From the English surfing country of Cornwall, Caz Cundall-Curry worked in jobs from being a gym instructor and a lifeguard to teaching outdoor skills like rock-climbing, sailing and kayaking, before training in paramedicine. After spending six years in New Zealand — the last five in Gisborne – she in 2023 combined her love of being active with her desire to help people by joining the Trust Tairāwhiti Eastland Rescue Helicopter team and retrained again, this time as a crewman.