Thanks to Kellie Blizard, our photographer on the night for these images.  Ph: 021 377 369 or see http://kellieblizard.co.nz/

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Tessa Chrisp, Peter James Quinn and Kath Webster at the pre-awards drinks

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Marilynn McLachlan, Shayne Currie and Diana Clement

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Steve Braunias and Ewan McDonald

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Olivia Bellini of maui and Mary Galway of Tourism Ireland

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Alistair Dickie, Ah-Leen Rayner of Kiwirail & Interislander and Mark Barratt-Boyes of Corporate Traveller

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Tessa Chrisp, Moira Blincoe and Tony Howlett of Heritage Hotels

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Toby Manhire, our MC, Brian Tsoi and Michelle Burgess of Cathay Pacific

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Pam Neville and Claire Glenister

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Louise Richardson and Shandelle Battersby of NZ Herald

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Michael Hooper and Chris Swannell

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Venetia Sherson, John Sherson, Linda Moser and Pam Neville

 

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Kate Coughlan of NZ Life & Leisure magazine and Pauline Ray of Dock Street Group

 

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Diana Clement, Winston Aldworth and Louise Taylor

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Dan Walker of New Zealand Maori Tourism with Michelle Walker

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Cheree Phillips of NZ Life & Leisure magazine with Olivia Bellini of maui motorhomes

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The Grand Tearoom of the Heritage Hotel

 

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Kathryn Webster, editor of AA Directions magazine and Steve Braunias applauding the New Travel Writer of the Year

 

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Linda Moser winning the New Travel Writer of the Year Award and being presented with the certificate by judge Steve Braunias

 

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Olivia Bellini of maui motorhomes presenting the award for the Best Travel Story over 1000 words

 

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Cherise Barrie, Financial Controller of Westpac, presenting the Best Travel Story under 1000 words award

 

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Susan Gibson, Communications Manager of Heritage Hotel, presenting the Best Travel Story about New Zealand award

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 Liz Light, winner of the Interislander Award for the Best Travel Story about a Journey with Ah-Leen Rayner, Marketing Manager for Kiwirail and Interislander

 

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 Kate Coughlan, editor of NZ Life & Leisure magazine and Venetia Sherson, winner of the Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year Award and maui award for the Best Travel Story over 1000 words

 

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Yolanta Woldendorp, Kate Coughlan, Venetia Sherson and Cheree Phillips of NZ Life & Leisure magazine

 

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Gordon Gillan, PR Manager for Travel Corporation with Pamela Wade, winner of the Treadright Foundation for the Best Responsible Tourism Story and Rebecca Lee, PR Executive for Travel Corporation

 

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Joanna Wane, Deputy Editor of North & South magazine and winner of the Heritage Hotels Award for the Best Travel Story about New Zealand

 

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Kathryn Webster, editor of AA Directions and Travcom President, with Linda Moser, Winner of the AA Directions New Travel Writer of the Year Award and judge Steve Braunias

 

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Mark Pirihi of Cathay Pacific, Venetia Sherson winner of the Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year Award, Sarah Barrell our international writing judge, Brian Tsoi Country Manager of Cathay Pacific and Michelle Burgess of Cathay Pacific

 

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Michelle Walker and Dan Walker of NZ Maori Tourism, Sarah Barrell, writing judge, Paul Rush, runner up in the NZ Maori Tourism Award for the Best Travel Story about a Maori Experience, with Christine and John Panapa.

 

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Ewan McDonald, Linda Moser, Sarah Barrell, Mary Galway and Darragh Walsh of Tourism Ireland

 

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Mark Pirihi, Sarah Barrell, Michelle Burgess, Brian Tsoi and Liz Carlson - winner of the Christchurch Airport Award for the Best Travel Blog of the Year

 

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Sarah Barrell, Joanna Wane and Susan Gibson

 

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Michael Hooper, Rowena Bahl, Alex Newenham, Anita Sanghera, Shannon Lawton, Tristan Lewis, Stephen Brown and Anna Varghese

 

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Liz Carlson winning the Christchurch Airport Award for the Best Travel Blog of the Year

 

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Fay Looney winning the Heritage Boutique Collections Award for the Best Travel Image taken in New Zealand

 

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Paul Daly winning the Cathay Air Vanuatu and Mangoes resort award for the Best Travel Image taken Outside New Zealand

 

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Chris Coad, photography judge and Stephen Brown, publisher of Destinations magazine hand a certificate to Lynn Clayton for the Best Unpublished Travel image Award

 

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Scott Callaway of Christchurch Airport with Liz Carlson, winner of the Christchurch Airport Award for the Best Travel Blog of the year and Simon Wilson, editor of Metro magazine and judge for this award

 

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Mark Pirihi of Cathay Pacific, Paul Daly, winner of the Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year award, with Michelle Burgess and Brian Tsoi of Cathay Pacific

 

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Fay Looney, winner of the Heritage Boutique Collection Award for the Best Travel Image taken In New Zealand with Tony Howlett of Heritage Management

 

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Dan Walker of NZ Maori Tourism with Liz Carlson and Michelle Walker

 

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Kelly Lynch, Stephen Brown, Lynn Clayton and Chris Coad

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