About

About

The Bach Doctor Press is a boutique publishing house taking your written word to the world, making every word count!

Darin Dance started his own publishing and photography business in 2014: The Bach Doctor Press after researching and taking photographs for many book projects while working collaboratively with fellow Ngāi Tahu writers. 

He is a born and bred New Zealander of Māori (Ngāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe and Waitaha) and Gaelic Celtic (Scottish and Irish) and Brythonic Celtic (Welsh) descent and has been an Operations, Production, Events Manager and Mentor, Coach for the last twenty five years in New Zealand.

He firmly believes that with the retrenchment of the main publishing houses back to Australia, America and Europe, our remarkable “Kiwi” voices and stories will be lost and unheard unless new publishing ventures are prepared to fill this void. 

This has become his mission to promote our unique kōrero and pakiwaitara (stories and legends).

Enjoying a wee treat
Enjoying a wee treat
Scottish phone box discoveries
Scottish phone box discoveries
An underground library
An underground library
Swedish phone box discoveries
Swedish phone box discoveries

Darin has always loved reading, he is a staunch book club member, attending many reading and writing festivals all the while hunting down “out of print” books in charity shops and other odd places to add to his own extensive library.

His other interests include playing golf rather badly after finally giving away his touch rugby days, researching his whakapapa (ancestry), gardening and preserving, gathering kai moana (seafood), preparing rongoā māori (Māori plant based medicine), tramping and completing half marathons, as well as exploring the wonderful beaches of our beautiful country in search of surfing that elusive ‘perfect’ wave.

Tomahawk Beach, Dunedin
Tomahawk Beach, Dunedin

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