Last night, at the Hawke's Bay Sports Awards at Pettigrew Arena in Napier, the region's sports people and supporters were recognised.
The winners were:
Hawke's Bay Today-Radio Sport Sportsperson of the Year: Aimee Fisher (Kayaking).
Sportsground.co.nz Administrator: Ivan Aplin (Cycling).
Nimon and Sons RSO/Club Operations: Hawke's Bay Netball.
Sbsbank Innovation in Sport and Recreation: Patu Aotearoa.
Brebner Print Official: Chris Pollock (Rugby).
Kennedy Park Masters: Myka Nuku (White Water Rafting and Waka Ama).
Sileni Estate Coach: Paul Henare (Basketball).
Spark Digital Service: Ross and Anne Brown (School Sport), Yvonne Gardiner (Netball), Vicky Lassen (Netball), Waka Leonard (Rugby League), Craig Waterhouse (Softball).
Konica Minolta Junior Team: Havelock North High School Junior Girls Orienteering.
The Lion Foundation Junior Sportsperson: Piera Hudson (Alpine Ski Racing).
Tremains Senior Team: Hawke's Bay Magpies (Rugby).
Conroy Removals Senior Sportsperson: Aimee Fisher (Kayaking).
NZME Peoples Choice: Jason Long (Rugby and Speedway).