Business & Professional Services
- Abrasive Blasting
- Administration and secretarial support
- Baby sitting
- Beauty therapy, Massage, Reflexology and Nail technicians
- Churches and Ministries
- Cleaning service and suppliers
- Clothing repairs, alterations and dressmaking
- Computers, IT and Cell Phone repair
- Cool Stores
- Cosmetic Clinic
- Dance classes
- Doctors, Dentists and Osteopaths
- Drainage and Excavation
- Economic Development Centre
- Entertainment Services
- Financial and mortgage services
- Funeral Directors
- Hair Salons and Barbers
- Health and Safety Providers
- Human Resourcing
- Irrigation and Well Drilling
- Machine Hire
- Moving Companies
- Pain Management therapist
- Pet Grooming
- Pharmacy and Medications
- Photographers, Wedding Photographers, Commercial photographers
- Plumbers and Plumbing Supplies
- Realestate Businesses
- Resource management
- Scrap metal
- Security Businesses
- Sign printers and sign writers
- Storage and container storage
- Tattoo Artists
- Tourist Highlight
- Traffic Management
- Travel Agents
- Trucking Firms
- Urban Design and Architecture
- Vets, vet suppliers and pets
- Wedding and Event Hire
- Wedding Celebrant
Stephanie Davidson is well known in North Canterbury for her work ethic, commitment and resilience.Given her vast background in key areas house – and home related, it is no surprise that Stephanie is fast climbing the ladder of success in her chosen field.
When others say, “You can’t do that!’, Stephanie says, “What can we do?”, and sets about making things happen.
Stephanie has a quick and creative mind, an eye for detail and a particularly good way with the written word. She takes an innovative approach to marketing, tailoring a solution to fit your situation – and your pocket.
Stephanie will keep you well informed throughout the entire sales process. She provides a high level of service to both vendor and purchaser, doing her utmost to ensure that offers make it all the way to confirmation and settlement.
When it comes to selling your home, call Stephanie Davidson – she will get you moving in the right direction.
Kaiapoi Monograms has been in operation for more than 25 years from the Historical Old Mill Buildings. Penny & Trevor took over this business in 2004 and continue to offer a high level of customer service and outstanding detail to their customers.
The Kaiapoi Mill, established in 1873, originated as a woolen mill. One of the key services they provided was monogramming.
“I began to see life, however, when I viewed the making of monograms. The Kaiapoi Company specialises in this line, and will make any monogram for any design submitted. The first step is taken by the artist who draws the required picture, three times the necessary size. The colours are all inserted, and then comes the selection of the blue, gold, red or other materials needed. I had not realised that there were so many colours in thread. The next operation reaches the region of miracles; it has to be seen to be believed. By a device which is a translation of the artist’s pantograph into a tracery of steel, an incredible machine does six monograms at a time. The operator sits with a control needle, running it carefully over the centrally situated single pattern, and the machine takes care, six at a time, of the intricate weaving of curve, line and colour. There are three of these sextuple machines busy all the time.
Designs that require gold or other metallic threads or fine wire require special processes.
The Kaiapoi monogram pattern book is rather like one of those fascinating colour scrap books kept by our grandmothers; there are hundreds of designs from the familiar intertwined letters to the silver fern, the kiwi and elaborate multi-coloured crests. Some of them have the colour values of a painting.”
The Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre is an indoor heated aquatic facility open year-round with a 6-lane 25 metre main pool, a learners pool with a waterfall into the toddlers pool.
This aquatic facility was rebuilt after suffering significant damage in the February 2011 earthquake and reopened in August 2013.
Programmes and activities available include:
Learn to swim and water safety programme
Schools swimming lessons
Birthday pool parties and more!
Cosgroves began in the year 2000, inspired by a Bank Manager friend who perceived Mark’s attention-to-detail and attention-to-people as a good fit for insurance. The timing was right, and with training and support from an industry mentor, Mark launched his own business in Christchurch’s CBD. Cosgrove Survival Specialists was born.
From small beginnings, the business grew progressively, not through advertising or ‘hard-sell’ but through good old-fashioned ‘word of mouth’ and hard work. Many successful referrals, together with the acquisition of a second brokering business in 2009 have led to further expansion. Today, with the support of three skilled administration staff, Cosgroves operates on the outskirts of Christchurch in a rural setting the team finds both relaxing and conducive to high productivity. A move initially brought about by the Canterbury earthquakes in 2011, the purpose-built offices and surrounding 11 acres are far removed from the ‘war zone’ that was once the city’s CBD. It’s from here that the Cosgroves team focusses on highly professional, individualised, and well thought out cover for their clients.
Cosgroves’ specialist focus is on business and farming. Ninety percent of the client-base are business owners; fifty percent of these are farmers. Clients are spread throughout the South Island; many coming as referrals via accountants and lawyers who rely on Cosgroves in-depth understanding of the diverse insurance needs of these clients. As an impartial consultancy firm, Cosgroves tailors an individualised plan to best protect business owners both professionally and personally.
In business and in life, hoping for the best is something that comes quite naturally. At Cosgroves, we share a very positive outlook for a bright future, but we also know that ‘hoping for the best whilst preparing for the worst’ is the wisest form of future planning. We specialise in personal, business and farming insurance.
Whether you are a first homebuyer, building, refinancing, consolidating debt or purchasing an investment property we are here to help. We can also assist with business lending needs, asset financing for your business and personal vehicle financing. As independent advisers we have access to a wide range of lenders to find the best solution for you.