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Oh what a night!

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Mayor John Tregidga swapped his chains for a gold medal on the night!

The first ever Hauraki-Coromandel Business Awards gala evening at Grand Mecure Puka Park Resort was full of glitz, glamour, and of course some of our best business stars.

Hauraki winners on the night included Pohutukawa Frame and Truss Ltd, Stink Brothers Ltd, Paeroa Community Support Trust, and Agrisea NZ Ltd, who are all based here in Hauraki.

Special congratulations to Agrisea who topped two categories, and took out the Supreme Award for best business overall.

Our Mayor John Tregidga said nobody just wakes up one morning to find themselves at the helm of a successful business.

You’re not here by accident. You’re here because you have the tenacity, vision and innovation required to build a successful business and to grow that business in today’s challenging environment. You’re here because you’ve put one foot in front of the other and taken all the little steps required to climb that mountain and run that marathon. Because you understand business really is a marathon, not a sprint.”

He thanked entrants, and sponsors for being in business. For creating opportunities, supporting families, and providing innovative solutions to the problems and challenges faced today.

These awards, this evening, is a small way we can celebrate this. A small way we can acknowledge the enormous contribution you all make. Keep doing what you’re doing,” he said.


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Agrisea NZ Ltd

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Key note speaker double Olympic champ Eric Murray

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Stink Brothers Ltd

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Pohutukawa Frame and Truss Ltd

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Paeroa Community Support Trust


Updated 21 September 2017

Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards People's Choice 2017

Congratulations to the  2017 People’s Choice finalists - are Pamper Me Thames, Seagull Centre and Tairua Butchery. 

Winners of all categories will be announced at the gala evening at Grand Mecure Puka Park on Thursday 28 September.

 Updated 1 September 2017

Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards finalists announced

A huge congratulations to the finalists for the 2017 Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards:

  • Manufacturing and Trade: AE Electrical, Pohutukawa Frames, Tairua Butchery.
  • Community: Coromandel Independent Living Trust, Paeroa Community Support Trust, Valley Education.
  • Retail: Medi Spa Pamper Me, Stink Bros, Tairua Butchery.
  • Tourism and Hospitality: Falls Retreat, Hot Water Beach Top10, The Lost Spring.
  • Emerging Business: Pedlars Motel, Stink Brothers, Trinity Network.
  • Innovation: Agrisea, Medi Spa Pamper Me, Valley Education.
  • Excellence In Sustainability: Agrisea, Seagull Centre.
  • Rural Primary: Agrisea.

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.

The winner will be decided by a public vote, which is underway now until September 20. Biographies of the nominees are on the awards’ website here where you can vote for your favourite.

"Successful businesses mean successful communities," says Committee spokesperson Kate Rigg, of MediaWorks Coromandel.

"These awards allow local businesses to tell their stories and to celebrate their successes," she says.

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 are available the Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards website and all the latest news and developments are on their Facebook page.

BusinessAwardsCelebrating excellence in business - that's the aim of the new Hauraki - Coromandel Business Awards taking place in September.

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 district mayors, John Tregidga and Sandra Goudie, are very excited about the awards and they see this as a great oportunity for both districts to work together.

Smart Environmental have stepped up as major sponsor of the event. Owner Grahame Christian said "we leapt at the opportunity to recognise the success of individuals, who through their efforts make businesses great in the Hauraki and Coromandel Region."

Other sponsors include Unichem Heather Moore Pharmacy, Oceana Gold, BNZ, Placemakers Whitianga, Hikaka Investigations, Lynch and Partners, Richardsons Real Estate.

The awards will be announced at gala evening event on Thursday 28 September at Puka Park in Pauanui. Tickets go on sale 1 August.



In the best interests of your business, your category may be changed by the judges. In this instance full consultation will be made with the entrant business. The Chief Judge’s decision will be final. The People’s Choice Award winner will not be eligible for the Supreme Business of the Year Award. No information will be disclosed to individuals or organisations other than the judges and Awards Convenor.


  • 15 June – Entries open.
  • 29 June – Whitianga information workshop hosted by Waikato Innovation Park at 4pm, Mediaworks Whitianga.
  • 4 July – Workshops;
    • Paeroa at 11am, Hauraki District Council office,
    • Thames at 2pm Thames-Coromandel District Council offices,
    • Whangamata TBC
    • Coromandel Town TBC.

Please indicate your attendance by emailing

  • 31 July – Entries and nominations for 'People’s Choice' award close.
  • 1 August – 20 September – 'People’s Choice' voting.
  • 31 August – Finalists announced.
  • 1 – 15 September – Judges visit finalists.
  • 20 September – 'People’s choice' voting closes.
  • 28 September – Gala event to announce winners at Puka Park Resort, Pauanui.


Download an official entry pack and guidelines [PDF, 1.2 MB] pdf.gif

Keep up to date by following on Facebook.

The official Awards website will be available from next week

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