Nestled at the foot of the rolling Hunter Hills, the Waimate District offers a unique lifestyle, off the beaten track. Wide spacious streets, valued heritage buildings, amazing street art, and beautiful parks and gardens create a relaxed and friendly environment.
In your leisure time you can walk or cycle through tranquil bush, hunt, fish and boat on the stunning Waitaki lakes, ride horses, play golf, and explore the natural abundance of the district. There is also the huge number of sports clubs and other groups to join including our very strong Theatre group and the Waimate Rugby Club.
The Waimate Event Centre, opened in 2016 is a social hub for many sporting activities and houses an indoor climbing wall, inline skating sessions and a fully equipped gym. Waimate also boast plenty of retail opportunities with destination clothing stores and interior/gift shops and options for the outdoors enthusiast. With a variety of eateries to tempt any taste, a local event calendar bursting with events (150+ events each year), and a vibrant art scene, the Waimate District is the ideal place to live, work and play.
The Waimate District has a lot to offer in terms of employment opportunities in a variety of industries such as farming (crop, dairy, pig, beef and sheep), forestry, hospitality, building opportunities, transport, mechanical and engineering trades and factory work, with both Fonterra and Oceania Dairy factories in the district and Silver Fern Farms and Alliance Group within 30 minutes. We also have a strong berry fruit industry, apply orchards and three busy plant nurseries.
Check out waimate.org.nz for more information including activities in the district, a business directory and visitor guide. To explore current employment opportunities visit https://www.waimatejobs.co.nz and join our Jobs Hub Facebook group, Waimate District Jobs Hub.