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.
Nominations are now closed for 2023.
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.
2023 award recipients
|Tai and Kaatarina Kerekere|
|Tairawhiti Multicultural Council: Sarwan Kumar, Hans van Kregten, Baljeet Sandhu, Meredith Stewart Pramod and Lata Kumar|
|Hear 4U Volunteers: David Parker, Richard Briant and Brian Horwell|
2022 award recipients
|Alexia English||Amanda Mathers|
|Rawinia Parata||Reweti Ropiha|
|Cassandra Blumfield||Gregor Ross|
|Krissy Mackintosh||Brian Lee|
|Ngati Parou Hapu Leads||Elizabeth Thodey|
2021 award recipients
|Judy McIntosh||Kerry Jones|
|Nigel McGrannachan||Sheridan Gundry|
|Stanley (Ross) Donald||Stuart (Boydie) Donald|
|Te Wairemana Essie Keelan|
|Chelle (Shelley) Gandell||Gisborne Parkrun|
|Kerris Kafe Knitters||Gisborne Curtain Bank, Sharron Hall|
|Uawa Sports Club|
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.
Civic award nomination
As a courtesy you may wish to advise your nominee of their nomination.
All nominees must be nominated and seconded.
Current Gisborne District Council staff, previous Civic Award winners and posthumous nominations are not eligible for consideration. Those who have previously received Merit Awards are eligible for nomination for a Civic Award.