2007 Arts Foundation Laureate Award

2004 Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit
For services to Māori and Music 

2003 New Zealand Television Awards
Best Māori Programme (shared with Toby Mills): Syd Jackson - Life & Times of a Māori Activist
Nominated for Best Māori Language Programme (with Toby Mills): Nga Morehu - End of an Era

2000 TV Guide New Zealand Television Awards
Best Māori Programme (with Toby Mills): Nga Morehu - End of an Era, episode one