Te Whare Tapu o Ngāpuhi

In 2019, Te Rūnanga Ā Iwi O Ngāpuhi welcomes all the people of Taitokerau and Aotearoa into our whare.

We do not simply celebrate a single night...  As a unified entity, we acknowledge and embrace the continued path forward.

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Sports, wellbeing, culture and play has always been intertwined with Māori culture. Sports is not just something that we do for fun and fitness, it is within us...


...it always has been.

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Te Rūnanga Ā Iwi O Ngāpuhi is the tribal authority representing the interests, dreams and aspirations of Ngāpuhi, the largest Iwi in Aotearoa.  Our role is to create a Centre of Excellence by having a presence, being relevant and influential in the cultural, social, environmental and economic advancement of our people.  We reach out across Te Whare Tapu o Ngāpuhi (the sacred house of Ngāpuhi), strengthened by more than 100 hapū and marae.

We have been passed the mantle of hosting this years Tai Tokerau Māori Sports Awards, in Waitangi.  

We are excited to include this auspicious event in our calendar and are making preparations to celebrate our sports people’s achievements like the TOA they are!

Our theme for the evening will be “Te Whare Tapu o Ngāpuhi” where we welcome all the people of Taitokerau and Aotearoa into our whare, both physically and digitally, to celebrate individual and team excellence.

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How to Nominate

Please encourage your friends and Whānau to nominate deserving members/groups within the community. 

Sport Northland is proud to support the 2019 Te Taitokerau Sports Awards and will be supporting Te Rūnanga Ā Iwi O Ngāpuhi with the nominations and will be managing the judging process, alongside all Te Taitokerau Iwi.

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Connect up with the Te Taitokerau Māori Sports Awards' facebook page. News, live updates, photo galleries and heaps more. 


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In 2018, the Te Taitokerau Sports Awards received almost 19,000 social media content views and an audience interaction (engagement rate) of almost 15% (Industry standard is only 0.13%). 

This clearly demonstrates the emotional connection in which our Te Taitokerau community has towards this premium awards event. 

Please contact us to discuss the value to your business in supporting our community with sponsorship. There are a range of options available and a comprehensive sponsorship pack is available on request.