• 100 Days Claiming Back New Zealand
    100 Days Claiming Back New Zealand
    This is an epic and engaging read on what has gone wrong with NZ's political and bureaucratic systems, and how the public can regain control over politicians. Brooke advocates the Swiss system of a 100 day public veto of controversial new laws - if the public can muster up enough signatures within three months of a law change to force a referendum, the referendum result is binding on the government. Like New Zealanders, the Swiss don't want to be running to the polls every five minutes on stupid issues, so they save their referendum veto for issues of major concern. The difference between Switzerland and New Zealand is that when it really counts, the Swiss can bring their government to heel. New Zealanders cannot. Regardless of whether you are to the Left or the Right on the political spectrum, the 100 days concept works for you to keep successive governments honest. Just last weekend the Swiss voted to end the practice of multi-million dollar executive pay bonuses to executives whose companies were losing money, in what has been publicised in world media as the toughest crackdown on executive greed anywhere in the world.

    ISBN: 9780987657381
    Price: $15.00
    Author: Brooke, Amy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • 20 Rental Properties in One Year
    20 Rental Properties in One Year
    ISBN: 9780473372293
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Fowler, Graeme
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • 200 Women
    200 Women
    Two hundred women from a variety of backgrounds are asked the same five questions. Their answers are inspiring human stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists, and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional for that, each woman shares her unique replies to questions like "What really matters to you?" and "What would you change in the world if you could?" Interviewees include conservation and animal welfare activist Jane Goodall, actor and human rights advocate Alfre Woodard, along with those who are making a difference behind the scenes around the world, such as Marian Wright Edelman, head of the Children's Defense Fund. Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait, resulting in a volume that is compelling in word and image—and global in its scope and resonance. This landmark book is published to coincide with an immersive traveling exhibition and an interactive website, building on this remarkable, ever-evolving project. With responses ranging from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strength—inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many are fighting for basic freedom and equality.

    ISBN: 9781988516035
    Publication date: 02/10/2017
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Hobday, Ruth
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • 200 Women
    200 Women
    An extraordinary book about equality founded on 200 original and diverse interviews with women from around the world. 'You can't empower women without listening to their stories' Gloria Steinem Famous and unknown, celebrated and marginalised, rich and poor, black and white, leaders, victims, survivors, heroes, saints and sinners. Women who will educate and inspire us, teach us empathy, and bring positive change in a time when so many women and girls are still fighting for basic freedom and equality.Founded on original interviews and accompanying photographic portraits, this landmark book is the realisation of an epic global journey to find two hundred women with diverse backgrounds, and ask them what really matters to them. All two hundred women were photographed against the same background and asked the same five questions. Their answers reveal truth, wisdom, and inspiring stories of success and courage, love and pain, redemption and generosity. From well-known activists, artists and innovators to everyday women whose lives are no less exceptional, each woman shares her unique replies to questions that reveal a human being's deepest motivation, happiness, sadness and hope.Each interview is accompanied by a photographic portrait from award-winning photographer Kieran E. Scott, resulting in a volume that is complelling in both world and image - and global in its scope and resonance. With responses that range from uplifting to heartbreaking, these women offer gifts of empowerment and strenth, inviting us to bring positive change at a time when so many people are fighting for basic feedom and equality. It's a book that confirms what we already know - there are no ordinary women. A percentage of proceeds will be distributed to organisations primarily devoted to protecting and advancing the rights of women.

    ISBN: 9781988516400
    Publication date: 08/11/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Hobday, Ruth
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • 28 Maori Battalion Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force
    28 Maori Battalion Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force
    John Douglas Publishing is delighted to be able to produce this work with kind permission from Manatu Taonga Ministry for Culture & Heritage. This is the official history of one of the greatest fighting infantry units of World War II, the 28(Maori) Battalion. We have done everything possible to ensure the book is as close to the original, printed in 1952. In this history you will read the whole story - how they went overseas from New Zealand in 1940, with the Second Echelon to England, to take part in 'The Battle of Britain'. When the threat of invasion diminished they re-embarked for the Middle East, and arrived in time to take part in the disastrous campaigns in Greece and Crete. Later they fought in the 1941 Libyan Campaign and in the battles in 1942 in defence of Egypt. Later, when the tide changed, they took an active part in the victorious Western Desert Campaign, under Generals Alexander and Montgomery. They finished the war in Italy on the 2nd May 1945.
    In all these many campaigns this Battalion took a great part, often a decisive part, in the fighting, as in the counter-attacks at Maleme and 42nd Street in the Cretan Campaign, or again in the Battle of Tebaga Gap, where gallant and young Ngarimu gained his posthumous Victoria Cross, or in the capture of Takrouna. But as glorious as these battles were, and as gallant and brave as was the Maori part, it is not only of their bravery but what fine fighting men they were. To know and appreciate their great qualities you must understand their background and their tribal traditions. Maori are a fighting race, and according to their traditions and in keeping with the laws of New Zealand, they did not come under the National Service Act, which called up men when they reached the military age. The Maori was always a volunteer. For them it was an honour to serve.

    ISBN: 9780987667519
    Publication date: 20/11/2012
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Cody, J. F. (Joseph Frederick)
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $30.00
  • 9th Floor
    9th Floor
    Based on the acclaimed RNZ podcast series, and including new material, The 9th Floor by journalists Guyon Espiner and Tim Watkin presents in-depth interviews with five former Prime Ministers of New Zealand. Geoffrey Palmer, Mike Moore, Jim Bolger, Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark reflect on their time occupying the prime ministerial offices on the 9th floor of the Beehive. Their recollections amount to a fascinating record of the decisions that shaped modern New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9781988533223
    Publication date: 29/08/2017
    Price: $4.99
    Author: Espiner, Guyon/Watkin, Tim
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $4.99
  • Above the Treeline Nature Guide to the New Zealand Mountains
    Above the Treeline Nature Guide to the New Zealand Mountains
    New Zealand's alpine environment is challenging, not only for the humans who explore it but for the plants and animals that inhabit it. The extremes of temperature, short summers and high rates of erosion make for an uncertain environment, and the flora and fauna have evolved and adapted to it in interesting ways. Above the Treeline: A nature guide to the New Zealand mountains is a guide to the natural history of these fascinating ecosystems. It is the first book to be published that brings together the range of flora and fauna that inhabit the alpine environment. As well as our unique alpine plants, which constitute the majority of the book, this guide includes birds; frogs and lizards; butterflies, moths, grasshoppers, beetles and other invertebrates; and mosses and lichens. An informative introduction is followed by descriptions of more than 850 species, illustrated by approximately 1000 colour photographs. Written by eminent botanist and conservationist Sir Alan Mark, with contributions by Brian Patrick, Rod Morris, Mandy Tocher and David Galloway, this book is an important reference and field guide, and a celebration of the richness of New Zealand's alpine environment.

    ISBN: 9781877517761
    Publication date: 01/01/2013
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Mark, Sir Alan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Accidental Immigrants
    Accidental Immigrants
    When Thomas Powell and his family left Leeds, England, and sailed out to India in the early 1850s, they little realised that within a few years they would be living in New Zealand and facing different futures. By then a widower, Thomas would remarry and become a prominent businessman in Wanganui, his daughter would marry surveyor David Porter and raise a large family. Meanwhile son Wilmot went goldhunting, became a soldier, and then an auctioneer, businessman, newspaper correspondent, poet and borough councillor. The accidental immigrants - along with a growing family of young Powells born in their home town - played major roles in the formation of a New Zealand city.

    ISBN: 9780473396589
    Publication date: 01/08/2017
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Ewan, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • After Cleo Came Jonah
    After Cleo Came Jonah
    Some say your previous cat chooses their successor. If so, what in cat heaven's name was Helen Brown's beloved Cleo thinking when she sent a crazy kitten like Jonah? When Cleo died, Helen Brown swore she'd never get another kitten. But after she was diagnosed with breast cancer an unscheduled visit to a pet shop resulted in the explosive arrival of a feisty kitten called Jonah. Like Cleo, Jonah possessed great energy and charm. But unlike Cleo, he often morphed into a highly strung and capricious escape artist. Still, as Helen recovered from a mastectomy, he also proved to be a healer in his own right. While struggling to deal with her own mortality, Helen helped arrange her son Rob's wedding, completed her international best-seller, Cleo, and was confronted with her eldest daughter Lydia's determination to abandon university studies to embark on a spiritual life. Lydia's desire to become a Buddhist nun in war-torn Sri Lanka was matched only by Jonah's yearning to be an outdoor cat in a decidedly indoor-cat neighbourhood.
    After Cleo is a warm, wise and often funny account of the highs and lows of mother-daughter relationships, the impact of a potentially life-threatening illness, and an often kooky - some might say deranged - cat called Jonah.

    ISBN: 9781743314210
    Publication date: 01/03/2013
    Price: $10.00
    Author: Brown, Helen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
  • After Everest Inside the Private World of Edmund Hillary
    After Everest Inside the Private World of Edmund Hillary
    'Well if you have a big life, a lot of stuff happens. Dad had a big life.' - Peter Hillary. Edmund Hillary is a towering figure among adventurers. His conquest of Everest and his dedication to the welfare of the Nepalese people is well known. While much has been written about what Sir Edmund Hillary did, 'Ed', the man behind the legend, is less well known in large part because he controlled how his story was told. The years leading up to Everest and the other great adventures are remarkable enough, but it is the drama of Ed's later years that throws light onto the world of the private man: the death of his wife and daughter in an air crash, his remarriage to the widow of an old friend, and, finally, the falling out, after his own death, of family members and those in his inner circle. Ed's image was that of a simple, straightforward man, but in reality he was a complex bundle of paradoxes. He was an individualist who always worked with a team; a young loner who came to be loved by millions; a sometimes distant father who was seen as a surrogate parent by thousands of Nepalese; and a left-leaning thinker who accepted the highest order of chivalry from Queen Elizabeth II.
    This is the story of the man behind the legend.

    ISBN: 9781877505201
    Publication date: 12/10/2012
    Price: $15.00
    Author: Little, Paul
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Akaroa Cocksfoot: King of Grasses
    Akaroa Cocksfoot: King of Grasses
    ISBN: 9781927145630
    Price: $15.00
    Author: Wood, Vaughan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Alice What Have You Done the Case of Alice May Parkinson
    Alice What Have You Done the Case of Alice May Parkinson
    Napier, 1915: Alice May Parkinson shoots and kills her lover. Her trial and its aftermath cause controversy throughout New Zealand. Is she a feminist heroine or a callous killer...or simply a desperate woman who ran out of choices? This is her story.

    ISBN: 9781927242605
    Publication date: 01/09/2014
    Price: $10.00
    Author: Markwell, Carol
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
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