The man with a "Devast8" tattoo across his face, who made headlines worldwide last year, has a new job.
A Kiwi spotted Mark Cropp along Tauranga Rd in Te Poi, near Matamata as a road worker.
A person also snapped a photo of Cropp wearing a orange high-vis vest, hard helmet and holding a walkie-talkie, which was posted on the Only in New Zealand Facebook page.
Cropp's mother left a heartfelt comment on the post saying: "So super proud of u my son for getting a job and proving all the haters wrong."
When Cropp spoke with the New Zealand Herald previously, he said he wanted to get off the, dole, get a job and put food on the table for his family.
"I want to be able to put meat on the table - we want to live a normal life."
He said he had visited job agencies appealing for work.
"One employment place said to me 'I wouldn't employ you with that on you face, I wouldn't even take a second look at you'. I've had other people that just shrugged and laughed at me."
Cropp found a job last year as a chicken chaser.
His job involved catching chickens on farms and putting them into "modules" before they are taken for slaughter.
He worked between 12 and 14 hours a day and was paid $16 an hour for his labour.
Before getting the job as a chicken chaser, Cropp accepted an offer from Sacred Laser in Kingsland to have his DEVAST8 tattoo removed for free.
Herald Focus went to Cropp's first laser removal session, where a section of his tattoo was worked on and partly lasered off.
But Cropp's girlfriend Taneia Ruki confirmed that he would not be having any further laser removal.