The Waimakariri District is the gateway to North Canterbury and only a short drive from Christchurch International Airport.



0365VW High StreetThe urban hub of the Waimakariri District, Rangiora is a thriving, fast-growing town with an increasing range of excellent businesses and facilities.

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Whitebaiter KaiapoiBridgewebOne of the major urban towns in the Waimakariri District, Kaiapoi is a historic river town undergoing significant redevelopment following the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes. 

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Woodend & Pegasus

Kids on Pegasus BeachTo the north of the District at the gateway to the Waipara Valley are the established township of Woodend and the relatively new town of Pegasus, where you'll find a recreational lake, natural wetlands and a nearby beach.

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Oxford Signage smallLocated in the west of the District, at the foothills of the Southern Alps is the welcoming, English-style settlement of OxfordWith a base of existing businesses, a scenic location and availability of business land, Oxford presents opportunities for investors, developers and new businesses

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The Hurunui District lies about 45 minutes north of Christchurch and to the north of the Waimakariri.



Amberley welcome sign resizedThe main urban town of the Hurunui District, Amberley is a thriving township of around 1100 people and it is currently experiencing rapid growth. The Hurunui District Council is based in Amberley.

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Hanmer Springs

Hanmer springs street resizedHanmer Springs is a hugely popular tourist destination. Home to the famous hot pools, Hanmer Springs also has extensive river and forest tracks ready to be explored by bike or on foot.

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Culverden hotel resizeLocated in the Amuri basin on SH7, Culverden has remained one of the largest traditional farming areas in the country. Culverden now boasts free wi-fi in the main street thanks to an Enterprise North Canterbury initiative. 

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CheviotA bright service town supporting the local farming community, Cheviot also attracts visitors to the nearby Hurunui and Waiau rivers and beach destination of Gore Bay. Like Culverden, Cheviot also provides free wi-fi in the main street, thanks to an ENC initiative.

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Waipara Valley

Greystone Vineyard resizeA real jewel in the Hurunui District is the Waipara Valley, which is home to international award winning wineries. The townships of Waipara and Waikari both offer basic services for the surrounding population. 

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