My Story

Remembering Polly

Too many women in Australia are dying at the hands of current or former partners through domestic violence. Joanna Tovia never considered her fearless best friend Polly would become one of them.

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My Story: Without my daughter

I’m a recovering alcoholic. And a mum. When I lost custody of my beautiful little girl, my life began to […]

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Sydney soccer star Brandon O’Neill talks passion, motivation and his love for the game

According to the Australian Sports Commission’s official AusPlay survey, football, also referred to as soccer, is the most played sport […]

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A work in progress

When New Zealand became the first country to give women the vote in 1893, our antipodean nation was way ahead […]

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Reaching out

New Zealand’s suicide rate is the highest it has ever been. In our special MiNDFOOD investigation, Catherine Masters talks to survivors, asks […]

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My Story: Retracing my great-great aunt’s steps on the Africa Mercy hospital ship

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, and a heart-warming story has come to light of two nurses who served on hospital ships a century apart.

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Life interrupted by madness: A young woman’s brave battle through depression

October 10 marks World Mental Health Day, and this year’s focus is “Young people and mental health in a changing […]

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Mr Survivor – beats cancer, now takes on Ironman

Josh Hickford has been through the wringer these past two years, emerging the other side of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and making […]

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My Story: “My father was murdered”

What to most of us is just a sensational headline, Margaret Ambrose lived through first-hand. She shares her all-too-real story […]

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Lyn Cosgrove puts on a brave face in the battle against breast cancer

In 2005, Scott Perkins established The Louise Perkins Foundation, named after his wife Louise, who passed away in 2004 after […]

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A Second Chance at Life

When David Savage was told he had a terminal illness, he and his family had to start planning for a different future – one where he would quickly disappear from the picture. It was a bolt from the blue. Then, just as they were coming to terms with it, a second opinion changed their lives all over again.

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Shine A Light

Gathering information about abuses in conflict zones is harrowing, but for Amnesty International’s Anna Neistat, it is the first step toward justice.

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The Science of Creativity

Paulina Larocca is redefining what it means to be creative in 2018, and she’s sharing the tools to help others tap in.

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A Holocaust Love Story

Lale Sokolov met the love of his life in a Nazi concentration camp – and the pair survived. After long lives together, her death spurred him on to find someone to tell his story to – and work began on the now-published book, The Tattooist of Auschwitz.

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Art For Impact

Painter Yaniv Janson has made it his mission to change the world’s perception of people living with disabilities – and the young New Zealand creative is letting his art do the talking, with great success.

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People just like the rest of us

As part of the global #WithRefugees campaign, UNHCR has worked since 2016 to demonstrate the solidarity of people all around […]

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Moving the Goalposts

Pip Candrick was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2011. Despite two critical operations and a series of harrowing setbacks, the 53-year-old has reclaimed her life – and her memories – through long-distance running.

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Pieces of Me

Mosaic artist Caitlin Hughes’ journey of healing has been facilitated by her artworks created from salvaged materials.

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Slavery in Artform

Helen Fraser discovered the use of forced labour in Australia, and protested the act in a quilt.

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My Story: Two Extreme

Adventurer Geoff Wilson and his son-in-law Simon Goodburn crossed Greenland with just their legs and the frozen winds to move them, and broke a world record along the way.

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‘Don’t cry, Mama. Rescue ship is coming’ – a Refugee’s Tragedy

Hope is just one of thousands who lost loved ones making the passage to Europe.

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Paris on a Prayer: the Dylan Groom Story

An excerpt from Angela Groom’s touching tale.

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Local success story: Nadine Tereora

This CEO of a life insurance company has worked her way up from the bottom, living by her mother’s advice: anything is possible.

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Foster Care Week 2017

There are almost 20,000 children and young people in NSW unable to live at home. Foster care does more than just provide food and shelter.

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