Katikati and Waihi Beach Community Business Awards 2016


The second Katikati and Waihi Beach Community Business Awards Ceremony was held on Saturday at Flat White Cafe at Waihi Beach. The red carpet was rolled out to celebrate the communities' best in business excellence, volunteer and sports groups and individuals.

Guest speaker Annah Stretton spoke on her latest project RAW (Reclaim Another Woman) which offers socially disadvantaged women a pathway forward to a different lifestyle through an unprecedented level of wrap around support and education. But the benefits to New Zealand don’t stop there because in creating a highly functional mother, RAW also enables the next generation to be loved, protected and nurtured though the education system creating a new cycle of opportunity and contribution. importance of small communities and volunteers, and the role they have played during her career.   A truely insparational talk!
The evening closed with an address from WBOP Mayor Ross Patterson who reiterated the importance of such events that recognised the contributions of individuals and business within the two communities and encouraging the connection the event has created between them. The Mayor congratulated the winners and also thanks the many sponsors who made the night possible with their generous contributions.

Congratulations to everyone involved!

Supreme Award


Most Socially Responsible

Waihi Beach RSA

Most Innovative

UpBeat Health

Best Tourism Business

Athenree Hot Springs and Holiday Park

Best Hort / Ag Business


Best Manufacturing / Processing Business


Best Service Business

Kiwi Kids Waihi Beach
Beach Kids
Katikati Kindergarten

Best Retail Business

Flat White Cafe
Waihi Beach Chemist

Best Volunteer Group

Waihi Beach Lifeguard Services
Waihi Beach Coastguard
Katikati Football Club

Best Volunteer Individual

Steven Graveson
Joan Boggiss
Max McLean

Best Sport Team or Individual of the Year

Katikati College 1s 11 Boys Hockey
Sally Gibbs
Ryan Crapp

Best Sports Coach

Juliet Dunlop-Fraser
Nic Millichip
Avi Arora

To see photos of the night please visit our facebook page