Since moving to Kaiapoi in 2005, I volunteered for two of the emergency service organisations and served for around 9 years in each.
In 2017 I created a website and facebook page that promotes the idea of people Supporting, Shopping and Eating Local Kaiapoi – https://kaiapoi.info I also created https://kaiapoinewzealand.com a site that targets visitors to the township, in addition I set up a North Canterbury arts trail https://artist2u.com.
Supporting local is heart to successful communities, when you shop locally you meet local people and start learning whats happening in the township
Combined with the facebook page its the go to place for all of whats happening in Kaiapoi.. there are over 600 Kaiapoi businesses on that site
In 2017 I was asked by Council to create the Kaiapoi Food Forest on Cass Street… from a bare piece of land 2 years ago…we have had over 3000 trees and plants donated by the community. I have created an environment where we are Growing Food – Growing community, creating a charitable trust with some out standing volunteers.
Current Community board member, am Chair of Kaiapoi Food Forest I passionately educate others to grow their own food, aiming to have food forests throughout the district, in schools and in peoples own backyards.
As Chair for Neighbourhood Support North Canterbury I want to help build safe, friendly, resilient communities. As Trustee for All Together Kaiapoi, helping put on events, makes for vibrant townships. A former volunteer for St John being on Waimakariri health advisory board, aiming to build healthy communities. I belong to GreyPower so as to make sure members voices are heard.
Six years ago I created a valuable online directory for local business and clubs www.Kaiapoi.info encouraging residents to Support, Shop and Eat Local.
My wife Shirley and I own a photography and sculpture business where we have exported our artwork to 15 different countries.
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I assist when I can at “Art on the Quay” Kaiapoi’s premium art gallery at the library.
If you want to contact me, please use the form below… or call 027 2224767
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