Powerhouse Couple! Ngaire and Richard Waka Ama World Sprints Medal Winners!

Husband and wife Richard Pēhi and Ngaire Rae Pēhi have done New Zealand proud bringing home respective silver and gold medals at the Va'a Waka Ama World Sprints in Brazil Rio de Janeiro last week.  Richard managed to claim a SILVER! And Ngaire got the GOLD! Medal in the Master V1 section YAY!!!

Ngaire is the Health Promotion Manager here at Manaia Health PHO and is a true "Lead By Example" role model to many people and we are privileged to have her as part of our Team :-) she is an inspiration to us all.

They also picked up numerous other medals in the team events.  Congratulations to all the NZ Waka Ama Team! What a way to represent!!  Massive Aroha from the Manaia PHO Whanau for all your efforts!! The hours and hours of relentless, painstaking, training sure must feel worth it right now huh!

Safe travels for the rest of your journeys back to Aotearoa and may you bask in the glory of your amazing accomplishments for as long as possible.

More photos below

Rio 1            Rio 2                Rio 3