WAIKATO BUSINESS HALL OF FAME

The Waikato Business Hall of Fame will be held separately from the Business Awards in 2022, and will once more showcase achievers in the Waikato business community who have excelled nationally and internationally.  

Two inductees are recognised each year, with one of these usually being given posthumously. Carved by Tainui master carver Warren McGrath, recipients are awarded a Waka Huia which symbolises a journey, physically, spiritually and metaphorically.


2022 Inductees

We are pleased to announce the latest inductees to the Business Hall of Fame are Sir Robert Mahuta (posthumous) and Sir Dryden Spring.


Sir Robert Mahuta

Sir Robert was the director of Maori Studies and Research at the University of Waikato from 1972 to 1977, and served as a Treaty of Waitangi fisheries commissioner, chairman of the Maori Development Corporation and chairman of the Tainui Maori Trust Board.


Sir Dryden Spring

Sir Dryden was chairman of the New Zealand Dairy Board from 1989 to 1998, chairman of New Zealand Dairy Group from 1982 to 1987, and chairman of ANZ New Zealand from 2007 to 2012.



Gala Dinner


The induction Gala Dinner will take place on Friday, September 2nd 2022. For queries regarding tickets, please contact us.



Previous Inductees

BRIAN PERRY

INDUCTED 2016 (posthumous)

BERNIE CROSBY

INDUCTED 2016

SIR BILL GALLAGHER

INDUCTED 2017 (posthumous)

SIR PATRICK HOGAN

INDUCTED 2017

MARY INNES

INDUCTED 2018 (posthumous)

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MOWBRAY FAMILY / ZURU TOYS

INDUCTED 2018

NEW ZEALAND NATIONAL FIELDAYS SOCIETY

INDUCTED 2019

GALLAGHER BROTHERS / GALLAGHERS GROUP

INDUCTED 2020

ARTHUR PORTER

INDUCTED 2020 (posthumous)

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