Hours of training goes on behind the scenes to get athletes ready for the Special Olympics events.
Hours of preparation goes on behind the scenes to get ready for Polyfest Canterbury. Teaching the Marian College and St Thomas of Canterbury groups are former Polyfest participants who are making sure students continue to have a way to express their culture.
A Bishopdale coffin club which provides free caskets to mothers who have lost their babies has forked out $2300 for new security after a burglary.
'They are lovely stories. They are stories about what they did in their civilian life these boys that went off to war... and off they went and of course, only a few of them came home again.'
George loved watching wrestling on television as a child. That, he says, is the knowledge Father Cornelius O'Brien used when he told him to come over after school to visit him.
Jim was a 'bit different' in a boys boarding school. He liked to read books not play rugby. Two boys decided to 'haul' him. And his life changed after that.
The flashbacks are what sends Jack into a spiral. His first alleged rape happened as a five-year-old.
Jacob was put into state care as a way to be kept safe. But instead, he was allegedly sexually violated by another boy also in state care.
Jason thought his babysitter was 'cool'. But he turned out to be the start of a series of 'predators' who sexually violated him. He spiralled into drugs, drink driving and then jail. During the devastating February 22, 2011 earthquake he was partially crushed under a boulder.
He's the Mo Town barber who has clients ranging from church pastors to ex-gang members.