EMERGING GOLD - PRODUCTS 
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~ 10 or fewer full-time employees

2020 FINALISTS

AGAIN AGAIN

 

Guilt-free Cups Deluxe....
After a light bulb moment in March 2018, in which Nada Piatek Managing Director, (pictured) saw a systematic approach to addressing single-use waste in the coffee industry, Again Again was born – and so was the reusable takeaway coffee cup revolution.


 "Again Again offers a sustainable solution – in a Kiwi industry that sees 295 million single-use cups entering landfills and the ecosystem annually – through a reusable and refundable coffee cup share system, which stops upwards of 820,000 single-use cups entering landfills annually.” Nada tells us.


The reusable steel cups are available with a deposit and return at participating cafes, giving coffee fiends peace of mind with every sip. 


LEARN MORE:  www.againagain.co  @againagainco

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FIVEFORTYFIVE

 

Mighty Fine Time Lines....
Fivefortyfive is more than just a watch retailer – It is a new luxury retail store experience, where people share and indulge in their passion for high-quality craftsmanship.


“We pride ourselves on intimate excellent personal service and an engaging combination of quality timepieces, arresting artworks, perfect gifts and watch accessories in a large comfortable well-designed space,” says Managing Director Mal Brow (pictured left with co founder and watch scholar Ryan McKenzie.


The store also shows and sells private collection contemporary art from across Aotearoa and Australia, which complements the watches etc on display beautifully and lends itself perfectly for events and private functions with maximum x-factor.


LEARN MORE:  www.fivefortyfive.nz    Fivefortyfive

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KOAKOA

 

Sweet, green lemon drops...
Koakoa brews some of the most popular liqueurs and spirits in the capital, using premium local ingredients.

Owners Chris Barber and Bec Kay (pictured with Ruby Barber-Kay) are always looking to reduce their environmental impact. ‘Swap a create’ is one such initiative.

“We were throwing away cardboard boxes all the time after a single delivery and glass bottles were being discarded as soon as they were emptied,” says Co-Founder Chris Barber. “By recycling the bottles, and delivering them in plastic crates, we quickly realised we could substantially reduce our impact.

Koakoa has won numerous awards, including the US International Spirits Competition for their limoncello.

LEARN MORE:   www.koakoa.nz     @Koakoa 

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KISS AND MAKEUP

 

Face value...

Kiss and Makeup is one of Aotearoa’s fastest growing online retailers of high-quality cosmetics.


“Our unique point of difference underpinning our growth success is our business philosophy ‘great makeup shouldn’t cost the earth’,” says co-owner Stephen Beath (pictured right with co-owner Sabrina Beath left and Charlotte Beath). “We offer the best Kiwi service, at low prices and we do it with a conscience, attracting over 6,000 customers in year one.


The Kiss and Plant Trees initiative has offset 25 tonnes of their carbon emissions. 


Products are shipped using recyclable bubble wrap and compostable bags helping them get 100% positive feedback across all platforms.


LEARN MORE:   www.kissandmakeup.co.nz     @Kiss&MakeupNewZealand

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NATIVE HARD SPARKLING

 

Alco Aquapops...

Native - Aotearoa's first Hard Sparkling and is on a mission to create an easy avenue for everyday kiwis to support conservation projects - while enjoying a tipple along the way. 

Native creates responsible beverages for a better tomorrow. 

"Responsibility at Native is defined by being better, every day, at what we do. We live by the motto how you do anything is how you do everything. says Founder Guy Hobson (pictured).

"A better tomorrow is waking up with a clean conscience, knowing you enjoyed a low sugar, carb and calorie real fruit beverage while also supporting the environment you enjoyed that beverage in."

LEARN MORE:    www.nativesparkling.nz           @nativehardsparkling

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SIX BARREL SODA CO.

 

Sultan of Sweet...
Six Barrel Soda Co. is all about creativity and experimentation, shaking up a flat soft drink market with their natural and ethical soda syrups and bottled sodas.


“More and more adults are moving away from alcohol and unhealthy soft drinks and they are looking for interesting, healthier non-alcoholic options,” says Co-Founder and Managing Director Joe Slater (pictured). “That’s us. With our syrups anyone can make wonderful drinks easily.”


Six Barrel Soda Co.have enjoyed strong revenue growth over 2019/20 despite disruptions caused by Covid-19. They have opened their own soda and retail store on Karangahape Road in Auckland, expanded in Australia and launched into Canada and USA."


LEARN MORE:  www.sixbarrelsoda.co     Six Barrel Soda Co.

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