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Les Kenny

At 61, Les Kenny doesn't fit the usual stereotype of the thrusting young internet entrepreneur.

"It was just going to be an Auckland thing and all of a sudden it started picking up visitors from the States. I didn't plan it. The search engines just picked it up."

"I just liked doing it for free. It was a passion for me," he said, though he invested hundreds of hours into building the site, as illustrated by the DIY projects which fill his house and garden.

He has started travelling the world because he can forget about the site for periods and the money just keeps rolling in. But his mind is rarely off DIY, even when he's abroad.