Gore firms shine

Gore businesses shone at the Motor Trade Association Southern Regional Awards.

Gore business Christie Diamond Auto was named Repairer of the Year while another Gore business, Beattie Auto Repairs, won the Collision Repairer of the Year award.

Dennison Auto Services, of Te Anau, was named Member of the Year, GWD Motor Group Queenstown won Site of the Year, Southern Honda Dunedin took the Environmental Excellence award and Mobil Te Anau was named Service Station of the Year.

MotoSouth was Dealer of the Year and its apprentice Jonathan Tressler, 25, won the Southland Apprentice of the Year award.

MTA Otago Southland business adviser Michelle Findlater said there was a regional conference every few years but it was the first time awards were involved.

The Southland Times