Council Controlled Organisations

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A Council Controlled Organisation (CCO) is a company or organisation in which Council, or a number of councils, hold 50% or more of the voting rights, or can appoint 50% or more of the trustees, directors or managers. Council engages in this form of partnership where it provides advantages for a more effective, efficient and financially viable means of delivering services.  ​We have four subsidiaries:

  • ​Omarama Airfield Limited 
  • Tourism Waitaki Ltd (formerly known as Waitaki Development Board)​
  • ​​Waitaki District Health Services Limited​​​​​
  • Whitestone Contracting Limited

​​Omarama Airfield Limited

Omarama Airfield contributes to our outcome of providing and enabling services and facilities so people want to stay and move here. The principal objective of the company is to provide airfield facilities to support flying​ activities and opportunities in the Omarama area through ​:

  • Public access to airfield facilities
  • Recreational flying activities 
  • Commercial operations
  • Competitions and events

Bill Gordon (Chair), Hugh Cameron, Terry Jones, Peter McKenzie (Directors)​​

To​urism Waitaki​

​Our primary objective for Tourism ​Waitaki is to advance tourism within the district by fostering a positive, diverse, sustainable and growing tourism sector. For more information please visit To​urism Waitaki w​​​ebsite​.

Tourism Waitaki contributes to the following outcomes: 

  • Enabling opportunities for new and existing business 
  • Providing and enabling services and facilities so people want to stay and move here 
  • Waitaki’s distinctive environment is valuing and protecting.

Mike McElhinney (Acting Chair), Marcus Brown, Adair Craik, James Glucksman​

Waitaki Distri​ct Health Care Limited 

T​he principal objective of the company is to operate a successful healthcare business by providing infrastructure and services to meet the healthcare needs of the district’s community. For more information please visit ​Oamaru hospital​ website​.

Waitaki District Health Services contributes to the following Council Outcomes:

  • We providing and enabling services and facilities so people want to stay and move here
  • ​​Maintaing the safest community we can

George Berry (Chair), Ian Hurst, Ken Scott, Chris Swann, Jim Reid (Directors)​ ​​​​​

​Whitestone Contracting Limited

The principal objective of Whitestone is to operate as a s​​​​uccessful business and grow shareholder wealth. Whitestone has a vision to be a reputable and trusted contractor thereby providing a financial return on investment to its shareholder commensurate with risk, t​hereby benefitting the region. For more information please visit ​Whitestone C​ontracting website​.

Whitestone contributes to the following Council outcomes: 

  • Providing and enabling services and facilities so people want to stay and move here 
  • Enabling opportunities for new and existing businesses​

​​John Walker(Chair), Michael de Buyzer, Peter Rowell, Steve Thompson (Directors)​​

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