About this Site

Hello and Welcome.

The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce is delighted to own this www.southcanterbury.org.nz regional website.

The purpose of this portal to South Canterbury and the three districts that make up this special part of the world – Timaru, Mackenzie and Waimate – is to provide a clear, current snapshot of our diverse and thriving region for visitors, business, locals and new residents, events and study.

It exists thanks to the support of 170+ Business Partners across all industry sectors of South Canterbury. Together, projecting strong collective excellence and District pride to the widest possible audience. Discover these Businesses  Become a Business Partner

Around 1,500 amazing images feature throughout the website, all generously donated by professional or hobby photographers and Business Partners to ensure the site is vivid and current.  Particular thanks to Richard Brown, Brad Powdrell, Wet Feet Photography, Alpine Guides Mt Cook, Mackenzie Highland Show, mackenzienz.com and Chamber staff Raewyn Bell and Fi Jackson.

Your feedback is welcome. We hope you’ll enjoy, benefit, share and return time after time.

Warmest Regards


Wendy Smith
Chief Executive

South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce.