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

Quick Facts about Rangiora's Growth & Economy


Also read: Rangiora & Wider Waimakariri District Economic & Business Overview 2015




Rangiora Town Centre 

0365VW High StreetRangiora is the main population centre of the Waimakariri. It has a vibrant shopping centre, large light industrial and commercial areas and a very passionate community.

The population of Rangiora has grown rapidly over the last 10 years which has led to a growth in retail (including big-box), hospitality and boutique shopping. There are good opportunities for retail in Rangiora, particularly around whiteware and boutique.

Given the nature of the widely dispersed population it is recommended that any new customer-focussed business is skilled at customer database management and social media marketing. A Rangiora location provides a customer-base that wants to support local endeavours and it is very possible to make a good profit based here.




The Waimakariri District council is currently developing a new Rangiora Town Centre Strategy which will set the scene for the next 10 years. The goals of the 2010 strategy have been achieved.

Rangiora and the Wider Waimakariri District is an Economic and Business Profile for Rangiora and the wider Waimakariri District.

For more reports and archived council information on Rangiora please visit the WDC Rangiora Town Centre webpage


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Rangiora Promotions

Rangiora Promotions provides Business and Community Group membership options to those in and around the Rangiora community. By joining Rangiora Promotions you will not only access fantastic benefits for your business or group, you will also be helping Rangiora thrive. 

Rangiora Promotions also offers a fantastic social networking opportunity on the last Wednesday of every month: 'Last Wednesday Club'.

To contact Rangiora Promotions email: 

Rangiora Business News

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For specific data, news or information regarding Rangiora please contact Miles Dalton.


This page is a brief overview of the business demographics and data for Rangiora. Last updated in August 2020. If you require more in depth or recent information please contact our Business Support Manager, Miles Dalton.