• Astride a Fierce Wind
    Astride a Fierce Wind
    Astride a Fierce Wind is a story of the life of an immigrant and what it means to leave one home behind and cross the world to find another. But it is also the story of a life of a woman who faces huge difficulties and yet chooses instead to see beauty and strength and freedom and love. Huberta Hellendoorn's memoir is a celebration of the Dutch way of life and of her adopted home, Dunedin. It is a tribute to fierce motherhood and firm friendship. A story written with courage and a belief in the transformative power of words.

    ISBN: 9780473395216
    Publication date: 10/05/2017
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Hellendoorn, Huberta
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Barry Brickell Reader: Selected 'Wrertings', Meditations, Outbursts, Decrees and Diversions
    Barry Brickell Reader: Selected 'Wrertings', Meditations, Outbursts, Decrees and Diversions
    "What a fine thing it is to have this full and final show of Barry's wrerterly productivity laid out expansively, matched by a photo-essay that shows Barry doing what he always did most: working, in his own self-made situ. Laid out, too, in the long thin lines he loved to trace, on paper/ canvas, in clay, in the landscape. Curling across the page in those transitional curves that were in fact his strongest formal signature; and the thing that sent the radius of his work out, in the end, to some kind of infinity." - David Craig

    ISBN: 9780947493349
    Publication date: 03/03/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: O'Brien, Gregory
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Battle of Britain Airman to PoW Escapee
    Battle of Britain Airman to PoW Escapee
    ISBN: 9781473890725
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Walker, Angela
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Behind the Tape Life on the Police Frontline
    Behind the Tape Life on the Police Frontline
    New Zealand's top police crisis negotiator reveals the everyday drama of being a cop: the lives saved, the lives lost, and the extreme pressure to perform in tough and confronting circumstances. Lance Burdett was in the police force for 22 years, in a variety of high-level roles: head of the negotiation team; running the 111 call centre; intelligence management; protection squad; and emergency responders. He worked on some of New Zealand's best-known cases, such as the Jan Molenaar case, where Lance was flown in to head the negotiation team, and the George Baker prison hostage negotiation with the man who murdered Liam Ashley. His daily police life included frequent suicide interventions in high-profile cases, which were common call-outs for the negotiation team. Lance talks about the different negotiation styles and challenges these cases demanded. He was involved in Australia/New Zealand anti-terrorism training, and played the role of terrorist over several days on-site. His story shows how quickly you can become indoctrinated and 'hate' your 'enemies'. Lance also underwent FBI training in Washington where he found that New Zealand's negotiation skills held up well. Behind the Tape tells what it's really like to be a cop: the fear, the excitement, the stress, the everyday drama, the skills developed, the lives saved, the lives lost. It's gritty, tough and confronting...

    ISBN: 9781877505607
    Publication date: 01/08/2016
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Burdett, Lance
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Being Chinese A New Zealanders Story
    Being Chinese A New Zealanders Story
    This is the story of a quest I began three decades ago - the search for my Chinese identity. The path I travelled was not linear, and the years brought pain as well as joy. But, while this is a narrative about being Chinese and also a New Zealander, I know that the search for purpose and meaning in life is universal. I hope that others in our culturally diverse society will find their own ways to embark on that same journey.Helene Wong was born in New Zealand in 1949, to parents whose families had emigrated from China one or two generations earlier. Preferring invisibility, she grew up resisting her Chinese identity. But in 1980 she travelled to her father's home village in southern China and came face to face with her ancestral past.What followed was a journey to come to terms with 'being Chinese'. Helene Wong writes eloquently about her New Zealand childhood, about student life in the 1960s, and coming of age in Muldoon's New Zealand. What her Chinese ancestry means to her gradually illuminates the book as it sheds new light on her own life.Drawing on her experience of writing for New Zealand films, she takes the narrative forward through the places of her family's history - the ancestral village of Sha Tou in Zengcheng county, the rural town of Utiku where the Wongs ran a thriving business, the Lower Hutt suburbs of her childhood, and Avalon and Naenae.

    ISBN: 9780947492380
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Wong, Helene
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Being Pakeha Now Reflections and Recollections of a White Native
    Being Pakeha Now Reflections and Recollections of a White Native
    A reprint of Michael King's seminal book on what it means to be a non-Maori New Zealander. First published in 1985, Being Pakeha became a kiwi classic, a strong reply both to Maori who were asserting their own identity and also to Pakeha who were mumbling that they didn't have a strong culture or identity of their own. Being Pakeha Now was updated in 1999 and is being reprinted again with a foreword by Kerry Howe, Professor of History at Massey University and author of The Quest for Origins. Because of Michael's untimely death, this book is the closest we'll have to memoir by this major New Zealand historian and biographer. In Being Pakeha Now Michael King carries the cultural debate forward. While recognising and respecting the place of Maori in New Zealand, he argues that Pakeha too belong inescapably to this country and have no other home. Part memoir, part apologia and part celebration of a country and its peoples, Being Pakeha Now is an exciting and controversial book that travels into the hinterland of the national psyche.

    ISBN: 9780143019565
    Publication date: 03/08/2004
    Price: $36.00
    Author: King, Michael
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.00
  • Black Sails White Rabbits
    Black Sails White Rabbits
    ISBN: 9780473344528
    Price: $30.00
    Author: A.Hall, Kevin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Black Widow How One Woman Got Justice for Her Murdered Brother
    Black Widow How One Woman Got Justice for Her Murdered Brother
    The infamous Black Widow case shocked the nation. An average-looking suburban housewife carefully staged her husband's 'suicide'. At first it looked like she might get away with murder, but then her sister-in-law, Lee-Anne Cartier, became suspicious and started gathering evidence and presenting it to the police. Unfortunately they didn't believe it was enough to get a conviction and signed the death off as suicide. Lee-Anne then drove the case at the inquest and a finding of 'No proof of suicide' was pivotal in getting the police to reopen the case. Helen Milner, who became known as the Black Widow, was eventually convicted of murder and is now serving out her sentence in Arohata Prison. This book tells how Lee-Anne persevered and put together many strands of information to crack the case wide open. Also available as an eBook.

    ISBN: 9780143574309
    Publication date: 01/08/2016
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Cartier, Lee-Anne
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Breaking Ranks
    Breaking Ranks
    Three distinct stories about three distinct men, but with one thing in common - they all paid the price for standing up for what they believed. From a great writer, three great stories about conscience and consequence. This is the story of three men - a doctor, a soldier and a judge. They are men of rare achievement. The doctor has the gift of saving others but not himself. The soldier disobeys orders and abandons his command post in a bid to die with his men. The judge cares more to uphold a principle than save himself from ruin. All three defy convention in a way that exacts a price. The first two, Dr John Saxby and Brigadier Reginald Miles, destroy themselves. The death of the judge, Peter Mahon, is hastened by his stand for truth and justice on behalf of the victims of New Zealand's worst air disaster. "New Zealand seems to have the knack of neutralising those who try to foist moral greatness on their countrymen," James McNeish writes. In Breaking Ranks, the author celebrates three brave men whose guiding spirit - subversion? anarchy? - challenges our assumptions of what it is to be a good New Zealander.

    ISBN: 9781775540908
    Publication date: 01/04/2017
    Price: $35.00
    Author: McNeish, James
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Campbell West-Watson: Boy Bishop to Archbishop
    Campbell West-Watson: Boy Bishop to Archbishop
    ISBN: 9781927167243
    Publication date: 28/02/2018
    Price: $34.99
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Case of the Missing Body
    Case of the Missing Body
    The Case of the Missing Body is the true and unusual story of Lily, who has no sense of her body. She has struggled with the effects of this her whole life. Desperate to try anything to be normal, a nevertheless sceptical Lily agrees to begin work with her physiotherapist in a gymnasium. One extraordinary day, working in the gym, Lily discovers she has shoulder blades. All her life she has thought people only felt their heads, with thoughts trailing along in and behind them. Now she has shoulder blades. There is nothing easy about what is to follow. Neither Patrick (the hysiotherapist) nor Lily could have predicted it. But with help from professionals, the writer of this beautiful, moving memoir becomes her own detective, searching for clues to help her find her own body.

    ISBN: 9781877578311
    Publication date: 14/07/2016
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Powell, Jenny
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Chasing a Dream The Exploration of the Imaginary Pacific
    Chasing a Dream The Exploration of the Imaginary Pacific
    Early Europeans may have believed the world was flat, but by the Middle Ages there was widespread acceptance that it was, in fact, a globe. What remained a mystery, however, was what lay on the "other side". The belief in a vast southern continent went back centuries, and many expeditions set out to find it, sometimes in search of wealth, sometimes to convert its inhabitants to Christianity. This is the story of the voyages into this great unknown, by the Chinese and early Americans, the Dutch, Spanish, French and English; it recounts the exploits of pirates and scientists, and what lead to the debunking of many myths, from the sunken Great Southern Continent, to the idea that in the "antipodes", people walked upside down.

    ISBN: 9781927262795
    Publication date: 09/06/2016
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Dunmore, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
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