Tickets selling fast for Gore District Community Awards
The nominees for the 2022 Gore District Community Awards have now been announced, with 35 nominations across eight categories.
Gore District Council Events Coordinator Jessica Swan said she was extremely pleased with the level of candidates this year.
“The quality of the nominations this year is fantastic, with really deserving candidates. It made choosing a winner for each category very difficult and caused quite a bit of debate around the judging table.”
With tickets now on sale at the Gore Visitor Centre and online at GoreNZ.com, Ms Swan said they hoped to have another sell out year.
“2020 saw the event revitalised in the wake of COVID-19 and we want to continue the success of that.
“Part of this is making sure we have affordable ticket prices so friends and family of all our nominees can attend and celebrate with them.”
Ms Swan said she was incredibly grateful to all of the event’s generous sponsors.
“Without their support, ticket prices would be double, if not triple, what they are now.”
At $25.00 per person, tickets to the event include dinner, a welcome drink and an evening of performances and celebrations.
Categories and finalists for the 2022 Gore District Community Awards are:
Active Southland Services to Sport
- Erin & Peter Howes
- Nick Blom
- Peter Davies
- Southern Indoor Charity Dog Trials Committee
Anderson Lloyd Contribution to Arts and Culture
- Katrina Bristow
- Scott Anderson
- Stephanie Burke
- Gore Musical Theatre Emerging Performing Artist
- Maegan and Nicola Mitchell
- Samantha Marsh
Hokonui Rūnanga Te Anamata Award
- Anna Hodges
- Ashlee Campbell-Boyce, Heemi Hekerangi & Jaki Eales
- Heemi Hekerangi & Sam Hadfield
- Ira Deans
- Patricia Emia
- Sam Hadfield
Ian and Annette Tulloch Junior Sportsperson of the Year
- Marlin Bennet
- Roxanne Le Roux
- Saffron Hare
JD Souness Young Achiever
- Abby Gutschlag
- Nicola Mitchell
- Olivia Crawford
Mataura Valley Milk Business Excellence
- Cave FM
- Collaborate Fashion NZ
- Glen Perkins, Southern IT
- High Country Helicopters
- Macdonald Perniskie Chartered Accountants
- Miss Cocoa's Coffee
- Robbie's Pickles and Preserves
- Southland Farm Machinery (Gore Branch)
Soroptimist International of Gore Woman of the Year
- Andrea Greer
- Bridget McLeod
- Bronwyn Cairns
- Dorothy Mullen
- Karen Goodger
- Vicki Crawford
Otago Daily Times and The Ensign Gore District Mayor Civic Award
Tickets are on sale until Friday 28 October, unless sold out prior.