Kaiapoi Waimakariri Events Calendar- advertise your Event for FREE

Art on the Quay - Kaiapoi Library - Williams Street
Lisa Powers - Silence, Stillness, Solitude Exhibition is on show at the Art on the Quay gallery
Williams Street, at the Kaiapoi Library

19th April Le Plaisir - beauty clinic in Silverstream
Excitement.....We are holding an event on the 19th April to launch a new product at Le Plaisir, have a read and let us know if you want to join us. Ph: 03 327 2404 Karen and Denise xx
Le Plaisir beauty chef event
Le Plaisir beauty chef event

25th April Anzac Day - Kaiapoi

Dawn Service will commence at 6am at the Kaiapoi Cenotaph, Raven Quay

The Civic Service will commence at 10am at Trousselot Park, Williams Street

Monday 30th of April at CBK in Kaiapoi at 7:00pm The Pines WI are holding a quiz night.
If you would like have a meal before the quiz you are welcome to arrive at 6:00pm. Food and drink will also be available during the night. This year the charities we are supporting include Foster Hope, Dog Watch, Enviro Canterbury, our Christmas food boxes and our newest venture- sleeping bags for the homeless. The quiz night works to raise funds for these events! If you know of any quiz lovers that would enjoy a night out please share, or you can put together a team of up to 6 people, at $10 a head its a great night out for family and friends! Get in touch to learn more about reviving your tickets.

Sunday 24 June 2018 - Bridge to Bridge

30km and 60km on the North Bank of the Waimakariri River
Sunday 24 June 2018
60km Starts Waimakariri Golf Course
30km Starts Downs Road
Finishes Kaiapoi just before the Bridge on Raven Quay
Enter at www.bridgetobridge.co.nz

14-15th July The Kaiapoi Art Expowww.kaiapoiartexpo.co.nz The Kaiapoi Art Expo is Waimakariri district’s largest visual art show and attracts large crowds every year.  An event not to be missed! On display will be a varied array of artistic interpretations of life in our community through the skills of painters, potters, weavers, jewellers and sculptors. Whether the medium is clay, metal, paper, canvas or fabric the result will be sure to fascinate anyone interested in the expression of art in its many forms. Alongside the Expo is the Schools Art Expo sponsored by Bowden Environmental featuring a dazzling display of paintings and drawings from Waimakariri schools. The Kaiapoi Art Expo offers emerging artists, from beginners to professionals and craftspeople an opportunity to sell, or display and develop their talents. Join the Kaiapoi Art Expo in celebrating 12 years at this supportive, social and inspirational event, celebrating the local arts in our community. Gold coin donation entry.

Kane Shield – Monday 27th August - from 18.15 Kaiapoi's iconic event is being held at the Kaiapoi Aquatic centre

Sunday 17th February 2019 - Kaiapoi River Carnival Celebrating the Kaiapoi river, with lots of activities, bringing the community together

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

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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