WHAT’S HAPPENING

Food Forest Events:

We have Kath Irvine returning to conduct another pruning workshop on Tuesday 16th June from 3-5pm

Kath has a wonderful gardeing blog – https://www.ediblebackyard.co.nz/ well worth following

Let us know if you want more info by emailing brent@kai.net.nz


Wellbeing Festival is back

Due to success of last year… the festival is back, just bigger and better and we would love to have you come and be involved.
29th February from 10am till 3pm at Kaiapoi Food Forest on Cass Street Kaiapoi.

The Wellbeing festival is on this Saturday the 29th at the food forest in Kaiapoi… from 10-3
Well-being is the experience of health, happiness, and prosperity…. We want everyone to walk away from this event with a heightened sense of Wellbeing.
We have live music, throughout the day there will be demos, a tent filled with massage therapists, reflexologists, crafts stalls, amazing foodies…some new foodies that have not been at any event, plus we have loads of stalls… probably more stalls than any other local market.
Last year this was such a fun family event that we decided to make it bigger and better…
Because its leap year, leaplings (those born on the 29th February) will receive a birthday gift
If any girl asks her partner to marry her on the day, they will receive a great prize… they will be married for free by marriage celebrant Sharons Russell and will receive a Free engagement shoot by Forever young Photography
So people can safely move from the church fair to the Wellbeing festival, we are closing the small section of Cass Street. Between Meadow and Feldwick drive…and will be installing a mobility park area… that will accommodate around 5-8 vehicles all thanks to Total traffic Management.
We want to make sure that we do things right for the environment… Thanks to EcoEducate, this is a Zero Waste event… please bring your cup, plate and cutlery…FYI – we will have some at the event if you forget
Well-being is the experience of health, happiness, and prosperity…. We want everyone to walk away from this event with a heightened sense of Wellbeing. The Five Ways to Wellbeing are – Connect, Be Active, Keep Learning, Give, and Take Notice… All of these elements will be on show at our Wellbeing festival….
10am till 3pm… come early and get involved in what’s going to be a great day

St Bartholmews neighbouring church is holding their church fete at the same time… which means we will have lots of people visiting the event.
We are attempting to close the small portion of Cass St, to allow pedestrians to safely move between the two events.

Five great ways to promote WellBeing
Connect: Build connections with people around you and Connect with Nature!!!!
Be active: Boost your energy and mood by doing something active.
Take notice: Be curious about the world and savour the moment.
Keep learning: Learn something new to boost your confidence and have fun.
Give: Do something nice for someone.
An extra one .. we are in a food forest – Eat a healthy balanced diet

See you on the 29th February
Thank you Brent

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Wellbeing is strongly linked to happiness and life satisfaction
Feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to the overall health of an individual, enabling them to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve what they want out of life

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well – being for all at all ages is important to building prosperous communities

Heke tipu oranga, he taonga tuku iho, ka pakanga ake, aue te aiotanga, te manawanui.
Persist in the battle and journey for wellbeing, it is a treasure handed down from the heavens, then comes confidence and peace.

Get ready to refresh yourself…

Further 2020 events

15th April – kumara harvest
16th June – Kath Irvine – pruning workshop
14th September – 3rd birthday
11th November – kumara planting
12th December – Strawberry Fair

Previous events

Strawberry Fair – 14th December 2019 from 1pm till 4pm

Bring a picnic and enjoy live BIG BAND music, stalls with fresh yummy strawberries, cakes, desserts etc
Prizes for best dressed, best strawberry recipe, largest strawberry.

This is going to be a fun family day… bring picnic blanket, reusable cup, plate, cutlery and napkin as this is a no waste event, thank you.

If you a retailer, school or group that want to sell items made or themed strawberry, please fill in the registration form and email back.

Kaiapoi Food Forest Event Registration Strawberry Fair

The point of holding events in Kaiapoi from my point of view… each event brings people to the township, plus makes the town more vibrant and interesting for residents…
The Strawberry Fair we hope will encourage people to come to Kaiapoi early, check out the river, have a coffee in Christchurch’s best cafe..which is here in Kaiapoi (Red Eight Cafe) or one of the other fab cafes in the town, ie Paris for the Weekend, Rivertown Cafe Kaiapoi, along with others … then check out the river and the river Queen. Then do some shopping at Christchurch’s second most favourite retailer which again is also here in Kaiapoi ( CRAZE Fashion Kaiapoi) or pop and grab some gifts or flowers at Kaiapoi Florist, or Blackwells, Blakeleys etc then pop along to the Fair with picnic in hand, maybe grab something from the Deli at Kaiapoi New World along with grabbing a great milkshake at Kaiapoi Night n Day.
Then afterwards stay on and have a meal at our amazing restaurants Zaafran Moroccan And Indian Restaurant, CBK Craft Bar & Kitchen Kaiapoi, Port & Eagle Brewpub, Teppanyaki Takao Kaiapoi etc etc etc
Kaiapoi is the a great place to live and work and we want to do our bit to make it the best river town in new Zealand


Previous Food Forest events:

100% North Canterbury Fundraising Dinner, showcasing the finest locally produced food and drinks.
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Plus Plus Plus
Bruce Kearney, Principal of Kaiapoi High will share insights into what he learned when he attended the Harvard Business School.
Insights that you can take away and potentially apply to your own life and business.
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Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, HBS Online and many executive education programs…
Sally Lane of Compass FM will be your MC for the night

There are limited number of seats… book online here https://bit.ly/2I4rWkW

Who Should attend:
Successful business owners, Managers, Sales managers… you will have the opportunity to have some fun, network and learn.
North Canterbury Food manufacturers, this is your opportunity to showcase your products in front of a quality audience of influential business owner/operators.
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Food Manufacturers wishing to book a space or provide product, Corporates looking to be at the forefront of this event… PM the organizers or call Brent on 027 2224767 or brent@brentcairns.com for sponsorship options.
Proceeds go to the Kaiapoi Food Forest Trust

Doors open at 6pm
First part of the Bruce’s talk at 7, food served at 7.20, talk at 8, dessert at 8.20, talk at 8.50
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Thank you to Hamish of CBK Craft Bar & Kitchen Kaiapoi for hosting this event


Food Forest and Wellbeing Festival – Te Whakaora Ra

29th February 2020 from 10am to 2pm – at the Kaiapoi Food Forest on the corner of Cass and Meadow St Kaiapoi

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Five great ways to promote WellBeing
Connect: Build connections with people around you and Connect with Nature!!!!
Be active: Boost your energy and mood by doing something active.
Take notice: Be curious about the world and savour the moment.
Keep learning: Learn something new to boost your confidence and have fun.
Give: Do something nice for someone.
An extra one .. we are in a food forest – Eat a healthy balanced diet

Wellbeing is strongly linked to happiness and life satisfaction
Feelings of wellbeing are fundamental to the overall health of an individual, enabling them to successfully overcome difficulties and achieve what they want out of life

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well – being for all at all ages is important to building prosperous communities

Heke tipu oranga, he taonga tuku iho, ka pakanga ake, aue te aiotanga, te manawanui.
Persist in the battle and journey for wellbeing, it is a treasure handed down from the heavens, then comes confidence and peace.

Get ready to refresh yourself…