Gala Dinner 2013
Our fabulous event photographer was Kellie Blizard - thanks Kellie for your lovely shots and for being such a delight to work with.
Tessa Chrisp winning the AA Directions Best Travel Image with People award
Tony Howlett and the Heritage Hotel group
Winston Aldworth and Venetia Sherson
Yolanta Woldendorp and Jane Warwick
Yolanta Woldendorp and Pamela Wade
Tessa Chrisp and Yolanta Woldendorp
Michael Adams and Ruth Spencer viewing the travel photography display
Winner of the Heritage Hotels Best Travel Story about New Zealand, Mike White with Tony Howlett of Heritage Hotels
Miryana Power of Hong Kong Tourism Board with Winston Aldworth of the New Zealand Herald
Nicki Russell of Westpac with Kath Webster, Travcom President
Peta Stavelli and Liz Light
Steve Braunias and Kathryn Webster
Kevin Lynch, Pam Neville, Julia Panfilo, Mary Galway and Darragh Walshe
Lindsay Keats, winner of the Heritage Boutique Collection Best Unpublished Travel Image, and Ronnie Ronalde of Heritage Hotels
MacKenzie McCarty and Kathleen Payne viewing the travel photography display
Mary Galway and Darragh Walshe of Tourism Ireland viewing the travel photography display.
Helen Davies of Travcom, Nicki Russell of Westpac and Yolanta Woldendorp of New Zealand Life & Leisure magazine.
Delicious Hors D'oeuvres from the Heritage Hotel
Julia Panfilo, Jane Warwick and Pam Neville
Karen Goa and Suzanne Murrell
Karin and Gerard Charteris viewing the photography display
Kathryn Webster, Travcom President, and Amokura Panoho
Kathryn Webster and Helen Davies
Ken Chiu and Ian Herald, both of Cathay Pacific, viewing the photography display
Ken Chiu, Cathay Pacific, Babiche Martens, Winner of the Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year Award, with Miryana Power of the Hong Kong Tourism Board.
Ken Chiu, Miryana Power and Ian Herald
Aaron K and Bela Trussell Cullen, our photography judges. The panel of three judges was: Bela Trussell-Cullen is a veteran magazine designer and art director, who has worked for many years on Metro and North & South and who is currently art director of New Idea magazine;
Aaron K, an Auckland-based commercial photographer with over 13 years of industry experience. He’s also a past president and the current executive director of the Advertising and Illustrative Photographers’ Association; and
Tony Bridge, a professional photographer, artist and photography educator based in Hanmer Springs.
Alice Galletly of AA Directions Magazine and Hayley Barnettt, editor of Travel Trade.
Amokura Panoho, Chair of NZ Maori Tourism and Butch Bradley of NZ Maori Tourism
Amokura Panoho with Mike White of Wellington, winner of the NZ Maori Tourism Award for the Best Travel story about a Maori Tourism Experience.
Amokura Panoho with Peter Drury of Waikato, winner of the NZ Maori Tourism Award for the Best Travel Image that Captures the Essence of Maori.
Babiche Martens also won a fabulous Tiara for the 2013 Year (thanks to the supportive team at APN).
Babiche Martens up on stage accepting her prize
Babiche Martens winning Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year Award 2013.
Bela Trussell Cullen describing what the photography judges were looking for.
Bela Trussell Cullen, Amokura Panoho, Brendhan Lovegrove and Aaron K
Bridget Spraggon, Marketing Manager for Auckland Airport with Joshua Windsor, winner of the Auckland Airport Award for the Best Travel Image Taken in New Zealand and Katie Moore, Community Relations Manager.
Bridget Spraggon, Marketing Manager for Auckland Airport with Venetia Sherson, winner of the Auckland Airport Award for the Best Newspaper Travel Story with Katie Moore, Community Relations Manager.
Bubbles on arrival
Butch Bradley and Naomi Rogers
Catherine Bell and Olivia Price checking out the photography display of all the entries entered in the Cathay Pacific Travel Media Awards.
Craig Gribb with Heather Hapeta
Darragh Walshe, of Tourism Ireland with Louise Richardson of New Zealand Woman's Weekly and Mary Galway, also from Tourism Ireland
Estelle Sarney from Herald on Sunday, Yolanta Woldendorp of NZ Life and Leisure magazine and Amokura Panoho of NZ Maori Tourism.
Ewan McDonald of APN Publications and Helen Davies of Travcom.
Gerard Charteris viewing the photography display