Wings Over Wairarapa named Supreme Winner

Wings Over Wairarapa, the region’s biennial airshow, took out the Trust House Supreme Award at last night’s Wairarapa Awards, at a sell-out event at Masterton’s Copthorne Solway Park.

A packed house of more than 300 guests enjoyed an evening of celebration with MC Nick Rado, a four-time winner of the NZ Comedy Guild Best MC, entertaining the audience with his unique brand of humour.

Update – 8 July

– Grow Wairarapa: it’s been a busy time in the Wairarapa Economic Development space. Attending the Food Focus Group, Knowledge Intensive Action Group and the Food and Tourism Action Group.

– Lunch with Stuart Nash: he stressed that the Govt’s job wasn’t to grow business but make it easier and minimise barriers.

– Central Chambers Hub Conference: Attended the annual 2 day conference with key speakers.

Quarterly Business Confidence Survey

June 2019
Compliance remains a top concern for local businesses in the latest Business Wairarapa quarterly Confidence Survey, alongside the rising cost of doing business and attracting both skilled and unskilled labour to the region.

There is a continued overall decline in outlook for the national economy, with 47.37% of respondents expecting the New Zealand economy to become moderately worse in 12 months’ time. However, 42.11% of respondents felt the regional economy will stay the same in 12 months’ time, resulting in a net positive of 11%, compared to a net positive of 31% in March.

Team Category

Winners: Eastwood Motor Group
Recognising service to the community, wellness and well-being, and investment in people.

Emerging Category

Winners: Reid + Reid
This category showcased the region’s up and coming business’s.

Vibrant Category

Winners: Country Village Heaven.
This category featured those businesses who are leaders in Wairarapa’s burgeoning hospitality and tourism sector.

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