Guardians of Aotearoa

By Johanna Knox

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Celebrating New Zealanders passionate about what they hold dear and the stories behind what they do and why.

47 Kiwis dedicated to preserving skills and knowledge, or restoring and protecting our environment or the values that are part of what it means to be New Zealanders.

A few here are controversial figures – Mike Joy and Josie Butler will divide readers – but no one can deny they get us talking. Others work more easily within the status quo, and just as powerfully.

If there’s one thing this book shows, it’s that it takes all sorts – to make a world, and to safeguard the best things about that world. It also gets us asking – what else do we need to make sure we take with us into the future?  And how can all of us help?

250 mm x 220 mm, portrait, PLC with jacket, 272 pages



Johanna Knox

JOHANNA KNOX (Ngati Raukawa-ki-te-tonga) is a writer, editor and researcher with a focus on social and environmental justice. She has been the editor of Forest & Bird's Wild Things magazine, and between 2008 and 2011 she had a popular, regular spot on Radio New Zealand’s This Way Up, chatting about foraging. Her 2013 book A Forager’s Treasury remains a well-loved guide to wildcrafting in Aotearoa. She lives in Wellington with her two children and friends, and dreams of an itinerant life. In 2018 she completed an MA in Creative Writing.