I have been to Invercargill a couple times. I have to admit "Roaring" would not be a word I would use to describe the town . But also I was staying at the Youth Hostel and basically was there on my way to Stewart Island (once by ferry, once by plane), so I did not really get to know the place.
Both times were around Christmas, so the weather was quite nice (that is, the storms were warmer -- that plane ride to Stewart Island was one of the craziest landings I have experienced! We had to take the ferry back to Bluff.)
But welcome again!
At least with LF landscape, a bad day of photography can still be a good day of exercise.