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Waitaki Multicultural Council

 

"People in Harmony"
"Bringing Communities Together"

 

Website: https://www.newcomers.co.nz/regions/otago/waitaki-oamaru/

Safer Waitaki: https://www.saferwaitaki.co.nz/

 

Physical Address: Abacus House, 102 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400
Postal:
PO Box 528, Oamaru 9444
Phone:
(03) 434 7544

 

    Chairperson: Maria Buldain
    Mobile: 021 066 5143
    Email: marianoelbuldain@gmail.com

    Vice Chairperson: Robert Christiaan Roodnat

    Secretary: Socorro Laraga

    Treasurer: Kaliopeta Talanoa Palu

 

    Waitaki Newcomers Network &

    Migrant Support Coordinator: Christine Dorsey   
    Phone: (03) 434 7544
    Mobile: (027) 2428 643
    Email: waitaki@newcomers.co.nz

 

Committee:

Cecilia Baxter
Inday Lucrecia
Anne Vechi-Torres
Birendra Datt 
Tarika Handa
Tie Jian
Fanua Periera
Helen Algar
Sandra Tonkin
Christine Dorsey
Enrico Stephan

 

 

 
 

About Waitaki

  • The Waitaki district, in the Canterbury and Otago regions of New Zealand, straddles the traditional border between the two regions, the Waitaki River.
  • It has a land area of 7,151.94 km² (2,761.38 sq mi), divided 59.28% to Canterbury Region and 40.72% to Otago Region.
  • It is the only district in the South Island that is divided between two regions. A major reason for this split was the governance of the Waitaki River which forms a political boundary between Canterbury and Otago. With major hydro schemes on this river it was decided to place the entire catchment in one administrative region, thus forming the split. Some people who fall into the Canterbury Region of Waitaki District still regard themselves as part of Otago, and attempts have been made in the past to change the boundary.
  • The district, which is agricultural by nature, comprises the wide alluvial fan of the river, and runs inland along the banks of the river, this forming a roughly triangular region. The population is 20,900 (June 2011 estimate), Oamaru (in Otago) is the largest town in the district.
  • The Waitaki District is made up of the former Waitaki County, Waihemo County and Oamaru Borough, which were merged in 1989. It is governed by the Waitaki District Council.
 
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