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.
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.
The Community Development Safer Waitaki is a community project with a focus on community safety, community development, community health and well-being.
Information about the grants and awards Waitaki District Council sponsors and supports for individuals and organisations. Find out what funding is available to you or your community group
The Waitaki District Plan sets out the provisions that govern the use of land and shapes the future of what can be done with the district council land.
The Waitaki District Council allows flying of drones provided the 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.
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.
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.
The Waitaki District Council maintains numerous street trees around the Waitaki District in line with the Waitaki Council Policy on Trees.
Waitaki District Council
Oamaru: 20 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400
Waihemo: 54 Tiverton Street, Palmerston 9430
Mail: Private Bag 50058, Oamaru 9444
Phone: 03 433 0300