It's one of our great forgotten sports stories and it was forged out of tragedy. Half a century ago a shy young West Coaster stood on top of the running world when his hometown needed it most. Mark Crysell with the remarkable story of marathon runner Dave McKenzie.
Give Tourette's sufferer Adam Ladell a microphone and the chance to sing and the 18 year old's Tourette syndrome instantly disappears. In fact Adam sings so well he was last year's runner-up on The Voice. Adam Ladell and his mates share what its like to live with this frustrating and sometimes misunderstood disorder.
Could e-cigarettes or vaping be the ultimate solution for those still trying to kick their smoking habit? Proponents say e-cigarettes are safe and are helping millions of people around the world to quit smoking. Sunday investigates the e-cigarette revolution, and the moves that one tobacco giant has been making.
He lived fast, died young, and left a huge motorsport legacy, but who was Bruce McLaren? SUNDAY chases the story of his sister Jan Mclaren and her determination to keep the McLaren legend alive.
Rugby has turned 125 years old and finally has a woman at the top table. Dr Farah Palmer is one of our most successful players, an academic, mother and now a member of the New Zealand Rugby Union board. So what will she bring to the game which has faced some of its toughest challenges off-the-field in recent times?
Last November 250,000 people waved Conrad off on the Vendee Globe yacht race a solo, non-stop, round the world challenge, that is known as the Everest of the Seas. Half those who attempt it, fail to even finish. This week he tells his story of his near-death experience on the high seas, and how courage, Kiwi grit, and his family values helped him make it home against the odds.
Now in remission, Jake faces new challenges - rebuilding his body and his life.
John Hudson investigates the plans for a new open cast mine on a mountain top overlooking Westport that has passions running high. The region has been hit hard by lay-offs, and most locals back the new enterprise and the jobs it offers. However the Te Kuha site is unique, and there are those who say with the global threat of climate change all coal should be left in the ground.
We investigate the raging battle between environmentalists and salmon farmers in the iconic Marlborough Sounds. Some of King Salmon's farms fail to meet environmental best practice - so they want to move them. But for many locals their plan is highly controversial.
It's a vast, colourful, multi- million dollar art garden north of Auckland, and we are the first to get a look at a unique venture that takes art out of the art gallery, and serves it up to the people.
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