There are currently some 470 hectares of land zoned for business activity in the Waimakariri District, giving plenty of scope for businesses to locate and develop.

As at September 2018 there is 107 hectares of undeveloped land: 23 hectares of which is zoned for retail (business 1/4/5 land) and 84 hectares for industrial (business 2/6 land).  

Throughout the wider North Canterbury region there is an excellent range of business premises for lease, from retail to office space to suit all budgets, as well as several new developments with plenty of options for those seeking commercial opportunities.

Real Estate Agents & Developers

There are a number of commercial real estate agents and developers present in the North Canterbury region who can assist with your commercial real estate enquiries:



Ravenswood is a new residential and commercial development just half an hour north of Christchurch offering family living at an affordable price.


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Just 7 minutes from Northwood, The Silverstream Retail Village incorporates a retail and office development in the heart of one of North Canterbury’s most conveniently located and stylish subdivisions.


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Waimak Junction is a new trade based retail development strategically positioned adjacent State Highway 1 at the gateway to the Waimakariri District.

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Colliers International is the dominant commercial real estate agency in the South Island. It is headed by two of the most successful brokers in New Zealand, Hamish Doig and Mark Macauley. 


JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialised real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate


At Knight Frank we build long-term relationships, which allow us to provide personalised, clear and considered advice on all areas of property in all key markets.


MB Cook is Canterbury’s most established commercial and industrial real estate specialist. Our proven performance is underpinned by close to a century of experience and results.


NAI Global is the single largest most powerful global network of owner-operated commercial real estate brokerage firms with over 375+ local offices


PGG Wrightson Real Estate are the only nationwide full service non-franchised real estate business with expert knowledge in Rural, Lifestyle, Residential and Commercial property.


Business Zones & Commercial Permits

For detailed information on business zones and the kinds of commercial activities permitted in different areas, take a look at the relevant section of the Waimakariri District Plan or the Hurunui District Plan. There are also detailed maps available for the area.

Within the Waimakariri, the council have an excellent resource to help you navigate the consents process - Taking Care of Business

If you have any questions or require any further assistance, please just get in touch with our team: