Kaiapoi Events Calendar- Support Local

Art on the Quay - Kaiapoi Library - Williams Street

KYDz have pleasure in hosting ‘Kiwiana Summer Holiday’ Youth Art Exhibition - from 20th December, at Art on the Quay (Ruataniwha Kaiapoi Civic Centre)

An Art Exhibition with the theme 'Kiwiana Summer Holiday' organised by KYDz (Kaiapoi Youth Divisonz).

Participating schools; St Patricks, Kaiapoi North and Kaiapoi Borough Schools.

The exhibition will be on display in Art on the Quay, which is inside the Kaiapoi Library, from December 21st 2018 – February 6th 2019.

A must see over the Christmas holidays!

2nd March 2019 from 10am to 4pm - Food Forest and Wellbeing Festival - Te Whakaora Ra

2nd March 2019 from 10am to 4pm - at the Kaiapoi Food Forest on the corner of Cass and Meadow St Kaiapoi
We are organising a wide range of activities and stalls, healthy foods, herbal teas, herbal remedies, skincare, massage, reflexology, plus lots of demonstrations ie cooking classes, pilates, tai chi, yoga and so much more.
The Food Forest is the perfect location for such a festival, a place where you can relax, recharge, a place to forage for healthy food, a place to connect with family & friends a a great place to picnic…

Five great ways to promote wellbeing
Connect: Build connections with people around you and Connect with Nature!!!!
Be active: Boost your energy and mood by doing something active.
Take notice: Be curious about the world and savour the moment.
Keep learning: Learn something new to boost your confidence and have fun.
Give: Do something nice for someone.
An extra one .. we are in a food forest - Eat a healthy balanced diet

Wellbeing is strongly linked to happiness and life satisfaction
Feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to the overall health of an individual, enabling them to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve what they want out of life

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well - being for all at all ages is important to building prosperous communities

Heke tipu oranga, he taonga tuku iho, ka pakanga ake, aue te aiotanga, te manawanui.
Persist in the battle and journey for wellbeing, it is a treasure handed down from the heavens, then comes confidence and peace.

Get ready to refresh yourself…

If your business or group would like to promote, sell or put on a demonstration.. Registration form can be uploaded here goo.gl/VKBW6j then email completed form to brent@kai.net.nz

Sunday 3rd of March, 10.30am

The ‘TOP team’ challenge which is run by Sport Canterbury and involves team based activities that promote initiative, problem-solving and communication skills promises to be just as fun. A mixture of water activities, mazes, sacks and ski races just to name a few

Teams of 4 (all must be aged 15 or over) or teams of 5 (mixed team of adults and children no minimum age, providing there are adult team members, young children will be fine)$10.00 per team to enter.

There is fantastic prize money up for grabs. $150 first, $120 second and $60 third. You Me We us will also be handing out spot prizes on the day.

Registrations are now open and can be downloaded from the YMWU website youmeweus.co.nz or Facebook www.facebook.com/YouMeWeUskaiapoi

Kaiapoi Children's Day - 3rd March

FREE Bouncy castles, pony rides and Flip Out Trampolines.
Meet Chase from Paw Patrol (12.30pm to 1.00pm & 2.30pm to 3.00pm) Entertainment including Lieutenant Lou, Natural Magic Pirates, Seftonian Battle-Sports.
Bring a helmet, scooter/skateboard and try out the skate park. Bring a ball and try out the basketball court.
Community groups running fundraising activities.
Sausage sizzle, snacks, drinks and Mr Whippy available to purchase, or bring a picnic.
Sunday March 17th 2019 - Kaiapoi Fun Run
10km & 5km
More info to come including; course map, entry fee, prizes, location

Visit the Kaiapoi Food forest on the corner of Cass and Meadow Streets, Kaiapoi. A community food forest provides an abundance of food for residents and those that wish to visit to gather – fruits, berries, vegetables, herbs and medicinal plants by way of a layered permaculture companion planting system. Imagine wandering through a flourishing forest where almost every plant is edible and all plants serve a purpose. Learn more by visiting - http://kai.net.nz or the Facebook page

Food Forest Planting Day
Food Forest Planting Day

There is always something to do in Kaiapoi... pop along to one of the many wonderful eating places

Regular weekly events in Kaiapoi


Monday Mingle at Rivertown Cafe from 10-11am a chance to mix and mingle, make new friends and new connections

Rivertown Cafe have a wonderful ethos about supporting the local community and getting behind various local causes, case in point was the weekend of the Christmas fair where Tracey organised to feed 2 bus loads of families from Waiau. Watch their facebook page for updates.

This is an opportunity to meet the people in your community in a friendly non-threatening environment.

Kaiapoi Boxfit

Mondays 7-8pm and Wednesdays 5-6pm. All level welcome in this fun boxfit/circuit style class. Gold coin donation or canned food. Kaiapoi Baptist Church, Fuller Street

Kaiapoi Red Cross meets first Monday of each Month

Kaiapoi Working Mens Club at 1.30pm contact Lorraine 3278811


Mums and childrens time out free homemade cake, cookies and coffee from 10-11.30am

Riverside Community Church 45 Charles Street contact Carol 021 0423377

Waka Iti Playgroup
Waka Iti Playgroup









Seiko-Kai Karate

Learn the Japanese martial Art of karate.

We offer the following classes.

57 Williams St
Kaiapoi, New Zealand 7630
020 4092 5056


Kaiapoi Community Garden at Kaiapoi Borough School on Hilton Street

On the playing field by the railway line.. this is a wonderful group that are welcoming and friendly

Come and visit us from 10am till 12pm Summer Hours

email kaiapoicg@xtra.co.nz or facebook


Seiko-Kai Karate

Learn the Japanese martial Art of karate.

We offer the following classes.

57 Williams St
Kaiapoi, New Zealand 7630
020 4092 5056

The KPA Breakfast Club is open to CURRENT members of the KPA - non members can attend one meeting before deciding to join.

It does have a business focus and is proactive in building strong relationships within the businesses of Kaiapoi Township. It is not limited to just one of category but on a supportive fellowship ethos.

The meetings are structured and run on several different formats as determined by the attendees. Timed to start at 7.00 am with a finish at 8.30 am. They are described as efficient, effective and fun.

Our meetings are flexible and can feature any of the following sections dependent membership requests.

  • A guest speaker giving a content rich no sales pitch informative presentation on a topic relevant to the membership.
  • Where regular members have the opportunity to present to the group with an allocated 10mins to discuss their business on a rational system.
  • Brainstorming - where a member has submitted an email around a matter or challenge that they are facing and wish to ask for comment or support from the membership of the breakfast club.
  • Kaiapoi Community focused updates of what is happening in the Kaiapoi Community.

The Breakfast Club will hold meetings on the following dates.

Reservations for our meeting are essential

Members have the opportunity to attend as many breakfast club meetings as they want and as often as they want, as it is open to all members and not category limited.

Please contact KPA to find out more.

Mainly Music 10am - 11.15am at St Bartholomews Anglican Church, 23 Cass Street.

Fun educational music sessions for children and their parents/caregivers.

Morning tea provided $3 per family Come early and register for more details call evenings 3276404


Rivertown Cafe in association with the Person to Person Help Trust is always looking to build our community here in Kaiapoi. Come along either by yourself, with a friend or friends and family for the first night of monthly dinners on the third Thursday of the month at 5.30pm.

Reservations essential.

Phone Rivertown Cafe 3270304

The Date Club - the FIRST Thursday of every month at the Kaiapoi
Library from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.
Open to men and women 18 years and upwards
FIRST Thursday of every month at the Kaiapoi
5.30PM - 6.30PM with Sahera Laing
GAIN CONFIDENCE to make dating easier and more enjoyable.
Dating can be a daunting and often scary process. Let's make it easier and more fun.
Join Sahera Laing for frank and open discussions on dating and building up those all
important skill sets. The evening is relaxed, a lot of fun and you get to meet some new
people at the same time!
To register call 027 207 7262.
Classes $20 booked in advance, $25 at the door. Spaces are limited so booking is advised.
"Some interesting points on dating I had not considered - very useful"
The whole evening surpassed my expectations"
"Very impressed and a lot of fun"


North Canterbury School of Dance Kaiapoi Borough School, 20 Hilton Street, Kaiapoi

We are a happy and progressive School of Dance teaching Modern/Jazz, Ballet and Contemporary.

For pre-preschooler's through to adults in North Canterbury.

We have classes in Culverden, Amberley, Rangiora, Balcairn and Kaiapoi and offer both exam and performance opportunities.

Please have a look at our website http://northcanterburyschoolofdance.weebly.com/

contact Lenna at northcanterburyschoolofdance@gmail.com for further information.

 Friday Happy Hour and $10 Pizzas

4-6pm $10 pizzas and happy hour, house beer and tap wine from $6
Jagz of Sovereign Palms


10 am - 2 pm (rain or shine!)

Morgan Williams Reserve,
Charles Street (opp New World)
Come visit us
Support local fruit, vegetable and craft producers


Lazy Sunday BBQ and happy Hour

Locals BBQ have started (weather permitting) from 4-6pm

$20 for adults and $5 for kids

House beers and wines from $6.50

MORE things to do in Kaiapoi

A wonderful resource for finding out what is happening in and around Kaiapoi is "Chatter"

Chatter is written for the community and not-for-profit sector in the Waimakariri District. Its purpose is to support information sharing across the district and with other partners in government agencies. Click on Chatter to take you to the site to read online.

Woodford Glen provides speedway racing most Saturday nights through the summer.

39 Doubledays Rd, Kaiapoi, New Zealand

Details as to the start times and days of racing can be found on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/WoodfordGlenSpeedway

Kaiapoi Club have a huge number of events on each week, view them here
Fishing, Housie, Indoor bowls, Fitness classes, Pilates, Table tennis, Karate etc
In addition during the weekends they often have bands playing.

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