Waiau is one of the oldest towns in North Canterbury nestled on the banks of the Waiau river with approximately 300 residents and local business servicing a large and well established farming community.
At the heart of the Apline Pacific Triangle, a robust and positive community spirit makes Waiau a great place to live or spend the weekend.
Waiau has plenty of historic places to visit, just click on the linkhistoric places
Drive up to visit Mt Lyford village or ski field, only a short 25 minute drive from WaiauMt Lyford
Annual event held every year at the Waiau rugby groundslocal events
Waiau's weekly newsletter keeps you up to date with local news.the citizen
The 2016 Waiau earthquake was a devestating 7.8 magnatude earthquake that hit Waiau and Kaikoura in November2016 Earthquake
Hanmer Springs is North Canterbury's famous alpine escape
Explore the heart and soul of Hanmer Springs, only 40 minutes drive from Waiauhttp://visithanmersprings.co.nz/
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