Organisers are pleased with the number of nominations received for the inaugural Asians in the Bay awards 2012.
The awards will be presented to Hawke’s Bay based Asian entrepreneurs, professionals and community organisations at a gala ceremony at the Hawke’s Bay Opera House on Saturday August 25th.
The three categories for the awards are: outstanding entrepreneurs, practising professionals, and outstanding community groups. The awards will honour businesses and individuals who are making a difference in the community and organisations which have helped promote their own particular culture.
Organiser Leah Burling says “A total of 25 nominations have been received in the three categories. A wide range of occupations are covered in the professionals category including nominations for a social worker, a doctor, nurses, an engineer, an artist, a teacher, an accountant and a person who works in animal husbandry. There are eight hopefuls in the entrepreneur category including entries from restaurants, cafes, orchard contractors, takeaway businesses and a person who runs a barbers shop.”
Organisations contesting the community groups category include the Chinese Association of Hawke’s Bay, NZ-China Friendship Society of Hawke’s Bay, Thai-Buddhist Community, Sri Lankan Community, Indonesian Community of Hawke’s Bay, Philippine Community of Hawke’s Bay and the Filipino Dairy Farm Workers Association.
Leah Burling says “The large number and range of nominations will make the judges’ task of choosing the winners in each category a very difficult one. The awards evening will include entertainment by performing groups from the Chinese, Philippine and Indonesian communities.”
Tickets to the Asians in the Bay awards 2012 function on Saturday August 25th cost $38.00* and are available from Ticketek at Hawke’s Bay Opera House, Napier Municipal Theatre and the Pettigrew.Green Arena, Taradale or you can purchase online at www.ticketek.co.nz, search keyword is ‘Asians’.
*service fees apply
The Asians in the Bay awards are proudly supported by Settlement Support Hawke’s Bay, Creative Communities New Zealand and Hastings District Council.