Sports and Interest clubs
The National Scout Museum is in the Conference Wing of the building complex at the “Blue Skies” Conference and Training Centre in Kaiapoi – North Canterbury.
It has a permanent display detailing the history of Scouting in New Zealand starting from Baden Powell’s story and his founding of the movement, before covering the origins of Scouting in New Zealand. Kaiapoi features strongly in the New Zealand history of Scouting being where the first Scout Patrol is reputed to have been formed and early camps were held at Woodend where today a memorial cairn is located. There were many unique aspects that were introduced by Col D.Cossgrove (the first Dominion Chief Scout) who taught at the school in Tuahiwi, such as Peace Scouts, Bull Pups, and Empire Sentinels. It then covers the various age group sections and major activities of the movement. In addition to the permanent display, the museum has an extensive specialized collection of a wide array of Scouting material.
Queries and research within the collection is undertaken on request by a team of volunteer staff.
Sunday from 1pm to 4pm or alternatively by arrangement. Guided tours can be provided, also by arrangement.
Kaiapoi Theatre Company bring professional level acting to the community for a reasonable price.
We aim to provide 2 shows a year of which one will be a play and the other a variety show.
What if lack of feminine hygiene kept you in your room for days? No school for days. No income, for days. We can change that!
Days for Girls North Canterbury New Zeland is a chapter of Days for Girls International, which works toward the goal of every woman in the world having access to feminine hygiene.
Days for Girls International provides sustainable and effective feminine hygiene solutions to girls and women worldwide. Because no woman should go without…
Washable feminine hygiene kits for distribution to girls and women in need, Feminine hygiene education for the girls and women receiving kits, training for girls and women in need to sew washable feminine hygiene kits.
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.
The Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre is an indoor heated aquatic facility open year-round with a 6-lane 25 metre main pool, a learners pool with a waterfall into the toddlers pool.
This aquatic facility was rebuilt after suffering significant damage in the February 2011 earthquake and reopened in August 2013.
Programmes and activities available include:
Learn to swim and water safety programme
Schools swimming lessons
Birthday pool parties and more!
Welcome to the first post about our food forest in Kaiapoi
Kai is in our name – connect, nourish, educate, and inspire.
After the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, large portions of Kaiapoi land were purchased by the government. This land is being given back to the community for it to develop into amenities.
Ones of the most popular ideas the community wanted was a food forest.
The Waimakariri District Council invited Brent & Shirley Cairns to head the food forest project.
Their vision is to provide food for the community a place of learning and a place for people to come and gather and enjoy the food.
The “Menz Shed” is open Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.00 am til 1.00 pm , Dale Street,
The purpose of the Kaiapoi Menz Shed (legal entity – Menz Shed of Kaiapoi Trust, Charitable Trust – Reg:CC49478, 5/7/2013) remains unchanged and is to create a meeting place that will facilitate personal and community based projects, in the aftermath of Canterbury’s Earthquakes. The Menz Shed provides an opportunity to regain control over a small part of their lives, through friendship, support, and the application of practical skills. The initial objective has been further cemented by the establishment of a constitution reflecting the aims of the National body – Menzshed New Zealand Incorporated (2587223) registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908 on 3 September 2013.
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.
We are a small but active group who love Rock and Roll dancing to the music of the 50’s & 60’s era.
Through weekly club nights, learners/improvers lessons and social dances we have endless fun and friendship.
New members are always welcome whether learners or experienced and our ’low key’ social club nights are an ideal way to ‘give it a go’. Check out the ‘Club Dance Night’ in our Events Calendar for details on where and when we meet.
We are an affiliated club to the New Zealand Amateur Rock ‘n’ Roll Association (NZARRA) and our members frequently travel to other clubs within New Zealand and Australia for great fun times.
If you are interested in learning more please contact us.
Canterbury, South Island
Kaiapoi Club Outdoor Bowls
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.
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.
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.
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.
We believe in the value of the work we do, challenging young New Zealanders to be active, extra-ordinary and adventurous…
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 Club is an affiliated club situated in the heart of Kaiapoi, offering a great range of dining, social, and entertainment, facilities and groups.
This Club is formally known as the Kaiapoi Workingmens Club which holds a Permanent Charter and is affiliated to Clubs New Zealand (Inc) and therefore we welcome members from other affiliated Clubs throughout New Zealand and Australia.
The Club is situated in the heart of Kaiapoi and offers the following facilities:
Two Large Open Area Bars (featuring regular entertainment)
Bottle Store (Members Only)
TAB (Full Service)
Pool and Snooker Tables
18 Gaming Machines
Bistro and Restaurant
Function and Meeting Rooms
The Kaiapoi Club has a wide range of activities, The following are just a few.. The website link shows a list of events, dates and times
— Rex Mahood lounge (Upstairs)
— Riverview Lounge
— Riverview Lounge
— Riverview Lounge
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.
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.