Fire-damaged Adventure Park makes finals in Champion Canterbury Awards

Tourism-related businesses such as the Christchurch Adventure Park, Hassle-Free Tours and the Willowbank Wildlife ...
Lisa Gane

Tourism-related businesses such as the Christchurch Adventure Park, Hassle-Free Tours and the Willowbank Wildlife reserve are up for business awards.

The Christchurch Adventure Park' closed by fire eight weeks after opening has made it to the finals of this year's Champion Canterbury Business Awards.

The park, which is hoping to reopen this summer following damage in the Port Hills fire, is among 24 finalists announced on Thursday.

There were 150 entries and awards chairman Peter Townsend said he was thrilled by the calibre of the finalists.

Champion Canterbury director Leeann​ Watson said the entries reflected Canterbury's diverse range of talent and it was really pleasing to see newcomers represented alongside more established businesses. 

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"A lot of businesses fly well and truly below the radar and sometimes it's the first time they've had any public profile and that's really neat for staff morale. 

"We get a huge amount of feedback from businesses to say that the staff are so pleased that they have been acknowledged and recognised for the role that they play," Watson said. 

The Canterbury Employers' Chamber of Commerce has run the awards since 2003.

Winners in eight categories ranging from professional services to community organisations will be announced at a ceremony on October 4.

Champion Canterbury business Awards 2017 finalists

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Producer/Manufacturer – small enterprise
5R Solutions
MARS Bioimaging Ltd
My Cup NZ Ltd

 Producer/Manufacturer – medium/large enterprise
Original Foods Baking Co
Skellerup Industries Ltd

Infrastructure/Trade – small enterprise
Industrial Air Systems NZ Ltd
Paintworks Canterbury Ltd

Infrastructure/Trade – medium/large enterprise
Active Refrigeration Ltd
Carus Group Ltd
McMillan Drilling

Professional Services – small enterprise
Concentrate Ltd
DETA Consulting
Mint Design Ltd
MTech Games Ltd

Professional Service – medium/large enterprise
Balance Cargo
Gold Real Estate Group Ltd
Miyamoto International NZ

Tourism/Retail/Hospitality – small enterprise
Hanmer Springs Forest Camp
Hassle-Free Tours
The Coffee Workshop
The Dubliner – Irish Bar & Restaurant

Tourism/Retail/Hospitality – medium/large enterprise
Christchurch Adventure Park
Mt. Hutt Ski Area
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve

Community Impact – small enterprise
Dementia Canterbury
Multiple Sclerosis & Parkinson's Canterbury
Trees for Canterbury

Community Impact – medium/large enterprise
Cholmondeley Children's Centre
Pathway Charitable Group
SPCA Canterbury

Exporter – small enterprise
MyClient Global Ltd
Onguard Group Ltd
Screensign Arts

Exporter – medium/large enterprise
Link Engine Management Ltd
Trineo Ltd

ACC Workplace Safety
JLE Electrical
Maiden Group
Steve Murphy Ltd

Corvecto Enterprise
MARS Bioimaging Ltd
Medifab Ltd


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