• When Running Made History
    When Running Made History
    ‘A front-row seat to running’s most inspiring and historic moments, with New Zealand in a major role.’ Nick Willis MNZM, two-time Olympic medallist, New Zealand record-holder 1500 m
    ‘Roger’s account of the global rise of women’s running is the best I’ve ever seen. I’m honoured that my win in the New York Marathon and Lorraine Moller’s in the Avon Marathon are central to his story.’ Allison Roe MBE, winner and record-breaker, Boston and New York City Marathons
    ‘Roger Robinson is uniquely placed to write this riveting memoir. Throughout the running revolution he’s been a world-class runner, commentator, broadcaster and writer. It is an insider’s view of running – intimate, persuasive and informative.’ Lloyd Jones, Hon DLitt, award-winning New Zealand novelist, Man Booker Prize finalist

    Roger Robinson has been witness to many great moments in the history of running, and to those when running made history in ways beyond sport. As an excited child at the post-war London Olympics, an ardent spectator following the drama of Peter Snell and Murray Halberg at Rome, stadium announcer at the transformative Christchurch Commonwealth Games, TV commentator when Ben Johnson got busted, and more recently as a journalist reporting live on the Boston Marathon bombings, Robinson was there. In a unique cross-over of literature, history and autobiography, Robinson tells of running in Berlin at the moment of German reunification and in New York’s Central Park the day the Twin Towers fell; he is on the TV microphone for Kenya’s first major running victory; and has to find words to help a stadium crowd mourn for the lives lost in the Christchurch earthquake. ‘When Running Made History’ is a superb depiction of the modern running movement. It provides a compelling, close-up account of the American running boom, the defiant emergence of women’s running, the glorious dawn of Africa’s ascendance, the sport’s redefinition of ageing, and its important role in environmental conservation. Robinson lets us run alongside as history is made by Emil Zátopek, Abebe Bikila, Ron Clarke, Dick Tayler, Allison Roe, Paula Radcliffe, Nick Willis, Meb Keflezighi and 85-year-old superstar Ed Whitlock. Robinson brings to life the days when running shaped the world, and shows why so many millions love to run and why running is worth loving.

    Roger Robinson, now Emeritus Professor, is remembered as an outstanding teacher of English at Canterbury and Victoria universities, and by a wider public as stadium announcer at the Christchurch and Auckland Commonwealth Games, and an acclaimed commentator for TVNZ. His books include ‘Katherine Mansfield: In From the Margin’, the ‘Oxford Companion to New Zealand Literature’ and ‘Heroes and Sparrows: A Celebration of Running’

    Praise for the US edition of When Running Made History (Syracuse University Press, 2018)
    ‘Among the countless books on athletics and running that I have reviewed over the past 60 years, this seminal book is one of the very best. Readers will be enthralled by this eloquent, knowledgeable, humorous, poignant work by a wonderfully descriptive writer.’ Mel Watman, Athletics International, UK



    ISBN: 9781988503080
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Robinson, Roger
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Wild Horses of the World
    Wild Horses of the World
    Wild horses have been an important part of wildlife on Earth for centuries, yet many herds now face serious threats - and very few people can claim to have seen them galloping free across the plains, or scaling mountain passes.


    Kelly Wilson has. For this book, she spent years researching the world's wildest herds, travelling the globe and living among them. From the remote forests of Canada and snowcapped mountains of America, to the unforgiving deserts of Australia and windswept beaches of New Zealand, Kelly has captured a raw and honest portrayal of these animals - their rugged beauty, their unique way of life, and the harsh, yet picturesque landscapes they call home.


    Live the adventure alongside her, as Kelly looks into the secret lives of wild horses, how their populations are managed, and the many hardships they must overcome in their fight for survival.

    ISBN: 9780143772910
    Publication date: 29/09/2020
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Wilson, Kelly
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $60.00
  • Wild Kinship Conversations With Conscious Entrepreneurs
    Wild Kinship Conversations With Conscious Entrepreneurs
    Meet the industry leaders who are foraging a new path and changing the world in their wake, from tiny-home builders, permaculture growers and muesli bar curators to ceramic jewellers, coffee bean roasters, hat makers and menstrual cup innovators. Wild Kinship defies the normal business model and looks at different industries where positive change is being made in the form of simple pleasures like your morning cup of joe.
    Become inspired creatively, professionally and personally and understand how you as an individual can take the power back and move forward with positive, rewarding and attainable lifestyle changes that help to aid our planet.
    Wild Kinship is a book about life and love. About our communities, our livelihoods and how to find both balance and success personally, by nurturing the wellness of the world around us.

    ISBN: 9780995118041
    Publication date: 09/03/2020
    Price: $60.00
    Author: Hemmingson, Monique
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $60.00
  • 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
  • Women Now the Legacy of Female Suffrage
    Women Now the Legacy of Female Suffrage
    It's 125 years since New Zealand women won the right to vote. But the battle for the right to so much else is ongoing. This first volume in the Te Papa `Thinking About' series is published to mark the 125th anniversary of suffrage, and brings together provocative, insightful and energetically argued essays by 12 leading New Zealand writers and thinkers, based around objects from Te Papa's collection.

    Sandra Coney, Holly Walker, Barbara Brookes, Tina Makereti, Sue Bradford, Morgan Godfery, Golriz Ghahraman, Dame Fiona Kidman, Ben Schrader, Charlotte MacDonald, Grace Taylor and Megan Whelan examine how New Zealand women have fared since 1893.

    ISBN: 9780994146007
    Publication date: 13/09/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Labrum, Bronwyn
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
  • Wonderland
    Wonderland
    A superb tribute to the New Zealand landscape photography of Whites Aviation. Many of New Zealand's best hand-coloured photos were produced by Whites Aviation between the 1950s and 1970s and changed the way we saw our country. These glorious scenic vistas were a sensation, adorning offices and lounges throughout the land. Now, despite massive changes in society and photography, these images remain sought-after collectors' items, a charming reminder of gentler, quieter times.
    The photos in this book were first presented in Peter Alsop's book 'Hand-Coloured New Zealand: The Photographs of Whites Aviation', which was published in large format in 2016 by Potton & Burton, and which was an immediate hit, quickly selling out.

    'Wonderland' collects the best of these images in a more condensed edition, presented in the style of a New Zealand pictorial and geographically organised from Northland and Auckland, down to the deep south. The introduction tells the story of Whites Aviation, with profiles of the key personalities behind this company's success.

    ISBN: 9781988550152
    Publication date: 09/10/2020
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Peter, Alsop
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Word to the Wise Untangling the mix-ups, misuse and myths of language
    Word to the Wise Untangling the mix-ups, misuse and myths of language
    Even the best wordsmiths can find themselves tripping over words that are commonly misused, mixed up or misspelled. Most of us have suffered the embarrassment of suddenly discovering that they have been using or spelling a word wrong for years, or, in some cases, their entire life. This useful reference untangles the mix-ups and misuses of language so that you can ensure you've got the word you're looking for, whether it's 'taught', 'taut', 'tort' or 'torte'. With definitions, examples of how to sharpen up text and improve your writing, lists of useful social media abbreviations and a discussion of unusual plurals, this playful look at the often bizarre and frustrating English language has got you covered. Word to the Wise will help you get your word use straight, whether you're writing a book, blog, email or text message.

    ISBN: 9781775593546
    Publication date: 01/09/2018
    Price: $12.00
    Author: Broatch, Mark
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $12.00
  • Work, Passion, Power: Strategies for a Working Life You Will Love
    Work, Passion, Power: Strategies for a Working Life You Will Love
    Today's work and career patterns are being disrupted with various threats. This book explains: How to thrive in work in spite of rapid change. Decision-making strategies for long-term success. Mindset tools for challenges in career development. Practical steps for making your career matter to you and future-proofing your career with passion.

    ISBN: 9781927212325
    Publication date: 01/08/2017
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Harre, Max & Frances
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • World of Art and Design
    World of Art and Design
    Peter Hall is an internationally recognised fabric designer and an award-winning New Zealand artist. This is his second book.

    A World of Art & Design: a journey between two worlds is a beautifully crafted and lavishly illustrated coffee table book containing 135 of Peter's most outstanding designs and paintings. The text and portfolio of his work combine to illustrate the story of his personal artistic conundrum of bridging the gap between the different creative worlds of a designer and a painter.

    ISBN: 9780473510138
    Publication date: 09/04/2020
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Peter, Hall
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Worth a Detour North Island
    Worth a Detour North Island
    Travel writer Peter Janssen has travelled extensively around the North and South Island and here he shares special quirky experiences and sublime scenery that are known to locals but are most often bypassed by visitors heading to better-known attractions. Avoid the mass of tourists and stroll empty beaches, experience unusual sights and adventures and uncover the other side of New Zealand's history and landscape with this comprehensive guidebook. Divided into geographic areas of the North and South Island, each entry includes descriptions, history, directions, addresses and contact phone numbers where relevant. Colour sections of photographs bring the text to life and location maps help plan your itinerary.


    ISBN: 9781869665265
    Publication date: 01/11/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Janssen, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Worth a Detour South Island
    Worth a Detour South Island
    Travel writer Peter Janssen has travelled extensively around the North and South Island and here he shares special quirky experiences and sublime scenery that are known to locals but are most often bypassed by visitors heading to better-known attractions. Avoid the mass of tourists and stroll empty beaches, experience unusual sights and adventures and uncover the other side of New Zealand's history and landscape with this comprehensive guidebook. Divided into geographic areas of the North and South Island, each entry includes descriptions, history, directions, addresses and contact phone numbers where relevant. Colour sections of photographs bring the text to life and location maps help plan your itinerary.

    ISBN: 9781869665371
    Publication date: 11/11/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Janssen, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
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