• All Blackography: the Indispensable Guide to Every All Black
    All Blackography: the Indispensable Guide to Every All Black
    Indispensable guide to every All Black from the very first player -- James Allan in 1884 to the most recent crop selected for the All Blacks end-of-year tour in 2013. A headshot of every player -- many in full colour -- is accompanied by a potted biography, including all playing statistics. The most comprehensive book on the 1130 players to have represented New Zealand in rugby ever published.

    ISBN: 9781927262160
    Publication date: 17/07/2014
    Price: $10.00
    Author: Palenski, Ron
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
  • 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
  • Alone in the Tasman
    Alone in the Tasman
    Tony Allan's trimaran sank on his return solo voyage from Australia in the middle of the Tasman Sea. What followed were 20 days of incredible challenges as he sought to survive the alone in a small life raft with only limited supplies.

    ISBN: 9781927167359
    Publication date: 01/05/2018
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Hill, Les
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Ambiguity and Innocence the New Zealand Division and the Occupation of Trieste May 1945
    Ambiguity and Innocence the New Zealand Division and the Occupation of Trieste May 1945
    Rumours persistently surface that the last New Zealand soldier killed in action in Europe in World War Two owes this unenviable distinction to a skirmish with Yugoslav partisans in the northern Italian city of Trieste in May 1945. Only days previously these partisans had been our admired allies, responsible for fighting more than twenty German and their allied divisions to a standstill and eventually chasing them pell mell out of Yugoslavia. Now our army was face to face with them in a stand off which heralded the beginning of the Cold War. How could such a strange and tragic event have come to pass? The answer lies in this book, an intriguing tale of a journey to find the answer which begins in the Public Record Office in London in 1978, winds several times in and out of the city of Trieste, and ends at the trial of Slobodan Milosovic at the Hague in 2002. This book is an account of that journey of exploration, which led Tony Simpson to traverse some of Europe's strangest historical terrain and in which the city of Trieste itself came to play a major part.
    Among a rich cast of characters are to be found the novelist James Joyce, General Bernard Freyberg commanding the 2NZEF, Yugoslavian president Josip Tito, the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, assassinated by Serb nationalists at Sarajevo in 1914, and Pope Pius XII, who has been described by one leading historian as 'Hitler's Pope'. Together with a remarkable chorus of contemporary participants, both New Zealand and Triestine, they add up to a rather different perspective on the events of and background to the meaning of the events which took place in Trieste in May and June 1945.

    ISBN: 9780986451980
    Publication date: 01/07/2013
    Price: $15.00
    Author: Simpson, Tony
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • America Betrayed ? Why 9 11 Occurred: Plus a Wake-up Call for the Future
    America Betrayed ? Why 9 11 Occurred: Plus a Wake-up Call for the Future
    This book is anti-war, which gives it immense scope. Its front cover shows New York City's Twin Towers less than a month before they disappeared rapidly during 9/11. None of the Bush-Cheney administration's explanations were true, but there were serious Nazi overtones. One of the book's themes is the warlike capture of already occupied land from its current owners. These captures have been substantially similar, involving: massacre, murder and rape; the arson, demolition or confiscation of land and buildings; and deception, hypocrisy and Machiavellian lies. Such captures could be classified as Nazism ? German from 1933 to 1945, but Hebrew over 3000 years ago and Zionist since 1947 against the Palestinians. Terrorism is also discussed, from American to Islamic which, in particular, is Arabs? response to their loss of dignity because of Israeli actions funded by America. That is why the earliest global Islamic terrorism was the hijacking and destruction of American passenger aircraft. Deliberate American provocation generated continuous wars under the Republican, Reagan and Bush administrations, who profited from their immense investments in the manufacture of weapons of mass destruction. This was the fruition of retiring President Eisenhower's worst fear, the growth of a Military-Industrial complex, which became a Political-Military-Industrial-Media complex. The media aspect includes Zionist ownership of most newspapers. President George W Bush was wrong when he called Iraq, Iran and North Korea an axis of evil, because the leaders of those countries had never met together, even for a coffee. Instead, the real axis of evil was, and is, that of America and Israel, for reasons described in this book.

    ISBN: 9781496982933
    Publication date: 13/08/2014
    Price: $10.00
    Author: Harman, Richard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $10.00
  • Among Secret Beauties a Memoir of Mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas
    Among Secret Beauties a Memoir of Mountaineering in New Zealand and the Himalayas
    Climbing entered the world stage in the 1950s: this was the era that produced not only Sir Edmund Hillary but a strong body of world-class New Zealand climbers. In this important and dramatic book Brian Wilkins, who was part of the adventure, shares his experiences of climbing in the Southern Alps and the Himalayas. During the New Zealand Alpine Club expedition to the Himalayas in 1954, the year after Everest, Wilkins was the climber most closely associated with Hillary. Hillary's two narrow escapes from death during the expedition saw Wilkins in a unique position to gauge the character and actions of this legendary figure at a formative stage in the famous climber's career. Wilkins' New Zealand climbing includes the first ascent of the northeast ridge of Mt Aspiring, a gripping drama of survival and human endurance and a test of the ethics of mountaineering. In this account he also submits the writings of his contemporaries to robust critical attention, writing with warm gentle humour, honesty and insight.

    ISBN: 9781877578489
    Publication date: 01/12/2013
    Price: $20.00
    Author: Wilkins, Brian
    Format: Not Applicable
    Price: $20.00
  • An Awfully Big Adventure New Zealand's World War Veterans
    An Awfully Big Adventure New Zealand's World War Veterans
    What was it like to be a New Zealand soldier in the First World War? What impact did the war have on those who returned? Let them tell you. An Awfully Big Adventure traces the reminiscences and reflections of 80 veterans interviewed for the World War One Oral History Archive. Respected journalist Jane Tolerton revisits the interviews and sets pieces in a chronology for 21st-century readers to follow the progress and human experience of the war - in the words of those who were there. The men relive their time abroad, offering intimate, private moments as well as the unvarnished realities of life at the front. A century on, their voices are vivid, strong and direct, and often humorous. Deeply affecting and absorbing, An Awfully Big Adventure is an important historical memoir that reads as if it all happened yesterday.

    ISBN: 9780143568490
    Publication date: 24/04/2013
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Tolerton, Jane
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Andrew Nicholson: Focused
    Andrew Nicholson: Focused
    Andrew Nicholson is one of the world's leading events riders. He rode in his first Olympics aged 23 in Los Angeles in 1984, and has represented his native New Zealand in six Olympic Games and six world championships, winning medals of every colour. Andrew is respected and admired by his peers and sporting fans as a brilliant rider and competitor. At the age of 54 he is at the peak of his powers and, with the best team of horses he has ever had, is focused on winning one of the very few prizes to elude him an individual gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. This book tells the story of the boy from a farm in New Zealand who came to Britain as a raw 19-year-old and conquered one of the most demanding sports in the world. Illustrated with superb photographs of Andrew's career and life with horses, it reveals how he got to the top and how hard he still strives to up his game. We discover the personalities of his top horses, and the secrets he has learnt in his 35 years as a horseman.

    ISBN: 9781909471580
    Publication date: 29/08/2014
    Price: $20.00
    Author: Nicholson, Andrew
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Andris Where are You from Latvia to New Zealand the Family Story of Andris Apse
    Andris Where are You from Latvia to New Zealand the Family Story of Andris Apse
    Andris, Where Are You? tells the family story of renowned New Zealand photographer Andris Apse, who when middle aged, discovered that his father Voldemars, believed to be dead for 40 years, was still alive in Latvia. Told largely through insightful pre-war diary entries by Voldemars Apse, as well as correspondence between Voldemars and his wife Kamilla, both before and during the war, this book describes the horrendous effects of war and the Soviet and German occupation on an ordinary rural Latvian family. For years after the war Kamilla and her baby Andris lived in West Germany in a refugee camp, but came to understand that Voldemars had died in the war, or in the Soviet gulag prison camps. Consequently, Kamilla and five-year-old Andris emigrated to New Zealand as refugees. Over time Andris became one of New Zealand's most successful landscape photographers, and raised his own family. Following the breakdown of the Soviet Union, Kamilla and Andris miraculously discovered that Voldemars was still alive in Latvia. Andris arranged to take Kamilla, who was now in her seventies, back to Latvia.
    When they reunited in Riga, husband met wife, and son met father for the first time in over 40 years. This story of heart-rending separation and joyful rediscovery will touch a chord with all parents and everyone with a sense of history and the importance of family. Andris' remarkable tale was first published as a large format photographic book, which was serialised by National Radio, and his life and photography has also featured in a 2010 TVNZ documentary 'Through My Eyes'.

    ISBN: 9781877517976
    Publication date: 14/10/2013
    Price: $20.00
    Author: Crosby, Ron
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Angelina from Stromboli to Durville Island - a Familys Story
    Angelina from Stromboli to Durville Island - a Familys Story
    In 1906, at just 16 years of age, Angelina Criscillo left the tiny volcanic island of Stromboli off Sicily to travel to an even remoter island on the other side of the world. From the age of eight she had been betrothed to her cousin, Vincenzo Moleta, who was now twice her age and taking her to a new life on D'Urville Island in New Zealand. Facing the fierce tides and weather of this wild island on the edge of Cook Strait, and having to cope with loneliness, the incessant toil of a pioneer farm, and the bitterness of a developing family feud, Angelina found solace in an unlikely friendship with a high-born Maori woman, Wetekia Ruruku Elkington, who lived nearby. Together they shared their own struggles, their different cultures and lack of English language; a process that awakened Angelina to her own inner strengths. Angelina and Vincenzo finally left D'Urville Island in 1946, and both died within a few months of each other in Wellington in 1954. The part that the Moletas and Wetekia played in the history of D'Urville Island has since been acknowledged by having features on the island named after them.
    Recreated by Angelina and Vincenzo's grandson, Gerard Hindmarsh, Angelina is a remarkable story that movingly captures the struggles and triumphs of pioneering immigrant life in New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9781877333217
    Publication date: 26/06/1905
    Price: $15.00
    Author: Hindmarsh, G.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Animal Sanctuary: the Inspirational Story of a New Zealand Animal and Wildlife Refuge
    Animal Sanctuary: the Inspirational Story of a New Zealand Animal and Wildlife Refuge
    Meet Shawn Bishop - she and her husband Michael own a substantial block of land north of Auckland. But that's where the similarity with other rural landowners begins and ends, because Shawn had a special purpose in mind when they bought their property: to establish an animal sanctuary. Over the last 10 years she and her husband, aided by a dedicated team of volunteers, have invested huge energy and resources to rescuing and rehabilitating a wide variety of animals in need. Abused farm animals, injured or orphaned native birds, rescued battery hens and other miscellaneous creatures have all come under their care. From ponies to pigs to penguins to parrots, they all receive the love and attention they need to turn their sad stories into happy endings. Written by freelance journalist Alison Jones in conjunction with Shawn, this illustrated account of Shawn and Michael's commitment to providing a better life for so many animals from such a large range of different backgrounds is not just heartwarming, but deeply inspirational.

    ISBN: 9780986452185
    Publication date: 01/10/2014
    Price: $15.00
    Author: Bishop, Shawn
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • 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
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