Together we can make great things happen in Kaiapoi and Waimakariri
People and communities working together can make great things happen
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.
We organise projects or can assist you with projects
Winners of the first KYDz 3×3 basketball tournament – held on the 9th
Wonderful celebration, lots of stalls, entertainment, hangi, kapa haka groups
Kydz Mud Fest
Great family fun… for those not afraid of getting just a little dirty
Decorating the shop fronts on William Street
Kaiapoi Fun Run 5 & 10Km
Walking or running
Kane Shield swimming competition
It’s just about time to dust off those swim suits as the 2018 Kane Shield fast approaches. A not to be missed iconic Kaiapoi event. Get your team together and lock the date in your diary for this fun night of good healthy competition. Monday 27th August at the Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre. Doors open at 5.30pm with the first race commencing at 6.15pm sharp. Gold coin entry per person. Raffles available to purchase on the night. We encourage early registration, however late registrations will be accepted on the night until 5.45pm. You Me We Us would like to recognise and thank the Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre for their help and support with this great community event.
Celebrating Spring, giving away daffodils and chocolates.
This is a fun, competitive and challenging event for Kaiapoi which is loosely based on the reality television game show ‘The Amazing Race’. Teams of two people race around Kaiapoi (and possibly surrounding areas) on both foot and bikes completing challenges in competition with other teams.
We can assure you that this year the event will again be challenging but fun and of course community minded. So come on people, get registered and be part of this awesome community event.
Kaiapoi River Carnival & Boat Show
There will be lots of on water activities – brand new boats in boat show-used boats in another section and an opportunity for people to sell water activity ‘stuff’ swap meet style. Heaps happening for the kids- Walk on Water Balls, Water Bumper boats, Wipe out, Pirates ship, face painting, There will be a photo competition- photo to be of the Kaiapoi River between the mouth and the motorway.
If you have any event or project ideas that you would like see in Kaiapoi.
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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…here are examples of our projects.
Kaiapoi Food Forest – Charles and Meadow Streets, Kaiapoi
Growing food – Growing community
The Kaiapoi food forest will be enduring through its values –
connect, nourish, educate and inspire.
Establishing a food forest was a popular request during the community consultation phase of developing the Waimakariri Recovery Plan. The WDC and The Kaiapoi Food Forest trust will work together to bring this legacy community project to life, because Kai in is our name.
Creating a food forest is an exercise in connecting people, increasing resilience and sustainability, reducing net migration, improving living quality, creating jobs, strengthening mental and physical health, up skilling youth, attracting tourists and generating profit for Kaiapoi and the Waimakariri District.
This will be the first food forest in Waimakariri.
This will be a legacy project, providing food for generations.
We will grow many heritage varieties of fruit and vegetables.
Repurposing fruit trees from the neighbouring red zones, trees going from feeding one family to feeding a community.
The food forest will be a destination, bringing tourists and visitors to the district
Charles Street Toilet beautification project
Shirley Cairns one of the Trustees had the idea of beautifying the drab gray toilets on Charles Street, next to “Paris for the Weekend” Cafe and opposite New World Supermarket.
Jackie Watson came up with a design and John Chivers donated some left over pots of paint…
You Me We Us is still taking orders for the Kaiapoi Flag. If you or anyone you know is interested in purchasing your very own one, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The total cost per flag, including GST and Freight, is $110.00 for a very high quality 1800mm x 900mm customised flag pole flag finished with either rope and toggle or sister clips.
Installation of the “LetterBox” sculpture, The Kaiapoi Letterbox Sculpture was unveiled in its new permanent location on the corner of Williams and Fuller streets in September. MainPower sponsored the installation of the sculpture
“Patchina” a Kaiapoi Community Art project
Meet the talented artists from Kaiapoi North School who collaborated so well to produce this stunning beach mural. Many thanks team.
This mural, the last of the three school “You, Me, We, Us” projects, will be on display on the sign board at Kairaki / Pines Beach shortly.
Thanks to all the wonderful students from the North, Borough and St. Patricks schools who have contributed to brightening up our community.
Beautiful mural by artists from Kaiapoi Borough School students
This was a project You Me We Us organised in remembrance of the September 4th earthquakes…
A group of us in the dead of the night painted fence posts around the various Red Zones in Kaiapoi…to brighten up the dull and boring fence posts
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