• Place Names of Banks Peninsula
    Place Names of Banks Peninsula
    Place names have great linguistic and cultural significance, vivifying the landscape and giving it deeper character and interest. Banks Peninsula, Lyttelton Harbour and the Port Hills of Christchurch offer a wonderfully diverse and a kaleidoscopic array of names that speak of the areas's Maori and colonial history and the people who have lived and worked there. Back in 1927 prolific author Johannes Andersen published his classic and important "Place-Names of Banks Peninsula", but much has changed since then: names have dropped out of use or been superseded, spellings have altered, knowledge of origins has improved and large numbers of new names have been added. Award-winning historian Gordon Ogilvie, who has a deep knowledge of this part of New Zealand, has written a comprehensive, fascinating and much-needed successor to Andersen's book. The coverage of names extends to the Heathcote and Halswell rivers and includes suburbs like Halswell and Tai Tapu. Engagingly written, brimming with information and enriched with black and white photographs and stunning colour plates, this substantial volume is an important addition to Ogilvie's popular and acclaimed histories of Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills. The intriguing background he provides for the place names of this region will delight all those who live there, those who visit and anyone with an interest in New Zealand's past.

    ISBN: 9781927145937
    Publication date: 18/08/2017
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Ogilvie, Gordon
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Please Demolish with a Kind Heart: Behind Christchurch's Red Zone
    Please Demolish with a Kind Heart: Behind Christchurch's Red Zone
    The Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011 caused widespread devastation, resulting in the deaths of 185 people, injuring thousands and leaving a city traumatised. Almost five years on, much of Christchurch has been transformed. Thousands of irreparably damaged suburban homes and central city buildings have been demolished and the rebuild is underway. But there are other places in the city - in red-zoned suburban streets and downtown blocks - that seem to be frozen in time. Officially deemed too dangerous to occupy, many are in a kind of suspended animation - the people are gone but everything they left as they fled remains there, in the same place, moved only by the thousands of aftershocks. Intrigued by these abandoned spaces, photographer Glen Howey noticed that they weren't being recorded, and believing it was important that they were, set out to do just that. The result is Please Demolish with a Kind Heart - a moving and at times eerie homage to Christchurch's abandoned homes, buildings, recreational spaces and iconic cathedrals; confronting reminders of how in seconds, people's lives were changed forever.
    Featuring over 200 images, with accompanying text by Canterbury journalist and television producer Tony Benny, Please Demolish with a Kind Heart is a poignant and important record of one of New Zealand's worst natural disasters, and a timely tribute to the indomitable spirit that is rebuilding Christchurch for future generations.

    ISBN: 9780473333836
    Publication date: 01/11/2015
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Howey, Glen
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Presenting New Zealand An Illustrated History
    Presenting New Zealand An Illustrated History
    A magnificent profile charting New Zealand’s geography, ecology, social and cultural history, economy and politics enriched throughout by historical artworks, maps and archive photography

    ISBN: 9781869664664
    Publication date: 01/06/2017
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Temple, Philip
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Resilient Grieving How to Find Your Way Through Devastating Loss
    Resilient Grieving How to Find Your Way Through Devastating Loss
    Resilient Grieving is a practical, research-based guide to finding your own path to recovery from devastating loss.

    'A recommended new book for those who are grieving . . . [Hone's] metaphor for life after loss is both powerful and apt: Think of it as a scattered jigsaw puzzle, where the pieces of one's former life have been scattered and now must be reconfigured in a new way.'-The Wall Street Journal

    Dr Lucy Hone works in the field of resilience psychology, helping ordinary people exposed to real-life traumatic situations. When faced with the incomprehensible fact of her daughter's tragic death Lucy knew that she was fighting for the survival of her sanity and her family unit.

    She used her practice to develop ways to support her family in their darkest days, and to find a new way of living without Abi.

    In Resilient Grieving Lucy shares her research so that others can work to regain some sense of control and take action in the face of helpless situations.


    ISBN: 9781760296995
    Publication date: 01/06/2017
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Hone, Lucy
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Riccarton and the Deans Family History and Heritage
    Riccarton and the Deans Family History and Heritage
    The story of Riccarton Bush and its association with the Deans family encapsulates the natural and social history of Canterbury. This story began several thousand years ago with an ancient floodplain forest, followed by its long use by Maori. The arrival of the Deans brothers in 1843 to establish the first successful farm on the Canterbury plains near this forest and the following efforts of early-widowed Jane Deans ensured the Deans family had a role in the history of the settlement of Canterbury. The family's gift of Riccarton Bush to the people of Canterbury 100 years ago started a new chapter: the forest's recovery and the restoration of both historic houses. When the 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes badly damaged Riccarton House, this special place returned to prominence with the Riccarton Bush Trust's heroic efforts to secure the house's future.

    ISBN: 9781869539030
    Publication date: 01/11/2015
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Orwin, Joanna
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Roughy on the Rise: The Story of New Zealand's Most Controversial Fishery
    Roughy on the Rise: The Story of New Zealand's Most Controversial Fishery
    The story of orange roughy is one of cowboys, characters and conservation. Roughy on the Rise charts the discovery of this mysterious deepwater fish, wild stories of early overfishing, the depiction by environmental NGOs as the epitome of unsustainable fishing, Roughy's key role in the development of our seafood industry, and Roughy's recovery and recent certification. Tim Pankhurst records the excesses of the roughy gold rush in its early years in remarkably candid and colourful interviews with skippers and crews, observers, politicians and scientists. This is a story of loss - and of redemption - and of the men and women who shaped the world's largest orange roughy fishery.

    ISBN: 9780947493400
    Publication date: 11/04/2017
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Pankhurst, Tim
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Safeguarding the Future: Governing in an Uncertain World
    Safeguarding the Future: Governing in an Uncertain World
    In an era of populist politics, Brexit, Donald Trump, 24-hour news cycles and perpetual election campaigning, how do we govern well for the future? How do we take the long view, ensuring that present-day policy decisions reflect the needs and safeguard the interests of future generations?In this timely BWB Text, acclaimed policy scholar Jonathan Boston sets out what 'anticipatory governance' might look like in New Zealand. Confronted with a world becoming more uncertain by the day, this book is essential reading for anyone questioning how democratic societies can tackle the unprecedented challenges ahead.

    ISBN: 9780947518257
    Publication date: 20/02/2017
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Boston, Jonathan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Scene of the Crime
    Scene of the Crime
    Twelve extraordinary tales of crime and punishment: a collection of true crime writing by New Zealand's award-winning master of non-fiction. A court is a chamber of questions. Who, when, why, what happened and exactly how - these are issues of psychology and the soul, they're general to the human condition, with its infinite capacity to cause pain. A brutal murder of a wife and daughter ...A meth-fuelled Samurai sword attack ...A banker tangled in a hit-and-run scandal ...A top cop accused of rape ...A murder in the Outback ...A beloved entertainer's fall from grace ...In the hands of award-winning journalist and author Steve Braunias these and other extraordinary cases become more than just courtroom dramas and sensational headlines. They become a window onto another world - the one where things go badly wrong, where once invisible lives become horrifyingly visible, where the strangeness just beneath the surface is revealed. Acutely observed, brilliantly written, and with the Mark Lundy case as its riveting centrepiece, this collection from the courts and criminal files of the recent past depicts a place we rarely enter, but which exists all around us.

    ISBN: 9781775541011
    Publication date: 01/06/2017
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Braunias, Steve
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • See No Evil
    See No Evil
    See No Evil issues a challenge to New Zealanders. The book begins by relating the little-known history of West Papua, but its focus is on the impact of New Zealand’s foreign policy on the indigenous Melanesian inhabitants. In the 1950s New Zealand supported self-determination for the former Dutch colony, but in 1962 opted to back Indonesia as it took over the territory. Delving deep into historical government archives, many of them obtained under the Official Information Act, this meticulously researched book uncovers the untold story of New Zealand’s unprincipled and often hypocritical diplomacy. The consequences of repressive Indonesian rule have been tragic for the West Papuan people, who are experiencing ‘slow genocide’. West Papua remains largely closed to foreign journalists, but its story is now beginning to be heard. A growing number of Pacific Island nations are calling for change, but so far New Zealand has opted for caution and collusion to preserve a ‘business as usual’ relationship with Indonesia. See No Evil is a shocking account by one of New Zealand’s most respected authors on peace and Pacific issues, issuing a powerful call for a just and permanent solution – self-determination – for the people of West Papua.

    ISBN: 9781988531212
    Publication date: 01/06/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Leadbeater, Maire
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Selling the Dream: Classic New Zealand Tourism Posters
    Selling the Dream: Classic New Zealand Tourism Posters
    Vintage New Zealand tourism posters from 1920-1960 show a glamorous destination for international visitors. In the heady days of early tourism, New Zealand was viewed as a wonderland of scenic beauty, with spectacular sport-fishing, unique Maori culture, diverse geography and ease of travel -with planes and trains transporting visitors all over the country.

    ISBN: 9781869664442
    Publication date: 01/03/2016
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Alsop, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Shops
    Shops
    A collaboration between well-known writer Steve Braunias and acclaimed photographer Peter Black, who have worked together to produce a book devoted to sad, deserted, beautiful, wistful New Zealand shops. Peter has taken 44 colour photographs of shops in the North and South Islands. They are sometimes confrontational, sometimes gentle, and much else. Steve has written a personal essay.

    ISBN: 9780908689941
    Publication date: 01/03/2017
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Braunias, Steve
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $40.00
  • Short History of New Zealand
    Short History of New Zealand
    A new edition of the bestselling short history on New Zealand, updated to include the Helen Clark years, the rise of John Key, the Christchurch earthquakes and the 2011 Rugby World Cup!


    ISBN: 9781869538439
    Publication date: 20/01/2014
    Price: $29.99
    Author: McLaughlan, Gordon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
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