• 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
  • 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: $39.99
    Author: Espiner, Guyon/Watkin, Tim
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • 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
  • All Fall Down Christchurchs Lost Chimneys
    All Fall Down Christchurchs Lost Chimneys
    A house without a chimney doesn't really look like a home. Yet thousands of Christchurch houses no longer have a chimney after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. The streets look strangely different without their familiar vertical accents. While this book was prompted by the Christchurch earthquake of September 2010, its author has long had a fascination with chimneys. He grew up in the smoggy Christchurch of the 1950s, not far from the Gasworks, and brick chimneys were all around him, both industrial and domestic, silhouetted against the red winter sunsets. He then noted the variety of British and European chimney pots seen on his travels, and realised that Christchurch had its own unique type, the Homebush pot. The book was first written over the summer of 2010, but then came the devastating February 2011 earthquake, with serious loss of life, and text and photographs alike had to be revisited. Many of the chimneys photographed after September were destroyed in February. This book is a visual history of Christchurch chimneys - domestic, commercial and industrial, most of which no longer exist.
    While noting the quirky and unusual, it also attempts to document the typical styles of successive periods, from late Victorian to Art Deco and the latest versions on new houses, that serve as reminders of the diverse heritage of the European chimney.

    ISBN: 9781927145104
    Edition: 1
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Rice, Geoffrey
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Animals in Emergencies Learning from the Christchurch Earthquake
    Animals in Emergencies Learning from the Christchurch Earthquake
    ISBN: 9781927145500
    Publication date: 13/12/2014
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Potts, Annie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Antipodeans
    Antipodeans
    Beginning with the return to Venice of an old and sick man determined to confront his past, and accompanied by his daughter who is escaping hers, The Antipodeans spans three generations of a New Zealand family and their interaction with three families of Northern Italy.

    ISBN: 9781927262030
    Price: $37.99
    Author: McGee, Greg
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Apartment Living New Zealand
    Apartment Living New Zealand
    As housing pressures continue unabated, singles, couples and families are finding innovative solutions in heritage buildings, purpose-built developments and spaces creatively fashioned out of disused commercial interiors. Apartment Living New Zealand celebrates the diversity on offer with this increasingly popular style of living. Beautifully photographed and thoughtfully written, the follow-up to the best-selling Small House Living champions an emerging style of housing that delivers convenience, affordability and the stimulation of a more urban way of life.

    ISBN: 9780143770510
    Publication date: 28/08/2017
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Foster, Catherine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Army Fundamentals From Making Soldiers to the Limits of the Military Instrument
    Army Fundamentals From Making Soldiers to the Limits of the Military Instrument
    How does an Army recruit attain an identity with soldierhood? What do they give up and what do they gain? What happens when a young officer, indoctrinated in a military way of thinking, is thrust into the academic, free-thinking environment of a university? When military units are deployed in insecure environments to enhance security and governance while facilitating reconstruction and development, what separates the humanitarian from the soldier? And are the roles in fact compatible? The New Zealand Army is facing challenges in recruiting and retaining women - how does the Anzac legend and national identity contribute to that? Can a modern warrior be a woman? Do NZDF personnel on deployment really 'punch above their weight' or is this a myth? What happens when our forces overseas move into policing? All these major issues are addressed in this fascinating and compelling book, in which expert authors delve deep into New Zealand's modern-day Army.
    As the foreword notes,this book delves 'into some of the seemingly idiosyncratic aspects of the New Zealand Army's culture, value system, enculturation practices and operational learning with vignettes, case studies, and observations that help explain military purpose, action and effect. It shows how the New Zealand Army's traditions, practices and values seek to fit its members to cope, survive and succeed in contemporary operational settings.'

    ISBN: 9780994140739
    Publication date: 29/05/2017
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Greener, Bethan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Art Thieves Fakers and Fraudsters: A New Zealand Story
    Art Thieves Fakers and Fraudsters: A New Zealand Story
    "Penelope Jackson documents New Zealand's most scandalous art crimes of the last 100 years u some notorious but others covered up by embarrassed owners and institutions. They include a near-life-sized nude mysteriously stolen from the Christchurch's McDougall Art Gallery and never seen again; an international court battle around ownership of major Italian paintings stolen from their Jewish owners by the Nazis, bought by a NZ soldier during WWII and later sold to Dunedin Public Art Gallery; a leading NZ painter who sold copies of his work as originals; paintings illegally sold by an unscrupulous art dealer; a blatant theft from the Auckland Art Gallery, and the embarrassing rip-offs by Goldie forger Karl Sim. Jackson shows that NZ is far from immune to the criminal activities increasingly affecting art around the world. 2015 saw the establishment of the NZ Art Crime Research Trust, of which Jackson is a founding trustee. Art Thieves, Fakes and Fraudsters will be launched first at the September 30 opening of a major art crime exhibition, The Empty Frame, at Waikato Museum, and featured at the trust's second symposium, City Gallery Wellington, October 15."

    ISBN: 9781927249512
    Publication date: 24/09/2016
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Jackson, Penelope
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Ask that Mountain the Story of Parihaka
    Ask that Mountain the Story of Parihaka
    Parihaka has become a byword for Maori refusal to yield land, culture and dignity to New Zealand's colonial government. Well after the end of the New Zealand Wars, the people of this small settlement at the foot of Mt Taranaki held out against the encroachments of Pakeha settlers in a struggle that swapped the weapons of war for the weapons of peace. Taking as their symbol the white feather, the chiefs Te Whiti and Tohu led Parihaka in one of the world's first-recorded campaigns of passive resistance. Maori ploughmen wrote its message across the settlers' pastures, and Maori fencers underlined the point by throwing barriers across the queen's highways. Withstanding repeated military action, the spirit of resistance born at Parihaka kept alive the flame of that supposedly 'dying race', the Maori. Ask That Mountain draws on official papers, settler manuscripts and oral history to give the first complete account of what took place at Parihaka. Now in its ninth edition, this seminal work was in 1995 named by the Sunday Star-Times as one of the ten most important books published in New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9780143010869
    Publication date: 24/11/2008
    Edition: R
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Scott, Dick
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Balancing Acts Reflections of a New Zealand Diplomat: 2017
    Balancing Acts Reflections of a New Zealand Diplomat: 2017
    This is Gerald McGhie'sfascinating and insightful account of some of the highlights of almost 40 years service as a New Zealand diplomat - most notably in the Soviet Union - twice - first during the Brezhnev years of the Cold War; and second from 1990 when he witnessed the dramatic events that led to the fall of Gorbachev, the rise of Boris Yeltsin and the collapse of the Soviet Union, which saw him become New Zealand's last Ambassador to the Soviet Union and first to Russia. McGhie worked in Samoa earlier - shortly before independence in the 1960s, and later in Papua New Guinea. The author also presents a snapshot of the activities of a Wellington-based foreign service officer during the period he worked closely with the Foreign Minister on the sporting-contact issue in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games in 1990. He also provides a personal perspective on New Zealand's foreign policy inthe modern era.

    ISBN: 9781927212318
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Price: $34.99
    Author: McGhie, Gerald
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Beaut Little Book of New Zealand Slang
    Beaut Little Book of New Zealand Slang
    It's a well-known fact that Kiwis have their own way of talking, and without a guide you can easily come a greaser. Have a gink at this beaut little book, and you won't need to feel a nong any more. In fact, you'll be away laughing. You can put a ring around that!

    ISBN: 9780143009955
    Publication date: 19/05/2008
    Price: $12.99
    Author: Orsman, Harry
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.99
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