• Surf Dreams: New Zealand Surf Culture
    Surf Dreams: New Zealand Surf Culture
    From Ahipara in the north to Riverton in the south - Derek Morrison has surfed and photographed the best spots up and down the country.

    In this spectacularly illustrated book, he presents 15 major surfing communities and those who live there and who live to surf (Ahipara, Tutukaka, Piha, Whangamata, Mt Maunganui, Raglan, Taranaki, Gisborne, Lyall Bay, Kaikoura, Westport, Greymouth, Sumner, Dunedin, Riverton).

    The characters, the competitions, the breaks, the communities, the dream lifestyles.

    A foreword by legendary surfer and surfboard designer and maker Roger Hall looks at surfing culture and its importance to Kiwis.

    ISBN: 9780143774730
    Publication date: 03/11/2020
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Morrison, Derek
    Format: Plastic/Vinyl/Flexicover
    Price: $50.00
  • Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
    The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is the story of one of the world's greatest sporting challenges.

    In its 75th year, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has become an icon of Australia's summer sport, ranking in public interest with such national events as the Melbourne Cup, the Australian Open tennis and the Boxing Day cricket test. No regular annual yachting event in the world attracts such huge media coverage as does the start on Sydney Harbour.

    The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: A biography of a sporting icon is the story of one of the world's greatest sporting challenges, an event where men and women from all walks of life are inspired and challenged by the beauty and power of nature.

    The 628-nautical mile course is often described as the most gruelling long ocean race in the world, a challenge to everyone who takes part. A team effort as much as a personal challenge where one mistake can lead to defeat, while success can deliver national and international acclaim.

    Bestselling author Rob Mundle has competed in the race on three occasions and reported on it for both newspapers and television for more than fifty years. The pinnacle of his many writing achievements is the international bestselling book Fatal Storm, the powerful story of the tragic 1998 Sydney Hobart race.

    ISBN: 9780733339820
    Publication date: 18/11/2019
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Mundle, Rob
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Tea and Scotch With Bradman
    Tea and Scotch With Bradman
    Discovering the man behind the legend In 1995, journalist and author Roland Perry wrote to Sir Donald Bradman requesting an interview for a biography he was planning of the great cricketer. Surprisingly, the Don agreed. It was the start of a conversation that continued for years, during which the real Bradman shone, not only as a great sportsman but musician, brilliant thinker and humourist with a fondness for tea and a Scotch or two.

    In Tea and Scotch with Bradman, Perry paints an intimate and revealing portrait of the man many regard as the greatest Australian cricketer of all time.

    ISBN: 9780733338465
    Publication date: 21/10/2019
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Perry, Roland
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Truth Is Trouble the Strange Case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated
    Truth Is Trouble the Strange Case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated
    Why did the sacking of rugby player Israel Folau over his social media posts become one of the nation's most polarizing controversies? How could one man's religious views activate so many people in modern Australia? And what does the sides people found themselves on tell us about the kind of country we've become?

    Starting with this striking incident, triple Walkley Award winning journalist Malcolm Knox paints a vivid portrait of the divisions that underlie our recent history, from marriage equality to the covid lockdown. He shows how free speech has become the new flashpoint of the 'culture wars', and how it remains our deepest national faultline.

    ISBN: 9781760856144
    Publication date: 05/11/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Knox, Malcolm
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Warriors Celebrating 25 Years of the New Zealand Warriors
    Warriors Celebrating 25 Years of the New Zealand Warriors
    In 1995, the Warriors invaded the Australian Rugby League premiership - the first overseas club to be admitted - in a blaze of publicity and hype the likes of which New Zealand sport had never seen. The Warriors have taken their fans on a wild rollercoaster ride ever since, from the brink of collapse to within touching distance of ultimate glory and everywhere in between.
    They have played to the beat of their own drum for 25 seasons. The NRL trophy has remained agonisingly elusive, but the club has won a minor premiership, reached two grand finals, produced some of the modern era's finest players and countless memories. Few New Zealand teams in any code generate more passion, debate, exasperation and excitement than the Warriors.
    Warriors 25 covers the triumphs, heartbreaks, controversies and revivals that have kept supporters coming back for more for a quarter of a century. Sportswriter Will Evans tells the story of all 25 seasons - featuring interviews with some of the Warriors' most prominent players, coaches and administrators - in this exhaustively researched and officially club-endorsed book.
    Through the exhilarating highs and gut-wrenching lows of the past 25 years, this book covers the on- and off-field events of every season, the club's memorable matches and important figures, a wealth of trivia, including comprehensive records and stats for every game and player. Featuring full-colour photography throughout and a Warriors 25-year Team voted on by a panel of experts, this is a must-have tome for every rugby league fan!

    ISBN: 9781988538082
    Publication date: 06/12/2019
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Will, Evans
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Will to Win
    Will to Win
    A fascinating deep-dive into the development of the Silver Ferns' traditions, the evolution of team culture and the nuts-and-bolts of leadership at an elite sporting level.
    The 12 legendary players and coaches interviewed - including Lois Muir, Leigh Gibbs, Sandra Edge, Bernice Mene, Ruth Aitken and Casey Kopua - candidly discuss the highs and lows of their careers, and of the Silver Ferns, the effect of the intense rivalry with Australia, coping with gut-wrenching losses, and the resilience of players and coaches.
    For the first time the perspective of these key actors is the subject of serious analysis, and the book is a real insight into the psychology of a women's highperformance team. As such, it provides a practical guide for developing team culture and leadership for netball coaches at all levels.
    It also includes comments from Farah Palmer and Noeline Taurua on women in sport and leadership, and a brief history of New Zealand netball, including the gains and losses as netball moved into a semi-professional era, and the struggles for sponsorship and for media recognition, despite it being New Zealand's most popular team sport.

    ISBN: 9780995113558
    Publication date: 01/04/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Mccarthy, Lana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • With the Wind Behind Us
    With the Wind Behind Us
    From red socks to kauri yachts, these are the stories that made New Zealand Aotearoa a sailing nation

    Stretching back to the Pacific navigators and the great migrations from Polynesia to the humble 'P' class dinghy and the world-beating success of Team New Zealand: With the Wind Behind Us is a celebration of the stories that gave us our legendary sailing reputation.

    ISBN: 9781775541608
    Publication date: 29/10/2020
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Elliott, Matt
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
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