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Waimakariri News

This is a repository of articles first published by the Waimak App


March is shaping up as one of the busiest months in North Canterbury with a number of significant events expected to draw thousands of visitors.


Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) is applying to the Lottery Significant Projects Fund in a bid to secure the $3m needed to complete the multiday cycle trail ‘Wheels to Waipara'. The scenic trail would take cyclists on a series of off-road routes from central Christchurch via New Brighton and Bottle Lake Forest, across the Waimakariri Bridge and through North Canterbury to the Waipara wine region.


“Mind-blowing”. That’s how North Canterbury business owner Emma Gillard describes the $20,000 media spend she won at the end of last year in the 2Degrees Shop Local competition.


Enterprise North Canterbury (ENC) has secured $200,000 from the Government’s Provincial Growth Capacity Building Fund with which to progress the North Canterbury food and beverage sector.

Aaron Lovelace with some examples of 3D printed items

TechMedics translates IT jargon into next-level solutions. Its owner, Aaron Lovelace, is the heartbeat of this IT technical support centre. He moved from Christchurch to Kaiapoi following the 2011 earthquake and fell in love with the area. He now services home users and small to medium businesses in the Waimakariri region from TechMedic’s base at 60 Hilton Street, in Kaiapoi.