connecting the community to sustainable living

Transition Oamaru





You have reached the site for Transition Oamaru & Waitaki District, a not for profit project run by the Natural Heritage Society Inc.

Transition Oamaru & Waitaki is part of a global network of over 500 towns following the Transition Town Movement, with a common aim to promote resilience within our communities, in response to the economic and environmental issues that we face.

Our current projects include the Sustainable Skills Summer School, the Food Forest Project, Timebank, and the Community Nursery.


Sustainable Skills Summer School 2017.

We are very excited to offer over 68 courses in our upcoming Sustainable Summer School and a Film Festival, starting January 21st. Please enter your details to the right to receive the course brochure by email.  Alternatively you can view the brochure below, or visit one of the many sites around town for a printed copy.

Hard copies are available at iSite Oamaru, Waitaki District Library, Slightly Foxed Books, Realfoods, Brydone Wholefoods, Tees St Cafe, The Bindery, Harbour St Bakerij & Adventure Books.   

Please note course changes:

• Coffin Club is cancelled.

• Pottery classes are now weekend of 21/22 Jan and 4/5 Feb.

•  Happy Bedfellows! is cancelled.

• We have a new course Drawbridge, details on our Facebook page.

• Afternoon tea with the Newtons is the 28th Jan only (not 29th).

For all our latest updates and information join our Facebook page here:




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Sustainable Skills Summer School 2017