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Technology is a developing sector in North Canterbury. There are many owner operated niche technology businesses serving national and international clients from their home offices.
There is a steady push of fibre into the region, providing fast and consistent internet connections. In 2016 Spark rolled out 4G to many of the rural areas in North Canterbury. This fast expansion of internet connectivity makes the area even more attractive to businesses.
Working from North Canterbury avoids the lost time spent commuting to the city and offers an attractive lifestyle for potential employees. There are cafes, bars and easily accessible outdoor activities and spaces that allow the freedom of thought and creative space required by many in the tech industry.
In addition, access to excellent preschools and a high proportion of decile 9 and 10 schools, make this an attractive location for families.
If you’re an IT or technology company looking to set up or move to North Canterbury, contact Enterprise North Canterbury for information and resources on everything from fibre availability to premises.
INTERNATIONAL TECH SUPPLIER CHOOSES RANGIORA
From their Rangiora base Go Wireless NZ supply networking equipment to companies and individuals across New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific. The company’s catalogue of products includes high-powered outdoor access points, VOIP phones and routers.
AN EDUCATION IN BUSINESS
Tucked away in rural Fernside, The Learning Staircase supplies over 900 New Zealand schools with their unique literacy and language programme, StepsWeb, and their software or online programmes are used in Australia, the Pacific Islands, the UK, United States and China.