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Congratulations Dragonfly, winners of the inaugural

Ka Pai SOUP!


WOW Carterton, what an amazing night we had at the first Ka Pai SOUP event!  The foyer was full, people were excited and the pot was generously filled with $1320 cash for the winning pitch! 

An audience of over 70 people voted Dragonfly, a Wairarapa College band seeking event listings and marketing support, as the winner of the first Ka Pai SOUP event securing just ONE vote more than the runner up R2R - Rangatahi to Rangatira Carterton Youth Group.

Developed to celebrate community initiatives, the SOUP event showcased Community-Led Development at it's finest, with the audience using the Q&A time after each pitch to tease out the ideas and offer support, connections, and funding for each of the five pitches.

For Dragonfly, this included a practice and gig venue free of charge, permission to use the Town Square for a future gig and booking the band for 2 large scale events! 

You can watch the top 2 pitches below by clicking on the images. If interested in further supporting any of these initiatives get in touch with the pitchers, links to contacts included below, or email and we can put you in touch.

The next Ka Pai SOUP is in the planning for May 2020 so if you have an idea or project you would like to pitch, get in touch!

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Winners of the February

Ka Pai SOUP event 


Wairarapa College band
Seeking funding for marketing support and gig guide
Pitched by the band and manager Hansel Wiramanaden.
Hansel Wiramanaden


Eye of the Rangatahi - Youth Week initiative designed to encourage local youth to share and showcase the places in Carterton that make them feel proud
Pitched by Anaru Te Rangi

Contact:  R2R 

EV Shuttle Service

Pitch for a service to be provided, initially from the Events Centre to Masterton, but extending for youth, events, elderly, commuters.

Pitched by Minty Hunter

Contact: Minty Hunter

Community Seating 

Pitch to build a community picnic table and position nearby the Angel Wing mural behind the Carterton Police Station.
Pitched by Allen Batchelor

Contact: Allen Batchelor

Student-Led Cafe

Pitch to secure funding for a coffee machine to aid the development Student-led cafe at Gladstone School.
Pitched by Belinda Bunny and Micaela Rutene

Contact: Belinda Bunny

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