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Featherston Booktown Karukatea Festival 2022
Presenter Biography

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David B Hill

David traces his whakapapa to the Whangaroa hapu of Ngapuhi. Raised in the Waikato, his storytelling began as he listened to his father while the two drove around the backroads of the central North Island, selling re-refined motor-oil from the boot of the car. Encouraged to read from an early age by his mother, in time David uncovered a passion for people and for history that compelled him to travel. A graduate of Auckland University and a professional tour guide, he has enjoyed passing on the stories that explain New Zealand and its place in the world. His first book Close to the Wind, tells the story of his father’s war.