What's Your View?

OL LOGO Blue

What’s Your View? He aha tō tirohanga?

Southland is a remarkable region with many landscapes and natural features that contribute to its unique scenery and place in the world.

Now, Southland District Council, in partnership with iwi, is embarking on a project to determine where these potentially important landscapes and features are within our district – and we need your help to do this.

We’re taking a three-fold approach to identifying these potential spaces, which comprises

  • Community views
  • A cultural assessment
  • A professional report

Once identified, we will be working alongside the community, as well as multiple partners, to discuss the findings and to look at ways we can all work together to look after these important spaces for generations to come.

So, he aha tō tirohanga? What’s your view?

What landscapes and natural features hold value to you?

Click the contribute button on this page to let us know. 

From Coastal Fiordland to limestone cliffs, the spaces that are important to you could be located in your backyard, they could be simply in the background of your everyday life, or make you stop and stare every time you see them; or they could be spaces that make you feel connected to the land and the area.

In terms of the work we are doing there are some attributes that we’re looking for when identifying these landscapes and natural features, which include:

Biophysical:
The geology, water, topographical features (hills, plains, mountains), plants, animals

Sensory: 
How memorable is the landscape or feature? How natural (ie unmodified) is it?

Associative:
How do you feel when you see the landscape? What are your spiritual, cultural, connections to that space?

Want to know more?

To find out more about this work click here >> to check out some Question and Answers

If you have any further questions, feel free to ask them on this page and we'll get back to you; or you can email yourviewlandscapes@southlanddc.govt.nz. 

What do you think?

We’d love to hear about the landscapes and natural features that are important to you and that you’d like to remain for the next generation and beyond.

Click the contribute button on this page and let us know what you think. 

Latest questions, suggestions & ideas

Below are some of the latest ideas and suggestions that have come through. You can comment on and rate the ideas by clicking on them or you can contribute your own ideas by selecting contribute below. 

The Oreti River looking north from Dipton Bridge to snow...

The Oreti River looking north from Dipton Bridge to snow. read more

Raewyn Patton Monday 16 Nov 2020

Fiordland National Park; Borland area; mavora lakes; coastal areas such...

Fiordland National Park; Borland area; mavora lakes; coastal areas such. read more

Paula Macfarlane Thursday 5 Nov 2020

Mavora Lakes is a magical place away from the hustle...

Mavora Lakes is a magical place away from the hustle. read more

Yves Monday 19 Oct 2020