Nicole Evans has been singing for as long as she can remember, but she didn’t fall in love with classical music until she was 15 years old, during her years at Christchurch Girls’ High School. She performed in her very first opera in year 13, in the chorus for Canterbury Opera’s production of Turandot.
When Michelle Williams was 12 she had to choose between racing cars and cheerleading. She chose the latter and has not looked back, turning her childhood love into a career that has seen her win international titles. Now, she heIps others do the same.
Traditional powerhouses netball and rugby are under threat as the most popular sports at New Zealand secondary schools, with basketball poised to dunk them both.