Busi­ness awards show­case lo­cals

Hauraki Herald - - OUT & ABOUT -

Or­gan­is­ers of the Hau­raki Coro­man­del Busi­ness Awards are thrilled with the en­thu­si­asm they’re see­ing around their first event.

The awards are be­ing or­gan­ised by a com­mit­tee of lo­cal busi­ness­peo­ple, with fi­nan­cial support from the Hau­raki and ThamesCoro­man­del district coun­cils.

Lo­cal busi­nesses have also got be­hind the awards, in­clud­ing Smart En­vi­ron­men­tal, which has bought the nam­ing rights to the event, Pos­i­tive Paeroa, Hikaka In­ves­ti­ga­tions, BNZ, Might­way, Oceana Gold, Lynch & Part­ners, Place­mak­ers Whi­tianga, Unichem Heather Moore Phar­macy, and Richard­sons Real Es­tate.

Com­mit­tee spokesper­son, gen­eral man­ager of Me­di­aWorks Coro­man­del Kate Rigg said the awards al­low lo­cal busi­nesses to tell their sto­ries and to cel­e­brate their suc­cesses.

‘‘We were keen to get the awards off the ground be­cause suc­cess­ful busi­nesses mean suc­cess­ful com­mu­ni­ties,’’ she said.

The Peo­ple’s Choice Nom­i­nees have al­ready been an­nounced: Car­son’s Book­shop, Coro­man­del Ad­ven­tures, Flow­ers on Pollen, Ha­hei Hol­i­day Re­sort, Hello Fri­day, Life­style Yachts, MAKAWE Hair Sa­lon, Make Your Day Events, Milly’s Ed­u­care, Paeroa and Waihi Laun­dro­mats, Pam­per Me, Seag­ull Cen­tre, Tairua Butch­ery, The Green Gro­cer, The Lost Spring, Trove Pauanui, and Waiomu Beach Cafe.

Rigg said the win­ner will be de­cided by a pub­lic vote and peo­ple can vote for their favourite on the awards’ web­site hau­ra­ki­coro­man­del­busi­nes­sawards.co.nz/peo­ples-choice.

‘‘There’s been re­ally steady vot­ing for the Peo­ple’s Choice nom­i­nees, and busi­nesses are de­lighted to get this pub­lic recog­ni­tion for their hard work,’’ she said.

Phar­ma­cist Heather Moore, owner of Unichem Heather Moore who is spon­sor­ing the Peo­ple’s Choice award said there are so many great busi­nesses in our re­gion where own­ers re­ally de­serve ac­knowl­edg­ment.

‘‘Own­ing a busi­ness takes hard work, en­ergy, and the abil­ity to live with risk and un­cer­tainty, while at the same time pro­vid­ing top of the range prod­uct and ser­vice,’’ she said.

Busi­ness en­tries in other cat­e­gories are be­ing han­dled in­de­pen­dently by judges from Waikato In­no­va­tion Park and fi­nal­ists will be an­nounced on Fri­day, Septem­ber 1.

All the re­sults will be an­nounced at a gala awards evening at The Grand Mer­cure Puka Park Re­sort in Pauanui on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 28. Tick­ets and lat­est de­vel­op­ments are avail­able on the web­site.

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