Geoff Chapple (writer)
Geoffrey "Geoff" John Chapple, ONZM, is a New Zealand author and journalist. His article in a Sunday newspaper began the volunteer movement to put in place a New Zealand-long walking track. He mapped the track, then walked it and wrote the book 'Te Araroa – The New Zealand Trail' (Random House 2002). He founded Te Araroa Trust, the organisation that began construction of the various links for a continuous off-road track 2,920 kilometres long. Chapple was also a member of the music group From Scratch. Chapple was a leading figure in the anti-apartheid protests surrounding the 1981 springbok rugby tour. In 1984 Geoff Chapple published 1981: The Tour, a book chronicling the above events from the protesters' perspective.
- "The Queen's Birthday and Diamond Jubilee Honours List 2012". dpmc.govt.nz. Archived from the original on 4 June 2012. Retrieved 4 June 2012.
- Chapple, Geoff (1984). 1981 : The Tour. Wellington: A H & A W Reed. ISBN 978-0589015343.
- Chapple, Geoff (1980). Rewi Alley of China, that tells the story of Rewi's life-time contribution to humanity in China. Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton. p. 230. ISBN 0 340 25687 7.
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