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Moscow Circus

4 November 2021

The Great Moscow Circus is on at Ravenswood from 4th to 14th November 2021. 

This world renowned production delves into the whimsical world of Moscow, where the decadence of Russian tradition meets a multi-sensory experience with modern twists and turns.
You will find an array of enchanting acrobatics, slapstick comedy and breath-taking stunts including the famous Splitting Globe of Death and FMX jumps beneath the big top.

To book tickets and view performance times visit

Ravenswood New World

8 October 2021

The new Ravenswood New World supermarket opened in late August and there have been lots of positives comments about it from locals.

Stage 3 residential is under construction and the funding and contractor for stages 4 & 5 are now in place.

Ravenswood wins Merit Award at New Zealand Property Council Awards

16 November 2020

Ravenswood Developments Ltd picked up a Merit Award for the Ravenswood development in North Canterbury at the latest New Zealand Property Awards. Jenny Lake (Sales Manager), Paul Croft (GM), and Mark Tammett (Project Manager) were at the Awards night to celebrate the win.

 New World Build October 2020

20 October 2020

Latest aerial drone footage showing construction progress in the commercial area of Ravenswood, including the build of New World supermarket.

Click here to watch video

Stage 2 construction at Ravenswood

20 October 2020

Latest aerial drone footage showing construction progress in the stage 2 residential area of Ravenswood. Titles for Stage 2 are expected in Dec/Jan. Bob Robertson Drive is expected also open in Dec/Jan.

Click here to watch the video


Ravenswood showhome village

15 October 2020

The Ravenswood show home village has been open for a few weeks now and is attracting lots of visitors keen to look at new home ideas from the leading Canterbury homebuilders. 11 show homes are now open, with one more opening on 24th October and a further two still under construction. The show village is located on Bob Robertson Drive in Ravenswood, North Canterbury, which is off Woodend Rangiora Road not far from Woodend.

New World supermarket Ravenswood

8 September 2020

Walls being put in place at the new New World supermarket under construction at Ravenswood.

 Ravenswood New World Supermarket starts

20 July 2020

Earthworks for the new Ravenswood New World supermarket in North Canterbury have started. Machinery is now on site and ground has been broken.

It is expected to be around a 12 month build, but once it's open in 2021 it will provide convenience for residents and jobs.

 Ravenswood $5000 rebate offer

13 July 2020

Early Bird Offer on Stage 3A sections Just Launched
$5000 Rebate on Sections (conditions apply)

Buy one of the first 20 residential sections to be sold  in Stage 3A at Ravenswood by 31 August 2020 and Ravenswood will rebate your section price by $5,000.

For terms and conditions go to

New World Ravenswood artist impression

30 June 2020

Foodstuffs South Island has recently signed a contract for construction to begin on the latest generation New World in Ravenswood in the Waimakiriri district.

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19 June 2020

Progress on construction of Stage 2 residential sections has been excellent since we came out of lockdown and we are still on track at this stage for practical completion around mid October. If we achieve this goal that would mean we could expect titles in December. As always, timeframes are dependent on weather events, and Council and LINZ timeframes.

The road that connects the residential area with the commercial area, Bob Robertson Drive is expected to open around December.

Some of the Stage 2 sections are grassed and curbing and channelling and drainage is going in. Site-specific survey plans are now available to owners for each lot in Stage 2 from the Ravenswood Sales Office.

Construction of Ravenswood Stars Nursery and Preschool in the commercial area is progressing well and they are expecting to open in September or October this year. To pre-register children, phone 021 109 4019. To find out more go to

Gull is the latest business to confirm they are coming to the Ravenswood commercial area. Gull will build on Bob Robertson Drive directly opposite the existing BP and they expect to start construction in July.

 Ravenswood Construction Progress

8 May 2020

Taggart, the civil construction company at Ravenswood, are back hard at work and making great progress on building the Stage 2 residential area.

The latest aerial video shot by drone on the 1st of May can be viewed here.

 Ravenswood community support

6 May 2020

Ravenswood is all about community and in this time of great community need we wanted to support a local charity that is working in North Canterbury to help families struggling with the impact of COVID-19.

We have made an initial donation of $5,000 to the Community Wellbeing North Canterbury Trust and will donate $2,000 each time a stage 2 residential section is sold this year. More information can be found here

 Stage 2 Ravenswood

28 April 2020

The great news is that now we have reached level 3 of the COVID-19 lockdown, Taggart our civil construction company, is back on site from today so work will continue on building the Stage 2 residential sections and Bob Robertson Drive – the link road through to the commercial area. Construction of the child care centre will also be able to continue.

We hope to lodge the Stage 3 residential area design for subdivision consent on approximately 6 May. Internally we are happy with the design of this stage and initial discussions with Council have been positive so we are hopeful it may be approved without changes. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we can start taking expressions of interest in Stage 3 sections. We are also still continuing to process design approvals for house plans and expect a flurry of new builds to start very soon in Stage 1B.

Ravenswood titles in Stage 1b

18 September 2019

Great news! Stage 1b titles have been issued for 104 lots.

House building in this area has already been started by some of the building companies, but a whole lot more houses will start very soon.

 Celebrating Ravenswood stage2

30 August 2019

We're celebrating getting Stage 2 residential subdivision consent with a special offer on Stage 2 sections.

Be one of the first ten to buy a Ravenswood residential section in Stage 2 by 7th October 2019 and  you will receive a $5000 rebate on your section on settlement. (Conditions apply).

To view the Terms & Conditions click here.

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28 August 2019

Finally - here's the good news we've all been waiting for!

New World now have their resource consent from the Waimakariri District Council and are expected to begin building in the first quarter of 2020.

Stage 1B Ravenswood

20 August 2019

Exciting news! We now have 224c signoff from Council on Stage 1B of the residential area which means we can apply to LINZ for titles.

We would expect titles in 2-3 weeks (may be subject to change due LINZ timeframes).

Ravenswood Stage 1B

18 July 2019

Great news for Stage 1B purchasers! We now have practical completion in Stage 1B and have made an application for 244c from Council.

224c is a certificate provided by Council that confirms all the conditions of the subdivision consent have been met. Once this is approved by Council, we can then apply to LINZ for titles.

GJ Gardner Ravenswood show home

11 July 2019

The first show home at Ravenswood opened today. This has been built by GJ Gardner and is located at 49 Minerva Crescent, Ravenswood. Opening hours are 12pm-4pm Wednesday-Sunday.

There will also be a show home village on Bob Robertson Drive in Stage 1b of the residential area. Once titles are received for this area, we expect to see construction of some show homes commencing soon after.

Matthew and Jodi

25 January 2019

Our first new residents moved into their new homes in December 2018. Matthew & Jodi Firman (pictured left) are our first residents. They moved from Hamilton to be closer to family who have also bought a section at Ravenswood.

Watch a video of Matthew & Jodi talking about why they made the move here

They were soon joined by our second new resident Richard Cloughley.

With 54 houses currently under construction it won't be long before there are whole lot more neighbours.

 Ravenswood retail area

3 December 2018

Stage 2 residential area sections have now been released for sale and are priced from just $125,000. Stage 1A is fully sold out and Stage 1B is well underway with construction.

McDonald's is all set to open on 18th December and New World will start construction in 2019. 

Retail leasing opportunities are now available in the retail area adjacent to the New World site.

 House building_Ravenswood

18 October 2018

Great news for our Stage 1B residential lot purchasers! We have now awarded the contract for the civil works in Stage 1B to Taggart and they have already moved equipment onto site and started construction.

We expect Stage 1B will take approximately seven months to build with practical completion expected around in May 2019 (subject to good weather), with titles approximately two months after practical completion.

CNC Project Update Oct 2018

2 October 2018

One traffic lane open on the new Belfast Road Bridge. The Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) Alliance team is making good progress to open Guthries Road and both lanes on the Belfast Road Bridge on 3rd November this year (weather dependant).

Stage 1A Ravenswood

18 September 2018

Great news today! We received titles for 93 sections in Stage 1A of the residential area. A few houses are already starting to have their foundations built and it won't be long now before we see framing going up for the first few houses.

Fencing in Stage 1A Ravenswood

4 September 2018

We now have our practical completion certificate (224c) from Council for Stage 1A of the residential area at Ravenswood. This means we can now apply for titles for those first 93 sections. We expect titles to be available around the end of this month.

BP Connect Ravenswood

22 August 2018
BP Connect at Ravenswood Opens

BP opened their new BP Connect service station and Wild Bean Cafe at Ravenswood at 6am this morning.

This is the first business in the Ravenswood commercial precinct to open its doors for business.

On the site next to BP, McDonald's is now under construction and expects to be open by the end of 2018.

McDonalds start earthworks 11 July 2018

11 July 2018
Earthworks start on McDonald's site

Earthworks have started on the McDonald's site in the commercial precinct at Ravenswood.

At this stage they are aiming for a December 2018 opening date.




28 June 2018
Progress Update

We have lots of great news on construction progress to report this month. 

Commercial Precinct: Titles have been issued today for the commercial and the industrial lots, so we will see more building happening on site very soon, with McDonald's also planning to commence construction next month.

Stage 1A: In Stage 1A of the residential area, practical completion is expected on the 12th of July, subject to weather between now and then. Based on this date, titles can be expected at the end of September.

Stage 1B: We have received agreement from the BNZ on funding to start construction of Stage 1B residential, and this is expected to start in late September once titles have been issued in Stage 1A.

BP construction: Great progress is being made on building the BP service Station & Wild Bean Cafe and BP tell us they are all on track for their first customer at 6am on Wednesday 22nd August. Very exciting. Coffee anyone?


Five tips for property finding

14 February 2018
5 tips for property finding

Campbell Venning has a few tips for your property finding in the year ahead. One of his tips is to follow big-name brands into up-and-coming areas. He uses Ravenswood as an example. Here's what he says: "Ravenswood, which is selling now, has secured McDonald's, BP, and New World into its commercial spaces. That attracts buyers and tenants, and it's a pointer towards future growth."

There are two commercial lots available at Ravenswood at present. Good buying for the astute commercial investor.

Click here to read the whole article

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31 January 2017
Special offer: 
Save 1 year's interest on your mortgage

Be one of the first 10 to buy a residential section in February or March 2018 and we will pay the equivalent of the interest on your mortgage for one year (conditions apply).

To view the terms and conditions of the mortgage interest offer click here 


Retail centre Ravenswood

19 January 2017
Construction of Stage 1A residential area well underway

Work on the residential area in Stage 1A at Ravenswood is now well underway. Titles are expected in July 2018.

Designs are also advanced for the retail centre. Construction of this will start later this year and be completed in 2019. Click here to see the retail centre concept designs.


 Banner PropertyServices

25 October 2017
BG Contracting Appointed as Preferred Tenderer for Civil Works in Residential Area

Ravenswood Developments has appointed BG Contracting as its preferred tenderer to undertake the civil works for the new residential area, 20 kilometres north of Christchurch. Work is expected to begin onsite in the next few weeks and will include major earthworks, roading, and services including fibre broadband and storm water management. Read more

Ravenswood commercial area

18 October 2017
Excellent Progress on Commercial Area Construction

The construction of the commercial area at Ravenswood is making excellent progress. To view the latest aerial footage of the new development click here

 Ravenswood commercial area

6 October 2017
Go Ahead on Residential Construction

Construction of 93 new residential sections in Stage 1a at Ravenswood in North Canterbury is all set to begin later this month following the confirmation of project funding from the BNZ.

We have reviewed a committed term sheet from the BNZ this week, and the preferred tenderer for the civil works will be announced shortly. We have been working hard behind the scenes on planning for the commencement of residential construction and we are delighted that site works are set to commence very soon.

Read more

Western Belfast Bypass

28 August 2017
Western Belfast Bypass Progress

Work on the Western Belfast Bypass (WBB) in Christchurch is progressing well as drone footage shot earlier this month shows.

Watch the aerial footage here.

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23 August 2017
Lot 201 in commercial area now sold

One of the larger lots in the Ravenswood commercial area, Lot 201 at 1.29ha, is now sold. This is the large lot that runs across the north side of where BP and McDonald's will be.

There is only one other commercial lot currently for sale - Lot 11 (2.12ha), and two remaining light industrial lots out of 36.


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11 August 2017
Town centre construction progress rolls on

Construction of the commercial centre at Ravenswood is making great progress as can be seen from the two photos to the left.

The top image has been taken from above Pegasus Golf Course looking west across State Highway 1 to Ravenswood.

The lower image has been taken above Ravenswood looking east across State Highway 1 to Pegasus Golf Course, Pegasus Town and the sea in Pegasus Bay.


 Ravenswood Stage1 7July2017

12 July 2017
Residential construction starting in October 2017

We are very excited that construction of residential sections is scheduled to start in October this year. After consultation with our bank funders, we will be building Stage 1 in two sub stages. Stage 1A will be constructed first and will start in October.

We now have 50 lots sold in stage 1A with only 43 remaining for sale. Residential lot prices are likely to go up next year so don’t wait to secure one of the most affordable sections in North Canterbury. 

A copy of the stage 1 map can be viewed or downloaded from the Ravenswood website here

Construction of the Ravenswood town centre is proceeding according to schedule and we are delighted to see the progress being made by the civil construction team from City Care. 

Take a look at the latest aerial video of the construction shot by our commercial manager with his drone click here to view video

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8 May 2017
Construction of Ravenswood commercial precinct progressing well
City Care is now well underway with construction of the new commercial area for Ravenswood. The commercial area will include a New World supermarket, McDonald's restaurant, and BP service station with a Wild Bean Cafe. There will also be a range of retail and hospitality options. 

A separate light industrial area is adjacent to the retail area and currently 31 of the 36 light industrial lots are sold.

Residential lots in stage 1 are selling now from $119,000 with house and land packages available from Ravenswood's home builder partners from $369,000.

 CityCare onsite

4 April 2017
Construction of town centre starts
Clearing has started at Ravenswood, North Canterbury’s newest subdivision, in preparation for the commencements of earthworks. City Care has been confirmed as the civil contractor and the company has begun preparations for construction of the new commercial precinct.

Confirmation of the civil contract marks the start of the $20 million construction project required to build Ravenswood’s 13-hectare commercial area, located alongside the northern entrance to Woodend, 20 kilometres north of Christchurch.

Read more

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17 February 2017
Only 9 industrial lots left for sale
There continues to be a lot of interest generated in the light industrial lots at Ravenswood as a result of our current advertising campaign.

Of the 36 lots put on the market we now have 23 lots sold unconditionally and 4 under contract, leaving only 9 lots left for sale.

If you have been considering one of these lots, don’t leave it too long to talk to us as we expect these will all be sold soon. There will be no more of these lots so it really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get in early in the development and secure your own commercial property.

They have a fantastic location close to McDonalds, New World and BP with easy access directly off State Highway 1 where 18,000 cars a day drive past. 

Read more

 Ravenswood logo sml

7 February 2017
Ravenswood Developments has just appointed City Care as its preferred tenderer to undertake the civil works for the new development, 20 kilometres north of Christchurch. Civil works are expected to begin onsite in March 2017 and will include major earthworks, roading, services – including fibre broadband, storm water management, and the realignment of the Taranaki stream.

Christchurch-based City Care is a large, national provider of infrastructure construction, maintenance and management services.

Read More

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18 January 2017 
The Christchurch Northern Corridor roading project is about to start. This project combines the Transport Agency’s Northern Arterial (a new section of SH74 running from just south of the Waimakariri River to QEII Drive near Winters Rd) and two Christchurch City Council projects that link QEII Drive to Cranford St and four-lane Cranford St to Innes Rd. When completed, this will substantially ease traffic congestion and improve cycle and pedestrian access between Christchurch and the Waimakariri District.

From Tuesday 7 February Winters Road will be closed to all traffic between house numbers 137 and 143. This is to begin building the pedestrian subway to maintain pedestrian and cyclist access along Winters Road beneath the new Christchurch Northern Corridor motorway.

Stay up to date with local road closures on the NZTA website:


 CNC map

22 November 2016
Work to prepare the site for the construction of the Christchurch Northern Corridor (CNC) is underway. 

This project combines the NZ Transport Agency’s Northern Arterial (a new section of SH74 running from just south of the Waimakariri River to QEII Drive, near Winters Rd) and two Christchurch City Council projects that link QEII Drive to Cranford Street and four-lane Cranford Street to Innes Road. Download NZTA work notice

For more information go to NZTA website

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16 November 2016
We now have confirmed bank funding from BNZ in place to start construction of the commercial precinct. We expect earthworks to commence in the first quarter of 2017.

Bank funding for the residential stage 1 area will be confirmed early in 2017 once we have reached our sales target and we're only 30 section sales away from achieving that. 

We have also recently called for tenders for the civil works for the commercial and industrial precinct. Preparations for the new centre, which will serve a direct catchment of over 12,000 people, will include major earthworks, roading, services – including fibre internet, stormwater management, and the realignment of the Taranaki stream.

The civil works for 197 residential sections in stage 1 has already been tendered.

Ravenswood Commercial area_1

13 October 2016
The commercial area designs are almost finalised and we're now working with prospective tenants. 

Of the 36 light industrial lots that have been released, 13 are now sold with a further 13 under offer.

We are close to meeting our commercial sales targets which means construction of the commercial area should start soon.


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30 August 2016
Following last week’s release of 36 light industrial lots at Ravenswood, 12 lots now have contracts signed, with back up offers already in place on some of these. Jenny Lake, Sales Manager at Ravenswood, said the interest in the light industrial area has been fantastic, and with only 36 lots in total these will be fully sold out within a very short time.

These lots are an excellent opportunity for entry into the commercial property market and are perfect for small businesses that want to set up new or larger premises on their own land. The lots have been tailored to provide a range in sizes and prices depending on your business needs, and are priced to meet the market  starting at $150,000 + GST if any. 

New World supermarket, BP Connect service station and Wild Bean Cafe, and McDonald's restaurant have already committed to the commercial area at Ravenswood. This is a high profile location adjacent to State Highway 1, and centrally located to be the main commercial hub for all towns in the Waimakariri District with a population of over 50,000.

For more information on light industrial lots click here


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23 August 2016
New World General Manager, Property & Retail Development Roger Davidson is featuring in the latest Ad campaign for Ravenswood. New World is to become the new community supermarket at Ravenswood. Having a supermarket at the centre of town offers way more than just convenience. Roger Davidson says, "New World is the cornerstone of many communities and will be a great asset to the people of North Canterbury. New World is very excited to be involved in this new and vibrant community."

New World, New Zealand's premier full-service supermarket, is joining a great crowd of exciting new retail businesses who are heading north to Ravenswood. See the full ad here.

 commercial logos

10 August 2016
A New World supermarket, a BP Connect service station with Wild Bean Cafe and a McDonald’s restaurant will be just some of the recognised national brands becoming part of the Ravenswood commercial precinct, with further announcements also expected in the coming weeks. Read the full story.

 motorway map cp

10 August 2016
The NZ Transport Agency today announced a $435 million investment by the Government in Christchurch’s transport network with the awarding of contracts to build the new Christchurch Northern Corridor and stage two of the Christchurch Southern Motorway. Read the full story.

 Western bypass

4 August 2016
Construction on the Western Belfast Bypass project (WBB) is steaming ahead as this video shot on 4 August 2016 shows. One of the Western Corridor projects and part of the Christchurch Motorways programme, this project will be completed in early 2018. Watch the latest video.


4 July 2016
Our new portacom sales office has arrived on site and we are very excited that we now have our new sales office open. Jenny Lake and Lisa Zhang will give you a warm welcome whenever you come and visit.