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Derek Morrison was born into a farming family near Putaruru in 1974. While studying veterinary science at Massey University he discovered his two passions: photography and surfing. He began supplying images for New Zealand Surfing magazine and eventually took over the editorship. After a stint working in Sydney, in 2008 he moved to Dunedin to raise his young family and to start his company Adventure Media Group Ltd. He continues to contribute to a range of leading magazines as well as his surf, lifestyle and culture photo blog, Box of Light. He is married to Rachael and they have three children: Taya, Rewa and Keo.


Life on Muzzle Fiona Redfern, Derek Morrison

Raising children is a challenge at the best of times - try doing it on a farm that is a three-hour drive across rivers and mountains to the nearest town, when the track is driveable at all.

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