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Far North Tall Poppies honoured

Media Release
Kaikohe, Monday, 28 September 2009

Far North Tall Poppies honoured

At an Awards Presentation Dinner & Dance held at the Copthorne Hotel & Resort, Paihia last Saturday evening, Doubtless Beauty (Mangonui) and Northpoint Trust (Kaikohe) were announced joint winners of the coveted Supreme Award in the Top Energy 2009 Tall Poppy Business Awards.

The Awards have been sponsored by local electricity generation and lines distribution company, Top Energy since 2003.

Entry categories for this year’s Awards included Trusts / Charities & Not-for-profit Organisations, Emerging Business, Tourism & Hospitality, Service Industry, Retail, Manufacturing & Primary and Building, Construction & Development.

According to the independent Awards Judges, the standard of entries in this year’s competition was again high, culminating in two outstanding organisations winning joint Supreme Awards. “Both winners are excellent in every way and yet quite different in terms of their respective markets and ‘raison d’être’ - yet both are deserved winners of this year’s top award”, they said.

Award winners for 2009 were:
GOLD Northpoint Trust , Kaikohe
SILVER Midway in Northland Day Services Trust (MINDS), Moerewa
MERIT Far North Adult Literacy, Kaitaia

MERIT Kaikohe Scrap Dealers Ltd

SILVER The Pub ‘round the Corner, Russell.
SILVER Mid North Motor Inn, Kaikohe

GOLD Doubtless Beauty, Mangonui
GOLD WasteWorks Ltd, Kaikohe
SILVER Kiwidotcom Ltd, Kaitaia
SILVER Keri Party Hire, Kerikeri
SILVER Body Divine, Kerikeri
SILVER Mad Ideas, Kerikeri
MERIT R & A Automotive Ltd, Paihia

GOLD Just Imagine, Russell
GOLD Placemakers Kerikeri

GOLD Natural Timber Creations, Kerikeri

Doubtless Beauty & Northpoint Trust

There were no entries in the Manufacturing & Primary category for 2009.

Sponsor, Top Energy believes the Tall Poppy Business Awards offer the Far North community a unique opportunity to recognise and celebrate business excellence across the region. This is especially poignant in 2009, as businesses have struggled against the recessionary effects of the global financial meltdown for some time.

Said Top Energy Group Chairman, Paul Byrnes, “The last few years have been difficult for business operators. But the critical business analysis, which is key part of our Tall Poppy Business Awards entry process, will show the organizations represented here tonight have continued their excellent business practices. They have shown remarkable resilience against the effects of the global financial crisis. The good news is that they’re now well positioned to take advantage of the improving economy, and the better times to come. I applaud all Far North businesses which entered the Awards this year and to those of you who have won Awards and will be honored here tonight, Congratulations”.


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