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.

Canterbury-wide technology survey

Enterprise North Canterbury is asking the people of Waimakariri and Hurunui to spend a few minutes contributing to an online survey about their current technology usage. The survey can be accessed at and you can read the full media release providing more detail of the survey

New Builds in Rangiora and Kaiapoi - Broadband

 Enable Broadband Providers

Enable is very keen to work with developers and builders of large commercial buildings at the design stage to help you plan the broadband services and access you and your tenants will require.

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Fibre deployment Set to begin in Rangiora and Kaiapoi

Fibre broadband network provider, Enable is about to begin a network deployment programme in Rangiora and Kaiapoi that will mean over 3,000 businesses, schools and homes are able to access fibre broadband services by mid-2014.

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Latest Infometric and CAM Reports

Current Local Business Confidence

The latest Infometrics for the Waimakariri economy is available with several key points highlighted while the Hurunui District Council has now formally adopted its Annual Plan (July 2013 - June 2014)

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

Recently ENC sought the views of a range of businesses in North Canterbury on the economic situation they face.

Please read the full update prepared by Simon Markham, the Manager of Policy & Customer Service at the Waimakariri District Council.

For your interest past surveys are also available


North Canterbury Stronger & Better Than Ever

Through sharing their stories and connections with ENC we will show you how four business in North Canterbury as recovered and grown from strength to strength.

The latest statistical information relating to spending in Rangiora and Kaiapoi shows how North Canterbury businesses are better than ever also.

 River activities on the Kaiapoi River
Business Attraction

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.