• 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
  • Cohousing for Life: a Practical and Personal Story of Earthsong Eco-neighbourhood
    Cohousing for Life: a Practical and Personal Story of Earthsong Eco-neighbourhood
    In "Cohousing for Life", architect Robin Allison describes her journey from lonely mother of two in the suburbs to determined driver of the development of New Zealand's first cohousing community. It is a very personal story of a collective endeavour, a heroic journey of despair and triumph, as the obstacles mount and success at times feels far from certain.
    "Cohousing for Life" is also a distillation of what has been learnt: from formulating an inspiring vision to community governance and decision making; from community design principles to participatory design processes; from legal and financial structures to reflections on power and leadership. Robin details the key elements and structures that were critical to achieving their goal, allowing a group of diverse individuals with ordinary lives and skills to work together over many years to create a large, innovative, housing development.

    ISBN: 9780473515171
    Publication date: 09/08/2020
    Edition: w
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Allison, Robin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Common Ground Garden Histories of Aotearoa
    Common Ground Garden Histories of Aotearoa
    Common Ground: Garden histories of Aotearoa takes a loving look at gardens and garden practices in Aotearoa New Zealand over time. While a lot of gardening books focus on the grand plantings of wealthy citizens, Matt Morris explores the historical processes behind 'humble gardens' those created and maintained by ordinary people. From the arrival of the earliest Polynesian settlers carrying precious seeds and cuttings, through early settler gardens to 'Dig for Victory' efforts, he traces the collapse and renewal of home gardening culture, through the emergence of community initiatives to the recent concept of food sovereignty. Compost, Maori gardens, the suburban vege patch, the rise of soil toxin levels, the role of native plants and City Beautiful movements Morris looks at the ways in which cultural meanings have been inscribed in the land through our gardening practices over time. What do our gardens say about us, and where we have been? Matt Morris digs deep in Common Ground.

    ISBN: 9781988592572
    Publication date: 16/11/2020
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Morris, Matt
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Covid Chronicles Lessons from New Zealand
    Covid Chronicles Lessons from New Zealand
    The dramatic story of New Zealand's response to a global pandemic

    For the first time in history, on 15 March 2020 the New Zealand government closed the country's borders. What followed was a story unprecedented in almost every way imaginable.

    Featuring Finance Minister Grant Robertson, science communicator Siouxsie Wiles, Queenstown Mayor Jim Boult, funeral directors Francis and Kaiora Tipene, Student Volunteer Army founder Sam Johnson, the Prime Minister's Chief Science Adviser Juliet Gerrard, businesswoman Jenene Crossnan and Auckland City Missioner Chris Farrelly - from a kura kaupapa principal to real estate agents: The Covid Chronicles is a multi-stranded account of one of the most extraordinary times in Aotearoa's history, and the lessons we must heed for our future.

    ISBN: 9781775541691
    Publication date: 16/09/2020
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Little, Paul
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Crazy for Birds
    Crazy for Birds
    A charming and quirky illustrated exploration of birds and the reasons we love them.

    ISBN: 9780008390211
    Publication date: 03/09/2020
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Blaise, Misha Maynerick
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $35.00
  • Creative Conservation
    Creative Conservation
    ISBN: 9781869665432
    Publication date: 01/09/2020
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Wickes, Chrissy
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Crossing Ahead
    Crossing Ahead
    At a time when city tramways and railways in New Zealand fed each other's networks and often crossed the respective right-of-way's, noted author Graham Stewart shares the previously undocumented story and images of these interesting interfaces The crossing of a heavy-rail railway train with a light-railed street vehicle over a street level crossing has always required extreme caution. From the early crossing keeper holding their red and green flags to high-tech signals of today; there has never been any room for a margin of error. For over 90 years when trams met trains, not one life has been recorded as having been lost in an accident - a truly remarkable record of safety. Some tram lines to the suburbs stopped just before a railway level crossing, as to proceed further would have required the additional maintenance cost of the crossing's manganese steel track diamonds, the crossing keeper's wages and signalmen of those years. This is the story of those crossings whether they were level or the vehicles crossed on a viaduct or bridge. The story is lavishly illustrated with photographs and diagrams researched from archives throughout New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9780908573981
    Publication date: 30/05/2020
    Price: $40.00
    Author: Stewart, Graham
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Crown Lynn Collectors Handbook
    Crown Lynn Collectors Handbook
    Valerie Ringer Monk's meticulously researched Crown Lynn Collector's Handbook will provide seasoned Crown Lynn devotees and new collectors alike with plenty to assist their endeavours - this comprehensive guide to New Zealand's iconic pottery range features the collectible items themselves and also the backstamps that identify them. A-Z listings of more than 300 Crown Lynn products include photographs of representative designs as well as their distinctive backstamps and marks to help collectors correctly identify and appreciate the origins of a huge diversity of Crown Lynn items produced over more than 50 years. Dimensions and dates are given for each entry, and the items are brought to life with fascinating snippets of Crown Lynn history, making this indispensable collector's guide an entertaining read. This is the essential reference for anyone investing in everyday Crown Lynn domestic products through to figurines, artware and hand-potted pieces.Whether your preference is for quirky styles or more practical household items, in this handbook you'll discover new treasures to fossick for in second-hand shops or line.

    ISBN: 9780143565482
    Publication date: 26/06/2013
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Monk, Valerie
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Crusade On Celebrating 25 Years Of The Crusaders
    Crusade On Celebrating 25 Years Of The Crusaders
    The Crusaders are not just another sports team. Out of a modest beginning grew the most formidable professional club entity rugby has ever seen. Yet sustained on-field excellence is just part of the story of a team that succeeded by living its stated ethos of hard work, the embracement of diversity, and a commitment to represent its people with pride and humility. Join the crusade as Matt McILraith takes you inside the club's first 25-years, dissecting the key moments, the successes and the rare failures, complete with season analysis, biographies of all 245 players, and the five head coaches, as well as statistics from all 370 games the team played. A 360-degree portrait, Crusade On also introduces some of the larger-than-life personalities, from within the team and off the field, all of whom helped to make the Crusaders what they are. The way the Crusaders accomplished their success, with no one person more important than any other, and the enduring culture they created to sustain it, is an example of continued achievement that is as relevant for the boardroom as it is for the sporting arena. On-going success in any pursuit is not achieved by accident. This is why the Crusaders' story is so important.

    ISBN: 9781988538648
    Publication date: 09/03/2021
    Price: $59.99
    Author: McIlraith, Matt
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
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