There aren't many sports where you can help build the stadium. Mountain biking is one of those and Rick Todd has been involved with trail construction in the Whakarewarewa Forest for a quarter of a century.
"I was flatting with Morgan Wilson who runs Zippy Central Café, now," he says.
"He bought a bike and started heading out, coming home saying how awesome it was, so I bought one, a Diamond Back ASCENT EX. The Dipper was 1/2 built, so it was early days."
He started taking out a foldout saw and fixing up blown trees, hangover trees and branches