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2017 PiP Business Awards – Full Winners List and Video

[This video was filmed unattended on the night.]


Community Service Awards

Awarded to: Warren Anderson.

Warren is a long term resident of Putaruru. Some of you may remember him in his role at Putaruru Intermediate School.

Since his retirement Warren has donated many hours to St Paul’s Church and has been the force behind the SeniorNet computer Training programme operating from above the pharmacy in Duke Street. Warren is also involved in Probus which is now the Putaruru Friendship Club.

Awarded to: Michelle Stewart, Sheryl Van Dyk, Anne White

These three have spent the last year or so painting and tiding up Putaruru. They are volunteers who have not receive a single cent for their efforts and have donated many hours to literally painting the town.

Employment Achievements

For the last few years the Business Awards to congratulates people who, while not being business owners themselves, have achieved something for their business or improved their skills in some way which will benefit their business.

Awarded to: Ed Headley


New Business

Finalists: Hammer Hardware, Sheridan Real Estate, Venice 1 Barber Shop.

Winner Venice 1 Barber Shop


Food and Hospitality

Finalists: Putaruru District Service Memorial Club, Putaruru Hotel and The Wooden Farmer

Runner up: Putaruru Hotel

Winner: The Wooden Farmer



Finalists: Styles on Main, Super Liquor, The Last Tangle, Van Dyks Beds R Us

Third: The Last Tangle

Runner up: Styles on Main

Winner: Super Liquor



Finalists: Bella Creative, Central Kids Kindergartens, Le Pine & Co., NZ Cheese School

Runner up: Le Pine & Co.

Winner: Central Kids Kindergartens



Finalists: Central Motors, Heartland Homes, Putaruru Tyres, Putaruru Panel Beaters, Van Dam Plumbing

Third: Putaruru Tyres

Runner up: Heartland Homes

Winner: Central Motors



Finalists: Domain Road Kennels & Cattery, PGG Wrightson, Vetora

Runner up: Vetora

Winner: PGG Wrightson


Manufacturing, Industrial & Logistics

Finalist: Farmer’s Transport, Over the Moon Dairy Company, Tirau Earthmovers

Runner up: Tirau Earthmovers.

Winner:  Over the Moon Dairy Company



Finalists: Buckland Street Childcare, Cardrona Rest Home, Owlets Forest, The Plaza

Third: The Plaza

Runner up: Buckland Street Childcare

Winner: Owlets Forest Early Learning Centre


[This video was filmed unattended on the night.]


Services to Farming Award   

Aaron and Hellen Jeffares


Enterprise Award

The enterprise award is presented each year to an individual or business that has in some way excelled often at considerable risk or cost to themselves and always in a way through which Putaruru has benefitted.

Owlet’s Forest Early Learning Centre


Overall Winner

The overall winner is chosen from among the seven category winners.

Over the Moon Dairy Company