Ti­tahi Bay scoops awards

Kapi-Mana News - - NEWS - By KRIS DANDO

Nick Mulc­ahy’s not in it for tro­phies, but he says it’s nice to know he’s do­ing a fine job.

The Ti­tahi Bay Surf Life Sav­ing Club mem­ber won in­struc­tor of the year at the Cap­i­tal Coast Awards of Ex­cel­lence, held at Plim­mer­ton Boat­ing Club on May 23. The event recog­nised the best of­fi­cials, teams, vol­un­teers and coaches in surf life­sav­ing in the lower North Is­land.

It fol­lows up Mulc­ahy be­ing named life­guard of the year in 2014.

‘‘I’m hon­oured and proud,’’ he said of the award, ‘‘es­pe­cially as there are fan­tas­tic ex­am­in­ers and in­struc­tors in the Welling­ton area. We don’t go into this [surf life­sav­ing] to win awards, but it’s nice to walk away with it.’’

Mulc­ahy’s du­ties at the club in­clude prep­ping mem­bers to pass tests to be­come life­guards, up­skilling them on all facets of the job, teach­ing first aid and run­ning com­mu­nity projects.

He said the Ti­tahi Bay club was in great spir­its, with ded­i­cated mem­bers and vol­un­teers keep­ing it hum­ming.

‘‘It’s go­ing very well across the board, from ex­celling in terms of ser­vice to the com­mu­nity to the surf sports. The club has been build­ing very well th­ese past few years and we’re see­ing the fruition

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