Kaiapoi is a beautiful little river town located a short drive from Christchurch city. In the past decade, following the Canterbury earthquakes, Kaiapoi has undergone significant redevelopment. With new boutique shops, eateries and offices in and around the main street, Kaiapoi boasts an exciting and busy town centre.

It's no wonder that the town's population of 13,650 is expected to grow to over 15,000 by 2028.

Manufacturing is the lead industry in Kaiapoi followed by retail/wholesale and construction. The hospitality, tourism and professional services sectors also employ a number of staff in and around the town centre.

Kaiapoi's affordable housing, schooling options, employment opportunities and easy access to the city as well as Rangiora and the wider North Canterbury region make it a very desirable destination.

Kaiapoi township
13,650 Population predicted to increase to 15,340 by 2028
17km From Christchurch city centre

Kaiapoi River



Kaiapoi has a number of primary (year 1-8) schools to choose from as well as its own secondary school (year 9-13) and a number of small, rural primary schools in the surrounding areas.

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