• Auckland Architecture  A Walking Guide
    Auckland Architecture A Walking Guide
    In this handy pocket guide, well-known architecture writer John Walsh teams up with architectural photographer Patrick Reynolds to offer a self-guided walking tour of 50 significant Auckland buildings, from the Victorian era to the brand new. The sparkling and informative text is accompanied by maps for each of the six routes.

    ISBN: 9780995113534
    Publication date: 08/02/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Walsh, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Balancing Acts Reflections of a New Zealand Diplomat: 2017
    Balancing Acts Reflections of a New Zealand Diplomat: 2017
    This is Gerald McGhie'sfascinating and insightful account of some of the highlights of almost 40 years service as a New Zealand diplomat - most notably in the Soviet Union - twice - first during the Brezhnev years of the Cold War; and second from 1990 when he witnessed the dramatic events that led to the fall of Gorbachev, the rise of Boris Yeltsin and the collapse of the Soviet Union, which saw him become New Zealand's last Ambassador to the Soviet Union and first to Russia. McGhie worked in Samoa earlier - shortly before independence in the 1960s, and later in Papua New Guinea. The author also presents a snapshot of the activities of a Wellington-based foreign service officer during the period he worked closely with the Foreign Minister on the sporting-contact issue in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Games in 1990. He also provides a personal perspective on New Zealand's foreign policy inthe modern era.

    ISBN: 9781927212318
    Publication date: 01/05/2017
    Price: $15.00
    Author: McGhie, Gerald
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
  • Be Your Own Boss and Succeed The 7 Qualities of a Successful Small Business Owner
    Be Your Own Boss and Succeed The 7 Qualities of a Successful Small Business Owner
    The book is based on the author's experience working with small businesses and aims to highlight to potential and current small business owners the critical factors that will determine whether or not the business will succeed. The book is simply written and contains many examples from small businesses found in the "Yellow Pages". It focuses on the 7 qualities the small business owner needs if he or she is to succeed.

    Bruce Plested, Founder and Chairman of Mainfreight Ltd has written the foreword.

    ISBN: 9780473434205
    Publication date: 01/08/2018
    Edition: RI
    Price: $25.00
    Author: Angell, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Beaut Little Book of New Zealand Slang
    Beaut Little Book of New Zealand Slang
    It's a well-known fact that Kiwis have their own way of talking, and without a guide you can easily come a greaser. Have a gink at this beaut little book, and you won't need to feel a nong any more. In fact, you'll be away laughing. You can put a ring around that!

    ISBN: 9780143009955
    Publication date: 19/05/2008
    Price: $12.99
    Author: Orsman, Harry
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $12.99
  • Being a True Hero
    Being a True Hero
    Suicide and mental illness are uncomfortable topics, yet, Michael carefully guides the reader through these difficult subjects in a remarkable way that leaves the reader feeling empowered and hopeful. Michael effortlessly merges scientific research with real-world examples. This book takes complex scientific information and presents it in a way so that anyone can understand it. Michael shows that suicide is caused by a wide range of reasons, from depression, anxiety, brain injuries, psychosis, lack of sleep, loneliness, failure and many more. More importantly, he shows that no matter how bad the situation is there is always hope and always options for things to get better. He shows that there are alos many options available for people who have been told "there is nothing we can do for you". The book is helpful for all parents, teachers, counsellors, social workers, sports coaches, employers, doctors, nurses and many more.

    ISBN: 9780473471903
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Hempseed, Michael
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Better Lives Migration, Wellbeing and New Zealand:
    Better Lives Migration, Wellbeing and New Zealand:
    "Better Lives provides a comprehensive overview of immigration in New Zealand, showing how immigration is not just an economic imperative that needs to be managed, but an opportunity to enhance people's lives. This book shifts immigration debate in Aotearoa in exactly the right direction."
    Dr Arama Rata (Ngati Maniapoto, Taranaki, Ngaruahine), NIDEA (National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis), University of Waikato

    Migration is at historically high levels and more than a quarter of the New Zealand population was born overseas. Yet immigration remains a deeply contentious issue, with the debate more often shaped by emotion than evidence.

    Julie Fry and Peter Wilson have developed a new framework that broadens the scope of how we consider migration policy. Rather than just considering the effect of migration on GDP, they look at factors such as the Treaty of Waitangi. Their goal? Migration policy that acknowledges the complexity of the world we all inhabit.

    ISBN: 9781988533759
    Publication date: 03/04/2018
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Fry, Julie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Beyond Manapouri
    Beyond Manapouri
    Beyond Manapouri: 50 years of environmental politics in New Zealand’ traces the evolution of environmental administration in New Zealand since the dawn of the ‘environmental era’ in the late 1960s. The national campaign to stop the government from raising the water level in the scenically spectacular Lake Manapouri for a hydro dam is widely credited with the awakening of environmental awareness in New Zealand.Since then, New Zealand has established institutions and legislation dedicated to managing our environment, and the public’s ability to participate in environmental decision-making has been strengthened markedly. At the same time, New Zealanders’ knowledge and awareness of environmental issues have also increased. Even so, the latest reports on our environment indicate that all is not well: our waterways continue to deteriorate, our biodiversity is in decline and our greenhouse gas emissions continue to climb. ‘Beyond Manapouri’is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand why, in spite of the legislation and institutions put in place to improve the stewardship of our environment, we’re now facing more urgent environmental issues than ever before. In this richly illustrated and engagingly written history, Knight also identifies the cultural shifts that will need to take place if we are to live up to the ‘clean, green’ image we have constructed for ourselves in New Zealand. Catherine Knight is the author of ‘New Zealand’s Rivers: An environmental history’(CUP, 2016) which was long-listed for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2017, short-listed for the New Zealand Heritage Book Awards and selected as one of the Listener’s Best Books for 2016. Her 2014 book ‘Ravaged Beauty: An environmental history of the Manawatu’ (Dunmore Press) won the J.M. Sherrard Award in New Zealand Regional and Local History, and Palmerston North Heritage Trust’s inaugural award for the best work of history relating to the Manawatu. Catherine is a policy and communications consultant and lives with her family on a small farmlet in the Manawatu.

    ISBN: 9781988503042
    Publication date: 01/05/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Knight, Catherine
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Beyond These Shores Aotearoa and the world
    Beyond These Shores Aotearoa and the world
    In recent years, more people are calling for an independent, values-based foreign policy - and parties of all political stripes are looking for new ideas to achieve that. This book brings together a diverse group of New Zealanders to outline their visions for New Zealand's role in the world. It sparks a conversation about how we can exercise leadership and influence in the international arena.

    Contributors include: Fairlie Chappuis, Amelia Evans, Max Harris, Thomas Nash, Tina Ngata, Tulia Thompson and Dazheng Zeng.

    ISBN: 9781988545639
    Publication date: 05/07/2019
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Hall, Nina
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Billy Apple Life/work
    Billy Apple Life/work
    Billy Apple (born Barrie Bates in Auckland, 1935) is New Zealand's most internationally significant living artist and a pioneer of pop and conceptual art.

    At the Royal College of Art in London from 1959-62, Apple studied with key contemporaries - notably David Hockney - and staged one of the earliest solo exhibitions in the new 'pop' art after changing his name, in 1962, to 'Billy Apple'. In 1964 he moved to New York. There, he worked as an art director, developed his art, exhibited extensively with leading artists (notably in the 1964 American Supermarket exhibition with Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns and others), and established one of the first alternative art spaces - 'Apple' - which hosted some of the new ephemeral activities that enlivened the New York scene in the 1970s. He returned to live in New Zealand in 1990 where he continues to produce his particular brand of conceptual art. Apple's work is held in permanent collections from the Tate to the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

    This is the first substantial book on Billy Apple's career. Based on over a decade of research all over the world and unprecedented access to Apple's own archive, Billy Apple (R): Life/Work chronicles an extraordinary sixty-year career and the art scenes that have sustained it in London, New York and Auckland.

    The book includes more than 200 illustrations in colour, with a generous selection of reproductions of Apple's works as well as other illustrative material.

    ISBN: 9781869409135
    Publication date: 15/10/2020
    Price: $75.00
    Author: Barton, Christina
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $75.00
  • Black Boots New Zealand's Rugby Legends
    Black Boots New Zealand's Rugby Legends
    Over 180 great images of New Zealand's legendary rugby heroes, both on the field and behind the scenes, from a classic era of amateur rugby in New Zealand. Barry Durrant's photographs and Phil Gifford's captions capture the nostalgia of that wonderful time, when the All Blacks were just like us - they were the pig farmer down the road in Inglewood, the bank clerk who stamped our savings account book in Hawera and the freezing worker on the bus with us in Otahuhu - and all they got for pay was glory.

    ISBN: 9781869539948
    Publication date: 12/11/2018
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Gifford, Phil
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • Bloomsbury South
    Bloomsbury South
    For two decades in Christchurch, New Zealand, a cast of extraordinary men and women remade the arts. In this book, Simpson tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this 'Bloomsbury South' and the arts and artists that made it. Simpson brings to life the individual talents and their passions, but he also takes us inside the scenes that they created together: Bethell and her visiting coterie of younger poets; Glover and Bensemann's exacting typography at the Caxton Press; the yearly exhibitions and aesthetic clashes of the Group; McCahon and Baxter's developing friendship; the effects of Brasch's patronage; Marsh's Shakespearian re-creations at the Little Theatre. Simpson recreates a Christchurch we have lost, where a group of artists collaborated to create a distinctively New Zealand art which spoke to the condition of their country as it emerged into the modern era.

    ISBN: 9781869408480
    Publication date: 01/08/2016
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Simpson, Peter
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $69.99
  • Boundaries People and Places of Central Otago
    Boundaries People and Places of Central Otago
    Brian Turner's name is synonymous with Central Otago - albeit a different Central - one well removed from the tourist centres and vineyards. His Central is at the boundaries; watching the local rugby teams, fishing the waters of the Manuherikia, cycling towards the snow-covered Hawkdun Range. It's where he and his neighbours live and work.The author is a devout fisherman, cyclist and passionate ambassador for the great outdoors. Boundaries is peppered with impressions, evocations and recollections of the way life was, and is today. All set within the spectacular hills, rivers and big skies of Central Otago. This handsome collection is charged with evocative and candid prose and poetry and an inspiring alternative vision. Boundaries is illustrated throughout with stunning photographs by Steve Calveley.

    ISBN: 9781775538318
    Publication date: 21/10/2015
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Turner, Brian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
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