John has been a paramedic in the Rhodesian Army (16 years) and has worked for the Waikato DHB since 1983 (now part time).
He has lead New Zealand tours to the Marlborough Sounds and High Country, to Fiordland and rail trips to the Chateau to celebrate ANZAC at Waiouru.
Overseas tours include, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia (Victoria Falls) and Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls).
Past times include genealogy, a Trustee on the Waikato Health Memorabilia Trust and writing memoirs.
He lives in Te Awamutu with his wife Wendy.