Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Waikato to celebrate export successes with new Awards

Media statement Tuesday, November 19, 2012

Waikato to celebrate export successes with new Awards programme

The Waikato Export Awards are making a comeback next year to celebrate the achievements and courage of the region’s exporters.

Export New Zealand and EMA Waikato chairman, Jack Ninnes says, “It’s not easy dealing with customers in different cultures or doing business in countries with different languages, regulations and laws.

“The Waikato Export Awards are to showcase the region’s export businesses that demonstrate their ability to operate successfully in these difficult environments.

“For example sometimes it can be a trial to get paid on time or get paid at all.

“Add to the mix the challenges presented by New Zealand’s sheer distance from offshore markets and you can imagine it takes skill, tenacity and courage to succeed on the international stage.

“Exporters create new jobs and wealth for New Zealanders while earning the foreign currency we urgently need to pay for our imports, and we want to salute them, and their employees and businesses.

“So, after several years’ break during the global economic crisis, we are thrilled to announce we are running the Waikato Export Awards 2013 again next year.

“They are to be launched at the ExportNZ/EMA Waikato annual dinner and AGM this evening. Entries are now open, and will close on March 22nd, next year.

“The Waikato Export Award categories are:

v The Gallagher Exporter of the Year Award
v Emerging Exporter of the Year Award
v Innovation in Export Award
v The BNZ Service to Export Award

“Anyone can enter their own company or nominate another company they respect for making a mark in exporting.”

“For further information please contact Lotta Bryant at the ExportNZ Waikato office on phone 07-839 2710 or email to receive an awards entry pack or to have one sent to your nominee.

“The finalists will be filmed for profiling at the Awards gala dinner where the winners will be announced in Hamilton on Friday, May 31.”


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Postnatal Depression: 'The Thief That Steals Motherhood' - Alison McCulloch

Post-natal depression is a sly and cruel illness, described by one expert as ‘the thief that steals motherhood’, it creeps up on its victims, hiding behind the stress and exhaustion of being a new parent, catching many women unaware and unprepared. More>>


DIY: Kiwi Ingenuity And Masking Tape Saves Chick

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. The egg was delivered to Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua 14 days ago by a DOC worker with a large hole in its shell and against all odds has just successfully hatched. More>>


Trade: Key To Lead Mission To India; ASEAN FTA Review Announced

Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to India next week, saying the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the protectionist giant is "the primary reason we're going" but playing down the likelihood of early progress. More>>



MYOB: Digital Signatures Go Live

From today, Inland Revenue will begin accepting “digital signatures”, saving businesses and their accountants a huge amount of administration time and further reducing the need for pen and paper in the workplace. More>>

Oil Searches: Norway's Statoil Quits Reinga Basin

Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned oil company, has given up oil and gas exploration in Northland's Reinga Basin, saying the probably of a find was 'too low'. More>>


Modern Living: Auckland Development Blowouts Reminiscent Of Run Up To GFC

The collapse of property developments in Auckland is "almost groundhog day" to the run-up of the global financial crisis in 2007/2008 as banks refuse to fund projects due to blowouts in construction and labour costs, says John Kensington, the author of KPMG's Financial Institutions Performance Survey. More>>


Health: New Zealand's First ‘No Sugary Drinks’ Logo Unveiled

New Zealand’s first “no sugary drinks logo” has been unveiled at an event in Wellington... It will empower communities around New Zealand to lift their health and wellbeing and send a clear message about the damage caused by too much sugar in our diets. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news