The Restaurant Association of New Zealand are proud to present the Canterbury Resilience Awards.

We want to shine a light on some of the hospitality people and businesses that have stepped up as we’ve navigated our way through Covid-19. This is an opportunity to recognise those who have innovated, changed, and those who have found silver linings in the most challenging of times. These awards will recognise you!

Canterbury Resilience Awards Categories:

Restaurant Association of NZ Outstanding Innovation
The Outstanding Innovation Award is presented to a business that has shown outstanding innovation as a result of Covid-19. New businesses have been born out of an identified market need thrown up as a result of Covid-19, while many existing businesses in 2020 have shown innovation by adapting their business model, demonstrating flexibility, innovativeness and nimbleness. This is an Award open to any business that has demonstrated innovation in the wake of the pandemic.

Restaurant Association of NZ Outstanding Community Spirit
The Outstanding Community Spirit honours a business or individual that has gone the extra mile to support their local community during Covid-19. The winner of the Community Spirit Award will be recognised for uplifting the spirits of those around them, contributing to the life of our neighbourhoods or community and for doing outstanding things making a difference in the region.

Nova Energy Outstanding Local Hospo Hero

The Outstanding Local Hospo Hero Award recognises an individual who has been influential and has made a significant contribution to the hospitality industry in response to 2020’s Covid-19 pandemic. The Local Hospo Hero is recognised for their pioneering spirit, energy, resourcefulness and commitment to the hospitality industry.