Book Review: Ko Taranaki Te Maunga: Knowledge Beats Shame, by Rachel Buchanan (BWB Texts, 2019)
Arena Magazine | Arena Printing and Publishing Pty Ltd | Published : 2019
I grew up on the wind-whipped southern coast of New Zealand’s South Island. To my brother and me, our grandmother’s house in Taranaki was the tropical north. Her small Hawera garden contained an actual orange tree. Enormous metal milk tankers roared down South Road metres from her living room’s ‘picture window’, in which was framed the perfect peak of Mt Egmont: Taranaki Maunga, the focal point of the North Island’s lush southwest.