The Wellington Gold Awards

The Gold Awards are the business awards for the Wellington region - celebrated inspiring enterprises since 1999.

2022 Kāpiti Winners

Orba Shoes

Winner - Emerging Gold Products

  • 2021 Global Footwear Awards- Category Winner
  • 2021 Best Design Awards - Winner

Start-up company Orba based on the Kāpiti Coast have developed a world-first: a street sneaker designed to biodegrade. Orba shoes are designed in New Zealand and almost every part of the shoe is made from plant-based or biodegradable ingredients, ethically sourced from around the world.

2021 Kāpiti Finalists


Green Gold - Sustainability Programmes & Products

Founded by Jane and Aimee, two busy mums with concerns about what chemicals made their way into their homes.  Figgy & Co. specialises in pared-back, castile soap based home cleaners that smell divine! Have a clean & fresh home with less chemicals in your life.

2020 Kāpiti Finalists

Garphill Games

Finalist - Creative Gold ~ film, media & creative content

Based in Waikanae, Garphill Games has been designing limited run games and boardgames since 2009.  Since then the company has continued to release quality games every year, picking up numerous awards and appreciation from players and reviews alike.

Garphill Games


Finalist - Creative Gold ~ film, media & creative content

Māoriland presents, facilitates and supports Māori and international Indigenous filmmakers and creatives.

They exist for the social, economic and educational success of the community in Ōtaki through connection to the wider world of Indigenous creativity and innovation.

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Finalist - Emerging Gold - Products

Owned by Chris Barber and Bec Kay, the Paraparaumu couple make the internationally award-winning Koakoa Limoncello and The Bond Store Kawakawa Gin.

“Koakoa means happiness in Te Reo Māori and because limoncello is the kind of drink you celebrate with and make cocktails with, it was the perfect name to represent that sense of happiness and celebration,” says Chris.

2019 Kāpiti Finalists


Finalist - Green Gold ~ sustainability programmes & products

At the Paraoa Bakehouse, Purebread's commitment to you and the environment is safe food and sustainable production.

They produce a range of over 30 nutritious and great tasting organic and gluten-free foods right here at their artisan bakery under the brand names Purebread, 4 Ever Free and the Gluten-Free Goodies Company.

The Omeo

Finalist - Innovation Gold ~ recent inventive products & projects

This personal mobility device lets you change the way you lead your life; its unique balance-based movement technology allows you to interact with the world around you in a revolutionary new way.

2018 Kāpiti Finalists

TOMM Software

Finalist - Emerging Gold ~ Services

TOMM is the outcomes model that puts the client at the centre and keeps them there. It takes a fully holistic approach to care and support. It assists practitioners to create positive outcomes providing the greatest opportunity for each young person to reach their potential.

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