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Our Community

We believe that being in business in Tairāwhiti Gisborne means supporting the community in which we live, work and play.

Some of our sponsorships and community projects include:


Colour Run

▶ Opportunities Without Discrimination - Colour Run for Diversity

Created by the Tairāwhiti Multicultural Council, the Colour Run is held annually, celebrating cultural diversity in the Gisborne region. We are proud to have been a part of the group of sponsors supporting this wonderful event since 2018.

BDO Gisborne Tairāwhiti Representative Surf Lifesaving Team

▶  BDO Gisborne Tairāwhiti Representative Surf Lifesaving Team

We are proud to support the BDO Gisborne Tairāwhiti Representative Surf Lifesaving Team who recently won on home soil the 2019 NZ Representative Challenge, competing in a range of different disciplines on the day. Read more about their achievement here.

BDO Gisborne Cycle Skills Training in Schools

▶ BDO Gisborne Cycle Skills Training in Schools

Through the guidance of our programme partners Cycle Gisborne, NZ Police and Sport Gisborne-Tairawhiti, we are backing our precious tamariki by equipping them with the skills and expertise to become capable and confident cyclists.

BDO Gisborne Secondary School Business Studies Awards

BDO Gisborne Secondary School Business Studies Awards

We believe in supporting the next generation of business leaders, offering scholarships to the top business studies students in the Gisborne region as they prepare for the next step in their learning journey.

A&P Show Association

▶ A & P Show Association

Backing our rural communities and such an iconic family friendly event as the  A & P Show, is indeed something very special to our firm.

Gisborne Chamber of Commerce

▶ Gisborne Chamber of Commerce

The Gisborne Chamber of Commerce actively pursues its mission to represent and promote the interests of industry and commerce for the beneficial development of Gisborne and its people. It is the voice of Gisborne Business and we are proud to back our firm is proud to back smart New Zealand business. 

Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust

▶ Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust

The Eastland Helicopter Rescue provides a range of services including primary response for accidents and critically ill patients, search and rescue (including off-shore missions), and inter-hospital transfer throughout New Zealand. BDO Gisborne supports and acknowledges the incredible life-line such a service as the Eastland Helicopter Rescue Trust provides our region including our remote rural communities.

Relay for Life

▶ Relay for Life

Relay for Life is an inspiring community event that gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors and carers; remember loved ones lost to cancer; and fight back by raising awareness and funds to support the work of Gisborne-East Coast Cancer Society.

Westpac Gisborne Business Excellence Awards

▶ Westpac Gisborne Business Excellence Awards

Our firm has sponsored the Farm, Forestry & Food Excellence award category for the last few competitions, proudly celebrating excellence in the production and processing of primary goods regionally, nationally or internationally including product innovation,   development and recognition of the particular sector to the economy. The 2018 award recipient was Kohntrol Forest Services.

Bronwyn Kay Agency Sporting Excellence Awards

▶ Bronwyn Kay Agency Sporting Excellence Awards

Our firm has continually supported the   Wayne Callaghan Memorial Trophy for Coach of the Year. This significant accolade is awarded to coaches that have made a significant contribution to a sport at either the grass roots or high performance level. The 2018 award recipient was Sharni Wainohu of the Horouta Waka Hoe Club.

Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards

▶ Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards

The 2018 Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards was a record-breaker across the board, attracting the most entries ever and some of the closest competition in the various award categories. We acknowledge the achievements of all forestry businesses, employees and service providers who make everything possible in our region.   

Hospice Strawberry Festival

▶ Hospice Strawberry Festival

Hospice Tairāwhiti provides community-based hospice care for the people of Tairāwhiti focused on improving quality of life for the patient and providing support for the whanau. Our firm was a part of a group of sponsors supporting this fun whanau focused event.