• Go Fast Or Go Home The Garth Hogan Story
    Go Fast Or Go Home The Garth Hogan Story
    Gareth Hogan is a man who has lived life in the fast lane. Having grown up in a motor-racing-mad household, he soon became hooked on drag racing and hot rods. This led to his becoming the first New Zealander to drive at more than 200 miles per hour, something he achieved at ‘Thunderpark’, Hastings in 1978.

    Fast forward 30 years and Gareth was off to the Bonneville salt flats, this time to see his 1934 Ford Roadster set a record when it clocked 193 miles per hour.

    While Garth’s life in motor racing is well documented, perhaps less known are his business achievements, his passion for vintage and warbird aircraft, and his involvement with the governing body of world motorsport – the FIA.

    Go Fast or Go Home is the story of an extraordinary life, and it serves as a powerful example of how successful anyone can be, given sufficient drive and desire.

    ISBN: 9780473528874
    Publication date: 09/11/2020
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Tim, Hanna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Heart to Start
    Heart to Start
    The story of a global start-up plus a guide for turning your ideas into action.

    The true story of how young entrepreneur Derek Handley conceived big ideas in New Zealand and launched them to the world, through a series of electric highs and crushing lows, before discovering what he was really put here to do. This book also includes a practical field guide for shaping your life dreams and goals and turning them into reality. It takes you inside the entrepreneurial mindset, covering energy and time management, filtering which projects to pursue, believing in yourself, redesigning habits and creating ideas that are uniquely yours.

    'Really inspirational and a great read! It will help and inspire budding entrepreneurs and appeal to anyone who wants to map out their lives.' - Richard Branson

    Buy this book if you want to:
    Build a dream you're struggling to make happen
    Start a company, project or idea but not sure how to
    Quit your job to do something more meaningful to you
    Do bold things you're too scared to do because of what others might think
    Plan your life on a bigger scale but have no idea where to start
    Discover what life you're here to live


    ISBN: 9780143771548
    Publication date: 19/06/2017
    Price: $20.00
    Author: Handley, Derek
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • Hello Darkness
    Hello Darkness
    "It's now a year exactly since my urologist told me I had an aggressive cancer that was incurable. I was rushed into hospital and thus began a year of chemotherapy, radiation and all the ups and downs of a sickness that arrived in my life with the noise and terror of an old fashioned train. During that time I wrote about my experience on my iphone, on Facebook, and I received in return an explosion of aroha on that most cynical of mediums - the internet. There was advice, commentary, encouragement, accompaniment. The posts became the basis for Hello Darkness.

    I made something out of nothing - if near-death experiences can be said to be nothing. I learnt a lot. I am a different person to who I was then. And so a year passes and today I am grateful to be in good health. I no longer walk with a stick. I am gardening at the moment. The terrible pain of my last radiation vanishes in a glow of anticipation. So what is Hello Darkness exactly? It's really my record of a remarkable year in which I found I had incurable prostate cancer that had metastised in my bones. I wanted my posts to express the minutest aspect of what I was feeling, seeing, experiencing.

    I am - for better or worse - ruthlessly observant. There were highs, and lows. I felt remorse for some things I had done in life as I looked backwards. But I felt this strange, almost bewildering pleasure in being alive. I had this crazy optimism that kept me going each morning. The fact is I felt lucky to be alive. I think when you state a general truth, it had a startling effect. We live in such a f*cked-up world, truth is like a prism falling into a vat full of crap and that single drop changes what it comes into contact with and things become crystal clear.

    Steve Braunias at The Spinoff posted my FB writings. The posts went viral. Then Hello Darkness won the 2018 Media Voyager Award for best personal essay. "Wry, acute and confessional, but most of all wise." Was I wise? All I was doing was trying to tell my truth.

    Hello Darkness is full of colour photos and is my lively letter to the future, written under the shade of death but always grasping towards what's essential, true, real. That's what this book is: my report on experience, my personal diary made public. My survival guide. My truth.

    ISBN: 9780473451622
    Publication date: 01/03/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Wells, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Her Way
    Her Way
    Her Way is a collection of authentic stories of New Zealand female business founders succeeding in business here and internationally, doing so on their own terms, and with heart. Includes women from Auckland, Wellington, Christchuch, Nelson, Hawkes Bay, Havelock North and more. The personal stories these women share are real and inspiring - sharing the ups and downs, the trials and challenges, but also showcasing the successes achieved through a more 'inherently female' style of doing business. The traditionally classified 'feminine' personality traits such as caring, nurturing, kindness, sharing, helping others, collaborating, creating win-win deals, being mindful of our effect on others and on the environment, balancing family and business, and more, can be harnessed to create a better way of doing business. More and more businesses are enjoying significant commercial success through these values (both female and male led). Women featured include: - Lisa King, Eat my Lunch - Brianne West, Ethique - Anna Guenther, Pledge Me - Sue de Bievre, Beany - Jan Hellreigel, Musician, Songbroker, Airplane Music Services

    ISBN: 9780473510763
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Thomas, Jacqui
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • History of Silence a Memoir
    History of Silence a Memoir
    The 2011 earthquake which shook Christchurch to its core led Lloyd Jones to investigate his own foundations and family past. And so begins a quest to revisit what has been buried by a legacy of silence. Piecing together his own memories with clues of what has been deliberately forgotten by his parents, Jones embarks on a journey of discovery - uncovering hardships endured and sorrows kept hidden. Grandparents never spoken of or met emerge from dusty archives as he unearths lives torn apart by tragedy and unspoken mysteries. Like the city that is exposed, Jones must come to terms with a history that is not one he may have imagined.

    ISBN: 9780143569473
    Publication date: 21/08/2013
    Price: $38.00
    Author: Jones, Lloyd
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • How We Met
    How We Met
    Stand-up comedian Michele A'Court rekindles the passion, with a brilliant collection of 'How We Met' stories. How We Met is based on a collection of 'How We Met' stories - those lovely stories couples love to tell (and we all love to hear) about how they got together. The author's theory: that these stories of how couples meet - the romantic, absurd, serendipitous, convoluted, scandalous, breath-taking moments of connection - help to weave their lives together. Partly as 'proof' that they were meant to begin this couple-journey, and also because in each retelling they go back to those first falling-in-love feelings and rekindle the passion.The theory is based on a hunch, which itself is based on nothingmore than the author's observations of watching couples as they talk. Michele then tests her thesis out on a neuroscientist and a psychologist, and by the end of the book, has some useful things to say not only about how great love starts,but how it stays great.

    ISBN: 9781775540939
    Publication date: 19/03/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: A'Court, Michele
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Hudson and Halls  the Good of Love
    Hudson and Halls the Good of Love
    Hudson & Halls: The food of love is more than just a love story, though a love story it certainly is. It is a tale of two television chefs who helped change the bedrock bad attitudes of a nation in the 1970s and 80s to that unspoken thing - homosexuality.
    Peter Hudson and David Halls became reluctant role models for a `don't ask, don't tell' generation of gay men and women who lived by omission. They were also captains of a culinary revolution that saw the overthrow of Aunty Daisy and Betty Crocker and the beginnings of Pacific-rich, Asian-styled international cuisine.
    Their drinking, bitching and bickering on screen, their spontaneous unchoreographed movements across the stage that left cameras and startled production staff exposed broke taboos and melted formalities. They captivated an unlikely bunch of viewers, from middle-aged matrons to bush-shirted blokes.
    Hudson and Halls were pioneers of celebrity television as we know it today: the naughty, not-quite-normal boys next door who rocketed to stardom on untrained talent and a dream.
    When Peter Hudson became seriously ill with prostate cancer, David Halls was inconsolable.
    What remained unchanged through it all was their abiding love for each other.
    In this riveting, fast-paced and meticulously researched book, New York Times bestselling author Joanne Drayton celebrates the legacy of the unforgettable Hudson and Halls.

    ISBN: 9781988531267
    Publication date: 01/10/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Drayton, Joanne
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Husnas Story Why I Forgave My Wife's Killer
    Husnas Story Why I Forgave My Wife's Killer
    Husna's Story is written by Husna's husband Farid Ahmed. They were praying at El Noor Mosque in Christchurch when a gunman burst in and shot and killed 51 people and injured many others in a terrorist attack. This book tells Husna's story, describing the day of the attack - in all of its normal, mundane detail up until the tragedy, and then the horrendous tragedy of what followed.

    Interwoven with this is the story of Husna's life, telling of the selflessness and bravery with which she lived her life. As well as looking after her paraplegic husband, Husna was an important member of the community, helping women when they were giving birth, running classes for children and helping many others. Her last selfless act was going back into the mosque to look for her husband on that fateful day. She had already led the other women and children to safety. Tragically she was shot.

    Husna's husband, Farid Ahmed, quite incredibly, forgives the alleged killer. His remarkable philosophy of forgiveness, peace and love is an example of how religion and faith, through personal application, can be a tool for navigating the most horrific of tragedies.

    ISBN: 9781988547480
    Publication date: 03/03/2020
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Ahmed, Farid
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Impossible My Story
    Impossible My Story
    An extraordinary memoir about family, love, belief, redemption and the power of forgiveness

    Stan Walker is one of the finest singers to emerge from Australia and New Zealand Aotearoa in a generation. When Stan won Australian Idol in 2009, he was thrown head-first into the deep end of the music industry. What followed were some of the highest highs, and the lowest of lows. Few knew about the darkness in Stan's past - the violent upbringing, the sexual abuse and the struggle to be more than just a survivor.

    Impossible is a personal reflection on life growing up in a family where love and violence were horribly entwined. It's a story about forgiveness and a journey to redemption. It's a tale of a young Maori boy from Tauranga finding his place on the world stage while never forgetting who he is and where he came from.

    Stan's is a story of survival against impossible odds. Abuse and addiction, hardship and excess, cancer and discrimination - Stan tells it all with startling honesty and insight, and with a wonderful sense of warmth and hope. It's an important and un-putdownable read.

    ISBN: 9781775541479
    Publication date: 07/10/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Walker, Stan
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • In the Time of the Manaroans
    In the Time of the Manaroans
    At fourteen Miro Bilbrough falls out with the communist grandmother who has raised her since she was seven, and is sent to live with her father and his rural-hippy friends. It is 1978, Canvastown, New Zealand, and the Floodhouse is a dwelling of pre-industrial gifts and deficiencies set on the banks of the Wakamarina River, which routinely invades its rooms. Isolated in rural poverty, the lives of Miro and her father and sister are radically enhanced by the Manaroans charismatic hippies who use their house as a crash pad on journeys to and from a commune in a remote corner of the Marlborough Sounds. Arriving by power of thumb, horseback and hooped canvas caravan, John of Saratoga, Eddie Fox, Jewels and company set about rearranging the lives and consciousness of the blasted family unit. In the Time of the Manaroans brilliantly captures a largely unwritten historical culture, the Antipodean incarnation of the Back to the Land movement. Contrarian, idealistic, sexually opportunistic and self-mythologising too, this was a movement, as the narrator duly discovers, not conceived with adolescents in mind.

    ISBN: 9781776563128
    Publication date: 13/08/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Bilbrough, Miro
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Interregnum
    Interregnum
    Is New Zealand's political settlement beginning to fray? And does this mean we're entering the interregnum, that ambiguous moment between society-wide discontent and political change? In BWB's latest book of essays, edited by Morgan Godfery, ten of New Zealand's best emerging thinkers gather to debate the 'morbid symptoms' of the current moment, from precarious work to climate change, and to discuss what shape change might take, from 'the politics of love' to postcapitalism. The Interregnum interrogates the future from the perspective of the generation who will help shape it.

    ISBN: 9780947492649
    Publication date: 07/03/2016
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Godfery, Morgan
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Into the Darklands and Beyond
    Into the Darklands and Beyond
    Nigel Latta is a forensic psychologist. He spends his working life with the sort of people most of us would prefer to pretend didn't exist. In this new edition of his ground-breaking book, which is the inspiration for the TVNZ series Beyond the Darklands, Nigel takes us inside the minds of some of the most chilling characters to walk our streets. As writer and presenter of Beyond the Darklands, Nigel has updated his book to include new material on significant recent cases since it was last released in 2005. Now a respected media commentator and recognised expert in sexual abuse, sexual crimes and for his work with severely disturbed children and young people, Nigel is a regular columnist with Littlies Magazine and has a parenting slot on National Radio. The television series Beyond The Darklands will be screening post July 2007 and will be marketed and publicised by TVNZ as a major local documentary series, further increasing Nigel's profile.

    ISBN: 9781869506698
    Publication date: 14/09/2007
    Price: $30.99
    Author: Latta, Nigel
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.99
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