On the 31st August, EDNZ hosted the Inaugural Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Awards.  Sponsored by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the Awards were established to celebrate excellence across a range of economic development activities.

The Awards were presented by the Chair of EDNZ, Dr David Wilson and MBIE Representative,                                   .

2017 Winners of the Awards

The Distinguished Service Award was bestowed on Mr Stuart Trundle, CEO of Venture Taranaki.


Best Practice Awards

Best Practice Innovation – The LookSee Wellington Programme – an initiative of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency.

Best Practice Collaboration – The Accelerate25 programme – an initiative of the Horizons Regional Council.


Best Practice Commendations

Best Practice Integrated Strategic Planning = The Orchard Business and Events Hub – an initiative of Northland Inc

Best Practice Collaboration – The Ruapehu Visitor Sector Development Plan – an initiative of Ruapehu District Council and HenleyHutchings

Best Practice Collaboration – Mr Steve Tritt