Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


Blair Ticker claims maiden Central Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards

Blair Ticker claims maiden Central Hawke’s Bay Sports Awards Sportsperson of the Year Title

Black Cap pace bowler, Blair Tickner has claimed the hotly contested CHB Mail Central Hawke’s Bay Sportsperson of the Year title for 2019.

Blair claimed both the Ruahine Motors Senior Male along with the CHB Mail Sportsperson titles, beating out four-time champion Regan Gough along with rugby legend, Emma Jensen in the process.

Nicki Heremaia, Sport Hawke’s Bay Community Sport Advisor for Central Hawke’s Bay says “This year we have local, national and world champions, all while representing New Zealand at their pinnacle events for their chosen sport. It is evident that we have wealth of talent here in Central Hawke’s Bay supported by a number of dedicated sports administrators and officials.”

The 2019 CHB Mail Central Hawke’s Bay Sport Awards held at AW Parsons Arena was one of the largest ever with over 400 guests celebrating the achievements of individuals, teams, clubs and loyal serving volunteers. In total 56 individuals, sport teams and clubs contested 15 categories during the evening.

A highlight of the evening was the induction of cycling legend Westley Gough. Gough claimed the CHB Sportsperson of the Year Awards in 2004, 2005 and again in 2008, the year he was crowned the Hawke’s Bay Sportsperson of the Year along with a bronze medallist at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

A new category in 2019, the Forsyth Barr Community Impact Award went to the Central Hawke’s Bay District community Trust Multisport Facility located at Russell Park. This new facility has created a hub for sport in the CHB district and as a result sport is benefitting with more people than ever playing netball and hockey as a result of the outstanding facility.

“We want to thank all of those who took the time to nominate for this year’s awards. It was great to have a wide range of the Central Hawke’s bay Sports community represented here on the evening” Heremaia added.

Five sports stalwarts were again recognised for their contribution to the sport sector through the Sloans Saddlery and Party Hire Service to Sport Awards. All recipients have contributed over 20 years to their chosen sport, again showing the value volunteers have to the sport sector in Central Hawke’s Bay. Recipients on the evening were; Allen Forrest (Cricket, Rugby Union and Golf), Margaret Glover (Motorcycle Racing), Odette Oliver (Tennis and Squash), Stuart Ashby (Hockey) and Wayne Marsh (Trampolining).

For a full list of winners visit www.sporthb.net.nz or visit the Sport Hawke’s Bay CHB Facebook page


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Whakaari/White Island: A Minute’s Silence For Victims

A minute’s silence will be observed at 2.11pm on Monday 16 December in honour of the victims of the Whakaari White Island eruption, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed...

The minute’s silence will be exactly one week after the eruption started on Monday 9 December. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On What An Inquiry Might Look Like
Presumably, if there is to be a ministerial inquiry (at the very least) into the Whakaari/White Island disaster, it will need to be a joint ministerial inquiry. That’s because the relevant areas of responsibility seem to be so deeply interwoven... More>>


More Discussions: National On Housing, Transport And Infrastructure

National has today released the ninth and tenth in our series of discussion documents, which contain a range of proposals to ensure New Zealand has the high-quality housing and infrastructure it needs to prosper, Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says. More>>


Trains: Govt's Plans For Rail

The Government has released its long term vision for a sustainable 21st Century rail network that gets our cities moving, connects our regions and gets more freight off the roads. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Welfare Vs Infrastructure Spending

If New Zealand has a pressing need to stimulate its flagging economy, it seems very weird that the government is choosing a $12 billion package of infrastructure spending – mainly on road and rail – that by definition, will take a very long time to deliver their stimulatory benefits ... More>>

New Reports: "Immediate Commitment To Doing Justice Differently"

Justice Minister Andrew Little released two reports today, Turuki! Turuki! from Te Uepū Hāpai I te Ora, and Te Tangi o te Manawanui: Recommendations for Reform from the Chief Victims Advisor. Both recommend a fresh approach to the way criminal justice has been approached... More>>


"Heart-Breaking And Confronting": Surgical Mesh Restorative Justice Report

Minister Genter: “People have talked about losing the life they had enjoyed before surgical mesh harmed them – the loss of a steady job, the ability to exercise, a loving relationship in some cases. Others described the chronic pain they experienced..." More>>


Law Foundation: Government Decryption Powers Must Respect Privacy

The power of government to order users and companies to decrypt encrypted data and devices needs stronger privacy protections and additional safeguards, according to a study published by researchers at the University of Waikato. More>>





InfoPages News Channels