New Zealand Sport & Recreation Awards 2021

Homai te pakipaki to our General Manger, Kylie Turuwhenua-Tapsell on being awarded the Susie Simcock Future Leaders’ Scholarship. Kylie received this prestigious award for her amazing mahi in community led initiatives, leading the way in youth development, and the power of sport and recreation.
“Receiving the award is such a humbling experience that I am still processing. For me, the award is a good reminder that nothing is ever done by one person. The mahi that has been achieved acknowledges the amazing staff and hapori partners who bring their community focussed hearts to what we do.”
“It also reminds me that we’ve started a journey of change to better reflect Te Tairāwhiti and that our accountability needs to be to those who have barriers to accessing opportunities and supporting their voices.” – Kylie Turuwhenua-Tapsell.
Our mahi for Well Wāhine Week was a finalist for the Leadership in Diversity and Inclusion Award. The award recognizes innovative initiatives which support diversity and inclusion within sport and recreation. Whilst we didn’t take home the award, we’re grateful we were selected as a finalist and congratulate Sport Waitākere for their win. Ka pai hoki koe!
Terry Sheldrake received the Sir Eion and Jan, Lady Edgar Lifetime Achievement Award. Terry was recognised for his outstanding service to Triathlon and Sport. He was the founding CE of Sport Gisborne Tairāwhiti 30 years go. Congratulations Terry!
Ka mau te wehi!