A man of great determination.
A man of great humility.
On being given his knighthood by the Queen -
"I wasn't very happy about it at all. I just didn't really particularly see myself as a titled person.
"Normally I used to wander round Papakura with a pretty grubby old pair of overalls on and I thought, my goodness, 'I'll have to buy myself a new pair of overalls'."
This 5 minute podcast is well worth the listen. Thanks RadioNZ.