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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Volunteer run Kurow St John and Otematata Fire Brigade both received awards at this year's Trustpower Community Awards held in Oamaru on the 30th of June.
    Posted: Tuesday 1 July 2014
  • At the Kurow Volunteer Fire Brigade’s recently held Annual General Meeting and dinner Service Honours and Brigade Trophies were presented.
    Posted: Wednesday 25 June 2014
  • A special banger is being made to celebrate this Saturday’s (June 7) opening of the second bridge being built over the Waitaki River on State Highway 82 by the NZ Transport Agency...
    Posted: Wednesday 4 June 2014
  • Rapid progress by the Contractors has lead to an early opening of Bridge Two at Kurow...
    Posted: Monday 19 May 2014
  • Kurow and the Waitaki Valley have seen a change in the face of their St John Ambulance Service over recent months with the addition of new faces. Read On...
    Posted: Wednesday 14 May 2014
  • Whalan Lodge Rest Home Update
    On Monday the 23rd of December the Whalan Lodge Trust assumed the management and full operation of Whalan Lodge. This facility was gifted to the community and the Trust are the custodians. Read on for more information
    Posted: Wednesday 8 January 2014
  • Unfortunately the annual Race Day in Kurow has had to be cancelled. Keep Tuesday 30th December 2014 free for the next Family Race Day in Kurow
    Posted: Monday 30 December 2013
  • 9-23 December the Dansey's Pass Road will be closed to all traffic except 4-wheel-drives at the site where Bridge 66 was washed away by floods. This is to allow a new bridge to be built.
    Posted: Thursday 12 December 2013
  • KUROW HILL WALK: This track is closed until at least 18 November 2013 due to lambing. Please respect this as the track is on private land.
    Posted: Wednesday 13 November 2013

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