Our 2021 partners and sponsors will be confirmed and displayed here in 2021.

GOLD sponsors 2019


Gore district council

The Gore District Council partners with organisations throughout the District to deliver a calendar of varied events, professionally run in the main 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 go to www.gorenz.com

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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.




Viva leads and inspires – setting the benchmark in how we dress and socialise. It is about enriching lives and making the most of the good things in life! 




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 excited to have our partner institute from China, Wuhan Polytechnic involved in this year’s awards.




Mitchell Mackersy are a specialist law firm based in Queenstown. We work collaboratively with our clients on property, investment and business ventures. We love what we do and are excited to support the 31st Annual MLT Hokonui Fashion Design Awards for 2019.



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.


www.fmg.co.nz   www.farmlands.co.nz


Girl Next Door Fashion

Girl Next Door Fashion flagship store is in Frankton at the Landing and online.  We stock some of NZ and Australians favourite fashion labels such as Minx, Charlo, Home-Lee, Coop, LTB, Elm, Stitch Ministry, Augustine, Creed and many more.  Like us on facebook and Instagram for special offer and keep up to date will all the latest trends.




Established in 1969, Apparel magazine is a monthly fashion b2b publication that is a comprehensive insight into the clothing, textiles, footwear and accessory industries. Apparel covers every aspect of the fashion industry including wholesaling, marketing, manufacturing, distribution, import and export, retail, apparel, footwear, textiles, logistics, technology, recruitment and industry related education aspects. 




Mataura licensing trust

The Mataura Licensing Trust is privileged to be bestowed with the naming rights for the 31st MLT Hokonui Fashion Awards 2019 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.



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 2019


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