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2021 Finalists

The 2021 Finalists are:

The Finalists for the 2021 HSBC NZCTA China Business Awards were announced last night at an event held at NZTE in Auckland. NZCTA Chair Martin Thomson, commented on the high standard of entries this year and noted the diversity and range of sectors represented by the entrants. He went on to say “the 2021 Awards  have several new categories including Innovation and Digital which reflect the dynamic nature of the trade and economic relationship with China. Covid-19 has impacted on business globally but as this year’s entrants and Finalists have demonstrated, companies and organisations engaging in the business relationship between our two countries have responded very positively and continue to be successful. I’d like to acknowledge this and congratulate all”.



COSCO SHIPPING Award for Investment between China and New Zealand

  • Cuilam Industry Limited
  • The Natural Pet Treat Company Limited
  • Fu Wah New Zealand Ltd
  • Mataura Valley Milk

NZTE Award for Trade between New Zealand and China (Small and Emerging Business Category)

  • Cloudy Bay Clams Limited
  • Grin Natural Products Ltd
  • Pic’s Peanut Butter Ltd
  • New Zealand Wild Catch Limited

Fiordland Lobster Company Award for Trade between New Zealand and China (Large Business Category)

  • Comvita New Zealand Limited
  • MitoQ Limited
  • New Zealand Nutritional Wellness Limited
  • Rockit Global Limited

Yili Group Award for Innovation in Business between China and New Zealand

  • Alpha Group Holdings Ltd
  • Crimson Education
  • Maui Milk Ltd
  • Waikato Milking Systems LP

United Media Solution Award for Digital Excellence in Business between China and New Zealand

  • Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao
  • Good Health Products Ltd
  • Les Mills China
  • Tourism New Zealand

New Zealand China Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to the New Zealand - China Business Relationship

  • Air New Zealand
  • Fran O’Sullivan
  • Sir Richard Taylor (Weta Workshop)
  • Tony Browne

Congratulations to all the Finalists.

And a reminder that ChristchurchNZ will be presenting an Award to a company or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the trade relationship between the Canterbury region and China and HKNZBA will present a special recognition Award to a company for their contribution to the business relationship with Hong Kong. The Winner of both these Awards will be announced at the Gala Dinner.


Category Winners and the Supreme Winner will be announced at the Gala Dinner on Thursday 7th April 2022 at Shed 10 in Auckland.

The Gala Awards evening is New Zealand’s preeminent event for those interested in networking and building relationships with businesspeople who engage successfully with China. Join us at this special occasion in a celebration of success in doing business with China with some of the most influential people involved in all aspects of the New Zealand China relationship.

Registrations are now open, to make a booking visit: