When Irene Ballagh says there are some amazing people at Columbia University, she is not exaggerating - a Nobel Prize winner works just down the hall from her lab.
A chance encounter with a vodka distributor in Shanghai led to Marty Newell working first in China, then London.
Playing an intergalactic ninja warrior has been Ria Vandervis' most interesting acting role to date.
When Dunedin man Clem Wright died a virtual recluse, his stepbrother Vince claimed he was one of many former foster children whose lives had been ruined by abuse. Vince Wright vowed to tell their stories and as Foster Care Awareness Week draws to a close, he describes what he found. Kim Dungey reports.
New Zealand's favourite funny man, David McPhail, has been playing serious roles on the stage. But now he's in a cheeky pantomime at the Fortune Theatre and planning to bring satire back to television. Kim Dungey reports.
Labour Day commemorates the struggle for an eight-hour working day but as it rolls around this year, many New Zealanders are working far more than that. At the same time, politicians are talking of work-life balance and flexible work arrangements. Kim Dungey reports on the ultimate juggling act - balancing work with the rest of our lives.
Kim Dungey looks at two more workplaces already providing flexible working arrangements and gets the view from the employer's side.
The help new mothers need when the black dog attends their birthing suite is being paid for by charity. Kim Dungey looks at a widespread problem struggling for recognition.
Christchurch GP Denise Nicholson believes doctors will see increasing numbers of women with postnatal depression.
Becoming more organised does not need to be all hard work, says professional organiser Wendy Davie. As she tells Kim Dungey, an accidental organiser makes being organised so easy it happens by accident.
Schools are banning tag and bullrush. Parents are stopping their children from climbing trees. Kim Dungey asks what's going on.
If you can't sing the opening lines of their signature tune, "Five in the air: let's do it together. Five to the side: who cares about the weather?" then chances are, you don't have young children in your household. Hi-5 are rock stars among preschoolers and heading this way. Kim Dungey talks to original cast member Nathan Foley.
Dirty ovens, marked showers, mouldy windows - professional cleaners deal to them every day, and know the shortcuts. Kim Dungey looks at spring cleaning.
As city leaders debate the merits of allowing housing at Dunedin's harbourside, the few people who already live there watch with interest. They talk to Kim Dungey about living in an area dominated by industry.
Sailing home from the Bounty Islands, Tui De Roy's yacht was slammed by a rogue 5m wave.
It seems New Zealanders are yearning for the simple life, and this is reflected in home decor trends. Kim Dungey reports.
If you plan to sell your house in spring, now is the time to do all that maintenance you've been neglecting. Kim Dungey talks to the professionals about selling your home in a depressed market.
The right mental attitude can be the difference between gold and silver at the Olympics. Kim Dungey asks Ken Hodge, a mental skills coach for previous Olympic teams, if we can apply sports psychology to our everyday lives.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is in hot water over donations. Kim Dungey asked professional fundraiser Lisa Wells about the business of soliciting funding.