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We are proud of Rachel Taulelei, Kono CEO, who has been announced as one of the award winners of the 2019 Kea World Class New Zealand Awards. Rachel is being acknowledged for her contribution to the sustainable food industry, and her ongoing work promoting Aotearoa as a world-class producer of food and beverages.

The awards recognise inspirational, world leading New Zealanders and friends of New Zealand who are making outstanding contributions to New Zealand’s economic, social and cultural development.

Rachel joins other 2019 award winners Tim Brown, co-founder and CEO of Allbirds, and former All Whites vice-captain, and Dr Elizabeth Iorns, co-founder, President and CEO of the Science Exchange.

Kea’s three remaining 2019 WCNZ recipients will be revealed at the end of May, with the Supreme and Friend of New Zealand Awards announced an award ceremony in Auckland in June.