• Pushing Boundaries New Zealand Protestants and Overseas Missions 1827-1939
    Pushing Boundaries New Zealand Protestants and Overseas Missions 1827-1939
    We know a lot about the early missionaries who came to New Zealand from 1814 and how Christianity developed through their complex interactions with Maori. Less well known are the ways in which settler churches of Aotearoa New Zealand reached out to engage in missionary activity in other parts of the world. Pushing Boundaries is the first book-length attempt to tell the story of the evolution of overseas missionary activity by New Zealands Protestant churches from the early nineteenth century up to World War II. In this thought-provoking book, Hugh Morrison outlines how and why missions became important to colonial churches -- the theological and social reasons churches supported missions, how their ideas were shaped, and what motivated individual New Zealanders to leave these shores to devote their lives elsewhere. Secondly, he connects this local story to some larger historical themes -- of gender, culture, empire, childhood and education. This book argues that understanding the overseas missionary activity of Protestant churches and groups can contribute to a more general understanding of how New Zealand has developed as a society and nation.

    ISBN: 9781927322178
    Publication date: 10/02/2016
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Morrison, Hugh
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 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
  • 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
  • Shotover Jet
    Shotover Jet
    ISBN: 9780473365493
    Price: $39.99
    Author: McLeod, Jenny
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Sir Edmund Hillary an Extraordinary Life
    Sir Edmund Hillary an Extraordinary Life
    60 years ago New Zealand's greatest adventurer Edmund Hillary made world history with his ascent of Mt Everest. This intimate and inspiring book tells the full story of Sir Edmund Hillary's extraordinary life, from his expeditions to remote corners of the world to his humanitarian activities serving the Sherpa people. Drawing on Sir Ed's personal archives, it is a portrait of a revered yet modest man who lived life to the full - surviving personal tragedies as well as achieving historic triumphs, earning worldwide fame and displaying tireless philanthropy. Ranging from the roof of the world to the frozen extremes of the South Pole, Sir Edmund Hillary: An Extraordinary Life is a fitting and revealing tribute to a great man.

    ISBN: 9780143569404
    Publication date: 06/09/2013
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Johnston, Alexa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • So Brilliantly Clever Parker Hulme and the Murder that Shocked the World
    So Brilliantly Clever Parker Hulme and the Murder that Shocked the World
    The brutal, premeditated murder of Honorah Parker in 1954 in a lonely park by her 16-year-old daughter Pauline and Pauline's 15-year-old friend Juliet Hulme made shock headlines around the world. International media flocked to New Zealand to follow the trial. Still today, the murder remains one of the most interesting criminal cases of all time, and a source of intense public fascination throughout the world - especially since one of the murderers was revealed to be the murder-mystery writer Anne Perry, whose books sell in the millions. Lawyer and true crime writer Peter Graham writes of the secrets and lies that permeated the girls' families, the bizarre lead-up to the murder, the girls' conviction and imprisonment, and their lives following their release. He also examines Parker's and Hulme'' actions in the light of modern psychology. In the 1950s the two girls were suspected of lesbianism, and judged and imprisoned as inherently evil. Would this happen today?

    ISBN: 9781877551123
    Publication date: 28/10/2011
    Price: $42.00
    Author: Graham, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
  • Stolen Island: Searching for 'ata
    Stolen Island: Searching for 'ata
    One day in 1863 a strange ship stopped at 'Ata, a tiny island in the wild seas between Tonga and New Zealand, and sailed away with one hundred and forty-four men, women, and children. The 'Atans were never heard from again, and in Tonga their fate became the subject of legends and superstitions. Uncovering the tragedy of 'Ata takes Scott Hamilton on a journey to the kava circles and caves of Tonga and back to the streets of Auckland. The Stolen Island is a twenty-first century true sea story revealing slavers, mutinies, castaways, pirates and a cruel streak in Pacific history that is often overlooked but not forgotten.

    ISBN: 9780947518110
    Publication date: 21/11/2016
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Hamilton, Scott
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Strange Beautiful Excitement: Katherine Mansfields Wellington 1888-1903
    Strange Beautiful Excitement: Katherine Mansfields Wellington 1888-1903
    How does a city make a writer? Described by Fiona Kidman as a ‘ravishing, immersing read’, A Strange Beautiful Excitement is a ‘wild ride’ through the Wellington of Katherine Mansfield’s childhood. From the grubby, wind-blasted streets of Thorndon to the hushed green valley of Karori, author Redmer Yska, himself raised in Karori, retraces Mansfield’s old ground: the sights, sounds and smells of the rickety colonial capital, as experienced by the budding writer. Along the way his encounters and dogged research – into her Beauchamp ancestry, the social landscape, the festering, deadly surroundings – lead him (and us) to reevaluate long-held conclusions about the writer’s shaping years. They also lead to a thrilling discovery. This haunting and beautifully vivid book combines fact and fiction, biography and memoir, as Yska rediscovers Mansfield’s Wellington, unearthing her childhood as he goes, shining a new lamp on old territory. "It’s not enough to say I immensely enjoyed A Strange Beautiful Excitement … it’s simply splendid." – Dame Fiona Kidman "… the best account I have ever read of Wellington and Karori as they were in Mansfield’s day … Vivid and vigorous, it is a pleasure to read." – Kathleen Jones, KM biographer

    ISBN: 9780947522544
    Publication date: 01/08/2017
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Yska, Redmer
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
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