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John & David Bayley

Real Estate

Bayleys was founded on humble beginnings in 1973 by Graham and Pam Bayley and their eldest son, John – running the business from the family home in the South Auckland suburb of Pakuranga. A year later their second son, David, joined the family business.

Over the past 46 years, John and David have been partners in the business – growing Bayleys Real Estate into what is now New Zealand’s largest full-service real estate agency – encompassing sales in the commercial and industrial, residential, and rural real estate sectors, as well as operating the country’s largest property management and property services division. The company now employs some 1800 staff in 92 offices.

Bayley Corporation and its franchise network support hundreds of community groups, schools, sporting and cultural organisations/events/teams, and charitable entities throughout New Zealand. Bayleys is also the principal sponsor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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Bernie & Kaye Crosby

Food

Bernie and Kaye Crosby established the now international multi-million-dollar business Prolife Foods – all from a garage in Hamilton’s Darley Street in 1984. The business progressively established and acquired brands such as Alison’s Pantry, Value Pack, Mother Earth, Flemings and Donovans - currently exporting to 16 countries.

Bernie and Kaye have supported a wide variety of philanthropic interests including the Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Hangar, but perhaps most notable is their establishment of the Neuro Research Charitable Trust – currently raising in excess of 1.4m for Parkinson’s research.

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Sir John Davies

Tourism

Sir John Davies is the owner and founder of Trojan Holdings – the family investment company that owns tourism assets Coronet Peak, Remarkables and Mt. Hutt ski fields, as well as the Routeburn Guided Walk, Milford Walk. Sir John has invested heavily in the Queenstown area and has been an active contributor to conservation projects where his company is involved. He is also the lead funder for the Queenstown Event center – the Sir John Davies Oval.

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Jane Hunter

Wine Making

Known worldwide as “The First Lady of New Zealand Wine”, Jane Hunter has been Managing Director of Hunter’s Wines since 1987 after the death of her husband who established the company in 1979. Jane has led the company to outstanding local and international success as one of New Zealand’s ground breaking premium wine labels. Jane has served on the New Zealand 2000 Task Force, the New Zealand Wine Company Board, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Board and Plant and Food Research Board.

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Sir Noel Robinson

Manufacturing and Commercial

Sir Noel Robinson has been developing manufacturing and commercial properties since 1970 when he founded Robinson Industries. After his retirement in 1999, Sir Noel became active in philanthropy around the Counties Manukau region. He is Chairman of the Sir Woolf Fisher Charitable Trust, Trustee of the John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation, Chairman of the Auckland Airport Community Trust and Founder and Chairman of the Second Nature Charitable Trust that built and runs the Wero Whitewater Park and the Vodafone Events Centre. On the commercial side, he developed Highbrook Business Park and Paraparaumu Airport.

Mark Waller

Mark Waller

Healthcare and Governance

Mark Waller was CEO and Managing Director of Ebos Group Limited – Australasia’s largest and most diversified marketer, wholesaler and distributor of healthcare, medical, and pharmaceutical products. In this role from 1987 to 2014, Waller grew the business a minor player competing against large multinationals to the most valuable player in the public healthcare space Trans-Tasman with revenue increasing from $8 million to over $7 billion per annum. Mark is now Chairman of the Ebos Group Board, a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

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John Ballantyne

Retailing

John Ballantyne established J. Ballantyne and Co Ltd. – the company which continues to operate Ballantynes shops in Christchurch and Timaru. Upon his retirement, he became a farmer at Ruapuna. In all his dealings his reputation was as an earnest, humble and upright Christian who never did a mean or unjust thing, and this was the stamp that he put on his business.

He was a liberal behind-the-scenes contributor to numerous charities including the Durham Street Methodist Church where he was also a Trustee, Circuit Steward, Bible Class and Sunday School Teacher.

Samuel Nichol

Samuel Nichol

Merchandise, Shipping

Samuel Nichol was a prominent businessman in the Southland area, whose business skills were critical to the establishment of Bluff and Invercargill during the 1800s. Through his development of the railway between Invercargill and Bluff, as well as his ventures in whaling, shipping and coal hauling through the Nichol Brothers company. Samuel was unstinting in him promotion of, and fundraising for, the development of the Bluff harbor and the Southland region’s infrastructure, and in doing so, Bluff became a thriving commercial centre.

2019 Laureates

Congratulations to the outstanding 2019 laureates of the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame. 

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John & David Bayley

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Bernie & Kaye Crosby

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Sir John Davies

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Jane Hunter

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Sir Noel Robinson

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Mark Waller

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John Ballantyne

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Samuel Nichol

2019 Laureates

Congratulations to the outstanding 2019 laureates of the New Zealand Business Hall of Fame. 

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John & David Bayley

Real Estate

Bayleys was founded on humble beginnings in 1973 by Graham and Pam Bayley and their eldest son, John – running the business from the family home in the South Auckland suburb of Pakuranga. A year later their second son, David, joined the family business.

Over the past 46 years, John and David have been partners in the business – growing Bayleys Real Estate into what is now New Zealand’s largest full-service real estate agency – encompassing sales in the commercial and industrial, residential, and rural real estate sectors, as well as operating the country’s largest property management and property services division. The company now employs some 1800 staff in 92 offices.

Bayley Corporation and its franchise network support hundreds of community groups, schools, sporting and cultural organisations/events/teams, and charitable entities throughout New Zealand. Bayleys is also the principal sponsor of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Crosby PR photo 1

Bernie & Kaye Crosby

Food

Bernie and Kaye Crosby established the now international multi-million-dollar business Prolife Foods – all from a garage in Hamilton’s Darley Street in 1984. The business progressively established and acquired brands such as Alison’s Pantry, Value Pack, Mother Earth, Flemings and Donovans - currently exporting to 16 countries.

Bernie and Kaye have supported a wide variety of philanthropic interests including the Coromandel Rescue Helicopter Hangar, but perhaps most notable is their establishment of the Neuro Research Charitable Trust – currently raising in excess of 1.4m for Parkinson’s research.

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Sir John Davies

Tourism

Sir John Davies is the owner and founder of Trojan Holdings – the family investment company that owns tourism assets Coronet Peak, Remarkables and Mt. Hutt ski fields, as well as the Routeburn Guided Walk, Milford Walk. Sir John has invested heavily in the Queenstown area and has been an active contributor to conservation projects where his company is involved. He is also the lead funder for the Queenstown Event center – the Sir John Davies Oval.

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Jane Hunter

Wine Making

Known worldwide as “The First Lady of New Zealand Wine”, Jane Hunter has been Managing Director of Hunter’s Wines since 1987 after the death of her husband who established the company in 1979. Jane has led the company to outstanding local and international success as one of New Zealand’s ground breaking premium wine labels. Jane has served on the New Zealand 2000 Task Force, the New Zealand Wine Company Board, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Board and Plant and Food Research Board.

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Sir Noel Robinson

Manufacturing and Commercial

Sir Noel Robinson has been developing manufacturing and commercial properties since 1970 when he founded Robinson Industries. After his retirement in 1999, Sir Noel became active in philanthropy around the Counties Manukau region. He is Chairman of the Sir Woolf Fisher Charitable Trust, Trustee of the John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation, Chairman of the Auckland Airport Community Trust and Founder and Chairman of the Second Nature Charitable Trust that built and runs the Wero Whitewater Park and the Vodafone Events Centre. On the commercial side, he developed Highbrook Business Park and Paraparaumu Airport.

Mark Waller

Mark Waller

Healthcare and Governance

Mark Waller was CEO and Managing Director of Ebos Group Limited – Australasia’s largest and most diversified marketer, wholesaler and distributor of healthcare, medical, and pharmaceutical products. In this role from 1987 to 2014, Waller grew the business a minor player competing against large multinationals to the most valuable player in the public healthcare space Trans-Tasman with revenue increasing from $8 million to over $7 billion per annum. Mark is now Chairman of the Ebos Group Board, a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and Chairman of the Remuneration Committee.

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John Ballantyne

Retailing

John Ballantyne established J. Ballantyne and Co Ltd. – the company which continues to operate Ballantynes shops in Christchurch and Timaru. Upon his retirement, he became a farmer at Ruapuna. In all his dealings his reputation was as an earnest, humble and upright Christian who never did a mean or unjust thing, and this was the stamp that he put on his business.

He was a liberal behind-the-scenes contributor to numerous charities including the Durham Street Methodist Church where he was also a Trustee, Circuit Steward, Bible Class and Sunday School Teacher.

Samuel Nichol

Samuel Nichol

Merchandise, Shipping

Samuel Nichol was a prominent businessman in the Southland area, whose business skills were critical to the establishment of Bluff and Invercargill during the 1800s. Through his development of the railway between Invercargill and Bluff, as well as his ventures in whaling, shipping and coal hauling through the Nichol Brothers company. Samuel was unstinting in him promotion of, and fundraising for, the development of the Bluff harbor and the Southland region’s infrastructure, and in doing so, Bluff became a thriving commercial centre.