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Opinion: I Want To See A City That All Of Southland Can Be Proud Of

Rick Murrell brings a real passion and drive for the South, with 30 years of business experience in Invercargill.

His governance experience includes, Director of New Zealand Motor Trade Association (2005 – 2012), Director of Motor Trade Investments (2010 – 2012) and New Zealand President/Chairperson Motor Trade Association (2011 – 2012).

He also has a long standing involvement in the community, including with Southern Steel netball and the Tour of Southland.

I want to create an environment where the community not just lives here but thrives.  I see Invercargill more than just a gateway to the South (Stewart Island, Catlins and Fiordland), but as a destination in itself.

I am all for improved governance, helping provide a culture that works with business and community to get things done, and providing more ‘bang for your buck’ for ratepayers.

I want to see a city that all of Southland can be proud of.


  • Helping improve Governance
  • Helping provide a culture the works with business and the community to get things done
  • Providing more ‘bang for your buck’ for the rate payers
  • A community where young people want to live and thrive
  • Work to help create quality infrastructure and amenities

Paid opinion authorised by Rick Murrell. Let’s Go Invercargill