Steven and his family come from Budapest, Hungary and they survived the ghettos and concentration camps in Europe. Having found each other again they then emigrated to NZ in 1948. This is the story of why they moved to New Zealand and their very first experience here.
Margaret and Ian have been married for 50 years. They discuss some of their early memories growing up in Christchurch and the Wellington region, including some of Ian's experiences growing up with a father away serving in World War II.
A harrowing first and second hand account of World War Two with recollections of being forced to leave home and the hardships that ensued.
While this story may, at times, be hard to listen to it is vital to remember that, ultimately, this is a story of triumph as Frank survived and went on to live a long life with his own family, pictured to the left.
Joseph fondly recalls his childhood growing up in rural Southern India. Joseph was the middle child in a family of ten children.
Joseph then left India and traveled and worked overseas ending up in Wellington.
Karen interviews her grandmother, Nancy, about her life in China and the experiences she had while living there. This story covers many interesting facets of life in china from the hospitals to everyday life.
She also touches on living through war and how that changed many things.
This interview is in Mandarin and English.
Laura talks about her treasured memories of her childhood in Colombia and how shocked she was to learn that not everyone in Colombia had the same happy experiences.
She mentions how coming to New Zealand allowed her to see that her own country had many problems, while giving her the opportunity to help make change.
Don interviews his friend Derick about his life in Karori and the differences that exist between South Africa, his country of birth, and New Zealand.
At the same time Derick turns many of the questions on Don to find out more about how Don's experiences and beliefs differ from his own.