Leading_the_WayHe and co-author Shaun Barnett were interviewed on the Radio NZ Saturday Morning show yesterday — listen here (34 minutes) — on their about-to-be-launched, well-illustrated hardback book Leading the Way which is a centennial history of New Zealand’s first tramping club, the Tararua Tramping Club. 

In 1994, Chris authored the book Tararua: the story of a mountain range.

These days tramping is a popular leisure pursuit, but in 1919 it was viewed as a very odd way to spend your time. The book explores the history of the club and how tramping — a uniquely NZ term — has changed over the century.

For some details on his other books, see this Roger Childs article on the Kapiti Independent News website in June 2018.