G’day & Kia ora,

Welcome to my website: http://www.winstoncowie.com

I am a Kiwi or New Zealander who was brought up at Mahurangi, Rodney District, North Island.

In the real world I work as a Marine Policy Manager, Environmental Project Manager, Marine Scientist and Commercial Diver. I have previously worked as a Lawyer. In my spare time I write New Zealand historical fiction and non fiction books, produce documentaries, coach rugby and am a motivational speaker.

My website is the home of all things relevant to my work as a New Zealand author, documentary producer and public speaker. Its purpose is to be a place where you can learn more about these creative works and me.  

My website also includes a blog updating you on things I am interested in, a diverse mix:

Adventure; Anthropology; Camping; Environmental Policy; Family; Friends; Hiking; History; Human Rights; Inspiring people to chase their dreams; Law; Marine Science; Natural History; Ocean; Outdoors; Rugby; Sailing; Scuba-diving; Spearfishing; Surfing; Travel; Underwater Heritage; Charitable Adventures; and Wildlife Conservation. 

Winston Cowie - New Zealand Author

Winston Cowie – New Zealand Author

I like to work and pursue these interests in different countries. To date, I have had the privilege of working in New Zealand, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Trinidad & Tobago, the United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America. My interests have also taken me to Antarctica, Argentina,  Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Estonia, France, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Madagascar, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco, Mozambique, Oman, Portugal, Seychelles, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Ukraine.

I am based in the United Arab Emirates, the Middle East.

Across my professions, interests, and countries travelled, the image which best represents what I am about, that of the juvenile Golden Trevally within a person’s hand, summarises my view on life and our world. It’s in our hands.

New Zealand Author - Winston Cowie

Enjoy sharing in my passions and please Contact Me for writing, documentary or public speaking queries. Read on for more info!

Ti hei mauri ora,


Winston Cowie

New Zealand author et al

Winston Cowie – Profile

Winston Cowie was born in Dargaville, New Zealand, in 1982. He spent his childhood in the Mahurangi region before moving to Auckland to attend Westlake Boys High School. After graduating in 2000, Winston completed a Law degree at Otago University (2004) and a Master of Science degree from Oxford University, United Kingdom (2007).

Winston is an award-winning Marine Policy Manager at the Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Most recently on the ClimateForce International Antarctic Expedition 2018 he was awarded the Sir Robert Swan Leadership Inspiration Award for his contributions on the expedition, which included lighting up the Antarctic night with solar lamps and sending a message of hope and unity to the world.

He has previously worked in New Zealand, throughout the Middle East, Trinidad & Tobago, the United Kingdom and United States of America.

He writes historical fiction and non fiction, coaches rugby, and produces documentaries in his spare time.

An accomplished sportsman, Winston represented his adopted home the United Arab Emirates internationally at rugby union in 2017. He previously played in the rugby union Varsity Match for Oxford University against Cambridge University at Twickenham in both 2006 and 2007. He was also an Oxford University Athletics and Surfing Representative and is a qualified Commercial SCUBA diver (South Africa).

Winston’s key interest is sharing the great outdoors and ocean with family and friends.

Winston Cowie - New Zealand Author

Winston Cowie – New Zealand Author