Sport is the place to discover the best new New Zealand writers. Each annual issue is a superb snapshot of the cutting edge of New Zealand’s literary scene, and Sport 40 is no exception, offering 300 pages of fiction, poetry and essays.
In honour of New Zealand’s turn as country o... read more
A contemporary sounding of the depths of the Pacific Ocean - a voyage through identity, colonisation, politics, family, love and freedom. In collaboration with the visual imagery of Veronica Vaevae, Audrey Brown takes the reader on a voyage of discovery beyond the romantic images of Gaughin and other myths of the dusky maiden... read more
SPECIAL PRICE Light fantastic: Dance floor courtship in New Zealand is a beautiful and evocative social history of public dance. From the first settlers' socials and Governor's balls to the formality of debutantes and the ritual of 'coming out', through sock hops and disco to dance raves, the story of public dances is arrange... read more
The events described in this book span most of the period, from the end of the Second World War until close to the end of the century, when New Zealand began to think for itself, and stand on its own feet as an independent nation. It follows an important thread in the development of New Zealand foreign policy, in the contexts... read more
In New Zealand's lush rainforests, isolated from the outside world for 80 million years, many extraordinary birds evolved. They included the giant moa, the beautiful huia, and the largest eagle the earth has ever seen. Within a few hundred years, human settlement extinguished 58 unique and beautiful species. For the first ti... read more
Reissue These five stylish books introduce fascinating objects from Te Papa’s collections – from the most valuable and unique items to the quirkiest. Small and easy to mail and carry, the books make an ideal gift or souvenir.Each book is full of pictures and information, including a general introduction on the obj... read more
Ken Ring's Predict Weather Almanac was the runaway hit of 2006, with unprecedented media attention including TV debates between Ken Ring and the Met Service forecasters who disagree with his lunar cycle-based science. That didnÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ¢ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt ... read more
This 128-page book is an impressive portfolio of works by sixty of the most popular artists currently working in New Zealand. It is designed as an introduction for those who are just starting out to buy the work of local artists and as an up-to-date reference for those art buyers who already collect New Zealand art.
In 1883 three young Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart arrived in Temuka, South Canterbury, to teach in the parish school. One hundred years later, the Sisters of St Joseph were teaching in Catholic primary and secondary schools from Panguru in the north, to Balclutha in the south. Diane Strevens covers the early years ... read more
Sanctuary explores some of New Zealand s most beautiful and interesting nature reserves. Told from the perspective of an enthusiastic naturalist, it is part natural history, part travel diary - entertaining, inspiring, and appealing.The book celebrates New Zealanders passion for, and commitment to, wildlife conservation. It i... read more
Brian Turner is one of this country's best known and best-loved poets and also one of its most determined conservationists. In this beautifully illustrated anthology he brings together both old and new essays, columns, articles and poetry that concentrate on the wild places and outdoor pursuits he loves and of which he is suc... read more
This is a book with something for everyone: there are walks that suit families and walks for those that want a real leg-stretcher. Times range from 1-2 hours to 5-6 hours, but all longer walks have shorter 1-2 hour turn-around options. Every walk has been thoroughly checked, with notes on track conditions, access, facilities ... read more
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Margaret Pope writes an eyewitness account of the "turbulent 1980s and the brilliant, elusive figure at their political centre". She throws new light on the policy and personalitites of the fourth Labour government.
The whale rider was Kahutia Te Rangi. Ancestor of the people of Te Tai Rawhiti, he travelled from Hawaiki, the place of the Ancients, to the East Coat of New Zealand. Then there was Kahu. The first great-grandchild of the whanau, she was loved by all her relatives except the one whose love she needed most - her great-grandfat... read more
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River River Raupo Rye is a captivating story about Iona, an ordinary girl living in the area of the Northern Wairoa River in New Zealand, who rises to a woman as she battles the depths and heights of living her own circumstances.
Her childhood was unusual and so isolating, the river has become her friend. At 17, she is ... read more
Pull up a bar stool, and listen to the life story of beer in New Zealand . . . Highly illustrated, meticulously researched and warmly told, Beer Nation recounts the early history of beer, exposes the modern age of commerce and big business, and charts the rise of contemporary boutique breweries – through interviews and... read more
Kura Koiwi is both a personal account of Brian Flintoff’s career as a carver, but also an important exploration of Maori art and how it relates to carving.
Heavily illustrated with exquisite examples of his, and other people’s work, this book explains the mythology and symbolism behind his work, and in doing... read more
Sculptor Paul Dibble often works on a big scale and this book features those works, both private and public, that make an imposing statement. Covering works for the public domain, commissions for schools and pieces for private clients, this book takes the reader through the fascinating process not only of the thinking and... read more