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Trans-Tasman Business Awards - Call for Entries

MEDIA RELEASE
2 August 2006

Trans-Tasman Business Awards - Call for Entries

The search is on to find the top achievers in Trans-Tasman business.

Entries are currently being sought for the Trans-Tasman Business Awards - a respected and prestigious focal point of business excellence within the Trans-Tasman business community.

Running for its second year, the Trans-Tasman Business Awards showcase the excellence that is being achieved through the coming together of Australian and New Zealand business.

Sponsored by Telstra and TelstraClear, the awards are free to enter and cover five Award categories that recognise all sizes of businesses and both public and private sectors.

TelstraClear Chief Executive Allan Freeth says the Trans-Tasman Business Awards are a unique opportunity for businesses to be recognised for their achievements and participation in the Australasian market.

“As a major provider of services to Trans-Tasman businesses, TelstraClear is delighted to continue its sponsorship of the Awards and build on the incredible success of the first event. If your business has achieved success on both sides of the Tasman we encourage you to enter the Awards and showcase that success with businesses across Australasia.”

Award categories include:
• Best Business Collaboration
• Business Leader of the Year
• Environmental, Social, Government and Community Award
• Innovation of the Year
• Trans-Tasman Business of the Year

The awards are open to all businesses that have been collaborating on Trans-Tasman services and solutions providing they have been operating continuously in either Australia or New Zealand, or both, for at least three years at 30 June 2006.

An Awards luncheon will held simultaneously in Auckland and Sydney on 25 September.
Nominations for the Awards close on 25 August. Further information on the Awards can be found at www.transtasman.org.

Other sponsors include Tourism Australia, Cisco Systems, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, Investment New Zealand, SKYCITY Entertainment Group, Trans-Tasman Business Circle, TQ3 Navigant Travel Solutions, DHL, Baycorp Advantage and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

ENDS


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