GreenLight Innovations

GreenLight Innovations


Hi team.

Greenlight like all our supporters have been saddened that with the Coronavirus situation we have been unable to run events for you.

Over the last few months we have had to cancel TED talks and our Gala on Gala. We are thankfully still able to host Pavluber for you.

However we are optimistic for the future, we will get through this with kindness and love for each other and Greenlight is really looking forward to events next year to bring smiles and connect us all.

Kia Kaha NZ.
Pavluber is next month. Woo hoo. A great cause and desserts to your door.
High school students turned young entrepreneurs!

Over 130 Southland – Lakes District high school students are about to launch their own business whilst taking part in The Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Trust (YES) this year. Local students represent - Southland Girls' High School, Aparima College, James Hargest College, Southland Boys' High School, Verdon College, Mount Aspiring College and Wakatipu High School Queenstown.

YES is all about helping students unleash their inner entrepreneur, and helping students to be innovative and creative, develop work-ready skills and an entrepreneurial spirit.

The Chamber team are truly grateful for the amount of community, and business support we receive to make YES such a success. Our volunteer KickStart | Timata Business Speed Coaches for 2021 included:
• Lisa Adams, Southern Institute of Technology
• Louise Evans, COIN South
• Sam Withey, South Port NZ
• Kirsten Hoyle, South Port NZ
• Tanya Hope, Findex NZ
• Mike Sanford, Whats On Invers
• Robbie Fleck,Whats On Invers
• Michelle Grant and Dale Booth, Great South
• Amber Spence, Flintoffs Chartered Accountants
• Leon Hartnett, GreenLight Innovations
• Patrice Spencer-Humm, Haven and Ark
• Kim Forsythe, Malloch McClean
• Lucy Coutts and Carla Forbes, Market South
• Michelle McSoriley and Sheree Carey, Southland Chamber of Commerce
• Heidi Renata, Innov8HQ
• Jo Learmonth, Wanaka Airport
• Claire Dooney, Leafcutter
• Mike Borthwick, Landpro Limited
• Pallas Hupé Cotter, Broadcaster
• Doreen Evans , AWS Legal
• Carmen Blackler, WAN
• Steph Bewley, SMB Solutions
• Toni Anne Glover, Kinloch Lodge Hotel
• Jenny Grimmett, Down to Earth Planning
• Alan Dickson, Tall Poppy Real Estate
• Rob Hamlin, University of Otago

A big shout out to our YES National Sponsors, Regional Partner Southern Institute of Technology for hosting us and Haven & Ark who offered YES CEO's the opportunity for professional corporate photos.

Locally, YES is coordinated by the Southland Chamber of Commerce, as part of their focus on business viability, with the support of our family of YES sponsors - Southern Institute of Technology, Craigs Design & Print, South Port NZ, Findex New Zealand, What's On Invers, Coin South, VetSouth, Community Trust South and ILT Foundation.

'Tis the season!

We are so lucky to have such a jolly bunch of supporters who made our recent Community Christmas Feast all the more special by handing out invites to those in their network who were in need of a little Christmas cheer.

Ngā Mihinui to the following businesses and their kaimahi who each continue to awhi, tautoko and champion our Murihiku Community.

Mauri ora whānau!

Nga Kete Matauranga Pounamu Charitable Trust
Awarua Whanau Services
Rotary Invercargill South
IDEA Services
GreenLight Innovations
Te Wharekura o Arowhenua
Southland Express
Spirit Army
Korimako Dominican Ecology Centre
The Southland Times
Guest Speaker: Leon Hartnett spoke on GreenLight Innovations
A full house today at our New Member Mixer!

Loved hearing about some of the businesses who have recently joined the Chamber including:
- Arabian Technology and Consultancy FZC
- Blender Design
- Chef On Call Invercargill
- FANZ Private Wealth
- Fortuna Group
- GreenLight Innovations
- Paula Hibbs
- Robbies - Pickles and Preserves NZ
- Lovepreet Singh (SIT Student)
- The Custom Bubble

Thanks to our two Chamber of Commerce board members - Laura Todd (Invercargill TOP 10 Holiday Park and Motels) and Carla Forbes (Market South) for coming along this morning and welcoming our new members to the Chamber business community. And a very big thank you to Coin South for hosting us all!

We hope to see you all again on Thursday afternoon at The Business Break Out networking event at The Handle Bar, Classic Motorcycle Mecca.

Delighted to have represented Greenlight at the Wellington meeting of Irish societies and groups all over NZ. After a personal invite from the Irish ambassador to NZ, HM Peter Ryan, I couldnt turn down the invite to meet and discuss with like mined Irish people how our groups and societies can further enhance both the Irish and other diaspora in NZ.
Today on Manic Mondays at Radio Southland, Stacey & Brad caught up with Leon from GreenLight Innovations and he shares some of the community projects & events taking place around town. Plus all of their usual Mantix and some good songs for Labour Day!
Friday 21st September 2018

Greenlight Innovations is an Invercargill Charity. We do Good Stuff with good people!

We run community events, support not for profits and work to promote inclusivity, strengthen families and children's well being.

Radio Southland Feature Interview #4 Comic Book Day 2022 13/05/2022

Radio Southland Feature Interview #4 Comic Book Day 2022

A chat about Free Comic Book day. Free comics are great comics

Radio Southland Feature Interview #4 Comic Book Day 2022 Rach talks to Leon, the organiser of Free Comic Book Day on the 21st – find out more about the day, how you can score your comic book (or two), and who benefits from it!

Art Is Our Perception-06-05-2022 03/05/2022

Art Is Our Perception-06-05-2022

Leon from Greenlight caught up with the team at Radio Southland and shared about our Random Acts of Art today. Check it out below.

Art Is Our Perception-06-05-2022 Lyndal or Darren talk art and interview creative Southlanders.


An exciting list of speakers for tomorrow's TEDxInvercargill. Get your tickets now.

Community invited to punch Covid-19 09/04/2022

Community invited to punch Covid-19

A fun Random Act of Art today in Invercargill by Greenlight. Photos to come.

Community invited to punch Covid-19 An Invercargill man is inviting people to punch Covid-19. Worried about the stressful toll the pandemic has had on the community, Greenlight...

Free Comic Book Day Catalog 24/03/2022

Free Comic Book Day Catalog

Who's looking forward to Free Comic Book Day 2022?

Free Comic Book Day Catalog


Who wants to be part of this? Watch this space!


Greenlight is looking for volunteers who are looking for transformational opportunities to help their community.

If you want to have fun and be part of a great team check out the Seek add for further details and apply.


Greenlight is looking for volunteers who are looking for transformational opportunities to help their community.

If you want to have fun and be part of a great team check out the Seek add for further details and apply.


Happy Christmas from all at Greenlight. We wish all our friends , volunteers and supporters a wonderful Christmas.

Photos from GreenLight Innovations's post 16/12/2021

A wonderful Christmas lunch for our community funded by Pavluber 2021. As always Greenlight are strong supporters of Koha Kai and love making these sort of community connections happen.


Another fabulous Pavluber 2021. Big thanks to all who made this happen and all who ordered.

The biggest one yet as sales were over 250 desserts.

See you next year :)


Another great Pavluber 2021. Drivers are delivering. Exciting stuff.


Pavluber 2021 orders closing at lunch time tomorrow.

Limited supplies remaining, order now or miss out.


Hi team.

Greenlight like all our supporters have been saddened that with the Coronavirus situation we have been unable to run events for you.

Over the last few months we have had to cancel TED talks and our Gala on Gala. We are thankfully still able to host Pavluber for you.

However we are optimistic for the future, we will get through this with kindness and love for each other and Greenlight is really looking forward to events next year to bring smiles and connect us all.

Kia Kaha NZ.

Photos from Koha Kai's post 21/10/2021

We can't wait to bring you Pavluber.


Pavluber is back on the 25th November. Save the date.

Comic heroes gather 15/08/2021

Comic heroes gather

How cool is this!

Comic heroes gather Space troopers and superheroes flew to Invercargill on Saturday in a hunt for a comic book. Hundreds of children, geeks and comic lovers gathered...

Photos from GreenLight Innovations's post 15/08/2021

Such an awesome Free Comic Book Day yesterday. Many hundred's of comic books given out and so many smiles.

A big thanks as always to:

Elizabeth Henry and Mee and Henry Law our wonderful sponsor
Waypoint Comics our supplier
Invercargill City Libraries and Archives for hosting us
The forces of the Galactic empire ie Mark Anthony Egginton and Gretchen.
Lance Eder for his always fun displays,
The Southern Adventurers Guild for the Dungeons and Dragons fun,
Our Wonderful - Super volunteer team, you guys so so rock.
See you all next year for Free Comic Book Day 2022!!


Two days till Free Comic Book Day!!

Greenlight Innovations would like to take a moment to acknowledge our sponsor, Mee & Henry Law Limited and Elizabeth Henry!!

The team at Mee & Henry have been sole sponsor for Free Comic Day for five years and even paid for Ice cream for an entire school one year when the comic books order was late.

Liz indicated that "we (Mee & Henry) are excited to support exposing our city to the literacy opportunities that comic books provide. Our investment into local literacy needs demonstrates our core mission to demonstrate it is all about Me at Mee & Henry Law ..
Please support our sponsor and friend Mee & Henry Law Limited

Photos from GreenLight Innovations's post 11/08/2021

A first for Free Comic Book day this year is that the "Southern Adventurers Guild" are joining us. The Guild is a community for people to play and experience dungeons and dragons.

So come along and find out about Dungeons and Dragons.

How cool is this.

Photos from GreenLight Innovations's post 10/08/2021

We have been informed that the Galactic Empire has heard about Free Comic Book day and are sending a squad of stormtroopers to maintain order. Come see them this Saturday.


9 Days till Free Comic Book Day!!
Are you excited?

Photos from GreenLight Innovations's post 17/07/2021

Awesome Mini Free Comic Book Day today. So much fun and smiles and a great warm up the Our Free Comic Book Day next month.

It was so awesome to do this with the lovely team of South Alive Invercargill. As always thanks to our wonderful sponsor Elizabeth Henry and Mee & Henry Law.


Mini Comic Book Day is two days away. Come down to the POD for a free Comic Book and fun activities from 2 to 4pm.


First, yes you read it right, first Free Comic Book day of the year is next Saturday at the POD.

This is going to kick it.

As always massive thanks to our sponsor Mee & Henry Law and Elizabeth Henry .

Photos from GreenLight Innovations's post 30/06/2021

Sometimes its nice to look back at all the fun projects Greenlight has done.

Finn Hartnett the son of two of our boards members was asked to do a presentation for Hargest on a community organisation he admired.

Who else things this is a great recap of some of the fun things we do at Greenlight?

Good work Finn!


Our friend Elizabeth Henry very deservedly won sports administrator of the year at the Sports Awards last night.

Liz as well as founding Parkrun down in Invers has been a regular funder of many of our projects as well as being the sole funder for Free Comic book day since it started.

Incredible Mahi Liz.

So proud of you.

She did it team! Our Event Director and parkrun champion Liz, took out the ILT Southland Sports Award last night with Administrator of the year!

Join me in congratulating Liz for her hard work, amazing spirit and amazing contribution to our community, and building our beautiful event here in Queens Park. Congrats Liz! 🎉🏆


It's National Volunteer Week and Greenlight would be unable to do all of our projects if we didn't have a fabulous team of volunteers.

You guys rock and are so incredible.

Love you work and your heart.


Leon from Greenlight was recently interviewed by Purposely Podcasts a national media company who in their own words interview "interview inspirational people doing good". Check out the interview in the link below.

Full Line-Up of Free Comic Book Day 2021 Comic Books Announced 26/04/2021

Full Line-Up of Free Comic Book Day 2021 Comic Books Announced

A heads up. Free comic book day 2021 Invercargill is on Saturday 14th August.

Check out the awesome titles.

Full Line-Up of Free Comic Book Day 2021 Comic Books Announced There will be 50 comics available during Free Comic Book Day, including 38 newly announced Silver Sponsor comics!


Happy Easter from all at Greenlight.

Photos from Friends of Ireland NZ's post 17/03/2021

Some photos of our St Pat's Celebration. Great craic was had by all.

Photos from GreenLight Innovations's post 14/03/2021

Our community had a great time at the St Pats Gala and and door counts say we had approximately 700 fun filled people attending.

We will share photos shortly and are so looking forward to the next one. We would like to thank our sponsors who made this possible. Your caring is incredible and we thank you for being part of this great day.

Thanks to:

Land and Water Science

The Harrex Group

HR South

Magners Australia

Southern Transport



Your performance schedule for Saturday for the main stage. Thanks to our talented performers.

GreenLight Innovations

Greenlight Innovations is a registered and incorporated charity.

We organise community and cultural events such as the St Patricks Day Festival Invercargill, Free Comic book Day, Mountain Film Fest, TEDxInvercargill, SBS Bank Gala on Gala & Pavluber.

Our aims are to:

a: Promote and build stronger communities and foster inclusivity.

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