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.
Bernadette May is the first female principal at Tai Tapu School in the Selwyn district. She spoke to Devon Bolger about her passion for education and well-being.
Feather Shaw is the co-owner of Christchurch venue, Darkroom. Matt Slaughter spoke to her about supporting Christchurch musicians and her background in the arts.
Lee Barraclough talks about his business Skydiving Kiwis, which is set to launch a new attraction soon that will see people skydive out of a helicopter onto Sumner Beach.
A goal of becoming self-sufficient in food and natural medicines has grown into a burgeoning business for a Banks Peninsula family.
David Harvey served for 40 years in the police, retiring in 2017, and has now been made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. The former detective senior sergeant spoke to Matt Slaughter.
Iconic Akaroa restaurant Bully Hayes will be renamed after the recent controversy over claims the name honours slavery. Jess Gibson talked to owner Wayne Jones about the future of the business.
Anne Richardson has been protecting and breeding native flora and fauna at the Isaac Conservation and Wildlife Trust in Canterbury for 28 years.
Siana Fitzjohn talks about her work with Extinction Rebellion and mounting opposition to a coal mine expansion in Canterbury.