"New Zealand is my chosen home, and Aro Valley is my place of comfort. I’ve lived here for 5 years. The community is so friendly and welcoming, it gives me a sense of belonging. While teaching at Vic Uni, I adopted an abandoned goldfish who featured in a school film project. His name was Rodger, but his stage name was Maurice. Since his adoption, I have been granted the nickname, ‘Godmother of all Fish’ and have a tank and backyard pond full of goldfish."