Actor Michael Hurst began life in northern England, then moved to Christchurch at age eight. In this Here to Stay episode he looks at the pervasive elements of Kiwi culture that derive from mother England — from roasts, rugby, tea and the Mini, to a language and legal system. In this excerpt Hurst fries up fish'n'chips with Ray McVinnie, stalks deer with Davey Hughes, and explores how class ideals travelled south to Mt Peel and Christ's College .... A chorus of Kiwis, including ex-All Blacks' captain David Kirk and historian Jock Phillips, ponder the influence.
Carol Hirschfeld's TV career began at TVNZ with 12 years in news and current affairs, and co-hosting Crimewatch. In 1997 she was hired to read TV3's 6pm news - starting an 11 year association with John Campbell. They presented 3 News for seven years, and she produced Home Truths and A Queens Tour which he presented. They took those roles to Campbell Live in 2004. In 2009 Hirschfeld moved to Maori TV as head of programming.