The Auckland City Harbour News has agreed to join the sponsors of the Indian Newslink Indian Business Awards.
Suburban Newspapers Auckland, part of the Fairfax Media group, will sponsor the best small business category.
Suburbans editorinDavid Kemeys said he was delighted.
“We have enormous regard for the achievements of members of the Indian community, both in a cultural and commercial sense,” he says.
“The small business category is an ideal fit for us because our newspapers help turn small businesses into bigger ones by putting them in touch with massive audiences.”
Mr Kemeys says it is increasingly important to engage with the Indian community because it continues to grow, and some areas of the city are seeing large Indian communities established.
“There is a very long and proud history of Indian immigration into New Zealand and members of the Indian community have always been at the forefront of business and innovation and we are proud to recognise that.”
Suburban Newspapers publishes more than 21 editions a week, with about a million newspapers going into the community.
“We are by far the biggest publishers in the area,” Mr Kemeys says.
“There is no shortage of business awards, but these showcase the contribution the Indian community makes to business in this country and that is well worth celebrating.”