Congratulations to the OrganicNZ Awards 2023 Winners
We are delighted to announce the winners in the Peoples’ Choice, Hua Parakore, and Peer-Reviewed categories for the OrganicNZ Awards 2023.
Community Garden of the Year – presented by Chantal Organics
Aunty’s Garden, Waipatu Marae, Hawke’s Bay
Farmers’ Market of the Year – presented by Farmlands
Waikato Farmers’ Market
Non-food Product of the Year – presented by OANZ
Miraculous Facial Oil, Linden Leaves
Beverage of the Year – presented by Fonterra Organic
Otis Oat Milk – the Organic One, Otis Oat Milk
Food of the Year – presented by Countdown
Salt & Vinegar Pea Chips, Ceres Organics
Hua Parakore Award – presented by Te Waka Kai Ora
Papawhakaritorito Charitable Trust
Papatūānuku Kōkiri Marae
Emerging Leader of the Year – presented by TranzAlpine Honey
Brittany Stembridge, TomTit Farm
Brand of the Year – presented by the Soil and Health Assn. NZ
Organic Regenerative Farmer of the Year – presented by Biolchim
About the judges
Philippa Jamieson is the former editor of OrganicNZ magazine and an Honorary Life Member of the Soil & Health Association.
Geneva Hildreth is Co-Chair of Te Waka Kai Ora and a former chair of Te Tai Tokerau Organic Producers.
Allan Richardson is a west Otago organic sheep and beef farmer and current OANZ board member.
Cleo Te Kiri is a BioGro board member and is the Dairy Business Manager Organics at Pamu (Landcorp).
Chris Morrison is the chair of OANZ and has made numerous business and voluntary contributions to the world of organics in Aotearoa.
About the awards
The OrganicNZ Awards are presented by OrganicNZ magazine as part of annual Organic Week celebrations.
Organic Week is an annual celebration, held 1 – 7 May this year, organised by The Soil & Health Association of New Zealand and Organics Aotearoa New Zealand.
Organic Week is sponsored by Countdown, Biolchim New Zealand, Farmlands, AsureQuality, Kokako Coffee, Chantal Organics, TranzAlpine Honey, Pernergetic New Zealand, Waihi Bush and the Open Polytechnic.
Three peer-reviewed awards were decided by a group of judges. These categories are: Organic Regenerative Farmer of the Year, Emerging Organic Leader of the Year, and Organic Brand of the Year.
Five Peoples’ Choice awards were decided by public vote. These categories are: Organic Food Product of the Year, Organic Beverage of the Year, Organic Non-Food Product of the Year, Community Garden of the Year, and Farmers’ Market of the Year.