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Celebrating excellence in business – that’s the aim of the new Hauraki- Coromandel Business Awards taking place in September.

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The awards are a joint effort between Coromandel’s More FM, Thames-Coromandel District Council and Hauraki District Council to celebrate our top businesses and to showcase what our districts have to offer.

The Hauraki and Thames-Coromandel Mayors, John Tregidga and Sandra Goudie, are very excited about the prospect of the awards and see this as a great opportunity for both districts to work together.

The districts have combined tourism awards so it makes sense to add the business awards to the mix.

The awards are the first step to creating a business hub in both districts, providing start-ups and established business resources to help them grow.

Find them on Facebook for regular updates on the awards: www.facebook.com/HaurakiCoromandelBusinessAwards

We'll also keep you up to date here on our website.

What you need to know about the awards
Working group

A working group has been set up and is now going through the process of developing the different award categories and confirming the process of judging and awarding the w
inners in the categories.

Proposed Awards Timeline:

May - June – working group will visit Business After 5 (BA5) and Business Breakfast Groups to talk about the awards
Early June – categories and Criteria will be released
Early June – Applications will be available for businesses to apply for the awards
August – Applications will be graded and visits to businesses will be undertaken
September – Finalists are announced
September – People’s Choice voting opens
September 28 – Awards night (to be confirmed)