The 27-year-old, who has recently given birth, was part of the WERO Challenge Southland team Pounamu and has not had a cigarette in several months.
Smoking since she was 13, Danielle described her habit as her “get out” time.
She’d quit once before for about six months but a stressful life event caused her to start again.
But after falling pregnant she decided it was time to stop for good.
Although she had nicotine patches she would often forget to put them on and ended up quitting cold-turkey, she says.
Danielle credits Nga Kete and the challenge to helping her remain smoke free.