• Beaudy Skills Drills and the Path to the Top
    Beaudy Skills Drills and the Path to the Top
    From his upbringing with seven siblings in rural New Zealand, experiences in Ireland as a child, to his rise through the rugby ranks with Taranaki and the Hurricanes, Beauden Barrett will give an insight into what has made him the player he's become, the setbacks he had along the way and the choices he had to make. One big decision as an 18-year old changed the course of his career and, instead of being lost to New Zealand rugby entirely, set Beauden on the path towards becoming an All Black. Now widely seen as one of the best players in the game, he could have been an AFL star in Australia if it weren't for one phone call. He may have gone from high school to the All Blacks in the space of three years, but the path was far from smooth. Packed with tips and skills, along with drills for different ages and abilities to help young players progress their game, Beauden will also offer advice on how to become a better player off the field, how he learned to adapt to life as a professional sportsman at such a young age and who helped him along the way. Beaudy Skills, Drills and the Path to the Top is an aspirational read for fans young and old. About the Author: Rikki Swannell has been a sports broadcaster for more than 15 years, and now works in a freelance capacity as a commentator and reporter. She can largely be heard on Sky Sport, where she is a regular commentator on netball, rugby and tennis, and on the World 7s series, working for World Rugby. She started her career as a journalist at Radio Sport and Newstalk ZB and has covered everything from snooker and darts, to cricket and rowing, Olympic and Commonwealth Games and various World Cups. Since going it alone in 2016, Rikki has diversified to become an accomplished event MC, long form print and online writer, media advisor and trainer.

    ISBN: 9781990003059
    Publication date: 05/11/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Swannell, Rikki
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $39.99
  • Bike and Beyond Life on Two Wheels in Aotearoa New Zealand
    Bike and Beyond Life on Two Wheels in Aotearoa New Zealand
    'The bicycle is a time machine, a link to the past. But sometimes the bicycle also feels like a link to the future - not the future we once imagined, the one with flying cars and replicators, but more like the one the Victorians might have pictured: streets crowded with bikes, strange ones of all kinds.'The bicycle - cheap, healthy and little-changed in more than a century - is, for Laura Williamson, more than just about sport or transport. Riding a bike brings moments of joy, liberation, revolution and change. From cycling suffragists to the Christchurch rebuild, life on two wheels spins us out beyond well-trod paths to a fresh and fast-moving take on New Zealand.

    ISBN: 9780947518011
    Publication date: 25/10/2016
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Williamson, Laura
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Canterbury and Kaikoura Day Walks of New Zealand
    Canterbury and Kaikoura Day Walks of New Zealand
    Canterbury presents a great richness of outdoor experiences, from the Kaikoura Coast to the heights of Aoraki/Mt Cook. Day Walks of New Zealand: Canterbury and Kaikoura offers over 60 of the best short excursions throughout the region, selected by well-known outdoors writer Mark Pickering. Whether it be strolling in the exotic forests of Hanmer Springs, exploring the waterfalls and mountains around Arthur's Pass village, taking a nature walk in the heart of suburban Christchurch or admiring the rock formations at Dashing Rocks, this is the guide to have with you. Each walk has been graded and timed, and each entry contains information on access, track conditions and points of interest. These details are accompanied by descriptions of the geography and climate, fascinating notes on the history of Maori and European occupation, and handy maps.

    ISBN: 9780143565512
    Publication date: 04/01/2011
    Price: $26.00
    Author: Pickering, Mark
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
  • Gulf Wars how we kept the cup
    Gulf Wars how we kept the cup
    ISBN: 9781990003318
    Publication date: 24/03/2021
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Gladwell, Richard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • Hooked for Life: A Celebration of Fly Fishing
    Hooked for Life: A Celebration of Fly Fishing
    Based on Les Hill's 63 years of fly fishing in New Zealand, HOOKED FOR LIFE is packed with interesting, amusing and informative anecdotes. Lavishly illustrated with over 130 superb large-format colour photographs that not only invite one into the book, but also reveal the beauty of our rivers, streams, lakes and countryside, and encourage the reader to head out to experience the wonderful world of fly fishing. The perfect gift for any angler. The book resonates with the sheer joy of hunting and catching trout, while imparting a lifetime's worth of invaluable lessons on how to go about it. The reader will not only benefit from the author's years of experience with nymph and dry fly, but will enjoy soaking up the special atmosphere he evokes and relive vicariously the primal contest between angler and fish. Along the way they'll learn to think like a trout and understand the nature of the world it lives in; get some tips on streamside photography; and come to appreciate the author's view that it is often more satisfying to catch one special fish than a large number on a particular day, or that the trout that gets away can provide as much fun as several brought to a net. In the second part of the book, Dr Graham Macdonald's thoughtful chapters on fishing and wellness give an insight into the therapeutic benefits of fly fishing, an unusual angle not often explored in fly fishing literature.

    ISBN: 9780995105355
    Publication date: 02/11/2020
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Hill, Les
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • Lonely Planet Best Day Walks New Zealand
    Lonely Planet Best Day Walks New Zealand
    Lonely Planet Best Day Walks New Zealand is your passport to 60 easy escapes into nature. Stretch your legs away from the city by picking a walk that works for you, from just a couple of hours to a full day, from easy to hard. Wind your way around volcanoes, feast your eyes on dramatic vistas, and scale breathtaking mountains. Get to the heart of New Zealand and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet Best Day Walks New Zealand Travel Guide:

    Colour maps and images throughout

    Special features - on New Zealand's highlights for walkers, kid-friendly walks, accessible trails and what to take
    Best for... section helps you plan your trip and select walks that appeal to your interests
    Region profiles cover when to go, where to stay, what's on, cultural insights, and local food and drink recommendations to refuel and refresh. Featured regions include:
    The North, Central North Island, Southern North Island, Top of the South, Canterbury, West Coast, Otago, The South

    Essential info at your fingertips - walk itineraries accompanied by illustrative maps are combined with details about walk duration, distance, terrain, start/end locations and difficulty (classified as easy, easy-moderate, moderate, moderate-hard, or hard)

    Over 65 maps

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Best Day Walks New Zealand, our most comprehensive guide to walking in New Zealand, is perfect for those planning to explore New Zealand on foot.

    ISBN: 9781838691219
    Publication date: 06/01/2021
    Price: $36.99
    Author: Lonely Planet
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.99
  • Lonely Planet Hiking and Tramping in New Zealand
    Lonely Planet Hiking and Tramping in New Zealand
    Lonely Planet: The world's number one travel guide publisher*

    Lonely Planet's Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand is your passport to the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Spot seals and laze on golden sands along the Abel Tasman Coast Track; explore The Lord of the Rings scenery on Tongariro Northern Circuit; and tramp through ancient rainforest and along gnarly ridges on the Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk. All with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of New Zealand's trails and begin your journey now!

    Inside Lonely Planet's Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand:

    Colour maps and images throughout
    Great hiking and itineraries sections show you how to tailor your trip around the best trails
    Special features on clothing & equipment, hiking safety and other non-hiking outdoor activities
    Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
    Budget-oriented recommendations with honest reviews - including eating and sleeping reviews of towns and hiking destinations
    Cultural insights provide a richer and more rewarding travel experience - covering history, landscapes, geology and wildlife
    Covers Northland, Auckland, Coromandel, Tongariro, Urewera, Central North Island, Taranaki, Whanganui, Around Wellington, Queen Charlotte, Marlborough, Abel Tasman, Kahurangi, Nelson Lakes, Canterbury, Arthur's Pass, Aoraki/Mt Cook, West Coast, Mt Aspiring National Park, Around Queenstown, Fiordland, Stewart Island/Rakiura.

    The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet's Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand is our most comprehensive guide to hiking in New Zealand, and is perfect for those planning to explore the country on foot.

    Looking for more information on New Zealand? Check out Lonely Planet's New Zealand guide for a comprehensive look at what the country has to offer.

    About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

    `Lonely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.' - New York Times

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    *Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017

    ISBN: 9781786572691
    Publication date: 26/11/2018
    Edition: 8
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Lonely Planet
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • Never Ever Give Up
    Never Ever Give Up
    ‘John has written an account that had me alternately laughing and crying as I read it. … A fascinating introduction to the sport of triathlon, its personalities and its progression to the Olympic sport it is today.’ Erin Baker.

    In Never, Ever Give Up? John Hellemans looks back on his long career in triathlon, initially as a successful competitor, and subsequently as a coach, sports medicine doctor and advisor for some of New Zealand’s best-performing triathletes, including Erin Baker, Kris Gemmell and Andrea Hewitt. In this frank, entertaining and often poignant account he provides a fascinating insight into the professional triathlon world and its personalities, including athletes and other coaches. His exploration of the compulsive attraction of one of the toughest sports, which has kept him hooked into his 60s, will appeal to anyone with an interest in human nature as well as to sports enthusiasts. Adding context and subtext to his sporting career, Hellemans relives significant episodes from his family life in Holland where he grew up under the threat of the Cold War, and his adventures as a young doctor in rural New Zealand, adjusting to a different culture and its customs. A former competitive swimmer, he was captivated by a TV broadcast of the 1979 Les Mills New Zealand Ironman Championships in Auckland and his passion for the new sport was ignited. Along with Erin Baker, whom he coached in her early career, Hellemans competed at the forefront of triathlon as it swept the world, experimenting with training strategies and technical innovations. Struggling to balance his medical and family responsibilities with professional competition, he made a successful move into coaching and mentoring. As well as relating his own trials, triumphs and tribulations in the sport, Hellemans describes the courage and determination of athletes he has coached, as they overcame injury and other setbacks to compete at world level, and he shares the excruciating intensity of watching when they sometimes came to grief. Never, Ever Give Up? explores the motivation that kept Hellemans going back for more and that saw him completing the gruelling Hawaii Ironman in searing heat at the age of 60. Less than two years later, he suffered an exercise-induced cardiac event after a local cross-country run. Was his body telling him that it was time to give up?

    ISBN: 9781988503059
    Publication date: 20/08/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Hellemans, John
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Off the Beaten Track Hunting Tales from the New Zealand Back Country
    Off the Beaten Track Hunting Tales from the New Zealand Back Country
    Off the back of the successful TV series Red Stag Timber Hunters' Club (currently in its sixth season, with more to come), Andre, Anto, Dan, Tim, Sam and Dave are the official members of 'The Hunters Club', a team of intrepid and passionate hunters who aren't afraid to put in the hard yards, reaching areas deep within New Zealand's mountainous back country.
    Showcasing the natural beauty of these locations, and really 'earning' the right to take a shot at one of New Zealand's many species of deer, and occasionally wild pigs, rams, ducks and goats. For the boys, it's all about being physically fit, digging deep to reap the rewards, and doing it all in a way that's respectful to the animals being hunted and the environment that they venture through. Not to mention having a bit of a laugh with their mates along the way.

    ISBN: 9781988538488
    Publication date: 09/11/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Shaw, Dave
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Only Two for Everest
    Only Two for Everest
    The First New Zealand Himalayan Expedition, in 1951, was initiated by Earle Riddiford, who with Ed Cotter and Pasang Dawa Lama made the first ascent of Mukut Parbat, their target peak in the Garhwal Himalaya. Accompanying them on that expedition, though not to that summit, were two other New Zealand climbers, Edmund Hillary and George Lowe. Hearing of the success on Mukut Parbat, the New Zealand Alpine Club suggested to the Alpine Club in London that acclimatised New Zealanders would be a valuable asset on the forthcoming 1951 British Reconnaissance of Mt Everest, to be led by Eric Shipton. This resulted in an invitation for two New Zealanders to join the party: thrilling news the four climbers received while they were ensconced in the hill-country village of Ranikhet. A day and a half of bitter dispute rent the party asunder. Which two should go to Everest? In this enthralling narrative, journalist Lyn McKinnon tells the stories of Earle Riddiford and Ed Cotter, two extraordinary New Zealanders whose climbing achievements were forever eclipsed by the exploits of others. She draws on private papers as well as published work, and extensively interviews Cotter himself, and the families of both men, as well as many other contemporary climbers, to set the record straight.

    ISBN: 9781927322406
    Publication date: 01/10/2016
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Mckinnon, Lyn
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $49.99
  • Our Game New Zealand Rugby at 150
    Our Game New Zealand Rugby at 150
    The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the first game of rugby in Nelson; this book celebrates 150 years of New Zealand's national game, the game more than any other that has helped shape the New Zealand psyche and identity. It will take the form of 150 short stories - stories about the players, the teams, the provinces, the trophies, everything that helped make the game what it is, from the first in the horse and buggy days to the latest in the days of ultra-modern technology. It will talk of players who no one living saw play; and it will talk of players who are recognised wherever they go in the widening rugby world. And who can talk of players and resist speculating who the greatest of all might have been? It's opinions and speculation that make up some of the enduring appeal of the game New Zealanders are (mostly) better at than anyone else

    ISBN: 9781988516981
    Publication date: 14/05/2020
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Palanski, Ron
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Outdoor Kid Kid-friendly Adventures Auckland 100+ Adventures | The Ultimate Family Guidebook (Revised): 2020
    Outdoor Kid Kid-friendly Adventures Auckland 100+ Adventures | The Ultimate Family Guidebook (Revised): 2020
    Discover more than 100 of the best kid-friendly adventures that Auckland has to offer. Clamber up ancient volcanoes, squelch through tidal mudflats, walk through bush-clad gorges or picnic on Hauraki Gulf islands - it's all in here! This essential family guidebook has walks and bike rides for everyone, from five minutes to a few hours.

    - Best spots and Top Tips | Head to the remote Whatipu Beach to explore mysterious caves or for urban strolls visit Oakley Creek Waterfall or scoot along the Hobson Bay East Path.

    - The new edition includes playgrounds, bike rides and splash parks | Grab your bikes and togs for these fun adventures.

    - Plenty of educational discovery sheets | Learn about volcanoes, marine animals, native trees and birds, fungi, wetlands, shorebirds and Maori history.

    - All the adventures have accessibility icons for bikes, buggies, wheelchairs and dogs. Adventures for everyone in the family - all ages, all abilities.

    - Included is a six-page te reo Maori language guide | Learn te reo Maori during your adventures in nature.

    - Department of Conservation Toyota Kiwi Guardian activity trails.

    ISBN: 9780473547684
    Publication date: 28/10/2020
    Price: $24.99
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
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