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Gerard Ngawati
(Ngapuhi, Ngati Hine, Te Atiawa, Ngati Pikiao, Ngati Porou) is a leading Maori touch administrator. Serving Waitakere and North Shore in Auckland, Gerard says he gets a buzz watching kaumatua and kuia enjoying activities created especially for them.
  Gerard Ngawati
Sport Waitakere
P.O.Box 21241
09-836 6635
09-837 4699 Fax
025-277 5124
Nicole Presland
(Ngapuhi) based at Sport Auckland, plays rugby league, touch and indoor netball. "Sport is a challenge for all ages and whanau members - go for it while you can! Being Auahi Kore is part of being the best you can be."
nicole presland
Nicole Presland
Sport Auckland
P.O.Box 8163
Symonds Street
09-306 0804
09-358 1913 Fax
025-372 095
Jack Thatcher
(Ngati Porou, Ngati Awa, Ngai Te Rangi) is from Te Ropu Manaaki o Tauranga Moana. He's keen on waka ama, celestial navigation, kapa haka and mau taiaha. "My main goal is to live life to the fullest with whanau and friends".
jack thatcher Jack Thatcher
Te Roopu Manaaki
Tauranga Moana
P.O.Box 13180
07-577 3303
07-578 5485 Fax
Olive Morgan
(Te Rarawa, Ngati Kuri, Tainui) is involved in women's rugby, touch, waka ama and outdoor pursuits. She's based at Te Papa Takaro o Te Arawa at Sports House in Rotorua along with Hinemaua Rikirangi-Thomas.
  Olive Morgan
P.O.Box 6158
07-348 4125
07-348 8101 Fax
025-279 9677
Hinemaua Rikirangi-Thomas
(Ngati Ranginui, Ngati Hako), not only plays, coaches and manages sports, she's pursuing a Masters in Business Administration to better contribute to Maori community development, particularly in the area of healthy lifestyles.
Hinemaua Rikirangi-Thomas Hinemaua Rikirangi-Thomas
Te Arawa Sports Foundation
P.O.Box 6158
07-348 3377
07-348 0877 Fax
025-279 9677
Noel Horlock
(Ngati Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi) works in Whakatane with the Mataatua Sports Trust. Noel enjoys rugby, touch, refereeing and sports media but he says his job is always focused on promoting Maori in sports and leisure activities.
Noel Horlock Noel Horlock
Mataata Sports Trust
P.O.Box 2134
07-308 4510
07-307 1033 Fax
Bailey Mackey
(Ngati Porou) is another who aspires to live life to the full and to hold on to his Maoritanga. Based at Te Runanga O Ngati Porou, Ruatoria, his interests include rugby, touch, swimming, surfing, kapa haka, mau rakau and reo wananga.
Bailey Mackey Bailey Mackey
Te Runanga o Ngati Porou
P.O.Box 226
06-864 8121
06-864 8115 Fax
Audine Grace-Kutia
(Ngati Porou, Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki) is from Te Runanga o Turanganui-a-Kiwa in Gisborne. "I'd like to help iwi trusts within the rohe I serve to become self-managing and responsible for the paths they choose in developing sport, fitness and leisure goals".
  Audine Grace-Kutia
Te Runanga o Turanganui-a-Kiwa
P.O.Box 847
06-867 8109
06-867 8208 Fax
Rose Tuhiwai
(Ngati Porou, Ngati Hamoa), from Sports Hawkes Bay, McLean Park, Napier, has a simple goal: "To promote positivity amongst all people." Whether it is netball, touch, rugby, softball or cricket, Rose says team sports are her passion.
Rose Tuhiwai Rose Tuhiwai
Sport Hawkes Bay
P.O.Box 984
06-835 5470
06-835 5549 Fax
Ray Noble
(Te Aupouri, Ngati Ruahine) says he's mad about all sports (fishing in particular) and also tries his hand at composing music. Based at Sport Taranaki in New Plymouth, Ray aspires "to be the best that I can be".
Ray Noble Ray Noble
Sports Taranaki
P.O.Box 5049
New Plymouth
06-757 9049
06-758 6070 Fax
Dallas Hibbs
(Ngati Ruahine, Ngati Kahungunu), working from Ngai Tahu Development in Christchurch, has a law degree and a BA in history and Maori. His aim is to "be healthy so I can have a good life in the company of good people".
Dallas Hibbs Dallas Hibbs
Ngai Tahu
P O. Box 13046
03-371 2653
03-374 9264 Fax
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