Why North Canterbury?

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North Canterbury

North Canterbury includes the Waimakariri & Hurunui Districts with a total population of over 70,000 people and has breathtaking country, rivers, and mountain vistas to enjoy.

Waimakariri District is one of the fastest-growing districts in New Zealand and is anchored by the rural township of Rangiora (circa 20,000 population) and also houses the smaller townships of Kaiapoi, Pegasus, Oxford, Ohoka and Woodend.

North Canterbury & Rangiora offer most of the ‘big city’ shopping, eating, education, medical, sporting and other facilities but has the added benefit of offering an amazing selection of beaches, rivers, mountains and other leisure/recreational destinations to suit all ages and abilities.

Housing attractions such as the Waipara Wine region, Hanmer Springs thermal pools/township/ski area, Pegasus township and many more, North Canterbury has so much to see, explore and enjoy.

Travel and/or commuting into Christchurch is quick and easy via the new Northern Motorway network and Rangiora is only 29km to the Christchurch CBD or Airport.

Make the move now … to North Canterbury and Rangiora

Schools, Education & Early Childhood

High Schools

  • Rangiora High School
  • New Life School
  • St Joseph's Catholic School

Primary Schools

  • Rangiora Borough School
  • New Life School
  • Ashgrove School
  • Fernside School
  • Southbrook School
  • St Joseph's Catholic School
  • Te Matauru School

Preschools

  • Peppertree Preschool
  • Rangiora Nursery School
  • Beststart Wales St
  • Beststart Rangiora
  • KidsFirst Kindergarten
  • Montessori

Beverage, Dining & Take Out

Restaurants & Bars

  • Winnie Bagoes
  • Joe’s Garage
  • Ivory Bar
  • Monteith’s Rangiora
  • The Plough
  • The Good Drop

Cafes

  • Coffee Culture
  • Coffee Worx
  • Fools Of Desire
  • Fresca Mediterranean Cafe
  • Columbus Coffee
  • Crema Cafe
  • Artisan

Take Out

  • Pizza Hut
  • Domino’s
  • Burger King
  • Subway
  • McDonald's
  • Hell Pizza
  • KFC

Dine-In & Takeaway Cuisine

  • Nom Nom (Thai)
  • Golden Panda (Chinese)
  • Taaftan Moroccan
  • Siri Thai
  • La Tandoor (Indian)
  • Himalayas

Public Spaces, Parks & Beaches

Beaches

  • Woodend Beach
  • Waikuku Beach
  • Pegasus Beach

Walking & Biking Tracks

  • Rangiora BMX
  • Rakahuri Trail - Ashley River

Parks & Reserves

  • Lilybrook Reserve
  • Southbrook Park
  • Northbrook Wetlands
  • Matawai Park
  • Dudley Park & Skate Park
  • Millton Memorial Park (Dog Park)

Health, Wellbeing & Medical

Medical Centers

  • Durham Health
  • Goodstreet Medical
  • Rangiora Health Hub
  • Medical Corners Doctors

Dentists

  • Good Street Dental
  • Lumino Rangiora
  • Rangiora Dental Centre
  • Fox Dental Care
  • G&E Dental Centre

Pharmacies

  • Unichem Medical Corner Pharmacy
  • Rangiora Pharmacy
  • Life Pharmacy
  • Stan's 7 Day Pharmacy

Optometrists

  • Specsavers
  • Rangiora Eye Care
  • Park View Optometrists

Retail & Shopping

Supermarkets

  • New World
  • PAK'nSAVE
  • Countdown

Large Retail

  • Briscoes
  • The Warehouse
  • Repco
  • Mitre 10 Mega
  • Animates
  • Farmers
  • Supercheap
  • Noel Leeming
  • Whitcoulls

Banks

  • Bank of New Zealand (BNZ)
  • ASB Rangiora Branch
  • ANZ Rangiora
  • Westpac Rangiora
  • Kiwibank

Gyms & Sports

Gyms

  • Snap Fitness
  • Anytime Fitness
  • 64 Fitness
  • Phoenix Fitness Rangiora
  • Stadium Fitness Centre
  • Mitre 10 Mega Sports Centre
  • Chiseled Fitness
  • Saints Functional Fitness
  • Qualitative Pilates Rangiora
  • MainPower Stadium Fitness Centre

Sports Clubs

  • Rangiora Golf Club
  • Rangiora Bowling Club
  • Southbrook Community Sports Club And Function Centre
  • Canterbury Jet Sports Club
  • Pegasus Golf & Sports Club
  • Rangiora Pony Club
  • Mandeville Bowling Club
  • Rangiora Croquet Club
  • Rangiora Gymnastics Club
  • North Canterbury BMX Club
  • Southbrook Netball Club
  • Saracens Rugby Club
  • Rangiora Squash Club
  • North Canterbury Basketball Club
  • Rangiora Tennis Club
  • Waimakariri United Football Club

Rangiora, A Place To Call Home

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