from the KC News website
Three Kapiti companies have been announced as finalists in the Wellington Gold Awards which highlight the contribution businesses make to the region’s economy, and showcase talent and capability in the sector.
Digital gaming company Garphill Games, creative entity Maoriland and beverage company Koakoa were selected from the largest group of entrants in the Gold Awards’ 22-year history.
Both Garphill Games and Māoriland are finalists in the Creative Gold category for film, media and creative content. Koakoa is one of only seven finalists in the Emerging Gold (products) category.
Koakoa have since grown their unique brand of limencello and liquors into a booming business, taking out both national and internal awards. They are now recognised as makers of some of the most popular liqueurs and spirits in the capital, using premium local ingredients.