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


Calling all Waikato property heroes!

Calling all Waikato property heroes!

Nominations for Waikato’s highly anticipated We Are Waikato awards are now open.

The annual We Are Waikato Awards are a popular event for the local property industry and business community to celebrate outstanding contributions to the region’s built environment and economy.

In its fifth year running, the six award categories include those that focus on individuals with outstanding leadership and consultancy skills, and the up-and-comers.

Graham Dwyer, former Waikato Branch president who sits on the judging panel, says the panel is looking forward to assessing the nominations which will undoubtedly demonstrate the quality of expertise that make the industry successful.

"The calibre of our nominees is something for the region to be proud of and that’s what’s so important about this night. It serves as a manifestation of the high standard of development happening in the Waikato. This event is about the people driving progress in the region we are so passionate about.

“It is important for everyone in the industry to see and recognise the efforts lifting the standard. “This year we are particularly excited about choosing the recipients of the Young Achiever of the Year Award, Property Industry Consultant of the Year Award and Outstanding Leadership Award.”

The Young Achiever of the Year Award will go to an individual under 35 years for their exceptional contribution to their organisation or the property industry in general or on a specific project.

The Property Industry Consultant of the Year Award will go to an individual that has helped support growth and development in the region. Their role has enabled projects to run with efficiency, helping make the entire process easier. The recipient can be from any area of property practice, such as finance, engineering, law, planning, surveying, valuation, or management.

The Outstanding Leadership Award will go to an individual who has outstanding leadership skills to drive progress in the Waikato via a particular project, leading and managing a team, or providing strategic direction.

“Waikato is incredibly important to the rest of New Zealand. We want to highlight its skill and talent pool through these awards. It is not just for Property Council members, but anyone across the public and private sector who has committed themselves to progress and prosperity.”

Waikato Branch president Rob Dol urges property professionals to nominate a colleague, client, or themselves.

"We Are Waikato is a great event to be a part of. It's a chance to relax and celebrate with industry peers and give each other a well-deserved pat on the back."

Nominations close on 8 October. The event will be held on 12 November at Wintec House. The categories are:

Young Achiever of the Year - Steven Alsemgeest Memorial Award

Long Service Award for Outstanding Contribution

Property Industry Associate of the Year

Outstanding Leadership

Urban Design and Architectural Merit

Best Regional Project Team

The event is sponsored by Staples Rodway, Fletcher Construction, Hawkins, Holmes Consulting Group, Tainui Group Holdings, Arrow International, BNZ, Foster Construction, Rider Levett Bucknall.

For more information contact Tracey Plank on or visit:


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Energy Resources Aotearoa: New Law On Decommissioning Could Be Costly Overkill
A new law on decommissioning oil and gas fields passed by Parliament today has good intentions but is overkill, according to Energy Resources Aotearoa. "We strongly support operators taking responsibility and paying the costs for decommissioning, which is what all good operators do," says chief executive John Carnegie... More>>

Commerce Commission: News Publishers’ Association Seeks Authorisation To Engage In Collective Bargaining

News Publishers’ Association of New Zealand Incorporated seeks authorisation and provisional authorisation to engage in collective bargaining with Facebook and Google. The Commerce Commission has received applications from News Publishers’ Association of New Zealand Incorporated (NPA) seeking authorisation and provisional authorisation on behalf of itself... More>>

Reserve Bank: MPC Continues To Reduce Monetary Stimulus
The Monetary Policy Committee agreed to raise the Official Cash Rate (OCR) to 0.75 per cent. The Committee agreed it remains appropriate to continue reducing monetary stimulus so as to maintain price stability and support maximum sustainable employment... More>>

PriceSpy: Producer Prices Increase
New Black Friday and Covid-19 Report* released by PriceSpy says people’s fear of stepping inside physical shops during big sales events like Black Friday has risen since last year; Kiwis are still planning to shop, but more than ever will do it online this year... More>>

NZ Skeptics Society: Announce Their 2021 Awards, And Dr Simon Thornley Wins The Bent Spoon

Every year the New Zealand Skeptics presents its awards to people and organisations who have impressed us or dismayed us, and this year it’s been hard to pick our winners because there have been so many choices!.. More>>

REINZ: Sales Volumes Leveling Out

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 44 fewer lifestyle property sales (-2.6%) for the three months ended October 2021 than for the three months ended September 2021... More>>

BNZ: Auckland Retail Card Spending Bounces Back In Step Two
Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) card spending data released today shows one week of retail therapy at Alert Level 3 Step 2 has been enough to raise card spending in Auckland to levels greater than before the Delta lockdown... More>>