Oldest Maori Radio Station Takes Top Award

Press Release – Manukau Urban Maori Authority

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 …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.

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

Te Tohu Puao Non-Aggregate
1 Irirangi Pai Rawa Atu mō te Whakaatatanga Best Station IDs / Imaging Tainui
2 Pāhotanga Hākinakina Reo Rua Pai Rawa Atu Best Bilingual Sports Presentation Ngati Porou
3 Ngā Rerenga Kōrero ā-Rohe Pai Rawa Atu i Ngā Reo e Rua Best Bilingual Regional News or Current Affairs Sun FM
4 Te Pāhotanga ā-Waho Pai Rawa Atu i Ngā Reo e Rua Best Bilingual Outside Broadcast Sun FM
5 Te Hōtaka Rangatahi Pai Rawa Atu i Ngā Reo e Rua Best Bilingual Rangatahi Show Nga Iwi
6 Te Hōtaka Kaumātua Pai Rawa Atu i Ngā Reo e Rua Best Bilingual Kaumatua Show Sun FM
7 Te Hōtaka Pai Rawa Atu i Ngā Reo e Rua Best Bilingual Programme Moana
Te Tohu Kaiwhakapumau Individual
8 Te Kaipāho Rangatahi Pai Rawa Atu i Ngā Reo e Rua Best Bilingual Rangatahi Announcer MC Puha (Te Arawa)
9 Te Kaipāho Rangatahi Pai Rawa Atu i te Reo Best Te Reo Maori Rangatahi Announcer Wikitoria Day (Maniapoto)
10 Te Kaipāho Pai Rawa Atu i Ko Atu i te 25 tau te Pakeke, i Ngā Reo e Rua Best Bilingual Announcer over 25 Walter Walsh (Turanga)
11 Te Kaipāho Pai Rawa Atu i Kō Atu i te 25 tau te Pakeke, i te Reo Best Te Reo Maori Announcer over 25 Julian Wilcox (Waatea)
12 Te Kaituitui Hōtaka Pai Rawa Atu Best Programmer Helen Locke (Ngati Hine)
13 Te Tangata Whai Wāhi Ahurea Teitei Outstanding Individual Achievement or Contribution Keita Walker (Ngati Porou)
Te Tohu Kairangi Aggregate
14 Te Pānui Hokohoko Pai Rawa Atu Best Commercial / Advertisement Moana
15 Te Kaupapa Hākinakina Pai Rawa Atu i te Reo Best Sports Presentation in Te Reo Maori Ngati Hine
16 Te Pāhotanga Rerenga Kōrero ā-Rohe Pai Rawa Atu i te Reo Best Te Reo Maori Regional News or Current Affairs Te Korimako
17 Te Pāhotanga ā-Waho i te Reo Best Outside Broadcast in Te Reo Maori Ngati Porou
18 Te Hōtaka Rangatahi Pai Rawa Atu i te Reo Best Rangatahi Show in Te Reo Maori Te Upoko
19 Te Hōtaka Kaumātua Pai Rawa Atu i te Reo Best Kaumatua Show in Te Reo Maori Moana
20 Te Hōtaka Pai Rawa Atu i te Reo Best Te Reo Maori Programme Ngati Porou
21 Te Ohaoha Nui Rawa Atu a Tetahi Reo Irirangi Māori ki te Hāpori Outstanding Community Contribution by an Iwi Station Ngati Porou
Te Pou Irirangi Toa o te Tau 2012 Station of the Year 2012 Te Upoko

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