Dear Guest

We were absolutely thrilled with the positive turnout to our first business networking event last night. Thank you to Rangiora RSA Club and Restaurant who hosted the 100+ attendees at their newly refurbished facility. Another fantastic space for events and conferences with the capacity to hold 250 people. ENC will be organising more networking events later in the year, so make sure you keep an eye on our monthly newsletter or visit our events page to find out when these are coming up. 

We would also like to welcome the three new Trustees that have joined the ENC Board this year We look forward to the knowledgeable and passionate contributions that we know you will bring to the table.  

Kind regards,

Heather Warwick, CEO

Business Headlines

Business Updates & Advice

  • Two key changes come into effect for business owners on April 1st: the minimum wage increase and compulsory payday filing. If you still don't have a plan in place for your payday filing system, ENC Sponsor BDO have put together this handy checklist to ensure you are ready for the changes, and offering support if you are not. You can also watch an on-demand webinar from Inland Revenue here, or sign up for one of their other upcoming webinars here 

  • The latest Waimakariri Event Funding round is now open for the month of March. The Waimakariri Event Fund is a contestable fund provided by the Waimakariri District Council, managed by Enterprise North Canterbury and administered by Visit Waimakariri. If you are setting up a new event or growing an existing event in the Waimakariri District, you could be eligible for funding. Find out more here >>   

  • Immigration NZ is keen to hear from employers on migrant outcomes. They have developed a survey to find out from employers based in the regions what their experiences have been employing migrants. Responses to the New Kiwis Employer Survey are anonymous and all data collected will remain confidential. The purpose of gathering the information is to use it as the basis of creating new initiatives and improving outcomes for migrants within New Zealand. The survey takes around 10 minutes to complete and can be downloaded here until March 20Those that participate have the opportunity to go into a draw to win an iPad.

  • NZTE is hosting their China Digital Marketing Conference in Christchurch on April 4. Discover the keys to effective digital marketing in China with this intensive one-day conference, featuring the latest insights from local and international China specialists. Find details, speakers, times and registration information here. 

  • The Waimakariri District Council is consulting on its Draft Annual Plan 2019 – 2020, which is out for consultation from March 11, and want to hear what residents think about five key topics. Find out more here >>

Business Training & Events

Advanced Facebook for Business is designed to help take businesses to the next level of social media activity through advanced Facebook execution and elevated content strategies. Learn how to use the Facebook Business and Ads Manager tools to execute your paid content to segmented audiences including re-marketing strategies using the Facebook pixel.
Find out more or secure your space here

We all loathe drawn-out meetings where no one seems to have any answers. Yet some companies have meetings that are timely, accurate and get results. Learn how they do it in this workshop where you get to participate in a terrible meeting then analyse and fix it. This session is aimed at business owners, managers, team leaders and anyone who facilitates meetings.
Sign up to make your meetings rock >> 

In Other News

  • The first ENC Business Networking Event of 2019 was held last night (March 13th) at the revamped Rangiora RSA Club and Restaurant. Over 100 local business operators were in attendance, hearing from Heather Warwick of ENC as well as Ross Ditmer from the RSA. Attendees also had a tour of the new RSA building which offers a conference, function and event space for the local community. 

  • Congratulations to Ribbonwood Country House which was recently named one of the top 10 accommodation providers in the country by A well-deserved win for owners Gary and Robert. 

  • Pegasus-based Logan Smythe and Associates were recently awarded Insurance Business of the Year for the third time at the New Zealand Financial Services Group annual awards . Congratulations!

  • The popular Eats & Beats event returns to Rangiora on April 6thpromising an exciting lineup of music, food vendors and market stalls. 

  • The much-anticipated Port & Eagle Brewpub opened its doors on March 1st in the new Riverview Terraces in central Kaiapoi - welcome to the neighbourhood. The last month has also welcomed new businesses Infinity Intellectual Property, experts in trade marks, patents, design and all things IP; MissOrganised, professional organising service; and Social Beauty beauty salon in Oxford. Later this month, Ohana Wellness is due to open in Rangiora, offering reiki, acupressure and aromatherapy services; and The Old School Collective will open nine new businesses in Waikuku on March 23rd.
    Best of luck to you all as you get underway in the North Canterbury region.

ENC Sponsor Profile

This month we are excited to introduce our newest Bronze Sponsor - Meridian Energy Well-known around the region as a leading electricity provider, Meridian Energy is committed to the long term future of New Zealand. As well as generating all of their energy from 100% renewable sources like hydro and wind, they've got a team of really smart people. They will help you organise your power to make your business more sustainable financially and environmentally.  Your local business team, Caitlin Donnison and Scott Kotoul, are experts when it comes to the energy market, business, and – as born and bred North Cantabrians – your local environment, so get in touch with them today to find out what Meridian Energy can do for you and your business.

Your Online Tip: 6 Steps to Marketing Success in 2019

It may be March already, but it's never too late to sit down and plan your social media marketing strategy for the year ahead. Our friends over at Rebel Influence have put together this handy blog post outlining 6 Steps to Marketing Success in 2019. The easy to follow format will have you set up and ready to score those clicks in no time! 


Want to take things a step further? Check out the upcoming courses at ENC: Complete Beginner: Facebook for Business or Advanced Facebook for Business

Business Service Partners

The Mark

Specialising in graphic design, marketing & photography, The Mark has a passion for your brand, your business and your success. Based in North Canterbury and Christchurch, The Mark team has over three decades of graphic design, marketing and photography experience and works closely with you to ensure they understand your needs perfectly to bring your vision to life or to develop something from scratch. For all things graphic design, branding, marketing and photography, get in touch with The Mark today >>

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. To advertise your property or space, please email with the details and an image.

Niche Shared Space, Rangiora

Rangiora's own co-working space suits business professionals no matter what stage they are at with their enterprise. Daily Hot Desk, Flexible Options (week by week) and Permanent Desk options for those who want to have a place of their own without the huge overheads. Level 1, 210 High St, Rangiora. Contact:

Retail Space, Ravenswood

New, architecturally designed commercial premises to suit a range of retail tenants. Floor areas from 50sqm – 375sqm. Retail precinct completed early 2020. 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
Phone: 021 323 800

Various Opportunities,
Flaxton Rd Business Park

Multiple/varying commercial properties and land including existing office or warehouse space(40m2-1000m2 available now), land lease (200m2 to 5000m2) and purpose design and build offices, sale stores and workshops (200m2 to 5000m2). Tenants could include construction, production, offices, retail and a gymnasium. Flaxton Road, Kingsford Smith Drive and Southern Cross Road, Rangiora. View site plan highlighting additional lots  

Contact: Daniel Smith 
Phone: 03 313 9902

Good Street, Rangiora

Previously run for many years as the successful Good St Deli, these standalone premises could be suited to a outstanding retail shop or service rooms for professionals. Set amongst other quality business’s it is a prime location which once taken up will never again become available. 165m2 located on Good Street, Rangiora - just off High Street. 


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