News Articles

Edgeware becomes first suburb to receive revitalisation funding

24 October 2012

The first grant from the recently announced fund to support suburban business communities has been confirmed, with Edgeware Village businesses the very proud recipients.

Read more →

Chch inventor and local plastic firm overcome disaster to be named as finalists in national awards

1 October 2012

A Christchurch inventor and a local plastics firm, with support from the city’s business support agencies, have developed a product that keeps a house not just warm, but also safe - and the product’s potential has been recognised at the New Zealand Innovators Awards.

Read more →

Further funding for Canterbury businesses a huge boost

18 September 2012

The announcement of a grant to help revitalise Canterbury’s suburban business communities is a huge boost to Canterbury’s earthquake-affected suburbs, according to Recover Canterbury.

Read more →

Business optimism on the increase in Canterbury but challenges still ahead

11 September 2012

A survey of a sub-set of Canterbury small businesses severely impacted by the earthquake shows optimism is on the increase and sales are trending up, but they are still facing some weighty issues. These businesses identified as being particularly adversely affected by the earthquake continue to face challenges with respect to cashflow, marketing, fatigue and rebuilding issues.

Read more →

More Businesses Now Eligible for Financial Assistance

24 July 2012

Hundreds more businesses will now be eligible for financial assistance, thanks to a relaxation of the criteria for the Independent Advice for Small Business grant.

Read more →