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Topic # 191852 18-Feb-2016 10:41
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I didn't want to hijack the Richie McCaw 'New Zealander of the Year' thread, so I've stared another one to discuss Tonight's Halberg Awards.

 

Catergoires as below:

 

High Performance Sport New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year

 

  • Lauren Boyle (Swimming)
  • Linda Villumsen (Cycling)
  • Lisa Carrington (Canoeing)
  • Lydia Ko (Golf)

High Performance Sport New Zealand Sportsman of the Year

 

  • Dan Carter (Rugby)
  • Danny Lee (Golf)
  • Kane Williamson (Cricket)
  • Scott Dixon (Motorsport)

Microsoft Surface Team Of The Year

 

  • All Blacks (Rugby)
  • Blackcaps (Cricket)
  • Mens 49er's Peter Burling and Blair Tule (Sailing)
  • Men's Pair Hamish Bond and Eric Murray (Rowing)

Coach of the Year

 

  • Gordan Walker (Lisa Carrington Coach, canoeing)
  • Hamish Willcox (Peter Burling and Blair Tuke coach, sailing)
  • Mike Hesson (Blackcaps coach, cricket)
  • Steve Hansen (All Blacks coach, rugny)

Halberg Disability Sport Foundation Disabled Sportsperson of the Year

 

  • Corey Peters (Para skiing)
  • Michael Johnson (Para-shooting)
  • Nikita Howarth (Para-swimming)
  • Sophie Pascoe (Para-swimming)

The above categories winners are then eligible for the overall Halberg Award.

 

More information about the Halberg Awards here:

 

http://www.halbergawards.co.nz/

 

And a list of Past winners here:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halberg_awards

 

All nominees are very deserving, it's going to interesting to watch to see who wins. Either way, it will be sure to create a lot of discussion.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1494880 18-Feb-2016 12:51
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I see that no NZ Breakers basket ball team again despite winning their 4th   NBL title..  Guess basket ball in NZ has a very low profile.





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  Reply # 1494920 18-Feb-2016 13:32
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old3eyes:

 

I see that no NZ Breakers basket ball team again despite winning their 4th   NBL title..  Guess basket ball in NZ has a very low profile.

 

 

 

 

Thats the thing. Low profile means lower regard of the achievement, even if the achievement was more difficult than other nominees

 

They all tend to gravitate to the most well known, most famous, rather than the person/team that punched higher above their weight


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  Reply # 1494925 18-Feb-2016 13:43
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What? the New Zealander of the year isn't even nominated for sportsman of the year :-)





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  Reply # 1494943 18-Feb-2016 14:10
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geekiegeek:

 

What? the New Zealander of the year isn't even nominated for sportsman of the year :-)

 

 

 

 

You raise a good point there....


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  Reply # 1495181 18-Feb-2016 19:43
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About time Scott Dixon won it.

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  Reply # 1495196 18-Feb-2016 20:05
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geekiegeek:

 

What? the New Zealander of the year isn't even nominated for sportsman of the year :-)

 

 

I was going to say RM is going to win it but haha I'm wrong! Woo hoo!

 

Unfortunately that means man-of-5-matches-in-12-months is in the running. PLEEEEEEASE no!




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  Reply # 1495231 18-Feb-2016 20:49
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Hansen took out Coach of the Year



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  Reply # 1495234 18-Feb-2016 20:54
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Sport Nz Leadership Award winner Brendan McCullum.



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  Reply # 1495258 18-Feb-2016 21:02
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Lion foundation Lifetime Achievement award winner  Ashley Taylor (athletics)



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  Reply # 1495274 18-Feb-2016 21:21
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NZ sports Hall of Fame inductees:

 

  • Sir Don Rowlands (rowing)
  • Lance O'Sullivan (thoroughbred raving)
  • Lesley Rumball (netball)
  • Mark Sorenson (softball)



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High Performance Sport New Zealand sportsman of the year winner Kane Williamson



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Halberg Disability Soprt Foundation Disabled sports person of the year winner Sophie Pascoe




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Microsoft Surface Team of the Year winners are the All Blacks



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High Performance Sport New Zealand Sports women of the year winner Lydia Ko



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Radio Sport New Zealand favorite sporting moment Grant Elliott winning runs in Blackcaps v South Africa Cricket World Cup 2015 Semi Final at Eden Park

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