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Waimakariri News

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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.

Judith & Dennis Andreassend aboard the Kaiapoi River Queen

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