Community Notices

By Admin | Posted: Thursday May 23, 2024

Check out what's happening in the school holidays....

On behalf of the Waitaki District Youth Council we are taking part on getting the Youths voice in the Waitaki District, we are partnering with Y (Old YMCA Organisation). This is the perfect time for us to spread the word with our youth at Waitaki Boys' and make sure our District Council can improve on what we need more in the District for the youth. Down below are the links for the surveys.


2024 Youth Survey: Part I - AttitudesTake The Y's Youth Survey and be in to win 1 of 10 $100 Prezzy cards!www.surveymonkey.comEducation & Employment: Youth Survey: Part 2 - Education & Employment

Take The Y's Youth Survey and be in to win 1 of 10 $100 Prezzy cards!


Please complete these surveys.Youth Survey 2024 is an opportunity for taiohi living in Ashburton, Mackenzie, Timaru, Waimate, and Waitaki districts to have their say about what life is like for them.

Survey results are shared with local government, health, education, social and community sectors so they can take note of the data and use it in planning programmes and services.

There are three parts:
Attitudes >
Education & Employment >
Wellbeing >

Youth 2024 Survey - Check out this Link  - Be in to win 1 of 10 $100 Prezzy cards. Do all 3 survey parts for 3 entries.

Road Safety Promotion

Attached is a poster outlining details for a competition I am running for Road safety week…. There is a prize category for schools…… you could win a $200 prize voucher which could be used for your school van service or any other road safety related things!

It is simple to enter – using your school facebook page or your own one go to my

And find the post with competition details and write in the comments, what the school does for Road safety…… - Our Year 6 students work on the school patrol to help everyone cross the road safely, Or your school might be doing something for road safety week eg. “We are doing some kerb drill education with our juniors - Stop, Look, Listen, Decide. Or Our students wear Hi Viz bus vests , etc, etc…. and please could the school share my competition via the school page. The idea around the competition is that everyone can “Be A Road Safety Hero” …. By being responsible when on or near the roads

Pass this on to teachers - if you think they might use it for road safety week – classes could enter via school Facebook page. It runs from 17th May – 31st May.

You and your families can enter too!


Carrie Hamilton

Road Safety Promotion and Education Coordinator

Roller Disco!

Friday 24 May at the Rec Centre, 6-8 pm, $10 entry, $5 skate hire (limited sizes available), all ages welcome! Cash only.

Creche – Rec Centre

This is a service for parents who would like to attend a morning class or work out in the weights room, while knowing that their children are being well looked after just down the hallway!
When: Mon - Fri - 10-11.30 am; Sat 9 am-12 pm
Where: In the kitchen/meeting room
Price: $3.00 per child, per creche session
(family discounts available - see office)

Rec Centre 6 am Bootcamp

Boot camp time! 10 weeks – Tues / Thurs 6-7 am. Suitable for all levels!
Runs continuously - you can join at any time! Casuals also welcome!
Waitaki Community Recreation Centre. Register Now!
Members $105 / Non-members $190

Community Science Day - Sunday 19 May 11.00 am – 4.00 pm - Wetlands Road near the ORC Reserve, Goodwood, North of Waikouaiti. Come and discover the opportunities there are for you to contribute to the well-being of your community through fun and engaging community science activities. Activities: Learn what is in our local streams and rivers. Find out about your local birds and join the experts on a walk 1-2 pm. Watch a possum and mustelid trapping demonstration. Snacks provided: There’ll be a BBQ onsite, and Cup & Cone will be serving
real fruit ice cream, smoothies and hot drinks. Parking: Around 10 spaces will be available at the end of Wetlands Road otherwise please parallel park along Wetlands Road. For more details and to RSVP, please contact: Soraya Engelken  

022 452 3818

Meadowbank FC Quiz Night Fundraiser - Tuesday 2 July at 7pm at the North Star - Registration: / $10 per person