2014 Belize International Film Festival
Best Short Film: Tom's Dairy

2013 Rialto Channel New Zealand Film Awards (The Moas)
Nominated for Best Short Film: Tom's Diary
Nominated for Best Script - Short Film: Tom's Diary

2009 Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit
For Services to Television and Theatre

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Script, Drama/Comedy Programme (with Mario Gaoa, David Fane, Shimpal Leslisi and Elizabeth Mitchell):for bro'Town

2006 Arts Foundation Laureate Award

2006 Air New Zealand  Screen Awards
Best Comedy Script - Television (shared with Dave Fane, Oscar Kightley, Shimpal Lelisi, and Elizabeth Mitchell): for bro'Town, 'Touched by a Teacher' episode 
Nominated for Best Screenplay - Film (with James Griffin): for Sione's Wedding

2005 New Zealand Screen Awards
Best Comedy Script - Television (shared with Dave Fane, Mariao Gaoa and Shimpal Lelisi: for bro'Town, 'The Weakest Link' episode