• Across the Pass A collection of tramping writing
    Across the Pass A collection of tramping writing
    Tramping is a journey into mountainous country, across passes, along ridges, beside rivers or through forests. It is a journey also, perhaps, to discovering more about the native plants and animals existing in these wild ecosystems, and a journey into friendship or self-discovery.

    New Zealand trampers have produced a rich body of literature about their activity, with writing spanning nearly two centuries and ranging from poetry and songs, journals and newspaper pieces to magazine articles and books. These stories may hold drama or tragedy, but more often they are about companionship, enjoying nature and finding challenge in wild environments.

    Across the Pass includes writing from New Zealanders such as writer John Mulgan, mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and adventurer Graeme Dingle. The pieces range from epic tales to stories of strolls, writing that pokes fun at companions or instead celebrates that strong bond often forged when facing challenges together. Some writers appreciate the intricacies of nature or the splendour of the mountains, while for others an interest in history encourages them to tread the trails first pioneered by their ancestors.
    All say something about the many textures and colours of the experience we call tramping.

    ISBN: 9781990048081
    Publication date: 29/10/2021
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Barnett, Shaun
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • 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
  • Big Bike Trip
    Big Bike Trip
    Four Kiwis on an epic journey to discover the world and themselves.

    'When you're hurting and coughing on a steep incline, it's hard to see or even think of the top, but you just gotta push a pedal at a time and keep pushing.'

    At Auckland Airport, a group of young Kiwis began an audacious - some would say crazy - journey, huddled together and wiping tears from their eyes.

    Fourteen months later, they had cycled 23,000 kilometres, from Bali to Buckingham Palace, across more than 20 countries and adventured through some of the most exotic parts of the world. They battled extreme heat, sub-zero temperatures, culture shock and loneliness as they pushed their bodies to their limits. They overcame injury, illness, heartbreak, and, above all, their own fears and self-doubt.

    It was the time of their lives.

    Packed with stunning photography by Sean Wakely, The Big Bike Trip is an inspirational account of self-discovery, friendship and turning your dreams into reality.

    ISBN: 9780143774143
    Publication date: 03/08/2021
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Gillies, Freddie
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • 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
  • Fish Of The Day Stories and recipes from New Zealand and the Pacific
    Fish Of The Day Stories and recipes from New Zealand and the Pacific
    Stories and recipes from New Zealand and the Pacific, from the creators of top-rating television programme Fish of the Day

    Join First Man of Fishing, Clarke Gayford, as he shares his adventures in more than 25 amazing angling locations across New Zealand and the Pacific.

    Here are the great yarns, secret spots, cool characters, caring communities and environmental insights this much loved, internationally top-rating TV show is known for.
    In his introduction, Clarke shares his (very!) early fishing ambitions and his lifelong love of the ocean, while every fishy tale is accompanied by stunning photography from Clarke's long-time friend, film industry legend and fellow Fish of the Day creator, Mike Bhana.

    These beautiful images take us deep under-water, right up close to the fishing action, and soaring across the rivers and seas that sustain and connect us all.

    Cooking tips, tricks and more than 35 yummy seafood recipes from top New Zealand and international chefs make this the ultimate book for anyone who loves fish and fishing or just wants to dive deeper into one of the world's most popular pastimes.

    ISBN: 9780143776239
    Publication date: 17/08/2021
    Price: $55.00
    Author: Bhana, Mike/Gayford, Clarke
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
  • Gone Bush
    Gone Bush
    The story of a wanderer, long-distance tramper and hut-bagging legend.

    Paul Kilgour was bitten by the tramping bug early. He began going on epic trips as a young boy, beyond the farm and along the coast. During these wanderings, he met old folk living simply in tiny huts out the back of farms and on clifftops, and swaggers walking in remote and beautiful locations. Even at that early age, deep inside Paul stirred the spirit of adventure and a longing to go further. And further he went.

    Gone Bush is about a lifetime of walking the backcountry. It tells stories of the eccentric characters he met along the way, some of the 1200 huts he's visited, and his most unforgettable journeys, including his 'long walk home' from deepest Fiordland to the top of Golden Bay. It's also a book about the powerful effects of being in the natural environment, doing what matters and living authentically. It is a charming, meandering, transportive read - like setting off on a serene tramp in the mountains, a heavy frost underfoot and the sun on your back.

    ISBN: 9781775541738
    Publication date: 27/10/2021
    Price: $34.99
    Author: Kilgour, Paul
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $34.99
  • 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
  • Historic New Zealand Racing Cars Vol 2
    Historic New Zealand Racing Cars Vol 2
    Historic New Zealand Racing Cars 2 returns with another fascinating collection of historic New Zealand racing cars, showcasing 18 more portraits of cars whose stories are intertwined with our motoring history. From Formula 1 Ferraris to the Formula 5000 Begg 018, and from New Zealand Specials to the DeKon Monza saloon cars, there's something here for every motor-racing enthusiast. Steve Holmes paints an evocative picture of each car, covering its design, racing achievemts and driver history, as well as interesting trivia collected along the way. Photography from the time, much of it previously unpublished, brings the cars' stories to life. Historic New Zealand Racing Cars 2 captures a record of these wonderful cars, and remembers a golden era in New Zealand motor-racing history.

    ISBN: 9781988538785
    Publication date: 09/08/2021
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Steve, Holmes
    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
  • 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
  • Joy of Gardening
    Joy of Gardening
    Gardens teach us to live in the moment. They nourish us, provide solace in grief and offer sanctuary from the stresses of modern life.

    In a celebration of the healing power of nature, New Zealand gardening guru Lynda Hallinan focuses on the gentle delights that bring joy to our backyards, from birdsong to seasonal beauty.

    Slowing down, letting go, working in harmony with nature and cherishing the accidental pleasures, from self-sown seedlings to bumblebees sleeping in dahlia blooms: these are the things that make our hearts sing.

    Lynda also writes about the way memory and tradition connect us to special plants and places, and the thrill of sharing a love of gardening with friends and family.

    ISBN: 9781988547824
    Publication date: 02/11/2021
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Hallinan, Lynda
    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
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