Community Connect

The Gore District has a strong sense of community. Many of our residents give back and enhance the well-being 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 available.

NB: We take no responsibility for the accuracy of the directories listed below as they have been compiled by other agencies.

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. This directory is compiled by the Community Networking Trust. 

Gore and Districts Social Service Directory [PDF, 1.4 MB]

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.

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