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The 2021 NZEA New Zealand Event Awards Campaign is proudly supported by:

Host City Partner


Hawke's Bay, consistently delivering an unforgettable event experience, offers a wide range of options to suit a variety of budgets with its region renowned for its hospitality making Hawke’s Bay the ideal event destination.

Category Sponsors

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The sustainable economic development agency for Ōtautahi Christchurch, igniting bold ambition and stimulating economic growth for a more prosperous city.

Best Emerging Event Professional 2021
Best COVID-19 Response for an Event 2021
Best Business Event 2021

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Conveniently located near the heart of Napier, and with a vast selection of accommodation options, Kennedy Park is Hawke’s Bay’s largest resort and the perfect base for sports teams, conferences, or group tours.

Best Sports Event 2021
Best Community or Not-for-Profit Event 2021
Outstanding Contribution to the Industry 2021


Red Badge Group is a nationwide provider of security guards and security management specialising in the protection of people, events and crowded places.

Best Music Event 2021

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New Zealand’s leading event economists and owners of

New Zealand's Favourite Event 2021