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News and information relevant to our members.

Kaiapoi Christmas Carnival 2019

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!

August Mix n' Mingle

August Mix n Mingle

This months Mix n' Mingle drew a small but enthusiastic group to the workshop of Techmedics and 3D Labs. Aaron gave us all a tour of the workshop and displayed the range of 3D printers along with a very informative conversation on his Managed IT Services.

Belfast to Kaiapoi Cycle Route

Earlier this year the KPA made a submission to the Waimakariri District Council (WDC) requesting consultation with the KPA regarding the proposed route for the Belfast to Kaiapoi cycleway, and requesting that the route go through central Kaiapoi. Despite this the WDC have selected a preferred route that bypasses central Kaiapoi, as detailed at the attached link.

Mix n' Mingle at the Port & Eagle

July Mix n' Mingle

Another great Mix n' Mingle. I can appreciate a craft beer even more with the insights provided by David of Port & Eagle Brewpub. Next month we get to see some 3D printers at work. Come along on August 19th to Techmedics Limited and 3D Labs

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In May Martin Pinkham and Martyn Cook presented two submissions to the council on this year's draft Annual Plan.

A 'Kaiapoi Brand' breakfast was held last Wednesday, providing an opportunity for members of the Kaiapoi community to share ideas about the next step in creating a 'Kaiapoi Brand'. This followed a Peter Kenyon breakfast last year where the champion of small towns from Australia had inspired the audience.

David Ayers Speaking at KPA 2019 AGM

2019 Annual General Meeting

The KPA held it's AGM on Monday the 17th June. Among the highlights presented to the attendees by the then Acting Chair, Martin Pinkham, were...

Kaiapoi Town Centre Plan

In May the Kaiapoi Promotion Association are brought business owners a special event. Simon Hart, Business and Centres Manager for the WDC presented the latest updates and developments on the Kaiapoi Town Centre Plan.

Santa Sleighs 'em in Kaiapoi

Santa sleighs 'em in Kaiapoi

"The Streets of Kaiapoi were packed on Saturday as the town's Santa parade heralded the start of the festive season."

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