Rakaia Businesses

A large array of businesses are based in Rakaia
from small solo businesses to large-scale national and international global companies.

A directory of the businesses in Rakaia.

Building & Engineering

Rakaia has a large number of building and engineering firms that service the larger area and district.

Excavation & Contracting

Rakaia’s excavation and contracting companies service the river and farms in the area.

Farming & Agriculture

Rakaia’s soil provides great farming and agriculture/horticulture businesses that service not only the local economy but provide produce and seeds that feed people globally.

ENTREPRENEURIAL, crafts, innovation

Rakaia has an innovative community with many home-based industries and services.

Beauty & Retail

Rakaia is a small semi-rural township that has several beauty businesses along with retail shops and a supermarket that provides for the locals and visitors alike.


The hospitality in Rakaia is second to none. The locals are friendly and welcoming. The town has two pubs and hearty meals along with Indian takeaways and a fish n chip shop with divine burgers. If you are in a hurry, stop by the Mobil for ready-to-go takeaways available on the fly.

But if it is a good coffee you are after you can’t go past Salmon Tales Cafe or the Little Red Cafe. While at each of the two cafe’s take a look around the Rakaia Country Arts store and the Little Red Cafe Gift Shop.

Automotive and Repairs

Beauty & retail

Kristy Thomas Hairdresser
Soulful Hair Studio
Sha & Ivy
Rakaia Health Post & Photo

Justice of the Peace

Heather McKimmie
Jillian Tomlin


Jenni Gibson

Builders and Tradies

BR Decorating
Gerard Paul Electrical
Fires N Things

Hospitality and Cafes

Salmon Tales Cafe
Cullers Kitchen
Rakaia Railway Tavern
Rakaia Azteca Tacos

Professional Services

Rakaia Tech
Creative Startup NZ
Carrs Chimney Cleaning
Dentistry on Parkside
Vetlife Dunsandel


Rural Transport
Rural Transport
Et Alia Ltd
Romantic Gestures
Smithy's Decorating
Authentic Gates

Real Estate

Roberta Counsil
Ray White - Trevor
PGG Wrightson Rakaia Real Estate Team

Agriculture and Horticulture

PC Lures
PGG Wrightson Rakaia
South Pacific Seeds
Ballance Consignment Store
Chertsey Spraying
Power Farming
Rakaia Seed Cleaning
Coplands Farm & Contracting Ltd - Copland's Orchard
Plucks Engineering
Rakaia Dairy Services
Seed and Field Services
Royal Van Zanten
Think Water Canterbury
Rakaia Engineering Ltd<br />
Cates Grain and Seed
Bakker Bulbs - Adin & Shirley Geeson
Simply Spraying Ltd
Dairy Vets
Townsend Seeds Int

Excavation and Contractors

Mark Love Contracting Ltd
Boag Contracting
McMillan Drilling
Philip Brown Earthworks Co.
Wades Waste
Farm Source
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