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The wait is over as the biggest and brightest stars in business make their way to Vector Arena for the 2016 annual Deloitte Top 200 Awards.

Now in their 28th year, the awards recognise the top New Zealand businesses and business leaders at a black tie gala event.

The more than 900 guests will be treated to a night of entertainment and glamour, mingling with New Zealand's business leaders, Ministers and other distinguished guests.

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The awards are being hosted by MCs Greg Boyed and Laura McGoldrick.

The event celebrates excellence in a number of categories including Diversity Leadership, Most Improved Performance, Best Growth Strategy, Young Executive of the Year, Excellence in Governance, Chairperson of the Year, Visionary Leader, Chief Financial Officer and Executive of the Year, and Company of the year.

The Deloitte 200 Business Awards are being held at Vector Arena. Photo / Nick Reed
The Deloitte 200 Business Awards are being held at Vector Arena. Photo / Nick Reed
Danny Chan (left) and Steven Song arrive at the awards at Vector Arena. Photo / Nick Reed
Danny Chan (left) and Steven Song arrive at the awards at Vector Arena. Photo / Nick Reed
 Sherry Maier (left) and Sandy Maier (judge) arrive at the awards at Vector Arena. Photo / Nick Reed
Sherry Maier (left) and Sandy Maier (judge) arrive at the awards at Vector Arena. Photo / Nick Reed
The Hawk family arrive at the awards at Vector Arena. Photo /Nick Reed
The Hawk family arrive at the awards at Vector Arena. Photo /Nick Reed
Tom and Suzy Clarkson arrive at Vector Arena in Auckland. Photo / Nick Reed
Tom and Suzy Clarkson arrive at Vector Arena in Auckland. Photo / Nick Reed