Amberley... centre of major growth region

Residential Development

Brackenfields is part of a 72-hectare master plan, which includes the adjoining premium residential subdivision Oakfields to the east, a medical hub, senior living facility and recreational reserve, and another subdivision to the south. Stage 1 of the eastern residential development, Oakfields, started in 2011.

Residential development in the Amberley area is currently expanding with further subdivisions to the north and north-east of Brackenfields.


Amberley is historically the commercial centre for the Hurunui District, and home to a number of services including the Hurunui District Council, Hurunui District Library, a variety of commercial operators and will soon be home for the new retail hub of the district.

North Canterbury Region

As the economic hub of the Hurunui District, Amberley not only benefits from, but also helps drive growth in: