Gala Dinner

    Your health & wellbeing are paramount.
    Important announcement.

    Kia ora koutou

    We’re sad to advise that the HeadFit Awards gala dinner (scheduled for Wednesday, 9 March 2022) is unable to go ahead.

    With New Zealand being in the Red COVID-19 Protection Framework level, and case numbers dramatically increasing in recent days, events like our gala dinner are restricted to no more than 100 guests (even if all guests and staff are fully vaccinated).

    Bookings for the gala dinner were almost at maximum capacity for the venue, and we had an incredible night planned for you — keynote speakers, two live bands playing across multiple stages, film crews, photograpers, red carpet and more.  But Red level guest limitations, venue restrictions, logistics and cost limitations mean we cannot run the event in person in red, and further postponing the event is not possible due to calendar and venue availability.

    To our valued sponsors, finalists, keynote speakers, our suppliers and event delivery partners – we are really sorry that we can’t proceed in person with the gala dinner. We look forward to welcoming you to the awards ceremony live stream instead and we’ll provide more details on this shortly to all sponsors, speakers and finalists.

    We’re working to confirm the financial impact of the gala dinner being unable to proceed, but we’re committed to honouring all refund requests for dinner tickets in accordance with our event terms and conditions. Please bear with us while we confirm the details – we’ll be in touch with all sponsors, finalists and suppliers over the next week or so with more information.

    In the meantime we wish you all the very best as Aotearoa navigates this next stage of the pandemic.

    Noho ora mai rā / Take care of yourself

    Grant Pritchard
    Awards Convenor

    We'll pay it back or you can pay it forward.

    In accordance with our terms and conditions, if you’ve purchased a ticket for the 2021 gala dinner, you’re entitled request a refund. We’re committed to honouring all refund requests. We’ve provided a summary of the refund options below and have provided more details to ticket-holders directly by email.

    Consistent with our purpose for the HeadFit Awards, all ticket holders will have the option of authorising us to instead donate the full refund amount to Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand to support their important work.

    Refund to Credit Card

    If you paid by credit card, you can ask us to refund to your card (and we'll get your bank account details as a fallback).

    Refund to Bank

    If you didn't pay by credit card, you can ask us to pay the refund directly to any New Zealand bank account.

    Donate to MHFNZ

    Instead of receiving a refund, you can authorise us to donate your refund to the Mental Health Foundation.

    Principal Sponsor
    AIA VitalityAll About People
    ANZCO FoodsBenestar
    Business Leaders' Health & Safety ForumEmployers & Manufacturers Association
    Ember Innovations
    Ministry of Health
    PwC New ZealandRussell McVeagh
    SparkThe Warehouse Group
    Whittaker'sWoo Wellbeing
    Charity Partner
    Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
    Event Support Partners
    Awards Trophy & Engraving ExpertsCreative Eye
    Dave Simpson Photography Mitre 10
    Edwards Sound, Lighting & AVOutspoken
    Sorrento in the ParkMatley Chartered Accountants
    Our 2021 HeadFit Awards winners have been named! Congrats to all finalists & winners! 🏆
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