KPA Information Updates

This page is our central source of information. The place to visit to stay up to date with everything we are working on and who we are working with.

News Updates


This page is our central source of information. The place to visit to stay up to date with everything we are working on and who we are working with.


The Destination Kaiapoi Collective is a group of businesses operating within Kaiapoi that are working together, in partnership with Kaiapoi Promotions Association (KPA), to promote Kaiapoi as a visitor destination.

For more information about this initiative please visit our website,

We have one current offer available for a radio ad using the Kaiapoi jingle (an example of the jingle can be found here). You would be one of 3 businesses sharing a 60 second ad (15 seconds each) with the Kaiapoi jingle.

This current offer will be starting 22nd July through till the 30th July on Newstalk ZB  and Coast.
Running from 6am to 10pm.  Average delivery of 4 per day.
This is also available for August

If you are interested in this offer or would like to learn more about the DKC please contact Martyn Cook using the contact details below.

Martyn Cook
Business Manager
Kaiapoi Promotion Association
phone: 021 0221 2627


We are very pleased to be able to announce that the 2020 Kaiapoi Christmas Carnival and Santa Parade has been confirmed and will take place on Saturday the 5th of December.

Follow our dedicated facebook page for updates.

Notice of AGM

The Kaiapoi Promotion Association will be holding their AGM on July 1st.

Held at the Coastguard Rooms,

76A Charles St Kaiapoi

Doors open at 5:30 with a complimentary drink and nibbles

We are very pleased to have the Waimakariri District Mayor, Dan Gordon, presenting to us from approximately 6:00 pm before the formal meeting.


Save the Date

KPA Supports Council Proposal for Stopbank Cycle Route

The Kaiapoi Promotions Association is very supportive of the Waimakariri District Council’s proposal to provide $250,000 in the Recreation budget towards the construction of a recreational cycle route from the north end of the Waimakariri River bridge to central Kaiapoi utilising the existing Ecan stopbanks.

This proposal to include the project in the 20120/21 Annual Plan was supported by the council following the consideration of presentations from KPA and ENC at its meeting on 1 October 2019. At that meeting ENC highlighted that this recreational route is a key component of a wider recreational cycle route extending into North Canterbury.

The Council has spent a lot of money developing the central Kaiapoi area and it is imperative that the cycleways are located in places that makes access to central Kaiapoi simple and safe for visitors.

The KPA Business Manager Martyn Cook noted that the recent Kaiapoi Brand workshop concluded that walking and cycling is a key attraction for visitors to Kaiapoi, and that the residents of North Christchurch are the primary target market for visitors. He said “As the country emerges from the current lockdown it is clear that domestic visitors to Kaiapoi will be key to ensuring that a wide range of businesses in the Kaiapoi area flourish.”

The CNC project has already made provision for this key visitor link in the design of its cycleway, as shown on the drawing above.

In addition, Ecan is very supportive of the project, as it is complimentary to its existing recreational cycle trails, and has offered to complete some works to facilitate the project

KPA Requests Funding for Kaiapoi Visitor Maps

The Kaiapoi Promotions Association has requested funding from Waimakariri District Council to produce a set of digital and hard copy Kaiapoi Visitor Maps.

The participants at the recent KPA Kaiapoi Brand workshop were asked to identify what they considered to be the key attractions for visitors to Kaiapoi to four potential customer types. The responses clearly ranked the top attractions being:

  • Walking / cycling
  • River precinct
  • Parks / reserves
  • Beaches

KPA Chairperson Martin Pinkham said “The participants were also asked what projects that could be implemented quickly to provide the maximum benefit to support efforts to attract visitors to Kaiapoi. The top ranking project identified was the production of a series of Walking / Cycling visitor guides.”

Since that workshop KPA has undertaken further research on what other areas have done and concluded that the approach taken by the Nelson region would work well in Kaiapoi. The Nelson area has created a series of Walking and Cycling route maps in an A4 format, some single and some double sided. The maps have a consistent theme and have:

  • a schematic, easy to follow, map
  • commentary on points of cultural, historic, civic and ecological interest
  • details of recreational facilities

It is proposed that hard copies would be available from the iSite, and digital versions of the maps would be hosted on the Visit Waimakariri website, and the KPA website, where they can be:

  • downloaded and printed off prior to a visit
  • read directly on a tablet or phone

In addition, these maps would be accessible on the YMac app, which has the advantage of being able to use the navigation features of a digital device to get directions to the start of the route.

The Kaiapoi Promotions Association is keen to work with the Councils Signage Working Party, the Kaiapoi District Historical Society, and other stakeholders in developing a resource for visitors and locals.