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Our shy places quietly bringing about change
Almost exactly a year ago I was handed an original paperback called Wetlands: Discovering New Zealand’s Shy Places. It was originally published in 1986 and its pages had been well-thumbed but well cared for. I hadn’t heard of its author and when I did more research, I realised I knew about him through his enduring work. G.K. Stephenson or Dr Gordon Stephenson was a farmer and conservationist. He and his family farmed near Putaruru in South Waikato in the sixties