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Finalists Announced for Maori Sports Media Award

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Tuesday November 14 2006

Finalists Announced for Maori Sports Media Award

A leading Maori magazine, a Bay of Plenty iwi radio station and a television programme about disabled Maori sportspeople are the media finalists in the 2006 NATIONAL MAORI SPORTS AWARDS screening on Maori Television (Saturday November 18 at 9.00 PM).

CODE host Jenny-May Coffin and Julian Wilcox from TE KAEA will present the prestigious awards ceremony which will be televised on the same night for the first time in its history thanks to the home of Maori sport, Maori Television.

The channel’s coverage – replayed on Sunday November 19 at 2.00 PM – will include one-on-one interviews with finalists and notable personalities by CODE presenters Tawera Nikau, Wairangi Koopu, Matua Parkinson and Glen Osborne.

The national awards organiser, Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust, is hosting the 2006 event at the Telstra Clear Pacific Events Centre in south Auckland. Awards include administrator, coach, umpire/referee, team, disabled sportsperson, junior and senior sportsman and sportswoman and 13 world champions.

Sponsored by Front of the Box Productions, the Maori Sports Media Award of the Year – Whakapaaoho Reo o Hinepukohurangi – is aimed at encouraging more positive and expert reporting on Maori sports and improving the depth and quality of Maori sports reporting.

The finalists are:

Auckland-based Mana Magazine and its article – Personal Best – by Katherine Findlay about 19-year-old disabled wheelchair athlete Maioro Barton (Ngati Porou, Ngati Wai) from Cambridge which was published in October this year.

Te Reo Irirangi Maori o te Manuka Tutahi – or Sun FM – from Whakatane for its bilingual Saturday morning sports show presented by Waereti Temo. Station manager William Pryor says: “It is thrilling news – the competition is very high and I’m elated that the rangatahi workers that gather, collate and present this programme have been recognised in this manner.”

Tawharau Media Productions – led by long-time sports producer Hemana Waaka who is also based in Auckland – for its bilingual sports show, Toa Anga Whati Maori, which challenges perceptions about disabled athletes. Maori Television is currently screening the second series of the programme.

Find out who will win the major awards when the 2006 NATIONAL MAORI SPORTS AWARDS screens on Maori Television this Saturday November 18 from 9.00 PM to 11.00 PM and replayed on Sunday November 19 from 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM.



Year 2006
Censor Not rated
Duration 120-minute special broadcast
Language Maori and English language

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