Nowhere far from the sea is a compilation of quotes about New Zealand by the intelligent and the well-known.
Sourced from a mix of well-known New Zealanders and famous foreigners, with some people being generous in their kindness while others are biting in their savagery about the country.
The arc of quotes in Nowhere far from the sea map New Zealand’s growth and maturity as a nation from an early colony to a self-confident country with a global outlook.
About the author:
Aucklander Steve Barnett has written extensively about the social history and the unique identity of New Zealand. He is the author of We had one of those – a history of the cars New Zealanders drove in the 1950s and 60s and From jandals to jaffas – The best of kiwiana.