Sports and Interest clubs

Kaiapoi Community Playgroup
53 Fuller Street, Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Kaiapoi Community Playgroup

Enhancing the play opportunities for pre-schoolers.

Kaiapoi Community PlaygroupFree-play = 9.30am to 10.30Morning tea = 10.30amMusic = 11am to 11.30am

Term time only

021 0274 6031 Debbie
Kaiapoi Tennis Club
Sewell Street, Kaiapoi

Kaiapoi Tennis Club is located in Darnley Square in Kaiapoi. It has modern clubrooms and six plexipave courts. It is a very active club which caters for all levels and all ages.
The Junior level of our club is large and very active . They have the Hotshots programme running with trained coaches. Coaching is also available for the older juniors.
There is social tennis for all members on Wednesday morning starting at 9.00am. This usually goes on until mid-day.
There is also social tennis on Wednesday nights starting at 6.00pm.
Saturday afternoons is also time for social tennis. This starts at 1.00pm.
The club also offers a range of competitive tennis at all levels. These matches are played on Thursday nights and on Saturday afternoons.

Call Clive Irion (President ) 03 3270959 or 0220052992
Seikokai karate
57 Williams St, above Super Liquor

Tues 6-7pm 57 Williams St, above Super Liquor

Wednesday 57 Williams St, above Super Liquor from 6-7pm

Friday 5.30pm -7.30pm 57 Williams St, above Super Liquor

We’ve got a new venue for our Tuesday class starting Tues 4th April at 57 Williams Street, above Super Liquor.

First session free, thereafter $5 per session. Ages from 7 upwards

Sensei Kevin Merriman 6th Dan
The Academy of Seiko-Kai Karate sets the standards for learning traditional and competition karate in Canterbury.Our classes promote more than just a martial art. Indeed they offer each individual the opportunity to partake in a structured programme guaranteed to awaken the hidden potentials of the student. Our philosophy in teaching is based upon old fashioned principles and etiquette.
Our instructors are all first aid trained, child welfare certified and are registered with ‘Karate New Zealand – (KNZ) (the official governing body for Karate in NZ.
Whether it is keep fit, learn self-defence, lose weight, gain confidence, discipline or self-motivation, TASK is here to help.

Seikokai karate
(020) 40925056
Waka iti Playgroup in Kaiapoi
Kaiapoi baptist
67 Fuller Street

Waka iti Playgroup is a community group held every Tuesday morning from 9.30am to 11.30am during school school terms. $1 entry for children 1yr and over. BYO children’s morning tea.Adults morning tea provided.
Every week activities are set up so you can enjoy spending time with your little one(s) painting, building, drawing, creating, reading or having some good conversation with other parents, carers.
Kaiapoi Photographic Club
now meeting at the new Kaiapoi Riverside Bowling Club

The Kaiapoi Photographic Club was formed in 1989 and is affiliated to the Photographic Society of New Zealand.

As a club we aim to promote awareness and appreciation of photography, offer encouragement to enable people to learn and explore the art of photography and to provide instruction and training in techniques that will lead to better photographs being taken and greater satisfaction for the photographer.

The club maintains a Flickr Group, members please join and share your photographs. You can also find the club on Facebook.
Kaiapoi Walkers
25 Chester Street, Kaiapoi

Walks all over Canterbury

Short walkers: Tuesdays 9am to noon

Medium walkers: Wednesdays 9am to 3pm

Long walkers: Tuesday 8-8.30am

(03) 379064
Elite6 Waimakariri
Jagz of Sovereign Palms, 416 Williams St, Kaiapoi 7691.

Hi, I’m Debs Taylor-Hayhurst the facilitator of the Elite6 Waimakariri group, which has been running since June 2013.
Day: Every Thursday
Time: 7:30am – 8:30am (Arrive 7.20am to order a drink and/or breakfast)
Elite6 Waimakariri is an exciting, innovative group which brings local business people together once a week for a networking meeting where ideas are shared, referrals encouraged and people are supported to grow their businesses.
Each week we have guest speakers and/or group discussions which encourage you to think ‘outside the box’ in order to promote and improve your business.
Through the regular networking meetings you will build confidence in public speaking, develop and generate business as well as increase your network of contacts.
Our goal is to bring together hard-working, positive professionals who want to build up the local business community in Waimakariri.
If this sounds like you then come along and check it out!
Look forward to seeing you soon.

Elite 6 Waimakariri
021 863 877
Creative Arts
Kaiapoi Club, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi

President: Ruby Whitty

Meet: Thursday – Meeting Rm One – 9.30am   –  2pm 

Section Annual Membership:    $10.00

Weekly fee for Tea & Coffee    $2.00

Section members meet on Thursday mornings and undertake various creative activities such as painting, pencil drawing, card making, cross-stitching, scrap booking or other creative activities.

Visits are made to Artist’s Studios and Art Exhibitions throughout the area.

Members and visiting artists provide tuition and support to the group.

03 327 9571
Kaiapoi Community Garden
48-52 Hilton St, Kaiapoi

An opportunity to experience sustainable growing, from seed to table.

Come and learn or share your expertise.

We are located on the school playing fields of Kaiapoi Borough School at the bottom of Hilton Street by the railway line. The garden is open on a Weds 10am – 12 pm in the summer and 11am – 1pm in the winter.
The garden has a close relationship with the school and helps in the running of the Garden to Table programme which the school joined earlier in 2015.

Kaiapoi Community Garden
Mandy Griener (03) 327 2821 Debbie (027) 313 1234
Kaiapoi Womens Rugby
Trainings: Tuesday and Thursday nights, 6.30pm at Wylie Park, Kaiapoi.

The facebook page is all about the Kaiapoi Womens Rugby Team, what we are up to who you can contact and when trainings are.

Please feel free to share this page.

Trainings: Tuesday and Thursday nights, 6.30pm at Wylie Park, Kaiapoi.
(Opposite the Kaiapoi Rugby Club)

For any queries that arent answered on this page please ring or txt Kerry Hampton on 0211159451 or Rocky on 02102213362

Kaiapoi Womens Rugby
Call 021 166 8743 or ring or txt Kerry Hampton on 0211159451 or Rocky on 02102213362
Holden Club Canterbury
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C/- 127 Mabers Rd, Clarkville
Kaiapoi, New Zealand

The Holden Club Canterbury is a club that is full of lovely people and not to mention stunning cars.We meet up for car runs and picnics.

Holden Club Canterbury
(021) 759 602
Kore Sailing – Kore Sailing, Kayak, Raft, Paddle Board Hire

Sailing, we really want to help people get started in sailing, Stand Up Paddle and kayaking. We are creative, fresh, safe, active, fun around water.

Kaiapoi river, Kaiapoi town centre

We have two venues, Kaiapoi town centre on the river and at Lake Pegasus in Pegasus Town.

Explore the river or lake with friends, family or a group. There’s plenty of opportunity with our range of equipment for play and fitness.

Making the most of the Kaiapoi river

SUP: Stand up paddle. Just like walking on water. We can help you get started.

Kayak: Experience the river from a whole new perspective, paddling a single or double kayak.


We do not have set hours. We will arrange for the equipment you need.

After school and weekends and school holidays – Contact us for details

Phone, email or text to check conditions and to make a booking.

Hire Rates

We can provide equipment from $10.00 per person.
Minimum charges do apply.

Kore Hire
Text 021 669474 or phone 0800 sailkiwi, 0800 724 554
Funkdafied dance club
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Rapley st
Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Get Funkdafied and dance yourself happy with Michelle Emery at her Hip Hop, Jazz-Funk Dance and Adult Dance/Fitness classes at Kaiapoi and Templeton:

Monday (Kaiapoi)
Adult Dance/Fitness
9:30 – 10:30am

Hip Hop
5-7 Years 3:30 – 4:15pm
8-11 Years 4:15 – 5pm

Wednesday (Templeton)
5-7 Years 3:15 – 4pm
8-11 Years 4pm – 4:45pm

Thursday (Kaiapoi)
Adult Dance/Fitness
9:30 – 10:30am

3-5 Years 3:30pm – 4pm
6-8 Years 4pm – 4:45pm
9-11 Years 4:45 – 5:30pm
12+ Years 5.30 – 6.15pm

adults dance fit is $70 per term

027 223 3890
Kaiapoi Rugby Football Club
12 Smith St
Kaiapoi, New Zealand

The Kaiapoi RFC vision is to maintain the club’s reputation of being at the forefront of rugby in North Canterbury by catering for all local rugby players from the age of 6 years including Age Grade, Open Grade, Women, Representative and Social Rugby.

Kaiapoi Rugby
Kaiapoi Toy Library
9 Cass St
Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Kaiapoi’s local Toy Library providing access to toys, games, puzzles, costumes and outdoor play equipment for a small annual fee and no toy rental charges.

0211349090 text only – cleared on Saturdays
Kaiapoi Junior Basketball Club
Kaiapoi High School Gym
Christchurch, New Zealand

Kaiapoi Junior Basketball Club runs teams in term 1 and term 4 each year. We cater for years 1-8, boys and girls.

03-329 2057
Kaiapoi Club Outdoor Bowls
113 Raven Quay
Canterbury, South Island
New Zealand

Kaiapoi Club Outdoor Bowls
03 3276120
Kaiapoi Brass Band
9 Stone Street, Kaiapoi

The Kaiapoi Brass Band has a very proud history going back 130 years.

We practise each Tuesday night from 7.30 -9.30, at our Bandrooms 9 Stone Street, Kaiapoi. Before a contest we may have extra practices, usually on a Sunday afternoon. We have a wide range of skill levels, as you would expect in a D grade band.

We need players in all sections, but especially cornets, trombones, and base trombone.

If you think you might like to join us, ring one of the band officers, or just come along to a practice and get the feel of the band. We have some instruments we can lend you, so don’t rush out and buy your own. We can also help you with advice on this.
Kaiapoi Riverside Bowling Club
13 Belcher St, Kaiapoi 7630

Kaiapoi Riverside Bowling Club.

03-327 8880
North Canterbury Rugby League Club
Murphy Park, Raven Quay, Kaiapoi 7630

Club Vision
To maintains the club’s reputation of being at the forefront of rugby league and enhancing the sports growth, providing for all local players from junior to senior teams, including age grades, open grade, women, representative & social.

Mission Statement
The Club will effectively build, strengthen and enhance the present and future of Rugby League and the NCRL Club by promoting Rugby League in North Canterbury for all.  Promoting positive sportsmanship, in a team, family / whanau orientated environment inclusive of the general public.  NCRL are committed to providing a club that people want to be associated with – players, friends of players, family, coaches, team managers, students and sponsors.

About Us
NCRL playing under Northern Bulldogs Rugby League is situated in the heart of Kaiapoi with a population of around 11,000 people. With a number of subdivisions currently being developed, the town is constantly growing.   Predictions post the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 are the population will increase rapidly as the population moves north.

Kaiapoi is steeped in history as is the League Club, which was formed in 1957, under the name Kaiapoi Rugby League Club. League has always been a strong club in Kaiapoi and will continue to be so into the future.

The club caters for all grades from nursery to seniors. Over the years the club has been very successful in all grades collecting a number championship titles. We are well represented at both North Canterbury and Canterbury Country representative levels.

We are very community orientated and offer support in a number of projects about the town. Our club rooms have been utilised by a number of community on a regular basis.

We continue to offer a reasonable player membership fees for all grades. This fee goes a long way towards us meeting our day to day running costs. It also covers the weekly after match food that is provided for the junior prize giving’s.

For those who have finished their playing days we are currently working on a ‘Supporters Club membership’. This membership will be reasonably priced members discounts will be available.

Northern Bulldogs
Contact Machael 027 565 1212