The Waitaki district stretches all the way from the coastline of the Pacific Ocean almost to the foot of Mt Cook, Aoraki. We are a diverse community that welcomes new residents from throughout New Zealand and all over the world.
Find the latest trail information on the official Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail website
Waitaki District Council is actively involved in protecting our unique biodiversity. Learn more about Council and biodiversity, threats to biodiversity and Council's biodiversity strategy
The Waitaki District Council hosts the formal citizenship ceremonies, with up to 4 citizen ceremonies held during each year.
Information about grants and awards that Waitaki District Council sponsors and supports for individuals and organisations. Find out what funding is available for you or your community group
The Waitaki District Plan sets out the provisions that govern the way land can be used in Waitaki.
Flying of drones are permitted in Waitaki with the right permits and provided Civil Aviation Authority rules are adhered to.
Emergency management in Waitaki District, including information on hazards, emergency planning advice and resources.
Find out what’s on in Waitaki, how to list your event with us and what you need to know about putting on events in the district.
To film in the Waitaki District in public spaces and Council owned property you will need to fill in a filming approval application form.
Before you light a fire, check it’s safe
Freedom camping is a popular choice for locals and tourists alike, and we welcome you to explore everything our District has to offer. Check here for rules and guidelines around responsible freedom camping in Waitaki.
Information about how to protect heritage places in the Waitaki district
The Waitaki District Council Road Safety Co-ordinator is responsible for managing and coordinating road safety activities, educating and shaping the behaviour of road users.
Stronger Waitaki is a community project with a focus on community safety, community development, community health and well-being.
The Waitaki District Council maintains numerous street trees around the Waitaki District in line with the Waitaki Council Policy on Trees.
Explore the Waitaki. A land of geological and cultural marvels steeped in ancient history.