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At Web Genius, we recognise the the contribution our clients make daily to the Kiwi way of life and believe that all of New Zealand deserves to know as well. Small to medium businesses make up the backbone of the New Zealand economy and the perseverance of many Kiwi businesses is nothing short of heroic.

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What makes a Kiwi Business Hero?

To qualify as a Kiwi Business Hero, each entrant must show how they meet four criteria:

  • the perseverance that took them through difficult times as the business got on its feet
  • the value their business brings to the local community through client testimonials or other means
  • the contribution the business makes to the local economy, whether directly or indirectly by supporting other New Zealand businesses, and
  • the charity done for the future of the business’s local community. This could be ongoing charity work, event organisation or community work with a long term positive effect.

Previous Kiwi Business Heroes

The first two Kiwi Business Heroes awards were hugely successful. Browse through the results from the events to get an idea of what it takes and what you can expect this time around.

2016 results
2017 results

2018 Entrants

Spot Signz

Spot Signz offers full vehicle and business signage and advertising options including car wraps, building signage, t-shirt printing and marketing banners.

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Accurate Labelling Ltd

Accurate Labelling offers supplies for in-house label printing including machinery and consumables backed by expert sales and after-sales support.

Proceed

Wakefield Electrical Ltd

Wakefield Electrical offers full new wiring, renovation and maintenance services for homeowners and business owners and industrial sites, as well as solar energy installation.

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Curtain and Blind Services

Curtain and Blind Services supply stylish new curtains and blinds in a range of styles and colours and also offer a repair, maintenance and cleaning service.

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Rightway Driving Academy

Rightway Driving Academy offers driver training for both car drivers and motorcycle riders that will not only help people pass a test, but also be safe and confident while on the road.

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Netspeed Data Ltd

Netspeed Data Ltd offers fast, reliable internet for rural locations as well as fibre broadband and wireless broadband in the city with affordable packages.

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Designer Screens Limited

Designer Screens supplies and installs insect screens, window film and retro-fit magnetic double glazing that function well and look great.

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Craig Ryan Builders Ltd

Craig Ryan Builders creates stunning new homes and residential renovations and also specialises in townhouse and apartment developments.

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Earthstead Villas

Earthstead Villas offers eco-friendly self-contained boutique accommodation that provides a home away from home in a tranquil setting.

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Elite Pest Control

Elite Pest Control eliminates all kinds of household pests including spiders, ants and rats, offering chemical-free control options.

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MLH Electrical Limited

MLH Electrical Limited offers full electrical services for residential and commercial customers, including new wiring, home theatre installation and repairs.

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The Stove Shop

The Stove Shop provides top-quality oven repairs and supplies a range of spare parts, as well as offering new and second-hand oven installation.

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Barry Wakelin Installations

Barry Wakelin Installations provides a complete range of installation services from data cabling for homes and businesses to home theatre and professional audio setups.

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Unreal Lawns

Unreal Lawns supplies realistic-looking, hard-wearing artificial grass for homes, businesses and sports grounds.

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Chiasso Coffee Roasters

Chiasso Coffee Roasters supplies premium coffee beans and ground coffee including organic coffee and coffee making equipment including grinders and machines.

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Campbell Brothers Ltd

Campbell Brothers Ltd are tow bar installation specialist, including custom-made tow bars and also undertake trailer repairs and light engineering work.

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Oasis Concrete and Paving

Oasis Concrete and Paving specialises in concrete and asphalt driveways as well as supplying and installing paving for patios, paths and landscaping features.

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AVS Limited

AVS Limited provides full mechanic services including Warrants of Fitness, for all makes and models but specialising in European vehicles.

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Spot Signz

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Brightwall are the expert installers of Autex acoustic panels in Auckland, as well as offering whiteboard and pinboard installation and pallet racking maintenance with a team of professional staff offering cost-effective, efficient and quality installation and repairs.


Elmo’s Tyre Service is an independent tyre shop supplying a wide range of leading tyre brands and part-worn tyres. From car tyres to tractor tyres, to car batteries our workshop stocks the lot. Our skilled tyre technician can also carry out swift puncture repair and professional wheel alignment to get you back on the road smoothly.

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Happy Hens is a popular gift shop in Dunedin which attracts a cult following. Much more than just a Dunedin tourist attraction, Happy Hens offers a fabulous range of products, handmade in New Zealand. Whether you are visiting Dunedin or based overseas, you too can delight in the magic of Happy Hens


Understanding everything there is to know about mortgages, home loans, KiwiSaver and insurance is difficult, and often you might feel you are missing out on the best deal. Andre Stokes can explain all you need to know in plain English and ensure you get the right product for your circumstances.


NZ Proud delivers landscaping, property maintenance and renovation services on the Kapiti Coast and offers every service from landscaping, property maintenance and rental property repairs through to home renovations.


SignCraft Kapiti provides comprehensive sign, graphic, and digital printing services for businesses throughout the Greater Wellington area – including Wellington, Kapiti Coast, Horowhenua, and Manawatu. We have the experience and tested systems to make your promotional project a successful one.


Simply Beds is 100% New Zealand owned and operated with the biggest range of beds, bed frames and bedroom furniture in Auckland. We have been involved in the bedding industry since 1982 supplying homes throughout the greater Auckland area with superior quality beds and mattresses.


Sunshine Cleaners provides a range of cleaning services throughout Christchurch and the Canterbury region including crime scene cleanup, suicide cleanup, blood and bodily fluid cleaning and meth decontamination.


The friendly and experienced team at Tauranga Balustrades & Gates have been producing top-quality, built-to-last aluminium gates, fencing and glass fencing for over 20 years and can custom design something to suit your needs.


Tax Link Hamilton can provide you with the tools and advice to have your business operating successfully and meeting all legal obligations. With everything from bookkeeping services and tax returns to full accounting services, we offer business support services for businesses in any sector.


Since 1994, Western Computers Ltd specializing in Servicing and Repairs, making problems disappear for their customers. We have dedicated repair specialists available at our shop located in Henderson.