The Junction ‘Observant’ Awards 2016


Our 2015-2016 guide to bring you the best in the region What makes the the great businesses in this area exceptional? A delicious product, friendly service, a warm atmosphere, glorious scenery, helpful delivery, crafty brilliance? It could be as simple as a welcoming smile – everything counts towards making a Matakana Coast experience the best it can be.

Vote for your favourite businesses – we’ll count those votes and ensure that the top businesses are given the kudos they deserve. We’re proud to show off the best in the region. It’s time to give a hand to those who work the hardest – let’s applaud and celebrate our businesses. Give them your vote!


How to get involved


Local business

Register your business - just pick your category (from below) and email the business name to by Tuesday 26th April.



Vote for your favourite local businesses between 28th April - 15th July

Come back to and vote!

Winners announced in the August issue.



  • The top business wins a year’s media package of advertising and promotion in Junction magazine to the value of $7,000.
  • Voters go into a draw to win a weekend getaway at Riverside.



Cafés, Takeaways and Eateries

Restaurants and Bars

Wineries, Breweries or Cideries

Home and Giftware Stores and Art Galleries

Clothing and Accessory Stores

Hairdressers and Beauty Salons

Ice Creameries and Confectionary

Outdoor/Indoor Activity and Tour Companies


Regular Market Stalls

Food Stores and Producers