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Finalists Announced For Maori Sports Media Award


Finalists Announced For Maori Sports Media Award

A Maori youth magazine and a documentary about a Kiwi surfing star are the media finalists in the 2007 NATIONAL MAORI SPORTS AWARDS screening on Maori Television on Saturday November 24 from 9.30 PM to 11.30 PM.

The national awards organiser €“ Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust €“ will host the prestigious black-tie awards ceremony at the Energy Events Centre in Rotorua for the first time in its 17-year history. A range of awards will be presented including administrator, coach, umpire/referee, team, disabled sportsperson, and junior and senior sportsman and sportswoman as well as several world champions.

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:

TAIOHI: ISSUE 25 (TAMATI ELLISON) €“ a magazine for youth published by Te Mana, a programme run by the Ministry of Education to help rangatahi get the most out of school. The free magazine was relaunched in a new format in March this year and its profiles of Maori sporting achievers €“ such as professional rugby player Tamati Ellison €“ provide encouragement, motivation and inspiration. The editor is Sandi Hinerangi Barr (Ngai Tahu, Ngati Porou).

AIRINI MASON €“ an hour-long documentary produced by Te Kauhoe Wano (Ngati Awa) from Toa TV, based in Piha near Auckland, for Maori Television. The film focuses on Kiwi surf star Mason (Ngati Awa, Rongomaiwahine) and the influence whanau has had on her international success. The documentary will re-screen on Maori Television on Wednesday November 14 at 8.30 PM.

Find out who will win the major awards when the 2007 NATIONAL MAORI SPORTS AWARDS screens on Maori Television on Saturday November 24 from 9.30 PM to 11.30 PM.


Year 2007
Censor Not rated
Duration 120-minute special broadcast
Language Maori and English languages


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