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.
Alps 2 Ocean Joint Committee, elected officials, and official trail partners
celebrated the opening of the new off-road section this weekend. They gathered at
Sailors Cutting campground to watch Mayor for Waitaki, Gary Kircher, Mayor of
Mackenzie, Graham Smith, and Chair of the Alps 2 Ocean Joint Committee, Sally
Jones officially cut the ribbon. Following this, over
150 cyclists took to the trail for the first time.
Sally Jones acknowledged all those who contributed to this section build and
the significance of getting the trail off State Highway 83 to deliver a safer
ride for all to enjoy.
Gary Kircher praised the co-operation involved in the creation of this off-road
section, “It’s a real testament to ongoing inspiration and aspiration that this
trail has got to where it is.”
Graham Smith felt the success of the track was, “a credit to all those involved
in building it.”
Chiefly built by M3 Contracting and finished with barriers and bridges by
Recreation Construction, the new section took five months to build and cost
$1.2 million, the primary funding coming from MBIE, which was matched by other
Kaiwhakahaere of Moeraki Justin Tipa sent blessings from the local iwi and
shared the historical importance of the valley as a traditional food gathering
The section is mostly Grade 2 (easy), with some narrower and steeper 5 Grade 3
Starting at the Sailors Cutting car park on the shores of Lake Benmore, the
16km section combines purpose-built gravel cycle trail with DOC’s Benmore
Peninsula and finishes at the car park above Benmore Dam. The section weaves
through the high country of the Waitaki Lakes District following the Ahuriri
arm of Lake Benmore with deep clear waters and golden tussock providing
Enjoying the preview of the trail, Lyn Menzies loved getting to see a different
part of Lake Benmore you can’t see from the road, “I loved seeing all the
little islands in the lake…It’s going to be an absolute must-do for sure, not
just in New Zealand, it’s a world class bike ride.”