Following a run of success in Hollywood, actor Cliff Curtis has been welcomed home with Te Tohu Tiketike o Matariki Supreme Award at the inaugural Matariki Awards.

The star studded evening in Auckland's War Memorial Museum organised by Maori Television in partnership with Te Puni Kokiri celebrates and honours extraordinary Maori talent and achievement across a broad range of fields and industries.

Young All Blacks sensation Nehe Milner-Skudder claims Te Waita¯ Award for Sport.

Te Karere presenter Scotty Morrison gains Te Waiti¯ Award for Te Reo & Tikanga.


Eighteen-year-old Northlander Ezekiel Raui takes home the Matariki Young Achievers Award for his continuous effort in supporting youth mental health issues.