6 Apr 2021

Max Laver: from building boats to shaping dinghies in Piopio

From Nine To Noon, 10:08 am on 6 April 2021

Max Laver's always been a maker.  Even as his child -  the go-carts he constructed were more like chariots. He's turned his passion into a living, making fibreglass dinghies, tables for children, and setting up a business creating carbon tipping bins for the trucking industry.

Max had lived all around the world before, on a rainy day in Ireland, he decided to take a job in Tauranga 18 years ago. Now he and his family live between Omokoroa near Tauranga, and Piopio a tiny town near Te Kuiti.