The making of John Britten
The Sir Richard Hadlee Award for "outstanding contribution to Canterbury sport and achievement" in 1994 was just one of many accolades John Britten received. His wife Kirsteen is a former Miss Canterbury and was a top international model.
in 1994 he purchased a speedy five-litre TVR Griffith sports car which he also successfully raced a few times.
His jet boat - here broken down as John catches a fish while also summoning help - was regularly pushed to the limit and beyond.