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.


 The Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) Business Centre opened its doors on December 15th, 2015 in Kaiapoi.  

The centre is the first of its kind in the region and is run by the local economic development agency, Enterprise North Canterbury.  It is set to become a ‘go to’ place for all things business in the region where people can easily access the wide range of business support, advice and resources offered by ENC.  

Facilities include drop-in workspaces for public use with ultrafast broadband as well as meeting rooms and a conference room available for hire.  These can be booked quickly and easily online, via our website.  The year ahead will also see an expanded schedule of business events at the centre, including free business health checks run by sponsor, BDO.

Read the full media release here >>

Chinese New Year Brings Boost to Canterbury

 The China New Year starts on 8th February this year and for tourism operators in the district it means business. This is traditionally the peak time for Chinese holidaymakers. According to Tourism New Zealan an estimated 70,000 Chinese visitors are set to arrive in New Zealand during the four-week period around the actual holiday date.

Read the full article here >>

Muscle Car Madness Benefits Business

Late January saw a big weekend for the district with Muscle Car Madness on the 23rd and 24th January and the World Buskers Festival Roadshow on the 21st in Rangiora and the 22nd in Kaiapoi.

Muscle Car Madness Organiser, Craig Stare, started the event 26 years ago with just 44 cars on display. Last year he saw record attendance with over 20,000 visitors coming from all over New Zealand and overseas. 

Read the full media release about the economic impact of Muscle Car Madness 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.