• Rising from the Rubble: A health system's extraordinary response to the Canterbury earthquakes
    Rising from the Rubble: A health system's extraordinary response to the Canterbury earthquakes
    How do health care workers manage disaster on an unprecedented scale?

    The 2011 Canterbury earthquakes were more challenging to the region's health system than anyone could have expected. The injured needed immediate treatment, buildings and equipment were badly damaged, aftershocks continued to rock the area, and communities were disrupted by flooding, liquefaction and fear. Despite this, many ordinary people - hospital and laboratory staff, general practitioners (GPs), pharmacists and others - accomplished extraordinary things in the aftermath of such devastation.

    `Rising from the Rubble' gives a compelling account of those who rallied to maintain and rebuild essential health services, maintaining continuity of care for the most vulnerable - from older people to those with kidney failure - as well as dealing with the significant ongoing impact on mental health. From the immediate emergency response after the earthquakes to sustaining health services over the following years in highly demanding circumstances, the stories of medical staff joining forces, collaborating and volunteering are infused with sadness, pride and even joy.

    Based on interviews with those who lived and worked through the Canterbury earthquakes, and the authors' own experiences, `Rising from the Rubble' is an inspiring testament to commitment and recovery.

    ISBN: 9781988503066
    Publication date: 26/11/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Ardagh, Michael
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • 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
  • 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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