Around and About Aotearoa

Who built New Zealand’s first car? Or our first aeroplane?

Where was our first bread baked? Ever wondered which pie is Aotearoa’s favourite? Or our favourite ice cream?

Which lake could swallow the Auckland Sky Tower with plenty of room to spare? Where’s our longest bridge? Or our shortest river? What does koru actually mean?

Author and illustrator Dave Gunson has embarked on a wacky and eye-opening tiki tour around Aotearoa New Zealand past and present, and has found the answers to all these and other equally fascinating and important questions. Read them all in Around and About Aotearoa!

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A terrific reference book for any home or classroom, full of New Zealand facts, figures and fun. History, culture, flags, volcanoes, dinosaurs, kiwiana, wildlife and much more.

Meet the Kiwi author

Dave Gunson is an award-winning illustrator, designer and author. He has published numerous books for children and young adults, both fiction and non-fiction. His interest in nature and wildlife is clearly reflected throughout his works. Some of his other recent titles include: ‘Inside New Zealand Wildlife’ and the ‘Which? What? Why? New Zealand Wildlife’ series. Dave Gunson lives in Auckland.

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Dimensions30.5 × 23.5 cm
First published



Hardcover edition



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Published by

Bateman Books


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