Hastings Leader - 2021-07-21


Bay has 3 of the 100% best


A trio of Hawke’s Bay tourism operators are finalists in the 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards 2021. The three finalists for the awards are Redcliffe Homestead, Craggy Range and Smith & Sheth. They are among 48 finalists vying for the supreme award. Hawke’s Bay Tourism chief executive Hamish Saxton says it is “fantastic” to see three Hawke’s Bay operators in the finals. He offered the finalists the “heartiest of congratulations”. “A lot of hard work goes into applying for awards like these and we are thrilled that each of these businesses has been recognised as a finalist.” “This is a great opportunity to celebrate some great NZ operators who have demonstrated true Kiwi aroha and given back for the good of New Zealand,” said Sue Parcell, chairwoman of the judging panel. The awards acknowledge excellence in business leadership, as well as recognising Qualmark members who are enriching their operating environment through initiatives that support the sustainability of the business and communities through a period of uncertainty. Finalist Smith & Sheth is in the business of creating wines. The second finalist, Taradale’s Redcliffe Homestead offers luxury bed and breakfast accommodation in a newly renovated 1880s villa in Hawke’s Bay. And third finalist Craggy Range is a family-owned winery established in 1998 in the shadow of Te Mata Peak. The awards identify the highest quality tourism products in the market, those offering world-class experiences that apply best practice in terms of sustainability.


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