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Eat your greens: a collection of Aotearoa’s finest sustainable dining experiences
Care about what's on your plate and in your glass? These Kiwi businesses do too.
Jae Frew: 'It was as if I was reanimating the birds, bringing them back to life'
The photographer talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Sustainable travel: New Zealand’s best naturally eco-friendly tourism activities
Whether walking, pedalling or paddling, these activities are low carbon by nature.
James Nokise: 'It’s very important to me that my audience feels safe in amongst the laughter'
The comedian talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Tread Lightly: Meet the tourism operators reducing their carbon footprint
Meet the Kiwi tourism industry players committed to making a difference for good.
Tread Lightly: New Zealand's best sustainably-minded hotels, lodges and resorts
Rest easy knowing where you're staying is having a positive impact.
Judith Hill: 'I want my music to trigger people to feel inspired'
The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Geoffrey Clendon: 'Drama gives us self-assurance to stand up and look people in the eye'
The playwright and director talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Jackie Clarke: 'I’ve been blessed with bullet-proof self-esteem'
The entertainer talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Hamilton Arts Festival: something for almost everyone
Highlights from the upcoming Hamilton Arts Festival.
Kelson Henderson: 'Our customers are such a beautiful mix'
The actor and restaurateur talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Mihingarangi Forbes: 'The majority of hatred towards me is aimed at my being a Māori woman'
The broadcaster talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Former Shortland Street star: 'Some of my storylines were 100% racist'
Elisabeth Easther talks to actor, artist and producer Nisha Madhan.
Joe Cotton: 'Somehow I magically got the call to say I’d made it. I was in TrueBliss'
The musician and radio personality is competing on Treasure Island Fans v Faves 2023.
Deborah Manning: 'Food is the most powerful tool we have to connect with people'
KiwiHarvest founder Deborah Manning talks about her work and life.
Elisabeth Easther: My Story highlights from 2022 - part two
Scotty Morrison, Sophie Handford and others tell their story.
Elisabeth Easther: My Story highlights from 2022 - part one
With a focus on resilience, life lessons learned and what it is to be human.
Fatboy Slim: 'My shows are about community, joy, connection and solidarity'
The DJ and producer talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Dr Ang Jury: 'When family violence happens, we work hard to ensure the response is healthy'
The chief exec of Women's Refuge grew up in a little Taranaki town called Waitara.
Simon Devitt: Being self-employed for such a long time, you become a Swiss Army Knife'
The architectural photographer has just released his fifth photo book.
Three top female investors' financial advice is right on the money
Elisabeth Easther speaks to three women whose advice is right on the money
Dr Essie Rodgers: 'As I’ve risen higher ... I’ve come to experience more sexism'
The conservation biologist is a lecturer at the University of Canterbury.
Judith Darragh: 'The history of New Zealand art is littered with the disappeared'
Artist Judith Darragh talks about her life and work.
Herpetologist Samuel Purdie: 'There’s still so much to discover'
The science educator and wildlife photographer has just published his first book.
David Farrier: 'All the best stuff happens when you don't plan'
David Farrier is a journalist turned documentary filmmaker.
Chef Sean Connolly: 'My career is about constant reinvention'
Connolly is executive chef of Esther at QT Hotel in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour precinct.
Nicola Kāwana: 'I didn't realise how much racism I'd absorbed'
The acclaimed actor-turned-landscape gardener talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Raewyn Peart: 'If we sit on our hands and watch the place die, everyone suffers'
The sailor, author and environmental lawyer talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Willy de Wit: 'Fresh mindset' - from comedy star, to meth addict to stroke survivor
The comedian and public speaker talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Michelle Langstone: 'Life is a procession of departures and arrivals'
The actor and author talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Malindi MacLean: 'I decided I'd only find out if I could do it, if I got the job'
The Outward Bound CEO talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Before and after: What it's like to run a holiday park through a pandemic
Kiwi tourism operator on her career path through the industry.
Rita Paczian: 'Music reaches the soul and does something positive for humanity'
The conductor talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Dame Susan Devoy on miscarriage; NZ's problem with racism; reality TV secrets
The former squash champion will soon be competing in Celebrity Treasure Island.
Barnaby Weir: 'There is satisfaction in being somewhere that you've busted your balls to get to'
The singer-songwriter talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Alice Te Punga Somerville: 'There are still ways in which Māori are made to feel like outsiders at university'
The scholar, poet and irredentist talks to Elisabeth Easther.
He Tāngata: Long-standing Kiwi operator on 'the irony of working in tourism'
'Even during the most difficult times when everything had shut down, we didn't'.
Golriz Ghahraman on sexual harassment: 'Women have been told to grin and bear it'
The Green Party MP, lawyer and author speaks to Elisabeth Easther.
Shortland St's serial killer: 'I will always feel proud of what we did with a soap opera'
The actor, director and musician talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Dame Margaret Sparrow: Seeing Roe v Wade repealed was 'very sad'
The doctor and reproductive rights advocate talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Fern Sutherland: 'Acting helps me explore what it is to be human'
The Brokenwood Mysteries actor talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Kerry Warkia: 'Our work provokes and helps people see life from different perspectives'
The film producer speaks to Elisabeth Easther.
Sophie Handford: 'It is possible to effect essential change, and that is exciting'
Environmental advocate and Kāpiti Coast District Councillor talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Michael Hurst: 'I could put on a play with a bit of tinsel, a cymbal and a plank'
The actor talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Waihoroi Shortland: 'I will stand up against rhetoric that labels Māori-based initiatives as separatist'
The actor, journalist, broadcaster, and te reo advocate talks to Elisabeth Easther.
The life of Ashley Bloomfield: Covid comfort and 'cold sweats'
Dr Ashley Bloomfield tells of the pressures of being the face of the Covid-19 response.
Sara Hughes: 'I want to create optimism, that sense of being bathed in light'
The artist talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Dream job: What it's like marketing some of NZ's favourite holiday spots
Marketing manager Maria Madill on why camping should be part of every Kiwi getaway
Kenji Iwamitsu-Holdaway: 'Music is vital to people, and that's why I do it'
The musician and composer talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Jennifer Ludlam: 'If you say yes to everything something good will always come out of it'
The Shortland Street actor talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Warren Snow: 'I neglected parts of my life that should've been more important'
The environmental champion talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Amit Ohdedar: 'When you leave your own country, you realise how important your culture is'
The co-founder of Prayas Theatre talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Roy Billing: 'I behave myself on set. I don't pull rank or be a diva, and I work hard and I work well'
The award-winning actor talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Morgana O'Reilly: 'I put myself in confronting situations to elicit a courage I didn't have before'
The actor and writer talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Dr Oscar Lyons: 'Being open about struggle can help others understand they are not alone'
Dr Oscar Lyons: educator, researcher tells his story to Elisabeth Easther.
Helen Klisser During: 'The best thing anyone can give you is an introduction.
The art adviser, photojournalist and baker's daughter talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Phodiso Dintwe on art, poetry and the power of music
OPINION: Phodiso Dintwe talks to Elisabeth Easther about his work and his life.
Deborah Challinor: 'My dreams are very intense when I'm finishing a book'
The best-selling novelist speaks to Elisabeth Easther.
David Ward on composition, the banjo and The Power Of The Dog
The musician and composer talks to Elisabeth Easther.
He Tāngata: How Kinloch Wilderness Retreat rode out a pandemic
Elisabeth Easther meets a Kiwi tourism operator living in the wilds of Glenorchy.
Edin Whitehead: From the science of seabirds to bestsellers
Seabird scientist Edin Whitehead talks to Elisabeth Easther about her work and life.
Dr Jin Russell: 'We can alleviate suffering by caring, being present and living generously'
The developmental paediatrician talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Waitomo's visitation might be down, but here's why the glow worms don't mind
Covid has drastically affected visitor numbers, but there have been some silver linings.
Ben Crowder: 'Working in theatre requires a certain devil-may-care madness'
The co-founder of the innovative theatre company Nightsong talks to Elisabeth Easther.
He Tāngata: How a change in direction led to a motorhome emporium
With closed borders, adventurous travellers have found a home on the road.
Graeme Lay: 'Writing isn't lonely - you have your imagination and your characters for company'
The editor and writer talks to Elisabeth Easther.
'You take a quarter of a cup of chance, then you add half a cup of network. Now add a sprinkle of self-belief'
Koro Carman of Earth Village talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Scotty Morrison: 'If you live in Aotearoa, you have just as much responsibility and right to learn te reo'
Scotty Morrison is a champion of the Māori language and has written books celebrating it.
Haka Tourism founder: 'It's important to honour when you're feeling down'
Kiwi tourism operators share how they're faring as the pandemic continues.
James Luck: 'The difference between a drag queen and boy in a wig is confidence'
Drag artist has danced all over the world, including for Jessie J, Little Mix and Sia.
Ian Mune: 'I'd sworn I'd never direct because it seemed like such an impossible task'
Actor, director, writer and artist talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Tina Cross: 'I was thrown in the deep end but I never questioned it, I simply believed I could do it'
The singer and entertainer talks to Elisabeth Easther.
Rebecca Gibney: 'I don't believe in closed doors, I'll boot them down'
Elisabeth Easther talks to the award-winning actor.
Ardern on her critics; Ben Elton on social media madness: Best of My Story 2021
A round-up of quotable quotes from My Story 2021, as told to Elisabeth Easther.
Ardern on the call that got her into politics, having a thick skin, angry protesters
The Prime Minister talks to Elisabeth Easther.