• Healing Our History the Challenge of the Treaty of Waitangi
    Healing Our History the Challenge of the Treaty of Waitangi
    The Treaty of Waitangi is the most important document in New Zealand's history. Current Treaty issues and Maori/Pakeha relationships can only be understood within the wider story of New Zealand. As we understand and honour our history, we can acknowledge the need for restoration, healing and right relationships. The public response to previous editions of this bestselling book by Robert Consedine and his daughter Joanna Consedine has been strong and overwhelmingly positive. This 2012 edition updates and expands on the critical issues: the foreshore and seabed debate, Maori access to political power, and the emergence of the Maori Party; the remarkable growth of the Maori economy, self-determination, Maori language and the developments in Maori education; constitutional issues, and the benefits of the Treaty settlement process. New Zealand and all New Zealanders have much to celebrate - and many challenges ahead. Drawing on Robert's unique experience as a leading Treaty educator, the powerful message of this book illustrates how each and every New Zealander across all cultures can discover a new sense of personal and national identity, grounded in an authentic Treaty relationship.

    ISBN: 9780143567691
    Publication date: 28/03/2012
    Edition: 3
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Consedine, Robert
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • History of New Zealand Women
    History of New Zealand Women
    What would a history of New Zealand look like that rejected Thomas Carlyle’s definition of history as ‘the biography of great men’, and focused instead on the experiences of women? One that shifted the angle of vision and examined the stages of this country’s development from the points of view of wives, daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, and aunts? That considered their lives as distinct from (though often unwillingly influenced by) those of history’s ‘great men’?

    In her ground-breaking History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes provides just such a history. This is more than an account of women in New Zealand, from those who arrived on the first waka to the Grammy and Man Booker Prize-winning young women of the current decade. It is a comprehensive history of New Zealand seen through a female lens.

    Brookes argues that while European men erected the political scaffolding to create a small nation, women created the infrastructure necessary for colonial society to succeed. Concepts of home, marriage and family brought by settler women, and integral to the developing state, transformed the lives of Maori women. The small scale of New Zealand society facilitated rapid change so that, by the twenty-first century, women are no longer defined by family contexts.

    In her long-awaited book, Barbara Brookes traces the factors that drove that change. Her lively narrative draws on a wide variety of sources to map the importance in women’s lives not just of legal and economic changes, but of smaller joys, such as the arrival of a piano from England, or the freedom of riding a bicycle.


    ISBN: 9780908321452
    Publication date: 01/02/2016
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Brookes, Barbara
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $69.99
  • Home Truths Confronting New Zealands Housing Crisis
    Home Truths Confronting New Zealands Housing Crisis
    Housing affordability. Unhealthy homes. Wealth inequality. Environmental sustainability. Social mobility. The state of New Zealand housing is central to major issues confronting this country. In this wide-ranging BWB Text, leading international housing researcher Philippa Howden-Chapman reveals how New Zealand has lost its way on housing. Once a world leader in housing policy, we have neglected our heritage to the point that we are now faced with some of the worst housing in the developed world. New Zealand needs to change course and this succinct introduction, drawing on two decades of award-winning research, maps a new landscape for twenty-first century homes.

    ISBN: 9780947492335
    Publication date: 20/11/2015
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Howden-Chapman, Philippa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Hopes Dashed the Economics of Gender Inequality
    Hopes Dashed the Economics of Gender Inequality
    'What has happened to New Zealand women's economic and social status over the last twenty years?'In 1994, economist Prue Hyman published Women and Economics, an overview of the status of women in the New Zealand economy. Much has changed since then - but how much? Has the promise of equality been fulfilled in the labour market? Is unpaid domestic work being given the recognition it deserves? In this BWB Text, Hyman surveys the mixed record of the past two decades, revealing that the work of feminism is not over yet.

    ISBN: 9780994135469
    Publication date: 17/02/2017
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Hyman, Prue
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Labour New Zealand Labour Party 1916-2016
    Labour New Zealand Labour Party 1916-2016
    The Labour Party is New Zealand's oldest political party. On 7 July 2016 it celebrates a hundred years of commitment to democracy, social justice and economic development-a commitment that has often made for precarious balancing acts. First in government from 1935-1949, Labour set the terms of economic and social policy for over 40 years only to then struggle to define itself during the 1950s and 60s. After single terms in government in the late 1950s and early 1970s, Labour experienced the 1984 Lange government's radical Rogernomics policies which threatened to destroy the party even as the anti-nuclear policy was warmly applauded. Helen Clark's nine-year reconciliation of social democracy and globalisation followed, proving across the century that Labour has consistently represented a broad-based party of reform. Labour: The New Zealand Labour Party 1916-2016 shows how Labour builds on a long tradition of radical and democratic agitation, and how members and activists from all walks of life fought for their their economic and social visions.
    It shows how a party founded in a male-dominated trade union movement grew-sometimes with difficulty-to embrace and advocate for the aspirations of women, Maori, Pasifika peoples, and rainbow communities. An essential read for all with an interest in New Zealand's political history, this analysis of Labour's past will go on to inform the future of social democratic politics.

    ISBN: 9781776560745
    Publication date: 14/07/2016
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Franks, Peter
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • Livestock Production in New Zealand
    Livestock Production in New Zealand
    THE LIFESTYLE-BLOCK OWNER AND FARMERS' GO-TOREFERENCE BOOKWhether you run dairy cattle, beef cattle, sheep, deer, goats, pigs or poultry,advice that reflects farming practice in New Zealand is indispensable. Thisbook, written by experts from both Massey University's Institute of Veterinary,Animal and Biomedical Sciences and academics at Lincoln University, is of valueand interest to everyone from students and farmers to those involved in theagribusiness, resource management, nutrition, food technology and ecologysectors. The emphasis is on the grass-fed reality of beef, sheep and deer, withsignificant discussion of the different systems of dairy cow production. Socialissues, animal welfare, food safety, drug residues and environmental cost arealso covered.S
    ALES POINTS* Expert advice from leading animal scientists and veterinarians at Massey andLincoln universities* Easy to follow and jargon-free* Currently no other similar book in the market* A lot of information available on livestock production in New Zealand is onindustry websites or in the scientific literature and much is material fromoutside the country, usually from the USA, and does not reflect farmingpractice in New Zealand. This book addresses that situation.

    ISBN: 9780994136312
    Publication date: 02/02/2017
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Stafford, Kevin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
  • Look of Martinborough
    Look of Martinborough
    Martinborough was a latecomer to Wairarapa and never really got going after it missed out on a much anticipated railway link. Off the beaten track, it was an ordinary and declining rural service town until being reinvented, since the 1980s, into a wine mecca and popular tourist destination in its own right. This mainly photographic book presents the look and feel of the town since early days.

    ISBN: 9780992247560
    Publication date: 28/05/2017
    Price: $29.99
    Author: MacGibbon, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Lost Pilot
    Lost Pilot
    On 6 April 1945, a Japanese kamikaze pilot breaks cloud at 3,000 feet, near the island of Ishigaki. He plunges his Suisei divebomber into a fatal dive at the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious. On the signals deck, Chief Petty Officer W. T. Holman sees him coming - he has just seconds to live. Intense and accurate fire from the ship blows the plane off course; it crashes into the sea. Its 1,000-pound bomb explodes beside the great ship in the nearest of near-misses. Later in life, Jeffrey Paparoa Holman begins to ask questions: Why did his father live and that pilot die? Who was the pilot and did he have any family who survived him? What was the meaning of such an odds-against moment of war? The answers lead Jeffrey into the heart of a troubled relationship with his father, combat veteran, alcoholic and problem gambler; into his past and his wartime marriage; to the names and faces of the six kamikaze who died that day in 1945; and, in 2011, to miraculous and deeply moving meetings with Japanese brothers of those aircrew, old men who welcome him into their homes like a long-lost family member.
    A unique and beautifully written book - part memoir, part history, part travelogue - The Lost Pilot charts a gripping journey of discovery and reconciliation.

    ISBN: 9780143568766
    Publication date: 22/05/2013
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Holman, Jeffrey Paparoa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Lyttelton Port and Town an Illustrated History
    Lyttelton Port and Town an Illustrated History
    This is the story of Canterbury's main port and one of its oldest boroughs. Using many previously unpublished images from the collections of the Canterbury and Lyttelton museums, this book weaves the diverse themes of port and town into a narrative, noting key events and explaining patterns of change across 150 years.

    ISBN: 9781877257247
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Rice, Geoffrey
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Making a New Land Environmental Histories of New Zealand
    Making a New Land Environmental Histories of New Zealand
    Making a New Land presents an interdisciplinary perspective on one of the most rapid and extensive transformations in human history: that which followed Maori and then European colonisation of New Zealand's temperate islands. This is a new edition of Environmental Histories of New Zealand, first published in 2002, brimming with new content and fresh insights into the causes and nature of this transformation, and the new landscapes and places that it produced. Unusually among environmental histories, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of change, focusing on international as well as local contexts. Its 19 chapters are organised in five broadly chronological parts: Encounters, Colonising, Wild Places, Modernising, and Contemporary Perspectives. These are framed by an editorial introduction and a reflective epilogue. The book is well illustrated with photographs, maps, cartoons and other graphics.

    ISBN: 9781877578526
    Publication date: 01/10/2013
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Pawson, Eric
    Format: Not Applicable
    Price: $50.00
  • Matariki the Star of the Year
    Matariki the Star of the Year
    In mid-winter, Matariki rises in the pre-dawn sky, and its observation is celebrated with incantations on hilltops at dawn, balls, exhibitions, dinners and a vast number of events. The Matariki tradition has been re-established, and its regeneration coincides with a growing interest in Maori astronomy. Still, there remain some unanswered questions about how Matariki was traditionally observed. These include:

    What is Matariki?
    Why did Maori observe Matariki?
    How did Maori traditionally celebrate Matariki?
    When and how should Matariki be celebrated?
    Based on research and interviews with Maori experts, this book seeks answers to these questions and explores what Matariki was in a traditional sense so it can be understood and celebrated in our modern society.



    ISBN: 9781775503255
    Publication date: 01/06/2017
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Matamua, Rangi
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • May Your Shadow Never Grow Less
    May Your Shadow Never Grow Less
    The life and times of Henry and Jane Holland, Canterbury, New Zealand, 1863-1945


    ISBN: 9780992247683
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Thomas, Helen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
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