CARRINGTON WINS SUPREME MĀORI SPORTS AWARD FOR A SECOND TIME

CARRINGTON WINS SUPREME MĀORI SPORTS AWARD FOR A SECOND TIME

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PĀNUI PĀPĀHO / MEDIA STATEMENT
8.30 PM, 30 WHIRINGA-Ā-RANGI / NOVEMBER 2013
 

CARRINGTON WINS SUPREME MĀORI SPORTS AWARD FOR A SECOND TIME

World champion canoeist Lisa Carrington was named Māori Sports Person of the Year for the second year in a row at the 2013 National Māori Sports Awards held in Auckland tonight (30 November 2013).

Carrington received a World Champion Award at the 23rd awards ceremony hosted by Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust before taking out the title of senior Māori sportswoman and then the top prize – the Albie Pryor Memorial Māori Sports Person of the Year.

She raced a nail-biting K1 200m final to claim gold, her second World Championship title in this event, at the ICF Canoe Sprint World Championship held in Germany in late August. Her time of 39.522 was also the fastest of the champs.

All finalists and recipients were in contention for the supreme award in honour of the late Albie Pryor – founder of Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust.

A total of 20 Māori world champions were recognised for their international achievements and the winners of 10 categories were announced at the black-tie event held at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau.

Former Netball New Zealand chief executive and now head of the Bulldogs rugby league club, Raelene Castle, won Māori Sports Administrator while 2012 New Zealand Rugby Union Referee of the Year Glen Jackson trumped the Māori Sports Umpire/Referee category.

The New Zealand Women’s Sevens team – as World Series and Rugby World Cup champions – gave head coach Sean Horan the edge for Māori Sports Coach of the Year.

Paralympic gold medal swimmer and Wheel Blacks member Cameron Leslie also won the Disabled Māori Sports Person title for the second year in a row while the Māori All Blacks scooped the award for best Māori Sports Team for their successful North American tour.

Junior Māori Sportswoman winner, Tyla Nathan-Wong, is a member of the world champion women’s sevens squad as well as a New Zealand touch rugby representative. New Zealand Under 20 rugby team member Joe Edwards was named Junior Māori Sportsman after his side finished runner-up at the 2012 World Cup.

World champions, canoeist Lisa Carrington and wood chopper Jason Wynyard, blitzed the opposition to take out the Senior Māori Sportswoman and Sportsman titles respectively.

The 2013 National Māori Sports Awards winners and recipients are:

TE WHARE MĀTĀPUNA O TE AO MĀORI – Māori Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: 
Teōne Wiwi ‘Jack’ Taiaroa (Ngāi Tahu) of Ōtākou – rugby, cricket, athletics

MĀUI TIKITIKI-Ā-TARANGA – Māori Sports Administrator of the Year:
Raelene Castle (Ngāpuhi) of Belmore, New South Wales, Australia – netball, rugby league

TE ARATIATIA – Māori Sports Umpire/Referee of the Year:
Glen Warrick Jackson (Ngāi Tahu) of Tauranga – rugby

TE TOIHUAREWA – Disabled Māori Sports Person of the Year:
Cameron Leslie (Ngāpuhi) of Whangārei – swimming, wheelchair rugby

NGĀ IKA Ā WHIRO – Māori Sports Team of the Year:
Māori All Blacks

TE MARU Ō TŪMATAUENGA – Māori Sports Coach of the Year:
Sean Horan (Ngāi Tahu) of Tauranga – sevens

TE REO Ō TE PARA WHAKAWAI – Māori Sports Media Award:
Te Kāea – Sports Reporters (Māori Television/Te Reo): Rewa Harriman (Te Whakatōhea, Te Māhurehure), Tāmati Tiananga (Ngāti Korokī-Kahukura, Ngāti Whāwhākia, Cook Islands), Rahia Timutimu (Ngāi Tūhoe, Ngāti Awa, Ngāti Porou), Paul Mikkelson (Te Āti Haunui-a-Pāpārangi)

NGĀ KAIWHIWHI MŌ NGĀ KARAHIPI – Māori Sports Awards Scholarships:
Manukau Institute of Technology: Corey Tawhi (Ngāpuhi); Waikohika Flesher (Waikato)
Skills Active Aotearoa: Chapman Kutia (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki, Ngāti Porou) of Gisborne – squash
Herewini Whānau Hockey Scholarships: Mark Bell-Kake (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Tūwharetoa); Jessica Speight (Ngāti Porou)

INDIVIDUAL MĀORI WORLD CHAMPIONS:
Teneka Hyndman (Ngāti Tūwharetoa) – pro figure
Jason Wynyard (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāpuhi, Tainui) – wood chopping
Adam Tuwhitu Lowe (Tainui) – wood chopping
Dave Mohi (Te Arawa, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) – BMX
Sonia Manaena (Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu) – powerlifting
Cameron Leslie (Ngāpuhi) – para-swimming
Lisa Carrington (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki) – canoeing

MĀORI IN WORLD CHAMPION TEAMS: 
New Zealand Mounted Games: David ‘Dee’ Cherrington (Ngāpuhi); Nancy Te Whata (Ngāpuhi)
New Zealand Men’s Sevens: Gillies Kaka (Ngāti Kahungunu, Rongomaiwahine, Ngāti Manawa); Kurt Baker (Ngāpuhi)
New Zealand Women’s Sevens: Sarah Goss (Ngāti Kahungunu); Honey Hireme (Ngāti Raukawa); Huriana Manuel (Ngāpuhi); Kayla McAlister (Te Āti Awa); Tyla Nathan-Wong (Ngāpuhi); Alexis Tapsell (Ngāti Pikiao); Selica Winiata (Ngāti Raukawa); Renee Wickcliffe (Hauraki); Portia Woodman (Ngāpuhi)
New Zealand Softball: Brad Rona (Te Āti Awa); Jarrad Martin (Te Āti Awa); Nathan Nukunuku (Ngāti Porou); Thomas Makea (Ngāti Kahungunu); Tyson Byrne (Ngāti Porou)
New Zealand Wood Chopping: Jason Wynyard (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāpuhi, Tainui); Adam Tuwhitu Lowe (Tainui)

TE TAMAHINE-Ā-PAPATŪĀNUKU – Junior Māori Sportswoman of the Year:
Tyla Nathan-Wong (Ngāpuhi) of Blockhouse Bay, Auckland – sevens, touch

TE TAMA-Ā-RANGINUI – Junior Māori Sportsman of the Year:
Joe Edwards (Te Whakatōhea, Ngāti Tūwharetoa) of Pakuranga, Auckland – rugby

HINEAHUONE – Senior Māori Sportswoman of the Year:
Lisa Carrington (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki) of Ōhope, Bay of Plenty – canoeing

TE TAMA-Ā-TANENUIĀRANGI – Senior Māori Sportsman of the Year:
Jason Wynyard (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāpuhi, Tainui) of Waitākere, Auckland – wood chopping

RONGOMARAEROA – Albie Pryor Memorial Māori Sports Person of the Year:
Lisa Carrington (Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki) of Ōhope, Bay of Plenty – canoeing

For more information about the Māori Sports Awards, go to the website:www.maorisportsawards.co.nz

ENDS
 
For more information, contact:
 

  • Dick and Desrae Garratt, Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust, on phone +64 9 278 6591, fax +64 9 278 6582, mobile +64 274 901 237 or email info@maorisportsawards.co.nz

Jaysn Horan and Vanessa Bidois, Kanui Limited, on phone +64 4 384 4677, mobile +64 21 928 007 or email info@kanui.co.nz


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