Making a Stand: The Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Act


Making a Stand: The Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Act

By Wayne Thompson

For the Waitākere Ranges Protection Society      $20



This Ebook ‘Making a Stand’ was launched at the 2022 AGM. It was produced by the Waitākere Ranges Protection Society, written by Wayne Thompson and published by Oratia Media.

The Waitākere Ranges Heritage Act which came into force in 2008 represented a milestone in the life of the Society. Wayne Thompson documents WRPS’s dedicated efforts by several generations of volunteers and experts in ensuring the Ranges’ survival tracing back to early conservation efforts in the Waitākere Ranges to the Act’s passing in 2008.

For 53 years, Wayne Thompson was engaged in a wide variety of newspaper and magazine journalism. As a reporter for the New Zealand Herald he covered the citizen movement for permanent protection of the Ranges, his favourite place for recreation.

Although this was produced as an e-Book, a limited number of copies have been printed for anyone who wishes to purchase a hard copy, which is offered at cost price ($20) while stocks last.