In­spi­ra­tions: TV pre­sen­ter Kanoa Lloyd

Kanoa Lloyd host­sThe Project. She lives in West Auck­land with her hus­band, Mi­kee Carpin­ter.

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When I need to feel grounded or calm I… DO YOGA.

My fond­est child­hood mem­ory is…

Be­ing on my grand­par­ents’ an­gora goat farm in Ban­nock­burn, run­ning around in the back pad­docks, feed­ing the goats branches off the wil­low and rid­ing around in the back of the Land Rover. They were good times.

If I had to choose an­other ca­reer it would be…

I al­ways thought I would like to be a teacher but kept do­ing things in me­dia and here I am. My high school teach­ers had such a big im­pact on me as a teenager.

The last time I cried laugh­ing…

Was re­cently on The Project. Josh Thom­son said some­thing that just struck me in the funny bone and I had tears stream­ing down my face. I couldn’t talk, and Jesse was just sit­ting there like an ab­so­lute square do­ing a per­fectly pro­fes­sional read down the cam­era. Very en­joy­able for me but not a high­light of my broad­cast­ing ca­reer!

The item I would save from a fire is…

A tiny lit­tle pot­tery jar that my mum made. I have saved it once be­fore when it broke and I painstak­ingly glued it back to­gether. It’s re­ally beau­ti­ful.

The film or book that changed my life was…The

Hand­maid’s Tale. It had so much im­pact on me when I first read it at about 19 or 20 be­cause Mar­garet At­wood is a smart, ca­pa­ble, grownup woman point­ing out that it can be dif­fi­cult to be a smart, ca­pa­ble, grown-up woman. There are a lot of chal­lenges in our so­cial struc­ture that we have to over­come but Mar­garet At­wood over­came them and has gone on to cre­ate in­cred­i­ble work.

The five peo­ple I would have at my ideal din­ner party are…

My friend

Billy be­cause she has the best taste in mu­sic and al­ways brings a great bot­tle of wine. Ellen Degeneres be­cause she is just so cool. Anika Moa be­cause she is a hard-out laugh, and David Bowie, be­cause he would just be fab­u­lous.

If I could in­vent one thing it would be…

A ma­chine that could ex­tract car­bon from the at­mos­phere and some­how con­vert it into en­ergy. I don’t un­der­stand sci­ence so it might not be pos­si­ble but it would solve pol­lu­tion and pro­vide en­ergy.

The liv­ing per­son I most ad­mire is…

This might sound quite dumb but I re­ally ad­mire Jesse Mul­li­gan be­cause he is a mas­sive brain­box, he is very kind and some­how man­ages to jug­gle about 45 jobs and three kids all at the same time.

My favourite pet grow­ing up was… My dog Simba. He was a golden re­triever we got the day af­ter see­ing The Lion King and he looked ex­actly like a lion as far as we were con­cerned.

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