POWA

The Waikouaiti River is the River of the Month

July 2015 Newsletter

2015 Amenities & Services Directory

Name the cockatiels 25 August 2015

POWA Editor:

Sonya Billyard

powa.ed@gmail.com

POWA Community Worker:

Lorna McMullan

powa.office@gmail.com

Ph 03 465 8426

Event Centre Bookings

Ph 021 236 4442

eoec.info.bookings@gmail.com

Coming Events

POWA QUIZ NIGHT 

MONDAY 3 AUGUST 

Register a team at 

powa.office@gmail.co.nz

FUNDRAISER - New Medical Centre – Palmerston

Faulty Towers theatre show

NEWS FLASH...due to the unimagined success of the Highlanders, and the subsequent home game this weekend, the Faulty Towers show has been POSTPONED until Friday 21 August at 7.30pm at the Events Centre, Waikouaiti.

Tickets available at Waihemo Pharmacy, Palmerston  or The Pharmacy Depot, Waikouaiti.







Welcome to Waikouaiti!

Waikouaiti and Karitane are located half an hours scenic drive from Dunedin City on the East Coast of the South Island. Oral Maori tradition places Waitaha settlement of the area prior to the 15th Century. A Whaling Station was established in 1830 at the Mouth of the Waikouaiti River and then in 1840 Johnny Jones set about establishing the first official agricultural settlement in Otago. In the 1858 Gold Rush, prospectors from all over the world swarmed ashore from Port Waikouaiti. Today the area is a haven for fishing, surfing, boating, golfing, tramping, horse riding, kayaking, biking, bird and wildlife watching. 


Google Map

Local weather and tides: http://www.windfinder.com/tide/waikouaiti

Huirapa Marae is the Kai Tahu (Mana Whenua of the area) Marae, which is situated at Puketeraki overlooking Karitane. The marae is very active and contributes a great deal to the community. It is frequently used by groups from outside the area for marae visits.

Waikouaiti's population has remained stable over the last 10 years. Waikouaiti has a Community Centre (Events Centre), a primary school with a roll of 90 (2010), fire station, police station, doctors' rooms, library, a, veterinarian, boarding kennels, a golf club, a DCC landfill, rugby club, camping ground, holiday accommodation, fantastic beach, a grassy Domain, a lagoon, river, museum and a racecourse. These contribute to the lives of Waikouaiti's residents, and volunteer working groups that have formed. 

Waikouaiti's location on State Highway One contributes to the township's commercial activity. Businesses here include a grocery store, market gardens and horticulture, a bakery, butcher, saddler, hardware store, garages, a fish and chip shop, second hand stores, hotel, a cafe, clothing store, and art gallery. Waikouaiti also has a large egg producing poultry farm. Waikouaiti also serves a service centre for the nearby Oceana Gold Mine.




 

 

 

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