2013 Winners & Finalists

OMG! - GOLDS BLASTED BY WEATHER BOMB.... 

Greenbutton's Scott Houston's winners' speech was cut short by the powercut. But we all huddled round the nearest LED clad Futurist for light until the show came back on.

Well done Sam and the team at MULTIMEDIA and MJF LIGHTING for getting things back on track so quickly. All that high tech gear really paid off. They had every setting saved so we were back in action real quick after Sam heroically climbed into the roof to reset one of the projectors. See More

Pictured The Dominion Post's GM - Gerard Watt, supreme winners Ata Rangi's Clive Patton and Phyll Pattie and Wellington Central  MP Grant Robertson....

THE 2013 DOMINION POST WELLINGTON GOLD AWARD  

~ the supreme award...

WINNER - ATA RANGI 

Ata Rangi’s Clive Paton is a wine gamechanger.  By selling off his cowherd in 1980 and planting vines in a stony paddock on the edge of Martinborough,  he helped lead to the reinvention of a town and to New Zealand’s global reputation for very fine Pinot Noir. 
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CREATIVE GOLD  in association with The Wellington Company 

~ film, media & creative content...

WINNER - CLEMENGER BBDO

Wellington’s largest, most awarded communications agency.
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FINALISTS.....
FITZBECK:  Parochial publisher of  best selling “The Wellington Book” among others.
LEARNING MEDIA: NZ’s largest publisher of  Te Reo and Pasifika educational resources.
NZ OPERA's “HOHEPA”:  Jenny McLeod’s original opera tells an important Wellington story.
SPRINGLOAD: A fun lovin’, web-lovin’ team creating internet gems for happy clients.
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CYBER GOLD in association with PwC 

 ~ technology...

WINNER - CATALYST IT  
New Zealand’s largest fastest growing open source IT service provider operating globally.

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FINALISTS.....
AURA REDEYE SECURITY: World class vulnerability scanning system providing cyber security for big and small alike.
CARNIVAL LABS:  Creators of beautiful mobile apps with tools to track and analyse performance. Clients include OREO and Coke.
IKEGPS:  Location-based measuring device combining GPS, digital camera, compass, and laser rangefinder technologies into a single mobile device.
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DISCOVERING GOLD  in association with Gibson Sheat Lawyers

~ recent research & development projects...

WINNER - GREENBUTTON CLOUD FABRIC

Highly cost-effective server platform providing extra cloud processing power super fast, super easy!
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FINALISTS....
STREETCAM 3D BY TERRALINK:
 Revolutionary mobile mapping platform captures a realistic, highly accurate and measurable 3D model of our streets.
TOUGH METAL BY GNS SCIENCE: A suitcase-sized device, for super toughening metal, bringing big-dollar technology to small-scale manufacturing.
VOLPARA 1.5.8 BY MATAKINA:  World’s first multi-vendor automated breast density assessment system.
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EMERGING GOLD  in association with Yellow

~ smaller enterprises (fewer than 10 staff)...

WINNER - BIGEARS

Super smart tools for businesses to listen and respond to their customers.
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FINALISTS
ABLE MASON CONCRETE:
  Fast growing team providing every concrete service imaginable including spraying, pumping and polishing.
EDUCA:  Online learning portfolio, allowing real-time experiences to be shared between kids and their families. 
LEARNINGSOURCE:  Cloud-based management system for training programmes and events, providing scheduling, registrations, receipting and marketing.
SPOTLIGHT REPORTING:  A suite of  5 cloud applications to easily create powerful financial and non-financial Board-level reports.
TIMES-7 RESEARCH:  Specialist manufacturer of UHF RFID antennas to automatically identify and track tagged objects.
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GLOBAL GOLD  in association with ANZ

~ exporters...

WINNER - ATA RANGI

Pioneers of Pinot Noir excellence and green winery practices that started Martinborough’s rennaissance.
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FINALISTS...
BJC ELEMENTS:  Major manufacturer and exporter of electric heating elements for use in medical, scientific, domestic and industrial situations.
INSPIRED JEWELLERY:  Starting out in Kelburn now exporting beautiful hand crafted jewellery to the world.
NORTH SOUTH GIS NZ:  Global leader for the provision of GIS software and the only gold tier Esri partner in Australasia.
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SUPPORTING GOLD in association with Beca

~ professional services & infrastructure providers...

WINNER - SUMMERSET GROUP HOLDINGS

NZX listed, Summerset is the 3rd largest operator, with 15 operational villages and 4 in development across the country.
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FINALISTS...
iSENTIA:
 Leading provider of media intelligence services in New Zealand, operating 24/7, servicing clients both here and in Australia.
SMALLFISH: Enabling NZ businesses to create and manage their own affordable e-commerce stores, hosting over 30,000 product lines.
WELLINGTON COMBINED TAXIS: 500 business class vehicles operating within the region completing over 3 million journeys annually. 
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VIBRANT GOLD in association with Wellington Airport

~ events, hospitality & visitor facilities....

WINNER - WELLINGTON ZOO

103 years old, hosting 224,000 visitors in 2012 (up 11% on 2011) and climbing.
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BEERVANA:
 showcasing 271 New Zealand craft beers from over 90 breweries, attended by 8,000 brew lovers.
NEW ZEALAND ART SHOW: Since 2004 over 12,000 pieces and $7 million of artwork has been sold, featuring 4,000 NZ artists.
THE HOBBIT WORLD PREMIERE: hosting over 100 media crews, watched by millions online and on TV.  
RYDGES WELLINGTON: The capital’s newest and largest award-winning 4-star hotel. 
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BEST PRACTICES

ACC WORKPLACE SAFETY AWARD

~ workplace safety practices...

WINNER - WELLINGTON AIRPORT 

hosting 5.2 million travellers and 110,000 aircraft movements in 2012 
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FINALISTS
BP OIL NZ LOGISTICS:  The 34 Trucks and 50 Trailer units that move BP product around NZ - very safely.
FOODSTUFFS WELLINGTON:  Stores include 48 New Worlds, 14 Pak’n’Saves, 94 Four Squares and 18 Liquorlands employing 1300 folk.
TODD CORPORATION:  Family owned business with interests in oil and gas, electricity, property, healthcare and wine for 125 years.
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GREEN GOLD 

in association with Greater Wellington Regional Council 
~ positive sustainability programmes ...

WINNER - ENVIROCOMP

 the world’s first commercial nappy composting business, started in Christchurch and now in Upper Hutt.
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JAMES COOK HOTEL GRAND CHANCELLOR:
  Wellington’s original high end hotel keeping 268 rooms and two restaurants green.    
TRANSPOWER: A team of 900 managing the National Grid with a comprehensive staff driven green programme.
WELLINGTON AIRPORT:  By 2030 passenger numbers will double to 10 million and their sustainable practices are well underway.
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TEAM GOLD  in association with Southern Cross Health Society

~ HR & wellness programmes ...

WINNER - OUTWARD BOUND NEW ZEALAND TRUST 

Helping New Zealanders discover their true potential in the great outdoors for 50 years. 
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FINNZ:  
Providing IT systems and associated support services including outsourced processing.
MANA RECOVERY TRUST:  Leaders in social enterprise that puts community and environment first.  
UPPER HUTT COSMOPOLITAN CLUB:  Rebuilt in 2005, this award winning facility boasts 7800 members serviced by a skilled hospitality team.
XERO:  Cutting-edge software company competing both locally and globally for world-class talent. 

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