• #NoFly: Walking The Talk on Climate Change
    #NoFly: Walking The Talk on Climate Change
    ISBN: 9781988587080
    Title: #NoFly: Walking The Talk on Climate Change
    Author: HENDY SHAUN

    What happens when a leading New Zealand scientist (and frequent traveler) rules out flying for a year? From overnight buses to epic train journeys, Shaun Hendy's experiences speak to our desire to do something ¿ anything ¿ in the face of growing climate anxiety. #NoFly confronts the hard questions of one person's attempt 'to adapt'. Was this merely privileged virtue signalling? Did it compromise his work, his life? And has it left him feeling more optimistic that we can, indeed, reach a low-emissions future?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • 100% Kiwi Business: 9 Kiwi Success Navigators
    100% Kiwi Business: 9 Kiwi Success Navigators
    ISBN: 9780473427467
    Title: 100% Kiwi Business: 9 Kiwi Success Navigators

    100% Kiwi Business delivers insights you can use to navigate
    your own business journey, through the wisdom of what’s
    working today for 100 kiwi business owners on their journey.
    You will receive:
    - A vision for New Zealand's future.
    - Insights and lessons from 100 Kiwi Business Owners and
    CEO's across
    almost every conceivable industry.
    - 9 business success navigators for every business stage.
    - 3 ways to restructure your marke[ng capability into a media publishing
    - powerhouse.
    - BONUS: Includes 200+ ques[on prompts to drive your business forward.
    Learn what’s working for Kiwi business owners, and unlock your own
    professional and personal success.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
  • 100% Pure Future: NZ Tourism Renewed
    100% Pure Future: NZ Tourism Renewed
    ISBN: 9781988587684
    Title: 100% Pure Future: NZ Tourism Renewed

    Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on New Zealand tourism, but the industry was already troubled by unchecked growth and questionable governance that has put pressure on the environment, infrastructure and communities. In this urgent collection of essays, nine authors outline their vision for sustainable tourism, the barriers to achieving it and how they can be overcome.
    This BWB Text is a rallying call for a genuine tourism ‘reset’ that puts the environment first and creates more meaningful exchanges between visitors and their hosts.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • 4 Day Week: How Flexible Work Revolution Increases Productivity, Profitability & Wellbeing, & Create a Sustainable Future
    4 Day Week: How Flexible Work Revolution Increases Productivity, Profitability & Wellbeing, & Create a Sustainable Future
    ISBN: 9780349424903
    Title: 4 Day Week: How Flexible Work Revolution Increases Productivity, Profitability & Wellbeing, & Create a Sustainable Future

    In The 4 Day Week, entrepreneur and business innovator Andrew Barnes makes the case for the four-day week as the answer to many of the ills of the 21st-century global economy.

    Barnes conducted an experiment in his own business, the New Zealand trust company Perpetual Guardian, and asked his staff to design a four-day week that would permit them to meet their existing productivity requirements on the same salary but with a 20% cut in work hours. The outcomes of this trial, which no business leader had previously attempted on these terms, were stunning. People were happier and healthier, more engaged in their personal lives, and more focused and productive in the office.
    The world of work has seen a dramatic shift in recent times: the former security and benefits associated with permanent employment are being displaced by the less stable gig economy. Barnes explains the dangers of a focus on flexibility at the expense of hard-won worker protections, and argues that with the four-day week, we can have the best of all worlds: optimal productivity, work-life balance, worker benefits and, at long last, a solution to pervasive economic inequities such as the gender pay gap and lack of diversity in business and governance.
    The 4 Day Week is a practical, how-to guide for business leaders and employees alike that is applicable to nearly every industry. Using qualitative and quantitative data from research gathered through the Perpetual Guardian trial and other sources by the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology, the book presents a step-by-step approach to preparing businesses for productivity-focused flexibility, from the necessary cultural conditions to the often complex legislative considerations.
    The story of Perpetual Guardian's unprecedented work experiment has made headlines around the world and stormed social media, reaching a global audience over 4.5 billion. A mix of trenchant analysis, personal observation and actionable advice, The 4 Day Week is an essential guide for leaders and workers seeking to make a change for the better in their work world.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00

  • 52 Week Project: How I Fixed My Life by Trying a New Thing Every Week for a Year
    52 Week Project: How I Fixed My Life by Trying a New Thing Every Week for a Year
    ISBN: 9781988547503
    Title: 52 Week Project: How I Fixed My Life by Trying a New Thing Every Week for a Year

    Life is short. Make the most of it.

    It was winter. Lauren Keenan was separated from her husband, lonely, and miserable. Then came the night of Twenty-Seven Rejections of Doom: she asked twenty-seven people to hang out one Friday night, and every single person said no.

    Lauren realised her life wasn't working for her and that she needed to change it. It was time to try something new. Fifty-two new things, in fact. She made a resolution: she'd try 52 new things in 52 weeks.

    From zip lining to entering a stand-up comedy night; swimming with sharks to detoxing from social media; giving up alcohol for six months to going to a music festival alone; Lauren put herself out there with surprising results.

    Her year of new experiences was a game changer. It repaired her relationship with her husband, she regained confidence in herself, and she realised how satisfying it can be to push yourself to your limits and to do things on your own.

    The 52 Week Project combines Lauren's insights and humour with current psychological research, as she brings readers along during her year of making the most out of life.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Aging for Beginners
    Aging for Beginners
    ISBN: 9780995103221
    Title: Aging for Beginners
    Author: WILSON DOUG

    The business of getting older has changed and we can no longer rely on what worked for our parents or grandparents. This complete guide to all aspects of life after 60 (not just health) is essential reading for anyone approaching or already in the final third of their lives.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Air That We Breathe: A Family's Journey of Hope Courage & the Tragic truth
    Air That We Breathe: A Family's Journey of Hope Courage & the Tragic truth
    ISBN: 9780473507756
    Title: Air That We Breathe: A Family's Journey of Hope Courage & the Tragic truth
    Author: DOUGLAS KARA

    In 1961 Italian immigrants Abele and Maria Moretti settle into life in Western Australia. They are promised a financially secure future working in an asbestos mine in the harsh and desolate outback. Despite health warnings to management, the mine continues to operate.
    Thirty years later, the unthinkable happens and the Moretti family begin an arduous journey to seek justice. At the same time Katerina, a lawyer, representing the mining company, makes a surprising discovery about her family that causes her to rethink her allegiances.
    The human stories weave between the narratives of the immigrant miner and mine manager, and later, the lawyer and the miner’s daughter.
    The impact of this story will stir emotions that remain long after the last page has been turned.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • All Who Live on Islands
    All Who Live on Islands
    ISBN: 9781776562893
    Title: All Who Live on Islands
    Author: LU ROSE

    'All Who Live on Islands' introduces a bold new voice in New Zealand literature. In these intimate and entertaining essays, Rose Lu takes us through personal history – a shopping trip with her Shanghai-born grandparents, her career in the Wellington tech industry, an epic hike through the Himalayas – to explore friendship, the weight of stories told and not told about diverse cultures, and the reverberations of our parents’ and grandparents’ choices. Frank and compassionate, Rose Lu’s stories illuminate the cultural and linguistic questions that migrants face, as well as what it is to be a young person living in 21st-century Aotearoa New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Always Song in the Water: An Oceanic Sketchbook
    Always Song in the Water: An Oceanic Sketchbook
    ISBN: 9781869409340
    Title: Always Song in the Water: An Oceanic Sketchbook

    Beginning in Northland and heading into the blue beyond, Always Song in the Water is a book of encounters and epiphanies, a dinghy ride through New Zealand's oceanic imagination.Every spring on Gregory O'Brien's front lawn, on a ridgetop in Hataitai, an upside-down dinghy blooms with flowering clematis. In this book, O'Brien takes his metaphorical dinghy to the edges of New Zealand - starting with a road trip through Northland and then voyaging out into the Pacific, to lead us into some under-explored territories of the South Pacific imagination.With creative spirits such as Janet Frame, Ralph Hotere, Robin White, John Pule and Epeli Hau'ofa as touchstones, O'Brien suggests how we New Zealanders might be re-imagining ourselves as an oceanic people on a small island in a big piece of water.Always Song in the Water is a book of encounters, sightings and unexpected epiphanies. It is a high-spirited, personal and inventive account of being alive at the outer extremities of Aotearoa New Zealand. 'This is my field notebook, my voyaging logbook,' Gregory O'Brien writes, 'this is my Schubert played on a barrel organ, my whale survey, my songbook.'Among the many artists whose work is featured are John Pule, Robin White, Phil Dadson, Fiona Hall, Euan Macleod, Laurence Aberhart and the Sydney-based painter Noel McKenna, who produced numerous works specifically for this book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Ambition: What NZers Think & Why it Matters
    Ambition: What NZers Think & Why it Matters
    ISBN: 9780473458157
    Title: Ambition: What NZers Think & Why it Matters

    Many commentators say New Zealanders lack ambition, and that aspects of the New Zealand character or our comfortable lives limit our achievements. We are said to be too keen on time off, too concerned about everyone fitting in, suspicious of people who try too hard, enthusiastic about humility, afraid of risk and failure, and relatively unmotivated everywhere but on the sports field.

    And yet Kiwis achieve at the very highest levels, both at home and overseas. This book looks at what ambition means to New Zealanders. It reviews what has been said about us over the years, and compares these comments with the results of a national survey of nearly 1,300 people conducted in mid 2018. Along the way it explains the connections between ambition and economic performance, and the science of ambition and achievement.

    The book is part of a broader project, AmbitionNZ. The authors have filmed interviews with more than 150 people from all walks of life, from farmers and teachers to entrepreneurs and former Prime Ministers. A selection of these interviews will be shared on the ambition.nz website when the book is released.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Animal Patients & Their Owners
    Animal Patients & Their Owners
    ISBN: 9780244243371
    Title: Animal Patients & Their Owners
    Author: ZUUR HANS

    Back-breaking labour, lots of blood, a speedy Morris Minor, the care of animals and interactions with their owners – this is the entertaining and emotional memoir of Hans Zuur recounting his experiences and adventures as a rural veterinarian. With an honest, quirky and refreshing writing style, Hans invites the reader on a journey into the past. Exploring how working as a rural vet in the 60’s and 70’s had its trials and joys, Hans describes how the limitations of technology, a vast array of diseases and treatments and a friendly farming community led to a challenging but ultimately rewarding career.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Antibiotic Resistance: The End of Modern Medicine?
    Antibiotic Resistance: The End of Modern Medicine?
    ISBN: 9780947518653
    Title: Antibiotic Resistance: The End of Modern Medicine?

    In ten years’ time, will antibiotics still work? Have we let bacteria get the upper hand in the evolutionary arms race?

    In the 1920s the discovery of the antibiotic penicillin started a golden age of medicine. However, experts warn that the end of that age may be just a decade away. In this BWB Text, microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles explores the looming crisis of antibiotic resistance and its threat to New Zealand. Wiles concludes that New Zealand must do more to protect the public from a future without antibiotics.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Anxious Autumn - A Covid 19 Lockdown Diary
    Anxious Autumn - A Covid 19 Lockdown Diary
    ISBN: 9780473530686
    Title: Anxious Autumn - A Covid 19 Lockdown Diary
    Author: MCLEAN CHRIS

    Anxious Autumn tells just a small part of a nationwide story; how one couple in a provincial city lived through a strange and historic period, when the traffic stopped, the skies cleared of pollution and the natural world reasserted itself. Historian Chris Maclean’s readable record of lockdown life focuses on both the domestic - food, alcohol and Netflix - and the wider national and international picture as the world changed with frightening speed. Some leaders, like New Zealand’s, shone in the crisis; many others were found wanting. The author’s experiences are complemented by guest writer entries and interviews to provide a diversity of lockdown experiences.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Art of Simple
    Art of Simple
    ISBN: 9780143771234
    Title: Art of Simple

    When Eleanor Ozich moved to the outskirts of the city with her husband and young family she set about enjoying a much calmer way of life. Shedding unnecessary clutter and adopting a simpler style of living, Eleanor found herself with more time and energy to appreciate her family and friends and the natural beauty that surrounded her ... Eleanor shares recipes and ideas she has embraced in her quest to cherish lifés simple pleasures. Alongside recipes for nourishing meals yoúll find practical ideas to declutter your home, get your children to sleep and bring order to your day.There are also instructions for making natural beauty products and household cleaners, which promise to cost you less and be kinder to you and the environment.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Assessment of Mental Capacity: A NZ Guide for Doctors & Lawyers
    Assessment of Mental Capacity: A NZ Guide for Doctors & Lawyers
    ISBN: 9781776562947
    Title: Assessment of Mental Capacity: A NZ Guide for Doctors & Lawyers

    The ability to make decisions and take actions that influence our life is critically important and ranges from simple everyday choices about what to have for breakfast, to far-reaching decisions about health care, personal or financial matters. When our ability to make our own decisions is impaired, whether due to dementia, learning or intellectual disability, mental illness or brain injury, that might mean we are not able to make decisions for ourselves. So, there is a need for clear assessment processes to help decide whether someone has the capacity to make their own decisions, who should make decisions on their behalf, and on what basis such decisions should be made.

    The guidance in this book has been written to serve the needs of doctors, lawyers, health professionals, families and whanau. It was written by experts from a range of disciplines including law, medicine and ethics, and is based on the Toolkit for Assessing Capacity. It combines an explanation of the law, case studies and practical guidance for health and legal professionals about capacity, how it is assessed, and what supporting people with impaired capacity means in practice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Baby Whispering: Secrets for a Settled & Contented Baby from NZ's Leading Baby Expert
    Baby Whispering: Secrets for a Settled & Contented Baby from NZ's Leading Baby Expert
    ISBN: 9780143566991
    Title: Baby Whispering: Secrets for a Settled & Contented Baby from NZ's Leading Baby Expert

    This is the practical handbook that every mother needs when preparing for a new baby. Broken down into easy-to-follow timeframes from preparing for arrival and& birth right through to 12 months, you'll quickly find answers to everything you& need to know.& Find out all about:••your baby's basic needs and development•common problems and solutions•techniques for breast feeding AND bottle feeding (expressed milk and formula)•crying and settling, plus dealing with colic•Sharlene's technique to bring up wind•sleeping patterns and suggested routines•developmental playFor years, Sharlene has been helping new parents. Now& Baby Whispering will give you the same& skills, confidence and information which you can personalise to suit you and your baby.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Barefoot Years
    Barefoot Years
    ISBN: 9781927277676
    Title: Barefoot Years

    The myriad of the living in all of their many forms, defunct, mutant, revenant or otherwise; traversing memory’s infinite field.

    Martin Edmond’s Barefoot Years is a memoir in which the author attempts to re-inhabit the lost domain of childhood. It is evocative and poignant, detailed yet fragmentary, full of half-forgotten things: what may be recovered also reveals that which is gone forever. These remembered beginnings, both familiar and strange, take us back to when a world was being made.

    This BWB Text forms the first part of a full memoir by Martin Edmond to be published by Bridget Williams Books in 2015.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Barry Brickell Reader
    Barry Brickell Reader
    ISBN: 9780947493349
    Title: Barry Brickell Reader

    A Barry Brickell Reader illuminates not the pottery Barry Brickell is known for, but another facet of his genius: his ‘wrertings’. Reflecting the extrusions, bulges, crevasses and bobbles, his poetry — like his pots — can be mildly offensive, but they contain the same virtues Barry associated with rail travel: sensuality, rhythm, vibration and warmth.

    Here, Barry’s great creative output is laid out expansively, accompanied by a photoessay of Barry doing what he did best: working.

    The real me

    Why do you
    keep on
    telling me
    I’m something
    that I’m not?
    not an engineer,
    not an artist,
    Not even
    a real man —
    just a wrerter,
    a ceramiccissist,
    and an oddity —
    which is
    to the actual

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Beyond These Shores: Aotearoa & the World
    Beyond These Shores: Aotearoa & the World
    ISBN: 9781988545639
    Title: Beyond These Shores: Aotearoa & the World
    Author: HALL NINA

    In recent years, more people are calling for an independent, values-based foreign policy and parties of all political stripes are looking for new ideas to achieve that. This book brings together a diverse group of New Zealanders to outline their visions for New Zealands role in the world. It sparks a conversation about how we can exercise leadership and influence in the international arena.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Big Smoke: NZ Cities 1840–1920
    Big Smoke: NZ Cities 1840–1920
    ISBN: 9780947492434
    Title: Big Smoke: NZ Cities 1840–1920
    Author: SCHRADER BEN

    Unlike in Europe, North America, Australia and elsewhere, urban history has never been sustained as a distinct field of scholarship in New Zealand. This is surprising, considering that since the early twentieth century most New Zealanders have lived in towns and cities – 86 per cent were urban in 2014. Yet we know surprisingly little about these urban dwellers and the spaces in which they lived.

    The pursuit of city life is one of the most important untold stories of New Zealand. The Big Smoke is the first comprehensive history to tell this story, presenting a dynamic and highly illustrated account of city life from 1840 to 1920.

    It explores such questions as: what did cities look like and how did they change; why were women especially drawn to live in cities; in what ways did Maori experience and shape cities; how far was the street a living room and stage for city life; and why did New Zealand so quickly became a nation of townspeople?

    At a time of national debate over housing and the growth of our cities, Ben Schrader’s superb new history reveals how our urban origins have shaped the people we are today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
  • Billion Dollar Bonfire
    Billion Dollar Bonfire
    ISBN: 9780473474959
    Title: Billion Dollar Bonfire
    Author: LEE CHRIS

    The collapse of South Canterbury Finance (SCF) is one of the biggest New Zealand stories of the last decade. The sweep of events, from Timaru to the Beehive, include some of the most revealing moments on issues critical to this country - everything from poor governance and systemic issues in the finance sector, through to the structural risks this exposed and the costs it ultimately presented to all New Zealanders. There has not yet been a book that has attempted to tell this story, certainly not one from an `insider' perspective. The Billion Dollar Bonfire by Chris Lee will be the first book to do both these things. Chris tells this fascinating story as both a long-standing New Zealand financial advisor and a protagonist in the narrative. As he writes in the opening chapter, he knew Alan Hubbard personally and, from the late 1990s, had clients invest with SCF. His main motivation for writing the book, made explicit throughout, is his overriding concern that this could all happen again without significant changes to our law and the culture of the capital markets industry. The book is underpinned by substantial research: thousands of documents - including new material from OIAs and other sources - and interviews, both public and anonymous, with many of the key figures.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Black Hands: Inside the Bain Family Murders
    Black Hands: Inside the Bain Family Murders
    ISBN: 9780143775263
    Title: Black Hands: Inside the Bain Family Murders

    This is the story of a mass-murder that divided a nation.

    It's a story that began in a rickety old home on a cold June morning in 1994, where five members of a seemingly ordinary New Zealand family were gunned down.

    There were two suspects. One lay dead from a single bullet to the head. The other was the only survivor- David Bain.
    Since then the country has asked- Who killed the Bain family? David, or his father Robin? And why?

    Award-winning journalist Martin van Beynen has covered the Bain story closely for decades. His 2017 Stuff podcast, Black Hands - based on the manuscript for this book - was a runaway success in New Zealand and overseas, downloaded more than 4 million times and topping the charts in New Zealand and around the world.

    Now, van Beynen brings the story up to date for 2020, exploring the case from start to finish, picking through evidence old and new, plumbing the mysteries and motives, interviewing never-before-spoken-to witnesses and laying out the complex police investigation and judicial processes, seeking to finally answer the question- Who was the killer?

    Black Hands is a riveting read from the first word to the last, by a skilled writer who knows his subject inside out.

    "If anyone can pass judgement it can only be those who sat through the whole trial." - David Bain in New Idea

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Book of Knowing: Know How You Think, Change How You Feel
    Book of Knowing: Know How You Think, Change How You Feel
    ISBN: 9781988547107
    Title: Book of Knowing: Know How You Think, Change How You Feel

    Learn to understand the way you think and you will create resilience and be able to deal with many of the unnecessary anxieties of life.
    Written in an accessible and humorous style, this book teaches you to know what's going on in your mind and how to get your feelings under control. It'll help you adapt and feel better about your place in the world.

    Psychologist Gwendoline Smith uses her broad scientific knowledge and experience to explain in clear and simple language what's going on when you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious and confused.

    Originally aimed at young people, this book works for anyone because it helps you work out what is going on in your mind and how you can take control of your feelings. It's relevant whether you have a diagnosed condition or whether you are just experiencing life as too difficult right now.

    Based on the school of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy this is scientific and logic-based, but also straight-forward and practical.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Book of Overthinking
    Book of Overthinking
    ISBN: 9781988547374
    Title: Book of Overthinking

    Overthinking, ruminating, worrying: bestselling author Gwendoline Smith explains this common form of anxiety and offers helpful advice for overcoming it.
    Overthinking is also known as worrying or ruminating and it's a form of anxiety that many people suffer from.

    Psychologist and bestselling author Gwendoline Smith explains in clear and simple language the concepts of positive and negative overthinking, the truth about worry and how to deal with the 'thought viruses' that are holding you back.

    She helps you understand what's going on in your head, using humour, lots of examples and anecdotes, and she offers powerful strategies for addressing your issues.

    Based on cognitive behavioural theory, this book will help you in all the key areas of your life: from your personal life to relationships and work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Braided River: Migration & the Personal Essay
    Braided River: Migration & the Personal Essay
    ISBN: 9781988531533
    Title: Braided River: Migration & the Personal Essay
    Author: COMER DIANE

    'The Braided River' explores contemporary migration to New Zealand through an examination of 200 personal essays written by 37 migrants from 20 different countries, spanning all ages and life stages. The first book to examine migration through the lens of the personal essay, 'The Braided River' presents migration as a lifelong experience that affects everything from language, home, work, family and friendship to finances, citizenship and social benefits. Like migrants themselves, 'The Braided River' crosses boundaries, working at the intersections of literature, history, philosophy and sociology to discuss questions of identity and belonging.& Throughout, Diane Comer, both migrant and essayist herself, demonstrates the versatility of the personal essay as a means to analyse and understand migration, an issue with increasing relevance worldwide.& &

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Brain Connections: How to Sleep Better, Worry Less & Feel Happier
    Brain Connections: How to Sleep Better, Worry Less & Feel Happier
    ISBN: 9780473467432
    Title: Brain Connections: How to Sleep Better, Worry Less & Feel Happier
    Author: KANJI GIRESH

    Dr Giresh Kanji is a thought leader and expert
    in challenging our current paradigms in health
    care. He is a medical specialist with a PhD. He is
    a senior lecturer at Auckland University (Hon),
    the chairperson of the NZ Pain Foundation
    and the editor of Australasian Musculoskeletal
    Medicine Journal. He has spoken in New
    Zealand, Australia, Tahiti, the United States, and
    Europe. Visit www.gireshkanji.com

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Bright Ideas for Young Minds: 70 Step-by-Step Activities to Do at Home With Your Child
    Bright Ideas for Young Minds: 70 Step-by-Step Activities to Do at Home With Your Child
    ISBN: 9780473403775
    Title: Bright Ideas for Young Minds: 70 Step-by-Step Activities to Do at Home With Your Child

    This striking hardback book is full of activities and experiences for New Zealand children. It is an essential go-to resource for parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents of children aged 0 - 6.
    Are you looking for new ideas to engage your young child's curious mind and energetic body? Ideas that are both fun and educational? Are you looking for ways to ensure that the time you spend with your child is quality bonding time?
    If the answer to these questions is yes, then look no further. The team at BestStart, New Zealand's largest early learning provider, has put together this book especially for people like you. Written by over 100 early childhood educators, with contributions from Plunket, the Heart Foundation and Jumping Beans, this book is a treasure trove of activities designed to stimulate the inquiring minds of our youngest learners.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Broken Estate
    Broken Estate
    ISBN: 9780947518356
    Title: Broken Estate
    Author: BUNCE MEL

    n the age of Trump, fake news and celebrity headlines, it is easy to despair about the future of journalism. The New Zealand and global media are in a state of crisis – the old economic models for print journalism are no longer viable, public funding has been neglected for decades, and the numbers of journalists employed by major news organisations are in freefall.

    New Zealander Mel Bunce is a young lecturer at the acclaimed Department of Journalism at City, University of London. In what she describes as both a critique and a love letter, Bunce discusses the state of journalism in New Zealand and the solutions needed to ensure its future. Her fresh analysis draws on the latest international research and interviews with leading journalists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Brothers in Black: the Long History of Brotherhood in NZ Rugby
    Brothers in Black: the Long History of Brotherhood in NZ Rugby
    ISBN: 9781988547497
    Title: Brothers in Black: the Long History of Brotherhood in NZ Rugby
    Author: WALL JAMIE

    There's an astounding number of brothers playing in top level rugby in New Zealand. How is this so? What's it like for the siblings: do they compete with each other or do they support each other? Is there a particular climate in some families that encourages this success?

    'Splendid, comprehensive, insightful and entertaining' Brian Turner, Newsroom

    'An engaging and delightful read' John Campbell, TVNZ

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Can You Tolerate This?
    Can You Tolerate This?
    ISBN: 9781776560769
    Title: Can You Tolerate This?

    Can You Tolerate This? is a collection of twenty-one personal essays by Ashleigh Young. In this spirited and singular book, Young roams freely from preoccupation to preoccupation – Hamilton’s 90s music scene, family histories, a boy with a rare skeletal disease, a stone-collecting French postman, a desire for impossible physical transformation – trying to find some measure of clarity amid uncertainty. How to bear each moment of experience: the inconsequential as much as the shattering? Her search takes us through poignant, funny and raw territories.

    ‘This is a brave, sometimes confronting, always intriguing, often compelling and distinctly unusual book. The essays are consistently entertaining in a way that is rare in literary nonfiction of any kind. The voice is one which readers will fall in love with.’ —Martin Edmond

    ‘Some of Ashleigh Young’s personal essays feel to me like beautifully told short stories – they just happen to be true, or true-ish.’ —Bill Manhire

    Ashleigh Young works as an editor in Wellington and teaches creative science writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters. Her poetry and essays have been widely published in print and online journals, including Tell You What: Great New Zealand Nonfiction, Five Dials (UK) and The Griffith Review (Australia). Can You Tolerate This? is her second book; her first was the poetry collection Magnificent Moon (VUP, 2012). She gained an MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters in 2009, winning the Adam Prize. She blogs at eyelashroaming.com.

    Cover by Elliot Elam.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Case for Cannabis Law Reform
    Case for Cannabis Law Reform
    ISBN: 9781080976744
    Title: Case for Cannabis Law Reform
    Author: MCLEOD VINCE

    The Case For Cannabis Law Reform makes the comprehensive argument for reforming our cannabis laws. Across 58 fully-referenced chapters, this book covers the practical, moral, economic, cultural, medicinal, historical and spiritual reasons to repeal cannabis prohibition - among others Compiled by former Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party Membership Secretary Vince McLeod, this book contains all the arguments one could possibly have for wanting to reform our cannabis laws. It is the result of over a decade of experience in fighting for cannabis law reform.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Catch & Release: A Life Of Art Thoughts & Nonsense
    Catch & Release: A Life Of Art Thoughts & Nonsense
    ISBN: 9780473488628
    Title: Catch & Release: A Life Of Art Thoughts & Nonsense
    Author: HILL MICHAEL

    Catch & Release is a compilation of renowned global jeweller Sir Michael Hill's doodled diary entries, snatches of inspiration and plenty of attempted wisdom. You'll find thoughtful musings alongside chaos and contradiction spread across over 400 pages collected through the years. These drawings by Hill come directly from his imagination, scrawled on whatever is made available in front of him: board papers, airline vomit bags, or a more traditional sketch book - A spontaneous catch and release

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Child Poverty Debate: Myths, Misconceptions & Misunderstandings
    Child Poverty Debate: Myths, Misconceptions & Misunderstandings
    ISBN: 9781927277751
    Title: Child Poverty Debate: Myths, Misconceptions & Misunderstandings

    What is child poverty, what evidence is there of such poverty in New Zealand and why does it matter? These questions regularly attract answers accompanied by conjecture and prejudice. This short book uses the latest evidence and a non-partisan approach, identifying child poverty as a critical issue for New Zealand’s future. Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s succinct introduction to this challenge, drawn from their widely acclaimed full-length book and updated with new data, is essential reading.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Christchurch Ruptures
    Christchurch Ruptures
    ISBN: 9780908321292
    Title: Christchurch Ruptures

    The devastating earthquake that hit Christchurch in 2011 did more than rupture the surface of the city, argues historian Katie Pickles. It created a definitive endpoint to a history shaped by omission, by mythmaking, and by ideological storytelling. In this multi-layered BWB Text, Pickles uncovers what was lost that February day, drawing out the different threads of Christchurch's colonial history and demonstrating why we should not attempt to knit them back together. This is an incisive analysis of the way a city's character is interlinked with its geo-spatial appearance: when the latter changes, so too must the former.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Creche Case (Reprint 2019)
    City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Creche Case (Reprint 2019)
    ISBN: 9781988531854
    Title: City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Creche Case (Reprint 2019)
    Author: HOOD LYNLEY

    Originally published in 2001, A City Possessed is the harrowing account of one of New Zealand's most high-profile criminal cases - a story of child sexual abuse allegations, gender politics and the law.

    In detailing the events of the 1990s that led up to and surrounded the allegations made against several staff of the Christchurch Civic Creche, author Lynley Hood shows how and why such a case could happen. A City Possessed won the Montana Medal for Non-Fiction at the 2002 Montana New Zealand Book Awards.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Climate Dispossessed: Justice for the Pacific in Aotearoa?
    Climate Dispossessed: Justice for the Pacific in Aotearoa?
    ISBN: 9781988587233
    Title: Climate Dispossessed: Justice for the Pacific in Aotearoa?

    The world is heating up beyond the capacity of some countries to cope. Entire populations of Pacific islands are threatened, jeopardising the sovereign rights of these countries and the security of the region. This book explores what a just response to the risk of climate change displacement in the Pacific could look like.

    It¿s a difficult conversation. For many Pacific islands, talking about plans to abandon their country risks providing the international community with an excuse to not reduce emissions. Yet internal climate change displacement cannot be avoided, and cross-border displacement may become a reality without urgent climate action. The risk of this dispossession presents profound questions of life, identity and justice for all of us living in the Pacific, in light of the fundamental principles of international law and our commitments in Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Cohousing for Life
    Cohousing for Life
    ISBN: 9780473515171
    Title: Cohousing for Life

    In "Cohousing for Life", architect Robin Allison describes her journey from lonely mother of two in the suburbs to determined driver of the development of New Zealand's first cohousing community. It is a very personal story of a collective endeavour, a heroic journey of despair and triumph, as the obstacles mount and success at times feels far from certain. "Cohousing for Life" is also a distillation of what has been learnt: from formulating an inspiring vision to community governance and decision making; from community design principles to participatory design processes; from legal and financial structures to reflections on power and leadership. Robin details the key elements and structures that were critical to achieving their goal, allowing a group of diverse individuals with ordinary lives and skills to work together over many years to create a large, innovative, housing development.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Colonising Myths: Maori Realities
    Colonising Myths: Maori Realities
    ISBN: 9781869694531
    Title: Colonising Myths: Maori Realities
    Author: MIKAERE ANI

    This book brings together a series of papers by Ani Mikaere that reflect on the effect of Pakeha law, legal processes and teaching on Maori legal thought and practice. She discusses issues such as the ability of Maori to achieve justice when Maori law is marginalised; the need to confront racism in thinking, processes and structures; the impact of interpretations of the Treaty of Waitangi; the difficulty of redressing harm to Maori within the Pakeha legal system; and the importance of reinstating tikanga at the heart of Maori legal thinking and practice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Come on Shore & We Will Kill & Eat You All
    Come on Shore & We Will Kill & Eat You All
    ISBN: 9780747596707
    Title: Come on Shore & We Will Kill & Eat You All

    Come On Shore and We Will Kill And Eat You All is a sensitive and vibrant portrayal of the cultural collision between Westerners and Maori, from Abel Tasman's discovery of New Zealand in 1642 to the author's unlikely romance with a Maori man. An intimate account of two centuries of friction and fascination, this intriguing and unpredictable book weaves a path through time and around the world in a rich exploration of the past and the future that it leads to.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Coming Home: An Ignation Journey
    Coming Home: An Ignation Journey
    ISBN: 9780995138759
    Title: Coming Home: An Ignation Journey
    Author: COWLEY JOY

    A book does not come from one person, but from the multitude that creates the author’s experience. For this book, specific gratitude goes to two friends – Vera Egermayer for her sensitive photography and to Fr James Lyons for his editorial skills. Support for the writing came from many sources, women on spiritual journey, the New Zealand Ignation Spirituality team, and my dear husband Terry. It all comes together with the Presence I cannot name.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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