• NZ's North Island Planning Map LP 1ed
    NZ's North Island Planning Map LP 1ed
    ISBN: 9781788685986
    Title: NZ's North Island Planning Map LP 1ed
    Author: 1ST EDITION


    From Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher*


    Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet's New Zealand's North Island Planning Map helps you explore with ease.


    Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top attractions, itinerary suggestions, a transport guide, planning information, themed lists and practical travel tips.


    With this easy-to-use, full-colour map in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of New Zealand's North Island - so begin your journey now

    • Durable and waterproof
    • Easy-fold format and convenient size
    • Handy slipcase
    • Full colour and easy to use
    • Before-you-go info
    • Beautiful imagery
    • Tailored itineraries
    • Can't-miss regional highlights
    • Detailed town index
    • Transport planner
    • Themed lists

    Covers: New Zealand's North Island


    Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's New Zealand's North Island, our most comprehensive guidebook detailing the North Island, covering the top sights and most authentic offbeat experiences. Or check out Lonely Planet's Best of New Zealand, a concise visual guide highlighting the top experiences across the country.


    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.


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    Format: Map
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • NZ's South Island Planning Map LP 1ed
    NZ's South Island Planning Map LP 1ed
    ISBN: 9781788685993
    Title: NZ's South Island Planning Map LP 1ed
    Author: 1ST EDITION


    From Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher*


    Durable and waterproof, with a handy slipcase and an easy-fold format, Lonely Planet's New Zealand's South Island Planning Map helps you explore with ease.


    Get more from your map and your trip with images and information about top attractions, itinerary suggestions, a transport guide, planning information, themed lists and practical travel tips.


    With this easy-to-use, full-colour map in your back pocket, you can truly get to the heart of New Zealand's South Island - so begin your journey now

    • Durable and waterproof
    • Easy-fold format and convenient size
    • Handy slipcase
    • Full colour and easy to use
    • Before-you-go info
    • Beautiful imagery
    • Tailored itineraries
    • Can't-miss regional highlights
    • Detailed town index
    • Transport planner
    • Themed lists

    Covers: New Zealand's South Island


    Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out Lonely Planet's New Zealand's South Island, our most comprehensive guidebook detailing the South Island, covering the top sights and most authentic offbeat experiences. Or check out Lonely Planet's Best of New Zealand, a concise visual guide highlighting the top experiences across the country.


    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.


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    Format: Map
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Observations of a Rural Nurse
    Observations of a Rural Nurse
    ISBN: 9780995122970
    Title: Observations of a Rural Nurse
    Author: MCINTYRE SARA (PHOTOGRAPHER)

    A unique photographic portrait of the King Country. Sara McIntyre, the daughter of the artist Peter McIntyre, was nine years old when her family first came to Kākahi, in the King Country, in 1960. The family has been linked to Kākahi ever since. On the family car trips of her childhood, McIntyre got used to her fathers frequent stops for subject matter for painting. Fifty years on, when she moved to Kākahi to work as a district nurse, she began to do the same on her rounds, as a photographer. This book brings together her remarkable photographic exploration her observations of Kākahi and the sparsely populated surrounding King Country towns of Manunui, Ōhura, Ōngarue, Piriaka, Ōwhango and Taumarunui.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Oceania
    Oceania
    ISBN: 9781910350492
    Title: Oceania
    Author: BRUNT PETER; THOMAS NICHOLAS ET AL

    250 years after Cook's voyage to the South Pacific, the dazzling and diverse art of Oceania, from the historic to the contemporary. From the remote shores of Rapa Nui to the dense rainforest of Papua New Guinea, the islands of the Pacific are home to some of the most culturally diverse populations on the planet. The region embraces an extraordinary range of art forms, from delicate shell ornaments to spectacularly decorated canoes and meeting houses. These have fascinated outsiders since the exploratory voyages of Captain Cook, the first of which commenced 250 years ago in 1768, and went on to entrance Gauguin and a host of other European artists. This volume accompanies a major survey in London and Paris of art from Oceania. It brings together the most up-to-date scholarship by the leading experts in the field, encompassing a dazzling array of objects from the region, including many that have never been published before. Also included are many works that have historically been overlooked, such as painted and woven textiles, elaborate wicker assemblages and expressively sculpted vessels, alongside works by artists working in Oceania today. Objects of great aesthetic beauty, these artworks are the product of a complex web of social, mythological and historical influences. AUTHORS: Peter Brunt is Senior Lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington. Nicholas Thomas is Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge. Noelle Kahanu is Assistant Specialist in Public Humanities and Native Hawaiian Programmes at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Emmanuel Kasarhérou is Curator at the Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris. Sean Mallon is Senior Curator of Pacific Cultures at the Museum of New Zealand/Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington. Michael Mel is a performance artist and Associate Professor in Indigenous Art and Education at the University of Goroka. Dame Anne Salmond is Professor of Maori Studies at the University of Auckland. SELLING POINTS: Accompanies the first major survey of art from Oceania ever to be shown in the UK Leading experts from European and Oceanic institutions present a fascinating review of Oceanic art, with images of many works that have never been published before Accompanies exhibitions at the Royal Academy of Arts, London (29 September - 10 December 2018) and the Musée du quai Branly-Jacques Chirac, Paris (February - May 2019) Marks the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's first voyage to the South Pacific 300 colour images

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Official NZ Road Code 2019-2020
    Official NZ Road Code 2019-2020
    ISBN: 9781988561325
    Title: Official NZ Road Code 2019-2020
    Author: NZTA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.50
    $25.50
  • Official NZ Road Code for Heavy Vehicle Drivers 2019-2020
    Official NZ Road Code for Heavy Vehicle Drivers 2019-2020
    ISBN: 9781988561349
    Title: Official NZ Road Code for Heavy Vehicle Drivers 2019-2020
    Author: NZTA


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.50
    $25.50
  • Okay Boomer: NZ in the Swinging Sixties
    Okay Boomer: NZ in the Swinging Sixties
    ISBN: 9781988538501
    Title: Okay Boomer: NZ in the Swinging Sixties
    Author: CHAPMAN IAN

    This title will take us on a nostalgic trip down memory lane!
    An examination and insight into the culture of the sixties, with a spotlight on the politics, sport, wining & dining, fashion and night life of the era. Includes stunning photographs that capture New Zealand during the Swinging Sixties!

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: NZ Archaeology 1769-1860
    Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: NZ Archaeology 1769-1860
    ISBN: 9780947492489
    Title: Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World: NZ Archaeology 1769-1860
    Author: SMITH IAN

    Introducing general readers to New Zealand archaeology, Pakeha Settlements in a Maori World tells the story of the first European encounters with a new land. This is a fascinating approach to history through material culture, documenting a period of dramatic change in these South Pacific islands. From the scant physical signs of first contact including the early Cook voyages the history is traced through the ephemeral habitations of sojourning settlers to the settlements of missionaries and colonisers, and on to the towns and government establishments of the mid nineteenth century. While the focus is on Pakeha settlement, the encompassing Maori world is present throughout as the story of cultural encounter emerges from the archaeology narrative. Glimpses of a country in the midst of turbulent change abound in this richly illustrated book. Based on impeccable scholarship, this is a wonderful overview of New Zealand archaeology in the period.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance
    Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance
    ISBN: 9780864735201
    Title: Parihaka: The Art of Passive Resistance
    Author: O'BRIEN GREGORY & STRONGMAN HOHAIA

    A bestseller in New Zealand since 2000, when an exhibition at City Gallery in Wellington broke new ground in the study of Maori art and history, this is a new paperback edition of the exhibition catalog. More than 120 paintings, written accounts, and photographs from the time, following the English invasion in 1881 chronicle the story of brave leaders Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi, and celebrate the strength and spirit of the Parihaka community, even under colonial rule.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Past Caring? Women, Work & Emotion
    Past Caring? Women, Work & Emotion
    ISBN: 9781988531342
    Title: Past Caring? Women, Work & Emotion
    Author: BROOKES BARBARA, MCCABE JANE, WANHALLA ANGELA EDS

    Are women past caring? Care is essential to social relationships and individual well-being. It is woven into New Zealand’s key social institutions, such as the family, and is also embedded in societal expectations around state provision of health and welfare. Care is so vital, in fact, that it is often taken for granted and goes unnoticed and unrewarded. Historical and philosophical enquiry have largely ignored the issue of care, yet it raises profound questions about gender, justice and morality. The essays in this volume raise those questions directly – at the level of abstraction where prominent New Zealand women philosophers grappled with the political implications, and on the ground at the level of family relationships. Understanding the history of care requires attention to personal narratives, such as a Maori grandmother’s story, a Rarotongan leader’s concept of duty to her people, or the sense of service that drove a long-term social worker. Memories of childhood night-time care are carried across the ocean from North East India. The depiction of sole-carer mothers in New Zealand film suggests a ‘caring’ alternative to the celebrated concept of ‘man alone’. The case studies examined focus on the everyday nature of care operating across domestic, institutional and political spaces, and build upon areas of strength in women’s history with its interest in family, motherhood, health, welfare, education and employment. The foundations of Past Caring? lie with Making Women Visible, a national conference on women’s history held at the University of Otago in February 2016. This important volume opens up a set of perspectives and experiences of caring to begin a conversation about urgent questions facing New Zealand society. How do we recognise, reward and do justice to those acts that hold our society together?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Patched: The Story of Gangs in NZ
    Patched: The Story of Gangs in NZ
    ISBN: 9781869407292
    Title: Patched: The Story of Gangs in NZ
    Author: GILBERT JARROD

    From 'bikie' gangs to skinheads, the Mongrel Mob to Black Power, gangs have had a massive impact on our society. Based on intensive research within gangs, Patched is the first major history of gang life in New Zealand. Jarrod Gilbert traces the story from the early bodgies and widgies, the rise of Hell's Angels and other bikie gangs, the growth of the Mongrel Mob and and Black Power in the 1970s and shifts towards organised crime over the past ten years. Throughout, Gilbert brings us the gang members, police and politicians in their own gritty and gripping words. Violent and sometimes horrifying, this book explores a tough but revealing facet of New Zealand life.

    Jarrod Gilbert spent ten years with New Zealand gangs researching this book. He received a University of Canterbury Doctoral Scholarship and a C. Wright Mills Award, earning his PhD in 2010. Gilbert lectures at the University of Canterbury and is frequently sought by the media to comment on gangs.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Pathway of the Birds
    Pathway of the Birds
    ISBN: 9781869539610
    Title: Pathway of the Birds
    Author: CROWE ANDREW

    Winner of the New Zealand Heritage Book Award (Non-Fiction) 2019 and Storylines Notable Book Award (2019)

    Andrew Crowe has produced a masterful synthesis of the remarkable voyaging history of the Polynesians." Prof Patrick V. Kirch, Chancellor's Professor Emeritus and Professor of the Graduate School at the University of California at Berkeley. This book casts light on a neglected epoch of world history, one that saw Polynesians expand their territory across the world's largest ocean. Author Andrew Crowe has been collecting the research of a wide range of specialists for many years, assembling it as if the individual findings were pieces of one enormous jigsaw. From this broad focus has come a deep admiration for the skills, resourcefulness and courage of the people that drove this extraordinary feat of maritime exploration.

    "Pathway of the Birds has had a profound effect on my life. Several years before the book was finished, Andrew Crowe asked me to critique the book and while reading it I became fascinated by the astonishing voyaging history of Polynesia. It is a story that few people know. Captain Cook was baffled by how “one nation” could have spread from Tahiti to New Zealand and Hawaii and here is a book that helps to explain how this happened, using a wonderfully interesting mix of scientific, historical and social disciplines.

    So how did this affect my life? I was so inspired by the book that I decided to purchase an ocean-going waka (Hinemoana is shown on the book cover) and set up a foundation that offers young Maori, Polynesia and other New Zealanders the opportunity to appreciate the seafaring experiences of their great ancestors who sailed to Aotearoa 800 years ago. For the last three years the foundation (Hawaiki Rising Voyaging Trust) has offered 1-day, 2-day and 8-day voyagers to hundreds of young people and given them the chance to see life very differently. And it has been life-changing for many" writes Dr Simon McDonald.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Peace, Power & Politics: How NZ Became Nuclear Free
    Peace, Power & Politics: How NZ Became Nuclear Free
    ISBN: 9781877578588
    Title: Peace, Power & Politics: How NZ Became Nuclear Free
    Author: LEADBEATER MAIRE

    This is a story of how ordinary people created a movement that changed New Zealand's foreign policy and our identity as a nation. The story of peace activism from our pre-recorded history to 1975 was told in "Peace People: A history of peace activities in New Zealand" by Elsie Locke. In this new book her daughter Maire Leadbeater takes the story up to the 1990s in an account of the dramatic stories of the colorful and courageous activist campaigns that led the New Zealand government to enact nuclear-free legislation in 1987. Politicians took the credit, but they were responding to a powerful groundswell of public opinion.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Penguin History of NZ 2ed
    Penguin History of NZ 2ed
    ISBN: 9780143567578
    Title: Penguin History of NZ 2ed
    Author: KING MICHAEL

    New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind. It was also the first to introduce full democracy. Between those events, and in the century that followed the franchise, the movements and conflicts of human history have been played out more intensively and more rapidly in New Zealand than anywhere else on Earth. THE PENGUIN HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND tells that story in all its colour and drama. The narrative that emerges is an inclusive one about men and women, Maori and Pakeha. It shows that British motives in colonising New Zealand were essentially humane; and that Maori, far from being passive victims of a 'fatal impact', coped heroically with colonisation and survived by selectively accepting and adapting what Western technology and culture had to offer. This bestselling book, the triumphant fruit of careful research, wide reading and judicious assessment, is the unchallenged contemporary reference to the history of New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Penguins Under the Porch
    Penguins Under the Porch
    ISBN: 9781927167366
    Title: Penguins Under the Porch
    Author: HARBOURNE DAVID

    David Harbourne first stumbled across Oamaru more or less by chance while on a short visit to New Zealand from his home in Yorkshire, England.
    He discovered a town that was built from scratch
    in the second half of the nineteenth century. He
    quite accidently discovered the “Old Town”, a part
    of Oamaru that is a time capsule built from gleaming limestone: one intricately carved classical building following another, each hinting at a half-forgotten history of wealth and optimism.
    And he found penguins. Lots of them. And Steampunk HQ. Thoughts of Oamaru nagged at him for five years. Finally, he quit his job, travelled half way round the world and spent a long and very happy time poking around and talking to anyone who would talk back – which in New Zealand, of course, meant basically everyone.
    He found out about Oamaru’s founding figures:
    self-made men; a talented architect; New Zealand’s first female novelist, and two police sergeants called Bullen. He met people who have revived interest in Oamaru’s heritage, a latter-day Victorian, the mayor, steampunks and the genius behind the country’s first moated castle. He ate whitebait frittata, muttonbird and Kürt?skalács, and became an honorary Oamaruvian just in time for the Victorian heritage celebrations.
    The result is this entirely quirky, often hilarious,
    anecdotal “ode” to a town David Harbourne believes is still not entirely convinced that it is a jewel in New Zealand’s crown.
    “It is", David firmly maintains. “It really is.”

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Perfectly Natural: the Audacious Story of Iris Florence Peter Williams
    Perfectly Natural: the Audacious Story of Iris Florence Peter Williams
    ISBN: 9781927242650
    Title: Perfectly Natural: the Audacious Story of Iris Florence Peter Williams
    Author: GLAMUZINA JULIE

    Story of Iris Florence Williams/Peter Williams, who was born female and lived as a man in 20th century NZ, with most of book focussed on 1930-1950 and particularly the 1945 court case. Includes some broader discussion of societal views on gender, lesbianism etc, and other local and international cases of subverting gender norms.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Pocket Kiwi
    Pocket Kiwi
    ISBN: 9781869665425
    Title: Pocket Kiwi
    Author: HEPOZDEN ROSEMARY

    Pocket Kiwi is full of thousands of facts about New Zealand and New Zealanders that you never thought you needed to know.This surprising and entertaining selection of lists, rankings and statistics will boost your memory in nine essential categories, from people and places to history and heritage. Rosemary has spent years reading and writing about New Zealand but has only recently stumbled on the realisation that the older we get, the more we need to remember, and therefore the more lists we should keep. This book presents a snapshot of Kiwi life in list form-an abreviated version of events in the intriguing little land we live in.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Point: A History of Point Chevalier & its People
    Point: A History of Point Chevalier & its People
    ISBN: 9780473477677
    Title: Point: A History of Point Chevalier & its People
    Author: MILLAR DEBRA

    This comprehensive history brings to life the people and places that have shaped Point Chevalier since the 1860s. Generously illustrated with archival imagery as well as contemporary photographs that capture the area’s enduring sense of community, The Point offers a unique insight into the evolution of this popular Auckland suburb and the historic features that remain today. 240-pages and more than 250 images.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest & Affirmative Action in Aotearoa NZ 1971-1981
    Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest & Affirmative Action in Aotearoa NZ 1971-1981
    ISBN: 9781775502050
    Title: Polynesian Panthers: Pacific Protest & Affirmative Action in Aotearoa NZ 1971-1981
    Author: ANAE MELANI ET AL

    Polynesian Panthers records the Pacific rights and social activist movement in New Zealand, told by those who were there. Forming in 1971, the Polynesian Panthers sought to raise consciousness and took action in response to the racism and discrimination Pacific peoples faced in New Zealand in the 1970s and 1980s. The Panthers organised prison visit programmes and sporting and debating teams for inmates; provided a halfway-house service for young men released from prison; ran homework centres; and offered 'people's loans', legal aid and food banks that catered for 600 families at their height. Drawing on interviews, memoirs, poetry, newspaper articles and critical analysis, Polynesian Panthers is a thought-provoking account of this period in New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Prehistoric Man in Palliser Bay
    Prehistoric Man in Palliser Bay
    ISBN: 9780995138414
    Title: Prehistoric Man in Palliser Bay
    Author: LEACH FOSS & LEACH HELEN EDS

    Encountering 1,000 years of life in Palliser Bay. Prehistoric Man in Palliser Bay presents, in 14 papers by 9 authors, the results of a pioneering, multifaceted, archaeological research programme carried out between 1969 and 1972 in the south-eastern coastal part of the North Island of New Zealand. The volume reviews archaeological evidence from the time of first settlement from Polynesia through to the 19th century. More than 25 excavations were carried out, focussing on midden sites, house areas, kumara storage pits and prehistoric gardens. Laboratory analysis of middens revealed details of the history of fishing, birding and sea mammal hunting. Artefacts of stone, bone and shell are described in the volume, and analysis of land snails provides evidence for environmental change during the period of occupation. Analysis of human bone samples provided detailed medical histories of the people who lived in the region. Two concluding chapters consider the significance of the evidence for early horticulture in Palliser Bay and the nature of prehistoric communities in the area.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Protest Tautohetohe: Objects of Resistance, Persistence & Defiance
    Protest Tautohetohe: Objects of Resistance, Persistence & Defiance
    ISBN: 9780994146045
    Title: Protest Tautohetohe: Objects of Resistance, Persistence & Defiance
    Author: GIBSON STEPHANIE, WILLIAMS MATARIKI, CAIRNS PUAWAI

    Aotearoa New Zealand has a long legacy of activism. This richly illustrated book brings together over 300 objects made by protestors to proclaim and symbolise their causes and their struggles. From banners to badges, t-shirts to teatowels, posters to photographs, it is a vivid reflection of 250 years of resistance and persistence.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Real Modern: Everyday NZ in the 1950s & 1960s
    Real Modern: Everyday NZ in the 1950s & 1960s
    ISBN: 9780994104175
    Title: Real Modern: Everyday NZ in the 1950s & 1960s
    Author: LABRUM BRONWYN

    The decades of the 1950s and 60s continue to exert a powerful fascination, and in New Zealand, these postwar years have been remembered in popular culture as a golden age. But what was life really like? "Real Modern" tells a vibrant and varied story of this compelling era through images and, above all, objects--the things that New Zealanders acquired and desired, that they used at school, work, or play, and that they wore and saw from the country to the suburbs to the city. In hundreds of gorgeous new photographs from the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and collections nationwide, readers will encounter not only much-loved vintage and retro memorabilia and mid-century design classics, but also ordinary, surprising, and unique objects. Each is accompanied by lively, expert, and informative descriptive text that links these pieces to the people who owned and used them, and to New Zealand's wider social, political, and cultural history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Remembering Gallipoli: Interviews With Nz Veterans
    Remembering Gallipoli: Interviews With Nz Veterans
    ISBN: 9780864739919
    Title: Remembering Gallipoli: Interviews With Nz Veterans
    Author: PUGSLEY CHRISTOPHER & FERRALL CHARLES

    Remembering Gallipoli tells the story of Gallipoli in the words of the soldiers who fought there, taken from interviews towards the end of their lives. Immediate, vivid and engrossing, it is an important record of a pivotal moment in New Zealand’s history.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Rising from the Rubble: A Health System’s Extraordinary Response to the Canterbury Earthquakes
    Rising from the Rubble: A Health System’s Extraordinary Response to the Canterbury Earthquakes
    ISBN: 9781988503066
    Title: Rising from the Rubble: A Health System’s Extraordinary Response to the Canterbury Earthquakes
    Author: ARDAGH MICHAEL & DEELY JOANNE

    How do health care workers manage disaster on an unprecedented scale? The 2011 Canterbury earthquakes were more challenging to the region’s health system than anyone could have expected. The injured needed immediate treatment, buildings and equipment were badly damaged, aftershocks continued to rock the area, and communities were disrupted by flooding, liquefaction and fear. Despite this, many ordinary people – hospital and laboratory staff, general practitioners (GPs), pharmacists and others – accomplished extraordinary things in the aftermath of such devastation. Rising from the Rubble gives a compelling account of those who rallied to maintain and rebuild essential health services, maintaining continuity of care for the most vulnerable – from older people to those with kidney failure – as well as dealing with the significant ongoing impact on mental health. From the immediate emergency response after the earthquakes to sustaining health services over the following years in highly demanding circumstances, the stories of medical staff joining forces, collaborating and volunteering are infused with sadness, pride and even joy. Based on interviews with those who lived and worked through the Canterbury earthquakes, and the authors’ own experiences, Rising from the Rubble is an inspiring testament to commitment and recovery.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Rock College: An Unofficial History of Mount Eden Prison
    Rock College: An Unofficial History of Mount Eden Prison
    ISBN: 9780995131859
    Title: Rock College: An Unofficial History of Mount Eden Prison
    Author: DERBY MARK

    Grim, Victorian, notorious, for 150 years Mount Eden Prison held both New Zealand's political prisoners and its most infamous criminals. Te Kooti, Rua Kenana, John A. Lee, George Wilder, Tim Shadbolt and Sandra Coney all spent time in its dank cells. Its interior has been the scene of mass riots, daring escapes and hangings. Highly regarded historian Mark Derby tells the prison's inside story with verve and compassion.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Saints & Stirrers: Chistianity, Conflict & Peacemaking in NZ 1814-1945
    Saints & Stirrers: Chistianity, Conflict & Peacemaking in NZ 1814-1945
    ISBN: 9781776561643
    Title: Saints & Stirrers: Chistianity, Conflict & Peacemaking in NZ 1814-1945
    Author: TROUGHTON GEOFF ED

    New Zealanders, while generally peaceable and tolerant people, have seldom shied away from war. Even in the current era, Anzac Day is a major event here, and the haka performed by our national rugby team is one of our most recognisable cultural exports. But throughout New Zealand’s history there have also been frequent efforts to oppose war and promote peace, and these have often drawn upon traditions within the Christian faith. New Zealand Christians were not uniformly or impeccably peaceable; pacifists were usually either a minority in the more established churches, or members of smaller denominations that were firmly anti-war, such as the Quakers. It took strong convictions and a good deal of bravery to question war in the face of majority opinion. Those ‘saints’ who pushed for peace were invariably stirrers. This book focuses on Christian peacemaking and opposition to war in the period from the nineteenth century until the end of the Second World War. It provides critical insights into New Zealand Christianity, as well as peace activism, politics, and New Zealand society more generally.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Scene of the Crime
    Scene of the Crime
    ISBN: 9781775541011
    Title: Scene of the Crime
    Author: BRAUNIAS STEVE

    Twelve extraordinary tales of crime and punishment: a collection of true crime writing by New Zealand's award-winning master of non-fiction. A court is a chamber of questions. Who, when, why, what happened and exactly how - these are issues of psychology and the soul, they're general to the human condition, with its infinite capacity to cause pain. A brutal murder of a wife and daughter ... A meth-fuelled Samurai sword attack ... A banker tangled in a hit-and-run scandal ... A top cop accused of rape ... A murder in the Outback ... A beloved entertainer's fall from grace ... In the hands of award-winning journalist and author Steve Braunias these and other extraordinary cases become more than just courtroom dramas and sensational headlines. They become a window onto another world - the one where things go badly wrong, where once invisible lives become horrifyingly visible, where the strangeness just beneath the surface is revealed. Acutely observed, brilliantly written, and with the Mark Lundy case as its riveting centrepiece, this collection from the courts and criminal files of the recent past depicts a place we rarely enter, but which exists all around us.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Sea Edge: Where the Waitemata Meets Auckland
    Sea Edge: Where the Waitemata Meets Auckland
    ISBN: 9780947506483
    Title: Sea Edge: Where the Waitemata Meets Auckland
    Author: HARVEY BOB

    Sea Edge: Where the Waitemata touches Auckland tells the story of Auckland's harbour and varied waterfront in a handsome, heavily illustrated hardback. Well-known author and historian Bob Harvey vividly illustrates the key role that the port and harbour have played in the development of New Zealand's commercial capital, and showcases the present and future of the area as pressure for change mounts and another America's Cup campaign arrives. With contributions by experts in history, shipping and design, and profiles of the key players in the area today, Sea Edge is a fine package that will make a great gift.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • See No Evil: NZ's Betrayal of the People of West Papua
    See No Evil: NZ's Betrayal of the People of West Papua
    ISBN: 9781988531212
    Title: See No Evil: NZ's Betrayal of the People of West Papua
    Author: LEADBEATER MAIRE

    See No Evil issues a challenge to New Zealanders. The book begins by relating the little-known history of West Papua, but its focus is on the impact of New Zealand’s foreign policy on the indigenous Melanesian inhabitants. In the 1950s New Zealand supported self-determination for the former Dutch colony, but in 1962 opted to back Indonesia as it took over the territory. Delving deep into historical government archives, many of them obtained under the Official Information Act, this meticulously researched book uncovers the untold story of New Zealand’s unprincipled and often hypocritical diplomacy. The consequences of repressive Indonesian rule have been tragic for the West Papuan people, who are experiencing ‘slow genocide’. West Papua remains largely closed to foreign journalists, but its story is now beginning to be heard. A growing number of Pacific Island nations are calling for change, but so far New Zealand has opted for caution and collusion to preserve a ‘business as usual’ relationship with Indonesia. See No Evil is a shocking account by one of New Zealand’s most respected authors on peace and Pacific issues, issuing a powerful call for a just and permanent solution – self-determination – for the people of West Papua.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Short History of Farming in NZ
    Short History of Farming in NZ
    ISBN: 9781988538013
    Title: Short History of Farming in NZ
    Author: MCLAUCHLAN GORDON

    Gordon McLauchlan continues his bestselling Short History series with an in-depth look into the history of the farming industry in New Zealand.

    From the early migrant farmers and regional produce trading, to the revolution of refrigeration – opening up global opportunities for our fast-growing export markets in wool, produce and more, McLauchlan covers the development of our country’s farming culture in this accessible and informative read.

    – Details the farming culture and methods of early Polynesian and Maori settlers.
    – European farmers adjusting to the temperate zone crops and wildlife of New Zealand.
    – The birth and development of regional trade industries in rural areas.
    – Refrigeration and exporting to the British and European markets.
    – The development of leading global trade exports in wool, dairy products, Kiwifruit and more.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Short History of NZ
    Short History of NZ
    ISBN: 9781869538439
    Title: Short History of NZ
    Author: MCLAUCHLAN GORDON

    A new edition of the bestselling short history on New Zealand, updated to include the Helen Clark years, the rise of John Key, the Christchurch earthquakes and the 2011 Rugby World Cup!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Sing NZ: The Story of Choral Music in Aotearoa NZ
    Sing NZ: The Story of Choral Music in Aotearoa NZ
    ISBN: 9780995100152
    Title: Sing NZ: The Story of Choral Music in Aotearoa NZ
    Author: JANSEN GUY

    New Zealanders love to sing together. Thousands of us sing in hundreds of choirsthroughout the country, making it our most popular and participated in performing art. Most of us have sung in school choirs, or participated in national competitions such as the Big Sing, and increasingly people are joining choirs as adults, recognising the benefits to wellbeing and the sheer pleasure of making music together.But the story of choirs in New Zealand is not just one of enthusiastic participation, it is also about striving for excellence, and achieving it. And it's not just about our greatsoloists finding international acclaim; national choirs such the Voices New ZealandChamber Choir and the New Zealand Youth Choir have won international awards, and many others tour overseas.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Singing the Trail: The Story of Mapping Aotearoa NZ
    Singing the Trail: The Story of Mapping Aotearoa NZ
    ISBN: 9781760633592
    Title: Singing the Trail: The Story of Mapping Aotearoa NZ
    Author: MCCRYSTAL JOHN

    The very first maps were oral maps made by early Polynesian and Maori settlers which were waypoints, described as "survey pegs of memory," lists of places in songs, chants, karakia, and stories that showed direction. Hundreds of years later, the Dutch Abel Tasman sailed here and made the first attempt at a physical map; he was followed more than 100 years later by Cook, whose map was much more detailed as he circumnavigated the country. Once the detail of the coastline was filled in, more detailed maps of the interior were made by those in search of resources to exploit. A clever look at New Zealand history and also at the intriguing tradition of map making.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Soldiers, Scouts & Spies: A Military History of the NZ Wars 1845-1864
    Soldiers, Scouts & Spies: A Military History of the NZ Wars 1845-1864
    ISBN: 9780995109575
    Title: Soldiers, Scouts & Spies: A Military History of the NZ Wars 1845-1864
    Author: SIMONS CLIFF

    As interest in the New Zealand Wars grows, 'Soldiers, Scouts and Spies' offers a unique insight into the major campaigns fought between 1845 and 1864 by British troops, their militia and Maori allies, and Maori iwi and coalitions.

    It was a time of rapid technological change. Maori were quick to adopt western weaponry and evolve their tactics and even political structures as they looked for ways to confront the might of the Imperial war machine. And Britain, despite being a military and economic super power, was challenged by a capable enemy in a difficult environment.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • South Island Provincail Map
    South Island Provincail Map
    ISBN: 94158710000829
    Title: South Island Provincail Map
    Author: KIMA MAPS


    Format: Map
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • South Island Provincial Map
    South Island Provincial Map
    ISBN: 9415871000829
    Title: South Island Provincial Map
    Author: KIMA MAPS


    Format: Map
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Stand For All Time: The Marquette Sinking & the Nurses' Memorial Chapel
    Stand For All Time: The Marquette Sinking & the Nurses' Memorial Chapel
    ISBN: 9780473450755
    Title: Stand For All Time: The Marquette Sinking & the Nurses' Memorial Chapel
    Author: ROGERS ANNA

    Among the thousands of New Zealand deaths in the First World War, the 32 caused by the 1915 sinking of the Marquette were particularly poignant, shocking – and scandalous. Along with a British ammunition column, No. 1 New Zealand Stationary Hospital sailed from Egypt bound for Salonika on 19 October. Not marked as a hospital ship and therefore vulnerable to German U-boat attack, the Marquette was torpedoed in the Aegean Sea on the morning of 23 October. Ten New Zealand nurses and 22 mostly Medical Corps men died. Several more were injured, some severely. And the disaster was entirely avoidable: medical personnel should never have been onboard. The Nurses’ Memorial Chapel in Christchurch honours the three local nurses who were lost in the sinking. It is the country’s first hospital chapel and its only memorial chapel to women who perished in all wars or in the 1918 influenza epidemic. It is thought to be the only purpose-built hospital chapel in the world that commemorates nurses who died in the Great War. Yet this lovely building was twice threatened with demolition in the 20th century and only survived thanks to a passionate, hard-fought campaign. Then came bad damage in the Canterbury earthquakes of 2010–11, followed by superb restoration and reopening in 2018. This vivid, compelling and attractive book tells the story of the Marquette sinking, and the scandal surrounding it, and of the creation of the chapel and the challenges it has faced. It will help to ensure that tragedy of the Marquette, the names of those who died and the special building that honours them, will never be forgotten but stand for all time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Stories From Our Back Roads South Island
    Stories From Our Back Roads South Island
    ISBN: 9781988538297
    Title: Stories From Our Back Roads South Island
    Author: STONE RAY

    This book is for people who enjoy driving and exploring the stories of our back roads, but most of all it is for people who love New Zealand, whether they choose to do it from behind the wheel of their SUV or the comfort of their sofa.

    Stories from our Backroads: South lsland will introduce you to some fascinating stories of, tracks, trails and back roads across the South Island. Many of them cross through forgotten parts of the country, and all of them have their own rich and exciting stories. Whether they follow the route of Maori foot trails or the path of early European settlers, each adds something to our history.

    For example, Ray drives the Danseys Pass Road before heading out onto the trails that cross the Oteake Conservation Park high above the Maniototo Plains. There he explores the huts and diggings left behind by the gold miners who flocked to the
    place in the 1860s, before heading back down to the old gold town of Naseby.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Sunset to Sunrise: An Illustrated History of NZ's Lighthouses
    Sunset to Sunrise: An Illustrated History of NZ's Lighthouses
    ISBN: 9781869665067
    Title: Sunset to Sunrise: An Illustrated History of NZ's Lighthouses
    Author: NICOL TIMOTHY

    This fascinating history of all of New Zealand's lighthouses, as well as stories of hardship and perseverance endured by stout-hearted keepers and their families, will captivate the reader and give insight of a bygone age when men and women strove against the elements to preserve the safety of mariners as well as maintaining these magnificent structures.

    Together with historical details, this beautifully presented book commemorates the tales of hardship and endurance scarcely believable in today's world. Original photography and current maps are included to assist every enthusiast to relive the amazing tales and stories in the book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Swim: A Year of Swimming Outdoors in NZ
    Swim: A Year of Swimming Outdoors in NZ
    ISBN: 9780947503956
    Title: Swim: A Year of Swimming Outdoors in NZ
    Author: LEES ANNETTE

    This is a book about New Zealanders and their deep connection to swimming in the outdoors. Every neighbourhood has its swimming hole up the river, its local beach, or a back road to the lake. A love of swimming is one of the things that defines Kiwis, and all over the country the start of summer is marked by most of us heading for the water. Swim is the result of Annette Lees¿ personal quest to swim every day of a full year in the natural waterways of New Zealand. From Northland to Fiordland, she swam outdoors through the four seasons in rivers, lakes, ponds, the sea, estuaries, wetlands, springs and outdoor lido pools. Across the country people shared swimming stories of their own, introduced elderly family swimmers who swim right through winter, and invited her to try their local, often secret, swimming places. During her watery adventure Annette discovered New Zealanders¿ serious passion for water and swimming. She collected stories of urban swims, night swims, forbidden swims, swimming in the dead of winter, M?ori legends of swimming feats, the endurance swimmers of the Depression, and the swimming ANZACs. These memories and stories go back hundreds of years and this inspiring and beautifully written book reminds us to appreciate this precious aspect of New Zealand life.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
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