Waimate

Multisport event hopes high

The Whitehorse Big Easy is back for 2019. In its third year, organisers of the Waimate multisport event hope to attract more than 500 competitors,...

Craft brewing set to return to Waimate

Friendship, drive and a shared passion for craft beer are the key ingredients that will be used to create what is believed to be...

Vintage car club sharing its skills

A Waimate Vintage Car Club initiative aims to get the town's young people familiar with basic car maintenance, a skill the club believes will...

Top skaters in Waimate

Waimate was inundated with champion skaters on Saturday. Timaru's Bill and Cheryl Begg were the forces behind the huge international meeting of inline speed skaters...

Course work on track

It is hoped construction work at the storm-damaged Waimate Racecourse will be completed by the end of the year, with a view to racing...

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...
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