Celebrating The Exceptional Virtual Assistants of New Zealand

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Awards Dinner

Join us online or in-person at the NZ Virtual Assistant Awards dinner to celebrate in style. Tickets are on sale now .










Join Us In-Person

Hamilton is where it's happening! Join us in person at the fabulous Verandah venue right at the Hamilton Lake. Meet other VAs from around the country and enjoy a delicious three-course dinner and drinks.

Tickets: $97 plus GST


Join Us Online

Register to watch and join in all the fun and celebrations virtually. With the beauty of technology and tech guys, we'll be streaming the entire event on AirMeet so you won't miss a thing.

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 MC'd at the 2021 Awards it's safe to say Jason will keep the jokes coming!

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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Kick-Ass Keynote Speaker - Natalie Tolhopf

Nat is the Queen of Sales - helping women to sell with success.

Through her 1:1 and group coaching programmes, she helps women clear the mental clutter and just freakin’ do it.

Together, she simplifies their business vision and creates a strategic action plan to boost their confidence AND revenue. She shows them how to clear away those time-sucking distractions and bust through procrastination and perfectionism, so they can show up consistently and become the star of their own show.

Check out Natalie's website here >

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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The VA Community Contributor Award

One of the categories this year is the 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.

Vote now for the virtual assistant most deserving of this award.


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 are now closed.
Finalists will be announced on Friday 5th August 2022.

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

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.


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.

Virtual Assistant Network NZ

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.


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 VA Agency

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


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.

Thankyou Payroll

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

Natalie Coombe

Pricing Expert, NatalieCoombe.com

Natalie helps women in service-based businesses nail their pricing and their profit so they can pay themselves what they’re worth, doing what they love, only working the hours they want!

With 25 years' experience working with top businesses and solopreneurs around the world, Natalie is the go-to for all things pricing and profit.

Her signature pricing programme - Nail Your Pricing™️- has helped hundreds of women transform their profitability, pay themselves the salary they deserve, and work less hours doing it.

Colart Miles

Colart Miles

Business Coach, ColartMiles.com

Colart Miles is a sought-after Management Consultant and Business Coach who specialises in innovations and ventures.

Colart is passionate about bringing humanity back to business and he plays a leading role in the New Zealand innovation ecosystem. Alongside an impressive corporate client base, Colart can often be found supporting causes like Startup Weekend, Techtorium and Make Give Live. 

He also has an impressive moustache!

Tracey Hancock

Live Well Coach, TraceyHancock.com

Life coach, Tracey Hancock helps people consciously create the life they desire.

No more playing small or second-guessing yourself because nothing good comes from that, right?! It’s your time to live well and make the impact you know you’re capable of.

Through personal coaching sessions and her online programmes, Tracey teaches practical, soulful planning, action-taking and mindset strategies. Everything she shares has been specifically chosen to help you gain the clarity and confidence needed to feel fulfilled in all aspects of life (and that includes business too).

Grant Johnson

Founder & CEO, Rocketspark.com

Grant founded the website platform Rocketspark over 11 years ago and now thousands of organisations have created stunning sites on this user-friendly tool.

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.

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.

David Morrison

David Morrison

CEO Thankyou Payroll, ThankyouPayroll.co.nz

David is passionate about helping NZ businesses succeed, no matter their size.

A champion for building generosity into business David loves supporting people and organisations that strive to leave a lasting positive impact in the world.

When not fulfilling his CEO duties, David can be found on the ocean paddling his surf ski.

Helen Down

Managing Director & Founder, Advisory Boards NZ

Helen Down is a well-known and highly regarded business leader. An entrepreneur at heart, Helen is deeply passionate about NZ businesses and has worked with a wide range of business owners through her own companies Synthesis Marketing (now under new ownership), Advisory Boards NZ and until recently as CEO of the Hutt Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Helen’s expertise in governance, strategy, marketing, commercialisation, and business leadership has been instrumental in seeing many businesses achieve long term sustainable growth and success.