Katikati And Waihi Beach Community Business Awards 2016


The 2016 CBA’s were another feather in the cap for local Waihi Beach businesses as they were recognised in force by the judging panel. The local businesses that participated in the CBA’s were nominated by the community and the nominations reflected the businesses that do go above and beyond.  All participants put in a lot of hardwork and deserve recognition for being so proactive and passionate about their business. 

On top of the business categories the CBA’s also had the People’s Choice nomiations for those in the not-for-profit, community or sports sector who deserve a pat on the back for their hard work.

The winners were chosen by the judges and it was our great pleasure to recognise their contribution to our community.


The Business Categories

- Best Service Business, sponsored by ANZ Bank was Kiwi Kids, Waihi Beach

- Best Retail Business, sponsored by Katikati Chartered Accountants was the Flatwhite Café, Waihi Beach

- Best Tourism Business, sponsored by Tourism Bay of Plenty was Athenree Hot Springs & Holiday Park

- Best Manufacturing Business, sponsored by Aongatete Coolstores was Bee NZ, Katikati

- Best Horticultural Business, sponsored by Eves Real Estate was Growlink, Katikati

- Most Innovative Award, sponsored by Katikati Rotary Club was Upbeat Health, Katikati

- Most Socially Responsible, sponsored by Elliots Funeral Services was the RSA, Waihi Beach

- The Supreme Award went to Bee NZ, Katikati


The Peoples Choice Categories

- Sports Team/Individual of the Year, sponsored by Hikaka Investigations went to Katikati Boys Hockey XI

- Sports Coach of the Year, sponsored by Firestone, Katikati went to Juliet Dunlop-Fraser

- Best Not-For-Profit/Volunteer Group, sponsored by More FM went to Waihi Beach Lifeguard Services, the “Surf Club”

- Best Volunteer Individual, sponsored by Puma Darts went to Steve Graveson from Katikati Open Air Art (& other organisations)