Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Merino Country

Merino Country - Stories from the Home of New Zealand’s Hardiest Sheep
Paul Hersey & Derek Morrison
Published 1 November 2016;  Penguin
RRP $60.00
The land of our hardiest, wildest and wooliest sheep breed, captured in all its spectacular beauty.

From the towering peaks of the Inland Kaikoura Range in the north to the glacial waters of Lake Wakatipu in the south, this is a richly illustrated celebration of New Zealand’s most spectacular high country. It is also the story of our most revered sheep breed, and the families whose livelihoods depend on it thriving in this extreme yet mesmerising landscape.

Merino Country features: Mount Nicholas Station, Cecil Peak Station, Nine Mile Station, Dingleburn Station, Otematata Station, Glen Lyon Station, Lake Heron Station, Flock Hill Station, Muzzle Station and Muller Station.
About the author and photographer

Dunedin-based author Paul Hersey (left) has climbed, surfed, mountain-biked, kayaked or otherwise explored his way through most corners of New Zealand and many destinations overseas. Between adventures, he researches and writes articles for various magazines, including Alpinist, The Surfer’s Journal, New Zealand Geographic and North & South.

Derek Morrison (right) was born into a farming family near Putaruru in 1974. While studying veterinary science at Massey University he discovered his two passions: photography and surfing. He began supplying images for New Zealand Surfing magazine and eventually took over the editorship. After a stint working in Sydney, in 2008 he moved to Dunedin to raise his young family and to start his company Adventure Media Group Ltd. He continues to contribute to a range of leading magazines as well as his surf, lifestyle and culture photo blog, Box of Light. He is married to Rachael and they have three children: Taya, Rewa and Keo.
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