Editorial Introduction

James Beattie The first issue for 2011 is a bumper one, containing a rich variety of writing on the environment. First up, Victoria University of Wellington’s Amy Davis provides a fascinating examination of the environmental history of the Wellington suburb of Karori....

‘For Beauty and Health’

Nature and Environment in Suburban Karori, Wellington[1] Amy Davis   Tho’ for Europe’s bold races there are plenty of places Adapted as homes for the great and the small, Yet for onward progressing and beautiful blessing There is one whose position is far beyond...

陈达枝 Chan Dah Chee (1851 -1930)

Pioneer Chinese Market Gardener and Auckland Businessman[1]  Lily Lee and Ruth Lam Chan Dah Chee 陈达枝, or Ah Chee as he was more commonly known,[2] was one of the most prominent and influential businessmen in the early years of Chinese settlement in Auckland. From his...

REVIEW: Inspirational Gardens of New Zealand

Kristin Lammerting, photography by Ferdinand Graf von Luckner, Inspirational Gardens of New Zealand, Penguin Books: Auckland, 2010, 228pp. ISBN 9780670074785.  Stuart Read  This book looks great on first glance. If you picked it up off a bookshop shelf and flicked...