$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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Public want extra spending on district’s roads

Following a two-week consultation asking the public whether more money, less money or the same money should be spent on Waitaki’s roads, the majority of respondents believe more money should be spent to keep up with the increasing demand being placed on the district’s roading network. Roading Manager Michael Voss says almost 70 people expressed

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Keeping warm?

We had a recent day out on the train for the Taieri Gorge Railway Trip to Pukerangi (photo above), it was a beautiful journey through gently falling snow with snowball fights at the top. Well worth the cost of the trip! A regular rail trip from Oamaru to Dunedin could be on the cards and

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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 Telegram Issue 351

The Oamaru Net has come a long way since its launch about 7 months ago. We have now integrated the ‘Oamaru Telegram’ into the site ‘oamaru.net.nz’, giving locals a place to find news and information about Oamaru and its clubs and businesses. Local businesses without an online presence – that are advertising in the ‘Oamaru

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Time for public to comment on roading investment

Time for public to comment on roading investmentCouncil is seeking public feedback on whether investment in Waitaki’s roads should increase, remain the same or decrease. It comes at a critical time when increasing demand is being placed on Waitaki’s roading network, especially rural roads, and Roading Manager Michael Voss is encouraging people to have a

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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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NEW TRANSFER STATION WELCOMED IN OAMARU

New facility for disposing waste opens to the public on 22 April 2017 21 April 2017: The opening of the new Waste Management NZ refuse transfer station (RTS) in Oamaru was celebrated today, with district leaders welcoming it as a key part of meeting local waste management needs. The facility will open to the public

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