This weekend saw him make his 100th appearance for Southland in a 35-7 victory over Hawke's Bay in Invercargill.
The milestone sees him become only the second player, after Tana Umaga, to play 50 Tests for the All Blacks, 100 games in Super Rugby (for the Highlanders) and 100 matches for his province.
Now, however, the 30 year old is looking forward to the next chapter of his rugby career, one that will be played out in the Cherry and White shirt of Gloucester as he explained to this week's Rugby Paper.
"It was time to move on and Gloucester were a team I was excited about. They remind me a lot of home - a passionate, parochial fanbase and rugby in Gloucester is the number one sport.
"I had a few offers but I was in regular contact with Gloucester and I just like what they were about.
"They try to bring a lot of their own players through their own Academy system, they don't rely on many imports. With their fan base it is pretty parochial and it reminds me a lot of where I play rugby at Southland."
And he strongly refutes any suggestion that he is heading to Kingsholm to wind down his career:
"By no means am I going there to finish up. I'm going there to revitalize my career with a new challenge of rugby in the Premiership.
"It looks exciting and I can't wait to get over there and get involved. By no means do I think I'll automatically be starting, I have to earn the shirt and I'm looking forward to that."