Māori Sports Awards 30 in 30

Since 1991 Te Tohu Tākaro o Aotearoa has provided the platform to celebrate the achievements of Māori sports people. New Series, Tuesday 9th, Wednesday 10th & Thursday 11th Feb, 7.30pm.

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2019 Winners

The 2019 Māori Sports Awards recipients and finalists are:

MĀORI SPORTS HALL OF FAME – Te Whare Matapuna o Te Ao Māori

  • KEVIN Ronald TAMATI BMM (Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Kahungunu) RUGBY LEAGUE
  • HOWIE Kevin TAMATI MBE (Te Atiawa, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāi Tahu) RUGBY LEAGUE
  • Dr FARAH Rangikoepa PALMER ONZM, BPhEd, PhD (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Mahuta) RUGBY
  • Judge JOHN Enoka MACDONALD (Rangitāne, Ngāti Raukawa) BASKETBALL
  • LOUISA Hareruia WALL (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Waikato) RUGBY, NETBALL
  • RUBEN James WIKI ONZM (Te Aupōuri, Ngāti Hāmoa) RUGBY LEAGUE

ALBIE PRYOR MEMORIAL MĀORI SPORTSPERSON OF THE YEAR

  • Noeline TAURUA (Ngāpuhi)
  • Lisa CARRINGTON (Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Ngāti Porou)

INDIVIDUAL MĀORI WORLD CHAMPIONS

  • Janae WHAKARAU (Ngāti Ruanui, Ngāti Raukawa) TAEKWON DO
  • Jessie SMITH (Ngāti Whātua, Ngāpuhi, Ngāi Tāmanuhiri) BMX
  • Darren HEREWINI (Ngāti Porou) DARTS
  • Lisa CARRINGTON (Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Ngāti Porou) CANOE RACING
  • Erica FAIRWEATHER (Ngāi Tahu) SWIMMING

MĀORI IN WORLD CHAMPION TEAMS

  • Sheree ALABASTER (Ngāpuhi) & Pagan KARAURIA (Ngāti Kahungunu) WOOLHANDLING
  • WAKA AMA – J19 Aotearoa women’s team – WORLD CHAMPIONS
    • Gaibreill Wainohu (Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Ngāti Kahungunu)
    • Rangi-Riana Williams (Ngāti Porou)
    • Makayla Timoti (Ngāi Tūhoe, Te Arawa, Ngāti Whakaue)
    • Kyra Mita (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Tahu)
    • Kelsey Teneti (Ngāti Porou, Te Whānau a Apanui)
    • Ariata Kutia (Ngāi Tūhoe)

SENIOR SPORTSMAN – Te Tama-ā-Tanenuiārangi

  • Aaron SMITH (Ngati Kahungunu) RUGBY

SENIOR SPORTSWOMEN - Hineahuone

  • Lisa CARRINGTON (Te Aitanga ā Māhaki, Ngāti Porou) CANOE RACING

JUNIOR SPORTSMAN – Te Tama-ā-Ranginui

  • Tuhoto-Ariki PENE (Te Arawa) MOUNTAIN BIKING

JUNIOR SPORTSWOMEN – Te Tamāhine-a-Papatūānuku

  • Erica FAIRWEATHER (Ngāi Tahu) SWIMMING

COACH – Te Maru ō Tūmatauenga

  • Noeline TAURUA (Ngāpuhi) NETBALL

MĀORI SPORTS TEAM – Ngā Ika a Whiro

  • NZ WOOLHANDLING TEAM

DISABLED – Te Toi Huarewa

  • Cameron LESLIE (Ngāpuhi) PARA SWIMMING, WHEELBLACKS

ADMINISTRATOR – Māui Tikitiki-a-Taranga

  • Tiki EDWARDS (Te Whakatōhea, Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) MAORI RUGBY

UMPIRE/REFEREE – Te Aratiatia

  • Ben O’KEEFE (Ngāpuhi) RUGBY