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South Canterbury Brand, #GigatownTimaru, Bike & Walk South Canterbury and more
25 June 2014

Aoraki Development Business & Tourism News 
South Canterbury Brand, #GigatownTimaru, Bike & Walk South Canterbury and more

The first commercial application of South Canterbury Logo goes live into the marketplace

Since launching the South Canterbury brand we have been extremely pleased with the response. Finlay Boats NZ Ltd is proudly displaying the new South Canterbury logo on their newly manufactured aluminium pontoon boats.

Finlay Boats applied to ADBT and are using the “Manufactured in South Canterbury” logo. The aluminium pontoon boat offers more finesse, comfort and style than the typical ‘tinny’. Their design means they cut through the rough stuff well. It is anticipated that most of these boats will go out of this region to the North Island, the West Coast, and it is hoped they will be exported.

For expressions of interest please get in touch,
p. 03 687 2682

Gigatown Business Videos

Timaru’s campaign to win Chorus’ nationwide Gigatown competition is entering an exciting new phase. The GigatownTimaru team have been working with 30 local businesses to create a series of short Gigavideos, which identify how Gigaspeed broadband will enhance and improve their business. Each video earns Timaru 20,000 points so 600,000 points total!

Timaru has many innovative, cutting-edge businesses that are eager to apply the new technology that Gigabit Fibre enables. Over the two-and-a-half week competition the team visited some of New Zealand’s leading companies based right here, including Barker’s of Geraldine, NZ Light LeathersDB Draught Breweries, Farmer’s Mill, Gordon Handy Machinery and many more.

View the entire series.

ADBT works closely with the Bike and Walk South Canterbury Trust

Bike and Walk South Canterbury, a local community charatible trust was established in 2012 to support the development and use of the fantastic biking and walking tracks and routes we have on offer in the Timaru District.

As part of our work with the trust, ADBT created an online resource to promote our local tracks and routes. The South Canterbury website is now home to an interactive map displaying local tracks and routes alongside track history and information, points of interest, rest stops facilities etc. The map went live last week drawing over 400 visitors in the first week. The trust welcomes feedback from keen bikers and walkers, view the new map online.

Young Enterprise Scheme (YES)

ADBT facilitates the local Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) throughout South Canterbury High Schools. This year there are over 45 students involved making up 12 companies. Each company creates, markets and sells a product. Throughout the process students gain valuable firsthand knowledge of the business world.

Earlier this month Roncalli College YES student Tom Anderson travelled to Auckland to participate in the National Enterprise in Action weekend. After a weekend of workshops, mentoring and guest speakers, Tom was chosen as one of six students who will represent New Zealand in Hong Kong at the Asia-Pacific final of the FedEx Junior International Achievement Trade Challenge.

Tom will also deliver the closing speech at this year’s New Zealand business hall of fame gala dinner, in front of over 400 of NZ’s top business leaders. In addition Tom also receives two scholarships; $1,000 toward study at Massey University’s School of Business and $2,500 toward study at any university from the Harvard Business School Alumni Association of New Zealand. Well done Tom! Learn more about YES in South Canterbury.

Over 200 South Canterbury businesses are showcased on The following are our new and renewed business partners from last month, take time to view and connect with these partners.
For further details on how to showcase your business on please contact Raewyn Bell on 03 687 2730 or

Platinum Partners
Energy For Industry
Owned by a division of Pioneer Generation Ltd, Energy for Industry (EFI) is New Zealand's leading provider of energy solutions for industry.

Heartland Potato Chips
Locally grown. Locally made. Locally owned. - You can't get more South Canterbury made than that!

Gold Partners
Canterbury Long Run Roofing
Roofing manufacturer Canterbury Long Run Roofing has your roofing/cladding completely covered – from ‘top to bottom’.
Ford Simpson
At Ford Simpson Ltd we pride ourselves on being friendly and accessible, and as accounting specialists our business is helping you make your business successful.
Glentanner Park Centre
Welcome to Glentanner Park Centre. We know you’ll love it here in one of the most pristine parts of the country, located at the head of Lake Pukaki, 24km before Mount Cook Village.
High Country Carpentry
Based in Fairlie, High Country Carpentry Ltd was established in 2004 by Lain and Heather Hellmrich, efficient, skilled carpenters who understand the climatic and environmental challenges in the high country region.
Saikou Teppanyaki & Whisky Bar
Saikou Teppanyaki & Whisky Bar delivers premium authentic Japanese cuisine in a busy vibrant bar environment, located in Timaru’s CBD, overlooking the spectacular bay hill.
Timaru New World
At New World we are dedicated to providing our customers with Timaru’s best supermarket shopping experience. We are a full service supermarket offering everything from the essentials to gourmet products.
Timaru Engravers & Giftware
An extensive array of product and services associated with engraving (both domestic and commercial), promotional merchandise and giftware for every occasion and purpose.
Waikonini Homestead B&B
Nestled at the base of Mount Peel near Geraldine on 10 acres of lush botanic gardens, this lovingly restored home is an exceptional accommodation and event venue destination.
Ken Wills Furniture
Ken Wills Furniture & Homewares specialises in handcrafted furniture, made in recycled Rimu and Oak in a wide selection of traditional and contemporary designs suited to both home and business house.

Silver Partners
Apex Environmental
Apex Environmental promises guaranteed environmental performance and that makes us New Zealand leaders in industrial wastewater treatment. We are committed to helping New Zealand industry grow sustainably, thereby preserving our environment for future generations.
Aoraki Alpine Lodge
Built in 2005, Aoraki Alpine Lodge is a purpose built lodge offering affordable accommodation in a pristine environment nestled in the heart of Mount Cook village and Aoraki Mt Cook National Park.
Butlers Berry Farm
Easily found on SH1 just south of Timaru, the wagon load of huge strawberries at the entrance is a pretty clear message you’ve arrived at the iconic Butlers Fruit Farm & café. Butlers backpacker accommodation is open to all.
Caroline Bay Hall
Set in the beautiful park like setting of Caroline Bay. This grand old lady with its sprung floor and modern commercial kitchen lends itself to exhibitions, weddings, balls, conferences, sporting events, concerts and shows.
Cobblers Inn & Stompz
Dressy to casual, work to play, practical to ‘wow’. We have a great selection of quality leading brands footwear.
Heartland Digital Print
Making Print Easy is what we’re all about; it’s even our mission statement.
We are so much more than a liquor shop. We understand that now and again, buying the right tipple can be a bit daunting. Leave it to Henry’s to help you choose the right drop for every occasion.
Highfield Gift & Post
Fully Serviced Post Shop and Kiwibank with additional comprehensive retail offering of gifts, cards, wrap,wool, stationery and magazines.
Highfield Village Mall
Highfield Village Mall is everything you need, only a few minutes drive west from central Stafford St. All you need – under one roof
HHA Associates
HHA – Implementing Customised Office Systems that Work... HHA Associates Limited was established in New Zealand in 1992 to specialise in the supply and support of finance, accounting and payroll software systems.
Mt Cook Alpine Salmon
Mt. Cook Alpine Cook Salmon - Visit our new shop located on State Highway 8 between Tekapo and Twizel on Lake Pukaki
Southern Trust Events Centre
Southern Trust Event Centre for all occasions and events – sports, corporate, conferences, receptions and private functions. Operated by Timaru District Council.
Studio 226
Studio 226 is the perfect haven for those who want to stray a little from the beaten track, but have all the conveniences and beauty that modern life has to offer.
Theatre Royal
The Theatre Royal is home to much of Timaru's drama and performing arts. The location, size and style of the venue ensure its popularity with many touring shows.
The Cottage Pantry
Enjoy a very different shopping experience at the independently owned Cottage Pantry and Gallery in Wilson St, Geraldine. Here you will find a huge selection of …
The Mt Cook Collection
Choose from one of our four Mount Cook Hotels: Mackenzie Country hotel, Twizel; Heritage Gateway Hotel, Omarama; Countrytime Hotel, Omarama and The Godley Hotel, Lake Tekapo.
The Village Cafe
Owners Carl and Katrina Black invite you to relax and enjoy a slice of life in our cafe
Volunteering Mid and South Canterbury
Offering support in all things volunteering. We are here to support volunteers and voluntary organisations. We provide training, information, advocacy, recruitment, placement, recognition and promotion of volunteering.
York Street Gallery of fine art
Contemporary / Traditional artworks by renowned artists are featured throughout the year.


Wendy Smith

Chief Executive


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