• Facing the Haka
    Facing the Haka
    This brilliant selection of photographs and stories describes what it means to stare down the most famous ritual in sport, from the perspective of those who have been there. Facing the Haka examines the significance that the All Blacks' haka has in the wider rugby world, as well as the deep respect opponents have for the team.

    This is about standing in front of the haka, meeting the All Blacks on those key occasions, and reliving the stories of the games that followed. Facing the Haka covers many crucial moments in rugby history with great storytelling, fresh insights and all the information a fan could ask for.

    ISBN: 9781988547596
    Publication date: 04/08/2020
    Price: $59.99
    Author: Burt, Andy and Wall, Jamie
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $59.99
  • False Divides
    False Divides
    While we may talk back to the empire, we can't talk to each other.' Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa is the great ocean continent. While it is common to understand the ocean as something that divides land, for those Indigenous to the Pacific or the Moana, it was traditionally a connector and an ancestor. Imperialism in the Moana, however, created false divides between islands and separated their peoples. In this BWB Text, Lana Lopesi argues that globalising technologies and the adaptability of Moana peoples are now turning the ocean back into the unifying continent that it once was.

    ISBN: 9781988533858
    Publication date: 01/08/2018
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Lopesi, L.Ana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Family Trusts Revised and Updated The Must Have New Zealand Guide
    Family Trusts Revised and Updated The Must Have New Zealand Guide
    In 2021, The Trusts Act 2019 comes into force. This is the first major trust law reform in New Zealand in 70 years. Many of the key changes are aimed at making trust law more accessible to both lawyers and the public, strengthening the ability of beneficiaries to hold trustees to account.

    Anyone involved in a family trust will need to find out about the changes introduced by this new Act. Many will choose to wind up the trust, and those that keep them will need to change how they manage them, so this book is an essential tool.

    A family trust offers you the benefits, use and control of your assets. Clear and straight-forward, and aimed at the layperson, Family Trusts includes up-to-date advice by New Zealand's leading financial writer, with real-life examples and answers to commonly asked questions throughout.

    This book has sold well over 120,000 copies since it was first published and is an essential book for anyone curious about family trusts or involved with a trust.

    'In my experience, 75 per cent of family trusts in New Zealand are so badly arranged or managed that they could easily be attacked and overturned in court... managing a trust badly is a bit like insuring the contents of your house but then going on holiday and leaving the doors wide open,' says Martin Hawes.

    This is the one book anyone involved with a family trust should own.

    ISBN: 9780143775300
    Publication date: 03/11/2020
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Hawes, Martin
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand
    Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand
    A practical field guide to New Zealand's native edible plants. Over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds are described in detail in this useful and attractive book, with information on which part is edible and when, how plants have been utilised, particularly by Maori, their nutritional value, and where they can be found. In a separate section, Andrew Crowe also describes important poisonous plants that are native to New Zealand or are likely to be confused with the edible plants. Illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs, this informative book will be of interest to trampers, botanists and all who appreciate New Zealand's native flora.

    ISBN: 9780143019220
    Publication date: 04/05/2004
    Price: $32.00
    Author: Crowe, Andrew
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.00
  • Fight for the Forests
    Fight for the Forests
    The greatest success stories of the modern environmental movement in New Zealand were the public campaigns to save our native forests, beginning in the 1960s with the battle to stop Lake Manapouri being drowned. By 2000, all the significant lowland forest in South Westland had become part of a World Heritage Area, the beech forests of the West Coast had largely been protected, Paparoa National Park had been established, the magnificent podocarp forests of Pureora and Whirinaki in the central North Island had been saved from the chainsaw, and many other smaller areas of forest had been included into the conservation estate. Fight for the Forest tells this remarkable story, how a group of young activists became aware of government plans to mill vast areas of West Coast beech forest, and began campaigning to halt this. From small beginnings, a much larger movement grew, mainly centred around the work of the Native Forests Action Council, whose young, committed and extremely capable conservationists tapped into huge public support and changed the course of environmental history in this country. Mainly based on interviews with key players, author Paul Bensemann has recorded a largely untold but significant and inspiring history, one that reminds us that change for good is always possible.

    ISBN: 9780947503130
    Publication date: 19/11/2018
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Bensemann, Paul
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $69.99
  • Final Choice
    Final Choice
    A Kiwi journalist on the hunt for the truth about assisted dying and the End of Life Choice Act. Join her on a journey of discovery as she tells the stories of those with terminal illness and interviews lawyers, doctors, ethicists and clerics around New Zealand and the world. Includes interviews from Act MP David Seymour, Shirley Seales (mother of the late Lecretia Seales), Dr Jack Havill and Mary Panko PhD of the End-of-Life Choice Society, as well as in?uencer & disabilities advocate Claire Freeman, palliative care expert Professor Roderick MacLeod MNZM and NZ Disability Rights Commissioner, Paula Tesoriero MNZM among many others. Written in a remarkably personable way while plunging into some of life's most challenging topics, and resurfacing with intriguing results.

    ISBN: 9780473524517
    Publication date: 22/07/2020
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Trayes, Caralise
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Flu Hunter Unlocking the Secrets of a Virus
    Flu Hunter Unlocking the Secrets of a Virus
    When a new influenza virus emerges that is able to be transmitted between humans, it spreads globally as a pandemic, often with high mortality. Enormous social disruption and substantial economic cost can result.
    The 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic was undoubtedly the most devastating influenza pandemic to date, and it has been Dr Robert Webster's life's work to figure out how and why. In so doing he has made a remarkable contribution to our understanding of the evolution of influenza viruses and how to control them. A century on, Flu Hunter is a gripping account of the tenacious scientific detective work involved in revealing the secrets of this killer virus.
    Dubbed `Flu Hunter' by Smithsonian Magazine in 2006, Dr Webster began his research in the early 1960s with the insight that the natural ecology of most influenza viruses is among wild aquatic birds. Painstaking tracking and testing of thousands of birds eventually led him and
    the other scientists involved to establish a link between these bird virus `reservoirs' and human influenza pandemics.
    Some of this fascinating scientific work involved exhuming bodies of Spanish flu victims from the Arctic permafrost in a search for tissue samples containing genetic material from the virus. Could a global influenza pandemic occur again? Webster's warning is clear: `... it is not only possible, it is just a matter of when.'
    Flu Hunter chronicles the career of an outstanding global scientific leader. It is a book that
    will appeal equally to students and scientists familiar with the field, and lay readers. I heartily commend it to all.
    - Lance C. Jennings, chair, International Society for Influenza and other Respiratory Diseases

    ISBN: 9781988531311
    Publication date: 01/09/2018
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Webster, Robert
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • For the Record an Encyclopaedia of Historical Aspects of New Zealand Physical Education
    For the Record an Encyclopaedia of Historical Aspects of New Zealand Physical Education
    An historical account of aspects of NZ's physical education. The book consists of 100's of items arranged in encyclopaedia format. Items consist of influential people, key events and milestones in the history of physical education in New Zealand. The book also contains the most comprehensive bibliography of scholarly articles etc about NZ's physical education and a detailed chronology.

    ISBN: 9780473219598
    Publication date: 01/12/2012
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Stothart, Bob And Culpan, Ian
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Free to be Children : Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
    Free to be Children : Preventing Child Sexual Abuse
    Sexual abuse of children wrecks lives, families and communities. In this landmark book, well-known registered clinical psychologist Robyn Salisbury seeks the wisdom of those who have devoted many years, each in their own domain, to working with child sexual abuse. Driven by Salisbury's wish to challenge abused children's invisibility and abusive adolescent's and adult's power, this book makes a major and unique contribution to understanding how we can best tackle the tragedy of child sexual abuse as a nation, and how urgent it is that we do. From its foreword by Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft to its chapters by survivors, clinical psychologists working with both victims and offenders, the Chief Censor, experts on child trafficking and psychotherapists working in damaged communities, the expertise contained in its pages offers a blueprint for best practice for both professionals and the community, and cannot be ignored.

    ISBN: 9780995123007
    Publication date: 02/03/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Salisbury, Robyn
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Funny As The Story of New Zealand Comedy
    Funny As The Story of New Zealand Comedy
    From the Kiwi Concert Party to The Topp Twins, Billy T. James to Rose Matafeo, Fred Dagg to Flight of the Conchords, New Zealanders have made each other laugh in ways distinctive to these islands. Funny As tells the story of comedy in this country through more than 300 pictures and an engaging text based on over 100 interviews with our best comedians. Published alongside a major Television New Zealand documentary series at a time when comedy has never been bigger, the book takes us inside the comedy clubs, cabarets and television studios where comedians work; it charts the rise of cartoons and skits, parody and stand-up; it introduces us to how New Zealand's funniest men and women have made sense (and nonsense) out of this country's changing culture and society. Funny As is the authoritative, hilarious story of New Zealand comedy.

    ISBN: 9781869409005
    Publication date: 08/08/2019
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Horan, Paul & Matthews, Philip
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Geering Interviews
    Geering Interviews
    Lloyd Geering forces us to respond to, rethink, and reinterpret Christian origins, institutions, and beliefs. He demands that we begin from a position of informed knowledge that includes a central engagement with science, religion, and scholarship. Geering came to prominence in an age when religion seemed to be losing its relevance. How do we explain his move from accused heretic to New Zealand's foremost public intellectual? Through interviews, expansive notes, and an excellent introduction, Michael Grimshaw guides us through the life and times of Lloyd Geering.

    ISBN: 9781598152142
    Publication date: 28/02/2018
    Price: $46.99
    Author: Grimshaw, Mike
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.99
  • Generation Rent
    Generation Rent
    House prices may boom or bust but the long-term trend is clear: for more New Zealanders than ever, home ownership is out of reach. Incomes simply have not kept pace with skyrocketing property prices. ‘Generation Rent’ calls into question priorities at the heart of New Zealand’s identity.

    In this BWB Text, Shamubeel and Selena Eaqub investigate how we ended up here, and what can be done to ensure all New Zealanders – home owners and renters alike – live in affordable and secure housing.

    ISBN: 9780908321032
    Publication date: 05/06/2015
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Eaqub, Samubeel
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
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