Corners of Waimakariri: the Kaiapoi Woollen Mill

Kaiapoi played an important part in the early settler economy of North Canterbury.  The region’s agricultural products moved there to the port, the freezing works or the woollen mill.

The Kaiapoi Woollen Mill and the “Kaiapoi” brand were famous and probably many homes still have Kaiapoi rugs to be brought out on cold days.

Today the mill still has an important function, housing a variety of businesses and is a sprawling, low-rise presence on the Cam River.

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