Winners of 2022

Pacific Legacy Award – Mr Fiso John Fiso ONZM

Wellingtonian Pacific business leader and visionary recognised for significant lifetime achievement in business, education and sport.

Winners of 2022

Mataka Vou Award for Pacific Business Enterprise – WEMANA

Leaders in diversity, WE MANA encourages Pacific and Māori be proud of who they are and where they come from, helping empower businesses to connect and thrive.

Winners of 2022

Kanumea Afine Loto Toa Award for Pacific Woman inBusiness – Nora Swann

Successful businesswoman and fashion entrepreneur Nora Swanndirects major fashion shows, empowers female youth and advocates for diversityin the fashion industry.

Winners of 2022

Tū Rangatira Kama’atu Pacific Award for Pacific BusinessEntrepreneur – Orion Tiatia, Trust & Loyalty Security

Pasifika locally owned professional security firm Trust& Loyalty service clients nationwide and have created hundreds of jobs forPasifika and Māori.

Winners of 2022

Galu Fou Award for Pacific Innovation – Dain Guttenbeil,LifeStone Ltd

LifeStone’s technology and smartphone app allows families totell the full story of their passed loved one, and creating jobs for Pacificnations while reducing the industry’s carbon footprint.

Winners of 2022

Arataki Award for Leadership in the Pacific Community – Debbie Sorensen, Pasifika Medical Association

Clinically led, Pacific owned, and operated organisation PMAprovided over 100,000 packages of support to Pacific families in New Zealandsuffering the impacts of the pandemic.

Winners of 2022

Moana Creative Enterprise Award – Neil Ieremia ONZM,Black Grace

New Zealand’s leading contemporary dance company, BlackGrace makes us proud as a Pacific community founded organisation and mastercraftsmen at the top of the game nationally and globally.

Winners of 2022

Pacific Business Awards 2022 – 11 November 2022

Awarded to Pacific young people between the ages of 18 to 24 who successfully runs their own business.

10 Pacific business awards recognised our entrepreneurs, their leadership, excellence in business and meeting the needs of our community.

Friday 11 November honoured the success and achievements of our Pacific entrepreneurs from across Aotearoa, New Zealand, who have shown innovation, determination and resilience during challenging times.

Check out the awards finalists and winners


Photos of the red carpet and awards
Ticketholders let us know how we did

Ten awards were presented to Pasifika who are carving their own unique path:

“ Thank you Pacific Business Trust for recognising the hard work, sacrifice and achievement with this Legacy award, and all the excellent award recipients tonight.””

MrFiso John Fiso ONZM, Chairman, Fiso Investment Group LtdRecipient of the Pacific Legacy Award.

The 2022 Pacific Business Awards held on 11 November was a night where friends were able to reconnect and new relationships were forged during an evening of inspiration, entertainment, and delicious Pacific themed three-course dinner.


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