Our Community

Leech & Partners hold offices in both Ashburton and Christchurch and we treasure this beautiful region we call home.

Canterbury is abundant with the key ingredients required for success. Mid Canterbury is arguably the most productive dairy farming region in New Zealand whilst also being commonly referred to as the grain bowl of our country.

The innovation, enterprise and diversity of Christchurch business people hold the key to the regions vibrant economy. As the South Island’s main distribution point, Christchurch has a strong, export-oriented economy. The region prospers in a wide range of sectors including; agriculture, information and communications technology, food innovation, nutraceuticals, agribusiness, tourism, light engineering and high-quality education and research facilities.

Canterbury offers fantastic lifestyle opportunities emphasised by Grow Mid Canterbury’s catch phrase “there’s much more to life here. Live it, love it!’ Attractions include skiing or snowboarding at various ski fields, white-water rafting, skydiving, enjoying a game of golf on a range of beautiful courses, fishing, recreational hunting, 4wd adventures, visits to beautiful developed gardens, learning the history of aviation and transport history, hiking over stunning country, Lord of the Rings tours, visits to heritage sites, adventure tours and farm tours. Craft markets, art galleries and a full calendar of events and festivities make this region one of the best in New Zealand.

Although Christchurch has been devastated by the earthquakes recently, the spirit and resilience of the city and its loyal residents is ensuring that it is successfully rebuilt. Christchurch and surrounding areas still offer many attractions. Akaroa Harbour cruises, whale watching, swimming with the dolphins, horse trekking, mazes, art galleries, heritage parks, adrenalin forests, wildlife reserves and Christchurch's beautiful parks, are just a few of the many attractions on offer in this region.

 

The Mid Canterbury Economic Update (February 2011) gives a thorough background on the performance of our economy. Read more to understand the key sectors contributing to Mid Canterbury's success.

 

Leech & Partners involvement in our Community

Our involvement in the 2012 Relay for Life highlights the strong passion we hold for helping those in the community around us. We have set a fundraising goal for our team with the Company matching this, dollar for dollar. The team are enthusiastic about their involvement in this fantastic event, especially raising money for a great cause which is dear to us all.

 

Leech & Partners generosity towards the community and those in need is also higlighted by our Christmas gifts. Every year at Christmas, rather than sending out gifts to our clients, we ask them to nominate a charity to go into the draw for a $500 donation from us. Four charities are chosen each year with several of the lucky recipients listed below:

  • Riding for the Disabled (Mid Canterbury)
  • Birthright Ashburton
  • Breast Cancer Research
  • Lifeline Christchurch
  • Canterbury Plunket Centre
  • NZ Breast Cancer Foundation
  • St John Ambulance (Ashburton)
  • Presbyterian Support (Ashburton)

 

Please see the links below for more details on the Canterbury region.

Grow Mid Canterbury

Experience Mid Canterbury

Christchurch Visitors Site