• Born to Fly Three Generations of Kiwi Helicopter Pilots
    Born to Fly Three Generations of Kiwi Helicopter Pilots
    The fascinating, thrilling, entertaining lives of New Zealand's most accomplished family of helicopter pilots. Three generations of Reids have flown helicopters. First there was John, a Second World War fighter pilot. After the war he used helicopters for things no one dreamed possible - for rabbit poisoning, concrete pouring, fertiliser and seed spreading and oil exploration. He trained a generation of Kiwi helicopter pilots, and flew on 300 rescue missions. Next there was John's son Bill, who began flying in the early 1970s, during the incredibly dangerous live venison recovery years, then on to ventures in Hong Kong, England and Papua New Guinea. Over the course of his 30-year career, Bill has flown helicopters for almost every kind of job you can think of - heavy lifting, mountain rescue, fire-fighting, animal control, heli-fishing and location scouting on Lord of the Rings. He's since restored a Second World War vintage aircraft, and his Avron Anson Mk1 bomber is the only flight-worthy model in the world. And finally there's Toby and his wife Rachel, also pilots, who have established their own helicopter business, pioneering new paths in adventure tourism.
    The Reids have helicopters in their blood, and Born To Fly is an exciting inter-generational tale of adventure, enterprise and derring-do.

    ISBN: 9781775536918
    Publication date: 07/11/2014
    Price: $20.00
    Author: Reid, Bill
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Boundaries People and Places of Central Otago
    Boundaries People and Places of Central Otago
    Brian Turner's name is synonymous with Central Otago - albeit a different Central - one well removed from the tourist centres and vineyards. His Central is at the boundaries; watching the local rugby teams, fishing the waters of the Manuherikia, cycling towards the snow-covered Hawkdun Range. It's where he and his neighbours live and work.The author is a devout fisherman, cyclist and passionate ambassador for the great outdoors. Boundaries is peppered with impressions, evocations and recollections of the way life was, and is today. All set within the spectacular hills, rivers and big skies of Central Otago. This handsome collection is charged with evocative and candid prose and poetry and an inspiring alternative vision. Boundaries is illustrated throughout with stunning photographs by Steve Calveley.

    ISBN: 9781775538318
    Publication date: 21/10/2015
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Turner, Brian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 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
  • Brewed a Guide to the Craft Beer of New Zealand
    Brewed a Guide to the Craft Beer of New Zealand
    The New Zealand beer industry is a dynamic one - full of larger-than-life, passionate characters; from loveable rogues through to budding mad scientists. Our beers are just as diverse. Bringing together brewing traditions from all over the world and combining these with Kiwi ingredients, ingenuity and creativity, we have a beer culture unlike any other. In the last five years the New Zealand beer industry has grown dramatically. This book, which acknowledges the craft beers and brewers of New Zealand, is well overdue. Brewed is a snapshot of an industry creating beers that are full of character. Beers range from classical to crazy (Lamb Chopper anyone?), refined to quintessentially Kiwi (fancy a CHUR?) and aggressive (Sauvignon Bomb) to the suggestive (Morning Glory). Brewed will encourage experimentation among engaged beer consumers, helping them to discover new breweries and, with the use of the comprehensive tasting notes, benchmark them against old favourites. It will also help emerging beer drinkers to identify beers they will enjoy, starting them on a journey of discovery.

    ISBN: 9781927213520
    Publication date: 21/09/2015
    Price: $20.00
    Author: Van Cruysen, Jules
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Brockie: a Memoir in Words, Cartoons and Sketches
    Brockie: a Memoir in Words, Cartoons and Sketches
    A memoir with a difference. Through much of Bob Brockie's long and colourful life - 80 plus years to date - he has kept a notebook and sketch pad beside him. In this charming book, Dr Robert Brockie remembers - with some help from his diaries - all the highlights. The people (particularly women), places, pioneering scientific work and five decades of political cartooning. There is a strong emphasis on the sketches, portraits, caricatures and cartoons that Brockie is renowned for, but his varied and impressive scientific career is not forgotten. Brockie's life has encompassed editing and illustrating at School Publications, design concepts for Te Papa, DSIR's ground-breaking Orongoronga Valley forest study, possum and hedgehog research, 40 years as National Business Review cartoonist, the writing of a number of books, and over 600 popular newspaper science columns.

    ISBN: 9780958232074
    Publication date: 20/02/2015
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Brockie, Bob
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Butterflies of the South Pacific
    Butterflies of the South Pacific
    The South Pacific is a vast expanse of ocean - over 50 million km - with tiny scattered islands and island groups. From Kiribati, Tuvalu and Fiji in the west, to the far-flung Marquesas and Austral Islands in French Polynesia in the east, this book surveys (and discovers) the butterfly inhabitants of these tropical islands. For completeness, Hawai'i to the north - where there are many fewer islands in an otherwise empty ocean - is included. To the south and with a much larger land area, lies temperate New Zealand, with a further string of islands reaching into subantarctic waters. It is easy to misjudge butterflies as fragile flying insects: their distribution across a wild and expansive Pacific Ocean proves otherwise. Long ago they colonised by flight isolated and tiny atolls and they continue to claim new territory. Others came by land bridges when sea levels were lower, to mark out their distribution and perhaps establish new species. More recently, people have made their way into the South Pacific region, and the final chapter considers the impacts of human migration and population growth, and identifies conservation issues.

    ISBN: 9781877578045
    Publication date: 01/12/2012
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Patrick, Brian
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Buy and Hold Simple Steps to Successful Real Estate Investment in New Zealand (while You Keep Your Day Job)
    Buy and Hold Simple Steps to Successful Real Estate Investment in New Zealand (while You Keep Your Day Job)
    Buy and Hold explains how the average person can achieve greater financial security through long-term property investment. Other books on the subject of property investment advise you to give up your regular work and move into property investment on a full-time basis. The authors of Buy and Hold argue that it is actually more effective for your investments and financial goals if you continue with your existing career. Alika and Rahul Rai have successfully followed this approach and have steadily achieved financial security while continuing to go about their everyday lives. They have renovated houses themselves and used tradespeople, employed property managers or used friends to manage their properties, bought in small towns and large cities - they know exactly what they would do again and what they wouldn't. They have shared their experiences in this book because of their strong belief that absolutely anyone can do the same thing. Buy and Hold takes the fear factor out of investing in property, and shows that owning multiple properties doesn't have to be a dream that only other people achieve.
    By understanding the long-term nature of the 'buy and hold' strategy, it will lead to financial independence and along the way many other personal rewards.

    ISBN: 9781927213179
    Publication date: 28/02/2015
    Price: $15.00
    Author: Rai, Rahul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • 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
  • Cameron Letters
    Cameron Letters
    ISBN: 9781869538712
    Publication date: 15/10/2014
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Cameron, N.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Cannibal Jack
    Cannibal Jack
    In a frontier society full of colourful characters in early nineteenth century New Zealand, Jacky Marmon, more commonly known as Cannibal Jack, was more colourful than most. Jumping ship off the New Zealand coast, he first lived among Ngapuhi at the Bay of Islands, where he acquired five wives and served his chief as a trader and white priest. Joining Hongi Hika's great Musket Wars campaigns against the Tamaki and Kaipara tribes, he claimed to have served as Hika's personal war tohunga. He survived to settle in the Hokianga from 1823 and was involved in Hone Heke's Flagstaff War of 1845. In this biography of a wonderfully curious character, the author of the bestselling Pakeha Maori traces Marmon's life and times, drawing on his own knowledge and research as well as on Marmon's own - not always reliable - personal accounts.

    ISBN: 9780143203827
    Publication date: 03/05/2010
    Price: $20.00
    Author: Bentley, Trevor
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • 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
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