Local Web Links

Canterbury Civil Defence Emergency Management Group - If you live in Canterbury you need to be aware of the hazards the environment and human activities can produce. It is crucial that the community provides input into Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM) arrangements put in place to address these hazards.

Canterbury Development Corporation [CDC] The CDC is Canterbury's economic development and employment agency which promotes economic growth within the region. They have a broad range of services to offer you that are free, commercially neutral and confidential.

Cheviotnz.com  - Cheviot is a small friendly town in the Hurunui that sits between the rolling farmland of two of the South Island's magnificent braided rivers and the Pacific Ocean. While small in stature, Cheviot has attractions and services well beyond its size.

Christchurch and Canterbury Tourism The official tourism and visitor information website for Canterbury.

Compass FM - Compass FM is a community radio station based in Rangiora.  They play music from the '60's to '90's and are the voices of  North Canterbury.

Department of Conservation - Canterbury Conservancy 

Enterprise North Canterbury - “North Canterbury is an innovative and progressive region where businesses and families live, work, stay, play and prosper”. North Canterbury, located in the South Island of New Zealand, is a vibrant, growing region that offers superb business and lifestyle opportunities. Enterprise North Canterbury is the economic and business development agency for the North Canterbury region, comprising the Waimakariri and Hurunui Districts. Enterprise North Canterbury was established in 2002 as a charitable trust by the Waimakariri and Hurunui District Councils, and the economic development agency has taken a leadership role in the following 5 key areas;
*    Business - To sustain & grow existing business, and promote new business within the region
*    Land Use - To promote & facilitate land-use intensification in the region
*    Lifestyle - To promote the region as a desirable place to live, learn, play, spend & invest
*    Tourism - To promote the region as local, domestic and international tourist destination
*    Human Capital - To stimulate the development of the human capital of the region

Environment Canterbury - Environment Canterbury is the promotional name for the Canterbury Regional Council, an elected body of fourteen councillors.  The Regional Council was formed from 33 different bodies with regional and resource management roles in November 1989. The main role of the Council is the promotion of sustainable management of natural and physical resources, primarily under the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Local Government Act 2002.

Hanmer Springs Information - Hanmer Springs is the New Zealand alpine playground for all seasons. Experience the real New Zealand - Hanmer Springs - only 90 minutes easy drive north of Christchurch, New Zealand.

Hanmer Heritage Forest Trust - The Hanmer Heritage Forest Trust was established under the Charitable Trusts Act at the end of 2001 to preserve and manage the public values of Hanmer Forest, North Canterbury, with particular emphasis on the oldest established part of the Forest, over which there is a Crown covenant to preserve the Forest’s character.
The Trust has been set up in response to the Canterbury District Health Board’s announcement of its intention to sell the site of Queen Mary Hospital in Hanmer Springs.  Many people are concerned that the special nature of the site will be lost to commercial development.

Hurunui Community - webpage connecting and informing the Hurunui Community of events and information sharing.

TimeBank Hurunui - TimeBank Hurunui is a group of people who help and support each other by sharing abilities, skills, talents and experiences.

Visit Hurunui- Discover The Hurunui, one of the most stunning and spectacular regions of New Zealand. From the irresistible charm of Hanmer Springs - New Zealand's best alpine spa, to the magnificent wine and food of the Waipara Wine Valley. The Hurunui offers a wealth of scenery, activities and experiences. The warmth of rural hospitality extends across the region matched by a wide range of activities, places to stay and rural experiences all within a short distance from Christchurch.

Waiau Canterbury New Zealand
Welcome to Waiau website....we invite you to take a wander around our Town, meet some of our people, read a bit about our history and take delight in some spectacular views of the Valley. Most of all, we'd like you to come and visit and maybe stay a while...to experience why we are proud to call Waiau home.

Waipara Valley Farmers Market - Saturday mornings in Amberley