Sir Woolf Fisher Arena, Vodafone Events Centre, 770 Great South Rd, Manukau City

Saturday 24 November 2018 5:00pm – 11:30pm


The 28th esteemed Aotearoa Māori Sports Awards this November, will showcase the best elite Māori athletes, administrators, coaches and officials across all sports as they vie for top honours in their various award categories.

These elite athletes will come from the amazing successful Gold Coast Commonwealth games where Māori athletes collected 39% of NZ’s total medal tally – World champion All Black & Black Ferns sevens, Waka Ama and many other world team and individual champions.

Accumulating in selection for the main prestigious, supreme award – The Albie Pryor, “Rongomaraeroa – Māori Sportsperson of the Year”.

The 28th black-tie awards ceremony will be hosted by Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust at the Vodafone Events Centre, Manukau on Saturday 24 November from 5.00pm.

Elite Māori entertainment will be on display matching the elite athletes, full plated dinner and refreshments are included in your ticket.

For almost a decade, the charismatic all-singing, all-dancing, all-harmonising Koi Boys, have been crooning, dancing and entertaining as a collective, ranging from Motown classics through to current pop hits, The Koi Boys are made up of Danny Faifai, Kevin Keepa and Ngahere “Nuz” Ngatai.



This is a televised event and will be broadcast on Māori TV.

Dress – strictly black-tie dinner jacket.

Parking is including in your ticket.

Enquiries:  |  027 4901237




5:00 p.m. Powhiri – Event foyer
5:30 p.m. Guests to make their way inside to awards tables.
5:50 p.m. All Guests to be seated for awards (assistance from ushers)
5:55 p.m. Opening address, House Rules and introduction of MC by Co-host Rahia Timutimu
6:00 p.m. MC/Presenter Te Arahi Maipi (Mihi and Preamble)
6:05 p.m. Awards
Awards Opening
Māori Umpire/Referee
Māori Sports Coach
Māori Sports Administrator
Manuka MED MSA Combat Sports Scholarship
Disabled Māori Sports person
Māori Sports Team
Māori Sports Award Scholarships (Skills Active)
Māori Sports Award Scholarships (MIT)
ACC – Māori in World Champion Teams Award
Auckland Council – Individual Māori World Champions Awards
10min break for guests
Junior Māori Sportswoman
Junior Māori Sportsman
Senior Māori Sportswoman
Senior Māori Sportsman
Albie Pryor Memorial Māori Sportsperson of the Year
8:35 p.m. Poroporoaki – Trust Kaumatua
8:50 p.m. Plated Dinner
9:40 p.m. Live Entertainment 
11:30 p.m. Awards Event concludes