Ko Puketapu te mauka - Southern Gateway to the Geopark


Presented by the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark. 

Join us for a presention by the Puketapu Community Trust to learn more about the Waihemo ward of the Waitaki District, and the projects the Puketapu Community Trust is working on to realise the potential of the area’s natural and man-made assets. Current projects are:

  • a new all-year-round track to the summit of Puketapu;
  • the return of the Palmerston Town Hall to community ownership and use;
  • continuing oral history recordings of local identities.

The Puketapu Community Trust has eight trustees and several advisers. We aim to improve living in this community by:

  • re-invigorating neglected activities and cultural infrastructure
  • preserving and promoting the best features of Waihemo to develop community pride
  • improving the visitor experience — for more than a “pee and a pie”.

We hope to achieve this by creating a future in which everyone benefits from our bi-cultural inheritance.

The event is part of the Waitaki Whitestone Geopark's monthly public talk series.

E ngā mana - Recognising the mana
E ngā reo - and voice
E ngā tangata o te motu - of the people of this place

This event will take place under strict Covid-19 Alert Level rules.
Please note the change of venue to the Scottish Hall (10 Tyne Street, Ōamaru) to allow for appropriate social distancing. 

Maximum audience will be 50 people

According to the Alert Level 2 rules, if you go to an event, you legally must keep 1 metre apart from people you do not know. We encourage you to wear a face covering if physical distancing is difficult. 

Seats will be spaced 2m apart.

We ask you to sign in either by using the NZ COVID Tracer app or by providing your details on a record-keeping form. 

If you are feeling unwell, stay home and call Healthline or your doctor for advice. Even if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19, you should still stay home if you are feeling unwell. 


  • Thursday, 16 September 2021 | 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Scottish Hall, 10 Tyne Street, Oamaru 9400  View Map

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