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5/12/2018 12:00:00 p.m.

5 December 2018

The New Zealand Event Awards finalists for 2018 were announced today (4 December 2018) by the New Zealand Events Association.

The Awards’ 2018 Judging Panel is independent of the NZEA and possesses a wealth of experience across the arts, sports, sponsorship and business sectors of New Zealand collectively. The judges made comment in their deliberations this year about the importance of uniqueness, innovation and legacy in events, and how many of the finalists clearly demonstrated these traits. Sound management, strategic planning, and clear objectives were, as always, important factors for judges also. At times, the scoring was very difficult for the judges with great events often ranked very closely.

New Zealand Events Association Chair Graham Rouse is delighted to congratulate the Awards’ finalists.

“Our finalists have demonstrated outstanding vision, innovation and results. This, combined with sustained growth in the volume of awards applications we are receiving year on year, is a really positive indication of the strength of the events industry in New Zealand and the positive impact that it has on people, communities and the economy. I am looking forward to celebrating with the sector and recognising the finalists’ achievements at the NZEA Event Awards function.”

All category winners will be announced at the NZEA Event Awards function to be held in Auckland on 26 March 2019 at Shed 10. Tickets will be on sale later this month through Eventfinda, kindly supporting the ticketing for this event.

Public voting for New Zealand’s Favourite Event of 2018 will open in February 2019. The general public will be able to cast their vote for any of the finalists in nine of the event categories above to win the title.

The 2018-19 NZEA Awards campaign is proudly supported by ATEED as the Host City Partner with ATEED, New Zealand International Convention Centre, Fresh Info, Eventfinda, and Sidekicker as our Category Sponsors and Shed 10 as our Venue Sponsor.

For further information on the NZEA Event Awards, please visit

The Whanganui District Council's Light Up Bike Spectacle is a finalist in the following two categories:

Best Community Event 2018 | Sponsored by Sidekicker

ArtBeat (Creative Northland)

Hawke's Bay Christmas at the Park (Kaisen Charitable Trust)

HighLight: Carnival of Lights 2017 (Hutt City Council)

IRONMĀORI Taupō-nui-a-Tia 2018 (Tuwharetoa Maori Trust Board)

Light Up Bike Spectacle (Whanganui District Council)

Best Local Government Event 2018 | Sponsored by Eventfinda

HighLight: Carnival of Lights 2017 (Hutt City Council)

Light Up Bike Spectacle (Whanganui District Council)

Paint the Town Ed (Dunedin City Council)

Pop ‘n' Good Bike Park Opening (Waipa District Council)

Snow in the Park (Henderson-Massey Local Board and Auckland Council)

Sort it Careers Expo (CEDA)

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