McCaw voted NZ’s most trusted sportsper­son


Re­tired All Blacks cap­tain Richie McCaw is New Zealand’s most trusted sportsper­son in 2017.

Ac­cord­ing to the lat­est Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Peo­ple poll, 26 per cent of re­spon­dents felt McCaw was the coun­try’s most trusted sportsper­son, as he was in 2016.

Va­lerie Adams came sec­ond with 11 per cent of the vote and Ly­dia Ko was in third place with 7 per cent.

McCaw re­tired from pro­fes­sional rugby af­ter New Zealand’s suc­cess­ful 2015 Rugby World Cup cam­paign. He now flies he­li­copters in Can­ter­bury.

Other re­tired per­son­al­i­ties took out the most trusted TV pres- enter and politi­cian cat­e­gories.

John Camp­bell won the former cat­e­gory, de­spite his show Camp­bell Live be­ing axed in 2015.

John Key, who stepped down from his po­si­tion as Prime Min­is­ter in De­cem­ber, won the most trusted politi­cian cat­e­gory with 25 per cent of the vote.

Another former prime min­is­ter, He­len Clark, took sec­ond place de­spite not be­ing ac­tive in New Zealand pol­i­tics since 2008.

McCaw, Camp­bell and Key all won their re­spec­tive cat­e­gories in 2016 as well.

Breakfast pre­sen­ter Hi­lary Barry, who shared the top spot with Camp­bell last year, has dropped to fourth place be­hind Peter Wil­liams and her former co­host Paul Henry.


All Black Richie McCaw has re­tained his ti­tle as New Zealand’s most trusted sportsper­son.

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