Ripe finalist for NZEA Lifestyle event of 2021

Entries into the 2021 NZ Events Association NZ Event Awards closed in June with an all-time record of 108 entries.

The 2021 Awards welcomed entries for events that took place between 2 September 2019 and 5 April 2021 (a period of 19 months). The winners will be announced at the Gala Evening at the Toitoi Hawke’s Bay Arts & Events Centre in Hastings on Thursday, 30 September.

Ripe – The Wānaka Wine & Food Festival has been recognised as one of the finest lifestyle events in the country.

After a successful first year, the festival has been included in a list of finalists for the 2021 NZ Events Association’s Awards.

Festival organiser and Wānaka resident, Nathan White, said that the team were humbled by the announcement.

“I am extremely proud that the inaugural festival has been officially recognised to be what we set out to build – one of the premium lifestyle events in New Zealand”