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Dan Coxon
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23 Sep 2011
The New Zealand All Blacks are one of the most recognisable team franchises in modern sport, and their performance of the Ka Mate haka prior to international matches is known across the globe. But how many of us know anything about the Maori people to whom this haka belongs? Ka Mate: Travels In New Zealand takes us on a three month journey around New Zealand, through the vineyards, over the glaciers, and across the fields of boiling mud. Freelance journalist and writer Dan Coxon does more than simply entertain us with anecdotes of his travels: he unravels New Zealand's complex history of migration and settlement, and reveals an intriguing story of British colonisation that still has repercussions today. Plus there's time for a rugby match or two along the way.

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  • Paperback: 314 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (23 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1466334142
  • ISBN-13: 978-1466334144
  • Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 13.1 x 20 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 198,745 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Dan Coxon is the author of KA MATE: TRAVELS IN NEW ZEALAND and THE WEE BOOK OF SCOTLAND. His fiction has appeared in the anthologies DADDY COOL and LATE-NIGHT RIVER LIGHTS, and in numerous small press magazines and journals. He is also the magazine editor for London-based literary journal Litro. He currently lives in the suburbs of London, having tarried in the Pacific Northwest for several years.

Find more of Dan Coxon's writing at www.dancoxon.com, or follow him on Twitter @DanCoxonAuthor.

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About the Author

Dan Coxon has recently moved to the Pacific Northwest, having spent ten years living in Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the author of Ka Mate: Travels in New Zealand and The Wee Book Of Scotland, and he currently works as the Seattle Editor for CultureMob.com while also writing for a variety of music magazines and book review websites. His fiction has appeared in the anthology Late-Night River Lights, and in small press magazines and journals. Dan is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and The Society of Authors, and is currently working on a series of short stories. He spends his spare time trying to leave the archaic pleasures of cricket behind him, while slowly falling in love with baseball. Find more of his writing at www.dancoxon.com.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Warning: read this and you'll get itchy feet 11 Sep 2011
By Gillian
Format:Kindle Edition
Dan Coxon takes you on a great little tour round New Zealand, visiting tourist attractions, towns and cities, and watching as much rugby as he can fit in on his way round the two islands. It's a charming and funny travelogue, giving an honest description of the beauties of New Zealand and some of the sillier aspects of the tourist industry, too. I challenge you to read it and not dream of hiring your own campervan and setting off....
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5.0 out of 5 stars retracing my journey 22 Feb 2013
By carol
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Loved reading about the places I have been to, but seeing it through someone else's eyes. If you havn't been to New Zealand,
read it and enjoy, you will be itching to get on a plane.
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This book is a great find. From the opening chapter describing the arrival at immigration in New Zealand to the end of the road when it was time to leave for home, I felt as if I was getting a real insight to a part of the world which I have not managed to make it to (yet!).
The author has an engaging writing style, and makes it so easy to imagine the countryside. At some points, I felt as if I was along for the ride in the campervan! You get the impression that the author was trying to see more of the country than the typical tourist traps, with mixed success (but you get a real sense of achievement when he gets to see something different and off the beaten track)!
I loved the descriptions of the crowds at the rugby games, especially the big game where the author is sitting in the stands with the "Doctors." It's definitely worth a read, whether you have been to New Zealand or not (like me).
I would recommend it, and would read something by this author again!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 28 Jun 2013
By Hugs
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I would recommend this book, especially as I read it while I was travelling in New Zealand and it was nice to read about the people I met and places I visited
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fab read! 1 May 2013
By Lizzy
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I really enjoyed this book. A straighforward account of a journey round the country with interesting history bits too! A good buy.
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