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


Māori Sports Hall of Fame Honours League And Golf Legends


Māori Sports Hall of Fame Honours League And Golf Legends

Legendary sports stars, rugby league player Stacey Jones and golfer Philip Tataurangi, will be inducted into the Māori Sports Hall of Fame, Te Whare Mātāpuna o te Ao Māori, at the National Māori Sports Awards later this year (Saturday 29 November 2014).

Stacey William Jones ONZM (Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāpuhi) is widely regarded as the best New Zealand player of his generation.

The 38-year-old played 46 tests for the Kiwis from 1995 to 2006 – six tests as captain in 2002 and 2006 – and made a club record 261 NRL appearances. He also holds the record for most points (674) during his 12 seasons with the Vodafone Warriors.

Philip Mikaera Tataurangi (Ngāti Kahungunu) was the leading individual among a quartet of young men who became the first New Zealand team to win the world amateur Eisenhower Trophy in Canada in 1992.

Highlights of Tataurangi’s professional career included winning the 1996 Australian PGA Championship and the 2002 Invensys Classic on the PGA Tour. He is currently patron of the New Zealand branch of The First Tee, a charity which promotes character development in youth through golf.

A world-class field of finalists will vie for top honours in 10 categories at this year’s National Māori Sports Awards to be held at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau on Saturday 29 November.

Set up to foster, promote and encourage Māori sports people in the pursuit of excellence, Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa was founded by the late Albie Pryor with Te Arikinui Dame Te Atairangikaahu as Patron and Sir John Turei as Kaumātua.

Nominations close on 31 October 2014. More information is on the website


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'

The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. 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 won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>

Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland