Community Connect

The Gore District has a strong sense of community. Many of our residents give back and enhance the wellbeing of the District in some way, be it as a member of a service club or the local volunteer fire brigade.

If you have just moved to the District, there are a number of support networks availabe.

Community Connections Centre

The Community Connections Centre is an initiative of the Community Networking Trust. It houses various community agencies and provides resources, information and facilities for community groups. The centre is located on the corner of SH1 and Charlton Road.

Gore and Districts Social Service Directory

The Gore and Districts Social Service Directory provides contact details for all social service agencies that deliver their services in the Gore District.

Gore and Districts Social Service Directory [PDF, 577 KB]

Mataura Local Directory

The Mataura Local Directory provides a range of contact information for various services, churches, schools, local businesses, social clubs and organisations and places to dine locally.

Mataura Local Directory [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Family Services Directory

The Family Services Directory is a searchable online database. It lists information about family support organisations and the services/programmes they offer to support New Zealand families. The purpose of the Family Services Directory is to connect people with providers who can help them to cope with common issues and problems.

Southland Youth Directory

The Southland Youth Directory provides information about services available to Young People in Southland. It was put together in 2000 after there was a recognised problem for young people in the Southland community regarding having the information about services and supports relevant to them available.

Gore and District Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau provides free and confidential advice. It is located at 15 Hokonui Drive and is open Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm.

For more information phone 03 208 4008, email or visit their website.

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: