• Bunty Preece: Solidier of the 28th Maori Battalion
    Bunty Preece: Solidier of the 28th Maori Battalion
    ISBN: 9780987666543
    Title: Bunty Preece: Solidier of the 28th Maori Battalion
    Author: OCONNER TOM

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Burrows & Carter Statute Law in Nz
    Burrows & Carter Statute Law in Nz
    ISBN: 9781927248102
    Title: Burrows & Carter Statute Law in Nz

    It includes discussion of the Treaty of Waitangi and the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 and covers the developments in New Zealand statute law over the last five years. Discussion of the procedures for enactment of legislation in our modern MMP Parliament, and the progress of new styles of drafting is included plus analysis of recent case law, with a focus on issues of interpretation. Features of BURROWS AND CARTER ON STATUTE LAW IN NEW ZEALAND 5TH EDITION include discussion of the Legislation Act 2012; case law changes since 2009; and the proposal to re-enact with updating the Interpretation Act 1999.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $160.00
  • Burrows & Cheer on Media Law in Nz
    Burrows & Cheer on Media Law in Nz
    ISBN: 9781927248096
    Title: Burrows & Cheer on Media Law in Nz
    Author: BURROWS J F

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $234.00
  • Bushman's Bible
    Bushman's Bible
    ISBN: 9780473406288
    Title: Bushman's Bible
    Author: BALDWIN DAVE

    "'The Bushman's Bible' makes up Dr Dave's third book in the 'Healthy Bastards Trilogy'. The first book in this trilogy is the best selling 'Healthy Bastards' (2009) which is a medical manual for dingbats, on how to take care of themselves physically. The second book, 'The Flying Doctor' (2016) redefines a Healthy Bastard as one who also tries to develop themselves mentally and spiritually. This third book, 'The Bushman's Bible', now looks at "beyond the material world" issues for the average free-spirited Mr and Mrs Bushman who generally attend the 'big blue' temple in the mountains rather than conventional churches and temples in the big city"--Back cover.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Business of Change
    Business of Change
    ISBN: 9780473424886
    Title: Business of Change
    Author: POLLOK MIKE

    How New Zealand organisations can survive and thrive despite digital disruption. It’s never been more important for NZ organisations to understand the many threats and opportunities of Digital Transformation. This book is a comprehensive resource for Kiwis at every level to come to terms with the many challenges and possibilities.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Busy As F*ck
    Busy As F*ck
    ISBN: 9781775541448
    Title: Busy As F*ck
    Author: NIMMO KAREN

    When did busy become a badge of honour?

    In 10 on-the-couch sessions, New Zealand clinical psychologist Karen Nimmo diagnoses, explains and treats Busy as F*@K syndrome, the condition that's consuming us all, whether we realise it or not.

    If we are going to squeeze the most from ourselves and our all-too-short lives, we need to be able to gauge when our Busy as F*@kness is compromising (or drip-feed destroying) our physical and emotional health, when we're hurting people we love, when we're becoming that person others want to hide from.

    In these pages you'll meet people who are facing the problems most commonly reported in our Busy as F*@k worlds. Some will resonate with you - or you'll spot traits of people you know. Whenever you get an 'aha' moment, you'll find tips, tools and tactics to guide your own journey

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Butterworths Legislation Series: Resource Management, 4th Ed
    Butterworths Legislation Series: Resource Management, 4th Ed
    ISBN: 9781927183311
    Title: Butterworths Legislation Series: Resource Management, 4th Ed
    Author: LEXISNEXIS

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $69.00
  • Butterworths Questions & Answers : Property Law
    Butterworths Questions & Answers : Property Law
    ISBN: 9781927248065
    Title: Butterworths Questions & Answers : Property Law
    Author: WILSON DEBRA

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $67.00
  • Buy & Hold
    Buy & Hold
    ISBN: 9781927213179
    Title: Buy & Hold
    Author: RAI ALIKA & RAHUL

    Buy and Hold explains how the average person can achieve greater financial security through long-term property investment. Other books on the subject of property investment advise you to give up your regular work and move into property investment on a full-time basis. The authors of Buy and Hold argue that it is actually more effective for your investments and financial goals if you continue with your existing career. Alika and Rahul Rai have successfully followed this approach and have steadily achieved financial security while continuing to go about their everyday lives. They have renovated houses themselves and used tradespeople, employed property managers or used friends to manage their properties, bought in small towns and large cities - they know exactly what they would do again and what they wouldn't. They have shared their experiences in this book because of their strong belief that absolutely anyone can do the same thing. Buy and Hold takes the fear factor out of investing in property, and shows that owning multiple properties doesn't have to be a dream that only other people achieve. By understanding the long-term nature of the 'buy and hold' strategy, it will lead to financial independence and along the way many other personal rewards.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Buyer Beware: a NZ Home Buyer's Guide
    Buyer Beware: a NZ Home Buyer's Guide
    ISBN: 9780143770398
    Title: Buyer Beware: a NZ Home Buyer's Guide
    Author: SLADE MARIA

    Property prices going through the stratosphere, leaky buildings, P contamination, bullying body corporates - purchasing a house today can feel akin to entering a minefield. Written by a news journalist who has covered many of the horror stories, this book takes a no-holds-barred look at the challenges facing home buyers and offers savvy advice on how to navigate that minefield. It will appeal to all home buyers, from first-timers hoping for a small apartment to older people looking to downsize and everyone in between.

    With chapters on the search, mortgages and legal aspects, types of title, buying at auction, buying off plans, checks and warning signs, bodies corporate and the special problems to be found in Christchurch, there is plenty of information for everyone.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Call from the Other Side: the Life Story of Psychic Medium Sue Nicholson
    Call from the Other Side: the Life Story of Psychic Medium Sue Nicholson
    ISBN: 9781877449970
    Title: Call from the Other Side: the Life Story of Psychic Medium Sue Nicholson

    This is the story of the well known Psychic Medium, Sue Nicholson. All her life Sue Nicholson has known there is more to our mere existence than the physical lif we live. Born to a drunken father & anngry mother Sue's life was one of loneliness & isolation. From this difficult childhood she became awre of other presences in the house & she continued her pursuit of spiritual connection in adulthood & eventually began to use her talents to help those around her including her work on the TV series, Sensing Murder.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.95
  • Campbell on Caveats 2ed
    Campbell on Caveats 2ed
    ISBN: 9781927313534
    Title: Campbell on Caveats 2ed
    Author: CAMPBELL N

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $134.00
  • Can We Help It If We're Fabulous?
    Can We Help It If We're Fabulous?
    ISBN: 9780143770749
    Title: Can We Help It If We're Fabulous?
    Author: MATHIAS PETA

    "Inspirational, razor-witted and funny, Can We Help It if We're Fabulous is Peta Mathias at her wisest - and naughtiest.The irrepressible Peta Mathias is a woman who has never been afraid to embrace life with all its glorious inconsistencies, joys and heartbreaks. With ten topics relevant to all women - Fashion, Food, Relationships, Music, Travel, Beauty, Work, Sex, Happiness and, of course, Men - Peta's sagacious, sexy and occasionally scurrilous book will encourage and inspire readers to reinvent, spice up, embrace and celebrate the lives they have. As well as recounting her own life lessons, Peta interviews a range of women - from psychologists to plastic surgeons, sex therapists to hairdressers, doctors to singers - and discovers what a woman needs to make her happy, independent and successful."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Can You Tolerate This?
    Can You Tolerate This?
    ISBN: 9781925336443
    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.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Cannabis: Nz Drug Enforcement
    Cannabis: Nz Drug Enforcement
    ISBN: 9781877427497
    Title: Cannabis: Nz Drug Enforcement
    Author: MCDOWELL REX

    From the early 1970s when travellers returned to New Zealand from their big OE with cannabis seeds in their pockets from California, Mexico and Asia, the cultivation of cannabis as a recreational drug was here to stay. This book covers the early history of cannabis in New Zealand from its cultivation as a useful medicinal herb, to how it came to be a prohibited plant and eventually the mainstay of organised criminal enterprises. It describes the early use of cannabis by artists, and jazz musicians with their Bohemian lifestyles until the flood of cheap Thai Buddha sticks made good quality product available to all. It follows the efforts of the Police to combat the cultivation and use of cannabis from the earliest horticultural ventures in the hills of Coromandel, Northland and the East Coast leading to the use of helicopters to locate and destroy cannabis plantations. It covers accidents, some major Police operations, interesting and sometimes amusing incidents. In July 2012, NZ Police in Operation National arrested 2573 persons for cannabis offences and destroyed around 130,000 cannabis plants. Properties, cars, cash, boats, firearms and stolen property were also seized. To some this might demonstrate a spectacular success for the police while others might suggest that it just shows the use of cannabis as a recreational drug in this country is out of control.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
  • Canterbury Earthquakes : Survival of a Student
    Canterbury Earthquakes : Survival of a Student
    ISBN: 9780473273620
    Title: Canterbury Earthquakes : Survival of a Student

    Price: $42.00
  • Cape Country: Seven Generations of Gordons at Clifton, Cape Kidnappers
    Cape Country: Seven Generations of Gordons at Clifton, Cape Kidnappers
    ISBN: 9781775538813
    Title: Cape Country: Seven Generations of Gordons at Clifton, Cape Kidnappers

    "The inspiring story of seven generations of Gordons at Clifton, Cape Kidnappers. The Gordon family has been at Clifton since 1861. Though farming in this location is often challenging, it is a spectacularly beautiful environment, situated on the east coast of the North Island, just 20 minutes' drive south of Napier. The story of Clifton is a story of a family's deep love and connection to that land and their determination to hand it on intact and thriving to succeeding generations. Six generations of Gordons have enjoyed living there, and the seventh has just been born. Each generation has had a deep attachment to this land both through times of prosperity and success, and through struggles, droughts, floods, and economic downturns. Each has successfully maintained and improved the property to hand onto the next generation."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Carbon Forest a Nz Guide to Forest Carbon Sinks for Investors Farmers Foresters & Conservationists
    Carbon Forest a Nz Guide to Forest Carbon Sinks for Investors Farmers Foresters & Conservationists
    ISBN: 9780958267397
    Title: Carbon Forest a Nz Guide to Forest Carbon Sinks for Investors Farmers Foresters & Conservationists

    The Carbon Forest is the ideal book for those wanting to know: What are carbon sinks? How do they work? How do I go about setting one up? Carbon sinks are the most effective way for New Zealanders to extract carbon from the atmosphere. They allow you to have the benefit, use and control of your initiative without relying solely on the government to save us. But beware: there are traps for the unwary. This helpful and informative guide brings together all the information you need to know about how carbons sinks work, their benefits and disadvantages. Written in plain English and aimed at the layperson, it includes up-to-date advice on land selection, forest types and government schemes. It is particularly useful for those interested in small carbon sinks, under 100 hectares. The book explains why trees are the primary tool New Zealanders have for mitigating climate change and clearly outlines the step-by-step process of creating a carbon sink, either for financial or environmental reasons. It presents the choices given by different government schemes, including the Permanent Forest Sink Initiative (PFSI), EBEX21 (Landcare Research) and the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). Estimations for the financial returns of these schemes are tabled. The reasons for creating a carbon sink outside of these three schemes are also detailed, including alternative funding sources. This book is useful for landowners of all types: forestry owners, farmers, individual lifestyle blocks, Maori landowners, general businesses and carbon co-ops. It explains the different carbon dioxide absorption rates that can be expected from various regions, land types and vegetation types in New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Carbon Neutral by 2020 How Nzers can Respond to Climate Change
    Carbon Neutral by 2020 How Nzers can Respond to Climate Change
    ISBN: 9781877333699
    Title: Carbon Neutral by 2020 How Nzers can Respond to Climate Change

    Climate change has become one of the central issues of our time, yet it is an issue weighed down by messages of doom and gloom. This book offers a positive response to this position, by presenting solutions from a range of New Zealand experts, all of whom show how we can rethink our current practices, mobilise people and put in place new ways of doing things that will help create a carbon neutral society here in the South Pacific.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Carse Head & Crichton Park Farms a Story of the Land & Its People
    Carse Head & Crichton Park Farms a Story of the Land & Its People
    ISBN: 9780992260316
    Title: Carse Head & Crichton Park Farms a Story of the Land & Its People

    Over 150 years ago Frederick Trapski arrived in New Zealand from Poland. In 1864 he married Alicia McKenna from County Cork, and they lived in a settlement for Polish workers near Mosgiel. Their son purchased Carse Head in 1896, which has been farmed by five generations of the Trapski-Pullar-McIntosh descendants. In 2006 this superb Southland property, Carse Head and Crichton Park farms, was a recipient of The New Zealand Century Farm and Station Award. Established in Lawrence, South Otago in 2005, the award recognises farming families who have remained resilient working and improving their land for over a hundred years. It was James Gow Black, from Scotland, the first professor of chemistry and mineralogy at Otago University, who in 1867 bought and named the Crichton Park Downs after his wife Jeannie Crichton. The book provides a fascinating account of this farming knowledge and appreciation of the land. Documentation on Carse Head and Crichton Park farms, assembled by Margaret Pullar for the Award submission, has now been extensively expanded with additional historical material including details of the gifting of land to the Presbyterian Church for Camp Columba; and comprehensive family trees of the Trapski and Pullar descendants. The narrative provides a riveting insight into the world of Otago and Southland farming families: travails, tragic deaths, failures, successes, and one of New Zealand's unsolved murder mysteries. Numerous photographs show farming activities, early farm dwellings, machinery and baking of family recipes handed down from Elizabeth Trapski. Portraits of weddings and other festivities in effect record a history of costume in New Zealand.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $49.50
  • Carter’s Guide to Nz Contract Law
    Carter’s Guide to Nz Contract Law
    ISBN: 9781927313824
    Title: Carter’s Guide to Nz Contract Law
    Author: CARTER J.W. & REN J

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $180.00
  • Cartwright Papers Essays on the Cervical Cancer Inquiry of 1987-88 #1 Series 21 into a New Century
    Cartwright Papers Essays on the Cervical Cancer Inquiry of 1987-88 #1 Series 21 into a New Century
    ISBN: 9781877242458
    Title: Cartwright Papers Essays on the Cervical Cancer Inquiry of 1987-88 #1 Series 21 into a New Century

    The Cervical Cancer Inquiry and its report (known as the Cartwright Report) were momentous events in the recent history of New Zealand. Critical issues were at stake: matters of life and death; the life's work of leaders within the medical profession; professional reputations; public trust in the profession, and its own sense of self-worth. After seven months of considering evidence, Judge Silvia Cartwright, assisted by expert medical and legal teams and drawing on specialist opinion from all over the world, concluded that Associate Professor Herbert Green had been conducting unethical research at National Women's Hospital, and that many women had been affected. This book of essays recounts some of this history. Several of the contributors were participants: Clare Matheson writes as one of the patients; Professor Charlotte Paul was a medical adviser to the Inquiry; Sandra Coney (with Phillida Bunkle) wrote the article leading to the Inquiry; Dr Ron Jones was one of the three authors of the 1984 article, using data from Green's own patients, that demonstrated that carcinoma of the cervix had a significant invasive potential. Other authors are specialists in other fields: Professor Alastair Campbell and Associate Professor Joanna Manning comment from the perspective of medical ethics and medical law respectively; Ron Paterson is the Health and Disability Commissioner; Jan Crosthwaite is a philosopher with expertise in medical ethics. These essays not only review the history but also document how the Cartwright Report changed the whole landscape of medical practice and biomedical research in this country, leading to far better protections for both patients and research participants. Yet despite all the regulatory changes, the most significant change to which the Cartwright Report contributed was attitudinal - a rejection of medical paternalism and a new expectation that patients would be treated as partners in their care. The findings of the Report remain controversial and continue to be debated to this day. This book provides a perspective on the current debates and helps place them in context. As Clare Matheson (one of Green's patients) said: 'We must never forget lest it happen again'. Contributors include: Alastair Campbell, Silvia Cartwright, Sandra Coney, Jan Crosthwaite, Ron Jones, Joanna Manning, Clare Matheson, Ron Paterson, Charlotte Paul.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Casework in Education
    Casework in Education
    ISBN: 9781927212219
    Title: Casework in Education
    Author: JOHNSON JAN

    This book focuses on the behind-the-scenes planning and decision-making which are important when there are concerns for students' moderate to severe behaviour or learning difficulties. From referral to case closure, the book outlines important considerations to be made at each phase of the process, in order to deliver a service that is: Legal and ethical, Ecologically sound, Collaborative, Evidence based, Strengths based, Inclusive and minimally intrusive.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • Cause of Death
    Cause of Death
    ISBN: 9781775541356
    Title: Cause of Death

    Spontaneous combustion and exhumation, drug mules and devil worshippers, a gruesome killingbeneath the Palmerston North Airport control tower, a mysterious death in a historic homestead, a first-hand dissection of the infamous Mark Lundy case ... In The Cause of Death, provincial pathologist Dr Cynric Temple-Camp lifts the lid on the most unusual stories of death and murder he's encountered during his 30-year career.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Change: Stories Along State Highway 38
    Change: Stories Along State Highway 38
    ISBN: 9780473301002
    Title: Change: Stories Along State Highway 38

    Lake Waikaremoana area with its surrounding area has seen many changes, most of which are lost in famous mists of the lake, and the mists of time. This book does not set out to be a definitive history, but rather to record what is essentially a series of recollections of the area and the people who have shaped it

    Price: $96.00
  • Changing Gears: How to Take Your Kiwi Business from the Kitchen Table to the Board Room
    Changing Gears: How to Take Your Kiwi Business from the Kitchen Table to the Board Room
    ISBN: 9781869404505
    Title: Changing Gears: How to Take Your Kiwi Business from the Kitchen Table to the Board Room

    CHANGING GEARS is the essential introduction to growing your Kiwi business. Sharing the success stories of real New Zealand companies, the book gives New Zealand owner-managers tried and trusted tips for driving growth and profitability. The authors tackle key questions: What are the business models and financial drivers in your company? Can you become a leader who can see the future for your business? How do you build a team, share information and delegate effectively? And how do you pursue opportunities to make your business bigger and better? Drawing on their own business careers, international research, and experience coaching owner-managers in the successful ICEHOUSE programme, the authors celebrate the vision and tenacity of New Zealand's owner-managers and provide you with the tools for taking your business from the kitchen table to the board room...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Changing Our Secondary Schools
    Changing Our Secondary Schools
    ISBN: 9781927231470
    Title: Changing Our Secondary Schools
    Author: HAQUE BALI

    This is a powerful critique of two decades of educational reform in New Zealand, from an educator who was deeply involved. It is also a provocative call for action.

    Bali Haque has been both a secondary school principal required to implement reform and a senior public servant in the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) tasked with pushing through changes.

    The book analyses four major reforms since 1989: Tomorrow’s Schools, the NCEA, the revised New Zealand Curriculum and the National Standards. It explores the role of the Ministry of Education, the PPTA, and secondary school principals, and asks some fundamental questions about how we define and measure school and teacher quality and the extent to which schools and teachers can be expected to overcome socioeconomic disadvantage in homes. It examines how well ERO makes decisions about school quality, how useful our decile system is, and the extent to which NCEA results provide any useful measure of school quality.

    In a final “future pathways” section, the author sets out his proposals to address the problems and concerns raised throughout the book.

    With clearly defined topics and summaries in each chapter, this is an accessible and absorbing read. It will be of interest to principals, teachers, Board of Trustees members, parents, public servants and politicians.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Changing the World Is Child's Play: Inspirations for Making Everyday Moments With Children Count
    Changing the World Is Child's Play: Inspirations for Making Everyday Moments With Children Count
    ISBN: 9780994114211
    Title: Changing the World Is Child's Play: Inspirations for Making Everyday Moments With Children Count

    Imagine if everyone recognised each moment spent with children had the potential to change the world?
    What would happen if we all committed to playing together with children every day this week?
    Passionate and informed writer, speaker and educator, Sarah Amy Glensor Best, demonstrates the importance of child’s play. With inspiring yet simple language Sarah shows how everyday interactions with children have the potential to change the world and challenges readers to start. Now!
    A book for anyone who has anything to do with children, Changing the World is Child's Play invites you to appreciate the importance of play and positive interactions with children – both for you as a potentially ‘play-deprived’ adult, and for the children you spend time with. It offers ways to engage in meaningful interactions with children. Will you accept this invitation?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Chasing a Dream: the Exploration of the Imaginary Pacific
    Chasing a Dream: the Exploration of the Imaginary Pacific
    ISBN: 9781927262795
    Title: Chasing a Dream: the Exploration of the Imaginary Pacific
    Author: DUNMORE JOHN

    Early Europeans may have believed the world was flat, but by the Middle Ages there was widespread acceptance that it was, in fact, a globe. What remained a mystery, however, was what lay on the “other side”. Some believed it was a source of riches, an ocean harbouring countries where gold and unimaginable riches could be found, including islands from which King Solomon had obtained his wealth. In addition, the belief in a vast southern continent went back centuries, and many expeditions set out to find it, sometimes in search of wealth, sometimes to convert its inhabitants to Christianity. This is the story of the voyages into this great unknown, by the Chinese and early Americans, the Dutch, Spanish, French and English; it recounts the exploits of pirates and scientists, and even the impact of popular fiction on popular imagination, leading to the debunking of many myths, from the sunken Great Southern Continent, to the idea that in the “antipodes”, people walked upside down.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Checkout: Revealing How & Why Nz's Supermarkets Operate the Way They Do
    Checkout: Revealing How & Why Nz's Supermarkets Operate the Way They Do
    ISBN: 9780473227326
    Title: Checkout: Revealing How & Why Nz's Supermarkets Operate the Way They Do
    Author: WINTERS JOHN

    British journalist John Winters explains how New Zealand’s supermarkets work, who controls pricing, why New Zealand’s food prices are so high and whether this is likely to change. Having worked in the trade press in New Zealand for 13 years writing about the supermarket industry, the author brings a wealth of knowledge to bear in putting together this book. He looks at the history and considers the future. For anyone planning to carve a career in this industry either as an employee or an owner/operator, this book is a MUST.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
  • 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
  • Child Poverty in NZ
    Child Poverty in NZ
    ISBN: 9781927247860
    Title: Child Poverty in NZ

    Between 175,000 and 265,000 New Zealand children live in poverty, depending on the measure used. These disturbing figures are widely discussed, yet often poorly understood. If New Zealand does not have 'third world poverty', what are these children actually experiencing? Is the real problem not poverty but simply poor parenting? How does New Zealand compare globally and what measures of poverty and hardship are most relevant here? What are the consequences of this poverty for children, their families and society? Can we afford to reduce child poverty and, if we can, how? Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple look hard at these questions, drawing on available national and international evidence and speaking to an audience across the political spectrum. Their analysis highlights the strong and urgent case for addressing child poverty in New Zealand. Crucially, the book goes beyond illustrating the scale of this challenge, and why it must be addressed, to identifying real options for reducing child poverty. A range of practical and achievable policies is presented, alongside candid discussion of their strengths and limitations. These proposals for improving the lives of disadvantaged children deserve wide public debate and make this a vitally important book for all New Zealanders.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Children's Health A to Z for NZ Parents
    Children's Health A to Z for NZ Parents
    ISBN: 9781869538842
    Title: Children's Health A to Z for NZ Parents
    Author: MASSON LEILA

    Paediatrician Dr Leila Masson is well-known to many Auckland parents through her work in children's health. She combines a traditional medical with complementary treatments in what is known as a 'biomedical approach' to children's health. Her book is a practical guide to caring for your children using a mixture of traditional medicine alongside natural remedies, and the tried-and-true know-how of our mothers and grandmothers. Organised by symptoms, it is an essential guide for parents caring for children with sore tummies, bumps and bruises, skin irritations, ear infections, fevers and colds - all the things that most children experience at some stage.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • China at the Crossroads : What the Third Plenum Means for China, Nz, & the World
    China at the Crossroads : What the Third Plenum Means for China, Nz, & the World
    ISBN: 9780864739780
    Title: China at the Crossroads : What the Third Plenum Means for China, Nz, & the World
    Author: HARRIS ED ED

    China is at the crossroads. After decades of breakneck development it is facing growing problems. These range from corruption, unrest and pollution to uneven, unsustainable growth. If these problems are solved China is set to become a strong, wealthy centre of power. If they are not it will face years of uncertainty and stress. Either way its development will have a major impact on New Zealand, whose number one trading partner is now China.

    In late 2013 China’s new leader President Xi Jinping took a big step. He asked a plenary meeting of the ruling Communist Party’s Central Committee to agree on a lengthy new reform agenda. But will the reforms of this Third Plenum put China on the right track? Assessments differ. Some see them as offering just the breakthrough China needs. Others regard them as being too limited by far.

    In July 2014 the New Zealand Contemporary China Research Centre at Victoria University of Wellington held a conference to discuss the Third Plenum and China’s current condition. An outstanding group of specialists from New Zealand, Australia, China and the United States met to assess critical issues and trends. This book is an account of the conference and its conclusions. It is essential reading for anyone concerned about China and impact on New Zealand.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • China-us Relations in Global Perspective
    China-us Relations in Global Perspective
    ISBN: 9781776560905
    Title: China-us Relations in Global Perspective
    Author: ZHIYUE BO

    China–US Relations in Global Perspective features world-class scholars and practitioners from China, the United States, New Zealand,
    Australia, Singapore and other countries on issues related to the bilateral relationship, and is based on an international conference
    that was held on 8–9 October 2015, immediately after Chinese President Xi Jinping’s first state visit to the United States in September
    2015. The book not only looks at China–US relations from the perspectives of the two giants but also offers an opportunity to
    examine the bilateral relationship from third parties such as countries in the Asia-Pacific region and Oceania.
    ‘Professor Bo’s volume adds a fresh dimension to discussions of US–Chinese relations: The essays present voices from across the Asia-
    Pacific, assessing Sino-American ties and tensions from diverse perspectives, ranging from India to the Koreas and across economic
    topics from infrastructure to trade. In doing so, the Contemporary China Research Centre demonstrates New Zealand’s ability to
    make outsized contributions.’
    Robert B. Zoellick, former president of the World Bank, US trade representative and US deputy secretary of state

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Choose to be Happy Rev Ed
    Choose to be Happy Rev Ed
    ISBN: 9781869504953
    Title: Choose to be Happy Rev Ed

    Do you want to choose how you feel?Wayne Froggatt has already taught hundreds of people in New Zealand to do just that. Choose to Be Happy is the result of his experience. In it, he applies his methods to a comprehensive range of common human problems and areas of personal growth, including:. worry. fear. anxiety. guilt. anger. depression. unassertiveness. perfectionism. decision making. disapproval and criticism. self-motivationDo you want to be your own therapist?You can learn to help yourself - with a proven method of psychotherapy that emphasises the use of your own reasoning powers to achieve personal control and growth. This book introduces the method step by step, allowing you to understand and change the way you react to events in a rational and realistic manner.Choose of Be Happy offers more than inspiration and 'positive thinking'. It holds out the prospect of permanent change.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Christchurch 22.2 Beyond the Cordon
    Christchurch 22.2 Beyond the Cordon
    ISBN: 9781869712556
    Title: Christchurch 22.2 Beyond the Cordon
    Author: NZ POLICE

    The Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011 was one of the worst natural disasters in New Zealand's history. The quake devastated New Zealand's second biggest city and caused significant damage to infrastructure both within Christchurch itself and its immediate surrounds. After declining several quake books - none of which felt right - Hachette NZ was approached by the Canterbury District Police to produce a high-quality book of colour photography taken by Police forensic photographers, documenting the response to the earthquake. All royalties from the book are being donated to the Christchurch Family Help Trust. The 208-page, book is chock full of stunning, evocative photographs shot by police photographers. They were primarily taken throughout the rescue operation and they were pretty much the only photographers allowed to remain and work inside the cordoned area of the CBD. They had long-term access to all the major rescue sites and have literally hundreds of stunning images documenting the rescue effort, the work of emergency services personnel from both New Zealand and around the world, as well the devastating upheaval the cityscape. The photos will be accompanied by captions and brief comments from the photographers, documenting their personal responses to 'Operation Earthquake'. As well there will be a foreword by high-profile Canterbury District Police Superintendent Dave Cliff and two poems by Gary McCormick. This is the book that feels right. This will be the definitive work of the Christchurch disaster.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
  • Christchurch 3rd Ed
    Christchurch 3rd Ed
    ISBN: 9780994113061
    Title: Christchurch 3rd Ed
    Author: DONNELL DEB

    This book takes you on a visual journey around Christchurch
    and outlying towns to see the transformative journey the region
    is going through. This third edition has been expanded from
    the previous editions, and includes over 90% of new images
    from Christchurch, Darfield, Lyttleton, Sumner, Kaiapoi, Rangiora
    and Kaikoura.
    Deb Donnell shares photographs from key locations prior to, or just
    after the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes, 2016 Kaikoura earthquake
    and 2017 Port Hills Fire. She pairs them with updated images taken
    during 2017 from the same locations.
    Each page gives you the chance to see
    how the landscape looks now, and
    compare it to the scenes that were once
    very familiar to locals and visitors.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Christchurch Fiasco
    Christchurch Fiasco
    ISBN: 9781927212035
    Title: Christchurch Fiasco
    Author: MILES SARAH

    There has been much media activity both in the press and on Radio since the Canterbury earthquakes in September 2010 and February 2011. The two-year aftermath of those earthquakes offered the Author a rare opportunity to examine aspects that the media did not cover, such as the national policies and effectiveness of government funding and management of catastrophe on a national scale. She has also made an appraisal of the performance of the corporate insurance industry involved in the event. Her findings are both surprising and disturbing. This is not a book about idealistic sociological concepts, but a revelation of actual government administrative failure and financial risk-taking, in concert with corporate malfeasance. The book discloses the failures and fallacies of current disaster management strategies such as funding, insurance and re-insurance - not only in terms of the huge financial implications but also the effects these aspects have on the 'recovery' phase. The author examines international experiences of catastrophe from the viewpoint of government policies and funding strategies. She points to a fundamental conflict of interest between corporatism and the need for rapid recovery in the interests of both the affected public, business interests and the economy. Woven into the government strategy are assumptions about the corporate insurance industry as a 'partner in recovery' but the author's investigations into the performance of this industry uncover a disregard for both the economic recovery needs and the plight of the population, in the interests of maximising corporate profits. She explores the history of catastrophes in other countries and concludes that the culture of betrayal and avoidance by the global insurance industry is widespread. This is the side of catastrophe management that the public has not considered.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Christchurch Nz Comparing 2014 to Pre-earthquake
    Christchurch Nz Comparing 2014 to Pre-earthquake
    ISBN: 9780473291723
    Title: Christchurch Nz Comparing 2014 to Pre-earthquake
    Author: DONNELL DEB

    This book takes you on a visual journey around Christchurch,
    New Zealand. It allows you to see how the 2010 and 2011
    earthquakes have impacted upon the urban landscape of the
    central city, hillside and eastern suburbs.
    Deb Donnell shares photographs from around the city prior to the
    February 2011 earthquake, and pairs them with updated images
    taken during 2014 from the same locations.
    Each page gives you the chance to see how
    the landscape looks now, and compare it to
    the scenes that were once very familiar to
    locals and visitors (see example on right).
    This book is a must add to your
    Christchurch collection, and the ideal guide to
    send friends and families overseas.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $15.00
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