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29April
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The Destination Kaiapoi Calendar

The KPA, in partnership with Paper Plus Select Kaiapoi is producing the 2022 Destination Kaiapoi Calendar and we would like your help. We are looking for a selection of photo's that showcase Kaiapoi as a great place to live, work, and play Please send a screen resolutions version of your images, no more than 1500px on the longest side, to admin@kaiapoi.org.nz for consideration. We are accepting images now until June 15th. Once we have selected the images for the calendar we will be in contact to request a print quality version.

21April
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May Mix n Mingle

Join us for join us for our May Mix & Mingle at Paper Plus Select featuring acclaimed Kiwi/Canadian author Raymond Berard.   Raymond Berard Ray Berard is a Canadian born Kiwi author who immigrated to New Zealand in 1994 and is based in Christchurch.  Inside the Black horse is his debut novel, based off a diary he kept during his years working South Auckland and the Bay of Plenty . Published in 2015, Inside the Black Horse received rave reviews.   The new TVNZ six part drama series :Vegas", which debuted on TV2 on Monday 19 April, is based on Ray's novel. Read more here >>   Event details: Date: Wednesday May 5th Time: Doors open 6:00pm. Presentations will start at approximately 6:15pm Location: Paper Plus Select, 125 Williams St Kaiapoi Save the Date RSVP now

14April
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Kaiapoi Promotion Association bring fun free events closer to Waimakariri schools

Four Waimakariri District schools went head to head at Kaiapoi Promotion Association’s first interschool challenge this week at Murphy Park, competing for a trophy donated by the Lions Club of Pegasus Town. All 350 year five to eight students from Ohoka, Pegasus Town, Kaiapoi Borough and St Patricks were buzzing with excitement as they lined up for the big loop track and relay race made up of twelve inflatable obstacles provided by Inflatarun. Inflatarun director Graham Moss says during lockdown he decided to create something fun for rural schools to enjoy without travelling into Christchurch city. The result? Designing fifteen inflatables, shipping them from China and bringing twelve of them to Murphy Park for this interschool competition. Kaiapoi Borough students Summer Bartlett and Makayla Krahagen were eager to compete against each other, saying it looked really fun. Their teacher Bron Rankin said it was great to see their local park being used for the occasion and the schools intermingling and cheering one another on. Waimakariri District Council Mayor Dan Gordon attended and saw first-hand how much the students enjoyed participating. “Thanks to Kaiapoi Promotion ...

6April
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Interschools Inflatarun Challenge

The KPA has organised the 2021 Interschools Inflatarun Challenge to take place on Tuesday 13th April at Murphy Park in Kaiapoi. 7 local schools and approximately 500 students will take part in the fun. The InflataRun is a giant obstacle course unique to New Zealand and complies with Worksafe guidelines. It combines agility, co-ordination, courage, speed, stamina, teamwork, determination, with lots and lots of fun! The day will consist of teams events where each school can enter two teams for each age group as well as a parent/teacher race. The event starts at 9:40 am and concludes at 2:30 pm. Come along and support your children, grand-children, and your favourite school. My Whippy and a sausage sizzle will be onsite.