This website is run collectively by the Western Southland Promotions Association (WSPAI) with the support of the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute. If you are interested in finding out more about what we do, or joining us, please see our contact details below.

The objects of the Association are to:

  • promote and encourage tourism and business within the Western Southland District by way of Information Technology and other means in order to educate both the local community and the general public about the District;
  • provide a public information service to residents and visitors;
  • work with other organisations providing promotional and educational facilities in and for the District;
  • raise funds for promotional activities, publications, websites and so on for the purpose of promoting the District as a place to visit/set up business/live.

The main activity has been the creation, extension and promotion of an interactive website, and the training of local people to create and upload original content including text, pictures and audio recordings. This material relates to a wide range of local topics, including geography, history, culture, business, community organisations/facilities and events.


Contact Information

If you would like to contact us, you can email us at:

Alternatively, you can contact WSPAI directly by calling Lynn Minty:

Lynn Minty
Beaumont High Country Experience
RD 1
Otautau, Southland, New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 931 9858
Mobile: +64 27 292 8204


About the website

If you wish to find out more about this website, or how NZTRI can help develop something similar, please contact Carolyn Nodder, Senior Research Officer - or Professor Simon Milne -



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