Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) is the economic development agency for North Canterbury. ENC works alongside businesses and people to develop an innovative and prosperous region. We operate the ENC Business Centre, offer business training, networking functions, a wide range of business support services including free assessments of your business needs, local job vacancies and so much more. Please explore our website to discover how we can help you and your business thrive in North Canterbury.

North Canterbury Business Awards Back for 2016

 Winner - New Emerging and People's Choice - Miss Lilly's Boutique Cafe at the North Canterbury Business Awards

Winner - New Emerging and People's Choice - Miss Lilly's Boutique Cafe

Winner - New Emerging and People's Choice - Miss Lilly's Boutique Cafe at the North Canterbury Business Awards

10, September 2014
We are delighted to be running the North Canterbury Business Awards again this year. This biennial event is a chance to recognise and celebrate the diverse and dynamic businesses of our beautiful region. Winners from 2014 reported many benefits to entering the awards, from increased brand awareness to more motivated staff and a direct boost in sales. 

We want to encourage North Canterbury businesses large and small, old and new to consider entering the awards. We also encourage you to nominate local businesses that you think offer something special. Click the buttons below or find out more here >>



Infometrics Quarterly Report Out Now

 May 30  - The Infometrics Quarterly Economic Monitor, from March 2016, has been published this week and reports a flattening in economic growth in the Waimakariri District, with 0.0% change in GDP over the year.

The report also highlights farmers' struggles, with Fonterra's milk price forecast for the current season sitting at $3.90/kgms, compared to Dairy NZ's breakeven estimate for farmers of $5.25/kgms. 

Despite mixed fortunes regarding outlook, net international migrations into Waimakariri has more than doubled over the past year

Read the full summary of the Infometrics report here >>

Misco Joinery Moving to Kaiapoi

May 23 - You may have noticed the sign on Williams Street in Kaiapoi about Misco Joinery coming to town. This long established, NZ owned and operated joinery business is currently located near Marshlands Road where they design and manufacture kitchens, laundries, wardrobes and study  areas. They specialize in new builds and deal with trade and direct clients throughout Canterbury and the West Coast and they are also starting to supply operators in the North Island. 

They have long had plans to move to Kaiapoi, but like so many things, they got put on hold by the earthquakes. We caught up with them this week to find out about their move to Kaiapoi. 

Read the full story here, including their opening date and employment opportunities >> 

Waimakariri District Promotions

ENC operates the Kaiapoi i-SITE Visitor Information Centre and currently has the Visit Waimakariri WDC promotional contract.

Visit Waimakariri promotes our unspoiled district to the domestic and international traveller. They also produce the very extensive and popular Waimakariri Events calendar that showcase some of the 650 events held annually in the Waimak.

  Find us in our temporary premises... 
Raven Quay, P.O. Box 80,Kaiapoi 7644 
Phone: 03 327 3134 
Open 364 days...  
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm 
Saturday - Sunday 10am - 4pm 
Public Holidays: 11am - 4pm (closed Christmas Day) 

The Kaiapoi i-Site Visitor Information Centre provides expert local knowledge and can also help you with bookings for accommodation, activities and travel within New Zealand.