Celebrating the best of Waitaki business

Congratulations to all the wonderful category winners, runners-up and nominees at the recent Waitaki Business Awards, where we celebrated the many achievements of businesses across the district. 


This special evening was held at St Kevin’s College, and the exceptional quality of the event was thanks in no small part to the amazing local suppliers who contributed.


There was a real sense of unity, community, celebration and inclusiveness on the night, and the Waitaki community got in behind the Awards to support local businesses with positivity and enthusiasm. Special mention to all those who took part in the public vote – an incredible 15,000 votes were cast to determine the category winners!  


Supreme Award

Winner: Acucut

Runner up: The Natural Dairy

New and Emerging

Winner: Jessica Flora

Runner up: Awamoa Sanitation



Winner: Valley View Glamping

Runner up: Nest Treehouses



Winner: Plunket Electrical

Runner up: McBrimar Homes



Winner: Snap Fitness

Runner up: McKenzie and co



Winner: Acucut

Runner up: Whitestone Cheese



Winner: The Natural Dairy  

Runner up: Topflite


Shop of the Year

Winner: Hyde Boutique

Runner up: Delectables Bakery


Customer Service

Winner: Bevan at Riverstone Kitchen

Runner up: Mandy at North Otago Pharmacy