Cemetery information, cemetery plot maps and online cemetery database.
Information about Council provided Community Housing, eligibility criteria and how to apply.
Application forms for Alcohol Licensing, Dog registration, Rates and more.
The Mayor and 10 councillors constitute the governing body of Waitaki District.
Cultural Facility Development, Water supply upgrade, and other projects.
The District Plan sets out the policies and rules to manage the use of land in the area.
Opening hours, swim squad, swim school, timetable and more.
Waitaki lakes camping, Boatramps, Duntroon Domain and Dunback Domain camping grounds.
The Waitaki District is already an established tourist destination with mountains, lakes and rivers as well as Oamaru with its outstanding buildings and history. We are looking for tourism and marketing students who can help to promote both the District and the Council.
The Council operates an internal computer system and uses both cloud and web-based systems. Good business practice means that the Council is always looking for new ways to use these systems to increase both the efficiency and the quality of our services. The Council operates a Microsoft environment with 'Authority' for finance and accounting, 'Hansen' for asset management and 'Hexagon' for GIS.
The Council operates a range of planning and regulatory services and is also jointly responsible for the biodiversity of the District along with the Otago Regional Council and the Department of Conservation.
Waitaki has a growing economy, and there are numerous potential projects and initiatives where a student could take on projects that would be of benefit to existing and potential future businesses.
Corporate services and finance
Like any business, the Council has a wide range of internal business practices and systems and this department offers projects that would suit a business studies, finance or accounting student.
The Council has an internal and external communication team that is responsible for communications with the staff, and between the Council and the District’s communities. The council also wishes to develop the breadth and reach of its social media tools and systems.
The Council is responsible for a wide range of infrastructure and other assets including public gardens, parks, sport fields and play areas, an aquatic centre, sealed and unsealed roads and bridges, both on demand and restricted drinking water supplies and a number of sewage systems as well as historic commercial and community buildings.
The Council is led by a democratically elected political body that develops policy and objectives for the District and provides community leadership.
Possessing a rich and diverse range of outstanding landscapes and buildings, the District is a mecca for filmmakers, and parts of several major films have been produced here including The Lord of the Rings and the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, as well as a number of advertisements.
The Council works in partnership with Film Otago Southland. The District also has a vibrant arts and crafts scene.
You are a student who is passionate, driven and talented; maybe you have an idea for a project that we have not thought of that would be perfect for the Council or our community? So, come on and suggest it to us!
There is no idea that is not worth consideration; you never know we might be able to help you follow your dream, so just try us.