• Birds of New Zealand a Photographic Guide
    Birds of New Zealand a Photographic Guide
    Illustrated with stunning new photographs by Brent Stephenson and drawing on the latest information from birders and biologists, Birds of New Zealand is the definitive introduction to the identification and behaviour of this country's extraordinary avian life. From the Kermadecs to Campbell Island, from beloved endemics to passing vagrants, from albatrosses and shearwaters to kiwi and kaka, the book ranges widely. Evolving on isolated islands without mammals, New Zealand's birdlife developed extraordinary diversity. After the extinction and habitat destruction wrought by humans, our birds today are now protected in parks and island sanctuaries and seen increasingly in farms and cities. Birds of New Zealand is the must-have guide to our extraordinary birds - a copy belongs in every bach and backpack.

    ISBN: 9781869407339
    Publication date: 01/09/2013
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Scofield, Paul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.99
  • Bloomsbury South
    Bloomsbury South
    For two decades in Christchurch, New Zealand, a cast of extraordinary men and women remade the arts. In this book, Simpson tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this 'Bloomsbury South' and the arts and artists that made it. Simpson brings to life the individual talents and their passions, but he also takes us inside the scenes that they created together: Bethell and her visiting coterie of younger poets; Glover and Bensemann's exacting typography at the Caxton Press; the yearly exhibitions and aesthetic clashes of the Group; McCahon and Baxter's developing friendship; the effects of Brasch's patronage; Marsh's Shakespearian re-creations at the Little Theatre. Simpson recreates a Christchurch we have lost, where a group of artists collaborated to create a distinctively New Zealand art which spoke to the condition of their country as it emerged into the modern era.

    ISBN: 9781869408480
    Publication date: 01/08/2016
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Simpson, Peter
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $69.99
  • 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
  • Buyer Beware a New Zealand Home Buyer's Guide
    Buyer Beware a New Zealand Home Buyer's Guide
    How to negotiate the minefield of buying a home in New Zealand today. Property prices going through the stratosphere, leaky buildings, P contamination, bullying body corporates - purchasing a house today can feel akin to entering a minefield. Written by a news journalist who has covered many of the horror stories, this book takes a no-holds-barred look at the challenges facing home buyers and offers savvy advice on how to navigate that minefield. It will appeal to all home buyers, from first-timers hoping for a small apartment to older people looking to downsize and everyone in between. With chapters on the search, mortgages and legal aspects, types of title, buying at auction, buying off plans, checks and warning signs, bodies corporate and the special problems to be found in Christchurch, there is plenty of information for everyone.

    ISBN: 9780143770398
    Publication date: 30/01/2017
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Slade, Maria
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Camera in the Crowd
    Camera in the Crowd
    Filming and cinema quickly won the hearts of New Zealand from the mid-1890s, yet the story of the cameramen and the film they took here and in the First World War has never been fully captured. This attractive hardback brings to fruition years of original research and archival work by esteemed historian Christopher Pugsley (Gallipoli), and features over 200 photos and illustrations.

    ISBN: 9780947506346
    Publication date: 01/11/2017
    Price: $80.00
    Author: Pugsley, Christopher
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $80.00
  • Canterbury and Kaikoura Day Walks of New Zealand
    Canterbury and Kaikoura Day Walks of New Zealand
    Canterbury presents a great richness of outdoor experiences, from the Kaikoura Coast to the heights of Aoraki/Mt Cook. Day Walks of New Zealand: Canterbury and Kaikoura offers over 60 of the best short excursions throughout the region, selected by well-known outdoors writer Mark Pickering. Whether it be strolling in the exotic forests of Hanmer Springs, exploring the waterfalls and mountains around Arthur's Pass village, taking a nature walk in the heart of suburban Christchurch or admiring the rock formations at Dashing Rocks, this is the guide to have with you. Each walk has been graded and timed, and each entry contains information on access, track conditions and points of interest. These details are accompanied by descriptions of the geography and climate, fascinating notes on the history of Maori and European occupation, and handy maps.

    ISBN: 9780143565512
    Publication date: 04/01/2011
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Pickering, Mark
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Canterbury Foothills and Forests Walking and Tramping Guide
    Canterbury Foothills and Forests Walking and Tramping Guide
    This new edition of Pat Barrett's popular guide to walking excursions in the greater Canterbury region adds Lewis Pass National Reserve and Western Arthur's Pass National Park to the areas included in the first edition, and also covers additional areas of Te Kahui Kaupeka and Hakatere Conservation Parks that are now accessible to the public. The book has a comprehensive introduction, with advice for planning your trip, and provides some background on landscape and climate, flora and fauna, and a brief history of the Canterbury foothills. Pat's personal accounts of some of his favourite walks and climbs will inspire even 'armchair trampers' to get out and enjoy the natural splendour of this magnificent region. Canterbury Foothills & Forests includes walks and tramps suitable for a range of fitness levels; families with children and the moderately fit will enjoy the many short walks along well-marked tracks, and there are harder trips for those who aspire to the challenge of a climb and the views gained from the tops of some of the higher summits.
    The walks and climbs are organised by region: Rangitata region, Ashburton Lakes and Rakaia Valley, Waimakariri Plains region, Waimakariri Basin and Arthur's Pass National Park, and the Lewis Pass region. The handy-sized guide is illustrated with Pat's inspiring photographs and includes 17 new full-colour maps.

    ISBN: 9781927145579
    Publication date: 20/11/2014
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Barrett, Pat
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Charles Brasch Journals 1945-1957 Part 2
    Charles Brasch Journals 1945-1957 Part 2
    This volume of Charles Brasch's journals covers the years from late 1945 to the end of 1957, when the poet and editor was aged 36 to 48. It begins with his return to New Zealand after World War II to establish a literary quarterly to be published by the Caxton Press. The journals cover the first decade or so of his distinguished editorship of Landfall, a role that brought Brasch into contact with New Zealand's leading artists and intelligentsia.His frank and often detailed descriptions of these people - including Frank Sargeson, A.R.D. Fairburn, Keith Sinclair, Eric McCormick, James Bertram, J.C. Beaglehole, Maria Dronke, Fred and Evelyn Page, Alistair Campbell, Bill Oliver, Toss and Edith Woollaston, Denis Glover, Allen Curnow, Leo Bensemann, Lawrence Baigent, Ngaio Marsh, Colin McCahon, James K. Baxter, Janet Frame, Ruth Dallas and many others - are among the highlights of the book.Unmarried and longing for intimacy, Brasch also writes with great candour about his relationships with Rose Archdall, Rodney Kennedy and Harry Scott, revealing a side of himself that has not been known about before.Central to Brasch's life was the vocation of poetry.
    He writes movingly about his own work, and also about his love of nature and the outdoors, including lively descriptions of walkingb the Milford and Routeburn tracks. The book ends with his visit to Europe in 1957, which confirmed his sense that New Zealand had become for him 'a centre & a world'.A lengthy introduction by Peter Simpson and other editorial apparatus guide the reader through this engrossing material.

    ISBN: 9781927322284
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Brasch, Charles
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Charles Brasch Journals 1958-1973 journals
    Charles Brasch Journals 1958-1973 journals
    ISBN: 9781988531144
    Publication date: 11/05/2018
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Simpson, Peter
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Chemo and Back Again
    Chemo and Back Again
    ISBN: 9780473323721
    Publication date: 18/05/2017
    Price: $48.99
    Author: Fairbairn, Andrea
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.99
  • Child Poverty Debate: Myths Misconceptions and Misunderstandings
    Child Poverty Debate: Myths Misconceptions and Misunderstandings
    ISBN: 9781927277751
    Publication date: 06/10/2014
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Boston, Jonathan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Christchurch Changing an Illustrated History
    Christchurch Changing an Illustrated History
    This lively survey tells the story of a major New Zealand city, the capital of Canterbury province and the South Island's largest metropolitan centre. Why was the city established in the middle of a swamp? What was it like to live in Christchurch in the 1850s, the 1870s or the 1940s? What has changed, what has disappeared, and what has survived from the past? Who were the people who made Christchurch what it is today? What makes Christchurch distinctive among New Zealand's cities? These and many other questions are answered in this highly readable account. Updated with a new final chapter covering the decade to 2008.

    ISBN: 9780908812530
    Publication date: 24/11/2007
    Edition: 2
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Rice, Geoffrey
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
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