More Mean Sports Stars On Hyundai Code - Maori TV
More Mean Sports Stars On Hyundai Code – On Maori Television!
Former Olympic boxer Trevor Shailer, ultra-marathon runner Lisa Tamati, New Zealand Olympic squad Maori cultural advisor Amster Reedy, and Outrageous Fortune’s Tammy Davis join award-winning sports entertainment show HYUNDAI CODE this Thursday July 24 at 8.30 PM (repeats Sunday July 27 at 4.00 PM).
Trevor Shailer (Ngati Hauiti, Ngati Kauwhata, Ngati Raukawa) is no stranger to the Olympic Games hype about to sweep the nation. At just 21, he represented this country in the men’s light-welterweight class at the Barcelona Olympics in 1992. Though medal-less at that event he tried again at the Commonwealth Games in Victoria two years later where he walked away with a well-earned bronze. During the Athens Olympics in 2004, Trevor worked alongside Amster Reedy as the cultural advisor for the NZ team.
Amster Reedy (Te Aitanga-a-Mate, Putanga, Ngati Uepohatu, Ngati Porou) will soon travel to Beijing as part of the Maori advisory group. This is not Reedy’s first time in the hotseat of elite sport strategy – he was also part of this country’s Commonwealth and Olympic strategic teams for Athens, Torino and Melbourne. His work, which is firmly based in kaupapa and tikanga Maori, is a process used to enhance the highest level of competitive sport, both personal performances and to unify the national team as a whole.
Lisa Tamati (Te Atiawa) has just returned from Death Valley, California where she became the first NZ woman to compete in perhaps the toughest foot race in the world. Badwater Ultramarathon is a non-stop 217 km race through gruelling terrain, which usually takes around two days to complete. With place names like Furnace Creek and Hell’s Gate, and temperatures as high as 55 degrees Celsius, Tamaki’s goal was to finish – in which she was successful.
Tammy Davis, the actor who plays Van’s best mate on hit show ‘Outrageous Fortune’, was such a good sport on HYUNDAI CODE last year he’s been invited back. His credits include spots in Black Sheep, Whale Rider and What Becomes of the Broken-hearted?, among other things, but his best-loved character is surely his current one – Munter – who brings a distinct Maori flavour to the West family.
Voted Best Sports Programme at last year’s Air New Zealand Screen Awards, HYUNDAI CODE is an hour-long show – now in its fourth year – and filmed live in front of a studio audience at Maori Television’s Auckland headquarters. Tawera Nikau and Jenny-May Coffin are joined by Warriors’ Wairangi Koopu and the ‘Brofessionals’ – aka Glen Osborne (Oz) and Matua Parkinson (Mutz) – for more news, inside stories and off-camera action with Kiwi sports stars excelling at home and abroad.
Book your ringside seat for hard-case interviews and plenty of laughs with HYUNDAI CODE – screening on Maori Television this Thursday at 8.30 PM (repeats every Sunday at 4.00 PM).