Waitak Multicultural and Newcomers Community


The Waitaki Multicultural Council is a non-profit organisation which supports migrants and newcomers in the Waitaki Region to settle successfully. It also promotes positive race relations through community education, helping people of all ethnicities feel integrated so that they can actively contribute to our community.

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Upcoming Events


E-Mail us

E-Mail us using
our contact form

Call us
Phone: 03 434 7544
Mobile: 027 325 6151

Postal Address
P.O. Box 528
Oamaru 9444

Find us

Office Address
Abacus House
102 Thames Street
Oamaru 9400

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Paula Eatherley, Coordinator - Photo

Meet our Coordinator

Hello. My name is Paula Eatherley and along with some wonderful volunteers, I run the Waitaki Newcomers Network groups. Over the last ten years, this service has helped hundreds of families to settle into their new community and make friends. Currently over 500 families are involved, and we invite you to join us. Just click “Join Now” and we will be in touch. There is no obligation, just attend any activities that interest you, or even just receive information via a newsletter, so that you know what is happening around Waitaki.

I’ve lived in Oamaru with my husband and for many years and I have lots of local information to share. I also understand what it is like to settle in a new community and would love to walk this exciting journey with you, as you forge new friendships and new beginnings.