The Waitaki district has some of the best cuisine in the country with award winning restaurants and producers combined with some of the freshest produce straight from the garden or sea. With a focus on quality and providing an authentic Waitaki experience in dining you will need a week to get around the food and wine delights the region has to offer.
Riverstone Kitchen was awarded the Cuisine New Zealand Restaurant of the Year in 2010 and it is easy to see why. With a focus on fresh quality produce Riverstone is a must visit restaurant in Waitaki.
The Cuisine Champions of Cheese Awards presented Whitestone Cheese with the most awards of any brand entered in 2011. Take a self guided tour of the factory before sampling a platter of award winning cheese.
When British television chef and restaurateur Rick Stein was told he could choose to go anywhere in the world to write a travel article for English newspaper the Daily Mail, he chose Fleurs Place in Moeraki, New Zealand. Situated at Moeraki, Fleur’s speciality is fresh fish straight off the boats.
With its stunning location situated at the entrance to Oamaru’s historic harbour, Portside enjoys a fantastic vista stretching from town, past the local fishing fleet out across the Pacific Ocean. Relax on the deck for lunch, dinner or for a platter and some drinks.
Fleur Sullivan has just opened a new restaurant in Oamaru’s Victorian Precinct which is focused around slow cooked heritage food and banqueting.
Totara Lowlands offers a wonderful homemade selection of jams, chutneys, sauces, dessert toppings alongside hazlenuts, dukkah, hazelnut oil and seasonal cherries and berries.
One of the oldest restaurants in New Zealand, the Star and Garter provides lovely home cooked meals, lunch specials and a unique part of Oamaru’s history.
Birdlands Wine Bar opened in 2010 in the Victorian Precinct in Oamaru and offers a range of local and national wines, wine tastings and platter food to enjoy.
Kurow Winery produces a range of award winning wines produced in one of the cleanest and most beautiful areas of New Zealand. With a cellar door, wine tastings and platter lunches available, Kurow Winery is a must visit in the Valley.
Situated in the Old Post office in Kurow, Vintners Drop is a regional wine tasting room where you can sample wines from all over the Valley.
Opening in September 2011 beside the Victorian Precinct, the Oamaru Farmers Market will showcase a range of fresh, natural produce straight from the garden or sea.
Keeping it simple at the Waitaki Hydro Electric Plant #OWBATtour http://t.co/uYpHYZ3F8Q
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雨の土曜はForrestのWaitaki Pinot Noir。最近フォレストよりリリースされたこのワインはノースオタゴのワイタキ地区からのワイン。やっと廉価なピノノワールが発売。雨の午後とパーフェクトマッチング。#ニュージーランド http://t.co/3vKDBGaH9e
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bit of wind and wetly weekend, thinking of matching? rainy saturday afternoon and Forrest Waitaki Pinot Noir.#nzwine http://t.co/2VX0VDsM0i
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Temperature +13.8 Deg C at Sat, Aug 30 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 46%, 1036 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Big Red Bus in Rangitata, soon coming to Waitaki, spreading the red!
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RT @SaigonSyl: Holy shit balls the Waitaki Valley is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen
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Holy shit balls the Waitaki Valley is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen
7 hours 29 minutes ago
Pleased to welcome people to the launch of the Community Safety Strategy at WGHS. Waitaki is a wonderful community caring for our kids.
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Temperature +15.1 Deg C at Fri, Aug 29 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 39%, 1039 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
1 day 3 hours ago
Advanced voting opens up on 3 September. Check this out to find out when and where your nearest voting booth is. http://t.co/qF7qTFK1MR
1 day 5 hours ago
WAITAKI GOOD SORTS
Our Good Sort for August is Susan Bamber-Dawson.
Susan was nominated by a work colleague, for... http://t.co/n3wq2JolIe
1 day 8 hours ago
#Trafficwatch #moving Waitaki way at ABC http://t.co/RBIwXfKx3C via @Nairobiboundbus
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#Trafficwatch #moving Waitaki way at ABC @Ma3Route http://t.co/b0lzBMTsaZ
@zedsdead23 Like SKC. Beat Waitaki THREE times this year. Great write up on my nephew in the Sky Sport blog this week.
1 day 19 hours ago
According to the ODT, there are five electorates in the South: Waitaki, Clutha/southland, Invercargill, Dunedin North and South....
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RT @WaitakiDC: A free event tomorrow evening. Safer Waitaki promise an excellent speaker. If you are parents of teenagers this... http://t…
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Te Kohurau Cafe & Restaurant Kurow website's latest business listing #food #waitaki http://t.co/nq5mA4Yxvg
RT @WDLibraries: Happy Birthday to #gigatownOamaru's Janet Frame, born 90 years ago today: 28th August 1924. Check out her works here: http…
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Temperature +15.5 Deg C at Thu, Aug 28 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 35%, 1038 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
RT @WDLibraries: Check out the great line up of performances for Tongan Language Week next week at #OamaruLibrary! http://t.co/sVe9TtuALA
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Great to see this news from out of Timaru this morning #tbhs #rugby #pride http://t.co/eekTHQnQJT
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A free event tomorrow evening. Safer Waitaki promise an excellent speaker. If you are parents of teenagers this... http://t.co/Fa7tNjUvJY
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RT @debrina101: @WDLibraries calls to mind a couple of lakes in the Waitaki District that might need a floating library/librarian!
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Check out the great line up of performances for Tongan Language Week next week at #OamaruLibrary! http://t.co/sVe9TtuALA
@WDLibraries calls to mind a couple of lakes in the Waitaki District that might need a floating library/librarian!
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Temperature +15.2 Deg C at Wed, Aug 27 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 40%, 1037 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Oamaru News - Cape Wanbrow now open to the public http://t.co/uHkwmtW4wi
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Oamaru News - Amnesty to encourage people to register dogs http://t.co/wHZ50pMmmD
Amnesty to encourage people to register dogs: Waitaki District Council is offering an amnesty to all dog owner... http://t.co/IAAOujYKDD
Cape Wanbrow now open to the public: http://t.co/pxy0g3PYK5 #OamaruMail
Amnesty to encourage people to register dogs: http://t.co/q5zgJKSEkh #OamaruMail
Temperature +11.5 Deg C at Tue, Aug 26 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 50%, 1035 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Just arrived at the Kurow Info Centre- wonderful bridge demolition poems by Year 7 and 8 students from Waitaki Valley School. A must read
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RT @news24hnzl: Strategy promotes safety and well-being in community: A Waitaki Community Safety Strategy which is to focus on... http://t.…
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Strategy promotes safety and well-being in community: A Waitaki Community Safety Strategy which is to focus on... http://t.co/V12RWoIF9D
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@mellopuffy @3rd_Gen_ a million years ago when I lived sth of the Waitaki I discovered that belgum = luncheon sausage.
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WAITAKI GOOD SORTS
Nominations for August have closed with around 30 nominations! Our district appears to be... http://t.co/5Jqz7F8pvw
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What year were u doing that at Waitaki boys @markmywords2012
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RIP Richard Attenborough. Check out some of his work in this great pictorial biography: http://t.co/MaFHTF0fij
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RT @WaitakiDC: Today (25/8/14) is the last day for first quarter rates payments before a penalty is applied. If you are paying... http://t.…
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Temperature +10.9 Deg C at Mon, Aug 25 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 58%, 1037 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Today (25/8/14) is the last day for first quarter rates payments before a penalty is applied. If you are paying... http://t.co/B2DCcIqlHq
RT @KurowVillage: It has to be said- Kurow has the best maintained and clean tollets in the Waitaki
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It has to be said- Kurow has the best maintained and clean tollets in the Waitaki
Saturday 29th November set as final Bridge Celebration date. A historic Waitaki event. Keep an eye on the calendar at http://t.co/JaSIc9MpSp
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Temperature +11.2 Deg C at Sun, Aug 24 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 56%, 1040 hpa http://t.co/o0gerT3okK #otematata #waitaki
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This week's pasture growth forecast for Waitaki @NZBeefLamb & @FarmaxNZ For more details, see https://t.co/4JYO4kaV3C http://t.co/eMT5jpzzyk
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Our regular Monday meeting will be held on, August 25th , 7.00pm at Waitaki Boys’ High School Learning... http://t.co/dC3h32fVUd
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Waitaki Boys got smashed by St Kevin's, and North Otago lost to Buller. Otago and All Blacks need to rescue this awful day.
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RT @WDLibraries: Interested in researching a NZ based topic? Check out Digital NZ for great images. Access it via our website: http://t.co/…
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RT @Otago_C_Rugby: Otago Boys:16 - Southland Boys:10 (Final)
John McGlashan:17 - Kings:8 (3rd & 4th playoff)
St Kevins:38 - Waitaki... http…
Otago Boys:16 - Southland Boys:10 (Final)
John McGlashan:17 - Kings:8 (3rd & 4th playoff)
St Kevins:38 - Waitaki... http://t.co/OwHYBaktt0
Temperature +17.4 Deg C at Sat, Aug 23 2014, 03:00 PM, Humidity 36%, 1039 hpa http://t.co/K1krtMvjhS #otematata #waitaki
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Interested in researching a NZ based topic? Check out Digital NZ for great images. Access it via our website: http://t.co/sVe9TtuALA
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