Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa / Gisborne

City Manager 

Your Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa / Gisborne City Manager is Tom Paton 


Tom Paton 

Tom Paton cut his teeth in filmmaking back in his hometown of Wellington. He was bitten by the 48Hours bug in 2006 and never looked back!

2024 is his 10th year in the role of regional manager for the Gisborne/Napier region.

It comes with a welcome challenge as he is takes on the new role of Bay of Plenty regional manager.

He is honoured to bring his filmmaking experience and expertise to two thriving filmmaking communities, he is ready to facilitate filmmaking success in these regions.


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Call Tom - 022 428 8751

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All heats in 2024 will be screened online so teams can watch all entries.

Gisborne City Finals

Date / time- Friday 21st June, 7pm

Venue - Dome Cinema, Childers Rd & Customhouse Street, Gisborne.