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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

14444887_1840507402849907_3219797266491952384_oWe organise projects or can assist you with projects

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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.

17th June KYDz Mudfest……

a fun, muddy and wet obstacle course……..registrations now open!!

Who is up for the challenge? Come on parents, I know you want to have a go too….

* Teams of 3 (must be aged 8 or over).
* Family teams can have 3 or more competitors with a maximum of 6 (can be of any age but there must be members that can assist the younger children if need be). Some of the activities/obstacles will be challenging for young participants)……take a look at the photo for a wee hint 😉

Registrations can be printed from here, downloaded from the You Me We Us website www.youmeweus.co.nz or collected from any Kaiapoi School as of Monday 21st May.

8th – 14th July “Lantern Festival”

Announcing an exciting and colourful event coming to Kaiapoi…..
‘Lighting the town with Lanterns’
A huge shout out to the businesses that have come on board and will be participating in the Lantern Festival…….Skin Show Tattoo, Gulliver and Tyler, Corcoran French, Red Eight Cafe, Matt Doocey MP Waimakariri, Rangiora & Kaiapoi Eyecare Optometrists, Blackwells Department Store, Kaiapoi Family Doctors, Acropolis Wedding Hire, CRAZE Fashion KaiapoiFlying Fish Pet Supplies, Kaiapoi Cycles & Mowers, Kaiapoi Paper Plus, Helloworld Kaiapoi, CBK Craft Bar & Kitchen Kaiapoi, Camera & Digital Kaiapoi, AMI Kaiapoi, Christina Summerhayes, Ashton Wheelans Limited , Harcourts Kaiapoi, Christine Watton – Ray White, OurKidz NZ OSCAR, McConchie Builders and Not Just Red Ones – Jewellery
If you are a business owner in Kaiapoi and would like to be involved, please email Linda at youmeweuskaiapoi@gmail.com
We still have many spaces that can be filled with lanterns.

* Kane Shield swimming competition – Monday 27th August
* Spring Festival 23rd – 30th September
* Top Team Challenge – 23rd September
* Food Forest outdoor art exhibition 28th and 29th Setember
* Amazing Race – 25th November



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

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Time: 6:15 pm

Iconic team swimming event

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 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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