Recent Events


Kaiapoi Christmas Carnival And Santa Parade

Three major events peppered with excitement, fun, and family entertainment. Lion Foundation Kaiapoi Carnival: from 10am KPA Street Market: 9am – 12.30pm McDonalds Kaiapoi Santa Parade: Starting at 1.30pm Everything you need to know is here.


November Mix N' Mingle

Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust is a North Canterbury based Charitable Trust that provides support services to families and communities across the Waimakariri and Hurunui Districts. They will be hosting our November Mix n' Mingle: Date: November 18th 2019 Start time: 5:30 Location:24 Sewell St, Kaiapoi. Come along and hear what this invaluable community group is doing for our fellow residents.  


The Kaiapoi Brand: Words To Action

The KPA would like you to join them in the second of a series of business events to promote Kaiapoi as a visitor destination. To do this requires our community to work together as one to a common set of goals for the well being of the town. When? Thursday November 14th from 7:15 am to approx 9:30 am Where? Riverside Community Church, 45 Charles St Kaiapoi Who's it for? We hope to bring iwi, business operators and community leaders together in these business events to support a community wide conversation that we further hope will turn talk into action. Who's speaking? Craig Rust from Business Innovators will be opening the event with a presentation designed to wake us up and get our creative juices flowing to prepare attendees for their task for the morning. Craig is a fully qualified Chartered Accountant and member of both the Chartered Accountants of New Zealand / Australia and the Institute of Directors (IoD). Craig provides ongoing Director, Chair and Advisory Board services, including regularly facilitating director level training for the IoD since 2009 around the topics of Governance, Finance and Strategy. ...


October Mix N' Mingle

We had a good sized and enthusiastic group join us and the team at Corcoran Frenchon October 21st. For over 125 years, Corcoran French have been offering Canterbury residents and businesses legal advice and peace of mind when it’s needed most. With a team of 50 strong, they’re your law firm for life. Whether you need them for personal or commercial needs, their commitment is always to deliver you effective solutions and peace of mind.


Carnival Update

The news on the carnival planning front is all good. We are very pleased to welcome back McDonalds Kaiapoi as the naming sponsor of this years parade. The parade is already attracting more attention than last year including one particular tall, red-headed clown! This year will once again include the motorcycles from Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA), and as you know, Tracy loves to throw a surprise or two in! Take a look at the video of last years parade. This year is going to be better. Kaiapoi Christmas Santa Parade 2018 There are still issues with the carnival site that, despite the best intentions of all concerned parties, we will not be able to overcome this year. We will be keeping up our conversation with the council in the hope that we can improve the situation for next year. The KPA will again be hosting the Community Street Market and the Community groups are registering quickly we have planned for expansion and are looking forward to hosting many more of our sporting and community groups. ...