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This month ENC is very excited to be launching our region’s very own ‘buy local’ food and beverage provenance brand - MADE NORTH CANTERBURY. The platform showcases and celebrates local farmers, bakers, growers and makers, and ensures that their products can be easily recognised as being made here in this beautiful region. Our vision for MADE NORTH CANTERBURY is to unite North Canterbury food and beverage businesses under one brand to build a sense of community, connection, and a catalyst to discover and create new collaborative opportunities and sales. 

With over 25 members signed up already, we are calling out to all North Canterbury food and beverage businesses to be part of this new project and join a collective movement to put our region on the map and stimulate an even stronger food and beverage sector.

Founding sponsors Sidekick Rangiora and Meridian Energy as well as our successful bid to the Provincial Growth Fund and the ENC Board and Councils have all made this initiative possible. 

Business Headlines

North Canterbury food and beverage businesses are being invited to join the region’s first food and beverage provenance brand.

MADE NORTH CANTERBURY is an Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) initiative, created after a study found local food and beverage producers wanted a unifying brand that would offer them opportunities in marketing, promotion and collaboration.  

Read the full story here >> 


Enterprise North Canterbury’s most popular training course is returning on October 21st for the only time in 2020. Supervising and Managing Others is a modular workshop that focuses on practical skills and techniques for first time managers and supervisors, or established managers looking to refresh their skills and focus. 

Course presenter Victoria Barkway says there has never been a more urgent need for focused leadership in our business communities. "Covid has introduced disruption like never before and we need strong, skilled leaders to guide businesses and workplaces through.” Spaces are limited to 12. 

Local Business News & Updates

Business Training & Events

Supervising & Managing

Oct 21-Nov 11 | Kaiapoi

Supervising & Managing Others is ENC's most popular training series, and this is the only one we will be running this year.

If you have staff coming up to management level, or if you want to hone your own management skills then DO NOT miss out. 

Find out more or book your spaces now >> 

Talk with the Experts

Oct 14 | Kaiapoi

A FREE 45-minute sit down with ENC Partner N-Power Business Solutions. N-Power can help your business in a number of ways, from management queries to H&S, your online presence, business planning and so much more. Bring your questions and get free advice - easy! 

Spaces are limited so secure yours today >> 


Business Tips & Advice

  • The Government has recently agreed to the following changes to make it easier for some visa holders and partners of New Zealand citizens and residents to return to New Zealand: 
    • New border exception category for normally-resident temporary work visa holders.
    • Extension of travel conditions for offshore resident visa holders.
    • Changes to border exception criteria for Australian and visa waiver partners of New Zealand citizens and residents.
Find out more on the Immigration New Zealand website

ENC Sponsor Profile

Ray White Morris & Co Real Estate have been supporting ENC as a Bronze Sponsor for many years now. We are very grateful for the ongoing support of such a prominent and reputable local company. Stuart and Claire Morris and their team offer unrivalled Real Estate and Property Management services throughout the North Canterbury District, and have won numerous awards (including a North Canterbury Business Award!) along the way. Check out Ray White Morris & Co Real Estate for your next real estate transaction.


This month we would also like to acknowledge our newest Silver Sponsors - Meridian Energy. Thank you for your ongoing support of North Canterbury businesses. Find out more about Meridian here.

And welcome to our newest Bronze Sponsor - The Mark. creating epic brands and visual identities for businesses throughout North Canterbury and Christchurch. Check them out here.


Welcome to...

A huge welcome and congratulations from ENC to all the new businesses that have opened since our last newsletter:

  • Magpie Style opened the doors of their gorgeous boutique on Rangiora's High Street recently. Congratulations!

  • The Station cafe in Rangiora has reopened under new management and with a snazzy new look. Go check them out!

  • Rural electrical and irrigation specialist Killawat is now up and running in the district. Welcome to North Canterbury. 

  • North Canterbury Collision Repair Centres in Amberley is under new management. Best of luck to new owners Ryan and Kelly.

  • Maarten Tree Services is a new arborist business based in Oxford, servicing the wider district with their range of arboricultural services.

  • In case you missed it, Dapperman has opened in High Street Rangiora with their new mens' fashion boutique and barber. 

  • North Canterbury Elopments is a new business combining the skills and expertise of marriage celebrant Kineta Booker and photographer Andrea Kewish. 

  • Welcome to The Grumpy Merino Ltd - a new Culverden based business selling Merino Clothing using locally grown wool.

  • Milly's Fudge and Chocolates is the newest addition to The Old School Collective in Waikuku. Yum!
Did we miss anyone? If you know of a new North Canterbury business that we should mention in our newsletter, please let us know!  


Business Service Partners

Saunders Robinson Brown is one of Canterbury's leading law firms, with offices in Christchurch and Rangiora. They provide specialist legal advice in a range of areas, focusing on commercial law, property law, trusts and estates, civil litigation and employment law. They have particular expertise in insurance law and have acted for both policy holders and insurers.

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.