South Island Colgate Games 2022 | 3 WELCOME FROM THE MAYOR OF INVERCARGILL It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Invercargill and to the 2022 South Island Colgate Games. For more than 40 years, cities throughout New Zealand have welcomed young athletes with open arms in order for them to compete in this iconic event. Such an occasion cannot happen without a great deal of work behind the scenes, and I believe that none of us will underestimate the amount of mahi that has gone into organising the games in these particular circumstances. It is our hope that you will do your best, make new friends and have a lot of fun while you are here. Our beautiful Queens Park, the thrilling Splash Palace, our wonderful ILT Stadium Southland and the many other wonderful attractions around Southland are all waiting for you. We hope your time here is one you remember always, and that you experience the very best of the warm hospitality that the South is famous for. Ngā mihi nui, His Worship the Mayor Sir Tim Shadbolt