November 22, 2012
Media in with a chance at Māori Sports Awards
Bringing a uniquely Māori view to sports coverage will be cause for celebration at this weekend's Māori Sports Awards.
Lining up alongside the Olympians, Paralympians and world champions will be educator and Ki-o-rahi revivalist Harko Brown, who is up for the 2013 Māori Sports Media Award for his contribution to an international sports encyclopaedia in which he describes the histories and philosophies of traditional Māori games.
Ruatoria-based Radio Ngati Porou is nominated for its broadcasts of East Coast club competition games and finals.
The commentaries by the team led by production manager and East Coast rugby legend Kahu Waitoa and sports show host Ken Eruera entertained Natis around the country and as far afield as Afghanistan and Iceland via the Internet.
Māori Television reporter Kereama Wright is also in contention for covering the first Tri Māori event, where more than 750 competitors swam, ran and rode bikes around Lake Karapiro.
The 2013 Māori Sports Awards will be broadcast live by Radio Waatea on its Auckland 603AM frequency, to the iwi radio network and via its website from 5pm this Saturday.