Gore/Eastern Southland Newcomers Network

About us

Gore is the gateway to Southland’s rural heartland and offers an ideal base from which to explore all that the region has to offer. Gore is readily accessible by main highways from Dunedin, Invercargill, Te Anau, Queenstown and Alexandra. 2 hours to snow skiing, trout fishing, sea fishing, adventure capital of NZ, Fiordland National Park, vintage aircraft restoration, premier wine growing areas.

Join Gore/Eastern Southland Newcomers Network

Join us to make new friends, find out about events and get involved in your new community.

Our Coordinator: Mark

Kia ora koutou, hello everyone and welcome to Gore and East Southland.

We welcome anyone from overseas or New Zealand who is new to our region. This beautiful area is centrally located and an ideal base for taking in the sights of the south.

We can help you with settlement support information, make you aware of local activities and workshops as well as help connect you to other services in the area. We also organize events to provide opportunities for you to meet and greet other newcomers.

I myself came to New Zealand 20 years ago for a holiday and never left! I have been made to feel so welcome and have thoroughly enjoyed my time here. I hope we can help to make your time in our area an amazing experience too.

Contact Gore/Eastern Southland Newcomers Network

Phone: 03 209 0330

Mobile: 021 327 611

c/- Gore District Council
29 Bowler Avenue
Gore, 9740

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Find people to socialise with, try new skills, sports or just enjoy a coffee with other newcomers, we know how it feels to be new in your community.


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