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Hearts and flowers

Being a florist isn’t all about playing with flowers, according to florist Ali Palmer, from Upper Hutt. But the rewards are well worth the effort.

Designer gems

Believe it or not, there are still jewellers out there doing all the work themselves. Working out of Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Debra Fallowfield is one of New Zealand’s most successful artisan jewellers.
Paul Neason took a convoluted path to running National Park, a successful boutique animation and video production house in Wellington.

Sales star

Karla Magill says it’s the buzz of making a sale that makes the job so exciting.
Always knowing she wanted to be an artist, Helen Clegg decided to follow the path of expression through photography and recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Whitecliffe.
A self-taught sewer, Claire Shewan took soft material tech classes right throughout school and found it was then a natural progression to study a Bachelor of Art and Design, with a fashion major, at AUT.

Visual inspiration

As a graphic designer, illustrator, artist, and full-time dreamer, Kylie Haynes has a lot going on in her day-to-day life, but there is nothing else she would rather be doing.  
A career in marketing wasn’t Niki Creasy’s first choice when it came to thinking about her future. In fact, she had journalism in mind.
It takes persistence, passion, patience and a whole lot of determination to succeed in the acting world. But the rewards can be well worth it, says Kiwi actor Matt Chamberlain.

A teller of tales

Who’d have thought you could make a living out of telling stories? Film director Gerard Smyth shares some insights into how it’s done.


How to become a midwife

Do you want to make a contribution to the community and start a career in midwifery? Here’s what you need to know about how to become a midwife.

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