About Visit Waimakariri

Visit Waimakariri is a small team of passionate, experience and highly skilled staff tasked with the promotion of the Waimakariri district - our events, activities, accommodation, walks and eateries to domestic and international visitor. 

Visit Waimakariri is also the administrator of the Waimakariri Event Fund - Contestable and Non Contestable that has two rounds, twice yearly in March and August, and is provided by the Waimakariri District Council.

Visit Waimakariri enjoys working closely with the i-SITE Visitor Information Centre based in Kaiapoi, Department of Conservation, Canterbury DTO's/RTO's, Visit Hurunui, Tourism NZ, Rangiora Promotions, Kaiapoi Promotions and Oxford Promotions Associations.

ENC WEBLogo 1420x951 pixels2We are part of Enterprise North Canterbury, the economic development agency for North Canterbury. wdc logo hor2926Visit Waimakariri is funded by the Waimakariri District Council and we also work closely with our 70 plus Business Partners and over 80 event organisers. Based in Kaiapoi in the new business hub at the Enterprise North Canterbury Business Centre, where you will also find the i-SITE Visitor Information Centre.

Sarah Waldron - District Promotions Manager

Sarah is responsible for Visit Waimakariri which is the promotion of the district to domestic and international visitors. This also includes events and the management of the Waimakariri Event Fund. Alongside this, Sarah looks after Town Centres,  our websites, and ENC's IT.

Sarah has a background in project managing large web development projects. Prior to this Sarah was involved in the marketing of Christchurch International Airport and the Gateway to the South, and held various roles at nzski.com including Marketing Services, Conference and Incentives and Head of Department for Guest Services & Ticketing.

Email: sarah@enterprisenc.co.nz
Phone: 03 327 5728

Melanie Cox - Events Coordinator

Melanie works 15 hours per week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays. Melanie is the person to contact if you would like your event included on our online events calendar and the monthly What's On event calendar we print and include in the Northern Outlook. Melanie also updates our social media pages and website.

Melanie has a strong administration background including working within the HR and recruitment industry as a consultant and comes to Visit Waimakariri after working for Enterprise North Canterbury for two years.

Email: events@visitwaimakariri.co.nz
Phone: 03 327 5729