Geoff Chapple set out on a year-long journey to seek out the shifting forces that shape New Zealand's landscapes. For company, he chose to walk with geologists and the artisans who work the rock. The journey took him back through geology's global history and onward from end to end of New Zealand. Terrain is the result – a lucid, personal and sometimes funny account of New Zealand's most astonishing landscapes. Their stories and revelations are a prompt to look more closely at the ground we walk on.
1981: The Tour
In 1981, The New Zealand Rugby Union called in a tour by a South African rugby team. Tensions erupted into violence as the Kiwis protested the NZRFU’s breaking of an international boycott on apartheid sport, and Prime Minister Robert Muldoon’s generally repressive political regime. The tour became the focus of a huge protest over months, and the book documents that protest end to end of New Zealand.