GinaHainesTV presents Joanne Laing: Harbour Pilot

Joanne Laing works as a Harbour Pilot. In this work-happiness interview, Joanne talks about her challenges parking big boats, huge waves and bad weather. She shares stories of her years at sea as a Ship Master (or Captain), and discusses her work as a Harbour Pilot. Calling a spade a spade - please join me for this interview and see Joanne at work, climbing rope ladders - one step at a time! Enjoy!

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GinaHainesTV presents: Rowena Watson - Jewellery Designer

Rowena Watson is a jewellery designer. In this interview Rowena shares how her hobby became her income and her journey from bead-board and backpack to the successful enterprise she owns and runs at Beadz Unlimited in Christchurch. Amongst other things, Rowena talks about some of the trials and tribulations of continuing a business after the Christchurch earthquakes, the interconnection between her passion and what she does, and what's important in life. Enjoy!

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GinaHainesTV presents Debbie Rosas: NIA Founder and Co-creator, Teacher, Choreographer, Author, Healer, Performer & Artist

Debbie Rosas is the founder and co-creator of NIA, a holistic workout and personal practice. Debbie is a teacher, choreographer, artist, performer, author and healer. She is inspirational and influential in the lives of many - including mine! She is a super-amazing woman, and I hope you find what she has to say about self-awareness, work-happiness, life and living in the body as interesting as I do. Enjoy!

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GinaHainesTV presents Tammy Wells: 'The Briscoes Lady' & Advertising Personality

Tammy Wells is a New Zealand Icon and well-known advertising personality known as 'The Briscoes Lady' or 'Mrs Briscoes'. Briscoes is a large nation-wide chain of stores that stock just about every type of homeware imaginable. Tammy has been their long serving ad. personality for over 28 years and is a very well recognised and familiar face in New Zealand. She loves her work and in this work-happiness interview she shares some of the things that make her work so special for her and a few personal insights as well. Enjoy!

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GinaHainesTV presents Lisa Tui: Singer, songwriter, Music Teacher and Facilitator

Lisa Tui is a singer, songwriter, music teacher and facilitator, and in this work-happiness interview she candidly discusses her heritage as a New Zealander, her strengths and love of her work. Lisa believes music is so much more than technique, and talks about the relationship to 'wairua', or 'spirit', and 'te tapa wha', which in Maori means 'the whole being'. Lisa sings her original songs and shows her skills as a singing teacher. Enjoy!.

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GinaHainesTV presents: Mothers' Day - GinaGem

This GinaGem shares my thoughts on being a mum and having such an awesome mum, and includes some of the joy and challenges I faced along the way! I review some of my beliefs, values and attitudes, and the journey of their evolution. And of course... I encourage you to send magic love beams to YOUR mother any day, wherever she is, and to all mothers out there - wish a BIG HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!

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GinaHainesTV presents Todd Mason: Professional Swim Coach

Todd Mason is a professional swim coach who loves his work. In this work-happiness interview, Todd shares some of his many successes and says “It’s a privilege to work with the people I coach.” He also says, 
“I’ve never looked at it as work… I don’t care what day it is - if it’s got swimming involved in it, it’s a great day. That’s how I work. I don’t work, it’s my passion.” Todd loves the “connection with people” and seeing his swimmers “development as people and as athletes.” and says his swim school motto is "to grow through swimming.”

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Gina HainesTV presents Jackie Van Surksum: Retail Manager

Jackie is a retail manager in a busy women's plus size fashion clothing store. She is passionate about fashion and brings her vibrant, bubbly, fun personality to her work. She loves her work and engaging her shoppers by creating a fun, relaxed environment, whilst focusing on celebrating the small wins, making the most of every situation and empowering women to feel beautiful.

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'Project Happiness-The Lived Experience' montage

New Zealand filmmaker, Gina Haines, integrates signature strength examples and stories of several individuals living and working in New Zealand. After individuals took the VIA Survey of character strengths, Gina interviewed them about their signature strengths, how they use the strengths in their daily life, and other questions related to positive psychology. This montage is part of a larger film documentary project Gina made called Project Happiness - The Lived Experience while at the University of Canterbury. 

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