Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Maori Sports Awards Unveils New-Look Website

21 September 2004

Maori Sports Awards Unveils New-Look Website

A one-stop website for news and information about the Maori Sports Awards – HYPERLINK "" – has been unveiled by the trust set up to run the annual event.

The executive director of Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa, Richard (Dick) Garratt, says the new-look website includes nomination forms for the 10 categories as well as sports and educational scholarships, updates on regional-based Iwi Sports Awards from around the country, a list of past winners and a photo gallery.

The first inductees into the Maori Sports Hall of Fame – Te Whare Matapuna o Te Ao Maori – are also featured on the website and users can download a form to nominate athletes and administrators that have achieved sporting success at a national and international level in the past.

‘Te Rongo-Tu-Taua a Maui’ – honouring male Maori champions from the past – is the theme of this year’s black-tie awards ceremony which is being held at the Auckland Showgrounds on Saturday, December 4. An annual Tamariki Sports and Cultural Day will again be hosted by Te Kura Kaupapa Maori a Rohe o Mangere at House Park Reserve in Mangere Central on Thursday, December 2.

“Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa was founded by Albie Pryor – one of New Zealand’s most powerful men, both on and off the field, who had the guts, vision and passion to create this magnificent treasure,” Dick Garratt says. “Albie would be proud that the window of opportunity he created for Maori youth, athletes and organisations is in the state it is in today.”

More information about the 2004 Trillian Trust Maori Sports Awards is on HYPERLINK "" including table and ticket sales.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: NZSQ Conclude National Tour With ‘Release’ Programme

The NZSQ concluded their national tour in Wellington with a three-part programme, the triumphant final installment of which was entitled ‘Release.’ It included three pieces representing radical musical innovation... More>>

Howard Davis: The Show Must Go On - ‘La Traviata’ Opening Night Wobbles
Casting problems have beset ‘La Traviata’ since its first performance in March 1853 at Venice’s La Fenice opera house. Sadly, Saturday night’s premiere at Wellington’s newly-restored St James Theatre proved no different... More>>

Howard Davis: Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

So many elements of Herbert’s novel have since become tropes of popular SciFi that Villeneuve’s film sometimes seems deceptively derivative. What makes all this nonsense essential viewing is his astonishing visual sensibility. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which has been republished by Te Papa press. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland