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Deadline approaching for nominations

Nominations are being sought for the annual Tairawhiti Men of the Year Awards next month.

The deadline is only a couple of weeks away — Friday, June 7.

Organised by Tauawhi Men’s Centre, in conjunction with Family Works Tairawhiti and Presbyterian Support East Coast, the Tairawhiti Men of the Year Awards celebrate men who make positive contributions to the community.

Health and education, business, sport, industry, social services, community development and the arts are some of the areas in which men do exemplary work.

People have the opportunity to put their names forward so those men can be recognised.

The awards mark an appreciation of men who do great things in our community every day, says Tauawhi coordinator Tim Marshall.

“We acknowledge men from all walks of life who have contributed positively to our community. Our aim is to create an atmosphere worthy of honouring the awesome Tairawhiti men who will be presented with awards this year.”

This year’s guest speaker is former New Plymouth mayor and self-titled “recovering racist” Andrew Judd.

The event will be emceed by Te Hamua Nikora.

Submitters are asked to write about how the nominee goes the extra mile, values children, young people and family/whanau, mentors or supports other men, is a role model and invests time and energy in their field or sector.

Nomination forms can be downloaded from www.tauawhi.org.nz

The awards night is on Friday, June 21, at the Emerald Hotel.?

Tickets are available from Family Works, 141 Bright Street, or email adminFWgisborne@psec.org.nz