The NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards recognise the people and businesses leading the change to a more sustainable New Zealand.
MC Jesse Mulligan hosted a black tie gala dinner, with music by Jhasmyne-Leigh and DJs Flat White & Fluffy.
In her opening address, the Governor-General of New Zealand, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, said: “My hope is that the NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards will inspire still more New Zealand businesses to become involved. The impact of their work will ripple out into our communities and, ideally, the wider world.”
The essence of the night was captured on film (below) and camera.
It was a night of celebration and networking, but ultimately it belonged to the winners. They came from big and small business, from councils and academia. And they represented fashion, food & beverage, healthcare, construction and hospitality – cutting across many diverse sectors of New Zealand business.
The champions of New Zealand sustainability 2019, who took home the artisan-designed green gongs are …….
SUPREME AWARD: NZI TRANSFORMING NEW ZEALAND AWARD
Winner = Little Yellow Bird
Finalist = Auckland Council, TROW Group & Green Way (partnership)
Finalist = Tauranga City Council
Finalist = Te Whangai Trust
Communicating for Change
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Sponsored by Toitū Envirocare
Winner = Andrew Fisher – Managing Director, EcoStock Supplies
Commendation = Janette Searle – Managing Trustee, Take My Hands
Commendation = Marty Taylor – Founder & Chief Sustainability Officer, Papa Taiao Earthcare
Millennial on a Mission
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Hardwired for Social Good
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Partnering for Good
Sponsored by Ministry for Primary Industries
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