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Dear Guest     

This month we focus on collaboration and working together as a community of businesses and events. Not  only does ENC provide business networking events there are more than eight other different business networking groups in the area that we are aware of. The value of sharing information about your business to others is key to growing your networks and customer base. We provide local news to local businesses. We are not the experts on everything, but we know the experts who are. 

Kind regards,

Heather Warwick, CEO

How can collaboration grow your business? Find out from Connect North Canterbury - sponsors of the first ENC Networking Function of the year at Waipara Hills Winery.

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In Other News

  • The North Canterbury Citizens' Advice Bureau is hosting an Employment Expo on Sunday, April 8th. The expo is aimed at assisting new migrants who may be seeking work themselves or who have a partner or family member looking for work. Speakers on employment options, opportunities and issues. Light refreshments will be served. 1.30pm - 3.30pm at MainPower Oval, corner of East Belt and Coldstream Road, Rangiora. 

  • The Waimakariri District Council is proposing to build a multi-use sports facility of approximately 6,000 sq metres and 4 indoor courts to meet current and future needs for a broad range of indoor sports and recreation pursuits. The proposed facility would be located on land that the Council owns at Coldstream Road in Rangiora and open in 2020. It would be debt funded and repaid through a rate of approximately $91 per property per year from 2021. As businesses and residents this facility will impact on you and it is well worth taking the time to consider its merits. To find out more go to where you can submit online your views by 9 April.

  • ENC's Corporate Sponsor MainPower is getting behind the Maia Health Foundation’s fundraising drive for a rooftop helipad at Christchurch Hospital. Find out more about this fundraising initiative >>

  • Congratulations to Continental Bakery for their silver award in the 2018 Great NZ Hot Cross Bun Competition. We know where we'll be heading for morning tea... 

  • Did you catch North Canterbury's own 27Seconds on TVNZ's The Project? Check them out here >>

  • EmploySure New Zealand has opened a branch in Rangiora, specialising in all aspects of workplace relations. Welcome to North Canterbury!

  • We also welcome A Cleaners' Touch to Kaiapoi, and online wine merchant, Global Shelf which has set up in the region. 

ENC Sponsor Profile

It's lawn sowing time, so this month we are profiling founding ENC Bronze Sponsor, EasyLawnWhy wait for the lawn you've been wanting? EasyLawn provides instant results with their advanced lawn technology. This established family business specialises in hydro-seeding, instant turf and synthetic lawns. 

Find out more about EasyLawn here >>

Your Online Tip

The Best Time to Post 
Ever wondered what the best time to post on your favourite social media channels is, in order to best capture your target audience?

Wonder no more! Hootsuite has sussed it out for you, and shared all their data in a handy blog post. Check it out here >>  


Business Service Partners

This month we are delighted to welcome two new Business Service Partners:
Thexton Consulting South is a business consultancy firm that operates the Business Success Programme to ensure their clients achieve the goals and dreams they had in mind when they first started their business journey. Get in touch with local consultant Peter Lawry for any business consultancy requirements. 
Muritai Group is a Christchurch-based marketing, branding and communications agency. Inspired by the word ‘Muritai’ – Maori for sea breeze – they bring a fresh approach to marketing with a range of packages and services to fill any marketing expertise gaps that your business might have.
Did you know...
Local business coaching outfit Successful Tradie has rebranded as Next Level Tradie. Daniel Fitzpatrick is still at the helm, offering his successful one-on-one tradie coaching so keep an eye out for his new brand and get in touch if you're a tradesperson who wants to increase profit and free up your weekends.

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.


Employment Opportunities

Did you Know?

You can list your North Canterbury job vacancies for FREE on our website. Visit  to get started.

AutoCAD/GIS Technician

Either an experienced AutoCAD/GIS Technician or someone with a relevant qualification starting out on this career path.
Find out more here >>


Aquatic Centre Coordinator
Waimakariri District Council

An organised and passionate leader seeking a role which provides direct contact with the customer & community.

Find out more here >>

Cafe Assistant / Barista
Percival Street Bakery

A part-time Café Assistant/Barista to join our busy bakery team as soon as possible for this Fri-Sun role. 


Receptionist PA
Fastgrass Landscaping

Sole charge combined position of Receptionist and P.A. to the owner of this small, fast-growing business.


Book Your Next Business Event

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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