Celebrating Wairarapa business excellence


The Wairarapa Awards have quickly become established as THE annual celebration of the outstanding business community in Wairarapa.

There are businesses in Wairarapa that are doing amazing things, but fly well under the radar.
The Wairarapa Awards is an opportunity to highlight these incredible organisations and showcase what the Wairarapa region has to offer. 


This year’s awards follow three highly successful events in 2018, 2019 and 2020 that took local awards evenings to new level, in both the look and feel. They are incredibly special evenings that create a fantastic feel-good factor for our region, securing the awards as the region’s premier business event.

The event is a superb chance to celebrate the innovation, creativity and sheer hard work taking place here in Wairarapa, and it has proved to be a fabulous platform for highlighting key contributors to our growing economy.


  • Harcourt Hamill Realty Award for INNOVATION
  • The Tranzit Group VIBRANT Award
  • The Gibson Sheat Award for TEAM
  • The ANZ EMERGING Business Award
  • The More FM Wairarapa 89.5 SERVICE Award
  • The Youth2Work Wairarapa YOUTH-FRIENDLY Award
  • PAKIHI MĀORI Award

plus the prestigious TRUST HOUSE SUPREME WINNER AWARD on offer, the public and businesses themselves, are now invited to nominate. 



Nominations are open July 18th to September 2nd, 2022. Finalists will be revealed at a special event on October 4th, with the Awards ceremony taking place as an evening Garden Party at Rose & Smith, Tauherenikau Racecourse on November 22nd.



Business Wairarapa greatly appreciates the support of all our sponsors and partners: