Christchurch’s Major Employers


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Here are links to Christchurch’s biggest employers. All have more than five hundred employees, some in locations throughout New Zealand.

AMI Insurance Ltd
New Zealand-wide insurance company.

Anzco Foods Limited / Canterbury Meat Packers Ltd
ANZCO Foods Group processes and markets meat products under the following brands: Canterbury Meat Packers, Crown, Riverlands, ANZCO, Five Star Beef, Angel Bay.

ASURE New Zealand Limited
Core business is meat inspection. Also provide a range of products and services to a variety of Food Industries. A national Organisation with approximately 860 employees at 90 sites throughout New Zealand.

Canterbury District Health Board
Health and medical services in Christchurch and Canterbury

Christchurch Casinos Ltd
Christchurch Casino has approximately 600 employees, with 90% of staff working shift work.

Christchurch City Council

Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology
The largest polytechnic in the South Island and the fourth largest of 23 in New Zealand.

Foodstuffs (South Island) Limited
Foodstuffs (South Island) Limited is one of three regionally separate, autonomous, retailer-owned co-operative companies that comprise the Foodstuffs group of companies. The company operates throughout the South Island of New Zealand. Trading under the Pak’N Save, New World, On The Spot, Four Square and Four Square Discount banners, members of Foodstuffs (South Island) Limited group jointly account for over 56% of the grocery turnover in the South Island.

Fulton Hogan Ltd
Fulton Hogan employs over 3000 staff in the road building industry. Also major suppliers of roading materials and other quarry products, including concrete aggregates, sand, sealing chips, asphalt aggregates and railway ballast.

G L Bowron & Co Ltd
Tanners and suppliers of sheepskins to global retail and manufacturing brands.

Gough Gough and Hamer Ltd
From new and used equipment, material handling forklifts, truck and trailer accessories, earth moving equipment, through to custom engineering design.

Holcim New Zealand Ltd
Holcim employs approximately 650 people throughout it’s five divisions: Cement, Concrete, Aggregates, Lime, and Corporate.

House of Travel Group
Travel Agents.

Kathmandu Ltd
Outdoor clothing and equipment retailer. Kathmandu Head Office is in Christchurch, with a second Head Office and distribution centre in Melbourne.


Lincoln University
The 58 hectare campus University enjoys a rural setting on the Canterbury plains less than half an hour from Christchurch.

LWR Industries Limited
A vertically integrated operation combining (worsted wool spinning) Weft knitting, Fabric Dyeing & Finishing and Garment manufacturing; servicing the underwear, leisurewear and sports markets. Manufacturing and selling is carried out from Christchurch

MWH New Zealand Ltd
Developing and managing infrastructure assets in the transport, water, wastewater, stormwater, solid waste and energy sectors. Planning, natural resource management, environmental science, sustainable development, health and safety, industrial processes, building services, programme management and design build.

Photoetch Industries Ltd
Photoetch is a manufacturer of printed circuit boards, chemical milling and machined copper and aluminium. A boutique manufacturer of ‘difficult’ work and feature premium quality and service.

Postie Plus Group Ltd
Clothing Retailer.

Ryman Healthcare Limited
Ryman Healthcare is a publicly listed New Zealand company dedicated to leading the elderly healthcare industry in standards of care, design of facilities and quality of staff. Our award-winning retirement villages combine the freedom of independent or serviced apartments and studio units with the security of private hospitals and resthomes providing 24 hour a day care.

Scenic Circle Hotels Limited
Scenic Circle targets inbound tourism, New Zealand originating corporate, retail and conference business. Other market sectors such as the sport and wedding markets are also important.

Smiths City Group Limited
Department stores.

Tait Electronics Limited
Tait designs and manufactures professional radio communication solutions for mobile organisations. Products include MPT 1327 trunked networks, conventional radio systems, base stations, as well as portable and mobile radio terminals for voice and data.

University of Canterbury
Established in 1873, the University of Canterbury is New Zealand’s second oldest university.


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