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North Canterbury Business Awards 2012

1 September 2012


Last night saw Enterprise North Canterbury’s Business Awards evening at the Mud House, Waipara.  It was a great night in a marquee and with catering from Continental.

The winners were:

Continental Exceptional Niche Marketing Winner: Mill Orchard Ltd.

Heller’s Exceptional New Emerging Business Winner: Vogue Kaiapoi Hair Spa

Hamner Springs Thermal Pool and Spa Tourism Business Winner: High Country Explorer Tours Ltd

Department of Labour Exceptional Employer Business Winner: Hurunui Recycling

Community College North Canterbury Exceptional Service Winner: Men at Work Ltd

Northern Outlook Exceptional Retail Winner: Paper Plus and Toyworld Rangiora

Westpac Exceptional Sustainable Business Winner: Community Colleges NZ Ltd

And the supreme winner was ….. Community Colleges NZ Ltd

Congratulations to the winners, but also to all the finalists … indeed, all who entered. North Canterbury Business deserves celebration and last night was a great night.

Text Alerts on Bridge Closures – Ashley and Old Waimakariri

20 August 2012

If you would like to be on the list to receive text alerts about bridge closures and re-openings, email your name and cellphone number to Please put ‘Bridge Closure Text Alerts’ as the subject of your email.

Note: The text alerts are for both the Ashley and Old Waimakariri Bridges. There isn’t an option to just receive alerts for just one of the bridges.

Update: Ashley Bridge (Cones Rd – Rangiora & Loburn / Ashley)

19 August 2012

We should know early next month whether we will get the Government subsidy for a new bridge. If we get it, the subsidy will be about 60% of the total cost of $10 million plus.

The Council has budgeted for its share of design work in 2012-13, with building starting 2013-14.

Parks and Reserves Projects Delayed

12 February 2009

In addition to the cancelled parks and reserves projects (see previous post), a number of other projects have been delayed.

Note that these are now concentrated in the 2012-14 period.  That’s the problem with delaying projects: they join already-planned projects and you get an effect like a dam bursting – a lot of expenditure is incurred in a hurry.  Conveniently, the delay is until after the next election.

  • Coastal access strategy ($10,000) 2012-14
  • Kaiapoi Lakes 3rd lake development ($150,000) 2012-13
  • Kaiapoi Lakes old rubbish tip development ($100,000) 2013-14
  • Whites Road Reserve, Ohoka, development ($100,00) 2014-15
  • Askeaton Reserve, Kaiapoi, development ($50,000) 2012-13
  • Dudley Park, Rangiora, stormwater pond ($100,000) 2012-13
  • Northbrook Wetlands, Rangiora, development ($100,000) 2013-14
  • Ward Park, Rangiora, stormwater pond ($100,000) 2013-14
  • Kendall Park, Clarkville/Kaiapoi, carpark & driveway ($100,000) 2012-13
  • Kendall Park development ($100,000) 2012-13
  • Loburn Domain development ($60,000) 2012-13.

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