• Game of Mah Jong
    Game of Mah Jong
    ISBN: 9780143006596
    Title: Game of Mah Jong

    For nearly 40 years, Max Robertson's The Game of Mah Jong has been accepted as the foremost authoritative guide to the rules and scoring of this fascinating game. Using specimen hands to illustrate techniques, it outlines the most correct and popular method of playing the game.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
  • Gangland: NZ's Underworld of Organised Crime
    Gangland: NZ's Underworld of Organised Crime
    ISBN: 9781775541622
    Title: Gangland: NZ's Underworld of Organised Crime
    Author: SAVAGE JARED

    New Zealand's underworld of organised crime and deadly gangs

    New Zealand is now one of the most lucrative illicit drug markets in the world. Organised crime is about making money. It's a business. But over the past 20 years, the dealers have graduated from motorcycle gangs to Asian crime syndicates and now the most dangerous drug lords in the world - the Mexican cartels.

    In Gangland, award-winning investigative reporter Jared Savage shines a light into New Zealand's rising underworld of organised crime and violent gangs.

    The brutal execution of a husband-and-wife; the undercover cop who infiltrated a casino VIP lounge; the midnight fishing trip which led to the country's biggest cocaine bust; the gangster who shot his best friend in a motorcycle shop: these stories go behind the headlines and open the door to an invisible world - a world where millions of dollars are made, life is cheap, and allegiances change like the flick of a switch.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Geering & God 1965-71
    Geering & God 1965-71
    ISBN: 9781927277591
    Title: Geering & God 1965-71

    The events surrounding the ‘trial’ of Lloyd Geering for heresy in the late 1960s were unprecedented in New Zealand. Charged with ‘doctrinal error’ and ‘disturbing the peace and unity of the church’, Geering was thrust into the heat of public debate. Sourced from his autobiography Wrestling With God, these dramatic events reveal a country provoked into considering the big questions of life, death and identity in a modern world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Getting Pregnant with PCOS
    Getting Pregnant with PCOS
    ISBN: 9780473538606
    Title: Getting Pregnant with PCOS

    Have you been diagnosed with PCOS and been told:“You’re going to struggle to conceive” or“Just go on the pill and come back and see us when you want to get pregnant and we’ll deal with it then” or“You just need to loose weight” or conversely “you don’t need to loose weight so changing your diet won’t help”. In Getting Pregnant with PCOS you’ll learn the real truth. PCOS doesn’t make you infertile, you can ovulate and get pregnant naturally and weight loss shouldn’t be the focus.The secret is to get to the root cause of your PCOS. In this book you’ll learn: - The evidence based approach of how to get to the root cause of your PCOS and improve your fertility- The supplements, diet changes exercise and other lifestyle changes that will have the biggest impact for you- The medical treatments available to you, and the pros and cons of each. - And most importantly, not just how to get pregnant, but how to have a healthy pregnancy with few complications and a healthy baby. Clare Goodwin knows from personal experience how debilitating PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) is andhas seen the devastating impact it can have on women trying to conceive. In Getting Pregnant with PCOS she draws on evidence-based research and her qualifications in exercise, nutrition and fertility treatment to provide a five-step plan for treating the underlying causes of PCOS. Despite suffering unexplained weight gain, out-of-control sugar cravings, unwanted hair growth and loss, acne and painful, irregular or missing periods — many PCOS sufferers are often misdiagnosed or untreated. Clare’s PCOS program is grounded in finding the root cause for these symptoms and creating an individualised treatment plan. Hers is a breakthrough approach which has helped thousands of women who have struggled to find answers elsewhere. Clare will show you how to identify the key factors that contribute to PCOS, and that by addressing these you can improve both your health and your fertility.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • God Knows Where They Come From: Four Faith Stories from Hokitika
    God Knows Where They Come From: Four Faith Stories from Hokitika
    ISBN: 9780473301569
    Title: God Knows Where They Come From: Four Faith Stories from Hokitika

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Going Places: Migration Economics Future
    Going Places: Migration Economics Future
    ISBN: 9780947492694
    Title: Going Places: Migration Economics Future

    Migration and the movement of people is one of the critical issues confronting the world’s nations in the twenty-first-century.

    This book is about the economic contribution of migration to and from New Zealand, one of the most frequently discussed aspects of the debate. Can immigration, in economic terms, be more than a gap filler for the labour market and help as well with national economic transformation? And what is the evidence on the effect of migration not just on house prices but also on jobs, trade or broader economic performance?

    Building on Sir Paul Callaghan’s vision of New Zealand as a place ‘where talent wants to live’, this book explores how we can attract skilled, creative and entrepreneurial people born in other countries, and whether our ‘seventeenth region’ – the more than 600,000 New Zealanders living abroad – can be a greater national asset.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Golden Month: Caring for the World’s Mothers After Childbirth revised
    Golden Month: Caring for the World’s Mothers After Childbirth revised
    ISBN: 9780995142329
    Title: Golden Month: Caring for the World’s Mothers After Childbirth revised

    Golden Month outlines a holistic approach towards postnatal care that amalgamates the best practices from different cultures throughout the world.

    An acupuncturist and teacher, Jenny Allison has spent a decade researching this book. Golden Month aims to debunk the anxiety-inducing myth of the perfect postpartum body. It focuses on a mother’s long-term well-being, looking at both mental and physical health.

    Golden Month also explains the importance of nutrition and includes nutrient-dense recipes to ensure optimum recovery during the postnatal period.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Good For You
    Good For You
    ISBN: 9781942549727
    Title: Good For You

    Actress Claire Chitham has been free from Crohn’s Disease for 20 years. She tells her story about suffering from a chronic and ‘incurable’ bowel condition while starring on national television and shares how she has learned to stay on top of her health and vitality ever since. Together, Claire and journalist Kylie Bailey share their combined knowledge on their GUT + CELLULAR health and offer up 76 different ways you can experiment, taste, trial and learn to grow a better relationship with your own health and vitality.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Good, the Bad & the Downright Ugly Side of NZ Business
    Good, the Bad & the Downright Ugly Side of NZ Business
    ISBN: 9781869664428
    Title: Good, the Bad & the Downright Ugly Side of NZ Business

    This book charts the course of business decisions over the last twenty-five years that led to some of New Zealand's worst losses and greatest successes.

    From how team culture reflects dysfunctional boardroom behaviours at NZ Warriors and the outrageous management decisions that led to the collapse at Ansett to the brilliance and sure guidance of a2 milk and the 'rags to riches' story of Deep Creek Brewery, this is New Zealand business at its very best and its very worst.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Government for the Public Good: The Surprising Science of Large-Scale Collective Action
    Government for the Public Good: The Surprising Science of Large-Scale Collective Action
    ISBN: 9781988545080
    Title: Government for the Public Good: The Surprising Science of Large-Scale Collective Action

    One of the epochal shifts of the last 40 years has been to entrust markets with many of the tasks previously carried out by government. The success of this shift is so often assumed that people have rarley stopped to ask the most fundamental question: has it actually worked?
    In this wide ranging book, Max Rashbrooke goes beyond anecdote and ideology, delving deep into the latest research about the sweeping changes made to the public services that shape our lives together. What he unearths is startling, suggesting that the market-based reforms have often been a failure, and that classic government actionis surprisingly effective.
    Drawing on the latest international thinking, Rashbrooke argues that if government is to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century, the answer lies not with more markets but with greater democracy. As he demonstrates, deep democratic discussion and citizen participation are already transforming public services around the globe and creating a kind of government fit for the modern world.
    Refreshing and keenly well-informed, this stimulating book offers New Zealanders a new way of thinking about government and how it can navigate the turbulent world ahead.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Ground Between: Navigating the Oil & Mining Debate in NZ
    Ground Between: Navigating the Oil & Mining Debate in NZ
    ISBN: 9780947518400
    Title: Ground Between: Navigating the Oil & Mining Debate in NZ
    Author: DARBY SEFTON

    Battles over oil and mining developments in New Zealand are fierce and polarised. Often presented as a simple trade-off between conservation or quick profit, the debate leaves little space for discussion across ideological divides.

    The Ground Between provides a rare account from someone who has worked within this contested arena. Drawing on his experience with local and international mining companies, governments and NGOs, Sefton Darby reflects frankly on the state of resource extraction in New Zealand. Seeking to reset the debate within a global context, this book is ultimately about how we – as a country – make decisions around contentious issues.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Grow Younger & More Beautiful as You Age
    Grow Younger & More Beautiful as You Age
    ISBN: 9781544512853
    Title: Grow Younger & More Beautiful as You Age

    Growing older doesn't mean you have to grow old. By combining good lifestyle choices with a great attitude--and utilising the benefits of modern cosmetic medicine--we can Grow Younger and More Beautiful, with every year that passes.

    Dr Catherine Stone--affectionately known as Dr Cat--is an internationally recognised authority in cosmetic medicine, with a passion for positive ageing. She is known as an industry innovator and has been featured as one of the Ultimate Top One Hundred Global Aesthetic Practitioners.

    In this guidebook, she shares her tips and tricks--from simple daily choices to reduce stress, increase energy, and improve your health, through to a comprehensive yet accessible guide to the most popular and effective non-surgical cosmetic procedures, as well as her philosophies on ageing beautifully inside and out.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Haerenga: Early Maori Journeys Across the Globe
    Haerenga: Early Maori Journeys Across the Globe
    ISBN: 9780908321193
    Title: Haerenga: Early Maori Journeys Across the Globe

    The Maori monarch and his entourage found sympathetic ears in the British press and public. Newspapers published tips on correct pronunciation of his name, explained his illustrious lineage and the troubled history of war and confiscation suffered by the Waikato tribes and printed sketches of the party. Socially, too, they were in high demand. London’s bobbies found it impossible to control crowds gathered to witness some of the party’s early outings

    From the late eighteenth century, Maori travellers spread out from New Zealand to Australia, Britain and the world. Most travellers eventually returned home, bringing something of their own ‘new world’ experiences with them. This book is a series of vignettes of this history of Maori travel and exploration, providing fresh light on a little known yet absorbing aspect of early New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Hand in Hand: Blending Secular & Sacred to Enlarge the Human Spirit
    Hand in Hand: Blending Secular & Sacred to Enlarge the Human Spirit
    ISBN: 9781988595368
    Title: Hand in Hand: Blending Secular & Sacred to Enlarge the Human Spirit
    Author: HARRIS IAN

    About the book

    Scrape away the barnacles, re-examine the origins of Christian faith, take full account of modern knowledge and experience, open your mind to new possibilities, rethink what faith can mean in this new millennium – that’s the plea Ian Harris makes in this challenge to reset faith within today’s secular frame.

    New World, New God showed how this reset can bring to light new interpretations for God, Jesus, the Bible and the great Christian festivals. Hand in Hand goes back a step to show why such a reset is necessary. Harris sees the secular not as hostile to faith, but as the neutral setting for religion in the modern world. He debunks the view that science is its polar opposite, and urges the churches to embrace the new reality as a positive for Christian understanding and for life.

    About the author

    Ian Harris’s prime interest is the impact of a secularising culture on Western Christianity, and the opportunities that lie beyond holding on grimly to ancient understandings of the faith.

    Born in Christchurch, he grew up in a Methodist parsonage, and gained an honours degree in English at Auckland University. Since then he has headed the English Department at Satya Wacana Christian University in Salatiga, Central Java, Indonesia, edited the New Zealand Methodist, been assistant editor of the Auckland Star, served as Director of Communication for the Presbyterian Church in New Zealand, and was for twelve years editorial writer on the Dominion.

    In 1990 Ian was instrumental in founding the Ephesus Group in Wellington, whose purpose is to explore new ways of understanding and expressing Christian faith in this new millennium. In 1993 he became the first chairperson of the New Zealand Sea of Faith Network’s steering committee. In parallel with this, in 2001 he began his Honest to God column in the Dominion, extending it to the Otago Daily Times in 2003. The column ran in the Dominion and its successor, the Dominion Post, till 2009, and continued as part of the Otago Daily Times’ Faith and Reason feature till 2019. He also contributes a column to the Methodist newspaper Touchstone. Ian Harris’s other books are Creating God, Re-creating Christ, two selections of The Ephesus Liturgies (written with his late wife, Jill), and New World New God. He lives in Wellington.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Hard Frost: Structures of Feeling in NZ Literature, 1908-1945
    Hard Frost: Structures of Feeling in NZ Literature, 1908-1945
    ISBN: 9781776561629
    Title: Hard Frost: Structures of Feeling in NZ Literature, 1908-1945
    Author: NEWTON JOHN

    How did New Zealand writers make nationalism out of modernism? What did the process owe to a revolution in sexuality? And what did this mean for writing by women as the 1920s gave way to the 1930s?

    Writing as a poet as well as a historian, as a critic of ideology, and as a self-confessed fan of the nationalist legacy, John Newton tackles these intriguing questions with warmth, insight and critical precision. The first part of an ambitious trilogy, Hard Frost shows us a fresh way of looking at New Zealand literature of the 20th century. It details the pleasures of essential texts. It also roams far and wide through their contexts: from mountaineering to moa excavation, from beauty pageants to the history of psychoanalysis. In readings of such foundational authors as Mansfield, Sargeson, Curnow and Hyde, Hard Frost proposes that our literary history is not just a story about books but a forgotten history of feelings. We know these writers well, yet they have so much still to tell us. This lucidly argued work will change the way we understand them.

    Born in Blenheim in 1959, John Newton grew up on a sheep farm in the Marlborough Sounds. He taught for two years in the English Department at Melbourne and from 1995 to 2009 in the English Department at the University of Canterbury. He now lives in Wellington. His work on James K. Baxter’s time at Jerusalem on the Whanganui River, The Double Rainbow: James K Baxter, Ngati Hau and the Jerusalem Commune, was published by VUP in 2009. John is also the author of the poetry collections Tales from the Angler’s Eldorado (1985), Lives of the Poets (2010), and Family Songbook (2013).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • He Korero Words Between Us: First Maori-pakeha Conversations on Paper
    He Korero Words Between Us: First Maori-pakeha Conversations on Paper
    ISBN: 9781869694784
    Title: He Korero Words Between Us: First Maori-pakeha Conversations on Paper

    This book traces Maori engagement with handwriting from 1769 to 1826. Through beautifully reproduced written documents, it describes the first encounters Maori had with paper and writing and the first relationships between Maori and Europeans in the earliest school. The book tells an image-led story about the earliest relationships between Maori and Pakeha based around the written word and sheds light on a larger story of the first attempts of Maori and Europeans to live together in the early 1800s, the negotiation of the relationship through conversations and correspondence, and frustrations of Maori at the limits of the teaching Europeans offered. Key people link the stories as the written words between Maori and Pakeha are tracked through documents such as Maori vocabularies, a map, letters, the alphabet, signatures, the first school roll, copybook pages and the first letter written independently by Maori.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • He'll be Ok: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men - 10th Anniversary Edition
    He'll be Ok: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men - 10th Anniversary Edition
    ISBN: 9781775540809
    Title: He'll be Ok: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men - 10th Anniversary Edition

    The 10th anniversary edition of the iconic book that takes parents into the mysterious world of boys, with new foreword, introduction and tribute to the author. THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF A PARENTING CLASSIC How do you raise boys to men in a world where trouble beckons at every turn? How do you make sure they learn the 'right' lessons, stay out of danger, find a path to follow? How do you ensure they'll be OK? Celia Lashlie has some of the answers. After years working in the prison service, she knows what can happen when boys make the wrong choices. She also knows what it's like to be a parent - she raised a son on her own and feared for his survival. As a crucial part of the Good Man Project, she talked to 180 classes of boys. Her insights into what boys need - and what parents can do to help them - are ground-breaking. In this new edition of her honest, no-nonsense and best-selling book, Celia reveals what goes on inside the world of boys. With clarity and insight, she offers parents - especially mothers - practical and reassuring advice on raising their boys to become good, loving, articulate men.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
  • Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety
    Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety
    ISBN: 9781776561896
    Title: Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety
    Author: ARNOLD NAOMI (ED)

    In 2017, Ministry of Health figures showed that one in five New Zealanders sought help for a diagnosed mood or anxiety disorder, and these figures are growing. Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety tells the real, messy story behind these statistics ­– what anxiety feels like, what causes it, what helps and what doesn’t. These accounts are sometimes raw and confronting, but they all seek to share experiences, remove stigma, offer help or simply shine a light on what anxiety is.

    The stories in Headlands are told by people from all walks of life: poets, novelists, and journalists, musicians, social workers, and health professionals, and includes new work from Ashleigh Young, Tusiata Avia, Danyl McLauchlan, Selina Tusitala Marsh, Hinemoana Baker and Kirsten McDougall.

    Edited by journalist Naomi Arnold, Headlands shows that some communities have better access to mental health services than others and it underscores the importance for greater understanding of the condition across the whole of society. It is not a book of solutions nor a self-help guide. Instead, it has been put together for all individuals and whanau affected by anxiety. It’s also for those who are still suffering in silence, in the hope they will see themselves reflected in these pages and understand they are not alone.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Health of the People
    Health of the People
    ISBN: 9781988545585
    Title: Health of the People
    Author: SKEGG DAVID

    In August 2016, forty per cent of the residents of Havelock North were suddenly struck down by a serious bacterial infection. The outbreak of campylobacter, caused by the contamination of the water supply with sheep faeces, hospitalised forty-five people and left at least three dead. Eminent public health researcher David Skegg argues that the Havelock North campylobacter outbreak was not a random event. Instead, it highlights fundamental weaknesses in our country's health infrastructure. To prevent future public health disasters, he explains, New Zealand must invest in society-wide public health. There also needs to be political will to counteract the forces that damage health. Personal health care is important, but we neglect public health at our peril.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Hello Darkness
    Hello Darkness
    ISBN: 9780473451622
    Title: Hello Darkness
    Author: WELLS PETER

    It's now a year exactly since my urologist told me I had an aggressive cancer that was incurable. I was rushed into hospital and thus began a year of chemotherapy, radiation and all the ups and downs of a sickness that arrived in my life with the noise and terror of an old fashioned train. During that time I wrote about my experience on my Iphone, on Facebook, and I received in return an explosion of aroha on that most cynical of mediums - the internet. There was advice, commentary, encouragement, accompaniment. The posts became the basis for Hello Darkness. I made something out of nothing if near-death experiences can be said to be nothing. I learnt a lot. I am a different ...

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Hello, Little Death: Welcoming ‘Dying’ to Allow a Fuller Life
    Hello, Little Death: Welcoming ‘Dying’ to Allow a Fuller Life
    ISBN: 9780473527945
    Title: Hello, Little Death: Welcoming ‘Dying’ to Allow a Fuller Life

    This book is for anyone who wants to live more fruitfully with the downsides of life. It explores the myriad everyday challenges and losses we could call ‘little deaths’ ¬– when life does not deliver what we hope for, from losing a favourite sunhat, to the ending of a relationship.
    There are simple, effective exercises to help the reader understand their own ‘little deaths’, how they’ve been affected by them, and how to work with them to create space for new life.
    When we meet, feel and welcome the stuff we’d rather ignore or resist, the more real and alive ‘us’ shines through.
    This book is for anyone who wants to live more fruitfully with the downsides of life. It explores the myriad everyday challenges and losses we could call ‘little deaths’ ¬– when life does not deliver what we hope for, from losing a favourite sunhat, to the ending of a relationship.
    There are simple, effective exercises to help the reader understand their own ‘little deaths’, how they’ve been affected by them, and how to work with them to create space for new life.
    When we meet, feel and welcome the stuff we’d rather ignore or resist, the more real and alive ‘us’ shines through.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Her Say: Survivors of Domestic Abuse Tell Their Own Stories
    Her Say: Survivors of Domestic Abuse Tell Their Own Stories
    ISBN: 9780143774235
    Title: Her Say: Survivors of Domestic Abuse Tell Their Own Stories
    Author: CLARK JACKIE

    In 2013, Jackie Clark launched The Aunties, a grassroots charity helping women to rebuild their lives after a period of trauma. She quit her job, turning her back on her comfortable life, to focus on The Aunties full-time, becoming Aunty in Charge and assisting hundreds of women with material needs and emotional support. Jackie has long dreamed of a publication that gives these women a voice.

    This powerful new book features the stories of a number of very different New Zealand women, told their way. The collected stories chart their narrators' lives and personal histories, through the lens of having lived with - and escaped - an abusive relationship.

    Her Say is spoken from the heart, uncompromising but offering hope, redemption, personal triumph. It's a book for all women, showing how owning our stories gives us the power to write daring new endings. It will challenge, illuminate, and empower readers - not to mention the storytellers themselves.

    All royalties from the book will go to The Aunties to support their work.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Her Way: Real Stories of Women Succeeding in Business & Doing so with Heart
    Her Way: Real Stories of Women Succeeding in Business & Doing so with Heart
    ISBN: 9780473510763
    Title: Her Way: Real Stories of Women Succeeding in Business & Doing so with Heart

    Her Way is a collection of authentic stories of New Zealand female business founders succeeding in business here and internationally, doing so on their own terms, and with heart. Includes women from Auckland, Wellington, Christchuch, Nelson, Hawkes Bay, Havelock North and more.

    The personal stories these women share are real and inspiring - sharing the ups and downs, the trials and challenges, but also showcasing the successes achieved through a more inherently female style of doing business.

    The traditionally classified feminine personality traits such as caring, nurturing, kindness, sharing, helping others, collaborating, creating win-win deals, being mindful of our effect on others and on the environment, balancing family and business, and more, can be harnessed to create a better way of doing business. More and more businesses are enjoying significant commercial success through these values (both female and male led).

    Women featured include:

    -Lisa King, Eat my Lunch

    - Brianne West, Ethique

    -Anna Guenther, Pledge Me

    -Sue de Bievre, Beany

    -Jan Hellreigel, Musician, Songbroker, Airplane Music Services

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Hidden Economy: Maori in the Privatised Military Industry
    Hidden Economy: Maori in the Privatised Military Industry
    ISBN: 9781775501978
    Title: Hidden Economy: Maori in the Privatised Military Industry
    Author: BARGH MARIA

    The Maori economy is often defined simply by the contributions of Maori in New Zealand in the areas of farming, fisheries and forestry. This book explores the ways that Maori in the privatised military industry contribute in monetary and non-monetary ways to the Maori economy. Workers in the privatised military industry very rarely, if ever, give interviews about their work or details about their pay. However, this book includes five interviews with Maori who have worked or are still working in the privatised military industry and explores how they articulate themselves as Maori within it, giving a glimpse at this hidden world and how Maori operate in it.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • High Road: What Australia can Learn from NZ (Quarterly Essay 80)
    High Road: What Australia can Learn from NZ (Quarterly Essay 80)
    ISBN: 9781760642228
    Title: High Road: What Australia can Learn from NZ (Quarterly Essay 80)
    Author: TINGLE LAURA

    Australia and New Zealand are often considered close cousins. But why, despite being so close, do we know so little about each other? And is there such a thing as national character?

    In this wise and illuminating essay, Laura Tingle looks at leadership, economics, history and more. Competitiveness has marked our relationship from its earliest days. In the past half-century, both countries have remade themselves amid shifting economic fortunes. New Zealand has been held up as a model for everything from tax reform to the conduct of politics to the response to COVID-19. Tingle considers everything from Morrison and Ardern as national leaders to the different ways each country has dealt with its colonial legacy. What could Australia learn from New Zealand? and New Zealand from Australia?

    This is a perceptive, often amusing introduction to two countries alike in some ways, but quite different in others.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Hit & Run: the NZ SAS in Afghanistan & the Meaning of Honour
    Hit & Run: the NZ SAS in Afghanistan & the Meaning of Honour
    ISBN: 9780947503390
    Title: Hit & Run: the NZ SAS in Afghanistan & the Meaning of Honour

    In August 2010, a New Zealand soldier died in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan. In retaliation, the New Zealand SAS led a raid on two isolated villages in search of the fighters they suspected were responsible.

    They all knew the rules. Prior to firing weapons, their freshly issued orders said, 'the commander approving the strike must determine that no civilians are present.' If they could not assess whether civilians were present, firing was prohibited. But it all went horribly wrong.

    None of the fighters were found but, by the end of the raid, 21 civilians were dead or wounded. Most were children or women, including a three-year old girl who was killed. A dozen houses had been burnt or blown up. The operation was personally approved by the prime minister via phone from New Zealand. More missions against the group of fighters and more potential crimes of war followed, including the beating and torture of a prisoner. Afterwards no one took responsibility. The New Zealand military denied the facts and went to great lengths to cover things up.

    This book is the story of those events. It is, at heart, about the meaning of honour; about who we want to be and what we believe in as New Zealanders.

    'In this uncertain world of alternative facts and shifting alliances, it is more important than ever that the New Zealand state is, and is seen to be, committed to upholding human rights and the rule of law. That requires a full, principled and independent inquiry into the alleged actions and decisions described in this courageous book, which, if confirmed, would seriously breach international human rights and humanitarian law, and could amount to war crimes. Truth may be an elusive concept these days, especially in a conflict situation. But that is no reason why we should cease to pursue it.' - Professor Margaret Bedggood, Human rights lawyer and former Chief Human Rights Commissioner.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Hopes Dashed?
    Hopes Dashed?
    ISBN: 9780994135469
    Title: Hopes Dashed?
    Author: HYMAN PRUE

    ‘What has happened to New Zealand women’s economic and social status over the last twenty years?’

    In 1994, economist Prue Hyman published Women and Economics, an overview of the status of women in the New Zealand economy. Much has changed since then – but how much? Has the promise of equality been fulfilled in the labour market? Is unpaid domestic work being given the recognition it deserves? In this BWB Text, Hyman surveys the mixed record of the past two decades, revealing that the work of feminism is not over yet.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • How of Hope: One Family's Story of Overcoming Mental Illness
    How of Hope: One Family's Story of Overcoming Mental Illness
    ISBN: 9781925884791
    Title: How of Hope: One Family's Story of Overcoming Mental Illness

    As a mental health professional, Rebecca Cragnolini never in her wildest dreams thought that while she was giving birth to their child, her wonderful, loving partner, Andre, would be in the midst of a psychotic episode.

    Six weeks prior he had attempted to end his own life. Now, as she gave birth, he sat quietly in the corner believing that she was not pregnant, they were not in a hospital and the doctors and nurses were not real, but instead were there to show him what a terrible person he was.

    This book is a story of hope. By researching and practising mindset techniques, Rebecca and Andre have discovered a more fulfilling, way to live. These discoveries have changed their lives forever, and Rebecca has written this book to share them with you.

    Inside, you'll discover techniques that allow you to be in control. You'll learn to be truly free of those old beliefs, habits and emotions that hold you back, make you doubt yourself and stop you from getting on with and enjoying life.

    Are you ready to learn the secrets of how to get your mind working for you, rather than against you?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
  • How to Communicate With Someone With Dementia
    How to Communicate With Someone With Dementia
    ISBN: 9781877429262
    Title: How to Communicate With Someone With Dementia
    Author: CAUGHEY A

    This easy-to-read, practical book will help anyone caring for someone with dementia communicate more easily with them. It shows carers how to express their messages effectively and helps them interpret what the person with dementia is trying to convey. A useful overview of the main types of dementia describes how they affect communication.

    When carers and the people they care for engage in good communication, frustrations and stress are minimised. Good communication enables carers to manage most challenges in a positive and respectful way.

    The book provides practical strategies that are easy to implement when dealing with some commonly encountered problems drawn from real-life experience. It explains what works, what doesn’t, and why. It also shows how to use language effectively, how to implement critical listening skills, and how to interpret body language.

    The result is a book that will provide enormous benefits to the carer and to the person with dementia.

    How to Communicate with Someone Who Has Dementia is endorsed by the Neurological Foundation of New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • How to Drink a Glass of Wine 2nd Edtion
    How to Drink a Glass of Wine 2nd Edtion
    ISBN: 9781927249161
    Title: How to Drink a Glass of Wine 2nd Edtion
    Author: SAKER JOHN

    New Zealand has become one of the world's great wine-drinking and producing countries. Top wine writer, John Saker has blended a thousand impressions, delicious experiences and startled taste-buds into an engrossing guide to the world's most loved – and debated – beverage.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • How to Watch a Bird 2nd Edition
    How to Watch a Bird 2nd Edition
    ISBN: 9781927249178
    Title: How to Watch a Bird 2nd Edition

    As prize-winning journalist Steve Braunias stands on an apartment balcony on a sultry summer evening, a black-backed gull flies so close he is instantaneously bowled over with happiness: 'I thought: Birds, everywhere. I wanted to know more about them.' This book is the result - a wondrous personal journey into the amazing world of birds, and the people ensnared, captivated and entranced by them: the passionate tribe of bird-watchers and twitchers.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • How to Watch a Game of Rugby (#1 Ginger Series)
    How to Watch a Game of Rugby (#1 Ginger Series)
    ISBN: 9780958250931
    Title: How to Watch a Game of Rugby (#1 Ginger Series)
    Author: ZAVOS SPIRO

    Full of enthusiasm, this guide sets out to convince non-believers that rugby is the world's greatest game.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Huia Come Home
    Huia Come Home
    ISBN: 9781877487996
    Title: Huia Come Home
    Author: RUKA JAY

    Once the sacred guardian of New Zealand¿s native forests, the huia was a symbol of the land¿s unique beauty and spirituality. The rare bird¿s tragic extinction in the early 1900s represents a shot to the heart of Aotearoa and is a potent metaphor for a country¿s conflicted history. Using the story of the untimely extinction of the huia, Jay Ruka offers a fresh perspective on the narrative of Aotearoa; a tale of two cultures, warring worldviews, and the things we lost in translation. Revisiting the early missionaries, the transformative message of the gospel and the cultural missteps of the Treaty of Waitangi, Huia Come Home invites us to reconnect with the unique story offered by the indigenous Maori lens.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Imagining Decolonisation
    Imagining Decolonisation
    ISBN: 9781988545783
    Title: Imagining Decolonisation

    Decolonisation is a term that scares some, and gives hope to others. It is an uncomfortable and bewildering concept for many New Zealanders yet needed if we are going to build a country that is fair and equal for all who live there. This book sets out the case for decolonisation by illuminating through anecdotal, real life examples -- what decolonisation might look and feel like.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Importance of Failing Well: The Art of Learning for Parents
    Importance of Failing Well: The Art of Learning for Parents
    ISBN: 9781760790172
    Title: Importance of Failing Well: The Art of Learning for Parents
    Author: KING G LANCE

    This book is designed to help parents support their children to become self-regulated, resilient learners who know how to "fail well".Educationist Lance King designed his first learning improvement programme for school children more than 20 years ago and after trialing it saw amazing results.Children who had previously considered themselves academic failures began to succeed. Since then he has delivered this programme to hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and parents in schools around the world.
    The Importance of Failing Well distills his ideas about the "learning skills" approach to learning that he teaches through his programme from a parent's point of view. He guides parents through the learning process and gives practical advice on how they can best encourage and support their children to become resilient, focused, effective, confident learners who react to challenges in a positive way and understand the importance of "failing well".

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Improving Buildings, Cutting Carbon
    Improving Buildings, Cutting Carbon
    ISBN: 9781990007224
    Title: Improving Buildings, Cutting Carbon

    New Zealand has committed to reducing carbon
    emissions to net zero by 2050 and must move
    urgently to reach this target. The building and
    construction sector is responsible for 20% of our
    carbon emissions, so will play a critical role in
    achieving this goal.
    This book presents local and international
    examples of best practices to reduce carbon
    emissions in the construction and operation of
    residential and commercial buildings. It draws on
    knowledge from a wide range of experts, including
    researchers, economists, scientists, unionists,
    engineering consultants, community groups and
    policy advisors.
    Mobilising the building sector to reduce carbon
    emissions will create exciting opportunities. The
    workforce must be upskilled. Building sector
    policies need to be clear, targeted, monitored and
    enforced. This book shows how all stakeholders
    can proactively play their part – politicians, policy
    advisors, central and local government, Crown
    companies, iwi, community trusts, homeowners,
    landlords and tenants. New Zealand needs
    sector champions willing to step out from doing
    ‘business-as-usual’. Above all, we need to
    ensure our buildings keep contributing to our
    health and wellbeing while we urgently cut the
    sector’s emissions.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Inequality Debate: An Introduction
    Inequality Debate: An Introduction
    ISBN: 9781927277454
    Title: Inequality Debate: An Introduction

    How we think about income gaps, and how we decide to address them, will do much to alter New Zealand's levels of inequality in the years to come.' The divide between New Zealand's poorest and wealthiest inhabitants has widened alarmingly over faster than in most other developed countries. Max Rashbrooke's succinct introduction to these changes in our society, drawn from the larger work INEQUALITY: A NEW ZEALAND CRISIS and updated with the latest evidence, is essential reading.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Inequality: A NZ Crisis 2nd ed
    Inequality: A NZ Crisis 2nd ed
    ISBN: 9781927131510
    Title: Inequality: A NZ Crisis 2nd ed

    A staggering rise in wealth disparity has transformed New Zealand from one of the developed world¿s most equal nations to one of the most unequal. So dramatic has been this shift from a supposedly egalitarian society that the future has become difficult to grasp. What are the options for - and barriers to - tackling the gap between rich and poor? Inequality addresses these questions in the New Zealand context - a powerful argument from some of the country¿s leading commentators.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Interregnum
    ISBN: 9780947492649
    Title: Interregnum

    The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is
    dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a
    great variety of morbid symptoms appear.
    – Antonio Gramsci
    Is New Zealand’s political settlement beginning to fray?
    And does this mean we’re entering the interregnum,
    that ambiguous moment between society-wide
    discontent and political change? In BWB’s latest
    book of essays, edited by Morgan Godfery, ten of New
    Zealand’s best emerging thinkers gather to debate
    the ‘morbid symptoms’ of the current moment, from
    precarious work to climate change, and to discuss what
    shape change might take, from ‘the politics of love’ to
    The Interregnum interrogates the future from the
    perspective of the generation who will help shape it.
    Morgan Godfery is a writer and trade unionist based
    in Wellington. He is an online columnist for Overland
    Literary Journal in Australia and a regular book
    reviewer for Fairfax. His writing regularly appears in
    the Guardian and the New Zealand Herald.
    Andrew Dean, Max Harris, Lamia Imam, Chloe King,
    Daniel Kleinsman, Edward Miller, Courtney Sina
    Meredith, Carrie Stoddart-Smith, Wilbur Townsend,
    Holly Walker.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Intro: A Beginner's Guide to Journalism in 21st-Century Aotearoa/NZ
    Intro: A Beginner's Guide to Journalism in 21st-Century Aotearoa/NZ
    ISBN: 9780473266424
    Title: Intro: A Beginner's Guide to Journalism in 21st-Century Aotearoa/NZ

    This textbook covers the topics a new reporter needs to know as they embark on a career in journalism in New Zealand. This includes finding and writing news, reporting specialist rounds, (like politics and sport) radio and TV journalism, media law and ethics. The book embraces the modern digital world, with chapters on web-based reporting, digital news photography and using social media to find and develop stories, There are also chapters on reporting Maori affairs and reporting on diversity. The book has a very practical focus, The chapters are all written by experienced journalism educators and journalists, and include extensive advice from working journalists. The book was commissioned and published by the New Zealand Journalists Training Organisation, the industry body that oversees the training of journalists New Zealand. There are also exercises online for all the book's chapters.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
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