Tag: Amazing kids

Why a pensioner is running a marathon for her granddaughter

Patsy Holt's granddaughter may be tiny like a mouse but she has the courage of a lion – and she's the reason why the 73-year-old grandmother is running her first ever marathon. In our series celebrating the amazing things young New Zealanders do every day, brought to you by our friends at Flick, Angela Cuming meets Alanna O'Shaughnessy and her grandma.

The 11-year-old feminist, activist and future PM

There's a photo taken a few years ago of Jacinda Ardern and a young girl called Jessica Tuhua. Remember it well, because one day it will be used to recall the moment one future female prime minister of New Zealand met another, writes Angela Cuming.

The New Zealand insect expert and author, aged 10

Olly Hills couldn't find a field guide to native New Zealand cicadas, so he decided to fill the gap. Angela Cuming caught up with the young biologist to talk about his first book.

Boom! Meet Millie, the girl who builds playgrounds in the world’s poorest countries

In the fourth story in our series celebrating the amazing things young New Zealanders do every day, meet Millie Whetu, a young entrepreneur who believes big business needs big dreams, big vision and a big heart.

The 8-year-old soap making entrepreneur who can’t keep up with demand

In the third story in a series celebrating the amazing things young New Zealanders do every day, a young girl's love of soap – and owls – has become a business success story. Angela Cuming spoke to Ava Heath-Williams about her start up. 

The boy who saved the elephants

In the second story in a series celebrating the amazing things young New Zealanders do every day, meet Jack Lanting, a Kiwi teen whose heart is as big as the Thai elephants he has dedicated his life to protecting.

You’re never too young to protect the planet

In the first story in a series celebrating the amazing things young New Zealanders do every day, James Kehoe Rowden talks to Angela Cumming about his commitment to protecting the environment, and shows little can make a big difference.