Nicola Vallance was previously a senior media advisor at the Department of Conservation and is now a conservation advocate for Forest & Bird. In 2007, she researched, wrote and presented Meet the Locals, a series of wildlife programmes for TVNZ. This is her second book. Rod Morris is one of New Zealand's most talented wildlife photographers and filmmakers. Rod has collaborated with New Holland on several books including New Zealand Nature, A Photographic Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of New Zealand, and A Photographic Guide to Mammals of New Zealand. Rod lives on the Otago Peninsula.