• 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
  • Hillary's Antarctica
    Hillary's Antarctica
    The first book to fully document and celebrate Sir Edmund Hillary's contribution to Antarctic history. Written by Nigel Watson of the Antarctic Heritage Trust, it is illustrated with Jane Ussher's stunning photographs, plus historic images and never-before-seen ephemera and diary entries.

    Hillary and the New Zealand team were supposed to be a support act to the British Commonwealth Antarctic crossing party. By heading on to the South Pole and reaching it before the crossing party, Hillary exceeded the brief. His actions created tensions, unleashed a media storm and denied the British an historic first overland to the South Pole since Captain Scott. Hillary even had the audacity to achieve the feat with three farm tractors.

    In doing so, Sir Edmund Hillary added another fascinating chapter to the exploration annals of Antarctica and he, and his expedition team, laid the foundations for New Zealand's continuous, and increasingly important, presence in Antarctica.

    ISBN: 9781760633578
    Publication date: 24/10/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Watson, Nigel
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • 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
  • 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
  • Make Her Praises Heard Afar
    Make Her Praises Heard Afar
    The history books tell us that about 550 New Zealand nurses went to World War One while other women stayed home, knitting, fundraising and looking after families and farms while the men were away. But many women went too - as doctors and ambulance drivers, munitions workers and mathematicians, civil servants and servicewomen in British units, and in many other roles. They mainly paid their own fares and worked for very little. Some provided amenities for soldiers and others, and these have often been attributed to the military or men's groups. Make her Praises Heard Afar introduces women whose contribution to the war effort has been overlooked, telling an astonishing story with extraordinary range and depth of research. The title's use of a phrase from the national anthem invites New Zealand women to recognise that they were us - 100 years ago. New Zealand women who have read World War One books by men and about men are ready to appreciate that women were there too. This book will appeal to a wide range of women - particularly those interested in women's history, feminism and World War One. There is much interest from family members of these women and from young women. The book is written for a wide readership in simple, accessible prose. Jane is the author of a New Zealand Book Award winning biography of Ettie Rout, the New Zealand woman most associated in the public mind with World War One. She wrote a second book on Ettie in 2014, focussing on her wartime safe sex campaign, Ettie Rout: New Zealand's safer sex pioneer. She was co-director of the World War One Oral History Archive, and interviewed 85 veterans. She produced In the Shadow of War, with Nicholas Boyack, and in 2013 listened to the whole archive to produce An Awfully Big Adventure, telling the story of the war in the men's words, chronologically. She uses the chronological format for Make Her Praises Heard Afar, telling stories of individuals and groups through the war, using extended quotes when appropriate. There is expected to be wide interest in the book from the media as it upsets the generallyaccepted story and shows that New Zealand women have been left out of the national narrative of the war.

    ISBN: 9780473399658
    Publication date: 11/11/2017
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Tolerton, Jane
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $59.99
  • 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
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