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.
St John has existed in New Zealand since 1885 and is part of a global organisation known as the Order of St John, which is active in more than 40 countries. The Order of St John can trace its history back to a hospital set up in Jerusalem during the Crusades over a thousand years ago.St John is run and staffed by people who are passionate about serving their communities and caring for fellow New Zealanders. We are a charity and have a volunteer ethos, with paid and volunteer members working side by side.Those who work for St John are driven by the desire to help their local communities by providing essential health-related services. Our five Values guide how we do things together as One St John help us to achieve our vision of 'enhanced health and well-being for all New Zealanders'. These are:We do the Right Thing - Whakaaro TikaWe take responsibility. Make the tough calls. Think of others.We stand Side by Side - Whakakoha We respect, value and support what others contribute.We Make it Better - Whakawerohia We find solutions- step up, own it, do it.We have Open Minds - WhakahangahangaWe listen openly. Encourage ideas. Welcome feedback.We are Straight Up - WhakaponoWe act with honesty, courage and kindness.St John is at the frontline of medical response providing Ambulance Services throughout New Zealand. We’re also part of the broader landscape of health and social care, through our provision of first aid training, event medical services, medical alarms, youth programmes and a wide range of community programmes.“Here For Life”
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