Our membership comes from Business Operators, Residents, and Community Groups within the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi, The Pines and Kairaki Beach, Woodend, Pegasus, Ohoka, and Ravenswood areas.
The KPA sees its role as promoting Kaiapoi as a township that is a vibrant and prosperous place, which attracts people to visit, engage with the community and enjoy the many amazing attributes and attractions that are unique to a river town.
Bowden Consultancy (trading name Bowden Environmental) was established in 1997 and March 2017 marked the 20th anniversary for this Kaiapoi based business.The company takes its name from founder Michael Joseph Bowden who as an engineer specialised in water management. The company was set up initially to assist individuals and businesses that required specialist expertise in water resources engineering involving hydrology, hydraulics and water resource systems including flood control and drainage. The core business of Bowden Environmental is helping farmers, farm managers and other landowners obtain resource consent for their farming practices. The requirements for gaining resource consent can be a complicated process for farmers, so Bowden Environmental is here to assist in the process.The company has expanded its operations and services which relate to all aspects of groundwater and surface water consents, effluent discharges, management plans and storage, water supply and services, reticulation, resource management, site investigation and ecology. The company also has a broad experience of council and environmental court hearings, compliance and environmental monitoring programmes and reports.