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North Canterbury is an attractive domestic visitor destination, particularly as it sits on the doorstep of Christchurch.

The area is also attractive to international visitors because it requires a simple ‘turn left’ decision and then a few minutes’ drive to access it from Christchurch International airport.

Strategic Aims:

  • This visitor marketing programme outlines the initiatives that maximises, through destination marketing, the positive outcomes of a growing visitor market on the districts economy and aligns ENC’s efforts and activities to achieve the goals of the Waimakariri District Council’s Visitor Marketing Strategy.


  • Maintaining and growing collaborations and communication channels within the district.
  • Formalising arrangements with neighbouring agencies to promote and develop Waimakariri’s visitor offerings.
  • Generating and growing district promotional activities.
  • Supporting event activity and administering the Waimakariri Event Contestable Fund.
  • Improving local awareness and encouraging locals to act as ambassadors,
  • Refocusing activities of the Kaiapoi i-SITE to expand promotional activity to better encompass the needs of both locals and visitors.

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