Gore District Ambassador

Congratulations to 2017 Gore District Ambassador Tyler Dowling. As part of his prize, Tyler will be attending the 2018 Tamworth Country Music Festival.

The Gore District Ambassador is an opportunity for young people living in the Gore District to share their passion for the District and promote its many attributes.

Tyler is available to be a guest speaker, or help with presentations at events. If you would like Tyler to speak to your organisation, or school, please contact Gore District events and promotions coordinator Emma Carle. Phone 03 209 0388 or email ecarle@goredc.govt.nz.


Entries for this year's event are now closed.

A major draw card is the winner's prize package worth more than $3500, including a 5-day trip to Gore’s sister city Tamworth. There is also a smaller prize package for the runner up.

For all entrants, there is much to be gained from the skills learnt in the process. All entrants have to create a video, speak in public, and complete interviews wit the judging panel. There is also a prize for the best promotional video competition.


Entrants must:

  • Be eligible to reside in New Zealand, male or female, aged 18-35 years, as at 31 December 2017.
  • Reside permanently within the Gore District catchment [PDF, 678 KB] for the duration of the role (until May 2018), or otherwise demonstrate a substantial connection to the District.
  • Have the ability to be an ambassador for the Gore District when outside of Gore.
  • Be committed to raising the profile of and promoting the Gore District, including attending the Hokonui Fashion Design Awards, the Southern Field Days, and events associated with the NZ Gold Guitar Awards.
  • Be sponsored by their employer, a business, club or a community organisation. Sponsorship cost is $100 (The Council can assist with finding a sponsor if necessary).

NB: Entrants can be a contestant from a previous Ambassador competition but cannot have been a previous winner.

Prize includes

Return trip to Tamworth with spending money, plus vouchers supplied by Gore District businesses, adding to more than $3,500 value.

NB: any prizes won at the awards are not transferable.

Past winners

2017: Gore District Ambassador Tyler Dowling; runner up Jessica O'Neill, best video winner: Tyler Dowling

2016: Gore District Ambassador Vanessa Harvey; runner up Rosie Alderton, best video winner: Rosie Alderton

2015: Gore District Ambassador Nicole Parry; runner up Stephanie Goatley, best video winner: Nicole Parry

2014: Young Ambassador Faith Harvey.

2013: Young Ambassador Adele Gardyne; runner up Leonie Dennis.

2012: Young Ambassador Shanna Forbes; runner up Gena Hughes.

2011: Young Ambassador Adam Newton; runner up Tarryn Gerken.

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