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Located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island, bordering Christchurch city, North Canterbury is a region that offers the ultimate work/lifestyle balance.

The North Canterbury MOVE ON UP project is designed to assist employers and recruitment agencies attract talent to work in North Canterbury by positioning North Canterbury as an attractive place to work and live. The project also develops and maintains a strong regional identity.


Strategic Aims:

  • Develop a unifying place brand that helps tell the story of North Cantabrians living, working and thriving in our region.
  • Promote, differentiate and celebrate both districts – Hurunui and Waimakariri – equally under the North Canterbury brand so that people can see each district’s unique attributes.
  • To provide a valuable toolkit for businesses that enhances and protects the North Canterbury image.


  • Profiling North Canterbury jobs and lifestyle through case studies, images and videos on the website northcanterbury.co.nz and social media.
  • Conducting digital campaigns in partnership with businesses to attract talent.
  • Providing an Employer Toolkit and Business Resources
  • Developing programmes to attract skilled migrants.
  • Engaging with tertiary training organisations and relevant government bodies to increase the scope of local training opportunities.

North Canterbury Toolkits

With our free downloadable resources, you’ll have access to all the information you need about our region. From showcasing the region’s unbeatable lifestyle and recreational opportunities to detailed information on housing, education, immigration, healthcare, and cost of living, we’ve got you covered.

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North Cantabrian Stories

Here you'll find a collection of personal accounts that offer a unique insight into the way we live, work, and thrive in this beautiful region. From farmers and winemakers to artists and entrepreneurs, our diverse community has so much to share.

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