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Tourism is a significant contributor to the North Canterbury economy. That's why a lot of time and consideration has gone into the new-look Visit Waimakariri Official Visitor and Walking and Cycling Guide, and why the Hurunui District Council have put the time and effort into supporting the electric vehicle charging station network through their district. And whilst tourist numbers may diminish over winter, it's great for our local consumers to see that North Canterbury businesses are predicting stable times ahead and also forging ahead with new initiatives like the Fresh Air Project.

Kind regards,

Heather Warwick, CEO

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Business Updates & Advice

  • North Canterbury's Brew Moon Brewing Company and soon-to-be-local Eagle Brewing NZ brought home a total of 7 medals between them at the recent New World Beer & Cider Awards. A huge congratulations to you both.

  • Sweet Pea Early Learning Centre opened recently at Mandeville Village with a stunning new facility for children up to five years old.  

  • Xero Accountants, Sidekick Rangiora, have also recently opened their doors. Welcome to the district.

  • Callaghan Innovation is hosting a Lean Workshop in Christchurch in September. Lean is a workshop and coaching programme designed to boost your competitiveness and performance through the entire operational system and is aimed at business owners, innovators, leaders and senior managers working in medium to large-scale high value manufacturing and services, or supply chain companies. Find out more here >>

  • Congratulations to the team at Cheviot Rest Home, who were recently titled (for the third time!) the Best South Island Small Aged Care Facility in the 2018 People's Choice Award for Best Retirement Villages and Care Facilities in New Zealand.

  • Scion is seeking North Canterbury business owners to take part in a Rural Supply Chain Resilience Survey. They are looking to collect information about rural supply chains’ ability to cope with disruption. For more information about what is involved, or how to take part you can view their information leaflet here >>

Business Training & Events

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This course is designed to coach new or soon-to-be managers through their responsibilities and accountabilities in relation to health and safety requirements.
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In Other News

  • The development of a multi-use sports facility in Rangiora has been approved by the Waimakariri District Council as part of its draft long term plan.  Mayor David Ayers says, “This is a great result for the community as through the LTP engagement process it was clear there was strong support for this facility.  I am pleased that the Council took this bold decision, rising to the challenge and taking this step forward to benefit the whole community”. Read the full story here >>

  •  The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand have released a report called Our Land 2018, which presents information about the state of land in New Zealand. Touching on topics such as the expansion of urban areas, the increase of the proportion of land being used for dairy farming and the reduction of land being used for agricultural production, the report makes for very interesting reading. View the full report, a summary and data breakdowns here >> 

  • Infometrics released this article on mycoplasma bovis and why we, as a nation, need to support farmers that have infected stock. Read the full article on their website >>

ENC Sponsor Profile

ENC's newest sponsor FOSTERRA provides leading South Island businesses with specialised senior management and technical recruitment, along with HR solutions which proactively anticipate your needs and drive business growth. Richard Foster and his local team understand the importance of providing you with a highly personalised recruitment and HR service that propels your business to the next level.


Your Online Tip

Are you GDPR Compliant?
You may be aware that the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) recently came into force in the EU, but did you know the regulations can also apply to many New Zealand businesses and that failure to comply can cost you up to 4% of your annual turnover? Christchurch web development company Hairy Lemon wrote this helpful blog post briefly outlining what the GDPR is and what steps you should take to ensure your business is compliant.  Read the full blog post here >>

Business Service Partners

IT Online is on a mission to get technology working for you. They started in North Canterbury and have built a team covering business computer networks, cloud and mobile, business software, cyber security, eCommerce, business phone systems, IT planning and IT projects. 


The Mark 

This month we are delighted to welcome back The Mark, who have renewed their Business Service Partnership with ENC. 

Contact The Mark for all of your marketing and design needs.

About Business Service Partners

We work with all of our business service partners to promote their services and connect them with relevant clients via promotion in our newsletter and website, through our popular ‘Talk with the Experts’ sessions and via direct introductions. If you would like to find out more about becoming a business service partner, please contact Miles Dalton.


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