'The Pass' Shares Experiences of Kiwi Farmer
"The Pass" (published by Xlibris AU) chronicles the adventurous and often hilarious experiences of John van Buren. Describing the highs and lows of the first eight years of his farming career in rural New Zealand, it shows his positive outlook towards life as he always strives to get the best out of difficult situations.
Set in Okuku Pass Station in North Canterbury and moving to other places throughout the South Island of New Zealand, the book follows John as he goes about his life of farming, rodeoing, playing rugby and gallivanting around different towns. Expertly told in the manner of a good kiwi bloke, this tale of his adventures promises to get its readers in fits of laughter as they meet with incredibly down-to-earth characters along the way. It gives an insightful glimpse into the tough life of farming as well as the funnier side that comes along with it. Van Buren wants readers to go away with a chuckle at some point during his story knowing as they saddle up to ride their way through the pages.