• Our Canterbury: a Photographic Journey
    Our Canterbury: a Photographic Journey
    As New Zealand's largest region, it is perhaps not surprising that Canterbury should present a wide opportunity for photography generally and the scenic genre in particular. The scope is immense, from its pristine beaches to its verdant areas of native bush, from the country's highest mountains to some of the oldest and most beautiful heritage buildings. Sadly, many of these buildings fell victim to the 2010/11 earthquakes but many remain. Covered in this book are the small rural towns from North Canterbury down to South Canterbury's Waitaki River.

    ISBN: 9781877303487
    Publication date: 02/03/2015
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Morath, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Photographic Guide to Ferns of New Zealand
    Photographic Guide to Ferns of New Zealand
    Ferns occur in great abundance in New Zealand - there are nearly 200 native species alone occurring everywhere from the coast through to the country's alpine regions. Then there are the fern allies - including clubmosses and forkferns that have an even longer fossil history than ferns. However, most of the ferns and fern allies described in this guide are the commoner species that are more likely to be seen when journeying around the New Zealand countryside. For ease of reference the common names are highlighted in the text although all species described are listed according to their scientific names so that their affinities with related species may be seen more easily.

    ISBN: 9781877246944
    Publication date: 01/03/2003
    Price: $25.99
    Author: Metcalf, Lawrie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.99
  • 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
  • Portrait of New Zealand
    Portrait of New Zealand
    The country's longest-standing scenic book, A Portrait of New Zealand depicts the landscapes of the North and South Islands in over 200 glorious photographs. The book was first published in 1982 in two separate volumes, with the combined edition published in 1988 and reprinted every year since. Today, with over 200,000 sales to its credit, A Portrait of New Zealand is a Platinum title on the Premier New Zealand Bestsellers list - a statistic that testifies to the book's immense appeal and its high value for money. The current edition contains the same well-loved images but has been given new colour reproduction throughout in order to restore the spectacular quality of the original photographs. Errol Brathwaite's original text has been revised and rewritten by the multi-award-winning journalist and writer Jill Worrall, who was voted Cathay Pacific Travel Writer of the Year in 2005.

    ISBN: 9781869663599
    Publication date: 01/03/2012
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Jacobs, Warren
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Portrait of New Zealand
    Portrait of New Zealand
    The country's longest-standing scenic book, 'A Portrait of New Zealand' depicts the landscapes of the North and South Islands in over 200 photographs. The book was first published in 1982 in two separate volumes, with the combined edition published in 1988 and reprinted every year since. This new edition contains the same well-loved images but has been given new colour reproduction throughout in order to restore teh spectacular quality of the original photographs. Errol Brathwaite's original text has been revised and rewritten by the mulit-award winning journalist and writer Jill Worrall.

    ISBN: 9781869660918
    Publication date: 01/09/2005
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Jacobs, Warren
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $29.99
  • Seasons of Erewhon
    Seasons of Erewhon
    'Erewhon is a place with a strong respect for the past, its forebears and the way they eked an honest living from the land, working with the weather and rivers. 'With no beginning and no end, the cycle of life in the high country continues as it always has. These soaring mountains and cavernous valleys look the same as when Butler and others explored on horseback 150 years ago - only the seasons change.' The legendary Erewhon Station is a 13,500-hectare property at the headwaters of the Rangitata River, Canterbury. Nestled within the majestic Southern Alps, and neighbouring the equally historic Mesopotamia and Mount Potts stations, this fabled New Zealand high country served as the backdrop for The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. Erewhon is New Zealand's true home of the working horse, and a station that brings its past into the present - most 'tractor work' is done with a team of Clydesdales and all stock work, including the traditional autumn muster, is carried out on horseback or on foot.
    Seasons of Erewhon at once captures the spirit of history as well as the distinctive story of enterprise and isolation through the current lease holders: the laconic Colin Drummond and his effervescent partner Erin Cassie. Writer Yvonne Martin and photographer David Hallett follow the couple and their crew as they work this harsh land throughout the seasons, capturing the station's wild, dramatic and ever-changing natural environment.

    ISBN: 9780143573425
    Publication date: 21/10/2015
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Martin, Yvonne and Hallett, David
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • Shelter from the Storm the Story of New Zealand's Backcountry Huts
    Shelter from the Storm the Story of New Zealand's Backcountry Huts
    One of the defining and unique features of the New Zealand outdoors is the backcountry hut. New Zealand has a remarkably diverse network of these huts, unparalleled anywhere else in the world, and for those who venture into our wild places there is often a passionate attachment to these humble structures. Shelter from the Storm is a landmark publication, the first wide-ranging history of our hut network. The authors provide an overview of who built the huts - tramping and mountaineering clubs, the Department of Internal Affairs, Lands and Survey, New Zealand Forest Service, Park Boards and DOC - as well as why they were built, which includes farming, mining, tourism, tramping and climbing, hunting and deer culling, science and as monuments. For each of these sections the authors profile a wide range of representative huts, and recount the fascinating stories that invariably surround them. This is a wonderful book, meticulously researched and lavishly illustrated with a huge range of historic and contemporary photographs. Its significance and appeal is far-reaching, as this is a subject that has a genuine resonance with many, many New Zealanders.

    ISBN: 9781877517709
    Publication date: 01/09/2012
    Price: $79.99
    Author: Barnett, Shaun
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $79.99
  • Toku Whenua: Aotearoa: Nz Map in Maori
    Toku Whenua: Aotearoa: Nz Map in Maori
    You can now learn at a glance the features and names of places in New Zealand in Maori language. This poster-sized map of New Zealand shows significant natural and built landmarks around the country and the names of cities and towns in Maori. This map is in hard-wearing material and is suitable for pre-schools, schools and homes. The map will inspire children to learn more about the country they live in and increase their Maori language skills as they name and talk about the features of different places.

    ISBN: 9781775502906
    Publication date: 30/06/2016
    Price: $25.00
    Format: Map
    Price: $25.00
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