Grabbing opportunities is something New Zealanders are good at. We have the attitude needed to make the most of circumstances, to see the possibilities. We look a challenge in the eye and turn it around, create something with it and, more often than not, share it with others. It tends to be in challenging times that opportunities present themselves. As Albert Einstein said: “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” Well if ever there was a time, this is it! What are our options? We could worry, we could stress, we could focus on the difficulty – or we could see the opportunities and celebrate the successes. 

Freeman Farms TN2

Making the most of it

Kati and Carl Freeman own a suburban farm in Taranaki and provide their local community with fresh, healthy food.

RUBY TN

Providing the chance

General Manager of RUBY, Emily Miller-Sharma, has launched an apprenticeship for budding machinists, patternmakers and cutters.

Chch Library TN

Sharing the future

Christchurch Library Learning Specialist, Danny McNeil, has brought innovations to the public building, including 3D printers and recording studios.

What the Food TN

Changing a life

What The Food founder, Jorja Tarrant, hasn't always had a positive relationship with food but now believes healthy eating should never be about deprivation.

FoodFactory TN

Giving a hand

Peanut butter guru, Pic Picot, could only ever have dreamt of access to facilities now available to food start-up businesses thanks to his vision: The Food Factory.

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