The 2015 Sustainable Skills Summer School Programme

HI, we are just getting the pages for the 2015 Summer School online now. Come back in a few days and it should all be here. Meantime, below is the early edition of our brochure to read online (it may take a minute to load.) You can also open and download it as a pdf by clicking here.


You have reached the site of the Natural Heritage Society, Oamaru Inc, the umbrella organisation for Transition Oamaru & Waitaki District. As such we are part of the world-wide Transition Towns movement.

While we have engaged in a number of activities in the past (see About Us), since 2011 our focus is on the Sustainable Skills Schools. The schools aim to provide the community with a strong base of traditional and modern skills that promote resilience in the local economy and to prepare communities for the effects of Peak Oil and Climate Change.


"TimeBank Waitaki" is proving to be very helpful to its members, but we would love many more to join us. Timebanking is a way of trading skills in a community. It originated in the US in the 1980's and has since spread all over the world, including New Zealand. For more information on this exciting project and how to become involved, click here.

We would like to thank the Waitaki District Council and the Aoraki Polytecnic for their support.

The Transition Town movement is all about anticipating change, community, resilience, and actively creating solutions.

Click here to find out more.

Postal Address

Our postal address is:
Natural Heritage Society
c/o Community House,
100 Thames St
Oamaru 9400


Picture taken at the Larder Queens course.
For more pictures of the sustainable skill schools,
click here.