Ka Pai Kaiti undertakes a range of community-building projects.

ONGOING PROJECTS:

 

Kaukau Kaiti Ora Ilminster Pool Project: opening Ilminster Intermediate school pool over summer holidays for local children (ongoing)

Waitangi Day Celebrations: Celebrating Waitangi with the Gisborne community

Kaiti Tu, Kaiti Ora: Ka Pai Kaiti Trust Membership

Matariki: Celebrating Matariki with local schools

Lean On Me Concerts; Raising awareness of suicide prevention

Ka Pai Kaiti Kings Chess Club; meet every Thursday night at the community hub

Ka Pai Kaiti Summer Programme – featuring Whanau In the Park Days; families in parks together

Community Action Group for Early Childhood Education – featuring Tamariki Expo Play Days.

COMPLETED PROJECTS:

Titirangi Community Garden: a project supported by local volunteers and Tairawhiti District Health that involves residents from the younger and older generations growing food together… (ongoing)

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– Tiakina o Tātou Tamariki: a project supported by the Todd Foundation and the JR McKenzie Trust designed to reduce violence and neglect of children and build stronger neighbourhoods(2011-2014)

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Kaiti Art Project: a project supported by the Ministry of Justice to help young Maori decolonise themselves and reduce the incidence of tagging in the Kaiti community… (2008-2011)

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– Kaiti Safer Streets Project: a project supported by Turanga Health, GDC, Police, TDHB, TMAV and other groups to encourage safety and violence prevention in a number of Gisborne streets.

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– Voter Participation Project: a project in 2010 to mobilise voters in four neighbourhoods of Kaiti that had low turnout in the 2007 local body elections. Project Report: [Part 1] [Part 2] [Part 3] (2010)

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– Kaiti Schools Engagement Project: a project supported by Save the Children NZ to encourage greater connection between Kaiti whanau and Kaiti schools…. (2008-2010)

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– Maroro ana te Taura Tangata: a whanau development research project supported by Te Puni Kokiri that investigated the transmission of values and skills between generations in Kaiti… (2006)

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– Kaiti Health Survey: a residents research project identifying the priority heaolth issues for Kaiti residents from their perspective… (2004-2006)

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– Kaiti Community Cohesion Project: a residents research project investigating Kaiti residents perceptions of social capital in the Kaiti community and priority development needs… (2005)

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