River is offered a trip on his uncle’s trawler. His cousin Huia is annoying, always going on about Maoritanga. When an accident leaves them stranded on the coast of Fiordland, they must work together to save themselves. “Cuz is like a NZ Hatchet” – David Riley A reprint in August 2018 now includes macrons through the book and te reo maori glossary.
Liz van der Laarse is a pre and early teen fiction writer. She has taught in Far North schools as a primary, intermediate and secondary school teacher for over 27 years. Her first book, Trouble Patch (Reed), was released in 2000, and Not Even (Reed, 2002) was placed in the Storylines Notable Book List (2003) in the Junior Fiction category. Liz van der Laarse has also written articles for Wilderness Magazine and for local newspapers.