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List of Titles
The full list, in chronological order
Whenua Hou - A New Land
July  2019
Wanaka – Lake, Mountain, Adventure
The Invading Sea ,October 2018
The Catlins and the Southern Scenic Route
Otago University Press, December 2017
Rivers Rare – The first 25 years of Project River Recovery 1991-2016
Department of Conservation, Wellington.
Stewart Island Rakiura National Park
Publisher: Otago University Press, November 2015
Wild Dunedin
The Natural History of New Zealand’s Wildlife Capital
Otago University Press, June 2014
Shackleton’s Whisky
Random House NZ , October 2012
Seabird Genius - The Story of L. E. Richdale, the Royal Albatross and the Yellow-Eyed Penguin.
Otago University Press, November 2011
Rakiura Heritage – A Stewart Island History and Guide to Historic Sites.
Department of Conservation, Invercargill. November 2010.
THE TASMAN – Biography of an Ocean.
Penguin Books Auckland, August 2010
High Country Lark - An invitation to Paradise
Longacre Press, Dunedin, October 2008
Antarctic Partners - 50 years of New Zealand and United States Cooperation in Antarctica, 1957-2007
Phantom House/Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, June 2007
Detours - A journey through small-town New Zealand: A generation on
Otago University Press, Dunedin, July 2007
Fiord Heritage - A guide to the Historic Sites of Coastal Fiordland
Department of Conservation, Te Anau, March 2007
Kiwi - The People's Bird
Otago University Press, December 2006
Winging It - The adventures of Tim Wallis
Longacre Press, Dunedin, 2006
Hurricane Tim – The Story of Sir Tim Wallis
Longacre Press, Dunedin, 2005
Queenstown – New Zealand’s Adventure Capital
University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2004
Otago Museum – Collected Stories
Otago Museum, Dunedin 2004
Subantarctic New Zealand – A Rare Heritage
Department of Conservation Southland Conservancy, Invercargill, 2003
Wanaka – The Lake Wanaka Region
University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2002
Southern Land, Southern People
Otago Museum/University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2002
Wild Rivers – Exploring the Natural History of Central South Island
(with Brian Patrick). University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2001
Coasting – The Sea Lion and the Lark
Longacre Press, Dunedin, 2001
Stewart Island – A Rakiura Ramble
University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 2000
Wild Central – Exploring the Natural History of Central Otago
(with Brian Patrick), University of Otago Press, Auckland, 1999
Kiwi – New Zealand’s Remarkable Bird
Godwit/Random House New Zealand, Auckland, 1999
The Catlins, and Southern Scenic Route
University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 1998
Wild Fiordland: Discovering the Natural History of a World Heritage Area
(with Brian Patrick), University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 1996
Wild Dunedin: Enjoying the Natural History of New Zealand's Wildlife Capital
(with Brian Patrick), University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 1995
Land Aspiring: The story of Mount Aspiring National Park
Craig Potton Publishing, Nelson, 1994
Manapouri Saved! - New Zealand's First Great Conservation Success Story
Longacre Press, Dunedin, 1994
Dunedin - A Portrait
Hyndman Publishing, Dunedin, 1993
Stewart Island - The Last Refuge
(with Erwin Brinkmann), Random House New Zealand, Auckland, 1992
The Falcon and the Lark
John McIndoe, Dunedin, 1992
The World of Penguins
(with Chris Gaskin), Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1991
The World of Albatrosses
(with Chris Gaskin), Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1991
The Incredible Kiwi
Random Century, Auckland, 1990
NZ Guides: West Coast South Island
GP Books, Wellington, 1989
NZ Guides: Dunedin, North and South Otago
(with Christine Dann), GP Books, Wellington, 1989
Conservation Conversations
Department of Conservation, Wellington, 1988
Forever the Forest, A West Coast Story
Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland, 1987
The VSA Way: 25 Years of Volunteering Overseas
Compatriot Press, Wellington 1984, reprinted 1986
Flight from Afghanistan
Volunteer Service Abroad/Compatriot Press, 1987
Tokelau: Atoll Associate of New Zealand
Collins, Auckland, 1986
Looking South: New Zealand Antarctic Society's First Fifty Years 1933-83
NZ Antarctic Society/Compatriot Press, Wellington, 1983
Detours – A Journey through small-town New Zealand, Whitcoulls, Christchurch, 1982

Cascade On The Run – A Season with the Whitebaiters of South Westland, Whitcoulls, Christchurch, 1979

Snow Dogs, The Huskies of Antarctica, Whitcoulls, Christchurch, 1978
Ice On My Palette
(with Maurice Conly), Whitcoulls, Christchurch, 1977

The following sources of out-of-print and rare New Zealand books may hold copies of Neville’s older titles . . .

Vintage Books of Dunedin
27 Waikana Street, Broad Bay, Dunedin, New Zealand
Ph +64 03 4780 488

Take Note Hokitika
1 Weld Street, Hokitika, Westland
Ph +64 03 755 8167

Read on National Radio:

Flight from Afghanistan

The Falcon and the Lark
Significant Reports:
Stewart Island National Park Proposal, Public Discussion Document
Department of Conservation, Invercargill, July 1999
Buff Weka Translocation Project - Public Awareness Strategy
Department of Conservation, Dunedin, July 1997
Subantarctic Islands Heritage
(New Zealand Government Nomination of the New Zealand Subantarctic Islands for Inclusion in the World Heritage List), Department of Conservation, Wellington, June 1997
Kea Advocacy Strategy – Towards resolving conflicts between kea and people
Department of Conservation, Dunedin, October 1995


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