Tom Arthur chairs the Ida Valley Irrigation Company and is a member of the Manuherikia Catchment Water Strategy Group.
He and his wife Noeline and their two children farm sheep and beef at Poolburn. They also grow some crops.
Half of their property is irrigated with supply through the Ida Valley Irrigation Company and two private water consents. The rest is dryland.
Tom’s hobbies include hunting and clay target shooting.