Each Monday the Chronicle fires 10 questions at a Whanganui local revealing what lies behind their passions and the things you didn't know you didn't know about people in our community.
Today Logan Tutty talks to Jenny Harrison, who is the business manager for WSP in Whanganui.
If not Whanganui, where else in the world would you want to live?
At the moment I wouldn't want to live anywhere else. Whanganui is pretty flippin' awesome. Probably Southern Italy... for the food. But it's not where I would be choosing right now in terms of coronavirus. But Italian food would get me.
What is your favourite meal?
Just a homemade pasta. Homemade with some fresh lemon juice. Really simple.
What is your favourite album?
The best of UB40, that's the go to.
I'm a real chick flick girl. I'll show my age and go Dirty Dancing. Dirty Dancing or Grease.
Outside of your family and your business, what is something else you have dedicated yourself to?
I'm pretty diligent with going to yoga. I've been doing it for about 27 years.
How do think Whanganui has changed since you were a kid?
It's got way cooler.
They always talk about Whanganui never being too extreme, like we never had the big booms or busts and kind of just trundle along through the middle.
I think it has gathered back its pride in itself, that it probably use to have. It used to thriving, one of the first cities and probably was very very proud of itself back before the 50s and 60s.
Then it went into that pretty humble not feeling so great, and now it's got back to feeling proud of who we are and I think that's pretty cool.
What has been something you have overcome in life?
The loss of close family when I was young. It's not something you necessarily overcome, but it's something that shapes who you are as a person. It makes you appreciate family a whole lot more. Personally that made me very mindful of the time you've got and being kind. You don't know what other people are going through.
If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?
Something quiet, our dog is incredibly noisy. I use to always have horses and I'd probably like one again.
If you were in a different career path, what would you have done?
In hindsight, probably a social worker or something along those lines. Something that's about people more.
What's your favourite sport?
I love going to watch the jet sprints, they are so cool. There was a period of time where quite a lot of the female drivers were people I knew. It feels like a guilty pleasure because I'm quite green in thinking, but it is something I do enjoy going to.
What are your favourite Whanganui activities?
The markets. Hanging around that area and walking around and just seeing what's popping up all the time.