Working together for dream job

Working together for dream job

Helen Belton has her dream job, working with animals and doing a bit of gardening. But eighteen months ago things were not looking so good for her. Helen had been out of work and realised she had barriers to employment. Reduced sight and hearing, anxiety and...
Local pharmacy supplies Talley’s maritime crews

Local pharmacy supplies Talley’s maritime crews

Deepwater ships are out for weeks at a time and need to keep medical supplies onboard to meet varying medical situations. For Talley’s, it’s the Queen Street Pharmacy that is keeping them supplied, even during Covid-19. “As a food producer, Talley’s was an essential...
Referee duo make it to the national panel

Referee duo make it to the national panel

Waimea’s Corey Hogg and fellow Nelson referee Taylor Lynch have been named in the group of officials selected for the Basketball New Zealand 2021 National Leagues Referee Panel. The referees are those who the committee has judged to be the best available to referee in...
A needle with every meal

A needle with every meal

When eight-year-old Mika went to the doctor because she was losing weight and going to the bathroom a lot, she had no idea she would end up at the hospital with a diagnosis of diabetes. A finger prick test showed Mika’s blood sugar was 33. Normal is 5-8. “Mum got me...
Big career change, from tourists to fruit

Big career change, from tourists to fruit

The pandemic has helped force the hands of Blair Campbell into making a career change from tourism to horticulture. Blair spent 23 years in the tourism sector as a ski instructor and pilot who flew tourists around Queenstown’s iconic locations, and he had never given...