Voting for the 2021 North Canterbury News People's Choice award opens on the 12th of July.

This award is an opportunity for the public to let us know which of the businesses vying for the Business Awards is their favourite.

It's a simple process - everyone gets one vote (and one vote only) and you give that to the business you think should win.

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2018 awards. There were almost 13,000 votes cast - 16% of the North Canterbury population - making for a very exciting competition! The winner of the 2018 People's Choice Award was Stirling Sports Rangiora who pulled out all the stops to engage their customers.

NC News2The People's Choice Award is sponsored by the North Canterbury News. We appreciate the support shown to the business awards from the North Canterbury News and all of our sponsors (listed at the bottom of this page)

The 2018 People's Choice Award Nominees Were


Capture36Wright Wire Electrical Ltd

Wright Wire Electrical Ltd is an 9 man team of reliable electricians based in Flaxton. We specialise in Residential, Commercial and Industrial Install and servicing. We can install and test Data cabling and Structure cabling. We also Supply, install and service Air Conditioning units. We are Master Electricians ( which means we come with a $20,000 Guarantee ) and are Site Wise Green Accredited. We pride ourselves on excellent workmanship and high levels of communication and transparency. We are an Honorable community focus company. 

Competing for the PAK'nSAVE Community Enterprise Award


Capture47The Wooden Shed Company Ltd

The Wooden Shed Company endeavors to put affordable wooden sheds, made in NZ, into backyards. We strive to make the best quality, strongest, aesthetically pleasing sheds than any other shed company in NZ! Built in the rural town of Oxford, North Canterbury, we make sheds for customers in the Canterbury area and across the country. We use sustainable pine, beautiful macrocarpa or oregon to construct easy to assemble kits sets or we can custom build to your requirements. Quality materials and exceptional workmanship ensure you will get a shed that will last for many years.

Competing for the ENC Manufacturing & Trades Award


Capture59Waimakariri Irrigation Limited

Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL) is a shareholder-owned cooperative responsible for managing the Waimakariri Irrigation scheme that provides over 200 farms with consented water from the Waimakariri River.  

A mainstay of the North Canterbury economy, WIL uses best practice technology so environmentally-sustainable business benefits are delivered through a successful, high client engagement and communications approach.  

Competing for the Mauri ANZ Stockfeed Agribusiness Award


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Townsend Fields Ltd

We are a company that represents two long standing local land owners, Jim and Susan Wakefield. We are developing the family farm into a series of enhanced waterways and water treatment facilities, surrounded by residential lots. Market studies show a demand of 150 residential lots per annum are required in the district. Townsend Fields will provide 35-45 lots per annum to the market. We believe a quality sub-division with a focus on natural features and accessible recreation areas will be an asset to Rangiora. Jim and Susan's wishes are being adhered to.

Competing for the ECAN Environmental Step Change Award


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Totalspan North Canterbury

Totalspan North Canterbury specialise in steel framed buildings including sheds, garages, liveable and commercial buildings. We have a team of trustworthy, friendly and experienced staff and our customers are well looked after on every single project. We provide a total solution and build to any size, requirement and budget to suit you. We ensure your building experience is stressfree and enjoyable, resulting in a top quality finished product. 

Competing for the ENC Manufacturing & Trades Award


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Total Traffic Management is the place to go when you need to work on the road. We make it easy and affordable for you to keep safe while you work, and our guys and gals are always keen to help. We’re not quite huggin trees yet, but we are almost a paper-less company, and our environment is a big focus for our team. Providing not only signs and cones, we even paint cycle lanes and those nifty little symbols! We’re always working on something new and innovative!

Competing for the Spark Business Innovation Award 


Amberley Logo Blue 1Super Liquor Amberley/Hanmer

Super Liquor offers great value everyday, with all your favourite brands and more, you'll find the perfect drink for any occasion.
The bottle store with something more. 


Competing for the Kingsford Kitchen Excellence in Retail Award


Capture48Steve Brown Rural Contracting Ltd

SBRC is one of the leading rural fencing contractors in North Canterbury.

We undertake all aspects of rural and lifestyle fencing. We pride ourselves on superior workmanship and use quality materials to ensure the job is done right the first time.

SBRC is a member of the Fencing Contractors Association of NZ (FCANZ); we are committed to setting standards in the industry and providing a service to our clients that is professional and reliable.  

Competing for the Mauri ANZ Stockfeed Agribusiness Award


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The Station Cafe & Restaurant

The Station building was built in 1902 and operated as the main Railway Station for Rangiora for decades. The Station cafe began trading in 2011, I took over the business in September 2017 with my husband and have loved being part of the business community where I grew up. We have parking to the door, big indoor and outdoor spaces, freshly made meals on site and a selection of changed cabinet food. We are fully licenced, with qualified chefs and baristas. A fully fenced playground for the kiddies and free dog treats for your furry companions. Open 7 days a week 8:30am till 4pm. Closed on public holidays. Free venue hire is available. See you all soon.

Competing for the Artisan Spa Tourism & Hospitality Award


Capture31Stirling Sports Rangiora

Stirling Sports Rangiora brings the latest sportswear clothing, training shoes,sneakers and accessories to North Canterbury.

Official stockists of the worlds most-wanted sports brands including Nike, adidas, adidas Originals, Reebok, Puma, Lorna Jane, New Balance, Asics, Champion, and many more!

Inspired by movement and executed with style.

Stirling Sports is where fashion meets sport. 

Competing for the Kingsford Kitchen Excellence in Retail Award



Sprintec is one of the world's leading Jetsprint motorsport businesses. For more than 20 years Peter Caughey and his talented team have been racing and crafting Sprint boats. Sprintec's purpose is to inject excitement, innovation, excellence & inspiration into the production of the world's leading Sprint boats.
Leveraging from the performance of our race winning boats, we've developed and built the worlds first 4 seat sprint boat for adventure tourism use - called QuadSprinter. Combining our expertise with extensive in-house design, development and production we offer the worlds most proven ‘one stop shop’ for clients needing the ultimate Jetsprint boat.

Competing for the Spark Business Innovation Award


Capture35Southbrook Hire 2015 Ltd

Southbrook Hire is a local family owned and operated business. Our aim is to always provide our customers with the right equipment for their project at the best price. We are also the only LPG refilling station in the greater Rangiora area, filling any size bottle while you wait. We also sell a wide range of LPG bottles and fittings.
However, we are proud of our customer service. We aim to provide "Customer Service from the past with a modern twist". In the 50's, customer service was efficient, friendly and very personalised. Today, we treat you exactly the same way. 

Competing for the Kingsford Kitchen Excellence in Retail Award


Capture67She Believed Beauty

She Believed Ltd is not just the run of the mill beauty salon. We provide beauty, hair and cosmetic nursing services.
We are a non-judgement salon and believe everyone is beautiful inside and out.  We believe in supporting our clients and giving them the support and information to make an informed decision themselves. We pride ourself on our professionalism and clients\patients are always our number one priority.  

Competing for the BDO Professional Services Award 



Satisfy Food Rescue

Satisfy Food Rescue is based in Kaiapoi and is a registered charity that gathers unwanted, yet edible, food from local retailers and producers to help remediate food poverty for local families in need around North Canterbury and Christchurch.

Satisfy Food Rescue delivers food to 32 Food Banks in the region, who in turn provide food parcels to people in need on a daily basis. We also partner with three local schools to provide food for breakfast clubs where potentially hungry students may be denied the best value from their education.

We welcome all potential food donors and volunteers.

Competing for the PAK'nSAVE Community Enterprise Award


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Sarah Clements Photography

Sarah Clements Photography is one of New Zealand's leading wedding photographers. Travelling both Nationally and Internationally to shoot, Sarah aims to deliver a high end product and experience while making the process as easy and enjoyable as possible. Sarah photographs over 50 weddings each summer season and often books out up to two years in advance. Sarah Clements Photography also has an incredible Associate Photographer available to cover additional dates, and offers Photography Workshops and Mentoring to those looking to break into the industry

Competing for the BDO Professional Services Award


Ruby Six LogoRuby Six Ltd

Ruby Six is a design & gift store located in Amberley with a focus on providing excellent NZ designer product, a fantastic customer experience and on becoming an integral part of the Amberley community. You will love our amazing range of beautiful and unique products. Whether you are looking to treat yourself or that special someone, you are sure to find it here.

Competing for the Kingsford Kitchen Excellence in Retail Award


Capture24Ribbonwood Country House

Ribbonwood Country House provides luxurious accommodation in a relaxing environment. It is designed to pamper you with stunning views looking over a rural landscape towards the Kaikoura mountains and serve you delicious and healthy meals prepared by your personal chef using home grown and local produce. You can take advantage of a relaxing and therapeutic spa treatment and a soak in the spa pool. Ribbonwood Country House encapsulates luxury, relaxation, elegance and indulgence.

It offers a place to escape from everyday pressures - come and relax for a weekend or a week in this delightful region of New Zealand. 

Competing for the Artisan Spa Tourism & Hospitality Award



Red Eight Cafe Limited

A delightful cafe, offering beautifully presented and delicious food, all cooked on site. Our coffee is roasted in house and we think it's the best in North Canterbury!

We pride ourselves on our excellent service plus along with our fabulous cabinet food, we offer catering, group bookings and serve a Brunch Menu on Fridays and Saturdays.

Competing for the Artisan Spa Tourism & Hospitality Award


Capture41Ray White Morris and Co Real Estate

Ray White Morris and Co has quickly built a reputation for delivering great results for sellers and buyers alike across the North Canterbury marketplace. Lead by business owners Claire and Stuart Morris, who bring a young, fresh, professional edge to the industry with a real focus on customer service. With offices across North Canterbury in Rangiora, Kaiapoi and Pegasus - each staffed with local specialists who are connected to their communities.

Ray White Morris and Co is a full service real estate business with award winning Sales and Property Management teams at your service.

Competing for the Hellers Emerging Business Award


web logoPropaganda Clothing Limited

We are a locally owned family run boutique store housing the latest brands in surf skate street moto apparel. We also have a range of skate hardware and a mini ramp in store.

Competing for the Kingsford Kitchen Excellence in Retail Award 


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Project Story provides multimedia solutions that showcase the heart and soul of your project through artistic use of state of the art time-lapse and dynamic, captivating fine art photography and beautifully printed media leaving you bursting at the seams with pride in your project.

We tell the story of your construction project from concept to completion. 


Competing for the Hellers Emerging Business Award


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Plumbing & Gas HQ Limited

Plumbing and Gas HQ Limited is the Home of high quality plumbing and gas services within Christchurch and North Canterbury based at Mandeville.

We provide professional, reliable and friendly service for all your plumbing and gas requirements. 


Competing for the Hellers Emerging Business Award


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Phoenix Fitness

Phoenix Fitness is a small/boutique style gym. Providing one on one personal training, a gym membership and classes for all levels of fitness, I created Phoenix so that people who don't like big commercial gyms had somewhere they could go and get the results they really wanted. I also created Phoenix so that people felt like they had a sense of belonging, at Phoenix you are not just a number, you are acknowledged on entry and the same applies when you are leaving the Gym. Phoenix has and will continue to create some amazing friendships and some incredible fitness journeys!

Competing for the Hellers Emerging Business Award


Capture21North Canterbury Bookkeeping

North Canterbury Bookkeeping is the fastest growing bookkeeping company in North Canterbury. We have a strong ethic for supporting local businesses, and we are leading the way in online and offline bookkeeping and taxation services.

We maintain close contact with our vast client base, and deliver cutting edge services including; customised bookkeeping, tax and GST, payroll and Xero training. We are passionate about helping businesses to improve and giving back via sponsorship (voluntary services) of our chosen charities; Special Olympics and Big Brothers Big Sisters North Canterbury.

Our goal is to deliver the best bookkeeping service available, at competitive prices. 

Competing for the BDO Professional Services Award



Nick Jones Plumbing Ltd

Nick Jones Plumbing Ltd has been serving the Canterbury region for plumbing, gas fitting and drain laying for over 18 years and still commit to "I will turn up when I say I will". 

Competing for the ENC Manufacturing & Trades Award


Mobolo Logo 1Mobolo Technology

Mobolo Technology is a research and development company bringing an exciting new technology to the condition monitoring of rolling element bearings. This new technology promises to be a significant advance in the current state-of- the-art, delivering a step change improvement in performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional systems. 

Competing for the Spark Business Innovation Award 


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Medbury Farm is a dairy farm in the Hawarden area where we employ 6 staff with their families all living on farm.  We have a huge amount of pride and passion for the dairy industry and promote sustainable work practices resulting in long term staffing.  

We are very conscious of our farming practices and environmental footprint and influences on the environment and use many technologies to help monitor and enhance our environment. We are bordered by both the Hurunui and Waitohi rivers and happily host many visitors to enjoy this amazing location in the Hurunui District.

Competing for the Mauri ANZ Stockfeed Agribusiness Award


Capture64Magpie Style

Magpie Style is a personalised fashion business based in Ohoka, with expert advice on hand.
We love fashion. It comes naturally for us, but for many it can be a long road of being 'sold into' the wrong styles and a wardrobe of clothes that you never wear, or feel good in.
We work with women through individual styling appointments at the Ohoka showroom, at fashion events in Canterbury, via the online store or our Friday fashion shop in Ohoka.
Our mission is to help make women feel and look their best in clothes.

Competing for the Hellers Emerging Business Award


Capture50Maddy's Memory

Maddy's Memory provides a free tangible memory making service to mothers, fathers and families who suffer the devastating loss of a baby or child from 16 weeks gestation right through to 12 years of age, as well as a free service to children with terminal illness.

These services include Castings of Hands and Feet as well as photography.



Competing for the PAK'nSAVE Community Enterprise Award 


Capture42Little Oaks Preschools

Little Oaks Preschool is committed to providing high quality preschool education for our rural children in rural areas. 166 Children from 3 months to 6 years are attending Little Oaks Preschools at present.
Cheviot Little Oaks was developed in 2000 and Amberley was opened in 2007.
In 2017 we expanded the business with opening Oakfields Preschool being our 3rd centre.
Teaching children respect of the environment, community and wider world. Outdoor adventure programmes where children explore the community and natural world. Move N Groove small group parent/child sessions. Montessori Prep-school for older children. Smart moves Programmes to support learning.

Competing for the ECAN Environmental Step Change Award


liberation logo updateLiberation Jewellery

We are Julie and Matt, owners of Liberation Jewellery and Home wares. Navigating through the world of small business ownership together, we place an emphasis on community, the handmade and reducing the environmental impact of our products. Our studio is based at home, in the small beach settlement of Pines Beach. We have a love of developing new designs that stand out from the crowd, selecting  wood based on its characteristics for each design, offering a personality to each piece that only wood can give.

Competing for the ECAN Environmental Step Change Award


Capture56Le Plaisir

Le Plaisir was created by sisters Denise Enright and Karen Joyce to provide clients a beautiful relaxing environment with all their beauty services available  in the one destination.

A place that when you walk in the door you just simply relax and forget about the stress that followed you in.

It is a gorgeous French themed day spa where the staff go the extra mile for you, to ensure you have the most luxurious experience. Le Plaisir in Silverstream truly is a "Destination of Excellence".

Competing for the Hellers Emerging Business Award


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Keane Building is a family run building company based in North Canterbury. We service the wider Canterbury region specialising in bespoke Architectural new builds. Our passion is to deliver homes and service of exceptional quality to our valued clients, making the whole process stress free and enjoyable. Our work is of the highest standard, creating homes that our clients are proud to showcase. At Keane Building we strive for excellence in everything we do.  

Competing for the ENC Manufacturing and Trades Award


ICS Landscape LogoInternational Culinary Studio

INTERNATIONAL CULINARY STUDIO is committed to providing excellent online culinary education, enabling students to study and work, whilst completing an Internationally Accredited City & Guilds (UK) Culinary Qualification or New Zealand Qualification (NZQA), thus ensuring them quality positions in kitchens around the world.



Competing for the Spark Business Innovation Award


Capture22Hartfield Physio

Hartfield Physio Ltd was formed in August 2014. We have established ourselves within the North Canterbury region as providing a range of services from homebased & Aged Residential Care rehabilitation, community exercise groups and Aged Residential Care staff training.We provide specialist therapy intervention for patients with medical and neurological needs rather than musculoskeletal injuries.

The company’s primary business objective between 2016 and 2018 has been to establish a platform from which to develop a community therapy rehabilitation team and a residential rehabilitation centre. We have now opened the North Canterbury Rehabilitation Centre based in Ohoka.

Competing for the BDO Professional Services Award


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Our passion is your journey with us at Hanmer Horse Treks: whether you are ticking it off your “Bucket List” or getting your next horse fix, the friendly team at Hanmer Horse Treks are here to guide you.
Our teams of horses are selected with you in mind, catering for all abilities and confidence levels, making your journey with us safe and enjoyable. Prepare for unforgettable memories as we take you through the stunning alpine surrounds of Hanmer Springs.
Hanmer Horse Treks proud members of the Hanmer Business Association and local community.

Competing for the Artisan Spa Tourism and Hospitality Award


Capture23Habitat Chiropractic

Habitat Chiropractic is a vibrant Chiropractic office located in the heart of Kaiapoi. We offer Chiropractic services for infants, children, pregnant women, athletes and family units from the local community and wider North Canterbury region. 

I believe that by allowing the central nervous system to function at its best, then all facets of life will be enhanced allowing you to discover and explore your potential, no matter your age, story or situation.

I pride myself on creating a nurturing and supportive environment for healing, thriving and expressing the best version of you! 

Competing for the Hellers Emerging Business Award


Capture57Greystone Wines

Greystone Wines is a certified organic, vertically integrated wine producer based in North Canterbury. We own and operate 44 hectares of vineyard, a winery facility, bottling line and warehouse. We are especially proud of our Pinot Noir, which has won accolades in both the domestic and international markets. We grow and make seven different varieties: Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah and Gewurztraminer. New Zealand is an important market for us, however, we are currently experiencing exponential growth in export markets such as China.

Competing for the Mauri ANZ Stockfeed Agribusiness Award 


Capture30The Good Drop

The Good Drop offers a new experience for customers looking for the freshest craft beer available.

We have 20 taps with the opportunity to taste before deciding what to buy.
Our focus is on Canterbury brewers, and the stories behind them and their brews. Much of our range is not available in supermarkets or bottle stores.
The majority of our products are shipped to us in reusable kegs, and we use refillable containers for sales to our customers reducing the impact on the environment.

We also promote quality over quantity leading to a more responsible appreciation of alcohol.


Competing for the Hellers Emerging Business Award


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At gold service cleaners we believe in giving our clients a 5 star experience from start to finish.
We use natural biodegradable products and all services come with a money-back guarantee.

Our business trains professional cleaners with an eye for detail- all who are working mothers.  We believe in giving woman jobs which work around their families and in which they feel supported and appreciated.

Our goal is to bring back the nostalgia of having an executive home cleaner visit your home with a noticeable difference, fresh flowers, calling cards and chocolates.. try us out!


Competing for the Hellers Emerging Business Award


Capture33Gilchrist Brothers Ltd

GBL is a leading agricultural contracting agribusiness owned and operated by Peter and Andrew Gilchrist. GBL covers the Waimakariri district for Precision Agricultural planting and cultivation, Agronomy and Agricultural Spraying. They also provide bulk liquid transport and build custom made spray trucks for clients throughout New Zealand.
In the last year, the operation has also expanded to farm 170ha of lease land, on which they grow specialty seed crops, winter feed and fatten animals.

GBL uses the latest technology and top of the line equipment giving the best results in all areas of the business. 

Competing for the Mauri ANZ Stockfeed Agribusiness Award


Capture63Fossil Point Ltd

Fossil Point is a funky cafe and art gallery located in the majestic rolling hills of North Canterbury.  It is surrounded by the internationally renown Waipara Valley wine trail and situated on the Alpine Pacific Triangle.

Owners Kim & Kerry Henderson saw the potential in an unloved old grocery shop and converted it into a funky original cafe with an art gallery featuring New Zealand art and craft.

The original concept developed into a vision to create an iconic destination, injecting life back into a small rural community and to leave a legacy for future generations.

Competing for the Hellers Emerging Business Award


Capture5Feather and Oak Interiors

Feather and Oak Interiors is located in Rangiora, opening in November 2016. 

Katy Husband, the owner, saw an opportunity to combine her love of interior design with a retail store that provided beautifully curated homeware and giftware, a showroom with an extensive collection of international fabrics and an on-site manufacturing studio where customers could see soft furnishings coming to life under the careful handling of our skilled sewers. 

Interior Design services are undertaken by Feather and Oak Interiors catering to our growing list of discerning customers as well as styling consultations for those needing a helping hand personalising their homes.

Competing for the Hellers Emerging Business Award



Eco Educate  started because a preschool teacher asked if cucumbers grow under ground . Seeing a gap we now provide education, help and support around rethinking waste along with environmental  workshops We pride ourselves on making our workshops fun, educational, topical and inspiring behaviour change across all age groups. Rethinking rubbish as resources and supporting reduce , redesign , refuse  and correct recycling.
We currently work with 123 schools, preschools and High schools in Waimakariri and Ashburton Districts as well as educating in the community 

Competing for the ECAN Environmental Step Change Award


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Cruisy Days Diner is located in the heart of Oxford and has become a much sought out destination. 
Our 1950's themed Diner is complete with retro furniture & a Jukebox directly imported from the U.S.A. We offer a unique experience for families to sit back and relax, soak up the awesome atmosphere while enjoying our delicious food, excellent coffee and good old fashioned hospitality. 

We are proud to support our local sports teams and community events. 
We're proud to call Oxford home, and run our business as a family. 

Competing for the Hellers Emerging Business Award 


Capture29Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust

With a track history spanning over 30 years of in North Canterbury, Community Wellbeing is recognised as a significant leader in social service provision across the Waimakariri and Hurunui.Our down-to-earth and caring team is made up of experienced professionals and trained volunteers, who live and work in North Canterbury. They know the ins and outs of what makes our community so special and this means our services are truly tailored to the needs of the Waimakariri and Hurunui Districts. The Trust values and upholds exemplary service delivery, innovation, strong partnerships and empowering our community to have their voices heard.

Competing for the PAK'nSAVE Community Enterprise Award 


Capture69Coffee Worx

Coffee Worx is a coffee roasting and supply company in the pursuit of coffee excellence, having won several New Zealand coffee awards.
Coffee Worx Rangiora is a very popular destination for local coffee lovers and the company supplies other cafes, restaurants, bars and wineries etc around the South Island.
The owners Deb and Ian Riach have been in the coffee industry since its beginnings in Christchurch and our knowledge and experience in the coffee and hospitality industry, is a real strength of the company.  We offer a highly successful partnership of customer care and support to many other hospitality businesses.

Competing for the Artisan Spa Tourism and Hospitality Award  


Capture37Chiseled Fitness

Chiseled Fitness is a fitness boot camp that specializes in weight loss. Not only do we provide unique workouts, we place a large emphasis on coaching and supporting our members through their fitness journey, as well as having a fantastic friendly and supportive environment.
Having members that support and motivate each other creates many friends and trust. We aim to give you a great workout all within the space of 35 minutes to help you become Better Today, and Stronger Tomorrow.


Competing for the Hellers Emerging Business Award


Capture51CBK Craft Bar & Kitchen Kaiapoi

CBK: We are at the heart of North Canterbury, looking after the locals & guests to the area with our fun friendly service.
Family friendly with Kids Breakfast menus & main menus, with GREAT desserts… A must have is CBK’s Famous Cookie Skillet. A large menu with something for everyone, GREAT Deals every day.

Whether its dinner for 2, a family dinner out, a larger group for drinks & nibbles or just relaxing with friends, A table of 2 or 100+ Let the team at CBK look after you. Open 7 days. Week days from 11am, weekends from 9am.  

Competing for the Artisan Spa Tourism & Hospitality Award


Capture40Career Matters

Everyone can remember being at high school and facing the prospect of having to decide on a career path or tertiary study option.

It's a time of uncertainty, peer pressure and expectation.

I believe students and young adults need better support in choosing their career path so I am disrupting this space by using contemporary online tools and 1:1 coaching with the student and their parents. Your future matters.

Competing for the BDO Professional Services Award


Capture49Canterbury Computer Services Ltd

Canterbury Computer Services Limited provides IT consulting, sales, repairs, training, upgrade services and project management. Our focus is delivering an exceptional customer service to small businesses, farms and residential home computer users throughout Waimakiriri district.
We either visit your business or home at a time convenient to you or you can visit our shop located at the Lilybrook Centre in Rangiora.

Competing for the BDO Professional Services Award


Capture45Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre

The Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre is a leading provider of outdoor education to schools and community groups in New Zealand.

Our programmes engage, teach, challenge and inspire the young and not so young, in beautiful alpine surroundings.
The North Canterbury Alpine Trust is the ‘not for profit’ operator of the Boyle River Outdoor Education Centre.
The Trust was established in 1972, the purpose being “to build a mountain hut for the students of Rangiora and Kaiapoi.”  Today we are about excellence in outdoor education and recreation. 

Competing for the PAK'nSAVE Community Enterprise Award


blue skies logoBlue Skies

Blue Skies, is Waimakariri's own "Group Accommodation and Outdoors Activities" centre. We have been providing this service to the district for over 50yrs.  
Although owned by SCOUTS NZ; our mission statement  "To provide cost effective accommodation and activities to the community"... means that we are inclusive of all community groups. We offer the chance to "Discover our Space to Create your Experience." Whether these organisations are training, sport, religious, ethnic, disability, support, youth, learning or school based; Blue Skies shows no discrimination, providing a secure, functional and fun space with 200 beds, 7ha of grounds and 4 facilities.

Competing for the PAK'nSAVE Community Enterprise Award 


Capture62BG Cooke Construction Ltd

We at BG Cooke Construction have a wealth of experience in the rural and commercial field, we’ve appealled to many farmers on the basis we can complete projects from start to finish.

Tilt slabs, concrete placing, steel and timber structures, you name it we do it. With our high quality and expertise, we pride ourselves on being efficient using our knowledge, but what is paramount to us is listening to our customers needs and exceeding their expectations.

Competing for the Hellers Emerging Business Award


Capture28Beauty & You

Beauty & You is an award winning clinic in the heart of Amberley. We pride ourselves on our quality of work and provide a consistent memorable experience. We use high quality products and organic and natural ingredients where ever possible. 

Competing for the Kingsford Kitchen Excellence in Retail Award


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Bax & Berg is a clothing boutique in Amberley and online. We personally select pieces from only the best designers from NZ, Australia & Europe.

Our motto is to create confident women, we do that through styling women to look and feel their absolute best during their styling sessions in store. 

Competing for the Hellers Emerging Business Award



Andrea Kewish Photography

Andrea Kewish Photography was started to allow everyone the chance to have beautiful images captured at an affordable price. Since having my own children I became aware of how hard it can be to afford high quality images, and to just be in photographs with your own family. This was my main reason for beginning this journey. Since then I have found a true love and passion for helping others and the community as well. I give back to this awesome community as much as possible as a thank you for all the amazing support that got me here today.

Competing for the PAK'nSAVE Community Enterprise Award


Capture65Amuri Irrigation Company Limited

AIC is a farmer owned company providing water for irrigation in the Amuri Basin, North Canterbury from the Hurunui and Waiau rivers. Established in 1990, our three schemes Waiau, Balmoral and Waiareka irrigate 28,000 hectares of land and supply over 120 farmers with water. Our Environmental Collective membership extends to over 174 shareholders and independent irrigators ensuring that 84,731 hectares of farmland is covered by Farm Environment Plans. Our Collective works to help our farmers move towards better farming practices to protect water quality.

Competing for the Spark Business Innovation Award 


Capture38The Academy of Seiko-Kai Karate

The Academy of Seiko-Kai Karate Dojo (training hall) has been running for 3yrs, but set up on Williams Street in 2017.
The Dojo runs Karate, Ladies Self Defense and Arnis (weapons) classes throughout the week and caters for ages 4yrs upwards.

The club is run by passionate instructors who are police checked, first aid trained & child protection qualifed.
It is a community minded non-profit club.

The venue provides a safe environment for the practicing of traditional and Olympic Karate. The venue is to be utilised by Canterbury & Westland Karate Association for holding various courses and seminars. friendly, made personable, made easy to understand.

Competing for the PAK'nSAVE Community Enterprise Award



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