The Organic NZ Awards showcase and celebrate the very best of Aotearoa’s organic farmers, brands, products and leaders. The awards provide an opportunity to recognise those behind New Zealand’s organic food and farming, championing innovation and celebrating those creating exceptional organic products that work for people, planet, wildlife and the climate.  

The 2023 Organic NZ Awards will be split into two categories:
Peer Selected and People’s Choice  

Nominations have closed.


Peer Reviewed Awards

A panel of five judges, made up of sustainability and organic experts, will review and consider all nominations, reducing the number to a handful of finalists in each category. A final judging will then take place where the single winner in each category is selected.
Nominations for all Awards close on March 22nd.
Winners will be announced and presented with their awards at the awards ceremony on Thursday 4 May.

Organic NZ Emerging Leader of the Year

Organic NZ Emerging Leader of the Year This award recognises someone working in an inspiring leadership role in the New Zealand organics/kai atua sector with under five years experience.  It is open to successful business/organisation leaders whose business/enterprise is certified organic or Hua Parakore verified.  It is open to those who are leading the way to…
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Organic NZ Brand of the Year

Organic NZ Brand of the Year This award recognises a company, brand or product line with organic certification and/or Hua Parakore verification that is independently owned and based in Aotearoa. It is open to successful organic brands who are leading the way to mitigate climate change and build a just society in harmony with nature…
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Organic NZ Farmer of the Year

Organic NZ Farmer of the Year This award recognises a leader who has played an instrumental role in the organic community. It celebrates those whose work showcases organic regenerative farming systems. It is open to certified organic or verified kai atua food producers who are successfully leading the way to rebuild biodiversity, mitigate climate change and work in…
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Peoples’ Choice Awards

Nominate your favorite organic products, community garden and farmers’ market by 22 March.
Our online poll will be launched soon after!
The final winners will be announced and presented with their awards at the awards ceremony on Thursday 4 May.

2021 Organic NZ Award winners
from The Great Organic Night In

We hosted a great (virtual) evening in 2021 amidst a lockdown, and were still able to celebrate the winners of our five award categories.

Watch the 2021 Organic NZ Awards livestream