1. Creative Non – Fiction piece of my Cultural Identity
A place to be called Preserved
Although I was born in England, I believe myself as a New Zealander, a man of Aotearoa. Therefore I am must look after my Tangata Whenua, putting in conscious efforts into looking after the country I call home. My Father owns land in the realm of the North Island known as Buckland, familiarised by many as Pukekohe, and Localised by most as 1 hour south of Auckland. Part of this land has native bush, a rarity amongst the farming land of Buckland and Pukekohe. A conscious effort, starting from the council and continued by my Father and less significantly I, to preserve this native forest in order to create a conservation for Native plants and animals to live. In this developing world, the effort to preserve Native forest, and maintain ecosystems for animals and plants I believe is crucial, for without these efforts, small or big, shall be substantial in the future. Whether its a small patch of native forest in the land of my father or the Native Forest and the Rise of Preservation in New Zealand (1903 – 1913) it will always be beneficial to the place I call home.
Story based on Act of Preservation of Native Forest in New Zealand.
Hunt, Bayly. J. “A place to call Preserved” 2016. Writing. Massey University, Wellington.
Mosley,Stephen. “Native Forest and the Rise of Preservation in New Zealand.” Jstor. White Horse Press, 1995. Web. 2010.