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.
@edmuzik Jacqui Dean refuses to stand aside in Waitaki to make way for McCaw. he will take on Cosgrove instead.
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@Campaign4woolNZ at the Elephant Rocks near Duntroon in the Waitaki Valley
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RT @WDLibraries: Please take a moment to complete the Waitaki District Council Customer Service Survey http://t.co/z3LWwUnTJ9 #gigatownoama…
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RT @OamMail: Council ponders list of proposals http://t.co/XU26PJJQTz #gigatownoamaru
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Have your say on local water management: The Upper Waitaki Zone Committee is hosting a public meeting on 19... http://t.co/8ROksvFbPH
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DTN New Zealand: Elderly residents fearful after 'abhorrent' burglary: Elderly Waitaki residents fear for thei... http://t.co/LVUuM3wCCA
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Elderly residents fearful after 'abhorrent' burglary: Elderly Waitaki residents fear for their safety after an... http://t.co/2YKCXNaS1O
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Freezer building roof plan on hold http://t.co/K3ALiLuLp1 #gigatownoamaru
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Oamaru News - Freezer Building roof plan on hold http://t.co/XDsRkBpK0E
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RT @OamMail: Minimal outcry over Waitaki electorate boundary change proposal http://t.co/G3iG1JwtFa #gigatownoamaru
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Council ponders list of proposals http://t.co/XU26PJJQTz #gigatownoamaru
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Oamaru News - Council ponders list of proposals http://t.co/u37YeCLgo6
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RT @johnkeypm: Video-A solo mother's story.This week I want to share a story with you from my recent visit to the Waitaki electorate http:/…
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RT @OamMail: Volunteers are crucial to running the community gardens http://t.co/5zp26lOBpW #gigatownoamaru
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We just got a new vineyard in the Waitaki! Check our blog on it http://t.co/EDM8Avbpkh
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Oamaru News - Minimal outcry over boundary change proposal http://t.co/O3YVVUHJ6m
Minimal outcry over Waitaki electorate boundary change proposal http://t.co/G3iG1JwtFa #gigatownoamaru
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Scotts Brewing Co, Oamaru. [left to right] Wayne Barnett (Mackenzie CEO), Gary Kircher (Waitaki Mayor), Claire... http://t.co/ntGjX9wOLY
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RT @Captur8Photogra: There was a lot of people at the Waitaki Santa Parade and lots of people spending money!! @TourismWaitaki @WaitakiDC h…
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There was a lot of people at the Waitaki Santa Parade and lots of people spending money!! @TourismWaitaki @WaitakiDC http://t.co/BNODEQ1Wei
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RT @Jessie_waiteNZ: The Waitaki Youth Council had their break up dinner last night & we left with FULL bellies. #gigatownoam #wdyc http://t…
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RT @WDLibraries: Today is the last chance to complete the Waitaki District Council Customer Service Survey! http://t.co/z3LWwUnTJ9 #gigatow…
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Video-A solo mother's story.This week I want to share a story with you from my recent visit to the Waitaki electorate http://t.co/iJLRcrFWcR
RT @WasteMINZ: Waitaki Resource Recovery Park overcomes green fence http://t.co/j0lqUYFZLg
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Waitaki Resource Recovery Park overcomes green fence http://t.co/j0lqUYFZLg
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Today is the last chance to complete the Waitaki District Council Customer Service Survey! http://t.co/z3LWwUnTJ9 #gigatownoamaru
This fortnight's Link is now online: http://t.co/hQZ7I0kyB9
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Oamaru News - Lakes glass ban considered http://t.co/6tqO6Dca1m
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RT @OamMail: 2013 Network Waitaki sports awards nominations open http://t.co/XESBq9JTrx #gigatownoamaru
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