Posts Tagged ‘Kaiapoi’

Kaiapoi Food Forest is going well

25 March 2018

Volunteers helping out at the Kaiapoi Food Forest. Pre-existing and transplanted fruit trees and new plantings of berry bushes and natives have transformed this corner of our Regeneration Areas that was formerly known as one of the Kaiapoi Red Zones.

Still a Lot of Work to be Done in Kaiapoi-Pines-Kairaki Regeneration Areas

14 August 2016

The draft plan that Minister Brownlee has issued for comment (after being prepared by our community) is, in the common jargon, “high level”. The next doing stages will require more detailed engagement with community and planning. I think that is something we can all enjoy.

Ice Sculpture at Blackwells: #Kaiapoi Arts Week

23 July 2016

A good crowd watching amazing work on a warm nor’west day.

Kaiapoi Art Expo is on This Weekend

22 July 2016

One of the main arts events of the year in Waimakariri is on this weekend in Kaiapoi. A great range of talent is on display, including work from schools across the Waimakariri District.

Kaiapoi’s Darnley Club – 25 Year’s Service

22 May 2016


The Darnley Club is celebrating 25 years providing day elder-care for the community of Kaiapoi and beyond. A huge number of volunteers have helped over the years: as carers, cooks,  drivers, committee members and so on. For most of that time they have operated 5 days a week in the Council-run Kaiapoi Community Centre.

Kaiapoi to Rangiora Fun Run and Walk

13 March 2016


The annual #Kaiapoi to #Rangiora fun run/walk climbs the stopbank after crossing under the Skew Bridge. Great day with a new route. Well done to the Lions for organising this event which links our two main towns.

David Ayers, Mayor, Waimakariri

Waitangi Day in #Waimakariri

8 February 2016


The weather was great and a good crowd celebrated our national day at Trousselot Park, #Kaiapoi.

David Ayers, Mayor, Waimakariri

Great News for Kaiapoi

16 August 2015


The former BNZ in Kaiapoi is now vertical,  having been on a lean since the September 2010 quake. Well done to the new owner,  John Shivas, for rescuing this Category 1 heritage building. Canterbury has lost a lot of its heritage, so it’s great to have this one survive.

The building is now being strengthened.

Art on the Quay Shows Off Private Collection Pieces

2 April 2015


Art on the Quay at the Ruataniwha Civic Centre in #Kaiapoi is showing favorite pieces from the collections of various locals. As you can imagine, there is quite a variety!

Another New Building in Kaiapoi

14 March 2015


A new commercial building is arising on the corner of Williams and Charles Streets where the Post Office once was. A corner clock tower is incorporated in the design, a nod to past history. The Post Office originally had a clock tower but this was removed in the 1930s as a safety measure following the Napier earthquake.

Community Events Spring with Spring!

3 October 2010

With the arrival of warmer weather, community events spring to life like the lambs that have been around for two or three months. 

Kaiapoi Anglican Parish’s Bazaar

Kaiapoi Anglican Parish held their Bazaar at St Bartholmew’s on Saturday, attracting a good crowd. What was significant was the signalling of a returning to a little normality in the Cass Street area, one of the hardest-hit areas in the earthquake. 

And, as usual, the wider Waimakariri community was there to help, with members of the Rangiora Anglican Parish staffing some of the stalls. 

To my inexpert eye, it looks like St Barts survived the earthquake quite well – considering that it has virtually no foundations! – an ongoing concern for the Parish, who are working on rectifying that.  The church was moved to its present site on rollers in the 19th Century and just dropped on the ground surface, more-or-less. It is Kaiapoi’s highest-rated heritage building. 

Woodend Spring Flower Show

This had to be moved to the Rangiora Rugby Club rooms at the Showgrounds because the Woodend Community Centre was closed for earthquake repairs (it’s now open again).  The usual Woodend market was also there. 

The change of venue didn’t seem to affect the number of visitors, because there ws a steady stream of them all day. 

I don’t know a good daffodil from a an indifferent one, but I know a good community event when I see it! 

Oxford Menz Shed Fundraiser

A group in Oxford are raising funds for a Menz Shed, which will be the first in the District (a group in Rangiora has just started to 

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investigate).  They organised a Classic Car Rally (boys’ toys!) and the Oxford community got out with stalls and BBQs and raffles – the whole nine yards.  With the monthly craft market in the Town Hall, an outdoor market in the reserve beside Emma’s, the weekly farmers’ market, the Rangiora Brass Band and all the usual attractions, Oxford was full and buzzing.  The place to be today! 

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1968 Ford Corsair - yes. it's ours!

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