Electric Vehicles & Charging

EV charging stations around the district

       Eden Street

       Tyne Street




Why you should stop at one of our charging bays:

Oamaru - Oamaru Harbour, Tyne Street

Located in the heart of the historic precinct, and in short walking distance of popular eateries, shops, playground, the harbour, and public toilets, you'll find Network Waitaki’s Steampunk themed charging bays in the Tyne St public car park, Oamaru. Stop by on a Sunday morning and you'll find yourself in the heart of the town's farmers market.

Click here to find our charging bays at Oamaru Harbour on PlugShare


Oamaru - Eden Street

In heart of Oamaru's town centre - You'll find a bakery, popular cafes, shops, pharmacies, The Warehouse, and public toilets, all within a short walking distance.

Click here to find our Eden Street charging bay on PlugShare

Hampden - London Street

Our charging bay is located right next to a popular café, renowned fish and chips takeaways, the local tavern, and in walking distance to beach.

Click here to find our Hampden charging bay on PlugShare

Kurow - Bledisloe Street

Located in the heart of this bustling small rural township – it's a short stroll to popular cafes, pubs and takeaways, public toilets, the river and boutique shops.

Click here to find our Kurow charging bay on PlugShare

Ōmārama - Sutherland Road

Located on key travel routes, where State Highway 8 and State Highway 83 meet in Ōmārama. It's the perfect place to stop before or after the Lindis Pass. It's a short stroll to the local pub, popular eateries, the famous Ōmārama Hot Tubs.

Click here to find our Ōmārama charging bay on PlugShare

About our EV charging bays:

Network Waitaki encourages a zero emissions future. Since 2017, we have provided free usage of our 4 EV 50kW fast chargers around the district. This was to encourage the uptake and usage of electric vehicles in our region.

We've recently installed an additional charger in Tyne Street, and all five chargers have been given a designer makeover by local artist Wicksey and MJ Ireland Signs.

Network Waitaki partnered with ChargeNet from 1st April 2021, joining their network of over 200 fast chargers throughout New Zealand.

As at 1st September 2023, the charging fee are as follows:

  • DC charging: 80c per kWh

  • Type 2 AC charging: 80c per kWh

This allows us to continue providing this service, expand our fast charger network and ease congestion at our chargers for other users.

Our chargers are listed on www.plugshare.com

Further information:

  • There are two Electric Vehicle car parks at each station.
  • The chargers are available 24 hours a day. 
  • All stations are fitted with CHAdeMO and CCS Type 2 plugs.
  • Our Tyne Street charging station has an additional AC Type 2 charging option available.

Please contact us at 0800 440 220 if you have any questions regarding our charging stations.

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