These awards help us to reward our district's amazing volunteers by nominating them for a Citizens Civic Award.
Civic Awards recognise local individuals or organisations in our district, who give substantial voluntary community service that benefits the people of Gisborne Tairāwhiti.
Make a nomination
Nominations close Friday 30 July
Any individual, group or organisation may make a nomination. All nominations must be nominated and seconded.
Read the criteria and see previous recipients
Recipients must have given exceptional voluntary service to the Gisborne Tairāwhiti community.
- Current Gisborne District Council staff do not qualify.
- Previous award recipients are not eligible - see the list of previous recipients
- Merit and recognition award recipients can be nominated again.
2020 award recipients
|Chris Reynolds||Janet Bodle|
|The Collective - Oasis Hahi / Church||Pamela Kay|
|Ron Heemi||Steve and Sue Evett|
|Gillian Ward||Noel Dunn|
|Ruaiti Taipana 'Aunty Bubby"||Anthony Kendrew|
|Cynthia Sidney||Dion Milner|
|Joe Campbell||Toni Hale|
|Richard Flyger||Sarah Kapene|
|Robyn Dear||Gary Martin|
|Shona Martin||Joy Putaranui|
|Lily Stender||Shanan Gray|
2019 award recipients
|Bruce Jefferd||Matauranga Maitai|
|Stephen Donald||Hiria Walker|
|Geoffrey Kerehama Blackman||Darryl Crawford|
|Glenys Higgs||Alison Waru|
|Gill Clout||Sherwood Club volunteers|
|Greg Robertson||Pam Bell|
|The Road to Reo Organisation||Tahurangi Ruru|
2018 award recipients
|Raymond Stevenson||Audrey Pratt|
|Bill Harding||Graham Faulkner|
|Leslie McGreevy||Gregory Shelton|
|Taina Atkins||Jamie Simpson|
|Kelly Simpson||Toni Grout|
|Ka Pai Kaiti|
2016 award recipients
|Cherie Anne Knight||Evan Parkin|
|Christine Parkin||Angela Hill|
|Elizabeth Clark||Norman Maclean|
|Pru Clayden||Duncan Chisholm|
2015 award recipients
|Catherine Macdonald||Gavin Maclean|
|Helen Swan||Mary Bayley|
|Karangawai Kururangi||Frederick Smith|
|Prue Roberts||Arish Naresh|
|Alison Ross||Maureen Potroz|
|Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Uri a Maui||Philip Paniani|
2014 award recipients
|Jean Weke||Betty Thompson|
|Chris Sharp||Whaiora Enoka|
|Judy Livingston||Neville Clarke|
|Raunikau Stainton||Christopher Hudson|
|Mereheni Waitoa||Tui Takarangi|
Any individual or organisation who carries out substantial voluntary work for the benefit of Gisborne Tairāwhiti and its people.
The person must be living in our district - the awards celebrate the work of Gisborne Tairāwhiti residents.
Any individual, group or organisation can make a nomination.
This is not a requirement. However, as a courtesy you may wish to discuss your nomination with your nominee.
Unfortunately posthumous nominations are not eligible.
The judging panel is made up of the Mayor, 3 councillors and 2 citizens of Gisborne.