Additional funding sought for Observatory Retirement Village

The shortage of care beds in Oamaru could be lessened if Council approves a request made by the Observatory Retirement Village Trust, responsible for the construction of the retirement village, to loan an additional $3.5 million so that the Trust can make an immediate start to Stage Two of the project that will see an

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$600,000 for Waitaki Cultural Facility

$600,000 for Waitaki Cultural FacilityThe Otago Community Trust is pleased to announce that Trustees approved a $600,000 donation last week to support the Waitaki District Council with the development of the new Waitaki Cultural Facility. The multimillion-dollar project for the new cultural facility in Oamaru will see the amalgamation of the Forrester Gallery, North Otago

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Additional funding sought for Observatory Retirement Village

Additional funding sought for Observatory Retirement Village The shortage of care beds in Oamaru could be lessened if Council approves a request made by the Observatory Retirement Village Trust, responsible for the construction of the retirement village, to loan an additional $3.5 million so that the Trust can make an immediate start to Stage Two

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New public recycling bins installed in Oamaru

A new three-bin recycling unit has been installed near the bike skills park at Friendly Bay in Oamaru. The new bins follows a request from the Whitestone Civic Trust for more rubbish bins in the historic precinct and requests from overseas visitors for recycling facilities in the town. Waitaki Resource Recovery Trust (WRRT) manager Dave

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Oamaru’s ‘gem’ continues to flourish

A gem of Oamaru, the Oamaru harbour area development is set to continue with expressions of interest being sought to construct visitor accommodation. The popular area has seen considerable development over recent years, including the creation of a Steampunk-themed children’s playground, a café, and more recently, the opening of a bike skills park specifically targeting

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‘Man of Action’ appointed Chief Executive’Man of Action’ appointed Chief Executive

Following a four month process searching for a new Chief Executive Officer for the Waitaki District Council, a decision was made today to formally appoint the successful candidate to the role.  From an initial pool of 72 applicants, Mayor Gary Kircher has announced that Councillors have unanimously endorsed the appointment of Mr Fergus Power to

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Otago residential property investors at risk of fines

Otago residential property investors at risk of fines Otago Mum and Dad property investors are being urged to understand the new rules in dealing with asbestos or risk a costly fine. Under new WorkSafe legislation, the updated Management and Removal of Asbestos Act, rental property owners are now responsible for identifying and dealing with asbestos

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Herbert and Hampden Water Supply Upgrade Contract Awarded

Work to upgrade the Herbert and Hampden drinking water supplies to meet National Drinking Water Standards will soon be underway. The contract to construct a new water pipeline supplying drinking water from the Oamaru water treatment plant to residents in Hampden, Herbert, Waianakarua and Moeraki has been awarded to Whitestone Contracting Ltd for $4.8m. Assets

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Oamaru Adventure Park Report

​​​The ‘Oamaru Adventure Park Report’, commissioned by Council, describes how the local economy could be boosted by creating business ventures such as a zipline in the Oamaru harbour area. The 69-page report includes comprehensive information on the Waitaki district, including information on current visitor numbers (both nationally and locally), visitor nights, existing tourist attractions and

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