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Don't touch that dial! Don't touch that dial!

A fresh new look, an expanded audience, greater availability, and new and strengthened partnerships. The future is looking good... For the last two+ years we have been working on multiple platforms to deliver the Waimak App and it's associated website. The replacement platform for our new Web App, North Canterbury Online, will deliver all the current features plus some great new ones on a single platform. It will also deliver the same user experience whether ...
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We apologise for the inconvenience We apologise for the inconvenience

The Waimak App will be shutting down on June 30th. The Waimak App has been a critical success. We gained a good audience quickly and we maintained high audience retention. Our focus on well written stories about grassroots local issues was very well received, reaching 14,000 unique users. Those that took the time to browse the Apps resources were impressed by the breadth and depth of local information it provided. But despite our best efforts ...
Ceramic artist Katie Jenssen works on a new piece of art at her pottery studio based in the Kaiapoi Mill complex.

Garage dilemma launches pottery business Garage dilemma launches pottery business

When Katie Jenssen and her partner Erza relocated to Kaiapoi from Hawke’s Bay they searched in vain for a house with a large garage for Katie to use as her pottery studio. Finding the perfect house without a garage ending up launching Katie’s flourishing Pottery Place business located in the Kaiapoi Mill complex. “My partner is originally from Kaiapoi so when we decided to move here one of the conditions was that we’d have a ...

To the top cut by cut To the top cut by cut

Kelly knew that she always wanted to be in her own business, but opportunity knocked earlier than expected “I said, right I want to be a business owner and I will make it a five-year plan.”  When the Woodend hair salon that she had been working in for the previous two years came up for sale, quick decisions had to be made.  “Five years became five months” she laughs. Ever since she has strived to ...

Necessity is the mother of invention Necessity is the mother of invention

Doggie Daycare has been the silver lining in the challenge left by Covid-19 for North Canterbury kennel Snuggle Inn. When the lockdown first hit, partners in life and business Michael Stossel [Snuggle Inn Kennels] and Noeline King [Snuggle Inn Cattery] faced the overnight decimation of their business.  Business broadside during Covid The couple run two of the bigger boarding facilities in the South Island for their customers’ four-legged friends. Their bookings took a 75% to 80% broadside ...

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