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Export Awards 2008

Call for entries for Air New Zealand Cargo Auckland Export Awards 2008

Media Release 27 April 2008

Overcoming tough exporting conditions is old hat for New Zealand’s exporters – they shine as they triumph over the high dollar and the challenge of maintaining their markets. Celebrating their resilience and determination, the Auckland Region today [Tuesday 27 April] opened entries for The Air New Zealand Cargo Auckland Export Awards 2008.

The depth and breadth of exporting in Auckland never fails to impress. Entrants in past years have ranged from a heavy equipment manufacturer to an independent television production company to software makers – and this barely scratches the surface of the dozens of exporters hard at work sending Auckland’s top-notch goods around the globe.

Nominations for the best Auckland exporters will be accepted until 25 June. Entering is easy but judging is rigorous. Participating in the awards gives companies an opportunity to show their peers how exporting is thriving and giving us he opportunity to honour those exporters making such a positive contribution to our economy.

This year four awards will honour Auckland Region’s exporting excellence. They are:

- The DB Breweries Auckland Emerging Exporter of the Year
- The QBE Insurance Consultants & Services Exporter Award
- The Ports of Auckland Deal of the Year
- The Mondiale Freight Services Auckland Exporter of the Year

The awards will be presented at a Gala Dinner on 8 August at the Hyatt Regency Auckland with Mistress of Ceremonies Ginette MacDonald. Nomination and entry packs and tickets are available now.

Each year the awards reveal exciting, dedicated businesses in our region which stretches from the bottom of the Bombay Hills to Cape Reinga.

Export NZ Auckland and Air New Zealand Cargo is looking forward to meeting, and celebrating, this year’s crop of excellent exporters.

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About Export New Zealand:

Export New Zealand is a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), not-for- profit incorporated society with national coverage. Export New Zealand focuses on helping its membership of exporters and exporter service providers grow their business in the international market place. Export New Zealand has an elected National Executive and CEO with well- established regions in Auckland, Waikato, Hawke's Bay, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Christchurch providing important regional presence and focus ensuring local needs are understood and met.

About Air New Zealand Cargo:

Air New Zealand Cargo provides efficient, reliable and cost-effective air freight services to exporters and freight forwarders in New Zealand and internationally. Air New Zealand Cargo operates more than 380 international flights weekly, serving 32 cities in 18 countries around the globe. In New Zealand its domestic fleet moves smaller consignments to 18 destinations. Air New Zealand Cargo carries almost anything from high technology and time-sensitive goods to fresh produce and general cargo.


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