Pasifika Entertainment at the Pacific Business Trust Awards

The 11th National Pacific Business Trust Awards will shine a light not just on Pacific Business, but entertainment, too. See all-female contemporary Polynesian dance company Ura Tabu perform in all their Pan-Pacific elegance and be pumped up by Polynesian Entertainers Ltd’s Tahitian dance troupe. Get your tickets now.



A major theme of the 2018 National Pacific Business Trust Awards is collaboration, which will be woven all throughout the evening with a variety of entertainment lined up.


Both Ura Tabu and Polynesian Entertainers Ltd are known for pioneering new forms of entertainment while staying true to individual Pacific cultures.


Polynesian Entertainers Ltd’s Tahitian contingent will fuse Tahitian drums and dancers together with a few surprises.


The collaboration will symbolise the diversity of New Zealand and the global nature of business that the finalists are always demonstrating.


Ura Tabu have prepared five authentic individual dance performances, representing five Pacific islands and acknowledging our unique cultures across the region.


These two highlights alone will be enough to whet your appetite, which will then be satisfied by senior chef James Raukete’s contemporary Pacific menu.


Connecting traditional food and vibrant culture for your enjoyment, the three beautifully presented courses on offer celebrate the delicious food and flavours of the Pacific as we acknowledge the transformation of innovation into business success.


Held ten times since 1993, the awards highlight the transformation of innovation into business excellence and celebrate the growing number of Pacific entrepreneurs and established businesses that contribute positively to the NZ economy. 



Familiarise yourself with the six awards categories and the finalists below:


1. Pacific Innovation Award: The Microsoft Pacific Innovation Award recognises an innovative business that has delivered a positive outcome, whether it is tangible value, creation of a new market or a competitive advantage.




Lot Eight


The Food Company NZ


Vaka Interactiv


2. Pacific Business Award: The ATEED Pacific Business Award recognises a business that demonstrates innovation, strategic thinking and a track record of sustainable growth.


Devitise Marketing


OPSEC Solutions


Pacific Biofert


3. Pacific Impact Award: The Panuku Development Pacific Impact Award recognises businesses that are generating results with impact. You will be achieving amplified benefits across social, cultural, environmental and economic indicators.


Cook Islands Development Agency New Zealand (CIDANZ)


Connect Global


Kokiti (formerly Meraki Workshops)


Pacific Biofert


4. Hatching Pacific Business: The Massey University HATCHing Pacific Business Award recognises businesses in their first 1-2 years of start-up that can demonstrate promising results and future potential.


Jitel Contracting


Moana Research




5. Pacific Social Enterprise Award: The Pacific Social Enterprise Award is for Pacific businesses that are led by an economic, social, cultural, or environmental mission consistent with a community benefit, such as reinvesting profits back into the community.


Aotearoa Tongan Health Workers Association(ATHWA) trading name “Akiheuho”




Moana Research


6. Pacific Business Woman Award: The Sisters United Pacific Woman in Business Award recognises successful Pacific women who own at least 50% of their business.


Arti Chand, Crengle Shreves & Ratner


Brittany Teei, KidsCoin


Rachel Lewis, Devitise Marketing





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About PBT:


The Pacific Business Trust is a 'not for profit' Charitable Trust set up in 1985, providing economic development services for Pacific Businesses and Business People within New Zealand.