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All Together Kaiapoi – Provide opportunities for the residents of Kaiapoi, Kairaki and Pines beach to engage and participate in their community moving forward.

To strengthen community groups and organisations of Kaiapoi, Kairaki and Pines Beach to build community capacity and enhance sustainability.

To support the residents of Kaiapoi, Kaiaraki and Pines Beach to manage the change, growth and development of the communities long term, resulting in increased capacity to ensure sustainable communities.

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All Together Kaiapoi
These events and projects don’t happen by magic. Each event organised is free to attend. We have a wonderful Coordinator that organises and brings these events and projects together. We have to pay for services like installing lanterns, signage, advertising, prizes, project works etc etc.

We would love it if you were able to support us financially. Your tax-deductible gift today is an investment in community led events and projects which benefit local residents, visitors and makes the district invigorating and a great place to live and work. Our account details are:

All Together Kaiapoi





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All Together Kaiapoi major sponsors:

Christine has been a long time supporter of our group, along with sponsoring the Welcome to Kaiapoi Bags. If you are new to Kaiapoi and would like a bag, please contact Linda

Kaiapoi Events

Here we will inform you of any up and coming events.

KYDz 3 x 3 Basketball Tournament

Sunday 12th September from 10.00am – 2.00pm at Kaiapoi High School

Party in the Park – 19th September 11.30 – 2.30pm

A fabulous day out for all the family.Food & Market Stalls, Live Band, Raffles, Pedalmania, Photo Booth, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Flip Out Airtrack, Pony Rides, Mobile Farm, Bumper Boats and Water Walkers.Free to attend, however donations to All Together Kaiapoi will be gratefully received.

Scroll through the calendar, it will show dates of up and coming events

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* KYDz 3 x 3 Basketball TournameKYDz 3 x 3 Basketball Tourname

Time: 10:00 am

KYDz 3 x 3 Basketball Tournament Sunday 12th September from 10.00am – 2.00pm at Kaiapoi High School

* Kaiapoi Food ForestKaiapoi Food Forest

Time: 10:30 am

4th Birthday Kumara, propagation, mushroom, edible weeds, grafting and lots more gardening workshops

* Party in the ParkParty in the Park

Time: 11:30 am

A fabulous day out for all the family.Food & Market Stalls, Live Band, Raffles, Pedalmania, Photo Booth, Bouncy Castle, Face Painting, Flip Out Airtrack, Pony Rides, Mobile Farm, Bumper Boats and Water Walkers.Free to attend, however donations to All Together Kaiapoi will be gratefully received.

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 ATK Monthly Trustee meeting

Previous Kaiapoi Events

Winners of the first KYDz 3×3 basketball tournament – held on the 9th

Waitangi Day

Wonderful celebration, lots of stalls, entertainment, hangi, kapa haka groups

Kydz Mud Fest

Great family fun… for those not afraid of getting just a little dirty

Lantern Festival

Decorating the shop fronts on William Street

Kaiapoi Fun Run 5 & 10Km

Walking or running

Kane Shield swimming competition

It’s just about time to dust off those swim suits as the 2018 Kane Shield fast approaches. A not to be missed iconic Kaiapoi event. Get your team together and lock the date in your diary for this fun night of good healthy competition. Monday 27th August at the Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre. Doors open at 5.30pm with the first race commencing at 6.15pm sharp. Gold coin entry per person. Raffles available to purchase on the night.
We encourage early registration, however late registrations will be accepted on the night until 5.45pm.
You Me We Us would like to recognise and thank the Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre for their help and support with this great community event.

Spring Festival

Celebrating Spring, giving away daffodils and chocolates.

You Me We Us
You Me We Us

Amazing Race

This is a fun, competitive and challenging event for Kaiapoi which is loosely based on the reality television game show ‘The Amazing Race’. Teams of two people race around Kaiapoi (and possibly surrounding areas) on both foot and bikes completing challenges in competition with other teams.

We can assure you that this year the event will again be challenging but fun and of course community minded. So come on people, get registered and be part of this awesome community event.

Amazing race
Amazing race

Kaiapoi River Carnival & Boat Show

There will be lots of on water activities – brand new boats in boat show-used boats in another section and an opportunity for people to sell water activity ‘stuff’ swap meet style.
Heaps happening for the kids- Walk on Water Balls, Water Bumper boats, Wipe out, Pirates ship, face painting,
There will be a photo competition- photo to be of the Kaiapoi River between the mouth and the motorway.

If you have any event or project ideas that you would like see in Kaiapoi.

Please make contact below


You Me We Us love to put together or assist with various community projects. The likes of wonderful painted murals, food forests, beautification projects and Christmas trees on the river.. we make it happen…here are examples of our projects.

Kaiapoi Food Forest – Charles and Meadow Streets, Kaiapoi

Growing food – Growing community

The Kaiapoi food forest will be enduring through its values –
connect, nourish, educate and inspire.

Establishing a food forest was a popular request during the community consultation phase of developing the Waimakariri Recovery Plan. The WDC and The Kaiapoi Food Forest trust will work together to bring this legacy community project to life, because Kai in is our name.

Creating a food forest is an exercise in connecting people, increasing resilience and sustainability, reducing net migration, improving living quality, creating jobs, strengthening mental and physical health, up skilling youth, attracting tourists and generating profit for Kaiapoi and the Waimakariri District.

Growing food – growing Community –
Want to learn more about Food Forests visit http://kai.net.nz   or follow them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/KAIintoKAIAPOI/

This will be the first food forest in Waimakariri.
This will be a legacy project, providing food for generations.
We will grow many heritage varieties of fruit and vegetables.
Repurposing fruit trees from the neighbouring red zones, trees going from feeding one family to feeding a community.
The food forest will be a destination, bringing tourists and visitors to the district

Charles Street Toilet beautification project

Shirley Cairns one of the Trustees had the idea of beautifying the drab gray toilets on Charles Street, next to “Paris for the Weekend” Cafe and opposite New World Supermarket.

Jackie Watson came up with a design and John Chivers donated some left over pots of paint…

You Me We Us is still taking orders for the Kaiapoi Flag. If you or anyone you know is interested in purchasing your very own one, please email alltogetherkaiapoi@gmail.com
The total cost per flag, including GST and Freight, is $110.00 for a very high quality 1800mm x 900mm customised flag pole flag finished with either rope and toggle or sister clips.

Meet the talented artists from Kaiapoi North School who collaborated so well to produce this stunning beach mural. Many thanks team.

This mural, the last of the three school “You, Me, We, Us” projects, will be on display on the sign board at Kairaki / Pines Beach shortly.

Thanks to all the wonderful students from the North, Borough and St. Patricks schools who have contributed to brightening up our community.



Beautiful mural by artists from Kaiapoi Borough School students

This was a project You Me We Us organised in remembrance of the September 4th earthquakes…

A group of us in the dead of the night painted fence posts around the various Red Zones in Kaiapoi…to brighten up the dull and boring fence posts

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If you have a community project idea, please make contact


Thank you for visiting our website.

Let us know if you would like to be part of our small team, have a question, have a project or event idea, or would like to advertise on this site or be a sponsor:

Linda Dunbar
All Together Kaiapoi Project Coordinator
027 781 3048