2017 Finalists

Manufacturing and Trade

 

AE Electrical - We have grown from a backyard operation in Netherton to a professional office and workshop location now based in Paeroa and now have a team of 6 qualified technicians, 3 trainees and 2 admin and 2 admin/ operations crew.

 

Our team are passionate about the design and installation of lighting, electrical, ventilation, data, security, CCTV, audio & video systems, motor control, pumping systems, underground mains and much more we cover the spectrum of electrical and technical services through industrial, commercial, rural and residential customers. We work tightly with our suppliers ensuring we identify, locate, source and install the optimum products, on time, on budget (from around the world when necessary).

 

Our customers are our business and we pride ourselves on the fact that they have been with us through all our growth and changes, and they continue to lead our development. They provide us with the challenge and inspiration to move our thinking, find new solutions, open doors to new services and products that deliver the results they need in their lives and business.

 

We concentrate on keeping our business local with our fleet of 9 vehicles all purchased locally, employing and growing talent, supporting the local community through events and donations, and giving as much support as we realistically can.

 

We pride ourselves on ethically and responsibly managing and leading our team and business forward. Our motivation is ‘not for profit’ - for us it’s about doing the best we can with every opportunity we have creating a win/win/win.

 

Pohutukawa Frame & Trusses Ltd -  We are a Company based in Kerepehi manufacturing Prenail Frames and Trusses, exclusively for Bunnings.

We have a wide ranging area to service from Kerepehi across to Whakatane, Rotorua, Taupo, out to Raglan, Te Awamutu, Cambridge and Hamilton as

well as the Plains and the Coromandel Peninsula. Our area encompasses around 14 Bunnings stores.

 

No job is too big or too small for us, from alterations to residential homes, rest homes, schools, apartment blocks, commercial buildings and sheds.

We are currently working on the Podium Lodge accommodation complex in Cambridge and Metlifecare Papamoa Stage 5 Retirement Village. We work closely with a number of loyal builders including Landmark Homes with Landmark Waikato branch recently taking out the 2017 Landmark Franchisee of the year.

 

We are in this business for the longterm, and will continue to produce a quality product and service and look after our staff to the best of our ability and carry on building our business for years to come.

 

Tairua Butchery -  In 2002 we purchased what was Tairua Quality Meats and have successfully grown this into Tairua Butchery - a business at the hub of our

community, providing employment, quality goods and playing an important role in supporting other local businesses and community groups.

 

Our core service as a ‘Village’ butchery is to provide a great customer experience and a trusted place where people can come in and have a chat and a laugh while getting all their quality meat requirements – they may be permanent residents or holidaymakers and some may want specialty cuts and others are after a couple of sausages. It’s about the experience.

 

We also arrange home kills for farmers and use our craft to help them fill their

freezers with quality cuts. Our packing and smoking services are also popular

with local and visiting fisherman and hunters.

 

Our recent expansion with opening of our Whitianga Butchery is a reflection

of our commitment to this great place and the great people of and visitors to

The Coromandel.

Retail
 

Pamper Me MediSpa - In the last 5 years business Owner Director and Aesthetician Pauline De Thierry has repositioned Pamper Me to become one of a kind in the region.

 

The business has grown from a single therapist, back-alley operation into a fully integrated client experience driven by their customer needs, ranging from teenage acne to mature age skin management and advanced skin treatments.

 

We are a national multi award-winning salon with the passion for changing lives, by providing leading edge services and advanced skin technology.

 

Ranked in the top 5 DMK Salons in the South Pacific in 2016 and Number 1 for DMK pure in 2017, Pamper Me MediSpa has been honored and recognised as an elite clinic, loyal to the culture and belief of Client Care and Advance Skin Revision.

 

We strive on a strong Culture of Care, cherish our raving fans and our 5 passionate, skilled and spirited therapists continually strive for excellence, knowledge and the highest national standards and practices.

 

Stink Brothers -  Stink Brothers Ltd is a company and brand owned and operated by Stephen Harries that specialises in and values cleanliness. It does not matter if you are rich or poor, old or young, Maori, Pacific Island, English or Russian, you will value personal cleanliness because it is important.

 

Stink Brothers Ltd owns and operates laundromats in Paeroa and Waihi that are simple clean spaces with modern commercial washers and dryers and token operated showers in Paeroa. Stephen and his wife Krista have three active boys and the company name was inspired by the daily rigors of raising the boys in a busy household.

 

The company was incorporated in April 2016 and our aim has always been to make cleanliness accessible, affordable and convenient for all.

 

Tairua Butchery - In 2002 we purchased what was Tairua Quality Meats and have successfully grown this into Tairua Butchery - a business at the hub of our

community providing employment, quality goods and playing an important role in supporting other local businesses and community groups.

 

Our core service as a ‘Village’ butchery is to provide a great customer experience and a trusted place where people can come in and have a chat and a laugh while getting all their quality meat requirements – they may be permanent residents or holidaymakers and some may want specialty cuts and others are after a couple of sausages. It’s about the experience.

 

We also arrange home kills for farmers and use our craft to help them fill their

freezers with quality cuts. Our packing and smoking services are also popular

with local and visiting fisherman and hunters.

 

Our recent expansion with opening of our Whitianga Butchery is a reflection

of our commitment to this great place and the great people of and visitors to

The Coromandel.

Community / Services
 

CILT - The Coromandel Independent Living Trust (CILT) is a broad-based community services provider, aimed at strengthening the community and enhancing the wellbeing of all people in the upper Coromandel. Based in Coromandel township, and serving the large rural area surrounding of the

township, and areas north, CILT is an integral and much valued part of life in the upper Coromandel.

 

Established twenty years ago to provide services for people with disabilities,

CILT is now an innovative Charitable Trust working collectively for the community in the disability, housing, education, and environmental sectors. CILT’s projects include social housing, community support services, disability

programmes, education programmes, transport assistance, and,

most recently developing and managing the refuse transfer station and Goldmine reuse centre.

 

Valley Education -  Independent Tertiary Education Provider, Valley Education and Training Enterprises Ltd ( VETEL ) continues to serve the Thames/Coromandel and Hauraki regions from one course offering in 2005, and growing to 10 programmes for 2017-18, the ability for VETEL to

significantly assist with life changes for the students who come through its doors has increased markedly. VETEL goes where it sees the need e.g. opening a campus in Waihi this year to support keen Hauraki learners.

 

And it is not just foundation education (sometimes called second chance

education) on offer, with levels 1- 4 on the NZ Qualifications Framework, real tertiary level study is available locally. The range of courses has grown:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Welding, Retail, Health and Wellbeing, Manufacturing and Technology, Computing, Foundation Studies and more are available here on the door step - no need for local people to leave the district!

 

Enlarging our course offering means we have created new jobs in the area for Tutors. We network well with the business communities we serve and are often approached to locate staff for employers.

 

Being externally evaluated (audited) by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and holding the highest category rating (Category One) is an important ‘independent endorsement’ of the quality of the work VETEL is doing in the region.

 

Paeroa Community Support Trust - The Paeroa Community Support Trust (PCST) was established in 1996, and has been providing a range of services to the Hauraki District, mainly Paeroa, in the 21 years since.

 

“To be a Regional Resource Centre serving children, youth, families and seniors and impacting our community for the Heartland of Hauraki and Coromandel”.

 

The Paeroa Community Support Trust operates from two Centres:

 The Hauraki Resource Centre (Mackay St. Paeroa) - to provide a hub where Trust activities are coordinated, all visitors and clients are welcomed and informed, connections are provided to a variety of organisations, and

opportunities to serve the community are enabled.  The Carehouse (Willoughby St. Paeroa) - to provide a caring and safe place for children and youth with a wide range of fun activities and positive mentoring, including the before school, after school and holiday  programmes.

 

Our values and ethos are as follows:

• The Trust works to ensure that a Christian Ethos is maintained;

• The Trust aims to build supportive and caring relationships with staff, volunteers and other persons involved in and relating to the Trust;

• The Trust maintains and nurtures a living relationship with the Paeroa Co-operating Parish and its members;

•The Trust ensures all requirements related to the government regulations and funding/grants are met.

 

Our services reach all demographics within our communities and serve those at risk, vulnerable or potentially forgotten by society. Our programmes train and educate our youth, provide a safety net for those in financial difficulty and look after the elderly and vulnerable in our community.

 

The PCST is unique in that it engages the talent, goodwill, and professionalism of a cross-section of our community who volunteer, work for and provide governance for the Trust. Trustees work on a voluntary basis and provide the

necessary legal, moral and ethical frameworks for the Trust employees and volunteers to provide the services they do. Our employed staff at both centres of operation are dedicated providing heartfelt, professional services to their

community and always go the extra mile in all they do. Our volunteers are the life blood of many of our services and activities and enable us to expand what we do so we can reach as many people as possible.

 

There are few services like ours (particularly the Carehouse) provided in New Zealand, never mind the Hauraki -Coromandel region. With a blend of community spirit, innovation and a sincere will to do good, we believe the Trust

provides an invaluable service to the people of Hauraki-Coromandel.

Tourism & Hospitality

 

Hot Water Beach Top10 -  Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is a Qualmark 4 Star-Plus park providing a variety of architecturally designed villas, basic accommodation, powered and non-powered sites, facilities and communal areas, including a playground, free internet and tour booking facilities. Since the inception of the original development of the park over $7.5m has been spent to develop the park to the stage it is now. Hot Water Beach TOP 10

Holiday Park is a member of the nation-wide TOP 10 Group, a holiday park and motel marketing franchise chain. Hot Water Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park is an active member of the Holiday Park Association of NZ (HAPNZ), Tourism Industry Assn of NZ (TIANZ) and Destination Coromandel, the region’s destination

marketing organisation.

 

Council Resource Consent has recently been approved (13 July 2017) to build additional self-contained accommodation, expand existing campground facilities to an extra 85 sites and the construction of a new multi-purpose building to house reception, retail, offices and an amenity area.

 

The Lost Spring - The Los t Spring is New Zealand’s luxury thermal day resort, located in Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula. The Lost Spring is a unique, with sculpted Geo-Thermal pools, a tree top Day Spa and an onsite licensed restaurant, all set amidst lush gardens and winding walkways. Our water comes from 667 meters below the earth’s surface and is filled with natural minerals; the pools vary in temperature and range from 32 -42 degrees Celsius.

 

Our restaurant and attentive staff provide full poolside service, with a delicious selection of food and beverages on offer while you relax, unwind and soak away the day. The tree top Day Spa features a decadent selection of holistic, beauty and relaxation treatments, performed by a team of professional, internationally - trained therapists. The Lost Spring is the ideal #daycation destination, a magical oasis for the body, mind, and soul.

 

Falls Retreat - The Falls Retreat is owned by Brad King and Emma Walters

– they also live on-site and this has been their home since September 2008 (after falling in love with the property while in NZ on holiday). It was at that time operating under the name of Goose Farms and consisted of a small tearoom (with one outdated cottage accommodation) which Brad and Emma had the vision to turn into a Bistro (defined as a small restaurant, serving moderately priced simple meals in a modest setting) and renaming the property

in keeping with its amazing view.

 

Development of the tearoom involved building a wood fired oven (which they did themselves by hand) and creating an 'open outdoor' kitchen so that guests could watch Brad work his magic. The Bistro opened as a restaurant offering lunch and dinner in September 2011, with 4 staff and Brad and Emma working as owner/operators, with one cottage being available for nightly accommodation.

 

Over the past 6 years, The Falls Retreat has continued to evolve and grow - a children's playground and the veggie gardens were developed early on to fit in

with their core values and as Brad’s reputation for delivering quality food grew, more and more people learnt about the place and the word spread. As numbers grew, the outdoor dining pavilion was added in 2014, offering the ability to cater for larger groups and weddings and the kitchen underwent a major overhaul in 2015.  A 2nd cabin was added in 2016 increasing accommodation availability.

 

The vision was to create a place that offers a great all-round experience - charming accommodation, a beautiful setting, warm hospitality and rust ic, delicious food. With Brad being so passionate about the food he creates, while Emma has always been committed to creating a sustainable and welcoming environment, this vision has been realised and continues to evolve.

Primary / Rural
 

Agrisea -  AgriSea NZ Seaweed Ltd is a multi-award winning, NZ owned and operated second generation family business. The company was founded over 20 years ago (under the name Ocean Organics) by husband and wife team Jill Bradley and Keith Atwood. AgriSea NZ Seaweed Ltd manufactures NZ macro

- algae concentrates and bioactive extractions to add high value nutrition for soil, plant, animal and human health, along with a range of NZ Natural cosmetics.

 

AgriSea has invested heavily in R&D: entirely funding a seven year research project on wild harvest of macro

- algae and the impacts on the marine coastal eco-system – with a view to developing a long term sustainable seaweed industry for NZ.

AgriSea has developed a clear, long term R&D strategy to continue to provide the markets it supplies with innovative and effective products along with expanding into new international markets.

Excellence in Sustainable Practices

 

Seagull Centre - The Seagull Centre is a community focused organisation established in 2004 to oversee the operation of a resource recovery facility with the key objective of reducing the contribution of waste to landfill.


The Seagull Centre, registered as a charitable trust in 2005, is proud of an eleven year period of self-funded development operating as a facility for members of the local and regional communities to contribute, at no charge, unwanted domestic and commercial goods, materials and items otherwise destined as waste to landfill.


The inventory of contributed goods are in turn prepared and presented for resale to the local community generating revenue from the sale of goods for local employment, currently a staff level of twelve, and research and development.


The Seagull Centre re-distributes goods to low income families and provides education and workshop activities to raise the issues of responsible waste management, environmental protection, up-cycling and resource recovery.

 

 

Agrisea - AgriSea NZ Seaweed Ltd is a multi-award winning, NZ owned and operated second generation family business. The company was founded over 20 years ago (under the name Ocean Organics) by husband and wife team Jill Bradley and Keith Atwood. AgriSea NZ Seaweed Ltd manufactures NZ macro

- algae concentrates and bioactive extractions to add high value nutrition for soil, plant, animal and human health, along with a range of NZ Natural cosmetics.

 

AgriSea has invested heavily in R&D: entirely funding a seven year research project on wild harvest of macro- algae and the impacts on the marine coastal eco-system – with a view to developing a long term sustainable seaweed industry for NZ.

AgriSea has developed a clear, long term R&D strategy to continue to provide the markets it supplies with innovative and effective products along with expanding into new international markets.

Emerging Business
 

Pedlars Motel - Pedlars Motel is a newly built 14-unit premium motel situated in the heart of Paeroa. Pedlars Motel was built and opened for business in November 2015. Located right beside the world-famous Hauraki Rail Trail our guests enjoy immaculate superior accommodation. We offer the latest in stylish architectural design and ambiance that guarantees maximum comfort to our guests.

 

Pedlars Motel offers first-rate lifestyle accommodation that is ideally suited and purpose-built for the Hauraki Rail Trail. Our guests can choose from our generously furnished deluxe studios or our fully equipped family units. At Pedlars Motel we value our guests, our meticulous attention to detail means we can exceed our guests' expectations in every way. Pedlars Motel’s studio and family room units are far superior to any other accommodation suites in the whole region, our guests leave with a new impression and vision of what Paeroa has to offer.

Whether traveling for business, leisure, sporting events, cycling the rail trail, or anything in between, we are confident that we can cater to every need. We offer the ideal corporate accommodation for those traveling in the Thames Valley and Coromandel. Our friendly and professional staff accommodate and satisfy our guests' travel needs making their visit to the beautiful township of Paeroa, comfortable and memorable.

 

Pedlars is ideally located adjacent to the Hauraki Rail Trail. We provide a secure lock up facility for bikes and equipment which makes it the perfect accommodation choice for those riding on our beautiful local trails. Paeroa is the perfect destination for the ‘Rail Trail’ which runs from the breathtaking Coromandel, through to the beautiful Karangahake Gorge and beyond and is at the centre or ‘the hub’ of 3 separate bike trails that traverse the countryside from Thames, Waihi & Te Aroha.

 

 

Stink Brothers - Stink Brothers Ltd is a company and brand owned and operated by Stephen Harries that specialises in and values cleanliness. It does not matter if you are rich or poor, old or young, Maori, Pacific Island, English or Russian, you will value personal cleanliness because it is important.

 

Stink Brothers Ltd owns and operates laundromats in Paeroa and Waihi that are simple clean spaces with modern commercial washers and dryers and token operated showers in Paeroa. Stephen and his wife Krista have three active boys and the company name was inspired by the daily rigors of raising the boys in a busy household.

 

The company was incorporated in April 2016 and our aim has always been to make cleanliness accessible, affordable and convenient for all.

Trinity Network - Trinity Network is an emerging Real Estate company in Thames and Coromandel which has experienced fantastic growth since its launch in June 2016. The team has grown from a team of two, to now comprising five real estate agents and one property manager.

 

They attribute their success to their focus on connection and relationship, rather than dollars in the bank. The team has created a culture that is forward thinking, creative, innovative and enjoyable for everyone involved.

 

“They run their business with full heart, professionalism, experience, and flair – with their professionalism never taking away from their empathy, and vice versa. It’s a rare balance they achieve”

 

Secondary to their personal approach, they offer More Services, More Savings (Saving Vendors thousands of dollars in commission) and Better Technology.

Innovative Award

 

Pamper Me MediSpa - In the last 5 years business Owner Director and Aesthetician Pauline De Thierry has repositioned Pamper Me to become one of a kind in the region.

 

The business has grown from a single therapist, back-alley operation into a fully integrated client experience driven by their customer needs, ranging from teenage acne to mature age skin management and advanced skin treatments.

 

We are a national multi award-winning salon with the passion for changing lives, by providing leading-edge services and advanced skin technology.

 

Ranked in the top 5 DMK Salons in the South Pacific in 2016 and Number 1 for DMK pure in 2017, Pamper Me MediSpa has been honored and recognised as an elite clinic, loyal to the culture and belief of Client Care and Advance Skin Revision.

 

We strive on a strong Culture of Care, cherish our raving fans and our 5 passionate, skilled and spirited therapists continually strive for excellence, knowledge and the highest national standards and practices.

 

Agrisea - AgriSea NZ Seaweed Ltd is a multi-award winning, NZ owned and operated second generation family business. The company was founded over 20 years ago (under the name Ocean Organics) by husband and wife team Jill Bradley and Keith Atwood. AgriSea NZ Seaweed Ltd manufactures NZ macro- algae concentrates and bioactive extractions to add high value nutrition for soil, plant, animal and human health, along with a range of NZ Natural cosmetics.

 

AgriSea has invested heavily in R&D: entirely funding a seven year research project on wild harvest of macro- algae and the impacts on the marine coastal eco-system – with a view to developing a long term sustainable seaweed industry for NZ.

 

AgriSea has developed a clear, long term R&D strategy to continue to provide the markets it supplies with innovative and effective products along with expanding into new international markets.

 

Valley Education -  Independent Tertiary Education Provider, Valley Education and Training Enterprises Ltd ( VETEL ) continues to serve the Thames/Coromandel and Hauraki regions from one course offering in 2005, and growing to 10 programmes for 2017-18, the ability for VETEL to

significantly assist with life changes for the students who come through its doors has increased markedly. VETEL goes where it sees the need e.g. opening a campus in Waihi this year to support keen Hauraki learners.

And it is not just foundation education (sometimes called second chance

education) on offer, with levels 1- 4 on the NZ Qualifications Framework, real tertiary - level study is available locally. The range of courses has grown:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Welding, Retail, Health and Wellbeing, Manufacturing and Technology, Computing, Foundation Studies and more are available here on the door step - no need for local people to leave the district!

 

Enlarging our course offering means we have created new jobs

in the area for Tutors. We network well with the business communities we serve and are often approached to locate staff for employers.

 

Being externally evaluated (audited) by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority and holding the highest category rating (Category One) is an important ‘independent endorsement’ of the quality of the work VETEL is doing in the region