Wednesday, 31st March, 2021

Media release from Lake Wānaka Tourism Locals Choice Wānaka winners revealed – as voted by the community

Wānaka, New Zealand (March 31, 2021) The results are in and the people have spoken in the Locals Choice Wānaka 20/21 presented by Lake Wānaka Tourism and Ignite Wānaka.

For four weeks in February, locals were asked to tell us about their favourite people, spots or businesses via survey. An unprecedented number of locals got online to nominate, with the top three from each category then taken through to be voted on by the community. 

Today, all is being revealed, to see the results check out the centrefold spread in the Upper Clutha Messenger or visit the Wānaka website here

There were several recognitions to be won in the industries of Hospitality, Arts & Culture, Business, Services & Retail, Sports & Recreation, Health & Wellness, Community and Professional Services.

“This initiative was a way for us to celebrate the incredible businesses, and individuals who make Wānaka such a special place to both visit and live.”     

“After a year almost to the day, it’s great to be able to celebrate success with our business community. Amazing owners and their teams have shown incredible resilience in a tough year and the Local’s Choice is a great way to celebrate the small wins, every day,” says Ignite Wanaka Executive Officer Naomi Lindsay.

Wānaka Local of the Year


For more information please contact:
Gizelle Regan
Marketing and Communications Manager
Lake Wanaka Tourism

M: + 64 27 249 4808  E: