Gore District Community Awards

The 2018 Gore District Community Awards will be held at the Gore Town and Country Club on Friday 26 October. Guest speaker this year is Ian Taylor, of Animation Research Limited, Dunedin.


The Gore District Community Awards are held each year to celebrate the achievements and commitment of those living in the wider Gore District.

The various categories cover sport, the environment, performing arts, women in the community, arts and culture, young achievers and customer service. Nominations for this year's awards are now closed.

The Awards evening includes the presentation of the Council's Civic Award, bestowed annually to an individual or couple who have shown outstanding community attributes. This is awarded by the Mayor. In 2014 a new category, the Community Impact Award, was introduced.

How can I become involved?

Each year the Council calls for nominations in the different categories. In most instances, there has to be two nominators and nominee must live within the boundary of Gore and Districts Health Inc. There are specific criteria for each category, which are listed with the nominations form.

Please note that nominees for the Gore District Civic Award must live within the Gore District boundary.

Visit our 2018 Gore District Community Awards for information about this year's awards.

Awards presentation

The winners are decided by a panel of judges, which differs for each category. The awards presentation takes place at a dinner. There is a guest speaker and over the years this has included such notables as Rugby World Cup winning coach Sir Graham Henry and broadcaster Peter Williams.

2017 Gore District Community Awards recipients [PDF, 404 KB]

2016 Gore District Community Awards recipients [PDF, 339 KB]

2013 Gore District Community Awards recipients [PDF, 178 KB]

2012 Gore District Community Awards recipients [PDF, 290 KB]

Gore District Council 29 Bowler Avenue Gore P: 03 209 0330 E: info@goredc.govt.nz