Learn about Pines and Kairaki Beaches Community and its history.
The Pines and Kairaki Beaches Association Inc was founded in 1929, originally as “The Pines Association.” In the early years, the association provided the settlements with a variety of public facilities, including a playground, improved toilets and changing sheds, a public water well and the community hall. In addition, many of these projects were self-funded, using the proceeds generated from the association’s annual gala. The association has also played a vital role in lobbying local authorities for better living conditions, contributing to the installation of electricity, the sewerage system and other core infrastructural projects.
Today, The PKBA continues to play a significant role in the Pines and Kairaki communities. The PKBA organizes a variety of community events all throughout the year, including beach clean-ups, Christmas parties, public fireworks, potluck dinners and the annual community gala (although this event is currently on hold). In addition, the PKBA has done its up-most to support residents through the aftermath of the 2010-11 Canterbury Earthquakes, during which many homes and community facilities were badly damaged.