Busi­nesses on parade

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

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.

Photo: PRIDE IN PU­TARURU

OVER­ALL WIN­NER: Stihl Shop in Pu­taruru won the Re­tail Award and the Best Over­all Busi­ness award.

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