Community Notices

By Admin | Posted: Thursday February 8, 2024

Check out what is happening in our Community!

Squash - My name is Sophie Notman and I am in my last year of High School at Waitaki. Due to injury, I am unable to play my beloved squash so I am coaching juniors this term and potentially next term. Please see the poster attached.

Papakaio 8-Hour Mountain Bike Challenge (Solo/Teams/Kids) - Saturday 17 February, 2024. Entry is $80 per rider. Location - Willow Park, SH83 (10 mins drive out of Oamaru). Register now at - follow us on FB.

Are you interested in joining Tennis, North Otago Tennis offers Hot Shots (for those starting), Junior Development, Senior Interclub, Social Night, Masters, and Representative. Register now Please see the pamphlet below to find out more. 

Harbour Street Jazz & Blues Oamaru Talent Show Saturday 23 March from 10.30am. Open to all genres of music and all ages. Sing or play a musical instrument, Main Stage Harbour Street. Applications to:  (See poster below)

The Oamaru Chinese Association is organising a community potluck event this Chinese New Year to celebrate the Year of the Dragon. We would like to warmly invite families of staff and students in your school who are celebrating Chinese New Year or who are interested in finding out more about this festival to come along and be part of the festivities. Please see Poster below.

Date: 17th of Feb 2024, Saturday, Time: 6pm, Venue: Fenwick School Hall at 25 Arun Street, Oamaru. Please bring a plate to share at the potluck and enjoy the fun and activities. More details in the poster. Angie Chua - Treasurer Oamaru Chinese Association.

St John Cadets - My name is Maree and I am emailing you on behalf of the Aoraki Division of St John Cadets. Our division starts back for 2024 next Monday the 12th and we would love to welcome some new faces! If possible, would you please share the attached poster with your school in your newsletter? The duration is completely up to you as we welcome new cadets all year long. Maree Cadogan | She/Her, Youth Leader, Aoraki Division Hato Hone St John | Aotearoa New Zealand, M 021 243 8071, E

North Otago Hockey - Skill 'n Chill is designed for all players, whether they have played before or not. It is giving the chance for some pre-season training on the turf. This is a self-driven session but we will have Jono Carter at the turf to advise if wanted. Players need to bring along their own gear and mouth guards are compulsory. If there are any questions, please get in touch with me. Aimee Russell, Administrator, North Otago Hockey, PO Box 270, 9400, Oamaru,

In terms of waste in Waitaki, we’ve got to do better, and we’ve got to think of our future. “We do not inherit the earth from our parents, we borrow it from our children.” Hence a new vision for our community is on its way. Have your say! (see poster attached)

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