Gerry Evans is the author of Where Giants Dwell (1999), Good Morning USA (2004) and Shipping Out (2006) and was the Resident for seven months in 2006. Born in west Wales, he settled in New Zealand in 1963. He spent 30 years as a seaman and 10 years as a waterside worker, and served on the executive of both unions. He was the National Secretary of the Seafarers’ Union from 1988 to 1994.
Sadly, Gerry died suddenly at his home in Wellington in May 2008