Mackenzie District

The South Canterbury Chamber of Commerce holds the “Economic & Business Support Services” agreement with Mackenzie District Council.

Our key objective is to facilitate and support smart sustainable economic and business development in the Mackenzie District. This contributes to the well-being and quality of life for the community by creating and/or retaining jobs and supporting or growing incomes through individual business, regional and national growth.

our mission

‘To facilitate and support smart sustainable economic and business development in the Mackenzie District.'

Raewyn Bell - Business Advisor

BUSINESs visits

One on one business visits, offering a range of business services including but not limited to; Business Start-Up and business growth, Business & Strategic Planning Advice, Business mentors, Research and Development support, export, succession or exit planning, marketing support and advice, government co-funded training and mentoring, links and referrals to a range of businesses and support organisations and global experts.

NB: Under the agreement with Mackenzie District Council, you do not need to be a Chamber of Commerce member to receive visits. This may be recommended in the future if deemed appropriate and beneficial to your business.


Invest in your career development and the productivity of your staff with our wide range of training workshops. Learn more about upcoming training opportunities.

There are training courses held in Mackenzie, usually in Tekapo, being a central location. Mackenzie businesses also regularly travel to Timaru to attend training and events.  Once again, Mackenzie businesses do not need to be Chamber members to attend, however may pay a higher rate if not members – as is the case for all non members.


SC Chamber of Commerce business services staff can be a sounding board for your business, helping you with business planning, and connecting you to others as appropriate – either within the larger Chamber of Commerce network or independent partner or government organisations.


Building a business in a foreign market takes that challenge to a whole new level. Our Export & Innovation Cluster gives organisations working in or alongside the Primary Produce and Export industries the opportunity to network with other like minded businesses.


Businesses are invited to contact Raewyn Bell to access business support. Raewyn’s role as Business Advisor is to assist any business from start-up through the many stages of change and growth, particularly those in Mackenzie District. Prior to joining the Chamber, Raewyn has a background of business ownership in the construction industry, trading nationally and internationally. Her wealth of experience and knowledge further endorses our commitment to create District pride, growth, and success through supporting local businesses. She is also an MBIE Regional Business Partner ‘Growth Advisor’

Raewyn Bell, Business Advisor or 03 555 5092