Community directories

There are a variety of agencies and groups that provide community support in the Waimakariri District. Information relating to these can be found either on the CINCH website or in the Waimakariri Community Directory.

CINCH Community Information Christchurch

CINCH is a community information directory run by Christchurch City Libraries covering greater Christchurch and surrounding districts. The directory includes information on 6000 groups and individuals, as well as 2000 courses of study, and facilities/meeting spaces available for hire in the district. You can add your club, organisation or community group to the CINCH database or keep your entry up to date directly on the CINCH website.

Waimakariri Community Directory

Part 1 of the Waimakariri Community Directory is updated by the Citizens Advice Bureau, freephone 0800 367 222 or 03 313 8822, or email

Printed copies of the Waimakariri Community Directory are no longer available at the Council, but the District Libraries hold a reference copy (2012) which can be viewed.

Waimakariri Volunteer Directory

The Waimakariri Volunteer Directory is regularly updated and outlines a wide range of social service groups, community groups and organisations under the headings Social Services, Community Groups, Recreational Activities, Emergency Services, Conservation/Environment and Sport and Information/Advising.

The Waimakariri Volunteer Directory (pdf, 1.0 MB) is free to download, or a hard copy can be picked up from Council service centres. Please complete this form (pdf, 116.3 KB) (if you would like to add a new organisation to the directory, or correct any information contained in the directory.

Waimakariri District useful links

Capability-building of organisational strengths

  • - acts as an online hub of resources designed to strengthen community organisations.

Other useful directories

Directory TitlePhoneEmail
Waimakariri Kaiapoi Directory 201103 327
Canterbury Mental Health Directory0800 424 399 
Waitaha Primary Health03 357 4970  
Rerenga Awa | Canterbury Youth Workers Collective 03 377 8080