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Waimakariri News

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“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.

Eyrewell farmer Scott Evans (left) chats with environmental consultant Paul Reese during a Farm Environment Plan (FEP) audit. Scott has received A and B audit grades for his farms.

A willingness to proactively improve farming practices has seen 89 per cent of Waimakariri Irrigation Limited (WIL) shareholders achieve an A or B Farm Environment Plan (FEP) audit during the 2018/19 season; an increase of 21 percent from the 2016/17 season.

Judith & Dennis Andreassend aboard the Kaiapoi River Queen

Stepping into another world is as easy as boarding Kaiapoi’s River Queen.