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

 

Nominations open for 10th National Pacific Business Trust

1 JULY 2016

For immediate release

Nominations open for 10th National Pacific Business Trust Awards

The National Pacific Business Trust Awards return on Friday, 28 October 2016, and nominations close 31 August 2016

. Run by the Pacific Business Trust (PBT), the awards have been staged nine times since 1993.

PBT Chair Fa’amatuainu (Inu) Tino Pereira says the time is right to celebrate successes in Pacific business, including established businesses that have weathered challenging economic conditions and the new wave of Pacific entrepreneurs coming through.

“Bringing the awards back for the first time since 2010 shows there are genuine success stories in Pacific business. The aim is to acknowledge and celebrate while inspiring others,” he says.

The National Pacific Business Trust Awards provide a unique platform to celebrate Pacific business success, focus on growth and sustainability of Pacific enterprises and recognise innovation. They celebrate the growing number of Pacific entrepreneurs and established businesses that contribute positively to the health of the NZ economy.

2016 also marks more than 30 years since the establishment of PBT.

There are eight award categories, including:

• Pacific Business Executive Award

• Pacific Entrepreneur Award

• Pacific Business Woman Award

• Pacific Social Enterprise Award

• Pacific Innovation Award

• Pacific Business Enterprise Award

• Pacific Employer Award

• Pacific Exporter Award

A supreme winner will be selected from the eight category winners.

Previous winners of note include Mike Pero Mortgages, Siose Niuhulu of Panorama Painters & Decorators Ltd (now Panorama Group), Adrian Orr (as former Westpac Trust Chief Economist), The Laughing Samoans, MENA and Vinod Kumar of Magsons Hardware, which own the Mega Mitre 10 stores in Henderson and Botany.

Nominations for the 2016 National Pacific Business Trust Awards are now open and close on Wednesday 31 August 2016. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Auckland on Friday 28 October 2016.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

SMC Expert Reaction: Record Dry Spells And Effects On Forests

With no rain forecast before Sunday, Auckland is about to break a record for the city's longest dry spell. Niwa says Auckland is likely to hit 40 consecutive days without rain this weekend . The upper North Island is seeing severe meterological ... More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: Official Cash Rate Remains At 1.0 Percent

The Monetary Policy Committee has decided to keep the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 1.0 percent. Employment is at or slightly above its maximum sustainable level while consumer price inflation is close to the 2 percent mid-point of our target range. ... More>>

ALSO:

Research: Climate Change Throws Tree Seeding Out Of Sync – New Study

Climate change is negatively affecting tree reproduction by throwing seed production systems out of synchronisation, according to a new international study co-authored by a University of Canterbury scientist. Many tree species worldwide produce large ... More>>

ALSO:


Science Media Centre: Novel Coronavirus Detected In China – Expert Reaction

The virus was detected after more than 40 people were hospitalised with pneumonia in Wuhan City, China and the outbreak traced to a large animal and seafood market. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that person-to-person transmission ... More>>

ALSO:

Science Media Centre: Flooding could release toxic gas – Expert Reaction

A chemical substance known as ouvea premix stored at an old paper mill in Mataura could release toxic ammonia gas if it comes in contact with water.More>>

ALSO: