New to the Waitaki district?


Congratulations on choosing Waitaki District as your new home. Waitaki is a diverse community that welcomes new residents from throughout New Zealand and all over the world.

When you are new to Waitaki there is a lot to learn about your new district like finding a library, where the nearest playground is, or maybe you want to get to know people.

Here is some useful information and website links which will help you settle in to your new community.


What to see and do in the Waitaki District

Tourism Waitaki has a lot of information on things to do and see in the Waitaki District. Please visit the Tourism Waitaki website for more information including the contact details for the Oamaru Information Centre.

Waitaki Newcomers Network

The Newcomers Network was established through the Waitaki Multicultural Council to welcome people to North Otago. They hold regular gatherings, covering a variety of interests. The details can be obtained by contacting the Waitaki Newcomers Network

Local community information

We have a diverse range of groups and organisations in the Waitaki area that deliver social services. You can search the Citizens Advice Bureau Community Directory to find them.

If you'd like a copy of the Community Directory call the Citizens Advice Bureau on 0800 367 222 or call in to see them in the Waitaki District Community House, 100 Thames Street, Oamaru.