Published: Wednesday 13 April 2022


There is nothing like the thrill of a competition to get the adrenaline pumping. That excitement characterises the success and popularity of the annual WITT Top Shop Awards. It also explains why businesses all over Taranaki proudly display a banner saying that they are a WITT Top Shop finalist or a previous winner.

The annual WITT Top Shop competition is the perfect opportunity for the public to nominate businesses throughout Taranaki that provide excellence in customer service.

The Taranaki Chamber of Commerce organises the Awards as a way to support and encourage a strong and vibrant Taranaki business community.

Nominations close on Monday, 2 May. Businesses do not have to be members of the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce to be part of this competition. Moreover, anyone can nominate a business. Just go to

Finally, phase 3 of opening the NZ borders got under way yesterday. Australians and permanent citizens arriving from anywhere in the world can now enter NZ, along with 5,000 students who will study in semester two. This is great news for tourism in Taranaki, and it's also great news for our education institutions.   

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