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EVANZ announces 2021 industry award finalists

EVANZ announces 2021 industry award finalists
October 31, 2021

The Entertainment Venues Association of New Zealand (EVANZ) has announced the finalists in its 2021 industry awards following the completion of judging.

Launched in 2013, the annual awards recognise and reward the success of venues while also acknowledging the contribution of individuals in great leadership, operational management success and identifying the stars of the future.

A statement introducing the Awards explains “venues provide spaces for diverse audiences to be thrilled, informed and entertained.

“These awards shine the spotlight on those talented individuals who work tirelessly behind the scenes across New Zealand.

“These spaces, which include performing arts centres, event centres/arenas, outdoor stadia and convention centres, allow arts practitioners to push boundaries, sports teams to excel in their field, businesses and educators to develop and grow.

“These are the venues New Zealander’s want to be in, and the ones promoters want to book.”

EVANZ General Manager Sally-Anne Coates acknowledged the auantity and quality of the entries in all seven award categories and thanked the EVANZ Board and our external judges - Scott Ratuki (Tompkins Wake), LIsa Hopkins (BEIA), Michael Brierley (VMA) Mark Lyne (Health Promotion Agency) and Wayne Middleton (Reliance Risk) - who assessed and marked the entries. Here are the finalists:

Large Venue of the Year (Sponsored by Tompkins Wake)
• Claudelands Oval
• Eden Park
• Bowl of Brooklands

Medium Venue of the Year (Sponsored by Reliance Risk and Apex)
• Isaac Theatre Royal
• ILT Stadium Southland
• The Civic Auckland

Small Venue of the Year (Sponsored by EVANZ)
• The Globe Theatre
• Toitoi
• Haere-Roa

Team Leader of the Year (Sponsored by the Venue Management Association)
• Nick Sautner - Eden Park
• Stuart Lyon - Auckland Live
• Nigel Skelt - ILT Stadium Southland

Team Member of the Year (Sponsored by The Health Promotion Agency)
• Catriona Angus - Isaac Theatre Royal
• Simon Rayer - Carterton Event Centre
• Chynna Laughton- Eden Park

Rising Star of the Year (Sponsored by Ungerboeck)
• Vivienne Tevaga - Eden Park
• Jenni Hall - Carterton Event Centre
• Kendra Todd - The Trusts Arena

Industry Supplier of the Year (Sponsored by Vidcom)
• SICO Systems Ltd
• P4G
• Good Systems Aotearoa

The winners will be announced at a special online event starting at 5pm on Thursday 25th November.

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21st June 2021 - BEIA launches 29th edition of its event planners’ guide

14th May 2021 - Registrations open for EVANZ Mid-Year Conference in Auckland

8th February 2021 - Reliance Risk announces opening of New Zealand office

11th December 2020 - EVANZ looks back on challenges of 2020

25th November 2020 - Industry excellence recognised at 2020 New Zealand entertainment venues awards

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4th October 2020 - EVANZ Chairman seconded to Americas Cup Events Limited

17th September 2020 - EVANZ invites entries for 2020 industry awards

25th August 2020 - Fearing that ‘venues will close’ EVANZ calls for greater consideration of mass gathering restrictions

17th March 2020 - MEETINGS 2020 postponed as EVANZ stands alongside industry association colleagues

3rd December 2019 - Nelson City Council welcomes Trafalgar Centre’s EVANZ Award

28th November 2019 - Baycourt Community and Arts Centre and Eden Park’s Nick Sautner secure 2019 EVANZ Supreme Awards

28th November 2019 - Hamilton’s H3 scoops two EVANZ industry awards

15th November 2019 - EVANZ announces finalists for 2019 Industry Awards

8th November 2019 - EVANZ counts down to Christchurch conference return

15th January 2019 - Christchurch’s Isaac Theatre Royal names new Chief Executive

15th August 2018 - SICO launches new flexible staging solution

2nd December 2015 - Trusts Arena named New Zealand’s Supreme Venue of the Year

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