Every year, Rotorua sportspeople punch above their weight and 2019 was no different. You get the feeling many of them are only just getting started. Here are sports reporter David Beck's 10 local individuals

Tukimihia Simpkins (Rugby League)

Tayla Earle (Netball)

Sarah Walker (BMX)

Lisa Adams (Shot Put)

Mahina Paul (Rugby Sevens)

Leo English (Swimming)


Ceiza James (Rugby League)

Megan Williams (BMX)

Kyra Mita (Waka Ama and Rafting)

Tuhoto-Ariki Pene (Mountain Biking)