They decided to clean up the Māngere school's creek and didn't they realise the impact it'd have on their students' grades.
From a shed at the back of her house Julie Matchett captures each precious story.
Marie searched everywhere for Pepe, but then she created a place whether other owners can go for help with their own lost companions.
Not wanting to not do anything at home, these Good Sorts hopped right into this opportunity.
It's what Jamie's team did one Saturday recently that had him nominated as a Good Sort.
The 85-year-old got rid of live-stock, banned duck shooters and spent two years turning wetlands south of Dunedin into something special for his community.
For some retirement comes as a great relief, for other they love their careers so much they never want to stop.