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.

Diverse Business Community Represented at Awards

 September 7 - The North Canterbury Business Awards Gala Dinner on 2nd September was a great indicator of the diverse and dynamic business community in the region. Over 350 people turned out to see the winners and finalists of the awards announced at the sold-out event held at Ohoka Hall, with many local businesses large and small, old and new well represented.

The winners and finalists for each category were announced during the course of the evening as guests enjoyed a fantastic three-course dinner and local wines. Host Jackie Clarke kept everyone entertained and band Acoustic Sound filled the dancefloor after dinner. We’d like to say a big thank you to all the businesses that made the evening possible – from sponsors to entrants.

View the full list of winners and finalists here >>

First Tenant Opens in Junction Hotel Development

 August 31 - The first of the tenants has moved in and opened for business in the Junction Hotel development on Rangiora High Street.

The Cutting Room is exactly what it says, a no appointment cutting salon where you can pop in and get a haircut. Owned and run by Woodend resident and experienced hair stylist, Jay Boswell, it occupies a 120 sq metre, ground-floor space in the building and opened its doors on Saturday.

Read the full story and find out what other tenants will be opening soon >>

Economic Monitor Says 2016 is Set to Improve

  August 25The latest economic monitor predicts a positive second-half of 2016 for the Waimakariri District with pressure easing on dairy farmers and more work in the pipeline for construction firms.

The quarterly report to June says that despite GDP levelling off compared to the past few years, prospects are still looking good for the coming year. 

“The decline in economic activity over the past year is insignificant when compared to the 7.1%pa average rate at which Waimakariri’s GDP grew at over the previous five years,” the report reads. 

Unemployment has improved on the last quarter and retail spending in the region increased by 5.5%, compared to 2.8% nationally.  

Read the full report here >>

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.