Past award winners

Previous winners of the University of Auckland Aotearoa Māori Business Leaders Awards. Names and criteria of some of the awards has changed over time.

Each recipient is recognised at the Awards dinner in the following year, e.g the 2016 Award recipient was recognised at the 2017 dinner.

Outstanding Māori Business Leader Award

  • 2017 - Kauahi Ngapora
  • 2016 - Mavis Mullins
  • 2015 - Jason Witehira
  • 2014 - Kingi Smiler
  • 2013 - Lisa Carrington
  • 2012 - Ian Taylor
  • 2011 - Chris Mace
  • 2010 - Ralph Norris
  • 2009 - Kiri Te Kanawa
  • 2008 - Peter Cooper
  • 2007 - Brett Shepherd
  • 2006 - Rob McLeod
  • 2005 - Peter Loughlin
  • 2004 - Howard Morrison

 

Māori Woman Business Leader Award

  • 2017 - Rachel Taulelei
  • 2016 - Hinerangi Raumati
  • 2015 - Miriana Stephens
  • 2014 - Mavis Mullins  

Young Māori Business Leader Award

  • 2017 - Kendall Flutey
  • 2016 - Blanche Murray
  • 2015 - Jamie Tuuta
  • 2014 - Ngarimu Blair

Māori Entrepreneurial Leader Award

  • 2017 - Maruhaeremuri Nihoniho
  • 2016 - Bailey Mackey

Lifetime Achievement Recognition Award

2013 - Joseph Hawke

Māori Governance Leader Award

  • 2017 - Whaimutu Dewes

Dame Mira Szászy Māori Alumni Award

  • 2016 - Liz Te Amo
  • 2015 - Karen Vercoe
  • 2014 - Ella Henry
  • 2014 - Melanie Smith
  • 2013 - Colleen Bermingham Brown
  • 2013 - Daniel Bidois
  • 2013 - Peter Baltus
  • 2012 - Joanna Overall
  • 2012 - Mark Henare
  • 2012 - Rachel Deane
  • 2012 - Tunuiarangi McLean
  • 2012 - Wayne Pihema
  • 2011 - Jack Kimura
  • 2011 - Kiri Dell
  • 2011 - Leon Wijohn
  • 2011 - Ngaroimata Reid
  • 2010 - Chellie Spiller
  • 2010 - Dan Walker
  • 2010 - Maxine Shortland
  • 2010 - Merata Kawharu
  • 2009 - Daymon Nin
  • 2009 - Selwyn Hayes
  • 2009 - Teresa Tepania-Ashton
  • 2008 - Annette Wehi
  • 2007 - Hamuera Walker Mitchell
  • 2007 - Jane Roimata Walden-Green
  • 2007 - Marama Findlay
  • 2007 - Wayne Tamerangi Mulligan
  • 2006 - Benjamin Dalton
  • 2006 - Beverly Adlam
  • 2006 - Hone Kiwa Whatarau (Rangatahi Award)
  • 2005 - Anthony Wilson
  • 2005 - Brian J Tunui
  • 2005 - Rangimarie Hunia
  • 2004 - Adam Parore
  • 2003 - Anne Candy
  • 2003 - Erima Henare
  • 2003 - June McCabe
  • 2003 - Lynette Stewart

Outstanding Māori Business Leadership Award

  • 2017 - The Iwi Collective Partnership
  • 2016 - Kahungunu Asset Holding Company
  • 2015 - Ngāi Tahu Holdings
  • 2014 - Tainui Group Holdings
  • 2013 - Wakatū Inc
  • 2012 - Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu
  • 2011 - Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Trust
  • 2010 - Wairakei Terraces
  • 2009 - Central North Island Iwi Collective (CNI)
  • 2008 - Tuaropaki Trust
  • 2008 - Fomana Capital
  • 2008 - Pounamu Performing Arts
  • 2007 - Ngāti Kuta me Patukeha ki te Rāwhiti