Business in North Canterbury

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 offer training, networking functions, free assessments of business skills, job search and often have several specific on going projects dealing with broadband, agribusiness, district promotions and much more.

ENC push for better Broadband in North Canterbury

 Enable Broadband Providers  We are currently putting together an application to the Government to bring better broadband and cellular connections to North Canterbury and we need your help to gather evidence of the issues North Canterbury people are experiencing with their connectivity.
We’re asking that you take a minute to complete a speed test and describe your current connection.
Once you have completed the survey you will go in the draw for a free dinner for two (value up to $120) at a North Canterbury restaurant of your choice.
Submissions close Wednesday 24 June at 4pm. Winners will be contacted on 26 June.


Latest Infometric and CAM Reports

Current Local Business Confidence

The latest Infometrics for the Waimakariri economy is available with several key points highlighted.

The latest Commerical Accommodation Monitor (CAM) report is also available for both districts.

In November ENC sought the views of a range of businesses in North Canterbury on the economic & labour market situation.

Please read the update prepared by ENC and BDM.

For your interest past surveys are also available

Business Attraction - Where Business Belongs

The Town Centres of Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Woodend, Pegasus Town and Oxford have had town centre strategies adopted that set out the vision, key themes and specific strategy actions.

ENC has also developed a helpful guide for businesses considering the Waimakariri as an option - Where Business Belongs can be downloaded or contact us to post you a copy.

ENC Business Partners

ENC has developed a Business Partnership with Business Service Providers who are offering their skills and expertise to those in North Canterbury. Currently we are featuring the following trusted partners: -

Williams McKenzie

 Williams McKenzie

Good advice from good people. The team at Williams McKenzie know all about delivering sensible and cost-effective solutions to its clients.

More information on Williams McKenzie >>

Research First

 Research First

We are experts in the full range of survey techniques. Our state of the art call centre provides high quality cost-effective telephone surveying. Our surveys have local, national, and global reach.

More information on Research First >>

Find out about the benefits and how to join ENC's Business Partnership >>

 Kaiapoi i-SITE at Night. Aaron Campbell took this image in 2014 
ENC Tourism

ENC operates the Kaiapoi i-SITE and has the Visit Waimakariri WDC promotional contract. The Kaiapoi i-Site provides expert local knowledge and can also help you with bookings for accommodation, activities and travel within New Zealand.

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 550 events held annually in the Waimak.