Ever wonder what to read when you hit the road? Nicola Legat, publisher and chair of the New Zealand Book Awards Trust, explores New Zealand through the books that are most beloved in our ever-blossoming literary landscape.
Auckland. Our diverse and buzzing supercity attracts lovers of good food, good beaches and hearty adventures in the great outdoors.
Poverty Bay is one of the most fertile areas of New Zealand, famous for its luscious chardonnay wine and its fruit and vegetables, which flourish in the rich, alluvial soils here and in the abundant sunshine. The land is so fertile that when we rip plants out of the garden, they take root again instantly and continue to grow.
Friedensreich Hundertwasser was born in Austria and already had an international reputation as an artist when he first visited New Zealand in 1973 to accompany a major exhibition of his works that was touring the country.