Nature and Wellbeing in Aotearoa New Zealand: Exploring the Connection

Nature and Wellbeing in Aotearoa

Catherine Knight

ISBN: 978-0-473-53863-7

This ground-breaking book argues for the restoration of ‘neighbourhood nature’ – places that all New Zealanders can freely access, irrespective of their circumstances. New Zealand’s experience of Covid-19 underscores how important these local oases of nature are – and how vital they are to our wellbeing. Richly illustrated throughout, this book tells the stories of a wide range of New Zealanders who have experienced the wellbeing benefits gained through connection with nature. Their stories are varied but each one is authentic, personal and moving. Drawing on the latest scientific research and through these personal stories, Knight challenges us to contemplate a more nature-rich future.