News in and around Kurow Waitaki Valley

There is a lot happening in Kurow and the Waitaki Valley. This page contains some snippets of information, news and what's on in Kurow, and the wider district. Contact Us if you would like news added to this page or to publish in our local tabloid, The Bugle. Check out our Events page to see what's on in the Waitaki Valley.

  • It is with pleasure we announce the legal entity Waitaki Valley Vehicle Trust. Your trustees are: Carron Cossens, Rosina Russell, Debbie Smith, Craig Bennett, Craig Dawson and Tony Henderson. Funding will come through in June or July, but until that date we continue to lease a comfortable vehicle through the Twizel-Tekapo Community Vehicle Trust. Contact Carron on 03 4360 950 or 027 282 0615 for more information
    Posted: Friday 18 December 2015
  • Kurow-based Waitaki St John Area Committee felt they needed to approach fundraising in a unique way that suited their rural location – hence “Project Moo” was born.
    Posted: Thursday 19 November 2015
  • Posted: Tuesday 25 August 2015
  • A $22,000 donation from Meridian Energy to St John will benefit Waitaki communities and help save lives. The donation from Meridian Energy’s Waitaki Community Fund was used by St John Waitaki to purchase a cardiac defibrillator.
    Posted: Monday 13 July 2015
  • Waitaki St John in Kurow Need More Recruits
    Waitaki St John based in Kurow desperately need volunteer recruits with an aim to train to Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) level. Currently there are only 3 EMT qualified volunteers and nine current First Responder volunteers. First Responders are trained in assessing and treating patients, including resuscitation, but to transport patients to hospital the ambulance must have an EMT level officer on the crew.
    Posted: Friday 10 July 2015
  • The mandate has been given to establish a Community Vehicle Trust for the Waitaki following a meeting at the Kurow Fire Brigade on Thursday 9th July...
    Posted: Friday 10 July 2015
  • For the month of July foodstuffs can be dropped in to the Kurow Information Centre to be passed on to the Omamru Combined Churches Foodbank.
    Posted: Monday 6 July 2015
  • The Waitaki district wants to send the Southern District Health Board a very clear message – let us get on with looking after our basic health needs locally and efficiently. That is the message that Waitaki Mayor, Gary Kircher is sure that Waitaki citizens will send when an organised march takes place on Sunday 5 July in response to ongoing underfunding and a proposed cut of 5% for the coming year...
    Posted: Friday 26 June 2015
  • A unique exhibition at the Forrester Gallery can be described as ‘lip-plopping, tongue clocking, whistle warbling, finger crackling, hip clicking, skin slapping, throat gurgling, belly drumming’. The project is by well-known artist/musician Phil Dadson with interactive software designed by James Charlton, new media artist and senior lecturer in creative technologies at AUT...
    Posted: Tuesday 7 April 2015
  • Feedback received from the public during the Waitaki lakes camping ground consultation is being considered by Council before a final decision is made as to whether camping ground leases will be leased to private providers or continue to be managed by Council (through contractors).
    Posted: Tuesday 10 March 2015
  • Thanks to COGS funding the Waitaki Postvention group is able to bring a free course to Kurow on Tuesday 31st March that builds community understanding of issues around suicide and how to respond when you feel a person is unsafe
    Posted: Tuesday 10 March 2015
  • Waitaki St John area committee are wanting to start a Youth Programme for children in the Waitaki Valley. We need a small but important commitment from anyone willing to be involved. You don’t need to be a parent. The Youth Programme is for children between the ages of 6—9. The programme runs through the school terms and is a commitment of 1½ hours once a week.
    Posted: Saturday 7 March 2015
  • Kurow Museum Tea Towel Fundraiser
    $10 each. Available from Kurow Information Centre in CREAM or WHITE. Fundraiser for the Kurow Museum.
    Posted: Thursday 11 December 2014
  • The Boil Water notice for Kurow has been lifted. Please be aware that chlorine is still being used as the source of the issue has not been identified. Another message will be posted as soon as it is received from WDC with more detail.
    Posted: Friday 5 December 2014
  • Boil water notice still in place. Please read on...
    Posted: Tuesday 2 December 2014
  • Sadly the Waitaki District Council have had to put a Boil Water Notice in place for Kurow Water Supply. Check their website at to keep informed or ring Carron on 4360 950. As soon as the notice is lifted this news item will be updated.
    Posted: Thursday 20 November 2014
  • It is with great pleasure that the Board of the Kurow Medical Centre would like to inform the community that Dr Annie Fyfe has agreed to join our Practice. Dr Fyfe will start on 2nd February 2015 as our permanent GP, previously having spent many years as the GP in Twizel.
    Posted: Thursday 13 November 2014
  • A three-kilometre detour will be in place on State Highway 82 whilst the Elephant Hill Stream Bridge is replaced.
    Posted: Sunday 5 October 2014
  • With only a week left before nominations close for the 2014 Waitaki Citizens’ Awards Mayor Gary Kircher is encouraging Waitaki people to nominate a person they know who makes a positive difference in the community.
    Posted: Wednesday 30 July 2014
  • These maps are perfect for every home, office or vehicle. They are $40 and money goes towards Aorangi Young Farmers. Get in behind the next generation of farming! Call Wal on 027 321 5043 to get a copy!
    Posted: Tuesday 29 July 2014
  • Maddy Maxwell is needing film extras 22-25 July in Oamaru. Please contact Maddy if you are interested in taking part in this opportunity.
    Posted: Sunday 6 July 2014

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