Good Sorts nomination form

Do you know a Good Sort we should talk to? Use the form to nominate someone going out of their way to do amazing work for the community.


Good Sorts: Small town of Takapau fighting its way back from extinction

Locals refused to let the town go, and over the past 30 years they've been doing what they can to keep their town alive.


Good Sorts: Meet the Hawke’s Bay man hitting the pavement and raising money for kids who can’t walk

Andrew McCrory went from coach potato to running every day, but wanted to make sure it was for a purpose.


Good Sorts: Meet the Auckland woman who's raising money with some help from Santa

Iris Frank has raised around $20,000 for gut cancer research.


Good Sorts: Paul Harvey giving back to the ward which helped him after a stroke

Paul was a recent patient at Auckland Hospital’s Rangitoto Ward.


Good Sorts: Mum founds home for New Plymouth's gifted children

Katja Eager has two gifted children of her own and saw that school wasn't working.


Meet two good sorts looking after some very special trees

Hadyn Jones met with one of them, Donald Ellis, who lives in the South Island town of Maheno.


Good Sorts: Waikato woman keeping residents moving with weekly dances

Juanita Stock has been dancing with her husband for 41 years.


Good Sorts: Meet the Christchurch horse helping kids with disabilities

Spatz is a special ex-champion showjumper who is nearly ready for retirement.


Good Sorts: Rangiora's Paula Thackwell, who organises a sold-out dance for disabled Kiwis and their carers

Paula created the Disability Dance as she wanted people like her son Richard to have a night out, glammed up.


Good Sorts: 90-year-old Brian Devlin has been knitting for youngsters for 60 years

Brian started when he was 20-years-old and was taught by his mother.


Determined counsellor using surfing to help young men turn away from drugs, crime

Originally from the United States, Krista Davis is helping Kiwis turn their lives around.


Good Sorts: Blenheim man makes 2300 jars of marmalade to repay St John for saving his life

"I could make you a jar or two," quickly turned into a massive project for Don Hellman and his wife.


Good Sorts: Pet store worker embraces animal lover's excitement instead of shying away

This week's Good Sort is Auckland pet store worker Birgette Harris.


Good Sorts – One dying man comes to the rescue of another dying man

This week’s Good Sort has put his own problem aside to help others.


Breast cancer survivor designs 'Booby Cushion' to help patients sleep

Interior designer Susan Rivett is a Good Sort who teamed up with Auckland Women's Prison to get the cushions made.


Good Sorts: Meet the Hamilton woman on a mission to keep her community fed

Annie Williams used to feed the community from the back of her car, now they come to her.


Good Sorts: Matamata couple have spent the past decade driving patients to their hospital appointments

Due to no public transport to Hamilton, Ngaire and Ernie Lepper are dedicated to make sure nobody is left behind.


Good Sorts: Meet Ruby the cat, a very special feline who helps people receiving cancer treatment

Ruby is a welcome resident at Ozanam House, which looks after people with cancer.


Good Sorts: Kind-hearted farmer opens his home to kindy kids from next door

Everyday, Gordon Burr opens up his farm for the neigbouring kindy kids to explore.


Good Sorts: Gerry Romley from Clendon, South Auckland

When Gerry's employer told him he was no longer required it gave him the opportunity to get back to nature, in the city.


Good Sorts: The teacher aid swapping one person’s trash for another’s treasure

This week’s Good Sort is Annette Patterson from the South Otago town of Owaka.


Good Sorts: Former Miss NZ opens up her home to kids needing after-school care

Linda Edwards has been opening up her home for 20-odd years.


Good Sorts: Whakatane teacher saves school $206,000 in power bills

Dave has saved his school hundreds of thousands just by flicking switches, among other things.

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