It’s all about living central
What do you like best about the South Waikato? It is very central to some great places in the North Island only travelling one to one and a half hours you can visit Taupo, The Bay of Plenty and Hamilton.
We also have some great country side with some breath taking views around most corners.
What is one thing about people that annoys you? Some people disrespect at accident scenes when we are out there savings lives and trying to clear up the scene to get the roadways back to normal as quickly as possible safely with out being a target! But some people seem to be in that much of a hurry we have to watch our backs all the time.
What is you favourite fish and chip shop? Young’s Kitchen in TIRAU - great service and very nice meals.
What is the craziest thing you have ever done? Not so much crazy but I like abseiling and rope rescue. As a member of one of Fonterra’s Emergency Response Team’s this is one of the tasks we do and train for.
When I’m free I like to... Be out fishing when we can get the boat out or relaxing on the beach putting out the Kontiki.
If a tourist came to the South Waikato I would take them... To the Waihou river walk, this is a nice relaxing walk with some incredible views of what the south Waikato has to offer.
What is the most inspiring event you have ever seen/experienced? Being down in Christchurch helping with the clean up after the Christchurch earth quakes, spending two weeks at the first and six weeks at the second quake with the Fonterra Emergency Response Teams working through the high rise building with the structural engineers.
What is the most devastating event you have ever endured/witnessed? This would also have to be Christchurch the power of mother nature is amazing.
What is one thing about yourself that not many people know? I enjoy hunting but have not been out for a number of years, slowly getting back into it.
If I was mayor I would... Keep working with the community groups to clean up our town’s, make them attractive places to visit.