Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Z.R. Southcombe Celebrates Walking in 'Ramble On'

Z.R. Southcombe Celebrates Walking in Ramble On

Acclaimed author & artist Z.R. Southcombe is due to launch her latest novel, Ramble On, on October 15th at Auckland Central Library.

What is it about walking that seems an inescapable part of the Kiwi psyche?

No one understands this more than New Zealand author and artist Z.R. Southcombe. Her new book, Ramble On, explores the connection between walking and (mental) health, celebrating the simple joy that can come from exploring DOC tracks, connecting with nature and slowing down. Ramble On is part travel book, part non-fiction; a fully illustrated book featuring interviews, personal essays and hand-lettered quotes.

The event promises to be a book launch but not like you’ve seen before - expect to engage with the art of walking in creative, fun ways. Featuring guest speakers, spot prizes and children’s activities there will be something for guests from all walks of life. Southcombe will be joined by Grace Penlain and Mayur Wadhwani, contributing authors.

Available for purchase online at


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: NZSQ Conclude National Tour With ‘Release’ Programme

The NZSQ concluded their national tour in Wellington with a three-part programme, the triumphant final installment of which was entitled ‘Release.’ It included three pieces representing radical musical innovation... More>>

Howard Davis: The Show Must Go On - ‘La Traviata’ Opening Night Wobbles
Casting problems have beset ‘La Traviata’ since its first performance in March 1853 at Venice’s La Fenice opera house. Sadly, Saturday night’s premiere at Wellington’s newly-restored St James Theatre proved no different... More>>

Howard Davis: Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

So many elements of Herbert’s novel have since become tropes of popular SciFi that Villeneuve’s film sometimes seems deceptively derivative. What makes all this nonsense essential viewing is his astonishing visual sensibility. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which has been republished by Te Papa press. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland