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2024 Judged Award

The Judged Award highlight excellence through a thorough evaluation by a panel of local judges. Judged on specific criteria, this award sets the benchmark for excellence in our community, honoring those who strive to make a positive impact.

Community Champion
of the Year Award

Honours individuals or groups making significant contributions to social causes and community well-being.

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2024 Special Nominations

The Business
Excellence Award

Recognises businesses excelling in leadership, innovation, and community contribution.

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Local of the Year

Celebrates individuals who have significantly enhanced the community through dedication and leadership.

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2024 People's Choice Awards

The People's Choice Awards celebrate the power of community voice by recognizing local businesses and individuals who have made a significant impact. These awards are determined by public votes, allowing the community to shine a spotlight on those who have excelled in their fields and contributed to the vibrancy of our region. It's a chance for everyone to have their say and honor the best in our community.

Local Employer
of the Year

Celebrates organisations prioritising well-being, professional development, and community engagement.

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Emerging Business
Star of the Year

Honours up-and-coming entrepreneurs making significant industry impacts with innovation and growth.

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Cultural Ambassador
of the Year

Recognises individuals dedicated to fostering cultural exchange, understanding, and community harmony.

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Trades Business
of the Year

Celebrates excellence in innovation & craftsmanship across various trades businesses.

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Professional Service Business of the Year

Honours outstanding service in fields like healthcare, education, law, finance, real estate and more.

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The Retail
Excellence Award

Recognises exceptional performance, innovation, and customer service in the retail industry.

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Excellence in
Innovation Award

Celebrates pioneers driving transformative or new ideas and innovative solutions in their field.

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The Hospitality Excellence Award

Honours establishments and professionals providing exceptional service and guest experiences in hospitality.

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Sportsmanship Award (Team or Individual)

Recognises athletes, coaches, and teams who embody fair play, integrity, and respect in sports.

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Tourism Provider
of the Year

Celebrates companies delivering exceptional experiences to travelers, enhancing the tourism sector.

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Now Closed
Public Voting:
Open - 22 July (8am) 
Close - 30 Aug (5pm)
Awards Night:
Thu 3rd Oct (5.30pm)
@ The Secret Garden


Without the support of these partners, we wouldn't be able to host the awards for our local community. Check them out below:

Get ready to celebrate the heartbeat of our community with the Katikati and Waihi Beach Community Business Awards! It's not just an event; it's a jubilant gathering that honours the vibrant spirit and remarkable success stories of our local businesses and community groups.

In 2024 we’re rolling out the red carpet to commend the trailblazers, innovators, and service champions who make our community shine. These awards aren't just about recognising business prowess; they're about celebrating the dedication, creativity, and service excellence that elevate our community.

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