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:
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
|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|
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 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.