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Changing South: the brilliant Bagshaws

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She’s a doctor who’s devoted decades to caring for disadvantaged youth. He’s a pioneering surgeon who set up a charity hospital where treatments are free.

Sue and Phil Bagshaw will both turn 70 this year, the bulk of their lives given to caring for those in need.

Should they ever decide to retire, Sue and Phil will leave enormous shoes to fill.

As part of a series Newsroom is running over summer, Christchurch documentary-maker Gerard Smyth takes a look at their work.

The series, called Changing South, looks at life the South Island – the people, the places and how events like the Christchurch earthquake have had a lasting impact. 

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