The Havelock North Business Association is proud to again be organising our annual Business Awards celebration. It’s part of our commitment to connect and champion local businesses, by giving business owners quality opportunities for professional development and events through which to build those important personal relationships – all in all, strengthening our business community.

These awards aim to raise the bar for Havelock North Businesses, providing a benchmark in the recognition of excellence and creating a positive atmosphere in which to shop, eat, stay, play, live and do business.

See all of the 2022 award categories and links to enter below


6:00pm | Wednesday 29th June 2022
Iona College’s Blyth Performing Arts Centre
Tickets are $45 and include canapes, an open bar and live music.
Special buy 5 tickets for only $200, save $25!

Are you proud of your business and what you have accomplished? Share your achievements and give your business an opportunity to be recognised and celebrated in a public forum.  Voting is open to members of the Havelock North Business Association; businesses submit via the buttons below. You can apply for all categories that are suitable for your business.


This year we are excited to announce that the 5 main award category winners will receive a prize pack valued at over $500! These will be a mix of goodies to celebrate with the team and services to help you continue to strengthen your business! Prize includes mini-photo session with Duncan Brown Photography, NZME advertising voucher

Also, all finalists will receive 1 free ticket and 10% off any extra tickets purchased for your team.

It will be awarded to a business that goes the extra mile and builds themselves around the needs of its target audience. It aims to reward a business that has excelled with regard to face-to-face customer experience and their relationship with their consumers.

Who should apply?

This is open to all members of the HNBA that have a day-to-day customer-facing business. Such as hospitality, accommodation, activities, retail and health and beauty etc.

It will be awarded to a business that shows excellence in their business practice and provide an outstanding service for their clients. Businesses will be asked to display any pioneering and forward-thinking processes they utilise in order to deliver the best possible service to their customer.

 Who should apply?

This is open to all members of the HNBA that have a business offering a service. Such as hair and beauty, trades, repair services, professional services, doctors, creative agencies, photographers, advisors, veterinarians, real estate agents, insurance brokers etc

This award will be presented to a business of any size that demonstrated a strong ability to adapt and pivot quickly when needed. This could include a creative business concept, the launch of a unique product or business expansion, new marketing initiatives such as digital expansion, an investment that improves service, productivity or online sales or the introduction of something new to Havelock North.

 Who should apply?

This award is open to all members of the HNBA of any business type.

This award will be presented to a business that can demonstrate that they have practices that promote and support the protection and/or improvement of the environment embedded within their business or are delivering a product or service to customers with sustainable principles at its core.

Who should apply?

This award is open to all members of the HNBA of any business type. 

 It will be awarded to an employee that demonstrates positive results in their work, has made a significant contribution towards the solution of the challenges facing the business, has successfully mastered new areas of work, and are a valued member of your team.


Who should apply?

This award is open to all members of the HNBA of any business type. 

Why enter local business awards?

An opportunity to review your business with a fresh new perspective

An opportunity to gain exposure and recognition whilst celebrating business excellence

An opportunity to review and document your achievements and milestones over the previous calendar year and plans for the future

An opportunity to create motivation, enthusiasm, and pride for the organisation

Entrants benefit from local media coverage, with winners able to leverage their success in on-going advertising and communications activity well past the award period

Showcases your services and products to a wider audience


to the 2021 Celebration of Business Awards Winners!