From left, award winners Mike Peeni, Wayne Lesley representing Cullen Curtis, Shuntel Rika and Tamati Abel.
The Kaiwaka Sports Association hosted its annual awards evening on April 26 to highlight services and achievements in regional sport.
The Senior Sports Person of the Year award went to Cullen Curtis for his exploits in motocross.
Cullen came first in both the ATV Nationals and the NZ Miniature TTs Championships after coming second in the ATV North Island Champs.
To cap this off he travelled to China, where he finished fifth in the ATV Internationals.
In addition to this, Cullen played in the Otamatea Hawks rugby Premier and B sides and participated in the Kaiwaka basketball, touch and fast five modules, coming second in touch.
Junior Sportsperson of the Year went to Shuntel Rika, who has been selected for the Northern Zone Invitation netball squad.
This is an U21 squad that will participate in the Oceania Netball World Youth Cup Qualifiers Tournament, in an attempt to make the 2017 Youth World Cup in Botswana.
She is one of four players to be selected from Northland and will be coached by Mystics head coach Helene Wilson.
In addition to this, she has been selected for the Netball Northern Talent ID squad and the Hunt for Height programme developing players six feet or taller.
Shuntel also played for the Otamatea 1 netball side as vice captain winning the most valuable player award, and was selected for the Rodney Netball U17 rep team.
The Service to Sport award went to Mike Peeni for his rugby coaching work.
Mike coached the undefeated Otamatea Hawks U16 side that won the Southern Districts Cup.
He also took the Northland South Zone U15 rep side and the U16 and U17 Northland Maori rep teams.
This year he is coaching the Premier and Reserve Otamatea Hawks teams.
The Greg McRae Memorial Award went to Tamati Abel for his achievements in rugby.
Tamati played for the champion Otamatea Hawks U16 side, winning player of the year.
He also received the Kaipara District, ASB Youth Sports Person Achievement Award and made the Northland Maori U18 rep team.
He has represented Otamatea High School in rugby.