Registrations are OPEN!

Join us on Tuesday 30th August for the NZACS Annual Awards Night 2022

We are pleased to open registration for the 2022 Peter Jowett and Industry Awards, which will once again be held at the fabulous Hilton Auckland. Join us for an evening of celebration – a chance for our industry to recognise the best among us.

Starting with the Peter Jowett Scholarship for young members to present and challenge the thinking in our industry, and culminating in an awards celebration for our top-performing member companies, this is a chance to network, recognise excellence, and enjoy a great night out.

Introducing our MC and entertainer for the evening: Ben Hurley

Ben has conquered the toughest of crowds and reviewers alike and is adept at tailoring his material and persona to what the event requires. He consistently sells out shows at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. including in Wellington at the mighty San Fran during a global pandemic.

Ben is widely recognised from his regular appearances on THREE’s 7Days, The Project, and is now a regular contributor on TVNZ’s Seven Sharp. He has had numerous other TV appearances with several Comedy Galas, AotearoHa, hosting After Hours, Funny Roots, @Seven and hosting the 2010 New Zealand Music Awards.

Stay at the Hilton in a King or Twin Guestroom for a Special Rate of $265

Notice of AGM


3.30pm August 30th

A short AGM will be held prior to the PJ Scholarship presentations.

Copies of Chairman’s Report, financial statements, prior minutes and agenda are available in the member’s section of the NZACS website.

Agenda for the evening

15:00 – Registration and light afternoon tea
15:30 – Please be seated for Peter Jowett Finalists in the Aquamarine Ballroom
15:30 – 16:15 – Welcome and AGM by Dave Hooker
16:15 – 17:30 – Peter Jowett Presentations commence. Please arrive for the start of the presentations. Voting to establish two finalists will take place at the conclusion of presentations – there is one vote per Member Company.
17:30 – 19:00 – Pre-dinner drinks and networking opportunity.
19:00 – 19:30 – Welcome and introductions by NZACS Executive Director Dave Hooker and MC Ben Hurley. Presentation of Industry Awards.
19:30 – 20:30 – Dinner – buffet-style.
20:15 – 21:00 – Final awards and PJ Scholarship announced.
21:00 – 21:30 – Dessert / break.
21:30 – Wrap up and thanks. Event concludes at 22:30.