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Kaiapoi businesses unite for all Kaiapoi businesses unite for all

A new initiative between Kaiapoi businesses and the Kaiapoi Promotions Association (KPA) is poised to pour plenty of collective energy into promoting the region’s river town. Destination Kaiapoi Collective’s (DKC) evolution came about after a catchy new jingle celebrating Kaiapoi first aired. Commissioned by local developer Jedd Pearce – of the PLC Group – it was a deliberate first stake in the ground that Kaiapoi is ready to take its marketing to the next level. Unprecedented marketing unity for Kaiapoi businesses Chairman of the KPA ...
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Specialist equine real estate now a reality Specialist equine real estate now a reality

Specialist equine real estate now a reality Harcourts Canterbury’s top rural lifestyle sales duo have combined their horsemanship and acumen in an exciting new arena – Canterbury Equestrian Property. Richard and Sue Woerlee, who work, reside, and ride in North Canterbury, have been one of the top sales teams at Harcourts Four Seasons Realty for three successive years. And, they say they will continue to press forward with their busy lifestyle property sales. However, the launch of ...

Air Force 2 takes to the water Air Force 2 takes to the water

Alpine Jet Thrills launched an airboat in the Waimakariri last Saturday as the first step in attracting locals to this unique adventure. Set to open for the summer, the ride of a lifetime in the modified airboat will take passengers in places where even jet boats can’t go. Air Force 2 ready for service Paul Mullan took seven lucky volunteers up-river on its first trip from under the motorway bridge in the Waimakariri Regional Park, for a ...
Dappermen is a new shop in town for Rangiora. Photo supplied.

Dapper decision Dapper decision

Owning a menswear fashion store in Rangiora is a long way from playing professional cricket in England, but perhaps not as far as some might think. Rangiora’s Simon Murphy has burst out of Lockdown with a bold new plan. The former professional cricketer is poised to open Dappermen. And, the edgy menswear store – which will include a barber – is collecting awards even before its doors swing open on Rangiora’s main street. Dappermen is the ...
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Waimak App enjoys strong growth post Covid-19 lockdown Waimak App enjoys strong growth post Covid-19 lockdown

The Waimak App has continued to enjoy strong growth post Covid-19 lockdown. The national iAppNetwork (representing 20 regions) reports that the Waimak App had more than 5000 unique users during its first six months of operation – well ahead of Christchurch’s 1413. The Waimak App numbers included just on 4000 visitors in June for 33,652 page views, 500 downloads, 1421 unique users, and 8.5 page views per visit. In all, 46% of its monthly users checked ...

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