News and information relevant to our members.
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.
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.
Thursday November 14th from 7:15 am to approx 9:30 am
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.
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. Craig has worked as a Chartered Accountant, including in a Senior Management capacity at PricewaterhouseCoopers and received the 2005 Young Accountant of the Year Award for the Southern Region.
What are you doing?
For this second event we have compiled all the notes taken from the first event and used them to develop a series of questions and topics. Attendees will work in small groups to discuss and respond to a series of topics presented to them. The results of these responses will be collated and presented in real time for further discussion and analysis.
The objective by the end of the morning is to have identified a set of practical projects to work towards as we work to build the Kaiapoi Brand.
What does it cost?
The continental + cooked breakfast, Tea, Coffee, Muffins, and fruit juice will cost $45 per person (gst included).
Contributing to the future of our town: priceless.
How do I pay?
You can register and pay here.
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.
RSVP to email@example.com now.
We had a good sized and enthusiastic group join us and the team at Corcoran French on 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.
Kaiapoi business leaders have welcomed news the Waimakariri District Council will consider funding a new cycleway to link the town with Christchurch.
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.
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.
The KPA will be making a submission supporting the adoption of the Doubledays Road via the Waimakariri River Regional Park rather than the Council’s preferred route. The reason that KPA opposes the preferred route are:
If you want the WDC to reconsider their preferred route and have a cycle route that will serve both commuters and recreational riders we strongly encourage to make submissions either from your business, or personally.
I have enclosed a copy of the consultation form, and also a link to the OnLine Submission Form https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7FLYBSH
The table has suggested wording for the various sections that you can cut and paste into the online form, or this editable PDF.
The consultation period ends at 8am Monday 12 August 2019.
I / we oppose the council’s preferred route for the following reasons:
Select option 1 Shared paths, pedestrian / cycle
Select option 2 Safest route
Select Yes and Yes
We will keep you informed of progress on this project as it works its way through the council system.
Chair Kaiapoi Promotion Association
Phone +64 3 327 4535 | Cell +64 21 548 751
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
In May Martin Pinkham and Martyn Cook presented two submissions to the council on this year's draft Annual Plan.
These submissions failed to make it into this years budget however, we are still in discussions in an effort to improve the ground conditions of the preferred site for this year's Christmas Carnival.
The submissions and our supporting presentation can be viewed below.
Submission to the WDC AP_Cycleway.pdf
Submission to the WDC AP_Regeneration Area.pdf