About Dave

Dave Burt is a successful businessman. A registered electrician, he is the owner and director of Team Cabling that operates in Auckland, Waikato, Wellington and Christchurch, employing around 90 staff. He is heavily involved in the electrical industry – being a past president of Auckland Master Electricians and sitting Board Member of Master Electricians NZ.

Born and educated in Lower Hutt and Dave has an MBA from Massey University. He is keen on motorsport, and he recently rebuilt a 1972 Plymouth GTX c/w a 440 big block, fuel injected, supercharged engine, that featured on a recent cover car on the NZ V8 Magazine. He now enjoys going to the gym and keeping it fit – it helps him to keep well. Dave lives in Auckland. He is married with three children and two grandchildren. Lengthening the Shadow is his first book. He is currently working on a novel.

A note from the Author

‘The title of Lengthening the Shadow came about at the start of the book, while I was doing my morning run in the dark. I noticed that as I moved away from the street lights my shadow was short and wide, I guess, just how I felt. The further I moved from the street light, the taller and more in proportion I looked. So, every time I passed a street light, I used it as my motivation to run, to get fit and more in proportion. At the end of the challenge I came to the realisation that throughout the journey, I had lengthened my shadow in a way I hadn’t expected. From a mental wellbeing perspective, my shadow was tall and strong.’


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