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.