Katch Katikati and Waihi Beach Community Events and Promotions are proud to present the Community Business Awards 2016, recognising the best community business, volunteers, sports team and coach.

A nomination and judging process for the Business Awards as well as the people’s choice public voting for the community categories will determine the winners of the 2016 awards, which will be presented at an awards ceremony on the 1st of October, held at Flat White, Waihi Beach.

Join us in supporting our local communities and businesses with this event, made possible by the generosity of our sponsors and Western Bay of Plenty Council.




Judged Categories:

Best Service Business Sponsored by ANZ Bank

Best Retail Business Sponsored by Katikati Chartered Accountants 

Best Tourism Business Sponsored by: Tourism Bay Of Plenty

Best Manufacturing / Processing Business Sponsored by Aongatete Coolstores

Best Horticultural / Agricultural Business Sponsored by Eves Real Estate


Nominated out of the judged categories by the judges:

Most Innovative Award Sponsored by Katikati Rotary Club

Most Socially Responsible Award Sponsored by Elliotts Funeral Services

The Supreme Award


People’s Choice Award Categories:

Sport Coach of the Year Sponsored by Firestone Katikati

Sport Team or individual of the Year  Sponsored by Hikaka Investigations

Best NFP / Volunteer Group Sponsored by MoreFM

Best Volunteer Individual Sponsored by Puma Darts


Event Timeline


All categories nominations1st July - 31st July, 2016

From this date we will be accepting nominations for the Business Excellence Awards.


Business Excellence Entries: 1st August - 31st August, 2016

From this date we will be accepting entries to the Business Excellence Awards.


Peoples Choice Voting: 15 - 31st August, 2016

During this time the public can vote on the Community Awards categories.


Judging Process: 1 September - 16 September 2016

During this time all entries into the Business Excellence Awards will be reviewed and judges will conduct a site visit to your business (maximum of 60 minutes)

Awards Ceremony: 1st October, 2016

Announcement of category winners and the overall Supreme Award winner will be made at the Awards Ceremony to be held at Flat White.

Photos of 2014 awards ceremony by James Stanbridge Photography