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Annette Lees walks us into the nights of Aotearoa. In the company of bats, owls, moths and seabirds, she guides us from dusk to dawn with fascinating night stories.
A beautiful and important book about the remarkable collaboration between the modernist architect James Hackshaw, the painter Colin McCahon and sculptor Paul Dibble on 14 New Zealand buildings – from churches to school halls.
Acclaimed writer and critic Lana Lopesi explores the overlap of being a woman and Sāmoan. Ancestral ideas of womanhood appear alongside contemporary reflections on women's experiences and the Pacific.
Colin McCahon was one of the most important New Zealand artists of the 20th century. Leading McCahon scholar, writer and curator Dr Peter Simpson chronicles the evolution of the artist's work over McCahon's entire forty-five-year career.
Witness the ups and downs of modern dad life as drawn by award-winning cartoonist (and dad) Toby Morris. This cool, compact hardcover opens a window into the world of being a modern dad – the good, the bad and the ugly.
Funny and chilling, these essays from award-winning New Zealand writer Mohamed Hassan blend storytelling, memoir and non-fiction to map the experience of being Muslim in the 21st century.
The Hundred Year War is the story of the intense competition between the All Blacks and Springboks over the past 100 years, the games they've played and the battles that have raged from Parliaments to the streets.
Brave, explosive and thought-provoking, this memoir tells the story of Charlotte Grimshaw’s life growing up in one of New Zealand’s most prominent literary families. What is the truth of a whole life lived in fiction?
New Zealand's award-winning master of non-fiction presents twelve extraordinary tales of disappearance. These are devastating stories about people finding themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Stories can change the world. It is how our tupuna passed on their knowledge, the blueprint for living well, for generations. Through telling their stories, the women in this book seek to influence the world around them.
From the early Māori gardens of the Ōtuataua Stonefields to John Logan Campbell’s olive grove, remnants of Auckland’s can still be seen by the knowledgeable explorer. Our history might be buried, but it has not yet disappeared entirely.
Francis and Kaiora Tipene share how they bring the traditional values of tikanga Māori into day-to-day living and what they learnt about the concepts of te ao Māori growing up.
Discover the stories of patients who impacted health carers in unforgettable ways: patients who showed stubborn perseverance on the road to recovery and clung to hope in the face of unexpected trauma.
Murray Edmond captures a spirit of revolt that swept over Auckland and Aotearoa in the 1960s. This was a period of radical conflict, when the desire for a new, socially defiant freedom affected every aspect of NZ culture.
The story of contemporary Māori art from the 1950s to the present day. Drawing on centuries of indigenous knowledge and skill, it reflects a Māori world view, life in this land and the debates that continue to shape it.
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