Businesses on parade
The 2012 Better Business Awards held in Putaruru was a fun-filled occasion with local businesses celebrating success.
Close to 200 people attended the awards evening organised by Pride in Putaruru.
Award winners were: Retail – Local Winner: Putaruru Florists and Quilt ‘n’ Knit 2 Finalists: Aroha Gifts from the heart, Heslop Pharmacy, United Travel. Retail – National franchise Winner: Stihl Shop Finalists: Van Dyk Flooring, Kay Humphries Travel, Laser Electrical. Youth Winner: Buckland Street Child Care Centre Finalists: Putaruru Childcare Centre, Abbey’s Place Child Care Centre, Plunket. Trades Winner: Work 4 U Finalists: Andrew Begbie Readymix, Bella Creative, Odin Property Maintenance Service Winner: Rangiura Home and Hospital Finalists: NZ Cheese School, River Trails Professional Winner: Westpac Finalists: Path Lab, Clancy Fisher Oxner and Bryant, Putaruru/ Tirau Family Doctors Hospitality Winners: @ Junction and Putaruru Hotel Finalists: Pinedale Bed and Breakfast, Putaruru Arms Motor Inn Health Fitness and Beauty Winner: About You Finalists: Body Ease, Hair Affair, Studio Active Rural Winner: Vet Focus Finalists: Farmlands, Putaruru Tractor Services Automotive Winner: Putaruru Panel Beaters Finalists: Oraka Motors, Putaruru Tyres Food Winner: Putaruru International Food Court Finalists: Bev’s Delights, Great Flavours of India, Happy Snapper, Pause Cafe, Rhubarb Industrial Winner: NZ Quality Waters Finalists: Parkwood, Aqua Splash, Kiwi Lumber Earthmovers and Heslop Pharmacy Enterprise Award: Stuart Edmeades Best business overall: Stihl Shop.
OVERALL WINNER: Stihl Shop in Putaruru won the Retail Award and the Best Overall Business award.