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.

People's Choice Award Voting Opens

 Cast your Vote  July 18 - All entries are now in for the 2016 North Canterbury Business Awards, which means it is time for the public to cast their vote in the People's Choice Award. An opportunity for customers, clients and colleauges to acknowledge their favourite local business, the People's Choice Award is a hotly contested title that, in 2014, saw over 3,000 public votes. Voting closes August 19 and the winner will be announced at the Gala Evening in September. Cast your vote today! 

Land for Sale Next to The Warehouse in Rangiora

 July 5 - Now that The Warehouse in Rangiora has completed its extension, they are putting their surplus land up for sale on the corner of High Street and East Belt. 

The Warehouse purchased the land from MainPower in 2014 in order to expand its North Canterbury store.  It subsequently added 1835sq m of retail space, including a new garden centre.  With that project now complete they are looking for some new neighbours to make use of the remaining, unused land.  In what could provide an added attraction to potential purchasers, The Warehouse already has a consent for an additional 2143sq m of large format retail on the land being offered for sale.

Read the full article here >>

Infometrics Quarterly Report Out Now

 May 30  - The Infometrics Quarterly Economic Monitor, from March 2016, has been published this week and reports a flattening in economic growth in the Waimakariri District, with 0.0% change in GDP over the year.

The report also highlights farmers' struggles, with Fonterra's milk price forecast for the current season sitting at $3.90/kgms, compared to Dairy NZ's breakeven estimate for farmers of $5.25/kgms. 

Despite mixed fortunes regarding outlook, net international migrations into Waimakariri has more than doubled over the past year. 

Read the full summary of the Infometrics 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.