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Thomas John Edmonds

1858-1932
Food Manufacturing and Commerce

Thomas John Edmonds began producing “Sure to Rise” baking powder in 1879, the factory making over one million tins by 1912 and becoming a famous Christchurch landmark. The iconic Edmonds cookbook was first published in 1908 and remains a top seller. Edmonds was a pioneer in industrial policies introducing a five day, 40-hour week in the depression. Thomas and his wife Jane were active philanthropists and supported organisations such as the Red Cross and Plunket Societies. St Saviour's Orphanage,The Salvation Amy, Rotary Club and the Y.M.C.A.as well as contributing significantly to the architectural history of Christchurch.

Sir Graeme Harrison

Sir Graeme Harrison

Meat Industry, Food, Beverage, Agribusiness and Export

Sir Graeme is founder and chair of one of New Zealand’s largest exporters, ANZCO Foods. Graeme built a business from nothing to one that employs more than 3,000 across New Zealand and markets to more than 80 countries. Today the multi-national integrated beef and lamb producer and marketer is New Zealand’s fifth largest exporter and operates farms, processing plants, the country’s largest cattle feedlot, food manufacturing plants, retail outlets and an innovation centre. Sir Graeme is a passionate promoter of a positive future for New Zealand agribusiness

Hynds

John and Leonie Hynds

Manufacturing, Engineering and Infrastructure

John and Leonie Hynds established J.R. Hynds Ltd contracting in 1973 in Papakura with a manufacturing operation in their backyard. The Hynds Group now employs more than 650 people and encourages the development of New Zealand manufacture and innovation and services to the country’s civil contracting industry. It is considered to be New Zealand's major manufacturer and supplier of products for the management of water and water-based waste and in the development of New Zealand's infrastructure. Despite its considerable size, the Hynds Group is still a family-owned business. John and Leonie are generously supportive of the community in which their business flourished through the Hynds Charitable Foundation.

George Methven

George Methven

1838- 1928
Engineering and Manufacture

Methven set up the business that still bears his name in 1886, in Dunedin. An advertisement noted Methven’s company as being “mechanical engineers, iron and brass founders, agricultural implement makers, blacksmiths and duplicators of all makers' implements”. Success was credited to Methven’s strategy of high quality products that were price competitive and it wasn’t until the age of 70 that George stepped down from the company. Its fitting in the year that the company turns 130 that George’s ‘Spirit of Innovation’ is alive and well, with Methven products winning awards all over the world.

Choie Sey Hoy

Choie Sew Hoy

1838-1901
Gold Mining, Merchant and Entrepreneur

Choie Sew Hoy immigrated to Dunedin in 1868 developing a successful mercantile business. A prominent leader of Otago's mining industry, Choie pioneered the dredging of river flats with his Shotover Big Beach Gold Mining Company. The Sew Hoy dredge became the leading gold-dredging design in the world and triggered the first Otago gold dredging boom. From 1894 Sew Hoy conducted further sluicing at Nokomai leading to a mining revival in northern Southland. Choie was an active and respected member of the local business community. When Choie Sew Hoy visited Hong Kong in 1888, he took a testimonial from New Zealand’s Colonial Secretary introducing him to British authorities as “a Chinese Merchant residing in Dunedin… he occupies a first class position in the mercantile world as an enterprising and upright dealer, and is highly respected by all who know him.”

Mavis

Mavis Mullins

Maori Business Development and Governance

Mavis Mullins has extensive experience in governance in public and private enterprises. Her Massey MBA led the family business to achieve ISO 9002, a world first in this sector. In addition to Paewai Mullins Shearing and wool industry offshoot Wool Systems, governance roles include Landcorp, Health boards, Massey University Council, Aohanga Incorporation, Atihau Whanganui Incorporation, 2 degreesmobile, the Maori business development trust Poutama and the Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre. Mavis is also a member of Nga Whenua Rahui, preserving the matauranga, history and stories associated with privately owned Maori land, and patron of AWDT.

David Nathan

David Nathan

1816-1886
Commerce, Property and Import/Export

David Nathan arrived in Russell in 1840, establishing a tent shop on the foreshore and later buying his first trading site in Auckland. David was a storekeeper, auctioneer, ship agent and active community leader, elected to the first Auckland Borough Council, Commissioner for Port of Auckland, President of Auckland Chamber of Commerce and President of the Auckland Hebrew Congregation. Nathan founded L.D. Nathan and Company, one of New Zealand’s largest companies employing 17,000 staff before being merged into Lion Nathan.

Pam

Pam Williams

Fishing Industry, Export, Aviation and Commerce

Pam Williams was Managing Director and Founder of Wanganui Trawlers Ltd, later Wanganui Seafoods, one of the NZ’s largest vertically integrated seafood companies exporting to 16 countries. Pam continued her philanthropy and commercial involvement in Wanganui co-founding five other business’s including Air Wanganui Ltd. She was Chair of the Fisheries Authority Committee and awarded a NZ Suffrage Centennial award for her contribution to the NZ Fishing Industry and a QSO for her contribution to business and ACC.

2017 Laureates

Congratulations to the outstanding New Zealanders who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017.

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Thomas John Edmonds

Sir Graeme Harrison

Sir Graeme Harrison

Hynds

John and Leonie Hynds

George Methven

George Methven

Choie Sey Hoy

Choie Sew Hoy

Mavis

Mavis Mullins

David Nathan

David Nathan

Pam

Pam Williams

2017 Laureates

Congratulations to the outstanding New Zealanders who will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2017.

TJ Edmonds 2

Thomas John Edmonds

1858-1932
Food Manufacturing and Commerce

Thomas John Edmonds began producing “Sure to Rise” baking powder in 1879, the factory making over one million tins by 1912 and becoming a famous Christchurch landmark. The iconic Edmonds cookbook was first published in 1908 and remains a top seller. Edmonds was a pioneer in industrial policies introducing a five day, 40-hour week in the depression. Thomas and his wife Jane were active philanthropists and supported organisations such as the Red Cross and Plunket Societies. St Saviour's Orphanage,The Salvation Amy, Rotary Club and the Y.M.C.A.as well as contributing significantly to the architectural history of Christchurch.

Sir Graeme Harrison

Sir Graeme Harrison

Meat Industry, Food, Beverage, Agribusiness and Export

Sir Graeme is founder and chair of one of New Zealand’s largest exporters, ANZCO Foods. Graeme built a business from nothing to one that employs more than 3,000 across New Zealand and markets to more than 80 countries. Today the multi-national integrated beef and lamb producer and marketer is New Zealand’s fifth largest exporter and operates farms, processing plants, the country’s largest cattle feedlot, food manufacturing plants, retail outlets and an innovation centre. Sir Graeme is a passionate promoter of a positive future for New Zealand agribusiness

Hynds

John and Leonie Hynds

Manufacturing, Engineering and Infrastructure

John and Leonie Hynds established J.R. Hynds Ltd contracting in 1973 in Papakura with a manufacturing operation in their backyard. The Hynds Group now employs more than 650 people and encourages the development of New Zealand manufacture and innovation and services to the country’s civil contracting industry. It is considered to be New Zealand's major manufacturer and supplier of products for the management of water and water-based waste and in the development of New Zealand's infrastructure. Despite its considerable size, the Hynds Group is still a family-owned business. John and Leonie are generously supportive of the community in which their business flourished through the Hynds Charitable Foundation.

George Methven

George Methven

1838- 1928
Engineering and Manufacture

Methven set up the business that still bears his name in 1886, in Dunedin. An advertisement noted Methven’s company as being “mechanical engineers, iron and brass founders, agricultural implement makers, blacksmiths and duplicators of all makers' implements”. Success was credited to Methven’s strategy of high quality products that were price competitive and it wasn’t until the age of 70 that George stepped down from the company. Its fitting in the year that the company turns 130 that George’s ‘Spirit of Innovation’ is alive and well, with Methven products winning awards all over the world.

Choie Sey Hoy

Choie Sew Hoy

1838-1901
Gold Mining, Merchant and Entrepreneur

Choie Sew Hoy immigrated to Dunedin in 1868 developing a successful mercantile business. A prominent leader of Otago's mining industry, Choie pioneered the dredging of river flats with his Shotover Big Beach Gold Mining Company. The Sew Hoy dredge became the leading gold-dredging design in the world and triggered the first Otago gold dredging boom. From 1894 Sew Hoy conducted further sluicing at Nokomai leading to a mining revival in northern Southland. Choie was an active and respected member of the local business community. When Choie Sew Hoy visited Hong Kong in 1888, he took a testimonial from New Zealand’s Colonial Secretary introducing him to British authorities as “a Chinese Merchant residing in Dunedin… he occupies a first class position in the mercantile world as an enterprising and upright dealer, and is highly respected by all who know him.”

Mavis

Mavis Mullins

Maori Business Development and Governance

Mavis Mullins has extensive experience in governance in public and private enterprises. Her Massey MBA led the family business to achieve ISO 9002, a world first in this sector. In addition to Paewai Mullins Shearing and wool industry offshoot Wool Systems, governance roles include Landcorp, Health boards, Massey University Council, Aohanga Incorporation, Atihau Whanganui Incorporation, 2 degreesmobile, the Maori business development trust Poutama and the Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre. Mavis is also a member of Nga Whenua Rahui, preserving the matauranga, history and stories associated with privately owned Maori land, and patron of AWDT.

David Nathan

David Nathan

1816-1886
Commerce, Property and Import/Export

David Nathan arrived in Russell in 1840, establishing a tent shop on the foreshore and later buying his first trading site in Auckland. David was a storekeeper, auctioneer, ship agent and active community leader, elected to the first Auckland Borough Council, Commissioner for Port of Auckland, President of Auckland Chamber of Commerce and President of the Auckland Hebrew Congregation. Nathan founded L.D. Nathan and Company, one of New Zealand’s largest companies employing 17,000 staff before being merged into Lion Nathan.

Pam

Pam Williams

Fishing Industry, Export, Aviation and Commerce

Pam Williams was Managing Director and Founder of Wanganui Trawlers Ltd, later Wanganui Seafoods, one of the NZ’s largest vertically integrated seafood companies exporting to 16 countries. Pam continued her philanthropy and commercial involvement in Wanganui co-founding five other business’s including Air Wanganui Ltd. She was Chair of the Fisheries Authority Committee and awarded a NZ Suffrage Centennial award for her contribution to the NZ Fishing Industry and a QSO for her contribution to business and ACC.