• BRUCE GOES OUTSIDE
    BRUCE GOES OUTSIDE
    Kate's tiny kitten wants to go outside.
    He struggles with the cat flap, annoys a bird . . . and ends upon the wrong side of the fence.
    What will Kate do?

    The kitten in Bruce Goes Outside is based on a real life cat. The real Bruce was found on the streets of New Zealand when he was just one day old. At first he was a tiny little creature who had to be bottle-fed around the clock, but now he's big and strong (and a little bit naughty).
    His story went global and now he has thousands of kind-hearted followers all over the world. Bruce lives with his humans and his "big sister" Jager, who is also a rescue cat. You can find out more about Bruce at facebook.com/brucethekitten or brucethecat.co.nz.

    ISBN: 9780473521387
    Publication date: 15/08/2020
    Price: $19.99
    Author: van Beek, Kathryn
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $19.99
  • Buyer Beware a New Zealand Home Buyer's Guide
    Buyer Beware a New Zealand Home Buyer's Guide
    How to negotiate the minefield of buying a home in New Zealand today. Property prices going through the stratosphere, leaky buildings, P contamination, bullying body corporates - purchasing a house today can feel akin to entering a minefield. Written by a news journalist who has covered many of the horror stories, this book takes a no-holds-barred look at the challenges facing home buyers and offers savvy advice on how to navigate that minefield. It will appeal to all home buyers, from first-timers hoping for a small apartment to older people looking to downsize and everyone in between. With chapters on the search, mortgages and legal aspects, types of title, buying at auction, buying off plans, checks and warning signs, bodies corporate and the special problems to be found in Christchurch, there is plenty of information for everyone.

    ISBN: 9780143770398
    Publication date: 30/01/2017
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Slade, Maria
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Canterbury Foothills and Forests Walking and Tramping Guide
    Canterbury Foothills and Forests Walking and Tramping Guide
    This new edition of Pat Barrett's popular guide to walking excursions in the greater Canterbury region adds Lewis Pass National Reserve and Western Arthur's Pass National Park to the areas included in the first edition, and also covers additional areas of Te Kahui Kaupeka and Hakatere Conservation Parks that are now accessible to the public. The book has a comprehensive introduction, with advice for planning your trip, and provides some background on landscape and climate, flora and fauna, and a brief history of the Canterbury foothills. Pat's personal accounts of some of his favourite walks and climbs will inspire even 'armchair trampers' to get out and enjoy the natural splendour of this magnificent region. Canterbury Foothills & Forests includes walks and tramps suitable for a range of fitness levels; families with children and the moderately fit will enjoy the many short walks along well-marked tracks, and there are harder trips for those who aspire to the challenge of a climb and the views gained from the tops of some of the higher summits.
    The walks and climbs are organised by region: Rangitata region, Ashburton Lakes and Rakaia Valley, Waimakariri Plains region, Waimakariri Basin and Arthur's Pass National Park, and the Lewis Pass region. The handy-sized guide is illustrated with Pat's inspiring photographs and includes 17 new full-colour maps.

    ISBN: 9781927145579
    Publication date: 20/11/2014
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Barrett, Pat
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Captains Run What it Takes to Lead the All Blacks
    Captains Run What it Takes to Lead the All Blacks
    How the captains of the last 50 years have gone about leading the world's most successful rugby team.

    The job of All Blacks captain comes with a scrutiny that puts it alongside the prime minister in terms of profile and public expectation. It takes a strong, confident and assured personality to captain a team where failure is never tolerated.

    The Captain's Run is a behind the scenes journey into the world of All Blacks captaincy. It reveals how the great captains dealt with the pressure of the toughest job in world rugby, how they coped with failure, and what they would have done differently, if given their time again.

    ISBN: 9781775541646
    Publication date: 29/10/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Paul, Gregor
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Charles Brasch Journals 1958-1973 journals
    Charles Brasch Journals 1958-1973 journals
    This third and final volume of Charles Brasch's compelling private journals covers the years from when he was 48 to his death at 64. By the 1960s, Brasch, though very private by temperament, was a reluctant public figure, especially as editor of Landfall - indisputably New Zealand's leading cultural quarterly (he eventually quit as editor after 20 years). He was also becoming a highly regarded poet, who eventually had six books (one posthumous) to his name. Behind the scenes Brasch was increasingly important as an art collector and as patron and benefactor; the Burns, Hodgkins and Mozart Fellowships - for writers, artists and composers respectively - which he helped anonymously to found and fund, all began in this period. Among his friends Brasch counted most of the country's leading artists, writers and intellectuals including Sargeson, McCahon, McCormick, Stead, the Pauls, the Woollastons, the Baxters, Lilburn, Beaglehole, Angus, Oliver, Bensemann, Lusk, Frame and Dallas. These near contemporaries were joined by the talented young, many met as contributors to Landfall- including Gee, Cross, Shadbolt, Duggan, O'Sullivan, Hotere, Tuwhare, Caselberg, Middleton and Manhire. Brasch's lively and sometimes acerbic accounts of such people are a fascinating aspect of his journals. Behind the esteemed poet, editor and public intellectual, however, was a sensitive and often angst-ridden man, who confided to his journals (and poems) the emotional roller- coaster of his private life, especially his endlessly frustrated search for love. Presented here are deep attachments to both men and women, including Andrew Packard (a visiting English zoologist) and Margaret Scott, widow of Harry Scott with whom Brasch had also been in love. Late in life his strong involvement with an elderly Jewish emigree, Moli Zimmerman, adds another surprising layer to the complex and lovable man his journals reveal. Brasch's journals will change forever the perception and understanding of an outstanding New Zealander and of the era to which he contributed so much.

    ISBN: 9781988531144
    Publication date: 11/05/2018
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Simpson, Peter
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • Christchurch Architecture: A Walking Guide
    Christchurch Architecture: A Walking Guide
    SIXTY BUILDINGS AND SIX ROUTES AROUND A REBUILDING CITY. The second in the series of guides to New Zealands urban architecture by the wellknown team of writer John Walsh and photographer Patrick Reynolds. This handy pocket-sized book suggests a series of city walks that take in both the historicbuildings that survived the earthquakes and the striking new buildings that have risen from the rubble, 60 buildings in total. Its the perfect guide for visitors to Christchurch and also for locals who want to know more about their city.

    ISBN: 9780995123014
    Publication date: 12/11/2020
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Walsh, John
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Christchurch Changing an Illustrated History
    Christchurch Changing an Illustrated History
    This lively survey tells the story of a major New Zealand city, the capital of Canterbury province and the South Island's largest metropolitan centre. Why was the city established in the middle of a swamp? What was it like to live in Christchurch in the 1850s, the 1870s or the 1940s? What has changed, what has disappeared, and what has survived from the past? Who were the people who made Christchurch what it is today? What makes Christchurch distinctive among New Zealand's cities? These and many other questions are answered in this highly readable account. Updated with a new final chapter covering the decade to 2008.

    ISBN: 9780908812530
    Publication date: 24/11/2007
    Edition: 2
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Rice, Geoffrey
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Christchurch Crimes 1850 to 1875 Scandal and Skulduggery in Port and Town
    Christchurch Crimes 1850 to 1875 Scandal and Skulduggery in Port and Town
    While researching nineteenth-century Christchurch newspapers for another book, historian Geoff Rice was struck by the diversity of crime in early Christchurch, and the amount of detail in the court reports. Fascinated by what he was reading, he became diverted from the task at hand and set about writing this book instead: about crime and punishment in the first 25 years of Canterbury settlement. The stories are drawn from newspaper reports, with further detail added from police records and the court minute books. The events are contextualised by Professor Rice's extensive knowledge of the times. It is not an academic study; nor is it a work of fiction. Rather it is an attempt at evidence-based reconstruction of crimes and courtroom proceedings, opening a window on the lives and deeds of ordinary people who lived in this place over 140 years ago. History is usually written by the winners, and it is rare to hear the voices of ordinary folk from the remote past. Yet such were the shorthand skills of 19th-century newspaper reporters that courtroom testimony and cross-examinations were often captured verbatim, especially in the more sensational murder trials.
    Reading these reports one can almost hear the voices of the past. We catch glimpses of cabbies, shopkeepers, clerks and housewives going about their daily work, with descriptions of homes or workplaces, and the occasional fight in a pub. The stories are often dramatic and even sensational, sometimes horrifying, sometimes amusing, often rather sad. Their crimes mirror the difficult realities of colonial life.

    ISBN: 9781927145395
    Publication date: 15/10/2012
    Price: $30.00
    Author: Rice, Geoffrey
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • Christchurch Crimes and Scandals 1876-99
    Christchurch Crimes and Scandals 1876-99
    The Boxing Day Riot of 1879 when a parade of Orange Lodge members was attacked by a mob of Irish Catholic navvies swinging axe-handles, a slander case involving one of the city's richest merchants, the famous Severed Hand Mystery of 1885...Following on from his first volume, Christchurch Crimes 1850-1875: Scandal and Skulduggery in Port and Town, historian Geoffrey Rice presents another fascinating collection of Christchurch crimes and scandals drawn from nineteenth-century newspaper court reports, this time covering the later Victorian period from 1876-1899. We meet some of the city's most notorious citizens of the period, such as the photographer Eden George, and the preacher-fraudster Arthur Bently Worthington, who caused the one and only reading of the Riot Act in Christchurch. The Opawa axe murder of 1897 includes a rare photograph of the body. Magistrates and judges had to deal with a procession of society's law-breakers passing through their courts, from apologetic drunks and brazen prostitutes, shifty forgers and brutal thugs, rapists and arsonists, bigamists and embezzlers to desperate women charged with manslaughter or murder.
    The defence lawyers were often faced with a difficult task, yet Christchurch in this period had several highly skilled courtroom lawyers who knew how to persuade a jury. The author's easy-to-read story-telling style and genuine enthusiasm for and knowledge of his subject bring to life another rich, colourful and intriguing chapter from the city's past.

    ISBN: 9781927145517
    Publication date: 25/11/2013
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Rice, Geoffrey W.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Christchurch Ruptures T
    Christchurch Ruptures T
    Required text HIST 258 semester 1, 2021
    Required text HIST 378 semester 1, 2021

    The devastating earthquake that hit Christchurch in 2011 did more than rupture the surface of the city, argues historian Katie Pickles. It created a definitive endpoint to a history shaped by omission, by mythmaking, and by ideological storytelling. In this multi-layered BWB Text, Pickles uncovers what was lost that February day, drawing out the different threads of Christchurch's colonial history and demonstrating why we should not attempt to knit them back together. This is an incisive analysis of the way a city's character is interlinked with its geo-spatial appearance: when the latter changes, so too must the former.





    ISBN: 9780908321292
    Publication date: 01/03/2016
    Price: $13.49
    Author: Pickles, Katie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.49
  • Cities in New Zealand
    Cities in New Zealand
    This book outlines the latest thinking about the preferences people have for their urban life, the patterns of urban development in Aotearoa, and the possibilities for our cities in the future. It takes a systems view, where all the components that make up the city are interlinked, so that a decision to change one aspect of the urban fabric can also affect other parts of the city system. Where we choose to build new houses and apartments affects housing and transport costs, access to social amenities, opportunities to increase healthy modes of transport such as walking and cycling, the amount of air pollution and many other factors. To explore the diverse aspects of New Zealand cities, the book draws on the knowledge of a wide range of experts. They are researchers, economists and scientists from universities, including Otago, Auckland, Massey, Victoria and Canterbury, and from Waiti, NIWA and Motu Economic and Public Policy Research. The book considers the experiences of urban Maori, the creation of community, urban transport and infrastructure, housing and housing affordability, ideas for compact cities, urban planning and governance, and what growing cities mean for our environment. Cities in New Zealand is a call to everyone with a stake in our cities to take hopeful action, so that our cities provide us, our children and grandchildren with places for a good life.

    ISBN: 9780947493622
    Publication date: 01/02/2018
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Howden-Chapman, Philippa
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Coffee U Feel Havana Coffee Works
    Coffee U Feel Havana Coffee Works
    Meat, wool, dairy - all classic products New Zealand was known for in the 60s' and 70s' - a time when there were milk bars and restaurants, and the time when it was BC: Before Coffee, before cafes. Thankfully, the rise and rise of coffee and our cafe culture began in the next decade, fostered by a fervent few. One of those coffee champions was, and still is, Geoff Marsland. Havana Coffee Works - the book of the likely soon- to- follow film - is the colourful story of this pioneering Wellington "Coffee Baron", a real yet larger-than life character who became a cafe king and roasting entrepreneur. This is a no holds barred biography of Geoff, and of a home- grown business success with national and international connections. Across the pages of what is a 'visual symphony' of cars, cigars, cafes and coffee roasters, Geoff recounts and shows the rollicking rise of Havana Coffee Works, from its beginnings in Cuba Street, Wellington to importing Cuban coffee, setting up plantations in the Pacific through to its current coffee empire status, bringing "Coffee U Feel" - the brand's strapline - to the people. The book tells the often astonishing story of Geoff's life.
    After a challenging childhood and some tricky teen years, he spent time at sea on fishing boats and then in the fashion trade until, on a visit to Vancouver he was 'hooked by the aroma of strong coffee' and an alternative style of cafe. Marsland bought his newfound passion back to New Zealand and the start- up of Havana's heady coffee-powered ride from the backstreets of Wellington into the heart of Communist Cuba then began. In 1989, when Midnight Espresso Cafe opened on Cuba Street, it launched real coffee into the bloodstream of the capital, setting the scene for what would later become Havana Coffee Works. Overnight, a bohemian cafe society was born, one that would soon revitalize the city's heart, creating a 'cool' identity for the capital with espresso and flat whites at its core. This was the kick starter of a nationwide cultural change based around hissing espresso machines and growing coffee consumption. Like a runaway train, the Havana revolution took off. It hasn't slowed for over a quarter of a century.
    2 | Page Not long after the doors opened on Midnight Espresso, Marsland and his then business partner decided to expand their fledgling operation by buying in and roasting coffee beans themselves. They chose Cuba, once a powerhouse exporter of coffee, as a likely and interesting source. After receiving a favourable reply to their exploratory fax, they set off for Havana, armed with a letter from their bank and high hopes of success. The officials they met with told them it was the first contact Cuba had had from New Zealand about coffee. The youthful, 'ambassadors of coffee' and were very well received, had the best coffee they had ever tasted, were taken with the special atmosphere of Havana, and came home with a deal to import Cuban coffee beans. The full story of that trip is a riveting one, and comes full circle when many years later, the son of Fidel Castro, also called Fidel, visits Marsland in Wellington at the HQ of Havana Coffee Works. Cartoonist and author Tom Scott says in his introduction that when he read the first draft of Marsland's book, he thought it was "terrific, full of amazing yarns, tall and true, mad and moving."
    While he agreed to edit it, he notes that "all I've done is to assist Geoff to tell it in his own unique voice." Marsland ends his book by saying "the more I work with coffee the more addicted I am to its presence; the unpredictable energy and spontaneity that coffee can bring." The energetic swashbuckling story of Geoff and Havana Coffee Works is far from over.

    ISBN: 9780987666772
    Publication date: 01/11/2016
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Marsland, Geoff
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
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