Sending out a Southland welcome

Photos: Luisa Girao
Photos: Luisa Girao
Southland is rolling out the welcome mat.

Great South yesterday launched, in Invercargill, the new plan to make migrant communities feel at home in Southland.

Chief executive Ann Lockhart said communities were happier and more productive when newcomers were encouraged to participate fully in their community.

"We have a strong plan in place to build upon Southland's reputation as a place where newcomers are welcomed and made to feel included," she said.

Colombian dancers (from left) Karen Castillo, Yuli Vesquez, Heliana Castillo, Lorena Mendez and Zoe Cortes performed at the Southland Murihiku Welcoming Plan event.

Invercargill Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt and Gore Mayor Tracy Hicks also attended the launch.

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