Writing has been a big part of award-winning novelist Sandra Arnold's life. She tells Susan Sandys how it helped her overcome family tragedy and fall in love with the Canterbury Plains.
High-profile Covid-19 modeller and Canterbury Uni mathematician, Michael Plank, opens up about life in the spotlight, advising the government, disinformation and exploring the Southern Alps.
Career tattoo artist Brad Raven’s journey through life is mirrored by the images he inks onto clients in the serene confines of his Christchurch studio - and by the artwork on his own body.
Christchurch roading contractor Trevor Bond went to Wellington as a teenager to work on a telephone exchange but soon found himself driving Rob Muldoon, judges, royals and Hollywood pin-ups around the capital.
Well-known Canterbury farmer Gavin King was killed on Friday after being trapped by a tree. The week before his death he spoke to reporter Susan Sandys about his love of mountain climbing, farming and Mt Everest.
The first woman to receive the prestigious Dan Walls Medal, Canterbury University theoretical physicist Jenni Adams, puts her career under the microscope.
Dean Rockhouse suffers from depression. But the 47-year-old truck driver and craftsman from Rolleston has found a way to deal with it.
Nic Low nearly died on one of his journeys over the Southern Alps while researching his new book Uprising. Matt Slaughter spoke to him about traversing the greenstone trails.
Volunteering to look after his club’s cricket pitch led to Christchurch turf expert Mark Shaw venturing to some of the world’s busiest airports and biggest stadiums.
Khye Hitchcock is programme director of The Green Lab - a charitable trust that creates green spaces across Christchurch. They talk to reporter Bea Gooding about community connections and well-being.
Mark Jackson, a supermarket worker from Lincoln, bought his first pair of heels seven years ago - and never looked back. He talks to reporter Susan Sandys about his life as Lady Bubbles.
John Veale closed his optometry business in Shirley on Friday but the 74-year-old will not lose sight of a profession he has been devoted to since abandoning plans to be a tradesman at his father’s insistence.
Black Caps coach Gary Stead opens up about his own cricket playing career, the infamous 2019 World Cup final, and whether he has ever fiddled with Kane Williamson’s set-up.
A 42-year teaching stint at Shirley Boys’ High School enabled Steve Garland - who retires this week - to help shape the careers of several future Black Caps.
Colleen Cole started Highland dancing as a five-year-old and 76 years later she is still immersed in a quintessentially Scottish passion in Christchurch.
Sarah Pallett opens up about beating cancer and then Gerry Brownlee on her way to winning the Ilam electorate race.
Canterbury Uni associate professor Amy Fletcher has been living in Christchurch since 1999 - but the Covid pandemic and its potential impact on her family and friends has forced her to return home to the United States.
Mark Brown never quite made the step up to provincial rugby amid stiff competition for a start in Otago’s formidable loose forward trio in the 1990s - so he switched focus to helping other talented players reach the top.
Canterbury woman Jane Potts was recognised as a ‘Covid hero’ for her work volunteering as a St John ambulance officer during the lockdown.