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North Canterbury F&B Producers Invited to Register on New Directory

Enterprise North Canterbury is inviting all food and beverage producers in the Waimakariri, Hurunui and Kaikoura districts to register their business on the new North Canterbury Food & Beverage Directory to help connect the community with local products.

 The directory will initially be published on the Enterprise North Canterbury website, and will start with promoting businesses that are operational during the Level 4 Covid-19 lockdown – primarily growers, producers and some manufacturers. Following the lockdown, additional businesses will be invited to list – such as cafes and restaurants – and later in the year, the information will be transferred to a new North Canterbury Food and Beverage website that will include features like comprehensive business profiles, stories, and an interactive map.

The initiative is part of the role of ENC’s new Food & Beverage Business Development Manager Alissa Miller, who started on March 31. Alissa’s role focusses on connecting food and beverage producers with opportunities in marketing, promotion and collaboration in order to boost the North Canterbury food and beverage sector locally, nationally and internationally.

“North Canterbury has an incredibly diverse and exciting food and beverage sector which is unfortunately facing a difficult time right now due to COVID-19,” explains Alissa. “The plan to boost the entire sector will still be forging ahead, and our directory is the very first step in this plan.”

As well as putting the directory together, Alissa has been contacting local food and beverage businesses to offer support during COVID-19 and connecting business operators to services via the Regional Business Partner COVID-19 Advisory Funding.

 If you have any questions about the directory or business support for food and beverage businesses, please email:


 Click this link register your business on the Food & Beverage directory:


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