Community services recognised
Lloyd Martin has given years of his life to helping mentor the next generation of youth leaders.
The Titahi Bay man was recognised with a Kiwibank Local Hero Award late last year.
‘‘It was a bit of a surprise. My work in the community is not about getting recognition, but I’m very grateful,’’ Martin said.
Martin founded Praxis, a support network for people who contribute to the development of young people in their communities.
He is also heavily involved in Porirua Alternative School in Cannons Creek.
‘‘It’s great to have an opportunity to work with people, and to be in a job you love doing.’’
Martin has spent his life involved in teaching, starting off teaching at Windley School and Brandon Intermediate in the 1970s.
"I fell in love with the community and just never left."