Babich Wines in Marlborough's Awatere, Waihopai and Wairau valleys, is New Zealand's oldest family-owned winery. They have been harvesting and making wine since 1915.
Celebrate the legacy of Te Arawa master-weaver Emily Rangitiaria Schuster OBE, QSM and recognise the important role she played in the revitalisation and conservation of Māori weaving over her lifetime. Learn about one of New Zealand’s finest weavers.
From the 1860s, when shearers were first identified as the 'very dregs of the colonial democracy', to the present day, when Kiwi shearers set world records and shear sheep around the globe, shearers have played a huge role in New Zealand life.
To many, Castlepoint evokes images of Castle Rock: the lighthouse, the motorcamp, surfing and fishing. Gain an insight into the station today - vibrant, successful and poised to take advantage of farming in the technological age.
Unlock the story of the Māori dominated coastal shipping and flour milling industries of the 1840s and 1850s. While it is known Māori were leaders in these industries, their activities were never fully known as few official records were kept.
"Nothing too big, nothing too small" was Fletchers' promise, and they delivered. From homes to national icons such as the Dominion Museum, the Dunedin post office and Wellington Railway Station, they built iconic buildings of New Zealand.
An illustrated history of the New Zealand bus operators who have built their own buses. A fascinating record of a seldom described aspect of our industrial and transport history.
This biography features the story of New Zealand's most awarded wine-industry leader George Fistonich of Villa Maria. His life in wine tracks the history of the modern New Zealand wine industry.
The story of Oldfields, a family business which grew from a road contracting business in Hawke's Bay in 1937 into one of Wairarapa's biggest businesses.
Crown Lynn china now has iconic status. From its early days of churning out railway china, Crown Lynn became a hugely successful business and the largest pottery in the Southern Hemisphere.
Greenstone has been prized for centuries for its beauty, durability, spiritual powers and its mana. Barry Brailsford follows in the footsteps of Māori and Pakeha who have searched the rivers and mountains of the wilderness for precious pounamu.
The kauri once dominated the northern landscape. A tree that can live for over 1000 years, it has played a part in the lives of all inhabitants, celebrated in Māori legend and integral to early colonial timber and gumdigging industries.
Scottish born John Ross and Robert Glendining founded Ross and Glendining Ltd in 1862, during the gold rush. Their drapery business eventually became the country's largest manufacturer and home of many popular clothing and knitwear brands.
Pull up a bar stool and listen to the life story of beer in New Zealand. This book recounts the early history of beer and brewing in New Zealand. Awaken your thirst for New Zealand's favourite beverage.
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