Carron Cossens, Manager, Kurow Museum and Information Centre
Waitaki Valley Community Society Incorporated

Phone:  +64 3 436 0950       Mobile:  027 282 0615       Fax:  +64 3 436 0951

Address:  57 Bledisloe Street, Kurow       Postal:  PO Box 56, Kurow 9446     Email:  carron@kurow.org.nz


Waitaki Valley Community Society Inc

- focused on the future with an eye to the past

VISION:

The Waitaki Valley Community Society (based in Kurow) encompasses the Waitaki Valley and the Hakataramea Valley and provides an effective, vibrant hub for community residents, community groups and the general public; offering support, information and awareness of the benefits, facilities and opportunities in the Waitaki Valley and surrounding areas


LONG TERM AIMS:

  • Strengthen social cohesion (build, encourage, and support community networks)
  • Support and assist community groups and agencies to enhance community wellbeing and productive enterprise
  • Provide assistance and advice in obtaining funding for community groups
  • Encourage and support educational opportunities in the community
  • Support the long term development of the museum
  • Enhance the community environment
  • Provide information about the Waitaki Valley
  • Liaise with businesses in the Waitaki Valley to enhance community wellbeing



COMMUNITY GROUPS INCORPORATED WITHIN THE SOCIETY:

  • Kurow Medical Centre Flat - Contact Gaynor Lines
  • Kurow Museum - Contact John Sturgeon
  • Kurow Museum & Information Centre - Contact Carron Cossens
  • Kurow Community Gardens-  Contact Carron Cossens
  • Children’s Holiday Programme - Contact Carron Cossens
  • Town Enhancement Group - Contact Gaynor Lines
  • Neighbour to Neighbour - Contact Carron Cossens
  • Kurow Trails- Contact Rosina Russell

 


DURING THE PAST FINANCIAL YEAR WAITAKI VALLEY COMMUNITY SOCIETY HAS BEEN GENEROUSLY SUPPORTED BY THE FOLLOWING GROUPS:

  • Community Organisation Grant Scheme
  • Internal Affairs
  • Meridian Energy
  • Ahuriri Community Board - Waitaki District Council
  • Trust Aoraki
  • Lottery Grants Board

The greater Waitaki Valley community and visitors benefit from the support from these groups. The Waitaki Valley continues to benefit from funds from Department of Conservation which supports the Kurow Island Project run by Kurow's Town Enhancement Group.

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

Kieran Walsh (Chairman), Sarah Green (Treasurer), Nikki Ormandy (Secretary), John Sturgeon, Loretta Tait, Jocelyn McIlraith, Rosina Russell, Gaynor Lines and an Ahuriri Board representative.

The Executive Committee usually meet on the third Wednesday of each month. 
Contact Us to confirm meeting dates.