The Hokonui Fashion Design Awards thanks the following sponsors for their continued support in 2022.


GOLD sponsors 2022


Gore district council

The Gore District Council partners with organisations throughout the District to deliver a calendar of varied events, many professionally run by dedicated volunteers, that brings New Zealand to our doorstep.  The No8 wire can-do-attitude of locals, combined with high-end events, embodies Rural City Living.


For more information about the Gore District and its many events go to

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The Southland Times

Monday through Saturday, The Southland Times delivers the very best coverage of people, personalities and issues that matter to Southland communities.  With a diverse range of content and special features, The Southland Times can help you reach Southlanders, from families to foodies and farmers to fashionistas. We are proud to continue our partnership again this year with the MLT Hokonui Fashion Design Awards.


hokonui 94.8FM

Hokonui radio targeting the biggest economic driver in NZ – the rural  community. 


Hokonui’s musical style delivers an exciting music line-up playing one great song after another. Plucking the best from each decade from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and today combined with the latest local news, views and interviews.


Southern Institute of technology

The Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) has a proud history of offering applied, vocational learning from certificate level studies right through to Master’s degrees covering over 30 subject areas and offering over 200 programmes of study. Under SIT’s innovative Zero Fees Scheme, New Zealand citizens and residents are offered the opportunity to undertake study without the burden of huge student loans. SIT’s international students and academic relationships have helped increase diversity in Southland and make us an internationally recognised tertiary education provider. SIT has been a proud sponsor of the MLT Hokonui Fashion Design Awards over many years and we are looking forward to have our partner institute from China, Wuhan Polytechnic involved in this year’s awards.



Mackersy Property is a trusted commercial property investment and management business. Operating in the commercial property syndication space, we’ve offered high quality commercial property investment opportunities to qualified investors since 1996. We have offices in Tauranga, Christchurch, Queenstown and Dunedin.  Our growing teams are dedicated to offering high quality commercial property investments supported by a full asset management service. Our teams pride themselves on their passion, expertise and enthusiasm for commercial property. Experienced property and facilities management teams manage $1.8 billion worth of assets (150 syndicated and privately owned properties occupied by over 350 tenants) throughout New Zealand.  

We cover the investment process from beginning to end to generate secure, reliable and ongoing income streams for our investors.



Indigo skin and body are thrilled and proud to be the make-up team for the iconic MLT Hokonuni Fashion Design Awards for 2022.

Indigo is a clinic with a difference focusing on advanced technology and treatments in a holistic environment.  Owner Kristin Leckie and her experienced team of qualified therapists are passionate about ensuring you are in safe hands. We are members of the NZ association of beauty professionals. 

We pride ourselves on providing the best in massage therapy, bespoke skin therapy and treatments, 
cosmedical skin care and make-up, advanced diagnostic skin analysis, LED, advanced dermal needling and appearance medicine to name a few.

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We aspire to inspire, motivate and share. Enjoy the halcyon experience, feel amazing and look even better. 

Co-directors Kerry Penisula-Spain and Kyla Allan have created an urban sanctuary right in the heart of Invercargill. Qualified hair and makeup artists collaborate to inspire and create, to ensure clients leave feeling positive and nurtured.  This means clients benefit from the knowledge and experience of the stylists who have been hand picked for their excellent skills.

The space has also been created to allow for a variety of events.  An area to the rear of the establishment is multi-purpose, converting to a photographic studio or a space where one-on-one makeup tuition, training workshops, seminars or even wedding parties can be accommodated.

Unlike the busy atmosphere of other salons, Halcyon has an almost zen-like quality, creating an atmosphere of peace and relaxation.


Mataura licensing trust

The Mataura Licensing Trust is privileged to be bestowed with the naming rights for the 33rd MLT Hokonui Fashion Awards 2022 and to continue our long association with this iconic Gore event.


The Trust distributes all profits back to the local community by way of investment into high quality services and much needed facilities, and through financial support of community networks, sports clubs, music events, senior citizens, educational grants and a focus on well-being.

​We help people and organisations by investing in local community projects where it is most needed and where it will make the most impact. We are locals supporting locals.


The trusts Community foundation

The Trusts Community Foundation supports the Mataura Licensing Trust in funding events. 


The foundation was established in June 2010 and it's mission is to provide funding for a wide range of clubs, charities and community groups - in fields as diverse as sport, arts, culture, health and education. It is a nationwide not-for-profit company. Funds come from gaming machines operated in some Licensing Trusts, hotels and sports clubs around New Zealand.

SILVER sponsors 2022

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