Ngawai is part of the He Oranga Poutama team and is the Kaiwhakahaere for Māngere-Ōtara, helping our Māori communities in South Auckland live healthier lifestyles through sport and physical activity. Her iwi are Ngā Pūhi and Tainui and she has a wealth of experience both playing sport and working in sport at a Regional Sports Trust level and International and club level in Rugby League and Tag Football.