• 100% Pure Future New Zealand Tourism Renewed
    100% Pure Future New Zealand Tourism Renewed
    Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on New Zealand tourism, but the industry was already troubled by unchecked growth and questionable governance that has put pressure on the environment, infrastructure and communities. In this urgent collection of essays, nine authors outline their vision for sustainable tourism, the barriers to achieving it and how they can be overcome.
    This BWB Text is a rallying call for a genuine tourism 'reset' that puts the environment first and creates more meaningful exchanges between visitors and their hosts.

    ISBN: 9781988587684
    Publication date: 08/09/2020
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Bennett, Sarah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • 14 Blown Kisses
    14 Blown Kisses
    When we’re apart from the ones we love, how do we get our kisses to them? We blow them! The blown kisses in this charming book travel far. Tied to a rocket, attached to a pigeon, kicked like a rugby ball – and many other imaginative ways. Wayne Youle (Ngapuhi, Ngati Whakaeke, Ngati Pakeha) is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists. His work is bright, playful and full of kindness. Wayne lived in isolation for 14 days during the COVID-19 lockdown. He created 14 ways to share blown kisses with his sons. This book is dedicated to everyone around the world in lockdown who can only blow their kisses. A book for children. And a delightful gift for anyone. Available in te reo Maori and English.

    ISBN: 9781877375699
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Youle, Wayne
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $19.99
  • 14 Nga Tohu Aroha Ka Tukuna (14 Blown Kisses Te Reo Maori)
    14 Nga Tohu Aroha Ka Tukuna (14 Blown Kisses Te Reo Maori)
    When we’re apart from the ones we love, how do we get our kisses to them? We blow them! The blown kisses in this charming book travel far. Tied to a rocket, attached to a pigeon, kicked like a rugby ball – and many other imaginative ways.

    Wayne Youle (Ngapuhi, Ngati Whakaeke, Ngati Pakeha) is one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading contemporary artists. His work is bright, playful and full of kindness. Wayne lived in isolation for 14 days during the COVID-19 lockdown. He created 14 ways to share blown kisses with his sons. This book is dedicated to everyone around the world in lockdown who can only blow their kisses. A book for children. And a delightful gift for anyone.

    Available in te reo Maori and English.

    ISBN: 9781877375668
    Publication date: 01/12/2020
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Youle, Wayne
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $19.99
  • 365 Days of Art in Nature
    365 Days of Art in Nature
    In 365 Days of Art in Nature, Lorna Scobie, invites the reader to take a closer look at the natural world - whether that's outside on location, or inside their own home - reminding us all that regardless of whether we live in the city or the countryside, wildlife is just on our doorstep.

    ISBN: 9781784883256
    Publication date: 20/08/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Scobie, Lorna
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • 4 Day Week
    4 Day Week
    In The 4 Day Week, entrepreneur and business innovator Andrew Barnes makes the case for the four-day week as the answer to many of the ills of the 21st-century global economy.

    Barnes conducted an experiment in his own business, the New Zealand trust company Perpetual Guardian, and asked his staff to design a four-day week that would permit them to meet their existing productivity requirements on the same salary but with a 20% cut in work hours. The outcomes of this trial, which no business leader had previously attempted on these terms, were stunning. People were happier and healthier, more engaged in their personal lives, and more focused and productive in the office.

    The world of work has seen a dramatic shift in recent times: the former security and benefits associated with permanent employment are being displaced by the less stable gig economy. Barnes explains the dangers of a focus on flexibility at the expense of hard-won worker protections, and argues that with the four-day week, we can have the best of all worlds: optimal productivity, work-life balance, worker benefits and, at long last, a solution to pervasive economic inequities such as the gender pay gap and lack of diversity in business and governance.

    THE 4 DAY WEEK is a practical, how-to guide for business leaders and employees alike that is applicable to nearly every industry. Using qualitative and quantitative data from research gathered through the Perpetual Guardian trial and other sources by the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology, the book presents a step-by-step approach to preparing businesses for productivity-focused flexibility, from the necessary cultural conditions to the often complex legislative considerations.

    The story of Perpetual Guardian's unprecedented work experiment has made headlines around the world and stormed social media, reaching a global audience over 4.5 billion. A mix of trenchant analysis, personal observation and actionable advice, THE 4 DAY WEEK is an essential guide for leaders and workers seeking to make a change for the better in their work world.

    ISBN: 9780349424903
    Publication date: 14/01/2020
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Barnes, Andrew
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • 50 Years Young  a History of the Young Farmer of the Year
    50 Years Young a History of the Young Farmer of the Year
    For 50 years the New Zealand Young Farmer of the Year awards have tested the mettle of New Zealand men and women as they go to head to head in a challenging competition that tests a range of farming and agribusiness skills. This warm-hearted book tells that history, beginning with the first regional final in 1969, broadcast live from a hall at Lincoln College, and with a bemused sheep on the stage. These days 300 contestants sign up each year to demonstrate their skills at everything from fencing to accounting. This book tells the story of a unique event that draws on the traditions of heartland New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9780995102941
    Publication date: 08/02/2019
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Taylor, Kate
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • Ageing Well
    Ageing Well
    ISBN: 9781877429453
    Publication date: 15/03/2021
    Price: $39.95
    Author: Doug, Wilson
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.95
  • Alarmist Fifty Years Measuring Climate Change
    Alarmist Fifty Years Measuring Climate Change
    His research was urgent fifty years ago. Now, it's critical. In the early 1970s, budding Kiwi scientist Dave Lowe was posted at an atmospheric monitoring station on the wind-blasted southern coast of New Zealand's North Island. On a shoestring salary he measured carbon in the atmosphere, collecting vital data towards what became one of the most important discoveries in modern science. What followed was a lifetime's career marked by hope and despair. As realisation dawned of what his measurements meant for the future of the planet, Dave travelled the world to understand more about atmospheric gases, along the way programming some of the earliest computers, designing cutting-edge equipment and conducting experiments both dangerous and mind-numbingly dull. From the sandy beaches of California to the stark winters of West Germany, the mesas of the Rocky Mountains and an Atlantic voyage across the equator, Dave has faced down climate deniers, foot-dragging bureaucracy and widespread complacency to open people's eyes to the effects of increasing fossil fuel emissions on our atmosphere. In equal parts adventure and a warning, and with the wisdom and frustration of half a century behind him, The Alarmist is the exhilarating autobiography of a pioneering Kiwi scientist who has dedicated his life to sounding the alarm on climate change.

    ISBN: 9781776564187
    Publication date: 13/05/2021
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Lowe, Dave
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • All Fall Down Christchurch's Lost Chimneys
    All Fall Down Christchurch's Lost Chimneys
    A house without a chimney doesn't really look like a home. Yet thousands of Christchurch houses no longer have a chimney after the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. The streets look strangely different without their familiar vertical accents. While this book was prompted by the Christchurch earthquake of September 2010, its author has long had a fascination with chimneys. He grew up in the smoggy Christchurch of the 1950s, not far from the Gasworks, and brick chimneys were all around him, both industrial and domestic, silhouetted against the red winter sunsets. He then noted the variety of British and European chimney pots seen on his travels, and realised that Christchurch had its own unique type, the Homebush pot. The book was first written over the summer of 2010, but then came the devastating February 2011 earthquake, with serious loss of life, and text and photographs alike had to be revisited. Many of the chimneys photographed after September were destroyed in February. This book is a visual history of Christchurch chimneys - domestic, commercial and industrial, most of which no longer exist.
    While noting the quirky and unusual, it also attempts to document the typical styles of successive periods, from late Victorian to Art Deco and the latest versions on new houses, that serve as reminders of the diverse heritage of the European chimney.

    ISBN: 9781927145104
    Edition: 1
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Rice, Geoffrey
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • All of this Is for You
    All of this Is for You
    In this new book, celebrated artist Ruby Jones shares dozens of luminous, heartfelt, hand-lettered artworks and messages. Life can be a bit overwhelming sometimes, but Ruby's witty, compassionate, beautifully observed drawings never fail to bring a smile of recognition, while her practical words of advice remind us how lucky we are to be here - and how we can be kinder to ourselves, to the people in our lives, and to the world around us. A thoughtful gift for any person needing a little inspiration in today's world. 'I hope that on any given day, rain or shine, happy tears or painful ones, you can open this book and find a page that speaks to you.' -Ruby Jones

    ISBN: 9780143774211
    Publication date: 05/11/2019
    Price: $24.00
    Author: Jones, Ruby
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $24.00
  • Ambition: What New Zealanders Think and Why It Matters
    Ambition: What New Zealanders Think and Why It Matters
    Many commentators say New Zealanders lack ambition, and that aspects of the New Zealandcharacter or our comfortable lives limit our achievements. We are said to be too keen on time off, too concerned about everyone fitting in, suspicious of people who try too hard, enthusiastic about humility, afraid of risk and failure, and relatively unmotivated everywhere but on the sports field. And yet Kiwis achieve at the very highest levels, both at home and overseas. This book looks at what ambition means to New Zealanders. It reviews what has been said about us over the years, and compares these comments with the results of a national survey of nearly 1,300 people conducted in mid 2018. Along the way it explains the connections between ambitionand economic performance, and the science of ambition and achievement. The book is part of a broader project, AmbitionNZ. The authors have filmed interviews with more than 150 people from all walks of life, from farmers and teachers to entrepreneurs and former Prime Ministers. A selection of these interviews will be shared on the ambition.nz website when the book is released.

    ISBN: 9780473458157
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Fry, Julie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • Animals in Emergencies Learning from the Christchurch Earthquake
    Animals in Emergencies Learning from the Christchurch Earthquake
    After the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that shook Canterbury on 4 September 2010, the news media were quick to report, with understandable relief, that no lives had been lost. In fact, this first quake killed at least 3000 chickens, eight cows, one dog, a lemur and 150 aquarium fish, and that was only the first of a series of even more catastrophic quakes that were to follow, in which many humans and animals perished. Animals in Emergencies: Learning from the Christchurch Earthquakes provides a record of what happened to the animals during and after these quakes, and asks what we can learn from these events and our response to them. The accounts of professionals and volunteers involved in the rescue, shelter and advocacy of the city's animals post-quakes are presented in the first part of the book, and are followed by the tales of individual animals. These accounts provide an honest and compelling historical record of how Christchurch's seismic activity affected human-animal relationships in both positive and negative ways. We share our lives with a variety of companion animals, including dogs, cats, horses, fish, birds, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs and turtles, and the stories of how the Canterbury earthquakes affected these animals are absorbing, sometimes heart-breaking and often heart-warming. The book also reports on the fate of urban wildlife such as hedgehogs, eels and seabirds, in the aftermath of liquefaction and other damage caused by the more than 20,000 aftershocks since the first major earthquake, and considers the particular risks to animals most vulnerable when disasters strike - those confined on farms and in laboratories.

    ISBN: 9781927145500
    Publication date: 13/12/2014
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Potts, Annie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
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