Council affiliated organisations

The Council has partnerships with a number of organisations. These provide services on Council's behalf or assist in providing services through funding arrangements. 

Some of these organisations are Council Controlled Organisations (CCOs). A CCO is any organisation in which the Council owns or controls at least 50 percent of the voting rights or has the right to appoint at least 50 percent of the directors or trustees. CCOs can bring expertise that the Council may not be able to easily access otherwise and can also attract funding from sources other than ratepayers.

The Council has the following Council Controlled Organisations:

Affiliated organisations include:

Aoraki Development

Aoraki Development is the economic development agency for the Timaru District. As the district's economic development agency, Aoraki Development is your first point of contact for new business development, looking to invest, study or simply learn more about what this great part of New Zealand has to offer you, your family and your business. Read more about:

Aoraki Development was established out of the previous Aoraki Development and Business Promotion organisation and is a Council Controlled Organisation.

Contact Information:

Address: 19 Church Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand

Postal Address: PO Box 560, Timaru 7940
Phone: +64 3 687 2682
Website: Aoraki Development

Sport Canterbury South Canterbury

Sport Canterbury South Canterbury is part of the Regional Sports Trust, Sport Canterbury.  They are contracted by Council to provide a range of resources, programmes and events to people throughout South Canterbury. These create opportunities for participation, development and sporting success by developing partnerships in our communities.

Contact Information:

Sport Canterbury South Canterbury
C/- The Southern Trust Event Centre
Aorangi Park
Morgans Road
Timaru 7910

Postal Address:  PO Box 4053, Timaru 7942
Phone: (03) 686 0751

South Canterbury Rural Fire Authority

The South Canterbury Rural Fire Authority is a legal entity created by Mackenzie, Waimate and Timaru District Councils, Forest Managers of Blakely Pacific Limited and Waimate Forest Group, the Department of Conservation and NZ Fire Service. The South Canterbury Rural Fire District Committee has been set up to administer the fire district and has appointees of each terrritorial authority.

Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre

Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre is located in central Timaru. It provides a unique rock art experience including the most significant collection of ancient Maori rock art in New Zealand. Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre provides the Visitor Information Centre for Timaru.

Contact Information:

Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre
Landing Services Building
2 George Street
Timaru 7910

Phone: +64 3 684 9141
Website: Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre