Book launch and competition ‘New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history’

Canterbury University Press is delighted to announce the publication of New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history by Catherine Knight. New Zealand’s Rivers tells the story of the relationship between New Zealanders and our rivers, explaining how we have arrived at a crisis point, where fresh water is at a premium and many of our rivers are so polluted they are unswimmable. This is an important book for all New Zealanders.

Book launch – you’re invited
When: Thursday 17 November 2016, 6–7.30pm
Where: Scorpio Books, BNZ Centre, 120 Hereford St
Please join us; we would love to see you there.
RSVP for catering purposes to

Win a copy of New Zealand’s Rivers (RRP $49.99)
To go in the draw to win a copy of New Zealand’s Rivers, answer the following question:

Q: What river was the subject of Catherine Knight’s previous book? (Hint: find the answer here.)

Please email your answer to by 12 noon Tuesday 22 November. The winner will be drawn at random and announced in Intercom on 25 November.