Sustainable Skills Summer School 2012

Last years Sustainable Skills Summer School was so successful that we are repeating and expanding it!  This Summer there are 32 course offerings on a wide variety of topics, including gardening, food preservation, sailing, bicycle maintainence, aromatherapy, bookbinding, time banking, beekeeping and lots more! And this year, courses are being held in various locations throughout the Waitaki District. » Read more

Location / Venue: 
Oamaru, Herbert, Waianakarua, Moeraki

Sustainable Skills Summer School

The sustainable skills summer school is a response by Transition Town Oamaru to the imminent consequences of peak oil and climate change. » Read more

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Film screenings - NHS Oamaru

In Transition - movie screening

Wednesday, 11th November 2009
Harbour Street Theatrette » Read more

Transition Town Project Oamaru Showcases Sustainability in Action

On April 4th and 5th, join our weekend tours of people and places in our community that have acheived a significant level of environmental sustainability.  Learn about how to create an organic "Urban Eden" on 1/2 hour of garden time per week.  Tour the Vinbrux farm and learn about their self sustaining lifestyle.   Visit the Historic Totara Estate's Harvest Home Festival and much more!  For more information and reservations contact Gail May-Sherman at maysherman@gmail.com or Helen Jansen at helenjansen@xtra.co.nz.

Upcoming events

Oamaru Victorian Heritage Celebrations Fete 16th November 2008

Transition Town Project Oamaru has an information stall at the fete. Many thousands of people from the Waitaki District and much further afield are expected to attend. We hope to inform more people of the existance of the Transition Town movement, the aims and specific projects that we are working on.



‘The Sustainable Home -Siting, Design & Building’

9:30am - 4:30pm

the dynamics of
‘living architecture’
with Irish architect
Peter Cowman

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Location / Venue: 
The Penguin Club, Historic Precinct, Oamaru

Stone Age Farming

9:30 - 4:30

Discover a World of
Subtle Energies
with Alanna Moore,
Australia’s most well known
Earth energy diviner/geomancer,
a permaculture farmer & writer
and international speaker/tutor.
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Location / Venue: 
Venue - McKerrow Rd, Waianakarua

Transition Oamaru and Waitaki District

The Natural Heritage Society of Oamaru


  • Organic methods of farming with appropriate technology.
  • An organic produce market including the development of a cottage industry.
  • The preservation and conservation of natural and cultural resources.
  • Environmental and socially sustainable employment including traditional arts and crafts.
  • Education based training programmes.
  • Transition Town Oamaru project


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