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Award Entrants

Anytime Fitness - 19 Clarence Street

Anytime Fitness are located in the heart of Hamilton's central business district.  The club offers a range of flexible membership options, convenient parking and friendly, knowledgeable staff. We pride ourselves on being genuine and strive to create a supportive atmosphere for our members.

Baby on the Move – 108a Rostrevor Street

Baby on the Move believe in providing you with the best possible knowledge, baby or mother care products, and service so you buy right the first time!  NZ’s highest number of qualified Child Restraint Technicians here at Baby on the Move who can help you select the correct car seat and will install it for you as well.

Banh Mi Caphe – Riverbank Lane, 298 Victoria Street

Banh Mi Caphe is the first Vietnamese eatery to open its door in Hamilton. The Eatery is located right on the Victoria street restaurant precinct. Their menu and decor are inspired by traditional Vietnamese street food.

Beca – Level 2, 6 Garden Place

Beca Group Limited (generally known as Beca) is an employee-owned engineering and management consultancy service company.

Body Café – 839 Victoria Street

Award winning Beauty Therapists located in central Hamilton providing superior products and services.

Browsers Bookshop – Riverbank Lane, 298 Victoria Street

Browsers opened its doors in May 1996 and buy and sell quality second hand books.  Since 2008, Browsers has been 100% locally-owned and operated.  All of Browsers’ staff has a passion for books. They are all voracious readers and possess a huge wealth of knowledge in their areas of expertise.

CBD Safety Comes First

The CBD Safety Comes First group is a multi-agency initiative that includes Police, St John, WSU, Hamilton City Council and other agencies that set up a Safe Zone for students during O Week to help curb the disorder that spikes during O Week.

Coffix Hamilton – 122 Alexandra Street

Fair trade Coffee, Healthy Food, Fair Price. 

Customers appreciate the fast and friendly service as well as the $2.50 fixed price.   Blend includes beans from South Pacific and Central America highlands and is 100% Fair Trade, 100% Organic and 100% Arabica.

Company-X - Level 2, Wintec House

Company-X specialise in innovative software integration, cutting-edge software solutions, and can even provide skilled people to resource your in-house software projects. Our first job is to listen. 

Confinement – Level 2 SkyCity, 298 Victoria Street

Confinement is a Team Building activity located in the heart of Hamilton where your group is locked in a room with 60 minutes to escape. You must use team work to solve a series of logical, mechanical, maths and word puzzles in order to escape within the 60-minute time limit. This creates an exhilarating environment that challenges your group! 

De Stylez Studio Mix – 54 Collingwood Street

De Stylez Studio Mix is a Recording Studio / Coffee lounge blended together to create a New, Fresh and Exciting environment for you to relax in.

Dynamo6 – Level 1, 3 Ward Street

Dynamo6 is a modern IT company that specialises in customised cloud, mobile and web-based technology solutions.   They work with you to understand the challenges you face and the opportunities for change.

Gothenburg – 17 Grantham Street

Gothenburg is located on the lower floor of the ANZ Centre on 17 Grantham Street. Stunning dining room with floor to ceiling windows and an amazing view of the Waikato River. Enjoy Tapas, with a great range of wine and craft beer.

Madam Woo – 6 Sapper Moore-Jones Place

Taking inspiration from traditional Malaysian hawker food, Madam Woo serves up big, fresh flavours in a vibrant, fun and modern setting.

Maisey Harris & Co – 910 Victoria Street

Maisey Harris & Co are Accountants and Business Development Facilitators bringing a fresh new approach to the profession. Instead of looking backwards MHCo helps you to look forward, be proactive and achieve realistic goals.  MHCo partner with you and your business to take the hassle out of tax compliance and help you grow your business so you can do more of the things you love.

Mark One Comics – 551 Victoria Street

Mark One are sellers of comics, games, books, toys and movie related materials and are an integral part of the Pop Culture landscape and experience in New Zealand.  Mark One’s range, committed customer service and efficient, yet informal attitude has gathered a legion of fans throughout New Zealand and indeed the world.

MWDesign – Studio 205, 24 Garden Place

A multi-disciplinary design consultancy with a human centric design approach. Through design, we help business develop and grow. MWDesign achieve results through design led thinking, helping organizations build creative culture, uncover latent needs of their customers and develop innovative products and services.

Niche Skincare & Day Spa – 657 Victoria Street

Niche is a boutique day spa devoted to creating customized, result driven skincare and spa therapy treatments.   Niche believe in treating individual concerns and understand that every person’s skin is unique, therefore every product formulated, and every spa treatment designed is specifically created for you.

NV Hair & Makeup – 194 Victoria Street

NV stands for NEW VISION ...NV is an upmarket, boutique salon offering strong European trends.  Our award-winning staff members are up to date with the latest techniques and hairstyling from across the globe. We are experts in our cutting/colouring skills, chemical straightening/relaxing, non-chemical Keratin straightening and advanced colour correction.

Profs on Alexandra – 113 Alexandra Street

Prof's on Alexandra is a licensed cafe/tapas restaurant in Hamilton's CBD with a special funky vibe - ideal for light dining and tapas - eat in or take out.  Prof's on Alexandra provides legendary coffee, tapas, platters, condiments, wine & cocktails and great service - all derived from Prof's@Woodlands.

Rainbow Kids – 191 Anglesea Street

Rainbow Kids is a modern, purpose-built centre located in central Hamilton licensed for 100 children aged from 0 to 5. The centre has five separate learning areas and 3 spacious outdoor playground areas. Rainbow Kids delivers a high-quality care and learning environment in a place that feels like a ‘home away from home’ for your child.

Seed Waikato 

Seed Waikato is a registered charity with a dream to see young people thrive in the Waikato. Founded in 2017, we are focused on connecting and growing 18-30(ish) year olds with inspirational events, and with our website, the home of young culture.

Sisters on London – 61 London Street

Sisters on London is a fashion boutique located in central Hamilton.
We offer a large range of international and nz labels for both men and women, where guests are bound to find unique and exclusive garments, not to mention Gifts, Accessories, And a great denim range!

Snapshot – 391 Victoria Street

Our specialist camera store has been supplying amateur and professional photographers in the Waikato with outstanding service and selection since 1928 and we are proud to have been owned and operated by the same family since 1946.

Stark Property – 15 Grantham Street

Our dedicated property team has extensive expertise in project and property management, providing a seamless process for each of our clients.  We manage the entire development process; site acquisitions, design, consenting, construction and lease negotiation.

TDM Homes – 30a Hood Street

TDM aims to provide you with an on-time, reliable and cost effective solution to your building project.  TDM Homes provide an innovative and collaborative service where their clients are at the forefront of all decisions made. TDM Homes is a locally owned business with a range of passionate team members.

Texas Radio – 43 Ward Street

Texas Radio is a leading denim destination for the person looking for branded product of a quality and style that will set them apart from the norm.  

You will find everything from shoes, belts, tees, jackets and the cutest tops to tie back into your wardrobe and make you beam with pride. 

Tonic Health – Bryce Street, Centre Place

Tonic Health care about your most important asset, your health.  Tonic Health have a knowledgeable and experienced team to provide great service and friendly advice on health products that can make you and your family live a better and healthier life.

Turton/Oliver – 6 Sapper Moore-Jones Place

Turton/Oliver is an established design practice based in the Hamilton CBD.   Turton/Oliver are qualified and experienced designers offering a diverse range of services specific to your requirements.

Unbound Digital Marketing – Level 4, 71 London Street

Unbound Online Marketing helps businesses get found online! With a mix of online marketing strategy, Online Advertising and Search Engine Optimisation.

Waikato Museum – 1 Grantham Street

On the banks of the Waikato River in the heart of Hamilton's cultural precinct, Waikato Museum provides you with a rich experience of the arts and culture of the region.

Zeal – 9 Ward Lane

Zeal is a not-for-profit youth organisation dedicated to helping young kiwis discover, express and develop their unique creativity. As well as a dedicated venue space, they also have a recording studio, screen printing press, barista machine / cafe area.