Arriving in Kaiapoi in 2005, I became involved in the community by volunteering for two emergency services. Became a trustee for All Together Kaiapoi an organisation that puts on local events. I set up Kaiapoi.info and facebook page to encourage residents to Support, Shop and Eat local.
Married to Shirley, father of three wonderful sons and a grandad. Our photography and sculpture business exports to 15 countries.
In 2017 Council approached me to create a community Food Forest, with a vision of Connect, Educate, Nourish and Inspire, now we have 23 food forests from hanmer Springs to Timaru….
Kaiapoi and the Waimakariri is a great place to work and live. The district population is growing quickly, with many on fixed incomes. I am concerned with yearly rate rises, we need more local jobs, we need to be more creative and fiscally responsible.
My business acumen and record for volunteering, allow me to appreciate issues in our community.
Vote for Brent Cairns for Council