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.

Earthquake Support for North Canterbury Businesses

 November 21 - Visit our Earthquake Support page for links, tips and advice for businesses affected by the earthquakes. 

November 18 - Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has announced an earthquake support package for the primary sector around the upper South Island, involving funding of at least $5million. 
Read the full press release here >>

November 17 - The government has today announced a wage subsidy scheme for earthquake affected businesses.
Read the full press release here >> 

November 15 - We understand all too well the emotional and practical toll that earthquakes can take on all of us. At Enterprise North Canterbury we will be focusing on providing practical information and support to businesses and business owners at this difficult time. As the local economic development agency for North Canterbury we are here to be your first point of contact particularly in these difficult times.

We’re currently waiting to see what assistance will be available for businesses through government and council departments and we will be providing updates on this as we are informed.  Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep informed of these.

If you have particular quake-related business concerns in the meantime, then don’t hesitate to contact our Business Support Manager, Miles Dalton, who will be able to provide you with advice on the best contacts for your situation. 

For more information:

Paris Comes to Kaiapoi

 Kaiapoi i-SITE at Night. Aaron Campbell took this image in 2014 
November 3 - The historic railway station that was formerly home to Kaiapoi’s i-Site is set to take on a new lease of life.

The building will soon be home to a new café run by local resident Sheryl Johnson and her daughter, Charlotte.

Get the full story here >> 

Research & Development Help Available from ENC

 October 31 - ENC have recently started administering the Getting Started Research and Development grants on offer through Callaghan Innovation. North Canterbury businesses looking for funding to solve early stage research and development problems can now initially approach ENC for advice on eligibility as well as support and guidance in the application process. 

Find out more about the grant and the support available >>

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.