South Alive
  1. 2012

    South Alive launched, Communit Gardens begun, First fruit trees planted, Zero Rubbish Launched, South Alive Incorporated as a Trust.

  2. 2013

    Basketball court completed, 100 streets adopted under Zero Rubbish Scheme, South Alive granted charitable status, Dog Park offical opened.

  3. 2014

    First concert in Community Park, Art Gallery established and first exhibition opened.

  4. 2015

    Whale Tail sculpture designed and installed, street upgrade and Aurora lights offically celebrated.

  5. 2016

    First South Alive Trolley Derby, feasbility study undertaken for Social Enterprise and community centre, first Spring Flower Show, Night Food Markets launched, Bin Inn Building purchased.

  6. 2017

    The Pantry opens for business, work begins on Stage 2 of The Pod, Koha Kai Kitchen opens in The Pantry.

  7. 2018

    Temporary meeting rooms in The Pod open, work begins on Stage 3 of The Pod, first Youth Open Mic Night held.

  8. 2019

    The Pod is completed, South Alive moves into new office in The Pod, The Pod offically opened.


About Us

South Alive is an urban rejuvenation project, led by the community, with the goal of identifying the best possible future for South Invercargill and ways to make it happen.

It was established in 2012 with a small steering group, which then held a public meeting in April 2012 to generate ideas and decide priorities. Action teams of volunteers formed around each of the priority areas, and have been working since then to develop and implement projects.