Diana Harris is an author of children’s fiction and non-fiction whose work centres on what makes New Zealand special. Harris has worked as a writer and editor for numerous organizations, including Tandem Press and Pacific Wave magazine. Her useful school resource The Kiwi Fact Book contains facts about New Zealand's culture, history and environment. She has also written on subjects as varied as the Auckland harbour bridge and Johnny Jones, an immigrant who founded the first European settlement in the South Island.
Harris, Diana (1947 –) tries to come to terms with the present by exploring the past. She focuses on what makes New Zealand special.
Johnny Jones: A Colonial Saga (Reed, 2007) is a non-fiction book based on the life and times of Johnny Jones, an immigrant to New Zealand from Sydney in the early 1800s, and the man who founded the first European settlement in the South Island. The book also chronicles how the Maori people of the South Island lost their land and their power.
Guardian of the Bridge (1990) is a modern-day myth featuring Auckland's harbour bridge. Litterbugs (1992) is a cautionary tale about the perils of living in a rubbish-filled environment.
The Kiwi Fact Book (1989) is a useful resource for school projects with facts about New Zealand's culture, history, and environment presented in an accessible format.
Diana Harris has worked as a writer and editor for numerous organisations including Tandem Press and Pacific Wave magazine.