Community Awards tickets available this week
The nominations are in, the judges are deliberating and the scene is set for a great night at the Gore District Community Awards on October 26.
This year’s guest speaker World Cup winning All Black coach Sir Graham Henry has already attracted a lot of interest. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at the Destination Gore information centre. At $40 for a four-course meal, inspirational speaker and the chance to salute those in the community who stand out, it’s great value.
The nominees are:
Contribution to Arts and Culture: Bryony Harrison, Whina Pomana, Viv Beaton.
JD Souness Ltd Young Achiever Award: Franky Maslin, Mariah-Carey Broad, Robert Gregory, Oliver Carran.
Hovell Environmental Planning Contribution to the Environment: Don Lamont, Pukerau Primary School.
Soroptimist International of Gore Woman of the Year: Carol Dawson, Laurel Turnbull, Debbie Schriek, Margie Rea, Heather Paterson.
Eastern Southland Services to Sport: Vince Aynsley, Anne and Peter Reid, Stuart Riordan, Murray Speden.
Gore Operatic Society Emerging Performing Artist Award: Tangled Strings – Michaela Roy and Vanessa Harvey, Molly Johnson, Cassie Crawford, Joel Lee, Bryony Harrison.
Eastern Southland Junior Sportsperson: Greg Dyer, Oliver Carran, India Henry, Vaughan McCall, Sheldon Bagrie Howley, Nick Goodwin, Ben Turnbull, Ashleigh White, Gavin Stark, Georgina Robertson, Jade Graham, Tori Peeters.
Newslink-Southland Times Eastern Southland Chamber of Commerce Customer Service Award: Café Ambience, Carvin Streetwear, Curson Motors, Gore Hospice Shop, Gore Medical Centre, Gore New World checkout staff, Guthrie Bowron, Kelso Kontracting, La Hood Chemist, Millennium Motors, Paper Plus Gore, Silver Fern Farms Waitane, The Sanctuary, Wentworth Heights B&B.
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