Celebrating The Exceptional Virtual Assistants of New Zealand

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Online Awards Event 

Join in all the fun and celebrations virtually. With the beauty of technology and tech guys, we'll be hosting the entire event on AirMeet via the link below.

Date: Saturday 25 September 2021

Time: 6pm 

Tickets: FREE










Event MC - Jason Tiller

Our upbeat and energetic MC this year is the one and only Jason Tiller, Head of Partnerships at Rocketspark and all around showman!

Jason is a valued friend and supporter of the virtual assistant community here in New Zealand.

Having recently MC'd at Rocketspark's very own Launch Conference and Awards this year we're expecting the jokes to be coming in hot and heavy!

Platinum Sponsor

Thank you to long term supporters of the NZ VA Community, The VA Foundry, for their Platinum sponsorship.

The VA Foundry is the go-to resource for virtual assistants looking to start and scale their businesses. If you want to grow your very own VA business it makes sense to learn from the best in the business!

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Speaker - Debt Free Diva

My business failed but I didn’t

Tracy Hemingway, also known as the Debt Free Diva is no stranger to business ownership.

Owning her own business at the young age of 18 was tough but she did it. After 6 years of successful business ownership it was time to shut the doors on the business, leaving her with $94,000 worth of consumer debt to pay.

After 3 short years she managed to get it all paid back (plus interest) and bought her first house a year later. Now Tracy has a passion to help people and business owners be better with their finances.

Tracy shares her story of how she overcame failure and moved from strength to strength to turn it into a success.

Gold Sponsor

Thank you to Rocketspark for supporting the Virtual Assistant Awards with their Gold sponsorship. Rocketspark is the preferred website platform of the New Zealand virtual assistant industry. If you want to build a website - do it on Rocketspark!

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Vote For The VA Community Contributor Award

One of the categories this year is the VA Community Contributor proudly supported by Rocketspark. This award recognises the VA industry member who has shown high levels of involvement and support to virtual assistants across the community in New Zealand.

Vote now by clicking the button below and telling us who you think is most deserving.


Gold Sponsor

Thank you to the Virtual Assistant Network of New Zealand for supporting the Virtual Assistant Awards with their Gold sponsorship.

These awards would not be possible without the incredible community the VANNZ has created, nurtured and continues to promote.

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Enter The Awards!

Put your best foot forward across 10 different categories to get the recognition and kudos for the hard work that you've been putting in as a virtual assistant and the support you've shown the community and New Zealand businesses.

Entries opened 14 June and closed 5 July 2021

Finalists will be announced on Friday 6 August 2021. Good luck to everyone who has entered!

The VA Foundry

Virtual Assistant of The Year

This award recognises the Virtual Assistant who, chosen from all category winners, stands out from the crowd for their customer service, online presence, growth, services offered and their all around commitment to the success of their clients.


Best VA Website Of The Year

Awarded to the VA with the most outstanding website of the year, taking into account beautiful design, great functionality, content that converts and exceptional SEO. The site is to be the VA's own business website.

Edible Blooms

Best VA Newcomer

This award celebrates the best up-and-coming Virtual Assistant who shows huge potential and has been in business for less than 12 months.


Top Performing Freelancer

This award recognises the top performing freelance VA who based on their reputation, financial performance, online presence and client testimonials is the shining star in our VA community.


Top Performing Agency

This award celebrates the top performing Virtual Assistant Agency based on key performance metrics, marketing nous, workflow management, quality control and client testimonials.


Top Performing VA Team Member

This award recognises the sub-contractor, or employee of a Virtual Assistant agency, who displays outstanding performance, commitment and contribution to their team and clients.


VA Leadership Award

This award recognises our Virtual Assistant Agency Owners or Team Managers, who support their people to deliver exceptional services to their clients and who have shown exemplary leadership.


Best VA Specialty or Niche

This award recognises the Virtual Assistant who has refined their services to a specific niche or specialty service, becoming an expert in their field and the go-to VA 
in the industry.



VA Legacy Award

This award is all about celebrating our long standing Virtual Assistants, who have been in the industry for 10 years or longer, flying the flag professionally and contributing to the NZ VA community.


VA Community Contributor

This award recognises the VA industry member who has shown high levels of involvement and support to virtual assistants across the community in New Zealand.

The award winner is voted by the VA community.


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Meet Our Judges!

Natalie Coombe

Pricing Expert, NatalieCoombe.com

Natalie empowers women entrepreneurs to sort out their pricing so they can finally pay themselves what they are worth, without burning out in the process.

Natalie Tolhopf

Business Coach, NatalieTolhopf.com

Natalie teaches women in business how to drop the self-sabotage and take consistent, imperfect action to grow their business AND their revenue with confidence.

Tracey Hancock

Live Well Coach, TraceyHancock.com

Tracey helps women connect with their own truth and develop the clarity and confidence needed to live well.

Grant Johnson

Founder & CEO, Rocketspark.com

Grant founded the website platform Rocketspark over 10 years ago and now thousands of organisations have created stunning sites on this user-friendly tool.

Hector Bassett

Cashflow Expert, DavidsonFraser.co.nz

Hector helps business owners master their cashflow through advice and accountancy services.

Lance Jensen

Business Coach, RedHot.co.nz

Lance helps business owners achieve their desired lifestyle using their business as a vehicle.

Simmi Singh

Lawyer, iCLAW.co.nz

Simmi helps people to see the law differently, using it as a tool for growth, problem-solving and success.

Catherine Stapleton

Catherine Stapleton

HR Consultant, www.stapleton.consulting

Catherine is focused on providing affordable, fit-for-purpose solutions to HR and employment problems.

Catherine Stapleton

Cathy Sheppard

Trainer and Coach, bsipeopleskills.co.nz

Cathy is passionate about growing people, leaders and teams by having them understand each other better through DiSC® profiling and coaching.

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