Upcoming Events — 2022

Brought to you by The Designers Institute of New Zealand, The Best Design Awards is an annual showcase of excellence in Graphic, Spatial, Product, Digital and Moving Image along with three special awards - Value of Design, Public Good and Toitanga.

You will enjoy the beautiful welcomings from mana whenua Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, the SEVEN movie intro to the campaign and each of the award categories delivered by the wonderful bi-lingual Jennifer Ward-Lealand.

Dress Your Best for FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER 6.30pm till 1.00am at the Aotea Centre:

The Best Awards 2022 includes drinks, buffet dinner and after party. 
YOU WILL BE SEATED WITH YOUR TEAM - the Best Team will allocate seating to keep you together during the awards ceremony.

Date & Venue:
Friday 7th October 6.30pm
Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre
Aotea Centre, 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland

6.30 - 7.10pm Pre drinks
7.30 - 10.30pm Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre (drinks served while seated during award presentations)
10.30 - 1.00am Buffet Dinner and Afterparty.

AS YOU ARRIVE
HeyHey Vodka, Lemon, Lime, Bitters & Soda
HeyHey Gin, Cloudy Pink Grapefruit & Tonic
Moa Dry Hopped Pilsner
Moa Motueka Hazy
Brancott Estate Bubbles
Brancott Estate Pinot Noir
Brancott Estate Pinot Gris
Seedlip cocktails with Good Sh*t Soda

DURING THE AWARDS CEREMONY
YOU WILL BE SEATED WITH YOUR TEAM - the Best Team will allocate seating to keep you together.
* Entree will be provided for the ceremony.
* There will bar service while seated in the theatre for the ceremony.

BUFFET DINNER
Asian Station

Selection of Dumplings I Prawn & Ginger I Pork & Chive Vegetarian
Yakitori chicken skewer, accompanied with soy sauce, lemon, sweert chilli & Japanes mayonnaise (GF)

Slider Bar
Cheese burger, 100% NZ beef patty, melted cheddar, pickle, tomato sauce
Chicken schnitzel, swiss cheese
Portobello mushroom, roasted tomato relish, spinach

Kiwiana Station
Mince, cheese pie Butter chicken pie
Wild mushroom, Gruyere pie (V)
Braised New Zealand lamb croquette, chimichurri (df,gf)
Pea & potato croquette, tomato relish (gf,vg)
Bacon mac & cheese croquette (gf)

BUFFET & AFTER PARTY BAR SERVICE
HeyHey Vodka, Lemon, Lime, Bitters & Soda
HeyHey Gin, Cloudy Pink Grapefruit & Tonic
Moa Dry Hopped Pilsner
Moa Motueka Hazy
Brancott Estate Bubbles
Brancott Estate Pinot Noir
Brancott Estate Pinot Gris

Event Night Dietary Requirements
If you are going to attend the awards night, please email bestawards@dinz.org.nz any dietary requirements you may have so we can inform our caterers ahead of the night.

MC
Jennifer Ward-Lealand

Pre-Drinks
DJ Jaimie Webster Haines

On the Main Stage
Live Nathan Haines Jazz Quartet

After Party DJs
DJ & Live Frank Booker / Nathan Haines
Saxophonist
Sweet Mix Kids

Tote bags with Seven campaign & Porter Packaging
Keepsake - thanks to BJ Ball, Logick Print & Yalland
Selfie Photowall 

Tickets $265 including GST
Ticket sales close 30th September
No refunds after 23rd September

Join us in celebration of New Zealand Design, with the BEST design community...YOU!

THANK YOU to all our Best Partners:
PRINCIPAL: Resene

PLATINUM: BJ Ball Papers, Bremworth, Crestline, Logick Print, Milliken,
Te Taura Whiri I Te Reo, The Warehouse Group

GOLD: AUT, Autex, ECC, Harrows homestyle, Italian Stone, Maxwell Rodger Fabrics 

SILVER: Futurity, Moa, Porter Packaging

STUDENT SPONSORS:
Blender, Klein Architects, Milk, Motion Sickness, RUSH, Smudge, TOA