Entries by CDC

Residents asked for feedback on how they use technology

Media Release 1 April 2014 Residents asked for feedback on how they use technology Councils and economic development agencies from across Canterbury are working together to better understand how people in our region use technology – particularly the internet – to benefit their businesses, communities and lives. This project – made up of a region-wide […]

Our “rock star” economy comes with risks – CDC Chief Executive

Canterbury’s strong economy has been labelled a “rock star” but Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) Chief Executive Tom Hooper has warned that rock stars are incredibly flawed individuals. Recent statistics show that Canterbury was the fastest-growing economy in the year to March 2013. Growth is four times faster than Wellington, almost double that of Auckland and […]

Christchurch companies finalists in 20th NZ Hi-Tech Awards

Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) congratulates the Christchurch companies that have been named as finalists for the NZ Hi-Tech Awards. Announced in late March, local finalists include Smudge; RedSeed ; Intranel; Clever Medkits; Delta Strike; and Modlar. The Hi-Tech Awards, now in their 20th year, recognise the achievers of the NZ Hi-Tech industry across 12 categories […]

Getting innovations to market: War stories from the front line

A number of recent workshops and seminars have focused on the challenges facing scientists and engineers in moving their research from the lab to the market. War stories from the front line will provide a different perspective, with presenters being people who have overcome the challenges and are in the process of building or have […]

Christchurch company Intranel scoops awards

Intranel Ltd, a software and digital hardware innovation consultancy based in Christchurch, is going from strength to strength. This week the company received an award from Deloitte after being ranked 28th in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific 2013 index of the region’s fastest-growing technology businesses. Intranel was also number one fastest-growing technology business […]

Innovation Workshop Targeting Business Growth

BNZ and James & Wells join forces to accelerate innovation Christchurch hosts ‘Innovation Time’, a free innovation workshop targeting business growth. The workshop from 9am will focus on providing businesses with the right tools to profit from their innovation, as well as an opportunity to network with like-minded innovators. Date: Thursday 3 April 2014 Venue: […]

Startup Weekend

14 – 16 MARCH Christchurch Startup Weekend 5:00 PM, Friday, 14 March – 8:00PM, Sunday, 16 March EPIC If you want to put yourself in the shoes of an entrepreneur, register now for the best weekend of your life!

Canterbury forging trade links with China

26 February 2014 – The Press Growing a strong trade partnership with China is essential for Christchurch to develop a thriving post-rebuild economy, representatives at a Canton Trade Fair meeting in Christchurch said yesterday. Canterbury Development Corporation (CDC) chief executive Tom Hooper spoke on the city’s economic prospects post-quake, to delegates from the Chinese Foreign […]

Christchurch Mayor emphasises Canterbury’s economic strength to potential investors

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has encouraged potential investors wanting to invest in New Zealand to see Christchurch in the context of the whole region, where the Canterbury economy has remained very strong. The Mayor made her remarks during a panel discussion at a forum organised by the New Zealand China Council in Auckland yesterday. The […]

Christchurch’s unemployment rate falls

Christchurch City’s unemployment rate was estimated to have fallen to a low 3.2 percent in the December 2013 quarter, according to numbers released by Statistics New Zealand. This is a significant drop from the 4.5 percent figure in the September quarter. The fall in the percentage of the labour force unemployed was driven by employment […]

Good end to 2013 year for Christchurch economy

December 2013 Quarterly Economic Report – Good end to 2013 year for Christchurch economy The December 2013 quarter confirmed that the Christchurch and Canterbury economies are progressing well. Gross Domestic Product remains high, although it appears that the growth rate may have levelled off. This growth is being driven by the rebuild and recovery sectors. […]

NZ Hi-Tech Awards Entries Close 3 March 2014

Canterbury Hi-Tech businesses are encouraged to enter the upcoming NZ Hi-Tech Awards, which close at 5pm on Monday 3 March 2014. The Hi-Tech Awards, now in their 20th year, recognise the achievers of the NZ Hi-Tech industry across 12 categories from pre-commercialisation, start-up and emerging through to the coveted Company of the Year category. Finalists […]