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 –
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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
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