Fair­fax spon­sors hall

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Fair­fax Me­dia – pub­lish­ers of this news­pa­per – has be­come the nam­ing spon­sor of En­ter­prise New Zealand Trust’s busi­ness hall of fame.

Since be­ing formed in 1994 the hall of fame has elected 92 mem­bers who have helped shape New Zealand’s eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment.

The first of eight mem­bers for the 2008 Fair­fax Me­dia New Zealand Busi­ness Hall of Fame will be an­nounced in May and they will be ad­mit­ted at a gala evening on July 16.

At present the hall is a gallery on the trust’s web­site but it will soon be­come a per­ma­nent dis­play at Auck­land Univer­sity’s new busi­ness school.

Trust chair­man Tony Caughey says the trust pro­motes an en­ter­prise cul­ture among school stu­dents and the hall plays an im­por­tant role in that by cel­e­brat­ing busi­ness ex­cel­lence.

“To achieve recog­ni­tion mem­bers must have demon­strated how wealth is cre­ated and also have made a sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tion to so­ci­ety.

“We are de­lighted to have the coun­try’s lead­ing me­dia com­pany as the nam­ing spon­sor be­cause me­dia plays an im­por­tant role in cov­er­ing busi­ness,” Mr Caughey says.

Fair­fax Me­dia chief ex­ec­u­tive Joan Withers says the trust’s work en­hances the po­ten­tial sup­ply of busi­ness lead­ers.

“We have set our­selves the goal of be­ing the pre­ferred source of in­for­ma­tion when peo­ple want in­sight­ful cov­er­age and com­men­tary on what is hap­pen­ing in the mar­kets, busi­ness and the econ­omy,” she says.

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