"Just outside of Taumarunui, beside an old path in a valley with a cave, Owen Boynton stalks barefoot through the brush."
Firing one of Owen Boynton's hand crafted bows is possibly the most satisfying thing I did in 2016. There's something primal about it, like staring into a fire or chopping wood or eating a steak.
A teacher and philosopher with Ngai Tuhoe roots, Boynton learned hunting and bushcraft in the ancient forest of Te Urewera ranges. Now, with a TV show and everything that comes with it, he's looking to give back.
This feature appeared in the Dec/Jan 17 edition of Mana magazine.