2019 Special Awards

NZ Life & Leisure Spirit of New Zealand Award  | Whitestone Cheese (Oamaru)

This award recognises the food or drinks producer who exemplifies the Kiwi spirit of hard work and innovation. It is chosen by the judging panel in association with NZ Life & Leisure.

Outstanding Sustainability Award

Outstanding Sustainability Award | Roebuck Farm (Taranaki)

This award goes to the producer who exhibits outstanding sustainability in all aspects of their business including sourcing, production, resource use, waste management, staffing and packaging to name a few.

Fresh Drink Award

Fresh.co.nz Outstanding Drink | Chia Sisters, Bottled by the Sun Nelson Apple and Boysenberry Juice (Nelson)

FMCG Business Outstanding New Product | Harraways, HARR-OS Oat Bites, Indian Spice (Dunedin)

To be considered for this special award products must have been launched between 1 January 2018 and judging day and be available for sale.

Label & Litho Outstanding Packaging | Barker’s of Geraldine, Fruit for Cheese Range (Geraldine)

Outstanding ‘Free-From’ Product | Thoroughbread, Paleo Gold and Paleo Fruit & Spice Loaf (Horowhenua, Levin)

This award is for the highest scored product that is free from gluten and/or lactose and/or preservatives and/or additives and/or sugar.

Outstanding Start-Up Producer | Pastrami & Rye (Auckland)