• Collected Poems 1956-2011
    Collected Poems 1956-2011
    This volume makes possible a proper assessment of the scope and stature of Peter Bland's work. These poems - often witty and beautiful - are a lifetime's achievement, a testament to an ongoing power to engage us in his vision. Peter Bland arrived in New Zealand in 1954 and since the 1970s has divided his time between here and the UK, working as an actor, playwright and critic, while developing a poetry of increasing intimacy.

    ISBN: 9781877577994
    Publication date: 10/12/2012
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Bland, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.99
  • Complacent Nation
    Complacent Nation
    New Zealanders are too complacent about the continuing erosion of their right to know what government is doing on their behalf. Political risk has become a primary consideration in whether official information requests will be met, and successive governments have allowed free speech rights to be over-ridden.Drawing on decades of experience as a journalist and editor, Gavin Ellis chronicles the patterns of erosion and calls for entrenchment of the Bill of Rights Act. As supreme law, it would set a high bar that politicians must hurdle before freedom of expression could be curtailed.

    ISBN: 9780947492946
    Publication date: 15/08/2016
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Ellis, Gavin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Complete Kiwi Mancave Manual
    Complete Kiwi Mancave Manual
    ISBN: 9781869539528
    Publication date: 10/10/2016
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Hale, Steve
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Continent on the Move: New Zealand Geoscience Revealed
    Continent on the Move: New Zealand Geoscience Revealed
    This award-winning book explores the dynamic worlds of New Zealand and the submerged realm of Zealandia, their natural geological wonders, bounties and dangers. In acknowledging the achievements of New Zealand's geoscientists, from the founding of the country through to the present day, the book shows how geoscientific research can promise a safer and more comfortable existence for all. Written in a relatively non-technical but scientifically literate style, the book contains more than 700 stunning photographs and images that allow readers of all backgrounds to readily grasp the scientific concepts and issues relating to New Zealand's geological history and resulting landforms. On a different level, the book provides a fascinating insight into the changing landscape on and surrounding the islands of New Zealand through the eyes of geoscientists. Retaining the key ingredients of the first edition and updated throughout with respect to recent scientific advances, this Second Edition contains new articles and references to the devastating 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes and recent volcanic eruptions.
    As well, there are new sections on the topical subjects of mine safety, fracking, deep-sea exploration and drilling, ocean warming, responding to climate change, designing safer foundations, megathrust earthquakes, frontier minerals, and slow landslides.

    ISBN: 9781877480478
    Publication date: 14/11/2015
    Price: $64.99
    Author: Graham, Ian J
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $64.99
  • Country Calendar
    Country Calendar
    This year saw Country Calendar turn 50, and this
    book celebrates the milestone by revisiting 15
    families who have appeared on the show during
    the last decade or so – and, in some cases, whose
    properties have featured more than once during
    the 50 years.
    Stories from our rural heartland



    ISBN: 9780947503079
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Philip, Matt / Suisted, Rob
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Crooked Rib
    Crooked Rib
    A compelling novel based on the true story of Sir George Grey's disastrous and scandalous marriage. Trapped in an increasingly loveless union, Sir George and his wife, Eliza Lucy, each sought affection elsewhere. Lady Grey's indiscretion caused her to be cast off by her husband and vilified throughout colonial and domestic Victorian high society. Her fall from grace was broadcast by The Times of London, eventually reaching even the ears of the Queen and Prince Albert. Meanwhile the nature of Sir George's liaison with his young Maori prot g was to remain only the subject of speculation. Eliza's life is revealed through the perspective of the fictitious English orphan, Fanny Thompson, who offers an intriguing interpretation of Sir George's behaviour. Though Fanny, too, finds herself drawn by the lure of an exotic culture and is forced to question the nature of love and even her own values.

    ISBN: 9781775538264
    Publication date: 29/07/2015
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Corbalis, Judy
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • Death Expands Us
    Death Expands Us
    The loss of a loved one leaves an empty space in our lives that can't be filled. Stephanie Harris is a professional grief coach who has experienced profound loss in her own lifetime. She understands firsthand how the death of someone close can leave the living feeling victimized, isolated, trapped, and traumatized. She also knows that tragedy can be a powerful catalyst for positive change. Life will always go on after a death, but the loss of someone we dearly love changes us, profoundly and permanently. Only by taking responsibility for our own lives and embracing this transformation can we hope to find peace and freedom. When we grieve, our pain holds us captive. This essential work can open our eyes to possibilities that will set us free. Death Expands Us offers much more than coping methods and comforting spiritual balms. With insight, honesty, and grace, Harris maps a clear pathway that we can follow through a harsh, unfamiliar landscape of personal grief. She shares common experiences and offers helpful strategies and compassionate guidance that will enable us to emerge even stronger on the other side.
    Stephanie Harris is a growth coach and bodywork therapist who specializes in grief management and recovery. Her career has taken her around the world, from the Maldives to Iceland. Born in South Africa and based in New Zealand, she holds a diploma in somatology from Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Learn more about her writing and research at www.StephanieHarrisCoaching.com.

    ISBN: 9780473388171
    Publication date: 06/04/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Harris, Stephanie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Democracy in New Zealand
    Democracy in New Zealand
    ISBN: 9781869408350
    Publication date: 18/05/2015
    Price: $48.99
    Author: Miller, Raymond
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $48.99
  • Diggers' Story: Accounts of the West Coast Gold Rushes
    Diggers' Story: Accounts of the West Coast Gold Rushes
    These fascinating 'tales and reminiscences of the Golden Coast direct from Westland's earliest pioneers' were originally compiled by Carl Pfaff for The Diggers' Story, first published in 1914 to mark the 50th anniversary of the gold rushes that transformed this remote part of New Zealand. Long out of print, the book has been thoughtfully edited and expanded for today's readers by Hokitika Museum director Julia Bradshaw. This new edition of The Diggers' Story features additional stories and information, and is enlivened by more than 160 black and white images and 32 pages of exquisite colour illustrations, many of them previously unpublished. This compelling, richly illustrated record of the gold rushes will be essential reading for anyone interested in the West Coast's explosive and romantic history.

    ISBN: 9781927145609
    Publication date: 20/11/2014
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Bradshaw, Julia
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Dirty Politics How Attack Politics Is Poisoning New Zealands Political Environment
    Dirty Politics How Attack Politics Is Poisoning New Zealands Political Environment
    Early in 2014, Nicky Hager was leaked a large number of email and online conversations from Cameron Slater's Whale Oil blog. Many of these were between Slater and his personal allies on the hard right, revealing an ugly and destructive style of politics. But there were also many communications with the prime minister's office and other Cabinet ministers in the National Government. They show us a side of Prime Minister John Key and his government of which most New Zealanders are completely unaware. Key has constructed an easy-going and relaxed public image, declaring to the public that 'there's no room for negative campaigning in New Zealand'. The reality is very different. His government has worked hand in hand with Slater and his collaborators in a sustained campaign of personal attacks against their political enemies, a deliberate but hidden stragegy to avoid being held responsible for negative campaigning. Dirty Politics continues the story that began in Hager's best-selling book The Hollow Men, investigating the way that underhand and deceptive politics poisons the political environment for everyone.
    If you care about integrity and ethics in politics, then this book will be disturbing but essential reading.

    ISBN: 9781927213360
    Publication date: 14/08/2014
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Hager, Nicky
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Discover New Zealand a Photographic Journey
    Discover New Zealand a Photographic Journey
    A journey across New Zealand through over 180 photographs.

    ISBN: 9781869538514
    Publication date: 15/10/2013
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Scott, Ted
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Dumont Durville Explorer and Polymath
    Dumont Durville Explorer and Polymath
    Explorer Jules-Sebastien-Cesar Dumont d'Urville (1790-1842) is sometimes called France's Captain Cook. Born less than a year after the beginning of the French Revolution, he lived through turbulent times. He was an erudite polymath: a maritime explorer fascinated by botany, entomology, ethnography and the diverse languages of the world. As a young ensign he was decorated for his pivotal part in France's acquisition of the famous Venus de Milo. D'Urville's voyages and writings meshed with an emergent French colonial impulse in the Pacific. In this magnificent biography Edward Duyker reveals that D'Urville had secret orders to search for the site for a potential French penal colony in Australia. He also effectively helped to precipitate pre-emptive British settlement on several parts of the Australian coast. D'Urville visited New Zealand in 1824, 1827 and 1840. This wide-ranging survey examines his scientific contribution, including the plants and animals he collected, and his conceptualisation of the peoples of the Pacific: it was he who first coined the terms Melanesia and Micronesia.
    D'Urville helped to confirm the fate of the missing French explorer Laperouse, took Charles X into exile after the Revolution of 1830, and crowned his navigational achievements with two pioneering Antarctic descents. Edward Duyker has used primary documents that have long been overlooked by other historians. He dispels many myths and errors about this daring explorer of the age of sail and offers his readers grand adventure and surprising drama and pathos.

    ISBN: 9781877578700
    Publication date: 01/09/2014
    Price: $70.00
    Author: Duyker, Edward
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $70.00
Page: 1 .. 2 3 4 5 6 .. 22