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Waitaki District Council
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The Waitaki District lies in North Otago, in the South Island of New Zealand. The district incorporates the Ahuriri/Corriedale and Waihemo wards. The district reaches inland from the Waitaki River mouth, up the Waitaki River Valley, through Ohau to the top of the Ahuriri River Valley. It extends south down the east coast beyond Palmerston to Flag Swamp. 

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Friday, 9 November 2012
Views sought for development of Otago Digital Strategy As part of the preparation of an Otago-wide Digital Strategy, Waitaki residents and businesses are being invited to explain their future internet, digital skills and service needs to help make the District a great place to live, work and play. 298 views

Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Council seeks suggestions for parks and reserves The Waitaki District Council is seeking suggestions from the community until Friday 30 November to help with the development of a Draft Waitaki District Parks and Reserves Management Plan. 286 views

Saturday, 18 August 2012
Otago Councils agree to joint approach on earthquake prone buildings The Otago Mayoral Forum today agreed to investigate the development of a common set of principles and joint working arrangements to earthquake prone buildings. 253 views

French printmaker's of 19th century to be exhibited On Saturday, 18 August Oamaru’s Forrester Gallery will welcome artworks from some of the most renowned French artists of the 19th Century. 350 views

Tuesday, 19 June 2012
Dog attack highlights issue of dogs not being controlled by owners A dog attack on an elderly woman in Oamaru yesterday has highlighted the issue of owners needing to ensure their dogs are kept under control, which the Waitaki District Council has been focusing on in recent months. 313 views

Tuesday, 12 June 2012
Award-winning illustrator to visit Forrester Gallery Award-winning Dunedin illustrator David Elliot will be at the Forrester Gallery on Friday 6 July as part of the Gallery’s current exhibition The Making of the Word Witch. 364 views

Wednesday, 6 June 2012
Grant for developing sport partnership Waitaki District Council and Sport Waitaki have been successful in obtaining a grant of $90,000 from Sport NZ over three years to set up a ‘sport partnership’ based around Centennial Park and the Recreation Centre. 316 views

Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Drop – Cover - Hold At 9:26am on Wednesday 26 September the Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management  aim to have one million participants in New Zealand taking part in ‘ShakeOut’, which is the first national earthquake drill of its type to be held nationwide in any country. 333 views

Friday, 11 May 2012
Council to consider $250,000 rates reduction from road maintenance contract Council will debate a recommendation to reduce the amount of rates collected for roading by $250,000 for 2012/13 at a meeting on 29 May 2012. 241 views

Monday, 7 May 2012
Recipients of Community Group Grants announced The Waitaki District Council Grants and Awards sub-committee approved $15,000 in grants to community groups at its recent meeting. 261 views

Tuesday, 1 May 2012
2012-22 Draft Long Term Plan and 45 South Television Waitaki residents will have an opportunity to take part in a live, televised discussion with Councillors on the draft 2012-22 long term plan, this Friday, 4 May. 399 views

Tuesday, 24 April 2012
New Opera House director appointed Council is pleased to announce that Megan Peacock-Coyle will begin the position of Oamaru Opera House Director from 14 May 2012. 418 views

Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Consultation begins on Council's draft ten year plan The Waitaki District Council’s plans for the coming ten years were released for public consultation yesterday, with the opportunity for people to make submissions to the draft Plan available until 5pm Friday, 11 May. 216 views

Creative Communities Scheme The Creative Communities Scheme assessment committee met recently to assess applications. 219 views

Friday, 9 March 2012
Missing Banking A batch of bank deposits has been reported missing between the Waihemo Service Centre and Council’s bank, Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), Oamaru on 28 February. 399 views

Tuesday, 6 March 2012
North Otago Museum celebrates Race Relations Day with a new exhibition Shoes from around the world feature in a new exhibition at the North Otago Museum which celebrates Race Relations Day (21 March). 395 views

Wednesday, 22 February 2012
Restoration of Historic Friendly Bay Rail Footbridge in the Oamaru Harbour Precinct A working bee of 19 volunteer builders will be on site Saturday March 3rd to carry out the first stage of the restoration of the Friendly Bay Rail Footbridge in the Oamaru Harbour Precinct. 395 views

Friday, 17 February 2012
Changes to Oamaru parking fees and times Fees for metered and permitted parking in Oamaru will rise on the 1st of March as a result of a review on parking conducted late last year. 345 views

Thursday, 9 February 2012
Review of Dangerous, Insanitary and Earthquake Prone Buildings Policy Next Tuesday, 14 February, Council’s Committee of the Whole will discuss the review of the Council’s Dangerous, Insanitary and Earthquake Prone Building’s Policy (2006). 246 views

Council to debate future services and costs On14 February, Council will confirm the potential rates rise for 2012/13 as part of the 2012-22 Draft Long Term Plan. 216 views

Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Breakneck Road Bridge replacement begins Work to replace the Breakneck Road Bridge, which crosses the Waianakarua River at Graves Dam, is due to begin at the end of February and be completed by the end of June. 218 views

Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Free refresher workshop for older drivers Older drivers in Waitaki will have an opportunity to refresh their driving skills and update their knowledge of the road rules this year through free workshops offered as part of a local road safety initiative. 223 views

Thursday, 15 December 2011
Steampunk Exhibition at the North Otago Museum 17 August to 13 March 2012 New costumes have arrived at the North Otago Museum to be featured in Steampunk: Fabulous Fashions, Original Inspiration. 387 views

Mobility Scooter Course Older residents were given the opportunity to trial a variety of mobility scooters at an initiative held at Waitaki Boys High School. 301 views

Wednesday, 14 December 2011
Pedestrian barrier erected for safe passage Waitaki District Council has responded to a complaint from a member of the public in regards to a dislodged piece of masonry from the old Junction hotel. 285 views

Thursday, 1 December 2011
Oamaru Courthouse Strengthening Waitaki District Council will have an informal discussion next Tuesday in response to the Ministry of Justice’s announcement to temporarily close the Oamaru and Balclutha courthouses for earthquake strengthening. 315 views

Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Council secures Biodiversity Advice Funding for local coordinator A local Biodiversity Coordinator is closer to being appointed following the signing of a Deed of Grant of Funds by Council’s Chief Executive, Michael Ross. 233 views

Council plans to improve unsealed road conditions Waitaki District Council and Whitestone Contracting Ltd have completed a maintenance review of the unsealed roading network. 217 views

Monday, 31 October 2011
Council strengthens International ties with United States Council takes great pleasure in welcoming Mr Eric Johnson City Administrator City of Blue Springs, Missouri to the District this week. 230 views

Thursday, 20 October 2011
Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust Insurance The Oamaru Whitestone Civic Trust (OWCT) has confirmed on-going fire insurance for its buildings, including the Criterion Hotel and Loan and Mercantile building, in the Victorian Precinct of Oamaru. 262 views

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