An exciting day was had by all participants in this years New Zealand Post Group Corporate Waka ama Sprints – Wellington. The wind was howling but with a bit of sun the challenge to stay on top of the water didn’t seem quite so daunting. What an adrenaline rush:) Photos from the event can be downloaded courtesy of RENARDFX Photography at www.flickr.com/photos/hoetonga/sets/72157646907710183/
The success of this event was mainly due the the fantastic group of volunteers who gave their enthusiasm, time and effort along with an experienced Event Team led by Chris Fox, from Hikoikoi Waka ama Club. Thanks to New Zealand Post Group Community Investment Manager Charles Ropitini who organised the big NZ Post Truck, gazebos, entertainment and BBQ. Charles you did an outstanding job marketing and promoting waka ama, thanks.
Results are as follows: Two teams will represent Wellington region at the 2015 National Waka ama Sprint Championships NZ Post event:
Championship Final – 300m Sprints
1st Waka Toa ki Porirua (PCKC)
2nd Gale Force – Manawatu (Whanganui)
3rd Mixed Lollies (Hawaiikanui)
Our volunteer of the day is pictured above and did an outstanding job in loading bay.
Any NZ Post employees looking to carry on paddling can contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to our waka ama season 2015.