There has never been a better time to move to North Canterbury.
Imagine life at a different pace. A life where work and home are minutes apart; where recreation opportunities are in every direction just waiting to be had; where small towns, rural villages and beachside settlements are filled with friendly people and humming little businesses ready to welcome you in. Imagine moving to North Canterbury…
Come for the snow-capped hills or the rolling surf; for the boutique shops or the epic trails; for the quality schools and affordable housing, lifestyle blocks and friendly towns.
We are a growing community of doers, makers, dreamers, believers. We are townies, farmers, professionals, crafters, families, business owners. We are here for whanau, lifestyle, opportunity. Join us!
With New Zealand’s second largest city just a short drive over the bridge and our own selection of boutique shops, artisan food producers, award-winning breweries and world class wineries North Canterbury enjoys easy access to all of life’s finer things.
Fantastic farmers’ markets, food and wine festivals and excellent eateries abound here, along with large-scale events, exhibitions, concerts and shows.
And to top it all off we’ve covered all the basics like high speed broadband, public transport, good schools and jobs in almost all industries. Sound idyllic? It is. Come join us.
North Canterbury is made up of the Waimakariri and Hurunui Districts.
A population of 77,650 spread over 10,896km2 (Compared to greater Auckland’s 1,717,500 people squeezed into 4,894km2)
Average (mean) house value is 49% lower in Waimakariri compared to Auckland and 57% lower in Hurunui
Average (mean) rent costs are 22% lower in Waimakariri compared to Auckland in Waimakariri and 38% lower in Hurunui
A 4.7% higher level of NCEA achievement in Waimakariri compared to Auckland and 3.6% higher level in Hurunui
Extremely low levels of unemployment. 2.5% in Waimakariri and 1.8% in Hurunui compared to 3.9% in Auckland.
*Data from Infometrics and MBIE (Last updated 19 May 2022)