Maioro Barton is of Maori and European Descent, and lives in Cambridge in the Waikato. He is an outgoing person with a great sense of humour.
Maioro was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair. He is currently a Waikato and New Zealand Men’s Squad Member for Wheelchair Basketball and has a Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science from WINTEC in Hamilton.
Maioro also coordinates an after school programme, helping youth with disabilities get active and involved with sports. Maioro has experience public speaking and has been interviewed on TV many times, mainly on Maori Television.
“I dwell less on the disability and more on the possibilities.”
Height: 120cm (sitting in wheelchair)
Shoe Size: 6
Sport > Wheelchair Basketball
February 2013: Interview on prime time news for the Halberg Sport Awards
Appearances on Maori TV, shows such as Te Kaea and the National Maori Sports Awards
Live interviews on Maori TV and prime time news. Also filmed playing wheelchair basketball live for Waikato