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.

Major Retailers Sign On for Ravenswood Development

 August 10 -  The North Canterbury development of Ravenswood has announced the inclusion of several major retailers as anchor tenants for its new commercial centre.
A New World supermarket, a BP Connect service station with Wild Bean Cafe and a McDonald’s restaurant will be just some of the recognised national brands becoming part of the new development, located immediately north of Woodend, with further announcements also expected in the coming weeks.

Heather Warwick, Chief Executive of Enterprise North Canterbury, says the inclusion of such major retailers and the opportunities for small business development within the commercial centre will be a real boost for the region. 

Read the full media release here >>

Local Event Funding Applications Open

 August 9 -   The first of the Waimakariri District Council’s 2016 event funding rounds has just opened for applications . This is a contestable fund that is provided by the Waimakariri District Council, managed by Enterprise North Canterbury and administered by Visit Waimakariri. Funding is allocated to support new and existing events that clearly demonstrate economic and/or community benefit to the Waimakariri District. The minimum allocation for one event is $500 and the maximum $5,000 for event promotion or coordination.

Read the full article here >>   or Find guidelines and application forms here >>

Future of Waimakariri Networking Function a Success

 August 3 - Nearly 100 North Canterbury business people turned out on Thursday 28th July for an evening of networking at the Rossburn Receptions in Rangiora where Simon Markham and Simon Hart from the Waimakariri District Council gave a very informative presentation on the growth of the district.

Read the full event coverage 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.