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.

Your Voice is Needed for Our District, Our Future  

 October 12 - The Waimakariri District Council is seeking the assistance of the local community in developing a draft District Development Strategy.

The Waimakariri District Development Strategy will provide a spatial framework to guide the growth of the district over the next 30 years. It will focus on planning the physical aspects of the district such as residential and business growth areas and relationships with transport, infrastructure, the environment, rural areas and community spaces and places.

The final strategy is due for release in 2017, but as part of the creation process local residents and key stakeholders are being asked for their thoughts on some of the issues, opportunities and priorities for the Waimakariri District. To assist with this, the Council has put together a document entitled Our District, Our Future - Waimakariri 2048, Your Early Thoughts.

Access the document and find out how you can be involved >>

House of Travel Triathlon Festival Set to Grow

 October 4 - Recent Waimakariri Event Fund recipient, the House of Travel Triathlon Festival is set to grow significantly, with future plans to attract over 600 entrants. 

The event, held in November, currently attracts around 400 participants from as far afield as Nelson and Southland. This year it is included as the first round of the national junior series and organiser John Newsom has further ambitions for it.

Read the full story here >>

Diverse Business Community Represented at Awards

 September 7 - The North Canterbury Business Awards Gala Dinner on 2nd September was a great indicator of the diverse and dynamic business community in the region. Over 350 people turned out to see the winners and finalists of the awards announced at the sold-out event held at Ohoka Hall, with many local businesses large and small, old and new well represented.

The winners and finalists for each category were announced during the course of the evening as guests enjoyed a fantastic three-course dinner and local wines. Host Jackie Clarke kept everyone entertained and band Acoustic Sound filled the dancefloor after dinner. We’d like to say a big thank you to all the businesses that made the evening possible – from sponsors to entrants.

View the full list of winners and finalists 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.