Dear Guest

As another year comes to an end, it’s time to for us all to reflect on our personal and business achievements. Congratulations to all the new businesses that opened this year, those that won awards and more importantly to the steadfast businesses that continue to grow and contribute to our economy. We have enjoyed celebrating and working alongside you all. 

Thank you to our Business Awards sponsors and networking function sponsors this year along with the ENC Business Centre sponsors who provide us with a professional working and meeting environment for all to use. 

The ENC and Visit Waimakariri offices will be closed from 5pm Friday, December 21st until 8.30am Monday, January 7th. However, the Kaiapoi i-SITE is only closed Christmas Day and Sundays. Check out their holiday hours offering local residents and visitors friendly information and bookings. 

From all of us here at ENC, have a very merry and prosperous Christmas and a relaxing holiday season.

Kind regards,

Heather Warwick, CEO

Business Headlines

Business Updates & Advice

Business Training & Events

Whatever your 2019 business goals are, our calendar of business training and events has got you covered. Upskill yourself or your team, network with local business operators, get some free business advice or learn something completely new; it's all here, with more to be added early next year. 


In Other News

  • The Employment Relations Amendment Bill 2018 passed into law earlier this month. Some of the changes have already kicked into action, and more will commence on 6 May 2019. How does this affect you? Find out here >> 

  • Do you have a project that could make a difference to New Zealand's food and fibre sectors? If so, it could be eligible for funding through the MPI Sustainable Food & Fibre FuturesFind out about the fund and the types of projects it supports here >> 

  • The Hon. Minister Megan Woods recently published an update on the Government's R&D Tax Incentive. The Minister is encouraging involvement in the select committee process. Submissions close this Friday - December 14th. Read the full update, including information on how to make a submission, here >> 

  • Does your organisation need talented Masters of Professional Accounting (MPA) postgraduate students to help you solve a business problem or investigate an opportunity? The University of Canterbury’s Business Taught Masters programme has MPA students nearing the completion of their studies, looking for projects and internships. Project and internships culminate in the production of a report or a case study for your organisation. While there is flexibility in terms of project scope and time, the University invites you to sponsor students for projects and internships starting from 28 January 2019. The project scope is up to your organisation and will be confirmed in meetings between the sponsor (you or a representative from your business), student, and an academic supervisor. Example of previous student projects include: Review of audit practices and audit controls,  Cost/benefit analysis of suppliers, Review of tax policies, Preparation of financial statements and analysis, Financial Policy Review, Performance Management Design.  Close off for project registrations will be Thursday 10 January 2019. For a project registration form, information about students, or to discuss how the students can benefit your organisation, please contact: Tania Gaskin,  Work Integrated Learning Coordinator Phone: +64 3 369 0535. Email:

ENC Sponsor Profile

PLC Group is a North Canterbury based business with over 50 years' combined experience building and developing in the Waimakariri area. One of their projects was the ENC Business Centre building, which opened in 2015, and they are now working on the exciting Port & Eagle Brewpub complex. ENC is very proud of its ongoing partnership with PLC Group. 


Your Online Tip

Successfully Harness Google Ads
Maybe you want to ramp up your Christmas advertising. Maybe you've got some time over the summer to brush up on your marketing skills. Either way, if you're thinking about trying Google Ads for the first time, check out this easy-to-follow article from NZ Business Magazine on How to Successfully Harness Google Ads, aimed at small business owners. 

Business Service Partners

This month we are delighted to welcome back three of our Business Service Partners who have signed up for another year of working together with ENC: Ara Institute of Canterbury, Corcoran French and Saunders Robinson Brown. Thank you all for your ongoing support of North Canterbury businesses. 


About Business Service Partners

All of our Business Service Partners are carefully vetted businesses who provide excellent services to North Canterbury businesses. We are proud to be associated with our Business Service Partners, all of whom have a proven track record in servicing local businesses. If you would like to talk about becoming an ENC Business Service Partner please download our Business Services Package or contact our Business Support Manager Miles Dalton.


Commercial Space in North Canterbury

The following commercial spaces are available for lease or sale in the North Canterbury region. Please contact the listed contact person for further information on each property. 

Office Space at Rangiora Aerodrome

Office space available at "The White House Rangiora Aerodrome" located at Rangiora airfield main entrance on Merton Road. Lock up office comprising of two offices, reception area and kitchen/canteen, which could also be another office. Also open to shared use and expressions of interest to buy. Price negotiable. Would suit small business or professional person on start up or limited budget with an interest in aviation. 
Contact David.
P: 021 154 6855


Retail Space at Ravenswood

Retail space available in new,architecturally designed commercial premises to suit a range of retail tenants. Floor areas range from 50sqm – 375sqm. The retail precinct will be completed by early 2020 along with the New World supermarket and adjacent to the new BP and McDonalds. A great opportunity to get in on the ground floor with a location that will become a key commercial area for locals and commuters on SH1. 
Contact Peter Brett
P: 021 323 800


Storage or Workshop Units, Rangiora

Two units available in central Rangiora with tar sealed carpark spaces in front. Suit storage or workshop. 202 King Street, Rangiora. 

Unit A: 

- 145sqm
- $18,850+GST+Outgoing

Unit B:

- 180sqm
- $23,400+GST+Outgoings

Contact Ron van Til
P: 021 35 7508


Office Space in Central Rangiora

200 King Street, Rangiora will become available in January 2019. 

Currently partitioned off as an office environment. 

349sqm. $52,350+GST+Outgoings.

Contact Ron van Til 

P: 021 35 7508


If you are interested in listing your North Canterbury commercial spaces in the next ENC newsletter, please contact Miles Dalton. 

Book Your Next Business or Board Meeting

The ENC Business Centre in central Kaiapoi offers a modern, spacious, purpose-built conference room ideal for your next meeting, training or social function:
  • Full day: $295+GST
  • Half day: $195+GST
  • 2 Hours: $95+GST
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