Home' Northern Outlook : August 3rd 2013 Contents 12 NORTHERN OUTLOOK, AUGUST 3, 2013
WHO'S WHO in North Canterbury
Ph 03 313 4113 Fax 03 313 4118
42a Newnham Street PO Box 253 Rangiora
Recognised repairer of all major insurance companies.
Do you want the best in
best repairs in
FREE courtesy cars
Bringing out the
best in business
Critical support: The ENC Business Team fosters businesses
by offering a high level of professional networking, training and
Enterprise North Canterbury
The region's economic
development agency Enterprise
North Canterbury (ENC)
encourages the development of
exceptional business in the
ENC's strengths in co-
connections and consultation
ensure its business support is
relevant and focused for local
Where business belongs
The ENC Business Team
strives to support North
Canterbury businesses by
offering a high level of
training and free assessments,
while celebrating businesses
from start-up to export.
ENC also co-ordinates regional business
events such as the North Canterbury Business
Awards and Business to Business networking
Currently some of its key projects are:
Advocating for the provision of faster
broadband services for North Canterbury
Creating new initiatives within the rural
Attracting businesses to establish in North
ENC, with funding support from the
Waimakariri District Council, have a team
focused on promoting the district.
They highlight the many compelling
reasons for domestic and international visitors
to visit, play and stay in North Canterbury.
ENC also operates the Kaiapoi i-SITE
information centre, which is the first stop for
many as the gateway to the region. Fully
trained staff provide local information and
Through online and other mediums the
region is showcased with:
North Canterbury Food and Wine Trail
Waimakariri Event Guides
Waimakariri Walking and Cycling
The Official Waimakariri Visitor Guide.
ENC also administers the Waimakariri Event
Funding which provides $35,000 towards
events in the district.
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Before and after: Straight-N-Paint will change a damaged car back to sparkling showroom
Straight-N-Paint is the North Canterbury's
biggest panel and paint shop, employing 15
Owner Shane Murray believes it is crucial
that a professional smash repair shop also be
a member of a recognisable and reputable
trade association, such as the Collision Repair
Straight-N-Paint is Rangiora's only
registered structural repair shop, the highest
level that the association offers.
All staff have to maintain ongoing training
to keep up to date with the latest repair
techniques required on vehicles.
The smash repair industry has become
very technical and cars also have become
increasingly technical pieces of machinery
over the last five or so years.
It is crucial that your car be repaired to
match the manufacturer's specifications.
After all, Shane said, it could be your
family getting back into the car so you want
to be assured it is as safe as it was before the
Imagine if you had another accident and
the airbags didn't deploy because the last
repair wasn't done properly.
Straight-N-Paint has invested in all the
latest equipment to ensure that all
recommended repair procedures are met. It
also has a computerised chassis plant and
measuring system which can show that your
car has been repaired back to factory
specifications -- supported by a 3D printout.
All panelbeaters at Straight-N-Paint have
ongoing training with I-Car New Zealand,
which was set up solely for the repair
industry to keep up to date with the latest
technology and repair techniques.
As well as all the latest equipment in the
panel-shop side of the business, the paint
shop has a fully-heated spray booth for that
perfect paint finish on your car.
For any repairs on your vehicle, tell your
insurance company that Straight-N-Paint is
where you would like your car to go.
They are accepted repairers for all the
major insurance companies and also an
accredited repairer of the Collision Repair
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