View from the Road

View from the Road : Exploring New Zealand from State Highway 1

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At 2047 kilometres long and stretching from the southernmost tip of the South Island to Cape Reinga, State Highway 1 links this country's five main cities, and countless towns and blink-of-an-eye settlements in between. It's also the perfect route from which to explore this country's geographical diversity, traversing expansive plains and a so-called desert, meandering around rugged coastlines, crossing rivers and harbours, and skirting the country's largest lake. In View from the Road, photographer Arno Gasteiger travels from Bluff to the Far North capturing the people, places and landmarks to be discovered along New Zealand's most important highway, while Kennedy Warne reflects on the organic evolution and quirks of this often travelled, but perhaps little known, stretch of road.
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  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 227 x 292 x 25mm | 1,376g
  • Penguin Books (NZ)
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • colour photographs
  • 0143571966
  • 9780143571964
  • 2,180,099

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Kennedy Warne was the founding editor of New Zealand Geographic magazine, and now writes regularly for both New Zealand Geographic and National Geographic. In recent stories, he has explored issues of contested land use, place and identity, marine conservation and early New Zealand history. His books include Roads Less Travelled: Twenty Years of Exploration with New Zealand Geographic (2008), Let Them Eat Shrimp: The Tragic Disappearance of the Rainforests of the Sea (2010) and Tuhoe: Portrait of a Nation (2013).
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