He’s a familiar face at Otara Pool and Leisure Centre, and his face is sure to have leapt out at more than a few NZ Herald readers recently. Lifeguard Teapanga Varu (Panga) spoke at free water awareness classes at the Mangere Rugby League Club during Boat Safety Week, along with lost-at-sea survivor Rob Hewitt.
Panga is passionate about water and boat safety, and about passing on the message to his community. He has recently completed his Coastguard Education qualifications with Hewitt, and is now able to run those courses himself.
Read the full NZ Herald article here. Interested in learning more about water and boating safety, or organising some classes for your community? Contact Otara Pool and Leisure Centre or your local pool to see how we can help!