I find Hamish busy on the top of his van in his visibility west. As it turns out, Hamish is a drain-layer searching for the right joints in the roof-top container. He says they never lose one from there, not even in windy weather! Hamish works from half past six in the morning until seven in the evening doing fifty-five plus hours per week. He got into it for the money and he doesn’t mind the long hours. They spend one to three days on a job, working on private homes all around the town. “It’s the busiest up hills though, that’s where the earthquake did the most damage.”