Ever since he was a small boy he’s been bullied, put down, shunned – all because of his face. Carlos Askew was born severely disfigured and with complex health issues

He’s never been in a relationship, never been kissed, never had sex. But instead of letting that destroy his life, it’s inspired him to believe anything is possible.

Now 21, Carlos been given the chance of pioneering surgery to transform his looks and his life.

Reporter:       Janet McIntyre 

Producer:       Steve Butler 

Cameras:       Steve Lawton, Ken Dorman, Martin Anderson

Editor:            Ben Selkirk





When Paul Bosauder plays flamenco guitar people ask: is he from Seville, from Madrid, perhaps Barcelona? The answer is none of the above - he’s a Kiwi export straight out of South Auckland. 

He’s showing up the big hitters of flamenco in Spain and proves that no-one is born to do anything, but hard work and a Kiwi can-do attitude may help. 

Producer:            Dale Owens 

Camera:               Martin Anderson, Joseph Day 

Editor:                 Ben Selkirk


She's confident, curvy and controversial and she's taking on the fashion world.

Tess Holliday, the world's first plus-size supermodel, is a global superstar. But just by being who she is, she makes a lot of people very angry. Doctors warn she's promoting obesity, but Tess feels she represents all the women out there who don't feel comfortable in their own skin.

Channel 7 “SUNDAY NIGHT”