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Oldest Maori Radio Station Takes Top Award

Oldest Maori Radio Station Takes Top Award

Iwi Radio’s oldest member Wellington radio station Te Upoko o te Ika was the big winner at the inaugural Iwi Radio Awards that were held in Rotorua last weekend. Te Upoko who in May are celebrating their 25th birthday took out the top Iwi Radio Station category. Te Whakaruruhau Iwi Radio Chairman Willie Jackson says “It was fantastic that Te Upoko o te Ika won the top award, who would have believed that in such an important year for them and on their 25th birthday that they could have won this and they won it against twenty other top Iwi Radio stations.” Jackson says “It’s a tribute to the hard work and dedication that they have made to the advancement of Te Reo Maori that they won the top award and I’m sure I speak for the whole network in offering my congratulations to their Manager Wena Tait and the kaimahi of Te Upoko o te Ika”. The Iwi awards night brought together all the Iwi Stations around the country, their managers, supporters and kaumatua. It was a tremendous night celebrating Iwi Radio excellence. Other big winners were Radio Ngati Porou who took out five awards including Most Outstanding Community Contribution by an Iwi Station which was awarded to them for their Radiothon that they ran in support for the Christchurch earthquake disaster. Moana FM from Tauranga who won three awards including Best Kaumatua show and Sun FM from Whakatane who also won three awards including Best Bilingual Current Affairs. Willie Jackson says “That the big winner was Te Iwi Maori, the evening showed us that despite all the cutbacks that are happening in the public service at the moment Iwi Radio remains strong, vibrant and competitive and is well placed to continue in this vein for a number or years yet.”

Kua paratia te huarahi hei whainga mo nga reo irirangi I nga tau e tu mai ana I mua I a tatou hei tauira whakapakari hei taumata kia mau ki roto I nga paotanga ki e motu, ara ki te ao whanui.

Mauri ora

Below are all the winners of the 2012 Iwi Radio Awards.

Te Tohu PuaoNon-Aggregate
1Irirangi Pai Rawa Atu mō te WhakaatatangaBest Station IDs / ImagingTainui
2Pāhotanga Hākinakina Reo Rua Pai Rawa AtuBest Bilingual Sports PresentationNgati Porou
3Ngā Rerenga Kōrero ā-Rohe Pai Rawa Atu i Ngā Reo e RuaBest Bilingual Regional News or Current AffairsSun FM
4Te Pāhotanga ā-Waho Pai Rawa Atu i Ngā Reo e RuaBest Bilingual Outside BroadcastSun FM
5Te Hōtaka Rangatahi Pai Rawa Atu i Ngā Reo e RuaBest Bilingual Rangatahi ShowNga Iwi
6Te Hōtaka Kaumātua Pai Rawa Atu i Ngā Reo e RuaBest Bilingual Kaumatua ShowSun FM
7Te Hōtaka Pai Rawa Atu i Ngā Reo e RuaBest Bilingual ProgrammeMoana
Te Tohu KaiwhakapumauIndividual
8Te Kaipāho Rangatahi Pai Rawa Atu i Ngā Reo e RuaBest Bilingual Rangatahi AnnouncerMC Puha (Te Arawa)
9Te Kaipāho Rangatahi Pai Rawa Atu i te ReoBest Te Reo Maori Rangatahi AnnouncerWikitoria Day (Maniapoto)
10Te Kaipāho Pai Rawa Atu i Ko Atu i te 25 tau te Pakeke, i Ngā Reo e RuaBest Bilingual Announcer over 25Walter Walsh (Turanga)
11Te Kaipāho Pai Rawa Atu i Kō Atu i te 25 tau te Pakeke, i te Reo Best Te Reo Maori Announcer over 25Julian Wilcox (Waatea)
12Te Kaituitui Hōtaka Pai Rawa AtuBest ProgrammerHelen Locke (Ngati Hine)
13Te Tangata Whai Wāhi Ahurea TeiteiOutstanding Individual Achievement or ContributionKeita Walker (Ngati Porou)
Te Tohu KairangiAggregate
14Te Pānui Hokohoko Pai Rawa AtuBest Commercial / AdvertisementMoana
15Te Kaupapa Hākinakina Pai Rawa Atu i te ReoBest Sports Presentation in Te Reo MaoriNgati Hine
16Te Pāhotanga Rerenga Kōrero ā-Rohe Pai Rawa Atu i te ReoBest Te Reo Maori Regional News or Current AffairsTe Korimako
17Te Pāhotanga ā-Waho i te ReoBest Outside Broadcast in Te Reo MaoriNgati Porou
18Te Hōtaka Rangatahi Pai Rawa Atu i te ReoBest Rangatahi Show in Te Reo MaoriTe Upoko
19Te Hōtaka Kaumātua Pai Rawa Atu i te ReoBest Kaumatua Show in Te Reo MaoriMoana
20Te Hōtaka Pai Rawa Atu i te ReoBest Te Reo Maori ProgrammeNgati Porou
21Te Ohaoha Nui Rawa Atu a Tetahi Reo Irirangi Māori ki te HāporiOutstanding Community Contribution by an Iwi StationNgati Porou
Te Pou Irirangi Toa o te Tau 2012Station of the Year 2012Te Upoko

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