• Around Every Circle
    Around Every Circle
    Internationally recognised Graham Bennett is best known in Aotearoa New Zealand for the soaring Reasons for Voyaging outside Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna Waiwhetu, the Tribute to Firefighters using steel from the World Trade Center ruins, and major commissions at Gibbs Farm and at Connells Bay Waiheke Island. Especially prominent in Japan, he has also exhibited widely elsewhere: Korea, Hong Kong, New York, Spain and Australia. His works have featured on the cover of international sculpture publications. Bennett’s intricate sculptures speak not only to human invention, the history of voyaging, the need to find balance in our activities and the realities of science, but also the urgency of recognizing and responding to the warning signs of a growing global environmental catastrophe. Bennett’s striking sculptures sit atop an extensive and varied art practice embedded in drawing, printmaking, photography. He distils complex ideas by experimenting with scales that range from intimate to monumental, and calls on a variety of media and contemporary technologies. Three major essays by accomplished writers and five elegant image sequences give insight into the nature of his thinking and process, firmly based in Aotearoa New Zealand yet spanning the globe and half a century. Bennett adds personal insights in an absorbing behind-the-scenes account of the intertwining of art and life, ever changing, turning, moving forward.

    ISBN: 9780473504724
    Publication date: 30/10/2020
    Price: $85.00
    Author: Bennett, Graham
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $85.00
  • As You Will  Carnegie Libraries of the South Pacific
    As You Will Carnegie Libraries of the South Pacific
    In her new book, As You Will: Carnegie Libraries of the South Pacific, artist Mickey Smith documents the historic legacy of 23 Carnegie Libraries erected across the South Pacific, including 18 in NZ. Named after the successful Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie, his philanthropic trust established 2,509 library buildings throughout the English-speaking world between 1886 and 1917. Featuring 47 original full-colour photographs as well as 23 historic images, and short texts by AUT Professor of Architecture, Charles Walker and Te Tuhi Artistic Director, Gabriela Salgado, this publication is a memorial to the Carnegie legacy, capturing a grand philanthropic project in decline.

    ISBN: 9780908995608
    Publication date: 01/10/2018
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Smith, Mickey
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $50.00
  • Assessment of Mental Capacity
    Assessment of Mental Capacity
    The ability to make decisions and take actions that influence our life is critically important and ranges from simple everyday choices about what to have for breakfast, to far-reaching decisions about health care, personal or financial matters. When our ability to make our own decisions is impaired, whether due to dementia, learning or intellectual disability, mental illness or brain injury, that might mean we are not able to make decisions for ourselves. So, there is a need for clear assessment processes to help decide whether someone has the capacity to make their own decisions, who should make decisions on their behalf, and on what basis such decisions should be made.

    The guidance in this book has been written to serve the needs of doctors, lawyers, health professionals, families and whanau. It was written by experts from a range of disciplines including law, medicine and ethics, and is based on the Toolkit for Assessing Capacity. It combines an explanation of the law, case studies and practical guidance for health and legal professionals about capacity, how it is assessed, and what supporting people with impaired capacity means in practice.

    ISBN: 9781776562947
    Publication date: 01/02/2020
    Price: $50.00
    Author: Douglass, Alison
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
  • 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 Burnout How to Spot It Stop It and Stamp It Out
    Beyond Burnout How to Spot It Stop It and Stamp It Out
    Burnout is costing us. There are the personal costs to health and finances, organisational costs in lost productivity and sick leave, and national costs when it comes to healthcare services and similar.

    Following her own first-hand experience, as well as the countless similar scenarios she's seen in her role as an executive coach, Suzi McAlpine has created a book about burnout to help create environments and organisational cultures that reduce its occurrence.

    This couldn't come at a more important time. The World Health Organisation has upgraded the classification of burnout to a syndrome - believing it to be a significant factor influencing people's health and, by extension, that of our organisations and societies.

    As well as actionable tools and key takeouts, each chapter/ section will include information about how to recognise the signs of burnout, and practical how-tos for leaders to reduce its presence in organisations. She also explains how to treat and address burnout when it is present.

    ISBN: 9780143775065
    Publication date: 02/02/2021
    Price: $38.00
    Author: McAlpine, Suzi
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • 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
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