Community Notices

By Admin | Posted: Wednesday March 27, 2024

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

Waitaki District Youth Council are running an Outdoor Movie Night, on Friday 19 April, postponed date Saturday 20 April. At the Oamaru Gardens band Rotunda area, 6pm.

All Welcome, a gold coin donation for the Heart Foundation.

April Holiday Programme - School Years 2 to 7

Designed for kids in school Years 3 to 6, including talented Year 2's and fresh Year 7's, our programme offers a dynamic blend of basketball season preparation coaching, entertainment, and skill development. Led by experienced coaches, our emphasis is on fun and engaging activities that enhance basketball skills while instilling important in-game strategies. Whether your child is a seasoned player or just starting out, our programme caters to all skill levels with a memorable and rewarding basketball experience. (Social tile/Poster attached)


Oamaru: - Monday 15 & 22 April - 9am to 12pm @ Rec Centre Register via link below:

April Holiday Clinic - School Years 7 to 11
Designed for kids in school Years 8 to 11, including talented Year 7's. Prepare for the basketball season with our intensive coaching sessions focused on skill development leading into immersive game experiences. Players will have the opportunity to exploit defences, showcase their abilities, and boost their confidence as they approach the basketball season. (Social tile/Poster attached)


Oamaru: -Monday 15 & 22 April, 1pm to 4pm @ Rec Centre
Register via link below:

Oamaru Athletic Marist Rugby Football Club - Registrations still open for the 2024 Season. Register at - Free subs for all junior grades. Free boots, shorts and socks for Under 7s signing up to play for the first time.

Herbert Forest Walking Tracks Open Day Sunday 21st April - Guided Walks through Swallows and Podocarp Tracks (1-4hrs), bring water, snacks, and sturdy footwear or boots. Meet from 10 am on Middle Ridge Rd/Queens Rd junction in Herbert Forest – follow signs from SH1 Breakneck Rd turnoff. North Otago Tramping and Mountaineering Club Inc.

April School Holidays Junior Baller’s Clinic 22-24 April


Monday 22 April, Tuesday 23 April and Wednesday 24 April


  • 12noon - 1.30 pm: Years 4-6 only
  • 1.30 pm - 3.00 pm: Years 7-8 only

Venue: Edgar Centre, Portsmouth Drive, Dunedin. Cost: $25.00 per child per day

Register online:

Contact email: 

Squash - Junior Squash Coaching is happening Term 1 Wednesday's 3:30-4:30 down at the Oamaru Squash and Badminton Club. It's $2 a session and racquets are provided. Just turn up with clean sports shoes. 

Awamoa Football Club has opened up registrations for the season. They're open now until March 31st.
More information can be found on our Facebook page or by contacting the Club President Lee on 0210709857.

Calling all young musicians and singers - The Penguin Club in Oamaru is opening its stage to all young singers, budding musicians, and garage bands from ages 11-18 to showcase their talent on Mother's Day Sunday 12th May at 2 pm (adult helpers allowed). Please email Jen at if you are interested or would like more information. Come along, become a youth member, and practice your acts on Mondays anytime from 6 pm - 8 pm.

Waitaki Event Centre Trust Kids Disco Night - Friday 12 April at the Loan and Merc, Harbour Street, Oamaru.

One Night - Two Discos

Years 1 - 4 - 5pm to 6.30pm (All children must be accompanied by an adult)

Years 5 - 8 - 7pm - 8.30pm (No Passouts - Safe and secure event with supervision)

Gold Coin Entry at the door. Food for sale on the night. Popcorn, Drinks, Lollies and Hot Chips - all $2 each

The Oamaru Bricktopia Show will be on the weekend of April 13th and 14th, the first weekend of the school holidays. The show this year will be held in the Scottish Hall. We run a LEGO building competition for children and we encourage them to create something to display at the show and they could win a LEGO prize. Details are attached to the poster. There are LEGO activities for kids and adults to enjoy and a display of LEGO models and wonderful creations from exhibitors.