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.

North Canterbury Business Awards Winners 2014

Congratulations to The Learning Staircase on being the Supreme Business Award Winner for 2014 and huge congratulations to all the winners, runner ups and entrants. The full list of winners is now available but check back early next week for more details and who are the runners up. 

Enable Launches Service in Rangiora and Kaiapoi

In early September fibre broadband network provider, Enable, launched its services to approximately 3,300 homes, businesses and schools in Rangiora and Kaiapoi – marking the first time home and small business fibre broadband services have been available in the towns.

The areas covered by Enable’s new network includes the main centres of both towns and a number of other business areas – meaning about 900 businesses can now connect. A number of schools – including Rangiora and Kaiapoi High Schools – are also able to access fibre broadband services, as are almost 2,500 homes. More Information >>


Latest Infometric and CAM Reports

Current Local Business Confidence

The latest Infometrics for the Waimakariri economy is available with several key points highlighted while the Hurunui District Council has now formally adopted its Annual Plan (July 2013 - June 2014)

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

Recently ENC sought the views of a range of businesses in North Canterbury on the economic situation they face.

Please read the full update prepared by Heike Lulay, the Senior Policy Analyst at the Waimakariri District Council.

For your interest past surveys are also available


North Canterbury Stronger & Better Than Ever

Through sharing their stories and connections with ENC we will show you how four business in North Canterbury have grown from strength to strength.

The latest statistical information relating to spending in Rangiora and Kaiapoi shows how North Canterbury businesses are better than ever also.

 River activities on the Kaiapoi River
Business Attraction

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 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: -

Worthington Contractors

 Worthington Contractors

The Worthington name is synonymous with quality civil contracting work throughout Rangiora, Christchurch and beyond. Our wide range of services and well equipped plant also allows us to provide highly effective rural contracting services.

More information on Worthington Contractors >>

North Canterbury Business Solutions

 North Canterbury Business Solutions

Our Mission: North Canterbury is a modern and competitive business hub challenging Christchurch as the centre of the South Island.

North Canterbury is moving from an annex of Christchurch to an economic base in its own right.

More information on North Canterbury Business Solutions >>

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