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Finalists named ahead of Pacific Business Awards

Finalists named ahead of Pacific Business Awards

  • 25 Oct 2022
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(Picture caption: A total of 39 finalists have been announced ahead of the 2022 Pacific Business Awards on November 11, at Due Drop Events Centre in Manukau.)

From sole traders to large organisations with up to 390 staff, the 39 finalists of the Pacific Business Awards in 2022 are a testimony to the calibre of Pacific businesspeople operating in Aotearoa, New Zealand who are succeeding.

Pacific Business Trust (PBT) Interim Chief Executive Officer Tracey Smith thanked all the businesses who took the time to enter the awards.

“The quality of the businesses that entered was outstanding,” Tracey says.

“The stories of our entrants are inspiring; many having overcome the challenges of COVID to grow their business as well as supporting the Pacific community with employment and service.”

A wide range of industries are represented among the finalists, including healthcare, technology, insurance, environmental, professional services, fashion, interior design, landscaping, construction, funeral, hospitality and publishing.

Over 550 people are expected to attend the prestigious Awards Gala Dinner and Ceremony where winners will be announced at Due Drop Events Centre in Manukau on November 11, 2022.

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples (MPP) is proud to sponsor the Arataki Award for Leadership in the Pacific Community.

This award recognises a business or organisation that has been an inspiring leader in the utilising their business to assist those in the Pacific community particularly during the challenging times of COVID.

Arataki in Cook Islands Māori means leader or to guide. 

The 2022 Pacific Business Awards finalists are:

Tautua Alofa Pasifika Award for Pacific Social Enterprise:

  • GirlBoss NZ
  • Moana Connect
  • Pacific Kids' Learning Ltd
  • Pasifika Medical Association
  • Zenith Fitness and Snapback Gym

Mataka Vou Award for Pacific Business Enterprise:

  • Deep Dive Division
  • ECG
  • Moana Connect
  • Pacific Homecare

Fetu’u Fo’ou Award for Young Pacific Entrepreneur:

  • Fayora Candles - Faye Mateni
  • Forknhoe Landscape Design - Kyle and Natalya Mackenzie
  • GirlBoss NZ - Alexia Hilbertidou
  • Ready to Eat Graze Limited - Therese Tuitavake

‍Kanumea Afine Loto Toa Award for Pacific Woman in Business:

  • Amplifyou Limited - Marina Taylor
  • Impact Hub Waikato Ltd - Nanise Ginnen
  • Mila’s Books - Dahlia Malaeulu
  • Nora Swann Ltd - Nora Swann
  • Pacific Medical Assist - Estelle Kruse-Stowers

Galu Fou Award for Pacific Innovation:

  • Hoffcon
  • LifeStone Ltd
  • MMG Communications Limited T/A Woi Satellite Internet
  • Moda Interiors
  • Pacific Homecare

Langa Fonua Award for Pacific Excellence in Construction and Trades:

  • Fair & Square Building Service Ltd
  • Independent Traffic Control
  • Moda Interiors
  • TROW Group
  • Vakalahi Construction Ltd

Tū Rangatira Kama’atu Award for Pacific Business Entrepreneur:

  • Coversure Financial Services Limited - Jason Venu
  • Deep Dive Division - Tua and Courtney Karalus
  • Hoffcon - David Hoffman
  • Lucy Tupu Studio - Lucy Tupu
  • Trust & Loyalty Security - Orion Tiatia

Arataki Award for Leadership in the Pacific Community:

  • Amplifyou Limited
  • Harcourts Charlton
  • Pasifika Medical Association
  • TROW Group

Recipients of the Moana Creative Enterprise Award and Pacific Legacy Award will be announced on the night of the awards.

Visit the PBT website for more information, and the Eventfinda website to purchase tickets to the gala dinner.