about us

Vision

Maori provide a leading contribution to our healthy and proud sporting nation by participating and reaching their full potential in sporting activities

Mission Statement

To foster, promote and encourage Maori sports people in the pursuit of excellence in their chosen sporting activities

Principal Objectives

To benefit the Maori Community by promoting Maori Sporting Achievements and supporting young athletes who aspire to a career in sports by annual recognition of sporting achievements
To foster young Maori sporting talent through the provision of sport and educational scholarships
To foster pride and sports participation by young Maori through an annual Tamariki Sport and Cultural Day
To develop strategic alliances and relationships with appropriate organisations in order to achieve the trust’s vision
To embrace the cultural dimensions of te reo and tikanga Maori within the operations and activities of the trust

Key Outcomes

To showcase Maori sports people while raising the sporting status of New Zealand in the national and international community
To highlight the positive contribution of Maori sports people to whanau, iwi, hapu and all New Zealanders
To provide positive role models for both Maori and tauiwi youth
To promote healthy lifestyles through sport to Maori and the wider community
Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Incorporated was formed in 1991 by the late Albie Pryor who had a vision of promoting and encouraging Maori athletes in the pursuit of excellence in their chosen sports.

An inaugural Maori Sports Awards function was held at Turangawaewae Marae in 1991 to acknowledge Maori sporting achievement. The Maori Sports Awards is now a prestigious annual event that showcases outstanding Maori sportsmen and sportswomen.

Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust was established in 1994 to co-ordinate the annual awards ceremony and to promote and support excellence in Maori sporting endeavours.

 

Albie Pryor

Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Incorporated was formed in 1991 by the late Albie Pryor who had a vision of promoting and encouraging Maori athletes in the pursuit of excellence in their chosen sports.

Dame Te Atairangikaahu

Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Incorporated was formed in 1991 by the late Albie Pryor who had a vision of promoting and encouraging Maori athletes in the pursuit of excellence in their chosen sports.

Sir John Turei

Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Incorporated was formed in 1991 by the late Albie Pryor who had a vision of promoting and encouraging Maori athletes in the pursuit of excellence in their chosen sports.

 

 

 

 


 

HM Kiingi Tuheitia KStJ, GCCT, KCLJ PATRON