“I credit my Mum for my hair, she’s from Niue. I try and keep it contained most of the time, it’s a bit of a hassle trying to put a hard-hat on. There’s the odd office day when I’ll let it out.
"Mum hadn’t been back to Niue since she was 14 so we took her back over, that was an awesome experience, to see the house Mum grew up in, the taro plantation. I tried to climb a coconut tree but I’m not great at that. I’ve got two children of my own now, a four-year-old boy and a three-year-old girl. They’re trouble, but they’re awesome.
"I’m originally from Auckland but I’ve been up here for 18 years, and with KiwiRail for 10 years. I started off as a trainee track worker and carried on through, it’s cool, they’re a great bunch of people and that’s the main thing.”
There are around 3400 people working at KiwiRail, and all of them have an interesting story to tell. We wanted to share some of them with you, so we created the #HumansOfKiwiRail Facebook campaign. For more profiles, check out our Facebook page.