'This book takes you into the life of a New Zealand police detective.I tell it how it was and spare few details so that you too can see the world through one policeman's eyes. The stories contained in this bookrange from the humo... read more
GO GIRL is a collection of true stories about New Zealand women who have done extraordinary things. They strove for their goals. They weren't afraid to step up or speak out. They blazed a trail for others to follow. This book was written to show that YOU ... read more
|Author:||Geoffrey Palmer; Andrew Butler|
NZ Non Fiction
Towards Democratic Renewal reinforces Palmer and Butler's argument for a robust and democratic framework that will safeguard our political system against future challenges, from climate change to earthquakes, `post-truth' politics and surveillance.
NZ Natural History
|Awards:||Shortlisted for Ockhams Illustrated Non Fiction Award 2018|
The 'mighty totara' is one of our most extraordinary trees. Among the biggest and oldest trees in the New Zealand forest, the heart of Maori carving and culture, trailing no. 8 wire as fence posts on settler farms, clambered up in the Pureora protest... read more
This is indeed a natural and cultural history; the author is an Ethnobotanist – one who investigates the relationship between people and plants – so this story is really a history of Aotearoa/New Zealand from the perspective of a tree! One reason for... read more
Derek Smith has spent most of his working life working as a meter reader, a deliberate choice of occupation, as it has allowed his to pursue his vocation as a photographer. Inspired by the social documentary style of photographers such as Walker Evans and William Eggleston,... read more
Fictional dairy farmers and herd testers discuss actual experiences.
Patient is a unique photographic collection of portraits taken by a GP of his patients at the end of their consultation. For two years, Dr Chris Reid, who is also a photographer, asked his patients whether they would be happy having their photograph tak... read more
"A century of remembering-- the random recollections of a group of over-90 year olds, who were drawn to Rotorua at varying stages of their lives."
NZ Non Fiction
It used to be that behind every chisel-jawed, No 8-wired Kiwi farmer stood a good woman. But how those times have changed. The New Zealand rural landscape of the 21 century now features many enterprising women engaged in making a livin... read more
The compilation of weekly articles taken from "With Apologies to Maui's Fish" that were published by the Wanganui Chronicle and the Wanganui Herald between 1973 and 1987. The writings of W. Hugh Ross compiled by his daughter Rosalynd, interwoven by hi... read more