The Walks of Fame in both Te Awamutu and Cambridge provide a way to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievers of our district.
Recipients of "outstanding achievement" are acknowledged with a special pou or plaque placed on the Walk of Fame in Selwyn Park, Te Awamutu or on Duke Street in Cambridge.
Walk of Fame - Cambridge
The two maps listed show the names of Cambridge sports champions residing on the Walk of Fame in Duke Street, Cambridge and also the horse mosaics.
Duke Street, Cambridge - Walk of Fame
Cambridge Horse Mosaics
History of the Cambridge Walk of Fame
24 sporting achievers were inducted into the Cambridge Sports Walk of Fame in 2003 and their plaques installed in Duke Street. Another five sportspeople were installed in 2006, four more in 2009 and one in 2014.
As part of the Cambridge CBD upgrade project in the early 2000s, 18 equine mosaics were commissioned and installed along Victoria Street. An equine statue (a bronze horse and foal) was unveiled by the Town Hall in March 2004.
One more mosaic was installed in Victoria Street at the time of the 2009 Duke Street inductions and in 2014 another three were installed. Walk of Fame - Te Awamutu
Below are the names of people currently on the Walk of Fame pou in Selwyn Park, Te Awamutu.
|Rewi Maniapoto||Neil and Tim Finn||Doug and Mike Tamaki||Rev John Morgan|
|Joey Allan||Oscar Natzka||Dr Lindsay Rogers||Andrew Nicholson|
|Jim Wynyard||Harvey White||Paddy and Pat Stephens||John Rochfort|
|Tony Herlihy||Lloyd Mandeno||Alan Wallace||Tony Kay|
|Brendon Cameron||Rongo Wetere||Leanne Baker||Lloyd Lee|
History of the Te Awamutu Walk of Fame
The Te Awamutu Walk of Fame came into being in 2009 through the Heart of Te Awamutu project. It was officially opened by Kingi Tuheitia on 15 November 2009 and 18 pou were unveiled.
In 2011 the Waharoa was officially unveiled. This was a joint project between Council and Te Wananga o Aotearoa. In June 2013 another five pou were unveiled: Leanne Baker, Sir Grant Hammond, Lloyd Lee, Mary Scott and Phillip Tataurangi.
Policy and nomination forms
If you know of anyone you think would be eligible for the Walks of Fame please check with the current Walks of Fame policy for both towns.
Cambridge Walk of Fame policy
Te Awamutu Walks of Fame policy
This form is for the nomination of persons into the Cambridge (Sporting Champions) and Te Awamutu Walks of Fame:
Nomination form - Walks of Fame