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The launch of New Zealand's Rivers at Scorpio Books in Christchurch was a great success, and an immensely enjoyable evening. Canterbury University Press Publisher Catherine Montgomery's introduction placed the book in the context of the "Post-Truth" era. Award-winning journalist and writer Rebecca Macfie spoke about how the book connected with her childhood experiences of the river she grew up with, the Pomahaka, and, as an adult, her growing sense of angst over the degradation of many of the country's rivers - her talk was deeply reflective and relevant, and strongly resonated with many who were there.
Thank you to all those who attended, and to Scorpio Books, Canterbury University Press and Rebecca Macfie for making it such a success.
In the slideshow below are some of my favourite images from the event.