The Hokonui Fashion Design Awards thanks the following sponsors for their continued support in 2021.
2022 sponsors will be displayed here soon.


GOLD sponsors 2021


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.



FMG & Farmlands have been working together for over 50 Years, we have a common goal to support strong and successful rural communities. We are proud to support the MLT Hokonui Fashion Design Awards again this year.


Indulge Beauty Therapy

Indulge offers you the perfect place to unwind, rejuvenate & relax.  Come in and see us in our beautiful, spacious salon. We are passionate about ensuring all clients are welcomed into a warm and comfortable environment.

Please be in touch with one of our friendly staff to book your treatment. Group bookings welcome.



‘This fashion event has been a huge part of our creative success story what a great opportunity for up and coming fashion designers to showcase their work.’ Adrian Barclay Venom Hair


Mataura licensing trust

The Mataura Licensing Trust is privileged to be bestowed with the naming rights for the 32nd MLT Hokonui Fashion Awards 2021 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 2021

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