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2013 Awards Photos

And the winners are!

Some 440+ industry guests assembled, mixed & mingled at the 2013 Wares Awards. It was a night of celebration with a 1920s theme!

An industry audience – some 350 guests – comprising retailers, merchants and suppliers joined Wares to celebrate the very best people, stores and suppliers that the channel has to offer.

The following are this year’s 2013 Wares Awards Winners and Finalists. Well done to you all and thank you to all our entrants!


Retailer of the Year

2013 Retailer of the Year
Brett Latimer of Smiths City Oamaru


Young Retailer of the Year

2013 Young Retailer of the Year
Chris Templeton of Noel Leeming Dunedin


Young Achiever


Ken Lilley Young Achiever Award
Michael Drysdale of Dick Smith Riccarton


Sales Professional of the Year

Steve Rowling of BDT


Retail Store of the Year

Up to 400m2

Harvey Norman Henderson


Retail Store of the Year

Above  400m2

100% Heathcotes 
The Base Hamilton


Specialty Store of the Year

Palazzo Kitchens


Suppliers of the Year

Large Appliances

Fisher & Paykel


Portable Appliances



Home Entertainment



Computer Accessories & IT

Pudney & Lee




Electrolux Small Appliances


Thanks to everyone who nominated suppliers, stores and staff and to everyone who took the plunge and actually entered!