Jyoti Morningstar: Founder of a fashion yoga brand
Her mother, a yoga teacher, inspired a love of yoga in her children. Jyoti grew up in Whanganui before moving to Wellington to study biological sciences, anthropology and contemporary religion.
"I've never trained as a designer but I have a certain aesthetic which seems to appeal. I've learned and developed my design skills along the way."
"At the time the only activewear you could buy was made from petrochemicals and plastics. I knew there was a gap for earth-friendly activewear that also looked good."
Carla Potter: Tour manager
"When people ask what I do, I often tell them I babysit adults for a living!" she laughs.
Carla, who recently married long-time partner Adrian Dobbie, admits hers is a pretty charmed life.
Sandra Reid: Film programmer
"It really is a dream job," admits Sandra, 58. "It allows me to indulge my passion for cinema, to meet other people equally as passionate and to share that with audiences in New Zealand. Making a living while pursuing a passion is a rare situation to be in – what better dream job could there be?"
"There's a lot of standing around and running from one screening to queue to get into another screening. And there are hours of meetings with film distributors. Although I might get to see famous actors, I don't get close to any of them!"
When she's not watching films for work or pleasure, she works as a freelance translator from her garden flat in Montreuil, a suburb around 15 minutes from the centre of Paris.