Michael was a chef for 30 years but now is an expert knife-sharpener. ‘The best knife is the one you like the most’. www.mobileknifesharpening.co.nz
Amber 8, from Whakatane
Amber is a miniature Schnauzer who is a ‘bit of a matriarch’. She can be quite bossy, but loves a cuddle.
Precious is a nurse who grew up in Wanganui. She regularly hikes the Waitakere Ranges and is just getting into kickboxing.