Waimate

Forecast fine for March Hare rally

Waimate will be humming _ literally _ this weekend. Hundreds of motorbikes will be riding into town for the 30th March Hare Rally. The event,...

Nine records splashed

Nine records were smashed at Waimate High School's annual swimming sports last week. Year 11 pupil Tandia Gooch broke no fewer than six senior girls'...

Farmer promises more horror

Studholme is an unlikely place for a visitor attraction. But thanks to farmer Rory Foley, that is exactly what it has become each summer since...

Fire appeal reaches $70,000

Monday, August 10 More than $70,000 in donations have been made to a pair of funds set up in the wake of the fire that...

Sports centre wins $500k

A Lottery Community Facilities Fund grant of $500,000 has been secured by the Waimate District Council for the Waimate District Community Complex project. Work on...

Work at racecourse remains on hold

Construction work at the storm-damaged Waimate Racecourse is still on hold, with the Waimate District Council having not yet received building consent applications. In September...

Final go-ahead for Waimate Stadium

Construction work on the Waimate District Community Complex, also known as Waimate Stadium, is set to begin within six months. At its meeting on February...

Councillor resigns in frustration

A Waimate district councillor has resigned from his post, citing frustration about council processes and a lack of engagement with the rural community. Stuart Thomson's...

Dust policy adopted

A Dust Suppression Sealing Policy has been has been accepted by the Waimate District Council, but may not be adopted without recommended changes. The policy...

Big lift in Waimate 50 gate takings expected

The Waimate 50 was a massive success, according to chairman Rob Aikman. While Mr Aikman is unsure at this stage of exactly how much money...

Third time in Waimate 50 for Gareth O’Hara

Among North Otago drivers competing in this weekend's Waimate 50 is Gareth O'Hara who is lining up for the third time in the event. He...

Waimate 50 entries still open

The Waimate 50 organising committee are still accepting entries for this weekend's racing event and collectively entries are up on last year. Rob Aikman said...

Kirk memories on display in Waimate

The Waimate Museum's current display is focusing on the connections former Prime Minister, Norman Kirk, had with Waimate. The display includes a map showing the...

Top shearers converge on Waimate for weekend

The Waimate Shears were deemed an overwhelming success, according to executive officer Eileen Smith. The event has been around for 47 years and although it's...

Oamaru man returning for Waimate 50

Oamaru's Aiden Omnet is coming home to compete in the Waimate 50 at Labour weekend on October 25 and 26. Omnet will drive a Toyota...
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