2019's Principle Award Sponsors

A special thanks to our principle sponsors who make each and every award possible!

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Restaurant Association

About This Sponsor Our mission is to be the bridge between good food and good business so that your restaurant or cafe can become great. We’re passionate about our vibrant industry, which is full of interesting, talented and entrepreneurial people…people just like you. restaurantnz.co.nz

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The Recruitment Network

About This Sponsor Specialists in sourcing outstanding job opportunities and finding exceptional staff for all areas of the hospitality industry. With genuine, hands-on knowledge of the hospitality industry, we understand the unique challenges this fast-paced environment poses. And we also know from first-hand experience how difficult it can be to source quality staff, and to find suitable job opportunities. In early 2007, determined to solve these issues and provide the hospitality industry with effective solutions …read more

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Asahi Beverages

About This Sponsor Asahi Beverages was formed in 2014 when the operations of the Schweppes Australia and Asahi Premium Beverages businesses were integrated. Later that year, the integration was expanded to include Independent Liquor in New Zealand. With a rich and varied history, Asahi Beverages markets quality alcohol and non-alcohol beverages, boasting a strong portfolio of established household brands and innovative, new-to-market products. Further information can be found below independentliquor.co.nz

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Winterhalter New Zealand

About This Sponsor We are Winterhalter, The World’s leading commercial ware washing brand. A professional solution provider of quality, service and reliability. A family company with committed staff. A network of professional partners. This is the basis on which Winterhalter develops solutions for commercial warewashing. For the benefit of our customers all over the world. winterhalter.com

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Hellers

About This Sponsor Hellers is New Zealanders favourite small goods brand name and number one seller of sausages, bacon and ham. Hellers always carries the assurance of quality, charm and credibility, bringing back the nostalgic days of friendly, fresh, local supplies of produce. For more information about Hellers please check out: hellers.co.nz

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Clyth Macleod

About This Sponsor We sell businesses in Auckland and throughout New Zealand. We are a family owned and run, long established, specialist business brokerage in Auckland with well over 8,000 successful business sales and a proven track record of service to buyers and sellers of businesses. Our focus is on listing, marketing and selling going-concern businesses and franchises in Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Northland and throughout NZ, from $10,000 up to $20m in price. clythbiz.co.nz

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Bidfood

About This Sponsor Bidfood is New Zealand’s leading national wholesale food distributor. The advantage of working with Bidfood is that we work as a partner to simplify business for our customers from ordering to delivery. We have a national network of distribution centres across all product categories including Foodservice, Fresh and Processing. bidfood.co.nz

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Moët Hennessy

About This Sponsor The Lewisham Foundation would like to extend a huge thanks to Moet Hennessy for their support and sponsorship of the Outstanding Hospitality Personality Award. For more information about Moët Hennessy please check out: lvmh.com

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Antipodes Water

About This Sponsor The world’s first and is still the only mineral water to be carboNZero certified Pure and Simple Unaltered from its deep source to the bottle on the table, the purity of Antipodes is its hallmark. We’re proud that our water is now poured around the world in many of its finest restaurants. antipodes.co.nz

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Negociants NZ

About This Sponsor Negociants New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s leading fine wine merchants, distributing many of New Zealand’s most celebrated wines, as well as prestigious imported brands from Australia and the world to licenced trade. Negociants New Zealand is also the distributor of Antipodes water, Riedel The Wine Glass Company, and Coravin, the revolutionary wine preservation system. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team of wine professionals is committed to the highest levels of customer …read more

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OneMusic

About This Sponsor OneMusic brings music and business together, offering quick and easy music licences that give the permission hospitality businesses need to play music in public. OneMusic represents the owners of music copyrights and holding a Hospitality Licence ensures the songwriters, composers, recording artists and record labels who create music are rewarded for the use of their work. For more information about OneMusic and music licensing for your business please visit onemusicnz.com

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Meadow Fresh

About This Sponsor We have an excellent portfolio of well known consumer brands in some of the region’s largest grocery categories. Our portfolio includes MeadowLea, Praise, White Wings, Pampas, Helga’s, Wonder White, Vogel’s (under licence), Meadow Fresh, Edmonds and Irvines. Our products cover every meal occasion, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. We produce and market bread, milk, margarine, flour, dressings, condiments, mayonnaise, frozen pastry, cake mix, desserts, sauces, vinegar and cooking oils. goodmanfielder.co.nz

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Pernod Ricard NZ

About This Sponsor Members of the Pernod Ricard Group – World no. 2 in the wines and spirits industry. We are convivial, passionate and entrepreneurial As members of the Pernod Ricard Group – world no. 2 in the wines and spirits industry, we are proud to manage a prestigious portfolio of internationally recognised brands. Our brands include famous names such as G.H. Mumm , Jameson, Chivas Regal, The Glenlivet, Beefeater, ABSOLUT, Havana Club, Malibu, Brancott …read more

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Eurovintage

About This Sponsor Drinks distribution specialists Independent and privately owned, we’ve been in the drinks distribution business for over 20 years. Our nationwide service stretches from Kaitaia in the far north to Bluff in the deep south. We’re extremely proud of our premium portfolio which includes some of the most exciting brands and estates from New Zealand and around the world. eurovintage.co.nz

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Crombie Lockwood

About This Sponsor One of the largest insurance broking companies in New Zealand As one of New Zealand’s largest insurance brokers we’re committed to helping Kiwis protect what’s important. By listening, by understanding and by doing things differently, we’ve become the benchmark for trusted insurance advice, and with over 900 people across more than 25 offices from Kaitaia to Invercargill, we’ve got New Zealand covered. We have 40 years of food service industry experience and …read more

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Hancocks

About This Sponsor Hancocks Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants A business that has developed over the decades into a full service nationwide sales force covering both On-Premise and Off-Premise trade. The focus of which is on building and growing successful brands, adding value and delivering on superior customer service. hancocks.co.nz

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Southern Hospitality

About This Sponsor Mega kitchen store for the hospitality and food service industry. Southern Hospitality Ltd was founded in Dunedin by partners Hyam Hart and Roger Fewtrell back on 7 October 1989 and opened by Sir Clifford Skeggs the then Mayor of Dunedin. Today the company has become a major player in the catering and hospitality industry. southernhospitality.co.nz

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Hospitality New Zealand

About This Sponsor Serving the Hospitality sector for over 115 years Hospitality New Zealand is all about giving hospitality operators a helping hand in as many ways as we can with their business. We are a voluntary trade association representing around 3,000 hospitality and commercial accommodation businesses. We are committed to adding value to our members through our individual membership service and via local and national advocacy. Through our membership service we are able to …read more

2019's Product and Service Sponsors

These wonderful sponsors keep things running smoothly, and ensure there is fantastic food and drink on the night. The event would not be possible without them!

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Southern Hospitality

About This Sponsor Mega kitchen store for the hospitality and food service industry. Southern Hospitality Ltd was founded in Dunedin by partners Hyam Hart and Roger Fewtrell back on 7 October 1989 and opened by Sir Clifford Skeggs the then Mayor of Dunedin. Today the company has become a major player in the catering and hospitality industry. southernhospitality.co.nz

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Negociants NZ

About This Sponsor Negociants New Zealand is one of New Zealand’s leading fine wine merchants, distributing many of New Zealand’s most celebrated wines, as well as prestigious imported brands from Australia and the world to licenced trade. Negociants New Zealand is also the distributor of Antipodes water, Riedel The Wine Glass Company, and Coravin, the revolutionary wine preservation system. Our dedicated and knowledgeable team of wine professionals is committed to the highest levels of customer …read more

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Carlton Party Hire

About This Sponsor Carlton is your one-stop shop when it comes to any type of party, corporate function or event. Carlton Party Hire is New Zealand’s leading supplier of party and hospitality rental products. When you require a temporary solution for your function, party rental is the answer. The experienced team at Carlton will be able to work with you to find the best solutions for your function. The branches have a vast range of …read more

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The Lucky Taco

About This Sponsor The Lucky Taco is the spicy brainchild of Otis & Sarah Frizzell. Starting life as a Taco Truck in Auckland in 2013, The Lucky Taco has gone on to produce an Award Winning range of products, such as Taco Meal Kits, Hot Sauce, Chilli Salt & Mexican Pink TheLuckyTaco.co.nz

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Planet Wine

About This Sponsor We travel the world and visit wineries (and great restaurants) to find wines and spirits that make an impact on us and, we believe, will entice you too. We focus on brands and products that are different, that have a story to tell, that have history and character. We are proud of representing our suppliers. planetwine.co.nz

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Streamliner Productions

About This Sponsor Streamliner is your one stop technical production house with a team of innovative experts and technical specialists. We take great pride in providing the world’s most reliable staging and live production equipment available. No event is too big or too small. We offer the full repertoire of audio visual equipment and services complimented with a state of the art motion graphic studio. We believe in combining the latest technology with an absolute …read more

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Bidfresh

About This Sponsor Providing quality fresh vegetables, fruit, salad lines, herbs and eggs. Bidfresh.co.nz

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Clevedon Coast Oysters

About This Sponsor Premium Clevedon Coast Oysters® have been grown in the clean, clear waters of New Zealand’s Hauraki Gulf for over 21 years. We cultivate, harvest and process only the juiciest, ripest oysters from our two farming areas on the Clevedon Coast and Waiheke Island. Our oysters are: Organically grown in USFDA certified waters in the Hauraki Gulf. Processed in NZ Food Safety Authority audited premises approved for export to Japan, USA, EU and the …read more

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Red + White Cellar

About This Sponsor The diversity of what we are able to offer our customers stems from the relationships we have carefully cultivated with local and international brands.  As a company that prides itself on casual excellence, we love to work with those who strive for the same.  We are continuously learning and growing with our customers – and love nothing more than introducing you to the premium products we represent. Red+White Cellar.co.nz

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Hancocks

About This Sponsor Hancocks Wine, Spirit & Beer Merchants A business that has developed over the decades into a full service nationwide sales force covering both On-Premise and Off-Premise trade. The focus of which is on building and growing successful brands, adding value and delivering on superior customer service. hancocks.co.nz

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V Pure

About This Sponsor All the energy, nothing artificial. Nature hits hard. Surprisingly hard in fact. V Pure packs such a punch, it’s pretty amazing it comes from 6 natural ingredients and nothing artificial. But then again, nature is a freaky place! V.co.nz

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180 Degrees Crackers

About This Sponsor 180 degrees is a premium biscuit manufacturer specialising in a range of contemporary sweet and savoury Biscuits. Unlike most other biscuits, ours are baked in small batches, using premium ingredients with a focus on quality and flavour. Our selection is unique in its variety and includes a luxurious range of double baked fruit and nut wafers. Our savoury selection includes Cheese Bites a sensation nibble with drinks and our world famous Oat …read more

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Macvine International

About This Sponsor Macvine International is an importer and distributor of top quality, specialist wine from New Zealand and around the world. Established in 1999, we also import and distribute Spiegelau Glassware – One of the world’s top specialist producers of glassware designed for wine livers. macvine.co.nz

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Asahi Beverages

About This Sponsor Asahi Beverages was formed in 2014 when the operations of the Schweppes Australia and Asahi Premium Beverages businesses were integrated. Later that year, the integration was expanded to include Independent Liquor in New Zealand. With a rich and varied history, Asahi Beverages markets quality alcohol and non-alcohol beverages, boasting a strong portfolio of established household brands and innovative, new-to-market products. Further information can be found below independentliquor.co.nz

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Emma-Jane’s Foodservice

About This Sponsor Emma-Jane’s was established in 1989 and quickly became a market leader for importing premium and innovative European delicacies. Our first products into the foodservice market were the well-known and much loved Van Diermen Choux Pastry range. The Chocolate Dipped Profiteroles are still a bestselling line today! Over the years Emma-Jane’s has evolved to fit the needs of the rapidly changing New Zealand market. We now boast a portfolio of Van Diermen Choux …read more

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Bidfood

About This Sponsor Bidfood is New Zealand’s leading national wholesale food distributor. The advantage of working with Bidfood is that we work as a partner to simplify business for our customers from ordering to delivery. We have a national network of distribution centres across all product categories including Foodservice, Fresh and Processing. bidfood.co.nz

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Puhoi

About This Sponsor At Puhoi Valley we have a passion for cheese, and our master cheese makers lovingly turn our rich flavoursome milk into some of the finest quality specialty cheeses in the world. From the exquisite creaminess of our double cream brie, to the sophisticated tones of our goat feta, Puhoi Valley Cheeses will inspire you. Puhoi.co.nz

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Hellers

About This Sponsor Hellers is New Zealanders favourite small goods brand name and number one seller of sausages, bacon and ham. Hellers always carries the assurance of quality, charm and credibility, bringing back the nostalgic days of friendly, fresh, local supplies of produce. For more information about Hellers please check out: hellers.co.nz

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Urban Gourmet

About This Sponsor Our talented chefs, event managers and service staff delight in the creation of beautiful food, lovingly crafted and presented with socialising in mind. Founded by Anne and David Doughty, the company quickly found success through their passion for beautiful food – with every stage of the event journey crafted by hand to ensure seamless and memorable occasions of pure joy. urbangourmet.co.nz

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Heat Zone

About This Sponsor Heatzone is the leading  Portable Heater and Cooler Rental company for the Hospitality industry. With a large range of LPG and Electric heaters plus Portable  Cooling solutions that are available both in Auckland and Hamilton.Their delivery company  METROGAS can service all your LPG requirements in both areas. HeatZone.co.nz

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Antipodes Water

About This Sponsor The world’s first and is still the only mineral water to be carboNZero certified Pure and Simple Unaltered from its deep source to the bottle on the table, the purity of Antipodes is its hallmark. We’re proud that our water is now poured around the world in many of its finest restaurants. antipodes.co.nz

Last Years' Sponsors

A warm thank you to those who supported us last year, but are no longer with us. We’d love to have you back!

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Sponsors

Federal Merchants & CO

About This Sponsor We are a leading independent alcoholic beverage company based in New Zealand. We’ve been championing quality brands in Beer, Cider, Liqueurs, Spirit, Wine and Non-Alcoholic since 2001. 15+ years later, and we’d say job well done. The knowledge and expertise we’ve built over that time means providing the best service to our clients has become second nature to us. federalmerchants.co.nz

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Moana

About This Sponsor Moana New Zealand is the largest Māori–owned fisheries company in New Zealand (Aotearoa).  We fish and harvest solely from the coastal waters of New Zealand, Aotearoa. One of the world’s most pristine and sustainably managed fisheries. Connecting you to the taste of a true and pure place. moana.co.nz

All Past Sponsors

Finally, cheers to everyone who has supported The Lewisham Awards throughout the years!

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Rockburn

About This Sponsor We produce premium wines of intense varietal characteristics in Central Otago, the world’s most southerly grape-growing region. Rockburn takes its name from the rugged, rock-strewn, burn-scarred landscape of Central Otago. The region is renowned for its stunning scenery of rugged mountains and picturesque lakes. Central Otago, at 45º south, has a climate similar to Burgundy, France, the great Pinot Noir producing region of the world.   Rockburn.co.nz

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Fresh As

About This Sponsor Home of the world’s most innovative, premium freeze dried ingredients from New Zealand Browse through our site to see some of the most exciting products available for chefs straight out of the packet. We look forward to discussing your requirements. Please feel free to contact us via phone or email anytime. fresh-as.com

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Clearview Estate Winery

About This Sponsor Producer of iconic wines with pedigree, estate grown and crafted by people with passion since 1989 Established by Tim Turvey and Helma van den Berg almost 30 years ago, Clearview Estate Winery, Vineyards & Clearview Estate Red Shed Restaurant is situated on the coastline of Hawke’s Bay, in the Te Awanga sub-region.  Against all the odds Tim and Helma have built up the Estate, planting vines and trees, establishing the restaurant & renovating the historic …read more

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Epic Beer

About This Sponsor Locally operated brewery making really hoppy beers for the world to enjoy. Epic Flavour It reflected the way I like to brew beer. I like to have big aromas, flavours and taste in the beers. Epic Challenge To start a new beer brand in this day and age, in a mature market, dominated by multinationals with huge resources, and the public perception that beer is a low value commodity, is a big …read more

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Frucor Suntory

About This Sponsor A leading Australasian drinks company and the market leader in energy drinks in Australia and New Zealand.  We’re Kiwi in origin, dating back to the early 1960s when we made juice out of reject export fruit, and we’ve had a strong footing in Australia for nearly two decades. In 2009, we became part of the the Japanese Suntory Group – one of the most innovative food and drink companies in the world. frucorsuntory.com

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Babich

About This Sponsor We are New Zealand’s most experienced, family owned wine producer. Our long standing success is built on a history of passion, hard work, sustainability & innovation. “To have vineyards in the right regions on superior sites, and getting the right varieties on those superior sites. We aim to create wines that are stylish and refined and have easy drinking appeal.” Joe Babich. Babichwines.com

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Centrepiece Corporate

About This Sponsor Design & Hire Specialists Centrepiece has been decorating the tables at New Zealand’s most fabulous functions since 2005. Our team includes some of New Zealand’s foremost floral designers and wedding florists offering bespoke floristry for your wedding bouquets, table centrepieces and wedding flowers for the venue and wedding ceremony. We work with New Zealand’s premiere wedding and event stylists and other bridal specialists for your table linens, chair covers, fairy lights & terrariums. Centrepiece.co.nz

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Spyglass

About This Sponsor For more than 25 years, Spyglass has brought creative technique and audio-visualtechnology together to help create unforgettable events for clients in New Zealand andaround the world. Spyglass skilled technical staff take care of the concept creation and schematic design with a full-service production capacity for all aspects of Audio, Lighting and Vision for events of all styles and sizes. Our in-house Multi-Media motion graphics studio is where your content comes to life. …read more

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Little Wolf

About This Sponsor Since our founding in 2010 LittleWolf has become one of Auckland’s most creative catering brands. LittleWolf brings a strong track record and a customer-centric, creative approach of a nimble company. In 2015 LittleWolf beat more established businesses to receive the coveted Lewisham Foundation Outstanding Caterer award. Winning the same award in 2017 highlights LittleWolf’s consistency (Winners are ineligible for nomination the following year, hence no 2016 award). Led by founder & chef Marcel …read more

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Clevedon Buffalo Co

About This Sponsor Clevedon Buffalo Co.’s products have won multiple gold medals and awards at national cheese and artisan awards. Just south of Auckland on the shores of the Hauraki Gulf is a farm unlike any other in New Zealand. Here Clevedon Buffalo Co., owned and operated by Richard and Helen Dorresteyn, farm 150 head of buffalo for their porcelain white milk. Together they produce award winning fresh buffalo mozzarella, yoghurt, marinated cheese and ricotta. …read more

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Disposable Tableware

About This Sponsor Disposable Tableware is a locally owned & operated company specialising in eco-friendly, sustainable products for events & functions. We are importers of the Vascello range, Wooden Disposables and the Wooden Veneer range. We cater to both the needs of the food service & catering industries as well as home-use customers requiring smaller quantities. We pride ourselves in choosing sustainable products that have limited effect on our environment. We have the best eco-friendly …read more

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Good George Brewing

About This Sponsor Come on a pilgrimage to the old St George’s Church where all of our beer is made. If we told you that Good George was the best thing to come out of Hamilton, you’d probably think for a minute then make a joke about how we don’t have much competition. That’s okay, we can handle it, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We’re serious about brewing though. A group of friends started …read more

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Lion Breweries

About This Sponsor Lion is one of Australasia’s largest food and beverage companies, employing approx 6,700 people across Australia and New Zealand. With a proud history extending back to 1840, we market premium brands in the dairy, juice, soy, beer, cider, fine wine, spirits, alcoholic ready-to-drinks and non-alcohol beverages categories. We are one of the leading food and beverage companies in Australasia, and our brands are also market leaders across a number of different categories.. …read more

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Seedlip Drinks

About This Sponsor SEEDLIP is the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirits, solving the dilemma of ‘what to drink when you’re Not drinking ®’. Seedlip is a Nature Company on a mission to change the way the world drinks with the highest quality non-alcoholic options. Three unique & complex blends – Spice 94, Garden 108 & Grove 42 – simply served with tonic or mixed to create sophisticated non-alcoholic cocktails. Seedlipdrinks.com

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Birkenhead Brewing Co.

About This Sponsor Created by the BBC Beer Barons, our award winning beer is pure and handmade in New Zealand. The Birkenhead Brewing Company is passionate about great beer. We make beer that people rave about. Available across the country in good retail stores and bars. Come along to our Tasting Studio in Auckland too and experience our heritage! birkenheadbrewingcompany.com

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Eden Park

About This Sponsor Every year, we host over half a million local and international sports fans and patrons at matches and functions. We have just the right spot if you’re looking for an iconic space to host your next conference, a school ball, gala dinner or even your wedding. Edenpark.co.nz

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Puhoi Valley

About This Sponsor At Puhoi Valley we have a passion for cheese, and our master cheese makers lovingly turn our rich flavoursome milk into some of the finest quality specialty cheeses in the world. From the exquisite creaminess of our double cream brie, to the sophisticated tones of our goat feta, Puhoi Valley Cheeses will inspire you. puhoivalley.co.nz

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Uber

About This Sponsor On-demand transportation technology is our core service, and the app that connects driver-partners and riders is what makes it all possible. Good things happen when people can move, whether across town or towards their dreams. Opportunities appear, open up, become reality. What started as a way to tap a button to get a ride has led to billions of moments of human connection as people around the world go all kinds of …read more

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The Produce Company LTD

About This Sponsor We supply the finest restaurants, cafés & bars, corporates, caterers & yachts. We’re passionate about providing exceptional service. Our agility allows us to customise your order to precise specifications – whether it’s a particular cut of meat, or heirloom fruit and vegetables, we’re committed to sourcing and delivering the highest quality produce daily. We’ll strive to meet all your needs and expectations. producecompany.com