Talking about death is not morbid or depressing - it is liberating and helps people prepare for the inevitable. So says Lincoln funeral and wedding celebrant, Richard Marchant, who founded the Death Cafe in Lincoln.
Debbie Casson from Lady Ink Cosmetic Tattooing enjoys making women feel whole again. It was her own experience with sinus and breast cancer that drew the 55-year-old into the industry.
Dave Wyatt has no plans to retire as he continues to build his thriving pharmacy in Lincoln. The 63-year-old talks about his guardianship of the Bledisloe Cup and facing competition from big discount operators.
A 43-year-old Leeston mother of two and early childhood teacher transformed her life after training for a body-building competition.
Henry Turner is one of the youngest artists to feature in Christchurch Art Gallery's permanent collection. Susan Sandys spoke to the 22yo about his achievements - and why blue is a "terrifying" colour.
Before the second test against South Africa got underway, Black Caps batsman Tom Latham sat down with reporter Chris Barclay to run through his career and life off the pitch.
Once Jason Tiatia ended a career that saw him travel the world with the NZ Sevens team, the Ara Institute of Canterbury academic rekindled his desire to keep the Samoan language relevant.
Celeste Donovan might not have a Pier People bumper sticker on her car, but New Brighton and the rest of the Coastal Ward are close to the ear of the city's newest elected representative.
Ekant Veer arrived in NZ midway through the fifth form and, inspired by his late grandfather’s ground-breaking education, he has built a formidable reputation among lecturers at Canterbury University.
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.