About Us

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Waitaki Rocks! What’s not to love about a place where you can be in the ocean or heading into the mountains within half an hour, where weekends are spent biking, hiking, rock climbing or lying around eating the best cheese in New Zealand?



Waitaki is one of New Zealand’s most vibrant on-the-grow districts and home to great lakes, ski fields, cycle trails, epic tramping, fishing and hunting, surf beaches and so much more. Award-winning restaurants, wineries, craft breweries, Steampunk and Oamaru’s fascinating Victorian Precinct will be at your doorstep, along with Aotearoa’s longest national heartland cycleway (the Alps to Ocean) and the fabulous Waitaki Whitestone Geopark. Add to this affordable housing, great schools and a real sense of community with no traffic jams!



We offer a comprehensive range of benefits including discounts at the local pool and various stores around Oamaru; wellness checks and other great health and wellbeing initiatives; free group income protection; active social club; ability to access local government’s provider for KiwiSaver and so much more.

You will also receive ongoing training and professional development opportunities to ensure you are the best you can be.



Our vision and values


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