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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Creative Communities Scheme
The Creative Communities Scheme assessment committee met recently to assess applications.
Friday, 9 March 2012
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.
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).
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Council plans to improve unsealed road conditions
Waitaki District Council and Whitestone Contracting Ltd have completed a maintenance review of the unsealed roading network.
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.
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.