Ian is very supportive of community initiatives; and currently is actively involved with Mountain Biking North Otago. For the last 10 years Ian has been building, developing, and maintaining tracks mainly through the Blakely Pacific-owned Herbert Forest.
Other groups and organisations Ian has been involved with include – 40 years with Hampden Tennis Club as well as competing at National Level via North Otago Dog Trails which he was highly regarded in the sport. The list goes on, North Otago Tramping and Mountaineering Club, Federated Farmers, North Otago Search and Rescue, Hampden School Board of Trustees, Waianakaru and Kuri Creek Native Planting Group, Whitestone Rock n Roll Club and more.
Ian says “If you don’t participate in small communities the community doesn’t grow,” Well, the Hampden Community is certainly growing and thriving with the years of hard work, love and commitment to his Community.