are coming up at the Civic Theatre.


The Council's Facebook page provides information about Council and events related to Invercargill - and gives people a chance to have their say. 

Media releases
These news items are normally prepared by the Communications Manager or the Communications Officer. They are distributed to local and national media and are also available on this website page.

Council newsletters are delivered quarterly to your home with your rates notice; they are archived online on this page.

Noticeboard is published in The Southland Times, usually on the fourth Wednesday of the month. The full-page service features and information about Council services they provide. They are archived here.

Radio news
Reminders and information about what is new at the Council each month.

  • Tune into Classic Hits 98.8FM, Newstalk ZB 864AM and Coast 92.4FM. Click for a transcript of the latest update.
  • Radio Southland 96.4 FM: Tune in every second Friday at 9.15am to hear elected representatives or Council staff talk about topical issues. A podcast of the latest episode is available here: City Focus podcast 

Telephone Information Service
This service allows visually impaired people to access Council information. Contact the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind's Information and Advice team on 0800 24 33 33, option 1.

Media Releases

Council news items are targeted at the media but are also available, unabridged, on this website.

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Media releases: archive

Archive of media realeases issued by the Invercargill City Council

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City Talk

This page provides answers to questions raised on Cue TV's "City Talk" programme.

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Noticeboard published monthly in the Southland Times, Community News is published every six weeks in the Southland Expre...

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Shows and events

Listing of shows and events in and around the city. The Council provides ticketing for many of them.

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