Kaiapoi is a town in the Canterbury region of the South Island, New Zealand; it is located approximately 17 kilometres north of Christchurch, just north of the Waimakariri River.
Kaiapoi has an extensive shopping centre and a full range of services available. The town also has many sporting and recreational facilities and parks such as the famous Woodford Glen Speedway, the National Scout headquarters and the Cure Rowing Club.
Kaiapoi takes its name from the Maori fortified village which was built just north of the site of the current town around the year 1700 by the Ngai Tahu chief Turakautahi.
Main Towns in the Christchurch-Canterbury Region
Other Towns in the Christchurch-Canterbury Region