Whether you've grown your business in New Zealand and are now looking for the next step, or you want to go international from day one, exporting your products and services has the potential for large rewards, but comes with equally large risks.

On this page we share our tips and resources on exporting, for North Canterbury businesses.

Where to Start

The key to setting up export channels successfully is planning, investment (of time and money) and research.

We recommend that when you are considering exporting, you make use of the expertise that is available through government departments and business coaches to ensure that exporting is a good move for you, that you are covering all of your bases, and that you minimise your risks.

See How Others Have Done It

Be inspired by local North Canterbury businesses who have moved into exporting for various reasons and at varying stages of their business journey.

Check out our North Canterbury Exporters series here or take a look at the video below which is a great case study from NZTE about local business Hellers exporting to Australia.

Exporting Resource Links

Local Exporting Services

If you are looking for local exporting services we encourage you to view our list of Business Service Partners. These are businesses that have partnered with Enterprise North Canterbury and offer specific services for exporting businesses in North Canterbury.


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BDO is a full-service accounting, audit, tax and advisory firm. BDO is part of a network of international member firms, with 11 independently owned accounting practices in New Zealand.

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Muritai Group

To grow a business, your marketing needs to work harder than ever before. You need the right combination of smart strategy, deep understanding of your end buyer and a brand story that opens all the right doors. Muritai Group is a marketing, branding and communications agency based in Christchurch. Inspired by the word ‘Muritai’ – Maori for sea breeze – we bring a fresh approach to marketing.

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PIC Insurance Brokers

PIC Insurance Brokers is 100% New Zealand owned and operated with over 100 staff throughout the country. Their brokers are salaried, not chasing commissions, so they focus on delivering the best outcomes for their clients taking risk into consideration. They are here to advise, guide and act in the best interest of you and your business.

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To find out about becoming a Business Service Partner please view our Business Service Partners page  or contact Miles Dalton.

How can ENC Help with Exporting?

ENC has the ability to assist you not only by pointing you in the right direction to obtain the relevant information on exporting in business, but potentially through the Management Capability Development Fund as well. 

Management Capability Development Fund for Export Businesses

ENC will assess your business and direct you to suitable training courses, advisors, information and other public and private services that meet your particular development needs. In some cases you may qualify for a partial subsidy through the Management Capability Development Fund to help pay for the cost of services that will help you build your management capabilities.

Priority of fund allocation will be given to businesses that can show high growth, export or potential to export. Businesses will be considered for funding where there is significant growth and innovation potential, or impact on the North Canterbury economy.

For further information please contact our Business Growth Advisor, Guy Graham.

Exporting Inspiration

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Other Local Exporting Services


If you offer a North Canterbury based business service with export expertise and would like to be considered for the above list, please contact us.