Be in to win a glamorous festive shopping weekend away in Invercargill! 

Listen in to The Hits Dunedin Callum & P on 89.4FM to hear the details of how to enter yourself in The Invercargill Standoff taking place from 7-11 November.

In the heart of the southernmost city in the world, Invercargill's redeveloped CBD is proud to showcase a luxury shopping destination for those looking for a glamorous experience. Come see for yourself the brand new shopping mall, Invercargill Central, with multi-level joined car parking and eateries, and New Zealand's newest 4.5 star hotel The Langlands situated just around the corner ready and waiting to treat yourself. With boutique stores, small and large retailers, and locally owned department store - Invercargill is your one-stop-shop destination. Time your shopping trip with one of Southland's Unmissable Events, like the upcoming Ascot Park Christmas at the Races on Saturday 10 December that "you won't want to miss!".

You could be... | Eating & Staying in Invercargill

Take the opportunity to experience New Zealand’s newest 4.5 star hotel, The Langlands, located in Invercargill CBD, offering 4.5 star accommodation, consisting of five quality eateries and drinks venues, all with cleverly crafted menus that showcase some of the region's freshest and most delicious produce. The lucky winner will get to start each day off right by visiting Brew'd cafe for a scrumptious breakfast included in their stay. 

It's the perfect spot to explore the inner city CBD within walking distance of an array of southern food & beverage eateries, including Speights Ale House providing a meal voucher to settle in for great beer, great food and great service with our very own southern style! Invercargill CBD is perfectly situated in terms of many hotels and eateries all within walking distance - what more could you want! 

Speight's Ale House

Our Invercargill Speight's Ale House opened for business in 2006 and takes pride of place in the main street of Invercargill. We are proudly owned and operated by the Invercargill Licensing Trust. We will provide you with a more than…

The Langlands Hotel

This new 4.5-star hotel, located on the corner of Dee and Don Streets in the centre of Invercargill, is set to become a new local landmark. Every space within this development has been carefully considered with 78 beautifully appointed…

Food & Drink

From sheep’s milk to southern beers, blue cod to prime beef, Invercargill is definitely a foodie’s destination. Visit one of the local cafes, restaurants or bars for a southern take on some of the finest and…

You could be... | Shopping Till You Drop in Invercargill

Need an excuse to get away for a shopping trip? We've got one for you. The redevelopment of the Invercargill CBD has got everyone excited, with fancy inner-city upgrades and a brand new mall, Invercargill Central. Visitors and locals alike are amazed by the multi-faceted centre comprising of retail, food and beverage offerings, carpark, apartments and open-air laneways breathing new life into the city. 

With an abundance of CBD Invercargill shopping vouchers from the following fantastic businesses, you’ll be able to get your Christmas shopping sorted! You could start your weekend at Invercargill Central vibrant inner-city retail shopping block with gourmet eateries and plentiful parking. While on Esk Street, visit McKnight & Brown and be impressed by a collection of carefully chosen collection of iconic New Zealand brands and superb international labels of suits and menswear. H&J Smith department store is close by for all your fashion, beauty, home, food and gift needs. Escape Glass is next on your list in which you will find handcrafted and customised designs drawn from New Zealand’s stunning nature, sea, birds, landscape & Kiwiana culture – our favourite is the glass serveware! Yaks n Yetis is also close by! By this time you'll be sure to need asit-downn and pep-up! The Seriously Good Chocolate Cafe will get your sorted with a range of delicious New Zealand made chocolate - a perfect gift for someone special or a delectable sweet treat for yourself! Hop across the street and discover premium grade Merino wool clothing and other complimentary fabrics Glowing Sky. If you get time, you could squeeze in an escape room at Solve It & Escape, or tick off some more Christmas gifts and check out their board game shop.

Check out the shops below!

Invercargill Central

Open Monday – Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. Explore, shop and play at Invercargill Central, the shopping centre in the heart of the city. Stage One is complete, with 14 retail stores now including a large format Farmers…

H&J Smith Department Store

For more than 120 years Southland department store H&J Smith, has been at the heart of the community, physically and literally - the family-owned business serves as the cornerstone of retail. The well-loved local purveyor of home-grown…

Escape Glass

Currently New Zealand"s only manufacturer of toughened slumped glass, Escape Glass is hand crafted and customised designed. Drawing on inspiration from New Zealand"s outstanding nature, sea, birds, landscape & Kiwiana culture, each…

Seriously Good Chocolate Company

We are a chocolate manufacturer in the heart of Invercargill with a cafe and concept store. We serve delicious sweet and savoury food, great coffee and gourmet hot chocolates, and we sell a range of our seriously good chocolates and…

Glowing Sky

We're a local, family owned company based and run in Southland. We proudly design and make clothing in New Zealand, and we sell our range exclusively through our own retail studios and website. We've remained true to our passion for…

McKnight & Brown

Located in the heart of Invercargill City at 30 Esk Street, we confidently clothe our clients in style. We specialise in quality menswear and work tirelessly to bring you the latest in New Zealand and European labels. Our knowledgeable…

Solve It and Escape

Locally owned Escape Room in Invercargill. What is it? You and your team of 2-6 people are given a mission then enter a themed room. When the door closes the timer starts, and you have 60 minutes to work together to find clues, crack codes…

Yaks N Yetis

Yaks N Yetis is located in 3 shops at present; 309 George Street - Dunedin, 63 Tay Street - Invercargill, and also a pop up store at 72 Esk Street - Invercargill (until January 2023). We have a wonderful collection of silver jewelry, many…


One of the best ways to get to know an area is to explore the local shops, and Southland is no exception.  Throughout the region are shop owners who display not only international brands but also unique local products. Check…

You could be... | Attending Ascot Park Christmas at the Races

Ascot Park Christmas at the Races is a destination event with people from all around New Zealand flocking south to see what the fuss is all about. We've got your tickets to parade ring where you can enjoy a buffet lunch catered, live music, TAB in the shelter of an indoor setting, with the option to roam the full course to catch up with everyone onsite Invercargill’s Ascot Park Christmas Races where you can take some time out in the park-like grounds and soak up the glam party-goer atmosphere.

Tell Me More | How Do I Enter?

Listen to The Hits Dunedin Callum & P on 89.4FM to enter yourself in The Invercargill Standoff taking place from 7-11 November. Visit the The Hits Dunedin website here for details on how to enter.

The prize includes:

The lucky winner will redeem the prize from the 9 – 11 December along with up to three of their friends. 

Terms and conditions apply.


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