Thank you to our Award Partners and Supporters

Tourism Industry Aotearoa would like to thank the following Partners and Supporters for their generous support of the New Zealand Tourism Awards 2016.

Award Partners

Award Partner and Supreme Award Sponsor

Air New Zealand is proud to be New Zealand’s national carrier and to deliver a uniquely Kiwi experience for the 14 million customer journeys it provides each year. Featuring award-winning New Zealand wines and menus designed by renowned chef Peter Gordon, Air New Zealand offers visitors their first taste of New Zealand from the moment they step on-board.

Air New Zealand connects customers to more than 20 destinations within New Zealand and 28 international ports in Australia, the Pacific Islands, Asia, North America, South America and the United Kingdom. Since December 2015, Air New Zealand has celebrated the operational launch of three new direct services to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam, Buenos Aires in Argentina and Houston, Texas.

As a member of the Star Alliance network, Air New Zealand is able to provide access to almost any destination in the world.

Award Partner and Industry Alignment Award Sponsor

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) plays a central role in shaping and delivering a strong New Zealand economy. We develop and deliver policy, services, advice and regulation to support business growth and the prosperity and wellbeing of all New Zealanders. As part of this, we work with the tourism sector to help tourism businesses to become more productive and internationally competitive, and regions to maximise the value of their visitor economies

Award Supporters

ServiceIQ helps tourism businesses to grow, and keep, skilled, knowledgeable people. Our training programmes are on the job, so offsite time and costs are less.

Together, we ensure that your business benefits from staff who have the knowledge and capability to drive your success and provide a great visitor experience.

Mercury Awards Page

If you’re looking for a different kind of New Zealand power company, you’ve come to the right place. At Mercury, we believe in good energy – the power of people helping people.We’re also proud to be part of Mighty River Power – a major competitor in the New Zealand electricity market (Mighty River was named Energy Company of the year in 2010). More than 90% of the power Mighty River generates is renewable, from low fuel-cost.

JLT Awards Page    AIG Awards Page

JLT in partnership with AIG are the insurance partner to TIA. An initiative driven by the need for smart insurance solutions which are competitively priced and deliberately tailored for the New Zealand tourism industry.

JLT are specialists in the tourism industry globally, have experience and expertise across the entire sector and have partnered with AIG and Macquarie Pacific Funding to provide TIA members with world class solutions which are fit for purpose and value for money.

Sparl Awards Page

Life is better when business is sorted. Spark Business is a local service created just for you. Our job is to understand your business needs in order to tailor the communications solutions that’s right for your business.

Call 0800 BUSINESS or visit to find out what Spark Business can do for you.


Westpac has a national network of business specialists across New Zealand, supported by a team of Private Bank advisors and personal bankers.

We provide a range of products and services for clients in the tourism industry including helping find appropriate financial solutions. TIA members can also benefit from our industry association banking package.


Sudima Hotels & Resorts owned by Laxmi Niwas Jhunjhnuwala out of Hong Kong is represented here by Sudesh Jhunjhnuwala. The company owns and manages three hotels in New Zealand and has a management agreement on a fourth property. The group remains committed and passionate about its environmental and social responsibilities, as well as ensuring its high standard of ethics and values are met for all guests, staff and suppliers.

Auckland Airport is committed to playing its part to grow New Zealand’s travel, trade and tourism. It is focused on developing sustainable air connectivity to international and domestic destinations, and marketing our country as an attractive tourism destination.

The PATA New Zealand Trust was established to oversee the distribution of residual funds from the old PATA New Zealand Chapter.

It was decided that an appropriate way of giving back to the New Zealand industry was to support emerging leadership talent.

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) is one of seven council-controlled organisations (CCOs) set up to sit alongside Auckland Council. ATEED has been tasked with developing tourism, delivering events and improving the economic performance of the region, and international awareness of Auckland as a desirable place to visit, live, work, invest and do business.

Horwath HTL is the global leader in hospitality consulting providing quality solutions for hotel, tourism & leisure projects in 38 countries. Horwath HTL NZ provides specialist consulting services to public sector stakeholders and private sector clients in the industry across New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Crowe Horwath International is ranked amongst the top 10 global accounting networks, and is known for delivering quality audit, tax and advisory services in more than 100 countries. Crowe Horwath NZ is the largest provider of practical accounting, audit, tax and business advice from a network of over 20 offices.

Event Supporters

We are the government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. Our vision is for New Zealand to be the greatest living space on Earth.

Our vision means ensuring that New Zealanders gain a wide range of benefits from healthy functioning ecosystems, recreation opportunities, and through living our history.

At Monteith’s Brewing Company we love beer and cider with over 148 years brewing experience our head brewer Tony Mercer quietly tinkers away working his magic to conjurer up that next ‘special brew’. We carefully hand craft our brews in small batches to develop full natural flavours and we employ a time honoured tradition for quality control….we taste it.

Monteith’s Brewing Company has become recognized as the leader in the New Zealand craft beer market, our origins are firmly ingrained and our brewery is standing strong and proud. So come in and experience beer at its best, at our home on the West Coast S.I of Aotearoa.

Mission Estate Winery, established in 1851, by pioneering French Missionaries is New Zealand’s oldest winery and the birthplace of New Zealand wine. While our wines are crafted using the latest in technology, we also use many traditional winemaking techniques handed down from our early French winemaking pioneers.

New Zealand’s #1 online wine community. Launched in 1999, Black Market is a pioneer within the online wine industry. We’re a small, dedicated team running a successful and growing business, with a very simple message which has remained unchanged since our inception: “Quality wine, exclusive prices, direct from the winery.

Gift cards provided by powered by epay New Zealand. is NZs leader of gift card services offering Consumers and Businesses the largest range of gift cards. Gift cards are also sold in 6500 retail locations nationwide.

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a catalyst for the responsible development of travel and tourism to, from and within the Asia Pacific region. The Association provides aligned advocacy, insightful research and innovative events to its member organisations.

New Zealand Tourism Awards Official Media Partner

NZME engages audiences with a mix of over 80 digital, print and radio media brands – including NZH Travel. We’re focussed on delivering the very best in news, sport and entertainment to over 3 million New Zealanders, ensuring we’re in step with audiences and attuned to the wants and wishes of our advertising partners.