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Applications to enter the 2018 Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards will open on May 4, 2018 AT 12noon & close at 4pm on the 17th August 2018 (extended date)
Official entry pack
Entry form
  • Make sure your submission is clear and concise.

  • Use facts and statistics to illustrate your story. Tables, figures and graphs are encouraged. Insert those into the relevant page.

  • Show evidence of what you have achieved through case studies or examples.

  • If your supporting information relates to more than one question, state this clearly at the top of the document. You can also include supporting evidence, such as testimonials.

  • Provide the website for any information that’s online, such as links to video or social media.


When you’re ready to start your application, download the official Entry Form which will be included with your application.


The judges want to know why your business deserves recognition from your peers and the wider community. They are looking for evidence of your:

  • Contribution to your business sector and the wider business community

  • Effective financial management

  • Job Creation

  • Service and infrastructure development

  • Positive impact on communities or people


Along with the completed entry form below, you’ll need to include:

  • A financial viability statement, signed and scanned from your accountant. Please ensure this is less than 3 months old.An example can be found at the back of this pack.

  • A business bio: a short and snappy 150-word summary of your operation.

  • Five high resolution (1MB and above) photos of your business in jpg format.

  • One high resolution logo in either eps, jpg or png format.

  • Any relevant documentation to support your application.

    • This will include how your business meets the brief of the category you are entering in,stats, testimonies, and any written documentation that informs the judges of your business ethics, aims and objectives, your uniqueness, your successes, your vision, how your values are entrenched in this business sector.


When you’re ready to submit your application, there are several options:

  • Upload it: collate all documents and create one PDF file with your entire entry, and upload it to upload box on this page

  • Email it: collate all documents, save them as a single ZIP file and email it to

  • Dropbox it: collate all documents, save them into a Dropbox folder, and share it by emailing the link to

  • Post it or deliver it in person: collate all documents, put them in an envelope addressed to: Waikato Innovation Park, c/o Mediaworks Coromandel, PO Box 962, Thames 3540. Attention: Hauraki Coromandel Business Awards Convenor.


The Awards Convenor will forward all information to the Waikato Innovation Park judging panel.


Finalists will all receive certificates. Category winners will be awarded a trophy, and earn  recognition  through press releases and advertising in print and radio. The Supreme Award winner will receive a business support programme through Waikato Innovation Park to the value of $2,000.

  • Any sole proprietor, partnership, incorporated society, limited liability company, educational institution, local or central government organisation, charitable or not-for-profit organisation, with its principal place of business based in, and trading in, the Hauraki or Thames-Coromandel districts is eligible to enter the awards.

  • An organisation that is part of a larger national or international organisation or franchise must be able to demonstrate that it operates as a separate business unit.

  • Applicants must disclose any issues that may compromise the integrity of the awards or cause their organisation to discontinue in the next year. These issues may include legal action, law changes, possible loss of funding or other risks.

  • All entrants must agree to take part in publicity as part of the award programme.

  • All entrants agree to be visited by judges if they are selected as a category finalist.

  • Entrants must provide a signed statement from their accountant confirming the financial viability and going concern status of the business. An example is provided in this pack.

  • All entrants are encouraged to attend the workshops and Gala Dinner event – however this in not compulsory.

  • Entrants may use consultants or other outside assistance to help them prepare their entries.

  • The organisers may suggest that an entrant change category.

  • All entries are treated in strictest confidence.

  • The Awards Convenor, sponsors and TCDC / HDC councillors/staff have no input or involvement in the judging process. This process is handled wholly by Waikato Innovation Park.

  • Judges will not judge any organisation  where a conflict of interest arises.

  • Decision of the judges is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

  • There is no cost to participate as an entrant.

  • By entering these awards, you are consenting to agree to the above conditions.


10th May        1.30pm Tairua Tairua Info Centre which will be housed at Tairua Library,
                         Mania Road  Facilitator: Peter Davey
22nd May       12pm Paeroa Positive Paeroa, 101 Normanby Road
                         Facilitators: Jo Tilsley and Rebecca Jenks
23rd May       8am   Waihi  Eaten Café, 34 Rosemont Road        
                        Facilitator:  Rebecca Jenks

23rd May       10am  Coromandel Town TCDC Council rooms,  355 Kapanga Road
                        Facilitator: Megan Nunn

23rd May       12pm Ngatea 18a Orchard Road (front door entrance is between Ngatea 
                        Meats & Ebony Clothing)
                        Facilitators: Jo Tilsley and Rebecca Jenks
23rd May       12.30pm Thames Mediaworks, 418 Pollen Street
                        Facilitator: Kate Rigg

23rd May       2pm Whitianga Mediaworks, 162 Albert Street 
                        Facilitator:  Mark Milmine

 31st May       9am Whangamata TCDC, Port Road 
                        Facilitator:  Andrew McLean

Please register your interest by calling Lisa on 07 9010100 or email us on

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