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Nicole Evans has been singing for as long as she can remember, but she didn’t fall in love with classical music until she was 15 years old, during her years at Christchurch Girls’ High School. She performed in her very first opera in year 13, in the chorus for Canterbury Opera’s production of Turandot.
Anne Barry has spent most of her adult life fighting fires. But in her biggest battle she blazed a trail of her own in 1981, when she became the first female firefighter in the Commonwealth.
Yvonne Taura fell in love with science when she spent time with her kaumātua.
Reinhardt Bester learned how to make a good cup of coffee at Queensland Resort College and now he is teaching how to do it at Training For You in Whanganui.
Hawke's Bay's horticulture industry is hoping for an injection of new blood, with the Hawke's Bay Fruitgrowers Association's new president looking to attract more local youth into the industry.
In the NZX50 there are more CEOs named John than CEOs who are women” is a catch cry that’s been thrown around lately with the aim of highlighting the dire statistics on women in leadership roles in New Zealand.
After years of being stuck inside for work, Christchurch man Rory Kennett wanted “a real outdoor job”.
Claire Roskruge took the road less travelled into aged care nursing.
Dairying offers a world of opportunities.

Physio fix-it

It wasn’t until Neil Barback received physiotherapy treatment for a hockey injury at high school that he considered physio as a possible career choice.