Sun, Sea and Sustenance: the story of Otaki Children’s Health Camp
- Date: Tuesday, 20 March, 2018
5:30 to 6:30pm
Free — booking is not required.
Programme Rooms, Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon
- Contact Details: ATLOutreach@dia.govt.nz
Entertaining insights into the health camp movement
Hear the reminiscences of 47 former residents and staff of the Otaki Children’s Health Camp. These have been collected and edited by Dianne Buchan in a book (published by Steele Roberts).
Dianne Buchan's book gives entertaining insights into the health camp movement and celebrates the outstanding individuals who contributed to New Zealand’s first permanent health camp.
About the author
Dianne Buchan has spent her working life as a social and environmental impact assessor and researcher about projects and programmes throughout New Zealand and the Pacific.
She has recently retired and in addition to being a Board member of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand and of the DB Environmental Trust which she established, she is the primary caretaker of a two-acre garden and a family of chooks just down the road from the Otaki Children's Health Camp (now known as Stand Children’s Village).