Vote for your Favourite Sporting Moment of 2019!

This is your chance to have your say about the most exciting, remarkable, or compelling sporting moment, game or series in 2019.  Vote now for only category chosen by the public at the 57th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards.

The full list of New Zealand’s Favourite Sporting Moment of the Year finalists are: 

  1. Zoi Sadowski-Synnott wins New Zealand’s first ever snowboard FIS World Championships gold medal- snowboarding (Park City) 

  1. Lisa Adams breaks world record to win shot put gold at World Para Athletics Championships - Para athletics (Dubai) 

  1. Silver Ferns winning Netball World Cup – netball (Liverpool) 

  1. Martin Guptill throw to run out M.S Dhoni to get New Zealand into the Cricket World Cup final – cricket (London) 

  1. The BLACKCAPS Super Over against England in the Cricket World Cup final - cricket (London)  

  1. Women’s Eight winning gold at the World Rowing Championships – rowing (Ottensheim) 

  1. Israel Adesanya winning UFC Middleweight title – mixed martial arts (Melbourne) 

  1. Scott McLaughlin winning Bathurst – motorsport (Bathurst) 

  1. Alice Robinson winning World Cup season opening giant slalom race – ski racing (Sölden) 

  1. TJ Perenara try against Namibia in Rugby World Cup – rugby (Tokyo) 


The public can vote for their choice once a day by text message or online at

How to vote: 

Voting is now open for New Zealand’s Favourite Sporting Moment of the Year award.  You can vote once a day from now until 9.00pm on Thursday 13 February 2020, vote either online or by text. 

1.            Online 

2.            TXT 

Text your Sporting Moment’s unique code to 556 (standard txt charges apply): 

  1. Txt SM1 to 556 to vote for  Zoi Sadowski-Synnott 

  1. Txt SM2 to 556 to vote for  Lisa Adams 

  1. Txt SM3 to 556 to vote for  Silver Ferns 

  1. Txt SM4 to 556 to vote for  Martin Guptill 

  1. Txt SM5 to 556 to vote for The BLACKCAPS 

  1. Txt SM6 to 556 to vote for Women’s Rowing 8 

  1. Txt SM7 to 556 to vote for Israel Adesanya 

  1. Txt SM8 to 556 to vote for Scott McLaughlin 

  1. Txt SM9 to 556 to vote for Alice Robinson 

  1. Txt SM10 to 556 to vote for TJ Perenara 

Be in to win a trip to the 57th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards

Everyone who votes for the Sporting Moment by 30 January 2020 goes in the draw for a trip for two, including flights and accommodation, to the 57th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards at Spark Arena, Auckland on Thursday 13 February 2020.   Visit to read full the competition terms & conditions. 

The New Zealand’s Favourite Sporting Moment winner will be announced at the 57th ISPS Handa Halberg Awards ceremony on Thursday 13 February 2020 at Spark Arena in Auckland and televised live free to air on Prime TV and on SKY SPORT the broadcast will include closed captioning.