At Web Genius, we recognise 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.

Click the button below for more information on the awards and to see what the top entrants will receive.

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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 work 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 three 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 results

2019 Entrants

Steadfast Joinery Limited

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Port To Port Cruises and Wildlife Tours

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

McKay Lang Ltd

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

NZ Copier Systems Ltd

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Connect Chiropractic

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Rocka Excavation

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Lazule

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Limit Zero

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Up N Atom Electrical

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Skydiving Kiwis

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

MetroMart

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Beechwood Plants

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

bee yu skincare

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Roadrunner Manufacturing (NZ) Ltd

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

MYSPLASH LTD

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Magnolia minerals

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Capital Personalised Tours

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Little Beauty

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Snip Salons Ltd

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Majestic Interiors

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Hugo Plastics

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Glynns Financial Services

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

Charmaines on Royal

We are humble in what we do but very proud of our achievements as a business.

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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.