The Restaurant Association of New Zealand and Event Sponsors Eftpos NZ, OneMusic and RA Lexis ComplyHub are proud to present the Waikato Resilience Awards.

2020 has thrown up a lot of challenges and hospitality is one of the most impacted industries. While our Waikato Hospitality Awards are taking a break until 2021, we want to shine a light on some of the people and businesses that have stepped up as we’ve navigated our way through Covid-19.

Waikato Resilience Awards Categories:

Eftpos 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.

OneMusic 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.

RA Lexis ComplyHub 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.