Happy Camper

Beautiful back story into these awesome designs 🙂

the Weekend Adventurers Club

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The setting for my Happy Camper design was an island themed film festival on Pigeon Island, Lake Wakatipu in New Zealand. It was an amazing location, only accessible by charter boat/kayak/SUP/swimming. We managed to get onto one of the boats that the organisers managed to arrange and headed over for a night of camping, island themed movies, popcorn and wine

I don’t think I’ve ever had a more memorable movie experience. We also managed to squeeze in a small hike up to the trig to really appreciate the surrounding landscape, and also hung out with the locals (the locals being weka who seem to almost over run the island, they are very inquisitive and not at all shy).

Thinking back to that weekend I can say that I was very much a HAPPY CAMPER

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New book: New Zealand’s Rivers

Looking forward to reading this

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Rivers coverRelease in November 2016

From cover: New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history explores the relationship between New Zealanders and our rivers, explaining how we have arrived at a crisis point, where fresh water has become our most contested resource and many rivers are too polluted to swim in.

Environmental historian Catherine Knight reveals that the tension between exploitation and enjoyment of rivers is not new. Rivers were treasured by Māori as food baskets and revered as the dwelling places of supernatural creatures. But following European settlement, they became drains for mining, industrial waste and sewage, and harnessed to generate power and to irrigate farmland. Over time, the dominant utilitarian view of rivers has been increasingly questioned by those who value rivers for fishing and canoeing as well as for ecological, spiritual and cultural reasons. Today, the sustainable use of rivers is the subject of hotly contested debate.

Thoroughly researched and…

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