• We Could be Heroes the Gods and Heroes of the Ancient Greeks and Romans
    We Could be Heroes the Gods and Heroes of the Ancient Greeks and Romans
    Zeus - or Jupiter in his Roman manifestation - could shake Mount Olympus with the nod of his head, and send thunder and lightning across the heavens. Perseus was given winged boots with which he could fly. The gods and heroes of the Greeks and Romans were powerful. Yet they were also complex, subject to human emotions and relationship troubles. The 87 artefacts and eight essays in this richly illustrated catalogue offer an insight into their complex world, a world that is in some ways familiar, but in others very distant from our own. 'We Could Be Heroes' celebrates the stories of their adventures, disputes, conflicts and love interests and is published to accompany the inaugural exhibition at the Teece Museum of Classical Antiquities in 2017. Many beautiful, rare and valuable artefacts are on display in this first significant exhibition of the Logie Collection after the devastating Canterbury earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. The exhibition also marks the return of the University of Canterbury to its first home in the Christchurch Arts Centre, the original site of Canterbury College.

    ISBN: 9781927145869
    Publication date: 18/05/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Morrison, Gary
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • We Had One of Those
    We Had One of Those
    We Had One of Those! celebrates New Zealand's golden age of motoring, from the 1950s through to the 1970s, with a selection of cars that Kiwis loved and drove during that period. Although these cars are no longer common on New Zealand roads and are rarely seen, they are still held in fond regard. This book is literally a nostalgic drive down memory lane. The selection of 36 cars is illustrated using the evocative artwork of sales brochures of the times. Accompanying the brochure artwork are texts for each car that mix technical descriptions with social history and nostalgia. These are cars that we, or our parents and grandparents owned, cars with a gloriously wide-ranging diversity of design and mechanics - and idiosyncrasies. Many of which became icons of New Zealand popular culture, such as the Mk II Ford Zephyr. The book showcases British marques and models such as Vanguards, Vauxhalls, Hillmans, Cortinas and Minis; occasional 'Yank tanks' such as Chev Impalas and Ramblers; the Holden, of course; the odd uniquely Kiwi concept such as the Trekka; and a touch of European exotic and luxury in the form of the Jag E-type and Fiat 850 Coupe. We Had One of Those!, like the cars it features, is a classic and will proudly sit on the coffee table of car, design or nostalgia enthusiasts.

    ISBN: 9780947503116
    Publication date: 24/10/2016
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Barnett, Stephen
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Wellbeing Economics Future Directions for New Zealand
    Wellbeing Economics Future Directions for New Zealand
    Seventy-five years after Labour's social security reforms of the 1930s, it is time for a major shift in how New Zealand regards the wellbeing of its people. Instead of measuring economic growth for its own sake, we should be assessing how well it enables New Zealanders to lead 'the kinds of lives they value and have reason to value'. Wellbeing economics is famously defined by Professor Amartya Sen as: 'the expansion of the "capabilities" of people to lead the kinds of lives they value and have reason to value'. Exploring the wellbeing economics concept of 'value-added growth', this analysis spans from personal to national growth, calling for New Zealand's transformation from the traditional 'welfare state' to a progressive 'wellbeing state'.

    ISBN: 9781927277607
    Publication date: 06/07/2014
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Dalziel, Paul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • West Coast Walking: a Naturalist's Guide
    West Coast Walking: a Naturalist's Guide
    The West Coast of New Zealand's South Island arguably boasts the greatest range of the country's natural attractions. From the warm, temperate nikau palm forests at Karamea to the cool beech forests of Haast, from the alpine heights of Arthur's Pass to the dramatic Paparoa coast, glaciers that descend into valleys filled with unique podocarp rainforests, plus pristine lakes and lagoons - the West Coast has it all. New Zealand is a centre of endemicity, with over 80% of our native non-marine birds, reptiles, flowering plants, gymnosperms, land-snails and insects restricted to this country, and hundreds of those species are found on the West Coast. The Coast is an essential destination for any overseas naturalist or bird-watcher, and a place New Zealanders interested in nature should return to time and again. This remote part of the country is New Zealand as tourists and many Kiwis imagine it to be. Remote and wild it may seem, yet most of its natural attractions are accessible from sealed roads and well-formed paths, some even wheelchair accessible.
    This book presents an introduction to the West Coast's physical environment, plants and animals, and a guide to the walks, lakes and highways of the region. Short easy paths are described in some detail, along with the plants, animals and natural features to look for along the way. Longer, more demanding trails are described in less detail. The lakes and lagoons are best explored by kayak, and guidance is given for the paddling naturalist.

    ISBN: 9781927145425
    Publication date: 01/11/2017
    Edition: re
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Wilson, Kerry-Jane
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • What's Maori About Maori Education
    What's Maori About Maori Education
    It is relatively easy to critique the New Zealand education system and show how inequalities in the treatment of Maori students have gone on for generations, to the extent that Maori justifiably perceive the system as being inherently biased against them. It is far more difficult to explain why Maori, despite their warrior heritage, persist in seeking out compromise positions with a dominant mainstream, or how they can do this without allowing a kind of refining or 'thinning out' of what it means to be Maori (what Foucault aptly refers to as 'procedures of rarefaction'). The slogan popularised in the mid-1900s, following Sir Apirana Ngata's familiar aphorism, 'E tipu e rea' - reinterpreted as 'we want the best of both worlds' - has not diminished in salience, and indeed may even have taken on a more strident note in the contemporary form 'we demand the best of all worlds'. This is a story about what it feels like to be a Maori in an education system where, for more than a century, equality, social justice and fairness for all New Zealanders has been promised but not adequately provided.
    It was not until the late 1970s and early 1980s that ordinary Maori in a few key communities throughout the country courageously stepped outside the Pakeha system and created an alternative Maori system in order to whakamana (enhance) their own interpretations of what it means to achieve equality, social justice and fairness through education. The question now is, what has the dominant mainstream education system learned about itself from the creative backlash of the Maori 'struggle for a meaningful context', and what is it going to do to address the equally important question of 'what is an education for all New Zealanders?'.

    ISBN: 9780864736147
    Publication date: 04/06/2010
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Penetito, Wally
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Which New Zealand Insect
    Which New Zealand Insect
    Displaying more than 650 colour photographs, this book is both a field guide and a a gallery. It covers native and introduced insects of the home, garden and farm, forest, mountains, lakes and streams - an often overlooked side of New Zealand wildlife.

    ISBN: 9780141006369
    Publication date: 29/11/2001
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Crowe, Andrew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Whole Intimate Mess: Motherhood Politics and Women's Writing
    Whole Intimate Mess: Motherhood Politics and Women's Writing
    'I began to pull the threads of my experience back together. Instead of divergent stories about public failure, private torment, and postnatal distress, I started telling myself a united story: the truth, or as close as I could get to it.' A Rhodes scholar and former Green MP, Holly Walker tells the story of how she became one of New Zealand's youngest parliamentarians, how motherhood intervened, and how she found solace and solidarity in the writings of women. This short book makes a passionate case for the role of literature in political change and personal resilience, and for the importance of women's voices in the public sphere.

    ISBN: 9780947518912
    Publication date: 01/06/2017
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Walker, Holly
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Wild Dogs Under My Skirt
    Wild Dogs Under My Skirt
    Tusiata Avia's first collection of poetry Wild Dogs Under My Skirt draws on two different cultures, and charts the sometimes painful points of their intersection. These poems are both confrontational and entertaining, raw and lyrical; they occupy legend and history ( "we are direct descendants of flesh-eaters") yet break through into an urban landscape that is just as arresting and richly patterned. Avia's poetry is alive with the energy and rhythm of performance poetry and of an oral tradition, but it also stakes out a unique physical life on the page, reshaping our language and our understanding of New Zealand culture.

    ISBN: 9780864734747
    Publication date: 16/04/2004
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Avia, Tusiata
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Woman's Place
    Woman's Place
    One of New Zealand's most respected and influential businesswomen, Joan Withers has been a champion of diversity in the workplace and a trailblazer for women in the board room. Despite leaving school with only School Certificate at 16, Joan rose to the top of New Zealand's largest media organisation and has served on the boards of several leading companies. In this candid book she shares insights on how to achieve career success while holding together family life, and offers key learnings from more than 25 years as a woman at the top of the corporate ladder. It's an empowering read for anyone looking to advance their career, and especially for women wanting to achieve success at work and home.

    ISBN: 9780143770596
    Publication date: 17/07/2017
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Withers, Joan
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Your Nuts and Bolts: A Kiwi Health Manual
    Your Nuts and Bolts: A Kiwi Health Manual
    Easy to read, but extremely accurate, this manual covers all aspects of men's health, aimed at making men feel better, be happier and live well. This is a project that's been gestating for a couple of years. Phil has some 'skin in the game', having been successfully treated for prostate cancer in 2009, and bowel cancer in 2012. In the process he realised one of the reasons many New Zealand men are not as well informed as women are about their own health is because there is not the same wide range of information available to men as there is for women. Testosterone also dictates that blokes have to be carefully guided towards what's good for them. So while there will be serious messages throughout the book, the presentation will be light-hearted, positive and user friendly. The time for this book feels right. Men are ready to look at ways to improve how they live, especially if it is presented in a way that's easy to absorb and funny.

    ISBN: 9781927262481
    Publication date: 01/06/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Gifford, Phil
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
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