NZ Defence AwardsThe Defence Industry Advisory Council (DIAC) established the Minister of Defence Awards of Excellence to Industry in 1998 to highlight and reward the contribution made by industry to Defence. Previous winners have demonstrated the ability to: supply superior equipment or services; be innovative in design or implementation; provide excellence on an ongoing basis; utilise or develop wider markets; undertake technically advanced activities; and increase efficiency, effectiveness or economy for Defence. The award is an engraved trophy which past winners have been able to use to good effect in their marketing efforts. The presentation of the Minister of Defence Awards of Excellence to Industry takes place annually in Wellington at the Awards dinner, which concludes the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) Defence Industry Forum.
- Category A Award for the provision of excellent equipment: Tidd Ross Todd
- Category B Award for the provision of superior service: GHD
- Category C Award for the provision of outstanding commitment: McKay
Left to right: Rachel McKnight (Ministry of Defence), Darren Cutfield (Ebert Construction), Helene quilter (Secretary of Defence), Bruce Carden (Tidd Ross Todd), Joanne McMahon (RFD New Zealand ltd, T/A Survitec Group)
Left to Right: Rachel McKnight (Ministry of defence), Helene Quilter (Secretary of Defence), Andrew Edwards (McKay Electrical), Greg Sheehan (Sheehan's Transport), Brendon Cornell (GHD), Gloria Masters (Masters of Communication)