Fleur is a well-known south island restaurateur, food author and businesswoman.

Her landmark restaurant Fleur’s Place in the sleepy little fishing village of Moeraki attracts international clientele and her food is world renown.

The story a lot of people don’t know about Fleur is that fifteen years ago, she was given a diagnosis of aggressive bowel cancer. So, Fleur moved into hospital with her wine, cheese and pressing work to live through the process of surviving a cancer she describes as a “damn nuisance”.

Now 74 years old, Fleur wants Kiwis to know that being told you have cancer isn’t a death sentence, as long as you take the time to get the diagnosis and treatment you need.