The 2017 Tairawhiti Men of the Year Awards Ceremony and Charity Dinner is a celebration and acknowledgement of the great men our Gisborne community. The event is not a competition – every man nominated will receive an award.

This annual awards dinner is run by Presbyterian Support East Coast’s Family Works Tauawhi Men’s Centre. We acknowledge men from all walks of life who have contributed positively to our community.

Anyone can nominate a Tairawhiti man who is a mentor or role model in our community, or who inspires and supports positive changes in others. We are looking for men involved in the arts, business and sport industries, as well as those who work in health, education, social services and community development.


Nominations close Friday 2 June 2017. Forms available from

Download nomination form here

For more information call Tim 027 558 6362 or email

Awards Ceremony and Charity Dinner

Date:   Friday 23 June 2017, 6pm

Venue:   Te Tini o Porou Conference Centre, 75 Huxley Road, Kaiti. Doors open 5:00pm, please be seated by 6:00pm.

Guest Speakers:   It’s Not Ok Champions Vic Tamati & Phil Paikea

Tickets:   $60pp, $110 double & $500 per table of 10. Includes buffet dinner

For tickets, call into Family Works Tairawhiti, 141 Bright St, or email

Man Of The Year 2016

Henare Tahuri, 2016 Tauawhi Man of the Year

View Maori TV coverage of the 2016 awards