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Gaining a business award for its efforts in China is "fantastic recognition" for Dunedin production company NHNZ, chief executive Michael Stedman says.
NHNZ won the Cosco business excellence award at the 2011 Cathay Pacific NZCTA China Trade Awards in Auckland on Thursday night.
The awards, held every two years, were established in 2004 by the New Zealand China Trade Association to recognise companies which have launched successful business relationships between New Zealand and China, or have created successful investments in China.
The 2011 supreme trade award went to Gallagher Security, part of the Hamilton-based Gallagher Group.
NHNZ has been producing documentaries about China's history, culture, and engineering achievements since 1999 and established an office in Beijing 12 years ago.
The stories in the documentaries had been largely untold, Mr Stedman said in a statement last week.
"To have been able to take truly remarkable stories about China to relatively uninformed markets in the US and Europe has been extremely gratifying."
NHNZ had also produced the five-part series New Zealand Journeys: the Chinese in New Zealand, which has aired nine times in China to a total audience of 300 million, Mr Stedman said.