Become Part of a Thriving Local Community

The Waikouaiti Coast region is a hive of community activity, from sports to cultural groups and everything in between. This section details some of the community groups that you may wish to become involved with.

The Waikouaiti Museum Society operates the Waikouaiti Coast Heritage Centre. The Centre is staffed by volunteers and is becoming renowned for its genealogical research capabilities.

Hawksbury Lagoon Inc is a group dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Waikouaiti's lagoon which because of its size has become a significant wildlife refuge.

Kāti Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki Incorporated Society is situated in Karitane, Otago, with its office at 121 Grimness St (old Karitane School site) and its marae at the corner of Coast and Apes Roads. The marae overlooks the stunning Huriawa Peninsula and has been in existence since the replacement of the original whare in 2001.

The Society is a vehicle for papatipu rūnaka, and exists to provide ways for their people to engage at a hapū level to uphold the values and mana of Kāti Huirapa I Puketeraki and Kai te Ruahikihiki I Puketeraki. Huriawa Peninsula is historically significant to the people of Kati Huirapa, as their forebears had many settlements along the eastern coast, some of which endure today as the kaika or villages of this area.

Sports

Bowling: Karitane Indoor

465 7175

Bowling: Karitane Outdoor

465 7054

Bowling: Waikouaiti Indoor

465 7445

Bowling: Waikouaiti Outdoor

465 8168

East Otago Bridge Club

465 7196

Eastern Boating and Fishing Club

465 8383

Eastern District Darts Association

465 7115 or 465 7564

Golf Club

465 7228

Hydrotherapy Classes

465 7996

Karitane Karate

027 606 9943

Petanque

465 8358

Rugby Club

465 7461

Scottish Country Dance Club

465 1932 or 465 1974

Stadium Sports

465 7461

Surf Lifesaving Club

027 270 5842

Swimming Club

465 7996

Tai Chi

465 8313

Tennis Club

465 7362

Touch 7’s

465 7711

Waikouaiti Indoor Bowls

465 7482 or 465 7857

Waikouaiti Outdoor Bowls

465 7558

Walking Club

465 8051

Hobbies / Crafts / Music

Art Group East Otago

465 7482

Camera Club

465 1275

Embroiderers Guild

465 1861 oe 465 1463

Scottish Country Dancing

465 1974

Spinners & Weavers

465 7675

Waikouaiti Garden Club

465 8160 or 465 7373

Waikouaiti / Palmerston Pipe Band

465 7409

Environment

Hawksbury Lagoon Committee

465 7499

Waikouaiti-Karitane River-Estuary Care

465 8113

Racing / Animals

East Otago Riding Club

465 1300

Waikouaiti Pony Club

465 1467

Racing Club

465 7146

Rodeo Club

465 0882

Trotting Club

465 7564

Welfare / Community / Culture

Buddy Programme

465 7151

Citizen’s Advice

0800 367 222

Progress of Waikouaiti Area

465 8426

Riding for the Disabled

465 8166

RSA

465 7734

Puketeraki Runaka

465 7300

Rural Women NZ

465 7272

Senior Citizens

465 7624

Waikouaiti District Museum Society

465 8448

Women’s Institute

465 7354