31 Jul 2015

Brenda Long, a-k-a B B Rizzle

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:20 pm on 31 July 2015

Brenda Long is part of the world's oldest hip hop dance group - Hip Operation crew. The Waiheke Island dance troupe has been the subject of a documentary, a condensed version of which will be playing on TV next week on Prime. Brenda has led a pretty busy life - she's mother to 7 children, 15 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Her career has seen her and her husband of 63 years - J J Rizzle - run a farm, she's also worked as a model, plays the ukelele and this week at the age of 82 has just scored her first acting gig.