Olympic, paralympic and world champions will vie for top honours at this year's Maori Sports Awards to be held in Auckland later this month.
Gold medal winners in London this year, Olympic canoeist Lisa Carrington and Paralympic swimmer Cameron Leslie, as well as bronze medal winning rower Storm Uru, are among the finalists and recipients in contention for the supreme title - the Maori Sports Person of the Year.
A total of 22 Olympians, three Paralympians and 14 world champion individuals and teams have been nominated for awards.
Administrators, referees and coaches will also be honoured.
Awards executive director Dick Garratt says Maori have come a long way since the first ceremony in 1991, where there was only one world champion.
The 22nd awards ceremony will be hosted by Te Tohu Taakaro o Aotearoa Charitable Trust at Auckland's Pacific Events Centre on 24 November.
The nominees are:
Maori Sports Administrator of the Year
Mavis Mullins MNZM (Rangitane, Te Ati Haunui-a-Paparangi, Te Arawa)
Marinna Millanta-Lowrey (Te Whanau-a-Apanui)
Tiki Edwards (Whakatohea, Ngati Tūwharetoa)
Disabled Maori Sports Person of the Year
Jane Parsons (Taranaki)
Cameron Leslie (Ngapuhi)
George Thomas (Te Arawa)
Maori Sports Umpire/Referee of the Year
Amber Church (Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki)
Dwayne Paul (Ngati Haua)
Glen Warrick Jackson (Ngai Tahu)
NGA IKA A WHIRO
Maori Sports Team of the Year
Cam Ferguson (Ngati Kahungunu), John Kirkpatrick (Ngati Porou)
Joanne Kumeroa (Te Ati Haunui-a-Paparangi), Joel Henare (Ngati Porou)
TE MARU O TUMATAUENGA
Maori Sports Coach of the Year
Waimarama Taumaunu (Ngati Porou)
Noeline Taurua (Ngapuhi)
Jamie Joseph (Rangitane)
Junior Maori Sportswoman of the Year
Tyla Nathan-Wong (Ngapuhi)
SEVENS, TOUCH, TAG;
Kataraina Brown (Ngati Hako)
Paige Hourigan (Ngati Tuwharetoa)
Junior Maori Sportsman of the Year
Jason Emery (Ngati Maniapoto)
Elliott Paerata-Reid (Ngati Tuwharetoa)
Apirana Pewhairangi (Ngati Porou)
Senior Maori Sportswoman of the Year
Vesna Radonich (Ngati Maniapoto)
Kayla Sharland (Rangitane)
Lisa Carrington (Te Aitanga-a-Mahaki)
Senior Maori Sportsman of the Year
Shane Cameron (Rongomaiwahine)
Liam Messam (Ngai Tuhoe)
Storm Uru (Ngai Tahu)