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Civic awards

These awards help us to reward our district's greatest helpers by nominating them for a Citizens Civic Award.

Civic Awards recognise local individuals or an organisation in our district, who give substantial voluntary community service that benefits people of the Gisborne district.

Nominations for 2021 open soon

The application form:

Citizens Civic Award Nomination Form PDF, 191.91 KB

Any individual, group or organisation may make a nomination.

All nominations must be nominated and seconded.

Recipients must have performed exceptional voluntary service to the Gisborne district 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.

2019 award recipients

Civic Award 
Bruce JefferdMatauranga Maitai
Stephen DonaldHiria Walker
Geoffrey Kerehama Blackman Darryl Crawford
Glenys HiggsAlison Waru
Gill CloutSherwood Club volunteers
Merit awards 
Greg RobertsonPam Bell
The Road to Reo OrganisationTahurangi Ruru

2018 award recipients

Civic Award 
Raymond StevensonAudrey Pratt
Bill HardingGraham Faulkner
Leslie McGreevyGregory Shelton
Taina AtkinsJamie Simpson
Kelly SimpsonToni Grout
Ka Pai Kaiti 

2016 award recipients

Civic Awards 
Cherie Anne KnightEvan Parkin
Christine ParkinAngela Hill
Elizabeth ClarkNorman Maclean
Pru ClaydenDuncan Chisholm
Ralph Walker 

2015 award recipients

Civic Awards 
Catherine MacdonaldGavin Maclean
Helen SwanMary Bayley
Karangawai KururangiFrederick Smith
Prue RobertsArish Naresh
Alison RossMaureen Potroz
Norma Hooks 
Merit Awards 
Te Kura Kaupapa Maori o Nga Uri a Maui

Philip Paniani

Brian Cochrane 

2014 award recipients

Civic Awards                                                  
Jean Weke  Betty Thompson                    
Chris SharpWhaiora Enoka
Judy LivingstonNeville Clarke
Raunikau StaintonChristopher Hudson
Mereheni WaitoaTui Takarangi

Any individual or organisation who carries out substantial voluntary work to the benefit of the Gisborne district and its people.

The person must be living in our district - the awards celebrate the work of Gisborne district 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.