South impresses visiting delegates.
About 100 delegates from throughout New Zealand and overseas were in Invercargill last week for the annual Sister Cities New Zealand conference.
The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries vice-president Xie Yuan, Kumagaya Mayor Kiyoshi Tomioka, Japanese Ambassador to New Zealand Toshihisa Takata and United States Embassy public affairs officer Robert Tate were among those who attended the three-day event.
Invercargill City Council communications manager and conference organiser Eirwen Harris Mitchell said the event was really positive for Invercargill.
“We showcased the city and the province as best we could. [Delegates] were impressed with our amenities and the hospitality. It exceeded expectations.”