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.

ENC Networking Function – sponsored by ASB

Patoa Farms - South Island Farmer of the Year

 ASB and ENC November Networking Function

The final networking function of 2014, sponsored by ASB, attracted over 70 business people including the Mayor of Hurunui, Winton Dalley.

There were two guest speakers; ASB Chief Economist Nick Tuffley and Steve Cooper, the Health and Safety consultant from the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce.

Find out more about this and other ENC networking events.

 Patoa Farm, South Island Farmer of the Year award

ENC would like to congratulate Patoa Farms for winning the South Island Farmer of the Year award.

In our dealings with Patoa we have found them to be very professional.

They won the Exceptional Employer award at the North Canterbury Business Awards back in 2010 and are obviously going from strength to strength

 Going North, CTV 
TV series profiling North Canterbury

Going North is a twelve week primetime show produced by CTV. It’s a show about your region.

Going North has profiled the North Canterbury Business Awards, several North Canterbury Businesses and ENC. They interview a number of businesses throughout the entire series, so we encourage you to have a look

Latest Infometric and CAM Reports

Current Local Business Confidence

The latest Infometrics for the Waimakariri economy is available with several key points highlighted.

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

In November ENC sought the views of a range of businesses in North Canterbury on the economic & labour market situation.

Please read the update prepared by ENC and BDM.

For your interest past surveys are also available


Waimakariri Visitor Market Research

Enterprise North Canterbury (which operates Visit Waimakariri) and the Waimakariri District Council jointly funded research into the domestic day and overnight markets to North Canterbury. Over 400 Christchurch residents were surveyed, including a group of migrants.

This research will enable Visit Waimakariri to formulate a visitor strategy going forward and identify gaps in our promotion and target markets. Download a copy of the Research.

 Business Attraction - Where Business Belongs

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.

ENC has also developed a helpful guide for businesses considering the Waimakariri as an option - Where Business Belongs can be downloaded or contact us to post you a copy.

ENC Business Partners

ENC has developed a Business Partnership with Business Service Providers who are offering their skills and expertise to those in North Canterbury. Currently we are featuring the following trusted partners: -

 Canstaff - Matt 

Canstaff love people! They are the market leader in local and international candidate sourcing for the Canterbury region.

More information on Canstaff >>

Find out about the benefits and how to join ENC's Business Partnership >>

Rangiora Gift Voucher

 Rangiora Retailers Gift Voucher
ENC encourages people to shop local with the Rangiora Gift Voucher. Purchase gift vouchers from the Service Desk at Rangiora New World and redeem the voucher at any of the 60+ participating businesses in Rangiora.