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Finalists chosen for ENZ Canterbury Export Awards

Finalists chosen for ENZ Canterbury Export Awards 2008

Media Release 16 June 2008

South Island exporters send the best of New Zealand goods around the globe. This is proven again this year in the quality of finalists for the Export NZ Canterbury Export Awards 2008.

The Awards celebrate South Islanders’ hard work and creativity as they overcome large and small obstacles to run successful export operations. For the second year running, the Awards have attracted a record number of entrants demonstrating the South Island’s excellence in exporting.

“It’s never easy to export but our finalists just buckle down, get the job done and do it well,” said Kellee Berry, executive officer for the Canterbury Region, which encompasses the South Island. “The judges were impressed with the quality of the entrants and their innovation in entering offshore markets.”

“We’re thrilled to have broken last year’s record with another record year of entries,” Mrs Berry said.

Six awards for excellence will be presented at the Christchurch Convention Centre on Wednesday 30 July. The Centre will be transformed for the evening to reflect the distinction of our exporters’ achievements. Gary McCormick will host the evening to be attended by an array of South Island business leaders. Teleimage will help showcase the finalists during the evening.

Finalists for The Solid Energy Canterbury Emerging Exporter of the Year Award are Particle Systems Limited, business software producer, and The XS Group Ltd, advanced technical sportswear manufacturer.

The Teleimage Export Service Provider Award finalists are Concentrate Ltd, marketing and strategy consultancy, Nightside Test Design Ltd, test engineering professionals, and freight forwarder SB Global Logistics.

Jade Software Corporation Ltd, software producer; Enztec Ltd, designer and developer of medical devices for the orthopaedic industry, and Wyma Engineering (NZ) Ltd, designer and manufacturer of agricultural equipment, are seeking The Lyttelton Port of Christchurch Export Deal of the Year.

The Export New Zealand Canterbury Small to Medium Exporter of the Year Award finalists are Screening and Crushing Sales Ltd, manufactures heavy equipment for mining, Preston International New Zealand Ltd, producer of Cariboo children’s furniture and business software producer Particle Systems Ltd.

The Export New Zealand Canterbury Large Exporter of the Year Award finalists are Enatel Ltd, electronic solutions for systems integrators and large-scale power equipment manufacturers, Wyma Engineering (NZ) Ltd, designer and manufacturer of agricultural equipment, Enztec Ltd, designer and developer of medical devices for the orthopaedic industry, and software producer Jade Software Corporation Ltd.

All finalists are eligible for The TimeZoneOne Award for Creativity in Exporting.

“We’re proud of South Island exporters and even prouder that they are willing to showcase their fine work,” Mrs Berry said. “Each year, you don’t think they can get any better and every year they do.”

Export New Zealand Canterbury Region congratulates such excellent finalists representing the best of New Zealand to the rest of the world

[Optional] To join Export NZ Canterbury Region in its celebration of exporting, tickets can be obtained by contacting Mrs Berry on 03 365 3320 or canterbury[at]


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