Business Awards winners

Business Night Out 2017

The winners of this year’s Matamata-Piako Business Awards were announced at a glittering ceremony attended by 37 businesses from around the district.

Mayor Jan Barnes announced the winners and Martin Snedden, chief executive of Rugby World Cup 2011 delivered the keynote address. The Business Night Out was sponsored by Hobbiton Movie Set and Fonterra.

The winners of the Contribution to Community Award, Waterson’s of Matamata, were congratulated for their long service to the district. The Bayleys Business Excellence Award for Matamata went to The Boltholder, while the Gull Customer Service Award went to Westpac. Morrinsville winners were Café Frock for Business Excellence and House of Travel for Customer Service. Te Aroha’s Fitzone NZ won the Business Excellence Award while Gatman Glamour took out the publicly-voted Customer Service Award.

Congratulations to all the finalists and winners,and many thanks to our sponsors, judges and organisers for putting on a wonderful show. To view photos go to