• Invisible Load: A Guide to Overcoming Stress & Overwhelm
    Invisible Load: A Guide to Overcoming Stress & Overwhelm
    ISBN: 9780473481841
    Title: Invisible Load: A Guide to Overcoming Stress & Overwhelm
    Author: WEAVER LIBBY

    It¿s common today to hear people talk about how they feel overwhelmed. There are also plenty who put on a brave face, when behind closed doors it¿s a different story.
    Where is this stress coming from? Is it really our tasks, duties and responsibilities¿or is it something deeper? And why are stress levels continuing to rise?
    The answer: our invisible loads.
    Our invisible load is the stress we carry, that no one sees, that drives how we think and feel. From the physical load on our body, to the emotional load in our mind, this invisible load is what really sits at the heart of our stress. And until we learn to unpack this, reducing our experience of stress will be almost impossible.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Invisible Wounds: A Guide for Women in Abusive Relationships
    Invisible Wounds: A Guide for Women in Abusive Relationships
    ISBN: 9780473529840
    Title: Invisible Wounds: A Guide for Women in Abusive Relationships
    Author: DOUGLAS KAY

    From her own personal and professional journey, Kay Douglas has written a powerful and compassionate guide for women who find themselves in an abusive relationship, or are recovering from one.

    Invisible Wounds will help New Zealand women to identify abuse in their intimate relationships, realise its impact on themselves and their children, and to make changes. A new updated version of a much loved book. Since it was first published Invisible Wounds has helped thousands of New Zealand women. Moving and inspiring quotes are included throughout Invisible Wounds from the stories of 50 New Zealand women who have lived through abusive relationships. Includes sections for family and friends and counsellors.

    Foreword written by Stephanie Dowrick, and endorsed by several well-known therapists and authors who specialise in this field, including Lundy Bancroft.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Is It Bedtime Yet? Parenting ... the Hilarious, the Hair-Raising, the Heart-breaking
    Is It Bedtime Yet? Parenting ... the Hilarious, the Hair-Raising, the Heart-breaking
    ISBN: 9780143772835
    Title: Is It Bedtime Yet? Parenting ... the Hilarious, the Hair-Raising, the Heart-breaking

    The experience of parenthood is different for everyone. And every day can be different too. Read a hilarious and moving collection of perspectives from the well-loved Emily Writes and her friends. Some of them are experienced writers, others have put pen to paper for the first time. If it takes a village to raise a child, then this writing comes from the whole village. Yet every experience is a real one, and you will feel the joy, the horror, the love and the heart-ache as you read about birthday parties, vasectomies, hugs, hospitals and, of course, sleepless nights.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Island Time
    Island Time
    ISBN: 9781988533537
    Title: Island Time
    Author: SALESA DAMON

    The task of living in modern New Zealand – and especially in modern Auckland – is not just to understand how to live with different peoples, but how to adapt to the future that has already happened.

    New Zealand is a nation that exists on Pacific Islands, but does not, will not, perhaps cannot, see itself as a Pacific Island nation. Yet turning to the Pacific, argues Damon Salesa, enables us to grasp a fuller understanding of what life is really like on these shores.

    After all, Salesa argues, in many ways New Zealand’s Pacific future has already happened. Setting a course through the ‘islands’ of Pacific life in New Zealand – Otara, Tokoroa, Porirua, Oamaru and beyond – he charts a country becoming ‘even more Pacific by the hour’. What would it mean, this far-sighted book asks, for New Zealand to recognise its Pacific talent and finally act like a Pacific nation?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Its in the Post!: Awesome Letterboxes from Around NZ
    Its in the Post!: Awesome Letterboxes from Around NZ
    ISBN: 9781988538426
    Title: Its in the Post!: Awesome Letterboxes from Around NZ
    Author: REID RACHAEL

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
  • Jacinda Ardern: I Know This to Be True: On Kindness, Empathy & Strength
    Jacinda Ardern: I Know This to Be True: On Kindness, Empathy & Strength
    ISBN: 9781990003035
    Title: Jacinda Ardern: I Know This to Be True: On Kindness, Empathy & Strength

    'I Know This to Be True' is a global five-year project founded on original interviews to inspire a new generation of leaders. Truth, wisdom, inspiration and what really matters for the most inspiring leaders of our time. Politician, feminist and champion for social equality, Jacinda Ardern epitomizes the modern leader. In this warm and candid interview, the fortieth Prime Minister of New Zealand discusses her childhood growing up in rural Aotearoa New Zealand, her journey into politics, and the lessons she has learned along the way. From her thoughts on climate change and women's rights, to the horrific Christchurch mosque attacks, she reflects on the matters and moments that have impacted her most. With sincerity and insight, she highlights the importance of kindness, compassion and inclusivity, while stressing the need for authenticity in a fast-paced and highly digitized world. At once inspiring and uplifting, her words are a compelling reminder of our shared humanity and a call to action to young leaders and activists around the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $20.00
  • Jobs, Robots & Us: Why The Future of Work in NZ Is In Our Hands
    Jobs, Robots & Us: Why The Future of Work in NZ Is In Our Hands
    ISBN: 9781988545882
    Title: Jobs, Robots & Us: Why The Future of Work in NZ Is In Our Hands

    Could millions of jobs soon be eliminated by artificial intelligence and robots? From driverless cars to digital assistants, it seems the world of work is on the cusp of a technological revolution that is generating hopes and fears alike. But are the robots really knocking at the door? And what does all this mean for New Zealanders?

    In this far-sighted and lucid book, Kinley Salmon explores the future of work in New Zealand. He interrogates common predictions about a jobless future and explores what might happen to workers in New Zealand as automation becomes more widespread. This book also asks big questions about the power we have to shape technological progress and to influence how robots and artificial intelligence are adopted. It sketches out two bold alternative futures for New Zealand – and suggests what it might take, and what we might risk, to pursue each of them. It is time, Salmon argues, to start debating and choosing the future we want for New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Journey Towards Justice
    Journey Towards Justice
    ISBN: 9780947492533
    Title: Journey Towards Justice
    Author: WORKMAN KIM

    This illustrated memoir presents his rich narrative of a life lived through periods of personal and political change and upheaval. It tells his remarkable story: from early years growing up in the Wairarapa to working as a police officer during the 1960s and 70s, from his public service roles that included being head of prisons in the early 1990s to his emergence as a passionate advocate for radical justice reform. Workman’s story is fascinating and insightful, but above all it is honest, dealing with struggle, spirituality and questions of cultural identity.

    This is a powerful first-hand account of state and social forces that have helped shape contemporary New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Kaitiaki o te Po: Essays
    Kaitiaki o te Po: Essays
    ISBN: 9780994134592
    Title: Kaitiaki o te Po: Essays

    It’s funny how often I forget the power of stories

    In these brilliant and wide-ranging essays John-Paul Powley harnesses the power of stories to tell us about ourselves and where we come from. Acting as ‘kaitiaki o te po,’ a caretaker of history and memory, Powley combines memoir with history and cultural criticism to create essays that expand far beyond the simply personal.

    Topics that he tackles with intelligence, deep thinking, and often wit, include the untimely death of a friend; a school field trip around India; how the murder of Karl Völkner by a small number of men meant land confiscation for an entire iwi; how our history plays out in our present, especially for Maori; growing up as a sensitive boy in a patriarchal society; his experiences of being a high-school Dean and trying help the ‘difficult’ kids; and why young men, such as Keats and grunge rockers, are perhaps not the best people to give you advice on how to live your life after all. But, just describing the topics of these essays cannot capture their depth and poetry – the myriad of connections that Powley makes between one thing and another creates richness and resonances.

    Heart-breaking, hopeful and often blackly hilarious, Kaitiaki o te Po is a powerful debut of an arresting new voice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Kat Wolfe Investigates #1 Wolfe & Lamb
    Kat Wolfe Investigates #1 Wolfe & Lamb
    ISBN: 9781509871223
    Title: Kat Wolfe Investigates #1 Wolfe & Lamb
    Author: ST JOHN LAUREN

    After a break-in at their London home, Kat Wolfe and her veterinary-surgeon mum decide it's time to move to the country. Dr Wolfe's new job in idyllic Bluebell Bay on Dorset's Jurassic Coast comes with a condition: they have to adopt Tiny, a huge, near-wild Savannah, who resists Kat's best attempts at cat whispering. When she starts a pet-sitting agency to make pocket money, her troubles escalate. The owner of her first client, an Amazon parrot, vanishes from his fortified, gadget-filled mansion, leaving a half-packed suitcase and a mysterious parcel. The only person who shares Kat's conviction that he's the victim of foul play is Harper Lamb, the American daughter of a palaeontology professor. A language and coding whizz, Harper is laid up with two broken legs thanks to her racehorse, the 'Pocket Rocket' - Kat's newest client. What starts out as mystery-solving holiday fun quickly turns deadly for Wolfe and Lamb. When all clues point to an army base, can they count on their unruly animal friends to save the day - and their lives?Kat Wolfe Investigates is the first in a compelling middle-grade mystery series from bestselling author Lauren St John

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $18.00
  • Kia Whakanuia te Whenua: People Place Landscape
    Kia Whakanuia te Whenua: People Place Landscape
    ISBN: 9780473532376
    Title: Kia Whakanuia te Whenua: People Place Landscape
    Author: HILL CAROLYN

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Kiwi Speak
    Kiwi Speak
    ISBN: 9780143772231
    Title: Kiwi Speak
    Author: BROWN JUSTIN

    Do you speak Nu Zild?

    In Kiwi Speak, bestselling author Justin Brown eavesdrops at the dinner table, the school yard, the farm and the sports club to bring us an entertaining dictionary of phrases and expressions - the often hilarious, sometimes baffling New Zealandisms we use in everyday life.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
  • Know Your NZ Trees
    Know Your NZ Trees
    ISBN: 9781869660987
    Title: Know Your NZ Trees

    This beginner's guide from the authoritative pen of Lawrie Metcalf forms an easy-to-grasp introduction to over 80 of New Zealand's best-known trees. Though free of jargon and extraneous information, the text is lucid and packed with all the key facts on shape and appearance, foliage, blossom and fruit details that will enable the layperson to identify the species they commonly see in bush, reserve and beyond. Each entry is accompanied by a succinct data panel and a full-page, full-colour portrait photograph - plus on occasion, detail photographs of fruit, flowers, etc.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Ko Taranaki Te Maunga
    Ko Taranaki Te Maunga
    ISBN: 9781988545288
    Title: Ko Taranaki Te Maunga

    In 1881, colonial troops invaded the village of Parihaka on the Taranaki coast. In an attempt to quell the non-violent direct action taken by the community against land confiscations, the government sent over 1500 troops into the village. Many people were expelled, buildings destroyed, and chiefs Te Whiti o Rongomai and Tohu Kakahi were jailed.In this BWB Text, Rachel Buchanan tells her own, deeply personal story of Parihaka. Beginning with the death of her father, a man with affiliations to many of Taranakis eight iwi, she describes her connection to Taranaki, the land and mountain, and the impact of confiscation. Buchanan discusses the apologies and settlements that have taken place since te pahuatanga, the invasion of Parihaka. Lastly, she considers what history and historical time might look like from a Taranaki Maori perspective, and analyses the unfolding negotiations for the return of Mt Taranaki.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary
    Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary
    ISBN: 9780994136497
    Title: Kuwi & Friends Maori Picture Dictionary

    Beginners Maori Language Picture Dictionary, for the Whole Family. From the #1 bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi series, Kat Merewether, comes a large scale, stunningly illustrated visual dictionary. Full of over 1000 basic words in te reo Maori and English, perfect for every New Zealander.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Landfall 237: Autumn 2019
    Landfall 237: Autumn 2019
    ISBN: 9781988531731
    Title: Landfall 237: Autumn 2019
    Author: NEALE EMMA (ED)

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Late Love
    Late Love
    ISBN: 9780947492892
    Title: Late Love

    Most of the time I have no idea what to do with them or what to say in response to them.

    Award-winning New Zealand poet Glenn Colquhoun is also a doctor who works with struggling young people at the margins, painfully aware of the limits of his role. In this BWB Text he offers penetrating insight into the little he feels he is able to achieve as a GP and youth worker. It is, he says, a song of redemption.

    Doctors are pompous. It is one of our strengths. But when I listen to a patient for any length of time I am reduced. They seem much more expert in their lives than I – and any desire for me to be glib shrinks away.

    Colquhoun’s account builds to radical proposals for New Zealand’s primary health care, designed to reconnect our health system with the more vulnerable and less resourced parts of our society.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Leadership Material: How Personal Experience Shapes Executive Presence
    Leadership Material: How Personal Experience Shapes Executive Presence
    ISBN: 9781473696051
    Title: Leadership Material: How Personal Experience Shapes Executive Presence
    Author: JONES DIANA

    Many leaders take great care to separate their personal qualities from their professional identity. Diana Jones, an executive coach for 30-years, argues that this is unwise. In fact, 'soft' skills - empathy, compassion, and authentic communication - are derived from personal experience, and are both powerful and essential to enhancing executive presence, influencing others and achieving results.

    Through compelling stories and examples taken directly from Jones's coaching sessions with experienced leaders, readers will learn how to make enduring behavioural changes that will produce better business results and create alignment among disparate groups using empathy and leadership language.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life
    Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life
    ISBN: 9781472103536
    Title: Legacy: What the All Blacks Can Teach Us About the Business of Life
    Author: KERR JAMES

    Champions do extra. They sweep the sheds. They follow the spearhead. They keep a blue head. They are good ancestors. In "Legacy," bestselling author James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world s most successful sporting team, the legendary All Blacks of New Zealand, to reveal 15 powerful and practical lessons for leadership and business." Legacy" is a unique, inspiring handbook for leaders in all fields, and asks: What are the secrets of success sustained success? How do you achieve world-class standards, day after day, week after week, year after year? How do you handle pressure? How do you train to win at the highest level? What do you leave behind you after you re gone? What will be your legacy?"

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Let the Southern Light Erase Your Name
    Let the Southern Light Erase Your Name
    ISBN: 9780473351595
    Title: Let the Southern Light Erase Your Name

    Part memoir, part degenerative-motor-neuron-essay, part photography. Ltd ed. of 100 copies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Letters to Young People
    Letters to Young People
    ISBN: 9780473518813
    Title: Letters to Young People

    In this collection of poetry Glenn Colquhoun writes to the young people he works with at the Horowhenua Health Service. Tender and poignant, wondering and wry, here his words become small scissors, knives, bandages and balms. Gathered together they represent an inventory of one doctor's consultations taken home, responses to those moments he might have woken in the night and wished he had said things better.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Living & Caring: A Guide for Carers & People with Parkinson's
    Living & Caring: A Guide for Carers & People with Parkinson's
    ISBN: 9781869665272
    Title: Living & Caring: A Guide for Carers & People with Parkinson's

    This book is for people with Parkinson¿s and the people who care for them ¿ husbands, wives, civil union partners, children, friends and neighbours. Living and Caring considers `caring¿ in all its complexity and offers readers the opportunity to share the experiences of both people with Parkinson¿s and their caregivers, and their reactions to a wide range of challenges. It draws on the personal experiences of over forty people living with Parkinson¿s; sharing their journeys to help readers navigate theirs. The anonymous quotes in Living and Caring allow people with Parkinson¿s and their carers to be totally frank about their feelings, struggles and insights. By covering the care partnership from both sides of the caring coin, readers can be sympathetic to each other¿s perspectives and work together on solutions for each unique relationship and situation. It is organised by subject so readers can dip into topics as they become relevant, as the progression of Parkinson¿s varies so widely from person to person.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Living by the Moon - Te Maramataka O Te Whanau-a-apanui
    Living by the Moon - Te Maramataka O Te Whanau-a-apanui
    ISBN: 9781775501244
    Title: Living by the Moon - Te Maramataka O Te Whanau-a-apanui

    The dependence of Te Whanau-a-Apanui ancestors on the environment led them to closely study the changes and cycles in nature so they could ensure their survival in their tribal area. Knowledge of aspects such as the sea conditions and best planting and harvesting times at each day of the month were carefully observed and remembered and community activities were arranged according to the phases of the moon. This book records this traditional knowledge, handed down orally and through practical demonstration to Te Whanau-a-Apanui elders by their forebears, and from them to the next generations.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Living with the Climate Crisis
    Living with the Climate Crisis
    ISBN: 9781988587530
    Title: Living with the Climate Crisis
    Author: DOIG TOM (EDITOR)

    If much of the world can work together to beat a deadly pandemic, imagine what might happen if we turned our collective energy to tackling the climate crisis.

    The devastating summer of Australian bush fires underlined the terrifying sense of a world pushed to the brink. Then came Covid-19, and with it another dramatic shift. Fears have been raised that the all-consuming effort to control the pandemic will distract us from the long-term challenge of limiting catastrophic climate change. At the same time, many people are hoping for a post-pandemic ‘new normal’: a cleaner, greener, fairer and safer world.

    This BWB Text brings together researchers, commentators, activists and writers to bear witness to the current crisis. What life-changing events have they experienced as individuals deeply engaged in climate issues? What are people fearing and hoping for in the uncertain years to come?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Lockdown Tales from Aotearoa
    Lockdown Tales from Aotearoa
    ISBN: 9781877375651
    Title: Lockdown Tales from Aotearoa
    Author: VARIOUS

    Like scenes from a science fiction novel, COVID-19 spread like a dark storm across planet Earth. When the virus came to the faraway islands of Aotearoa New Zealand, the nation’s team of five million went into lockdown. Nineteen of the best graphic and comic artists from around Aotearoa New Zealand have created stories to mark this time. Featuring work by… Alex Cara, Hana Chatani, Li Chen, Miriama Grace-Smith, Sloane Hong, Ruby Jones, Sarah Laing, Sarah Lund, Toby Morris, Sharon Murdoch, Ross Murray, Ant Sang, Coco Solid, Anthony Stocking (Deadface Comics), Mat Tait, Jessica Thompson Carr (Maori Mermaid), Zak Waipara, Tokerau Wilson and Jem Yoshioka!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $35.00
  • Loss Adjustment
    Loss Adjustment
    ISBN: 9781927249703
    Title: Loss Adjustment

    Linda Collins gets up on a Monday morning, dresses for work, makes coffee and goes into her daughter Victoria’s bedroom. Why hasn’t Vicky got up yet? It’s an important day: the start of the second term of her final year at school. Today she will hear her latest exam results.

    The bedroom is empty.

    So begins every parent’s worst nightmare. Collins, a New Zealand journalist based in Singapore, writes with startling candour about her daughter’s suicide: the secrets she kept from her parents, the revelations in the personal journals she left behind, and the struggle of Collins and Malcolm McLeod, Victoria’s father, to find answers in the midst of enormous grief.

    How, they ask themselves, could they have missed the signs? What did the counsellors at Victoria’s school know about her state of mind? Did her school friends have any idea how desperate she was? And above all, why would a beautiful, talented, much loved young woman take her own life?

    Loss Adjustment is a wake-up call. New Zealand has the highest suicide rate for teenagers among the world’s wealthy developed countries. Most of those who kill themselves are, like Victoria McLeod, aged 15 to 19. Linda Collins examines the tragedy of teenage suicide from her profoundly personal viewpoint, while Victoria’s journals, uncovered after her death, give an incredibly valuable insight into the unseen stresses and anxieties suffered by many teenagers.

    It’s hard to imagine a book about suicide being a page-turner but I couldn’t put it down.

    —Lucy O’Hagan, NZ Doctor

    Loss Adjustment will make you cry but it will also give you insights into depression, the teenage brain and societal expectations.

    —Rebecca Priestley, winner,
    PM’s Award for Science Communication

    Brave and compelling – a gifted writer

    —Martin Edmond

    Linda Collins has written a page-turning book. Her daughter’s character and talent are writ large on every page.
    —Jennifer Ward-Lealand

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Lost & Gone Away
    Lost & Gone Away
    ISBN: 9781869408404
    Title: Lost & Gone Away
    Author: JENNER LYNN

    An excavation of loss, in four parts, Lost and Gone Away also plumbs the ability of literature to contain, refresh and explore. Between 2010 and 2014 Lynn Jenner made several related emotional and intellectual investigations. Lost and Gone Away is the record of these: a fascinating, ambitious hybrid text of nonfiction, prose poems and poetry. The book traverses the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake; samples and sifts through the lost and recovered detritus of the ancient world; radiates its attention out from that epicentre of loss, the Point Last Seen, from which all searches begin; and quietly, devastatingly, explores how one might think and write about the Holocaust, from far away. More than a year ago a friend, who speaks five languages and reads several more, told me it would not be possible to write about the Holocaust from New Zealand. There's so little to say here, she said. You should go to Europe. But this is where I am, I said. That is the problem. This is where I am from, this is who I am, and this is where I am.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Love Notes For a Politics of Love
    Love Notes For a Politics of Love
    ISBN: 9781590565889
    Title: Love Notes For a Politics of Love

    In Love Notes, a collection of articles, essays, and presentations, Philip McKibbin introduces the Politics of Love and explores the possibilities of this emerging theory. The Politics of Love affirms the importance of love and reimagines our relationships: to ourselves, each other, non-human animals, and the natural environment. This love is inclusive, critical, generous, and constructive. Instead of a politics of fear and distrust, of separation and narrow-mindedness, the Politics of Love presents a new vision that extends beyond individuals, families, the nation state, and even human beings: it is love that will bring about justice for other species, and it may also enable us to address climate change.

    This book presents an intellectual journey; it charts a course for the future, and invites you to help take the Politics of Love forward.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $43.00

  • Love Your Career From the Start
    Love Your Career From the Start
    ISBN: 9781877429293
    Title: Love Your Career From the Start

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Luminous Moments
    Luminous Moments
    ISBN: 9781927277492
    Title: Luminous Moments

    Acknowledged internationally for his ground-breaking scientific research in the field of magnetic resonance, Sir Paul Callaghan was a scientist and visionary with a rare gift for promoting science to a wide audience. He was named New Zealander of the Year in 2011. His death in early 2012 robbed New Zealand of an inspirational leader. PAUL CALLAGHAN: LUMINOUS MOMENTS brings together some of his most significant writing. Whether he describes his childhood in Wanganui, reflects on discovering the beauty of science, sets out New Zealand s future potential or discusses the experience of fatherhood, Sir Paul Callaghan offers eloquent narratives that will endure in this country s literature. Meeting with the cancer that ended his life, he documents for us all ways of living well in the face of illness. As his daughter Catherine writes in her moving foreword: 'He became his own scientific experiment.'

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Map for the Heart: Ida Valley Essays
    Map for the Heart: Ida Valley Essays
    ISBN: 9781988592565
    Title: Map for the Heart: Ida Valley Essays

    To live in Central Otago is to come to terms with the dominance of nature. Writer Jillian Sullivan set out to walk the hills and mountains of the Ida Valley where she lives, and follow the Manuherekia River from the mountains to its confluence with the Clutha/Mata-au. Her aim was to explore not only the land and river for themselves, but the ways in which we grow in intimacy with where we live; how our histories, and those of the people who went before us, our experiences of loss and love, our awakening to what is around us, bring us closer to community – closer to a meaningful life. Map for the Heart is a haunting collection of essays braiding history and memoir with environmentalism, amid an awareness of the seasonal fluctuations of light and wind, heat and snow, plants and creatures, and the lives and work of locals. In writing that is psychologically nurturing and deeply attentive to all that’s around, Sullivan leads readers to the core of the questions that persist throughout a life: who to love, how to love, how to be independent and yet how to live a moral life that also cares for others. The land reminds us, she writes, that we are not in charge. We are only a part of this world, and privileged to be here. Moving and yet restrained, poetic and spiritual yet unsentimental, Map for the Heart is a deeply satisfying collection of writing.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Matter of Fact: Talking Truth in a Post-Truth World
    Matter of Fact: Talking Truth in a Post-Truth World
    ISBN: 9781988545387
    Title: Matter of Fact: Talking Truth in a Post-Truth World

    We may be in the golden age of information, with access to more facts than ever before. Yet in the time of fake news and post-truth politics, it seems that conspiracy and rumour spread faster than ever and are even harder to debunk. Battling over facts can be exhausting and polarising. For those committed to distinguishing misinformation from good information – how do we convincingly explain the difference?

    Jess Berentson-Shaw tackles these questions head-on. In A Matter of Fact she explores the science of communicating and presents innovative ways to talk effectively (and empathetically) about contentious information. The discussion is based on contemporary examples such as immunisation, the gender pay gap, and climate change. A Matter of Fact is both an informative guide to constructive communication and a passionate reminder of the importance of finding what matters to all of us.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Matters of the Heart: a History of Interracial Marriage in Nz
    Matters of the Heart: a History of Interracial Marriage in Nz
    ISBN: 9781869407315
    Title: Matters of the Heart: a History of Interracial Marriage in Nz

    A history of the intimate relations between Maori and Pakeha, and the intersections of public policy and private life. 'Exploring a surprisingly unspoken part of New Zealand's history, Wanhalla's book is, by turns, heart-warming and heart-rending. Love, when it comes with colonial strings, can hurt. This important book, with its detailed research and long time span, tells why. It is powerful history.' - Charlotte Macdonald Philip Soutar died at Ypres in 1917. Before becoming a soldier, Soutar's life revolved around his farm at Whakatane, where he lived with his Maori wife Kathleen Pine in an 'as-you-please marriage, uncelebrated by a clergyman'. Matters of the Heart introduces us to couples like Philip and Kathleen to unravel the long history of interracial relationships in New Zealand. That history runs from whalers and traders marrying into Maori families in the early nineteenth century through to the growth of interracial marriages in the later twentieth. It stretches from common law marriages and Maori customary marriages to formal arrangements recognised by church and state. And that history runs the gamut of official reactions -- from condemnation of interracial immorality or racial treason to celebration of New Zealand's unique intermarriage patterns as a sign of us being 'one people' with the 'best race relations in the world'. In the history of intimate relations between Maori and Pakeha, public policy and private life were woven together. Matters of the Heart reveals much about how Maori and Pakeha have lived together in this country and our changing attitudes to race, marriage and intimacy.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Maui Street
    Maui Street
    ISBN: 9781988545486
    Title: Maui Street

    Morgan Godfery is one of New Zealand’s most energising young thinkers. Precociously talented, in just a few short years he has become a leading voice in the country’s social and political life. Starting out under his own banner, ‘Maui Street’, his writing now appears across a range of national and international publications. This curated selection brings together the best of Godfery’s writing, spanning topics from racism to rugby, from Disney to decolonisation, and from Kawerau to West Papua. Read together, the collection charts the emergence of a major New Zealand voice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Medical Cannabis
    Medical Cannabis
    ISBN: 9781988550077
    Title: Medical Cannabis

    Not really sure what medical cannabis actually is? Confused by the difference between THC and CBD? Then this book is for you, an easy-to-read guide to the potential benefits and risks of using cannabis as a medicine.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Men Making Changes
    Men Making Changes
    ISBN: 9780473529789
    Title: Men Making Changes
    Author: DOUGLAS KAY

    Men Making Changes will help New Zealand men to become the partners and fathers they want to be, and that their families long for them to be.

    A practical, strength-based book for men to create lasting change. Includes information, checklists, strategies for change and self-reflection questions. 30 New Zealand men who have worked at changing destructive behaviour were interviewed for Men Making Changes. Their stories, insights and guidance are woven throughout.

    There is a special section of guidance for women readers who are living with partners who use destructive behaviour and a chapter on children and parenting. Men Making Changes is endorsed by several well-known overseas therapists and authors.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Missing Persons: Twelve Extraordinary Tales of Death & Disappearance in NZ
    Missing Persons: Twelve Extraordinary Tales of Death & Disappearance in NZ
    ISBN: 9781775540847
    Title: Missing Persons: Twelve Extraordinary Tales of Death & Disappearance in NZ

    Twelve extraordinary tales of disappearance: a collection of true crime writing by New Zealand's award-winning master of non-fiction.

    Former journalist Murray Mason, found dead in the Auckland Domain; the mysterious death of Socksay Chansy, found dead in a graveyard by the sea; the tragic disappearance of backpacker Grace Millane, victim of public enemy #1; the enduring mystery of the Lundy family murders... These are stories about how some New Zealanders go missing - the wrong person in the wrong place at the wrong time.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Moral Truth: 150 Years of Investigative Journalism in NZ
    Moral Truth: 150 Years of Investigative Journalism in NZ
    ISBN: 9780994141583
    Title: Moral Truth: 150 Years of Investigative Journalism in NZ

    New Zealand has a long and rich tradition of journalism that holds power to account, and that goes beyond allegation and denial to reveal hidden truths. That journalism also bears witness and investigates ideas, exposes systemic problems and insists on government action, and goes beyond allegation and denial to get to the truth of issues. This compelling anthology of pieces, dating from the war in the Waikato to recent investigations, features the work of some of this country's finest investigative journalists, from Robyn Hyde and Pat Booth to Sandra Coney and Phillida Bunkle, Mike White, Jon Stephenson, Nicky Hager and Phil Kitchin.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Mountains to Sea: Solving NZ's Freshwater Crisis
    Mountains to Sea: Solving NZ's Freshwater Crisis
    ISBN: 9781988545431
    Title: Mountains to Sea: Solving NZ's Freshwater Crisis
    Author: JOY MIKE

    The state of New Zealand’s freshwater has become an urgent public issue in recent years. From across the political spectrum, concern is growing about the pollution of New Zealand’s rivers and streams. We all know they need ?xing. But how do we do it?

    In Mountains to Sea, leading ecologist Mike Joy teams up with thinkers from all walks of life to consider how we can solve New Zealand’s freshwater crisis. The book covers a wide range of topics, including food production, public health, economics and Maori narratives of water. Mountains to Sea offers new perspectives on this intractable problem.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • My Body, My Business: NZ Sex Workers in an Era of Change
    My Body, My Business: NZ Sex Workers in an Era of Change
    ISBN: 9781988531328
    Title: My Body, My Business: NZ Sex Workers in an Era of Change

    In My Body, My Business, 11 former and current New Zealand sex workers speak frankly, in their own voices, about their lives in and out of the sex industry. Their stories are by turns eye-opening, poignant, heartening, disturbing and compelling. Based on a series of oral history interviews by Caren Wilton, My Body, My Business includes the stories of female, male and transgender workers; Māori and Pākehā; street workers, workers in massage parlours and upmarket brothels, escorts, strippers, private workers and dominatrices, spanning a period from the 1960s to today. Three of the 11 interviewees still work in the industry. Several have been involved with the New Zealand Prostitutes Collective, including long-time national co-ordinator Dame Catherine Healy. Four transgender interviewees tell their stories here, helping to demystify the history of New Zealands transgender community, about which little has been published. Caren Wilton prefaces the book with an introductory essay about the New Zealand sex industry, which in recent times has seen a lot of changes, the most profound being the decriminalisation of prostitution in 2003. Fifteen years on, New Zealand remains the only country in the world to have decriminalised its sex industry. This engaging and highly readable book looks at what the changes have meant for the nations sex workers. Wiltons interviews are here complemented by 16 luminous, reflective and multi-layered photographs by Madeleine Slavick. My Body, My Business allows the women, men and transgender workers of New Zealands sex industry to speak for themselves, telling vivid, compelling stories in fresh, lively voices.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $45.00
1 .. 2 3 4 5 6 .. 8