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You Me We Us – Provide opportunities for the residents of Kaiapoi, Kairaki and Pines beach to engage and participate in their community moving forward.

To strengthen community groups and organisations of Kaiapoi, Kairaki and Pines Beach to build community capacity and enhance sustainability.

To support the residents of Kaiapoi, Kaiaraki and Pines Beach to manage the change, growth and development of the communities long term, resulting in increased capacity to ensure sustainable communities.

You Me We Us Newsletter March 2018

You Me We Us Newsletter March 2018
You Me We Us Newsletter March 2018

You Me We Us Organise and Run Events

Kane Shield

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One of You Me We Us major sponsors

Blackwells Department Store
Blackwells Department Store

Calendar of events

Here we will inform you of any up and coming events.

Kane Shield date for this community swimming event is yet to be confirmed

Kaiapoi Food Forest “Connect” planting day 24th March from 10am till 2pm on site on the corner of Cass and Meadow Streets. Bring seedlings, cuttings, herbs, trees and plants a spade and a picnic.

Top Team challenge 25th March at Kaiapoi High School 10.30am start. Teams of 6 aged between 10 and 18 (team must include one adult over 18yrs) $10 per team, cash prizes for winners

Film festival 14th April – movie to be confirmed start will be 4pm at Trousellot park, Charles Street, Kaiapoi


Scroll through the calendar, it will show dates of up and coming events

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Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
* Film FestivalFilm Festival

Time: 4:00 pm

Movie and time will be confirmed

* Pop up CinemaPop up Cinema

Time: 5:30 pm

The You Me We Us and Blackwell's Pop Up Cinema' Sing along to Mama Mia

Category Key
 You Me We Us Meetings

If you have any event or project ideas that you would like see in Kaiapoi.

Continue reading “Calendar of events”


You Me We Us are a bunch of local residents who are committed to helping create a thriving and unique community that is empowered to make great things happen.

Since beginning in October 2013, You Me We Us have already held or supported a number of very successful projects and events – 2 Kaiapoi River Clean Ups, 2 Pop Up Cinema Events, 2 Spy Training events for children, Adopt a Planter, Welcome Bags, Kaiapoi Drum Day, Community Pathway and the Giant X’s & 0’s Board Project, Under 7’s – Over 70’s Artwork Afternoon, The Kane Shield, Kaiapoi Invisible Choir, Gardening through Schools, Patchina the Giraffe – ‘From Kaiapoi with Love’, 4 School Giraffes, Food Forest Planting and The Kaiapoi Night Market to name a few.

Future projects include a number of Community Events as well as supporting the development of Community Food Forests, another Kaiapoi River Clean Up and the return of the Kaiapoi Night Market.

You Me We Us is a registered charity, made up of a small number of volunteers committed to bring to Kaiapoi events, particularly community projects relating to the themes of enhancing natural environment, young people and youth space, arts and culture, businesses and economic development and community spaces and facilities. To build on community involvement, camaraderie and enjoyment. that will increase a sense of connectedness between residents.   It’s all about putting ideas into action. In October 2013 we invited locals to a conversation café where heaps of ideas for community-building and beautification initiatives were shared. A year on, over 15 of these have become a reality, some of which include the Harcourts Kaiapoi River Clean-up; giant toy boxes and community naughts and crosses boards (using repurposed road cones as markers) for the town centre; planting days to grow food forests; bottling, pickling and preserving workshops; the family-aimed Kaiapoi Adventure Race; and Kaiapoi Stands Tall which saw five 1.3m-tall fibreglass giraffes decorated by local schools.

Our steering group looks forward to helping deliver many more, particularly with businesses and sports and youth groups.

Funding for everything we do, comes entirely fundraising, if you can help or have contacts that can assist with finding funding for various projects, please let us know.

Do you have a project or an event for Kaiapoi that just needs some help or support to make it happen? You Me We Us may be able to assist. We would love to hear from you so please

If you would like to be part of this small group of enthusiastic volunteers. In the first instance make contact with Linda on ph: on 027 781 3048



You Me We Us love to put together or assist with various community projects. The likes of wonderful painted murals, food forests, beautification projects and Christmas trees on the river.. we make it happen Continue reading “Projects”


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