Meet Tamati Munroe

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Job: 

3rd Mate.

Job description: 

Operate a maintenance programme on the ship and manage the ship's supplies in stock.

Work background: 

Completed a Cadetship onboard.

Favourite part of job: 

Learning about and using different tools and techniques on the job. Also meeting new people.

Least favourite part of job: 

Checking the rat traps.

What I am working on now: 

A canvas tool bag.

A quick story about a job well done: 

The yards needed a fresh coat of varnish. Brought them down and varnished them. Job well done.

A (humorous) story about a job that went badly and what you learned: 

I once covered the surrounding area for a paint job. The paint with a mind of its own found itself onto the lovely teak deck. All the mess was cleaned up and I learned to protect the deck as if it was my own.

Qualifications: 

Skipper Restricted Limits Ticket.

Interests outside work: 

Music and outdoor adventures.


Tamati is 3rd Mate on the Spirit of New Zealand. Image: Spirit of Adventure Trust.