June 2016: Hobbiton Movie Set selected as a finalist for 2016 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards

Hobbiton Movie Set has been selected as a finalist in the 2016 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards – Auckland & Waikato.

Recognised for excellence in the category, Westpac Exporter of the Year (export revenue over $25 million) Hobbiton will join finalists across seven categories at this year’s awards.

An outstanding cross-section of New Zealand companies have made it through as finalists in the 2016 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards for Auckland and Waikato.

From household names to start-up businesses, judges have been impressed with the calibre of entries received this year, especially as this is the first time the awards have been opened up to Waikato enterprises.

“I’m delighted with the diverse range of finalists we have in this year’s awards. We have a mix of service industries and manufacturers. These awards are designed to give recognition to our exporting community, and acknowledge the hard yards they have put in to help transform our economy. This year’s awards will showcase a cross-section of some of our most ingenious and innovative businesses,” says Catherine Lye, ExportNZ Manager – Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty.

Exports account for 29% of New Zealand’s GDP (NZ$69.3 billion) as at year ended December 2015.