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What’s on in Kaiapoi?

Whether you’re local, new in town or looking for a day trip for the family, there’s something for everyone in this bustling township.



  1. Kaiapoi Fun Run
    Date: Sunday 8 March
    Location: Kaiapoi Borough School
    (Raven Quay)It’s time to get your run on! The Kaiapoi Fun Run is a community event that you can run or walk two distances – 5km or 10km.

    Just $10 for adults (16 years and over) and $5 for children (under 16 years), there’s even spot prizes on the day.

    Find the event page on Facebook

  2. Wellbeing Festival
    Date: Saturday 29 February
    Location: Kaiapoi Food Forest on
    Cass Street KaiapoiIt’s time we start looking after ourselves. The Wellbeing Festival is back and, it’s bigger and better than ever!

    Check out a wide range of activities and stalls, healthy foods, herbal teas, herbal remedies, skincare, massages, reflexology, plus lots of demonstrations i.e. cooking classes, pilates, tai chi, yoga and so much more.

  3. Kaiapoi Waitangi Day Family Celebrations
    Date: Thursday 6 February
    Location: Trousselot Park Charles StreetThere really is something for the whole family at this enjoyable community celebration.

    Live entertainment, Kaiapoi High School hangi fundraiser (pre order from the Kaiapoi i-site, $10, cash only), market and food stalls, bouncy castle, pony rides, face painting, airbrush tattoos and flip out air tracks with free entry.


A Dazzling Farewell

Just as much of a dazzling superstar now as he was back in his prime in the 70s, Sir Elton John is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest music legends.


Now he is retiring from life on the road in the name of spending more quality time with his partner and two children – but before he makes his final exit, he wants to go out with a bang. From pub performer to singer, songwriter, pianist, composer and all-round rock icon, Elton John has touched the hearts and ears of almost every pop and rock fan.

Just shy of half a century since his first concert on New Zealand soil, he will bring his mammoth final tour Farewell Yellow Brick Road to our shores next February. John is set to perform four star-studded performances in Auckland, Hawke’s Bay and Dunedin, complete with brand new stage production and a glamorous tour wardrobe designed by the famed high-end clothing brand Gucci.

The four performances will be only a few of 300 concerts in total across five continents. He’ll be joined by longstanding band members Nigel Olsson, Davey Johnstone, Ray Cooper, Matt Bissonette, John Mahon and Kim Bullard for a world tour that’s bigger than ever before. The Farewell Yellow Brick Road world tour commences in 2021 and alas, we will wave goodbye to Elton John’s career with 70s nostalgia in our hearts and the soundtrack to ‘Saturday Night’s Alright’ stuck in our heads.