Wellington Zoo was named Supreme Award Winner at the 2015 Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards on Friday 6 November, on top of taking out the Not for Profit category.


The awards were presented by the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce at a black tie gala dinner attended by people from all areas of the business community, and both local and central government representatives from across the Hutt Valley and wider Wellington Region.

“Wellington Zoo is recognised as a center of excellence for animal care, sustainability and high-quality visitor experiences, and became the world’s first carboNZero certified zoo in 2013,” said Karen Fifield, Wellington Zoo Chief Executive.

“We’re thrilled at this acknowledgement of all that we are achieving as a charitable trust – celebrating nature by connecting people with animals, and saving animals in the wild through our conservation partnerships and native wildlife rehabilitation in The Nest Te Kōhanga.”

“We appreciate the love and support from our community, and the recognition for how Wellington Zoo is leading the way!”

Check out the full list of finalists and winners at the Wellington Region Business Excellence Awards