Let your kids eat dirt
He believes New Zealand’s society has transformed into an OSH culture where children are kept in cottonwool and everything is overregulated, including adventure sport.
Steve Gurney is challenging everyone to let children take risks, even if that means they fall out of trees occasionally, eat dirt during a game of bull- rush and make mistakes, so that they’ll know how to find their limits in later life.
Gurney is the living embodiment of a V commercial: High octane and fun.
His latest book, Eating Dirt, takes up where his bestselling autobiography Lucky Legs left off and finds Gurney about to undertake his latest extreme adven- tures, including a worldrecord crossing of the Sahara Desert by kitebuggy, trying to avoid land mines, terrorists, corrupt border officials and gear breakages. Most of the adventures and historical re-enactments that Gurney relates in Eating Dirt culminate in quick success.
His adventures are extreme, his dreams are big and he is resilient.
He also shares his boyish excitement as he prepares for each big adventure, the challenges that he and his teams faced and the innovations they dreamt up to overcome these challenges.
His grit, determination, candour and humour resonate throughout and inspire the reader to make molehills out of mountains.
South Waikato News has one copy of Eating Dirt to give away.
Simply tell us the title of Gurney’s last bestselling autobiography along with your name and contact details to PO Box 89, Tokoroa 3444 or email swaikato. editor@wrcn. co.nz.
Steve Gurney lays out the truth in his latest
book Eating Dirt and South
Waikato News has one copy to