The future of New Zealand is looking bright with the promise of trips to space and more electric vehicles.
But what about what we’ve got right now? We have wildlife, culture, art and more to treasure. Guardians of Aotearoa (Bateman Books, RRP $60) profiles a selection of inspiring New Zealanders, passionate about what they hold dear and dedicated to preserving their trade for generations to come.
Good sorts include head of the Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT) print shop, Graham O’Keeffe, who is “not just educating, but keeping a vanishing art alive” and ecologist Catriona Gower who, by sharing her passion for bats, has brought communities together.
Written by researcher, editor and teacher, Johanna Knox, and photographed by cinematographer, Jess Charlton, the book celebrates those working to protect and preserve New Zealand’s legacies.
Flicking through the pages, it’s clear that it takes all sorts to make a world and to safeguard the best things about that world. It also gets us asking: how can we do our bit to help?
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Reported for our AA Directions Winter 2019 issue