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Jordan Vandermade travels Aotearoa/New Zealand to meet the brave kiwis risking everything to create something new – in the midst of a global pandemic.

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    Season 1, Episode 1
    • Monday 5 Oct

    G We all know our mates can help us out in a crisis - and a global pandemic is no exception. Jordan is in Penrose, Auckland, where a classic example of 'mates helping mates' has led to unexpected opportunities. Hypermeat is a combination of two existing businesses who were forced to make a quick change over lockdown, in order to stay afloat - a collaboration that continues to evolve and flourish, even today...

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      • Monday 19 Oct

      G 86 days out from Fieldays 2020, mass gatherings were cancelled. The team were faced with an unprecedented decision - do they close the gates or do they come up with a new way to bring the largest agricultural event in the southern hemisphere to their loyal audience?

      • Monday 12 Oct

      G When an SOS call was sent out to help collect some rather 'lively' passengers who were stranded around the country - due to grounded planes and lock-down restrictions - Air Chathams were able to adapt and mobilise their unique fleet and come to the rescue. They are now capitalising on a huge tourism boom to the island, so much so they're extending their runway and upgrading to bigger domestic planes. While their initial pivot, of moving live freight, has mostly reverted back to Air New Zealand - Air Chathams' quick thinking has meant they are still flying high today...

      • Monday 5 Oct

      G We all know our mates can help us out in a crisis - and a global pandemic is no exception. Jordan is in Penrose, Auckland, where a classic example of 'mates helping mates' has led to unexpected opportunities. Hypermeat is a combination of two existing businesses who were forced to make a quick change over lockdown, in order to stay afloat - a collaboration that continues to evolve and flourish, even today...