Sustainable Business Award

 Northland Regional Council sponsors the Sustainable Development Business Award as part of the Westpac Northland Business Excellence Awards.

It is awarded to the Northland business which best epitomises overall commitment to sustainable development.

Businesses are judged not just on their economic value, but also on the environmental, cultural and social value they add.

Waitangi Treaty Grounds team with Bill Shepherd - 2017 winners.Council Chairman Bill Shepherd (left) with Sustainable Business Award winners for 2017 Mori Rapana, Caitlin Timmer-Arends, Brooke Williams, Greg McManus - Waitangi Treaty Grounds. (Dawn Dutton Photography).

Congratulations to the 2017 winners!

Waitangi Treaty Grounds – winner of the Northland Regional Council Sustainable Business Award.

The judges said:

Wow! What a jewel of Northland, and New Zealand. Waitangi Treaty Grounds are tasked with locating, displaying, and educating a large part of our history and heritage icons. The logistics and planning involved to achieve the operation as it is today and future plans to come is to be commended.

Maintaining and revitalising this great resource is key to keeping Waitangi Treaty Grounds vibrant and sustainable, a focus also shown throughout all levels of the organisation.

Previous winners

  • 2016 : Te Hiku Media
  • 2015: Ohaeawai Community Education Trust
  • 2014: Grinning Gecko Cheese Company and The Papermill (joint winners)
  • 2013: Bream Head Conservation Trust
  • 2012: Kia Tupato
  • 2011: Explore NZ
  • 2010: Forest Protection Services
  • 2009: Dive! Tutukaka
  • 2008: Mid-North Motor Inn
  • 2007: Fullers Bay of Islands
  • 2006: Northpower
  • 2005: Eagles Nest Retreat
  • 2004: Waitangi National Trust

Further information

To be eligible for our award, your business must enter the Northland Business Exellence Awards.

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