A number of roads are still closed and under caution across Waitaki due to slips and flood damage. Please comply with all road signage and advisories.
Our Vision: Waitaki - The Best Place to be!
The Stronger Waitaki project is a whole-of-community project with a focus on community safety and community development. This includes community health and well-being. The project was initiated as a way to identify and respond to the key community safety priorities for the Waitaki District. We are a coalition that provides a mechanism for the community to work together to maximise resources and expertise and build community resilience.
Stronger Waitaki is a Council and Community initiative which is coordinated and managed by our Community Development Team. Stronger Waitaki promotes and values diversity in all of its forms. We strive to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is a normalised concept, not an initiative. Different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger, more creative environment delivering better results.
Whāia e koe te iti kahurangi. Ki te tuohu me he maunga teitei (Seek the treasures of your heart, if you bow, let it be to a lofty mountain).
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Waitaki District was officially designated as an International Safe Community in a special ceremony on 18 March 2013 at the Oamaru Opera House. The ceremony welcomed representatives from the local community to celebrate the achievement of this milestone in the district's journey to becoming a safe place in which to live, work and play.
Waitaki was reaccredited as a Safe Community in December 2020.
Throughout the year Stronger Waitaki identifies potential funding and grants opportunities for the community which will be published on the Stronger Waitaki Funding web page on a regular basis. This initiative has been developed by the Waitaki District Council to support our people, families, community groups and service providers especially those impacted by COVID-19.
Waitaki Community Development Manager (Helen Algar)
Address: 102 Thames Street, Oamaru
Post: 100 Thames Street, Oamaru
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Website: Safer Waitaki website
We have a diverse range of groups and organisations in the Waitaki area that deliver social services.
Link: Community Directories
Check out Waitaki community events on the Community Noticeboard