“Kia ora bro” Tommy said in a funny version. The first thing that made me interested in his story was when he was talking like a maori and saying kik bak words. He was a very interesting guy and straight up.
One of his dad’s rules when they were little was they had to make 10 people happy a day, and that there wasn’t allowed any violence in the house or around them. Nowadays Tommy still goes around with his little 7 year old daughter and goes in the supermarket and tries to make 20 people happy. If they don’t make the counter person happy they go back around the supermarket until they make him happy.
One of his first jobs that he ever started was a dishwashing job in Mt Ruapehu. He washed over 300 peoples dishes.