This book reflects Elizabeth’s determination to present a balanced history of the NZ Forest Service, whose contribution towards preserving our native forests has, she contends, been seriously misunderstood.
But Elizabeth is the daughter of Pat Entrican, Director of Forestry 1939–1961, a controversial figure usually associated with the great Kaingaroa forest and the pulp and paper enterprise created to utilise its pines. Elizabeth also tells stories about the Kawerau mills, the biggest industrial plant built in NZ up to that time.
So did Entrican and his fellow directors really care about the fate of our indigenous forests? Keeping New Zealand Green presents the evidence for a new assessment of the Forest Service, and makes a plea for the action now needed to preserve our fauna and its habitats from threatened extinction.