Our Members

Our Membership comes from Business Operators, Residents, and Community Groups within the Kaiapoi-Tuahiwi, The Pines and Kairaki Beach, Woodend, Pegasus, Ohoka, and Ravenswood areas.

The KPA sees its role as promoting Kaiapoi as a township that is a vibrant and prosperous place, which attracts people to visit, engage with the community and enjoy the many amazing attributes and attractions that are unique to a river town.


Pauline Murphy

12 Williams Street

| Blue Skies Conference Centre

Group accommodation and outdoor activities.


Blue Skies is located only 20 minutes north of central Christchurch and Christchurch airport. Set in 7ha of park like grounds, it provides a tranquil working environment and space to enjoy. Blue Skies is a dynamic multiple-building facility, offering a range of group accommodation for 10 – 200 people in single rooms, twin singles and bunk rooms. There is also the option to self-cater or fully cater for your group.

Blue Skies has a distinctly rural feel, with space to train or play, on-site activities and camping.

Business Conferences, School Camps, Church Groups, Training Retreats, Sports Teams, Family Celebrations, Events, Club Gatherings and Picnics – we have spacious grounds and plenty of rooms for your group to experience, stay, connect, camp, play, train, retreat, learn and be active.

Blue Skies is the complete solution with an on-site swimming pool, orienteering, challenge activities including Confidence and Initiative Courses, volleyball area, dodge ball, flying fox, frisbee golf, camp fire pit, and room to kick, throw or bat a ball. As well as instructed Abseiling, Rockwall Climbing and leadership programmes– with Outdoor Education New Zealand, it is ideal for your group’s camp, conference, retreat, event or seminar.

Blue Skies has easy access to Kaiapoi town-ship and river walks.

We are two minutes to Kaiapoi township, providing you with local shops, supermarkets, aquatic centre and museum. You will find public transport at the gate. On-site we have easy bus, vehicle and van turnaround areas and unlimited parking.

Our Mission Statement:
“To provide cost effective accommodation and activity facilities to the community.”