Knottingly Park - Christmas Cracker Colour Run was a huge success as a fundraising and community event.  

The Makikihi School and Makikihi Hall (supported by the Makikihi Hotel) combined fundraiser brings the Makikihi and wider Waimate communities together for the challenge of general knowledge quiz night fun. The Makikihi School Board of Trustees and the Makikihi Hall committee are most appreciative of the Makikihi Hotel’s support and of the many local businesses who generously offer donations for prizes. Parents of our school are also generous with their support providing help and food contributions as they understand fundraising supports their children at their school.

Makikihi School community band together to run a food stall at the Waimate ‘Strawberry Fare’ held annually on the 2nd Saturday in December. In the past our stall has been sought out by Fare patrons to purchase our tasty ‘Lamb Burgers’.


In 2016, Makikihi School ran their first euchre card evening.  It was a great night and attracted local members of the community and some keen card sharks from further afield.  This was a well supported event and we will aim to run a sequel to this in 2017.


This was a huge success and raised a substantial amount for our new playground fundraising venture.  This will contribute greatly to our playground upgrade and make a start on our bike and nature track.