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Oversize : volume 1  by Kevin Freeman

Oversize : volume 1

Kevin Freeman

"In this book, my fifth, I will look at heavy haulage in the South Island. Covering a period from the sixties through to the early nineties. It will focus on most of the large haulage specialists, who relied solely on outside work to operate through to...

Residual gleam  by Roger Hickin

Residual gleam

Roger Hickin

"The poems of Residual Gleam speak of obsolete roosters and eccentric philosophers, of moth-eaten overcoats, of alcoholic raconteurs in long-gone public bars, of lost needles and Orkney kirkyards and out-of-tune pianos"--

The glass guitar  by Peter Olds

The glass guitar

Peter Olds

"The Glass Guitar comprises thirty-three previously uncollected and mostly unpublished poems in which Peter Olds reflects frankly on some of his characteristic preoccupations: the imperfections of life and art; his travels in space and time; his sometimes...

Ring plane  by Denis Harold

Ring plane

Denis Harold

"This is a poem sequence about the development of an imagination within several landscapes, initially Taranaki"--Publisher information.

A game of swans  by Janet Wainscott

A game of swans

Janet Wainscott

"From the finger bone of an ancestor to a Leonardo da Vinci portrait, a rural pub to the real life of folk-tales, A Game of Swans weaves myth and modernity seamlessly through each other, asking what it means to be restrained, and what it takes to be...

Food for faith  by John O'Connor

Food for faith

John O'Connor

Are you seeking to live more abundantly? If yes, the reflections in this book are for you. For more than a decade John O'Connor has offered regular written and audio reflections through the website to encourage people who are seeking...

Town  by Madeleine Marie Slavick


Madeleine Marie Slavick

"Welcome to 'Town', fifty stories and fifty images by writer and photographer Madeleine Slavick, who lived in Hong Kong for almost twenty-five years before moving to a Wairarapa country road that runs from state highway to bush."--Back cover.

Here today, gone tomorrow  by Jaimie D. (Jaimie Donald) Baird

Here today, gone tomorrow

Jaimie D. (Jaimie Donald) Baird

"Four decades, 1200+ images. Art or vandalism, protest or social commentary - how you see street art depends on where you stand. Jamie Baird's Here today gone tomorrow documents his 40-year fascination with these ephemera as "a testament to human imagination,...

The John Bertrand New Zealand coin & banknote catalogue 2023  by Jared H. Thornton

The John Bertrand New Zealand coin & banknote catalogue 2023

Jared H. Thornton

"The 2023 catalogue features important information regarding all New Zealand coins issued from 1933 and includes updated values with retail prices given in five grades for the pre-decimal issues. A full listing of decimal issues is also included. New Zealand...

The everything guide  by Niki Bezzant

The everything guide

Niki Bezzant

"In The Everything Guide, Niki brings together her decades of research and writing about food, exercise and personal health with the very latest, evidence-based expert advice in an informative, practical, easy-to-read (and always honest!) must-have manual for...

Stone men  by Jeni Curtis

Stone men

Jeni Curtis

"In stone men, the myths of Medusa become a lens to examine attitudes to women and womanhood - from ancient to modern, from virgin to whore, from mother to child. Political, and deeply personal, stone men is about power and the lack of it, those who speak out...

Here's to life and all that jazz  by Dave MacCalman

Here's to life and all that jazz

Dave MacCalman

"Dave MacCalman is a jazz lover, a gold medal winning Paralympian, and a marathon champion with domestic and world records. He has filled his 60-plus years with energy and adventure. In 1980, Dave's future was already looking bright, and he was on track to...

A pictorial history of Warkworth  by Bryan Jackson

A pictorial history of Warkworth

Bryan Jackson

"It is a photographic record of Warkworth from the early days of settlement to today. There are over 300 black and white and colour photos. The photos include many of Warkworth's early settlers, early buildings, original flour mill. primary school, Kapanui...

First things  by Harry Ricketts

First things

Harry Ricketts

"In First Things, Harry Ricketts chronicles his early life through the lens of 'firsts': those moments that can hold their detail and potency across a lifetime. Set mostly in Hong Kong and Oxford, these bright fragments include the places, people, writers,...

Consolations of insignificance  by Terence O'Brien

Consolations of insignificance

Terence O'Brien

"Terence O'Brien was a born diplomat - urbane, clever, adaptable and hardworking, with a talent for strategy and negotiation. Although born in England, he was a loyal and dedicated New Zealander and spent most of his life working to improve the country's...

The practice of mindfulness and balance  by Rita Riccola

The practice of mindfulness and balance

Rita Riccola

"Life can be challenging and when we feel over-stimulated and disconnected it is costly to our wellbeing. Dreaming of what-ifs and maybes in the future,while regretting and being trapped by our past means we are distracted from living life in the moment....



"In Aotearoa the number of people who will never have children is growing - and they're pushing back against the narrative that if they don't, their lives will be somehow 'less than'. Otherhood's essays are by writers who've felt on the outside looking in,...

Ans Westra  by Paul Moon

Ans Westra

Paul Moon

"The photographer Ans Westra, who died in 2023, took hundreds of thousands of images over her long career. Together, those images constitute what is arguably a photo album of Aotearoa. Her dedication and determination sometimes came at a cost but she was...

A long road trip home  by John Allison

A long road trip home

John Allison

"A Long Road Trip Home goes to the heart of the matter. Invention is one thing, knowing is another. John Allison knows that the wisdom of experience leads to poems of discovery and revelation. These are poems whose governance is the reality of the imagination...

Magic wands & golden skulls  by Chelsea Nichols

Magic wands & golden skulls

Chelsea Nichols

"A delightful reading experience thoughtfully authored by our remarkable Senior Curator, Dr Chelsea Nichols. It is a unique perspective on the inimitable artwork collection created and cared for by The Dowse Art Museum over the last half century."--

Songs on the Journey  by Robin (Lyricist) McKenzie

Songs on the Journey

Robin (Lyricist) McKenzie

"Travelling almost unpassable roads, living in remote mountain villages, learning an unwritten language, entering a culture utterly different from the one they had left behind, Robin and Delwyn McKenzie had no idea what adventures awaited when they set out...

Organic vegetable gardening  by Xanthe White

Organic vegetable gardening

Xanthe White

"The bestselling, expert guide to growing your own vegetables organically. In this classic bestseller, expert landscape designer Xanthe White takes readers by the hand and walks them from backyard bombsite to productive vegetable garden in a single year....

Nothing significant to report  by Dario Nustrini

Nothing significant to report

Dario Nustrini

"Laugh-out-loud yarns from a soldier in the New Zealand Army In 2011, a young Dario Nustrini pulled up at Waiouru Military Camp. Raring to go, he had visions of shooting guns, riding tanks and jumping out of planes. But the reality of his six years in the NZ...

The Antipodean Express  by Gregory (Musician) Hill

The Antipodean Express

Gregory (Musician) Hill

"An epic journey from New Zealand to Spain, celebrating the enduring romance of travel by train. The journey of The Antipodean Express takes in 89 days of travel, on 33 trains, through 19 countries. It begins in New Zealand's North Island, weaves past the...



"Voyages: Stories of an Ocean People celebrates a rich maritime history and the ongoing connection of Fijians with the sea. The ocean is the heart of the earth and is what connects us to our larger Pacific family. It is where our roots begin and is what links...

The custodians of the gift  by Guido Carlo Pigliasco

The custodians of the gift

Guido Carlo Pigliasco

Emerging from more than two decades of research in the field and in the archives, the essays collected here explore the multifaceted topic of the Fijian firewalking ceremony, the vilavilairevo. The collection examines the intersection of the intertwined topics...

Dare to retire free  by Kristin Sutherland

Dare to retire free

Kristin Sutherland

"Dare to Retire Free is the ultimate guide to achieving a fulfilled retirement. This book is for you if you are struggling with the transition to retirement or retirement itself. It is the definitive guide to creating a plan for this major life change. The...

Toyotas  by Steve Holmes


Steve Holmes

"Toyota vehicles are interwoven into New Zealand lives, and virtually every person living in this country has either owned or driven a Toyota. But these aren't just vehicles renowned for their reliability and dependability, they also have a strong cult...

Fenoga Tāoga Niue i Aotearoa = Niue heritage journey in Aotearoa

Fenoga Tāoga Niue i Aotearoa = Niue heritage journey in Aotearoa

Celebrating the 30 – year journey of Falepipi he Mafola Niuean Handcraft Group Inc, based in Ōtāhuhu since 1993. Featuring projects and treasures made by Falepipi he Mafola Niuean Handcraft Group Inc, this exhibition honours over 50 loved ones who have since...



"Kaetaeta Watson and Louisa Humphry, MNZM, wear their tibuta proudly because it strongly identifies who they are as I-Kiribati in Aotearoa. Their research in 2021 revealed a lack of resources into tibuta by I-Kiribati, for I-Kiribati. There was also very...

Letters from Kiribati

Letters from Kiribati

"The letters in this book were written by Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart order, who were pioneer Roman Catholic missionaries in Kiribati (the former Gilbert Islands). They sent their first news to the home convent in France in 1895, with the final...

Bulimia  by Selina Elison


Selina Elison

"Supporting your child through recovery will be the hardest thing you ever do. But with compassion, for yourself as well as your loved one, you can enhance their chances for successful healing, and build a stronger bond than ever. Selina Elison and her...

Sailing Marmax  by Debbie Aldred

Sailing Marmax

Debbie Aldred

"Have You Ever Dreamed of Sailing the World? Have you ever dreamed of sailing the world? Perhaps the thought scares the hell out of you! Sail on a breathtaking ocean adventure without leaving your seat! Enjoy a story of an epic ocean voyage and get inspired to...

Jumper  by Iris Matthews


Iris Matthews

"Iris Matthews was born in the UK a week prior to the start of WW2. She has lived in Japan, Australia but mainly in New Zealand. She has by turns been a schoolteacher, a 'pro' actor and a painter/potter. Iris began life as a 'he' and in November 1991, properly...

The little book of remedies  by Leila Lees

The little book of remedies

Leila Lees

''The Little Book of Remedies is an Illustrated handbook to accompany the Lasavia vibrational remedy range. This book covers the fundamentals of how to use vibrational remedies and the ideas behind them. It includes a commentary on each of Lasavia's...

Hidden traps of the internet  by Judy L. Mohr

Hidden traps of the internet

Judy L. Mohr

"Building an online platform is an overwhelming and daunting task, with many pitfalls and horror stories surrounding the internet. It's not surprising that many writers shy away from online activities, putting that online presence into the do-it-later...

Anzac girls  by Peter Rees

Anzac girls

Peter Rees

By the end of the Great War, forty-five Australian and New Zealand nurses had died on overseas service and over two hundred had been decorated. These were the women who left for war looking for adventure and romance but were soon confronted with challenges for...

Getting to grips with not-for-profit governance  by Pierre Woolridge

Getting to grips with not-for-profit governance

Pierre Woolridge

"A guide for Kiwi board members: the first NZ specific book in a long time; discover the do's & don'ts of governance; gain practical wisdom and insights; develop leadership skills to help run the organisation effectively; be a successful director from the word...

Splashdown  by Smith Russell


Smith Russell

"This book tells of a young couple who struggled against the odds to introduce a seaplane service to New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds, and to members of the travelling public between the South and North Islands. Locals looked askance at what was a totally new...

A duck-shaped octopus  by Roanne Barnes Hautapu

A duck-shaped octopus

Roanne Barnes Hautapu

"In 2013 Quinn Hautapu presented to hospital with the seemingly minor symptom of a limp arm, within a short time she was on a Life Flight to Wellington to work out the cause of a massive bleed on the brain. She was seven years old. A month later, after brain...

Foraging New Zealand  by Peter Langlands

Foraging New Zealand

Peter Langlands

"An essential guide to foraging in New Zealand. New Zealand is full of incredible, edible wild foods - fruit, fungi and seaweed; berries, herbs and more - you only need to know where to look and how to do it safely. Foraging New Zealand is the ultimate guide...

Deeper engagement  by Janet A. (Janet Anne) Whiteside

Deeper engagement

Janet A. (Janet Anne) Whiteside

"Palliative care involves having honest, meaningful conversations about death in advance. Talking with patients and family/whānau reduces stress, as well as the risk of a complicated grieving process. In this authoritative book, Janet A. Whiteside, a 27-year...

Tupaia  by Joan author. Druett


Joan author. Druett

Tupaia sailed with Captain Cook from Tahiti, piloted the Endeavour about the South Pacific, and was the ship's translator. Lauded by Europeans as an extraordinary genius, Tupaia was a star navigator, a brilliant orator, and a most devious politician. Being...

Science-Christianity and church activities in the Samoan Islands  by Fuimaono Fini Aitaoto

Science-Christianity and church activities in the Samoan Islands

Fuimaono Fini Aitaoto

Following up on his first two books on Church events and the history of the Assembly of God Church in American Samoa, author Fuimaono Fini Aitaoto delves deeper into new science discoveries as they relate to Christianity. If you're interested in Church-related...

Environmental defenders  by Raewyn Peart

Environmental defenders

Raewyn Peart

"For over 50 years the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has been at the forefront of protecting Aotearoa New Zealand's natural environments. From the Think Big power projects of the 1970s, to coastal developments on pristine northland beaches and the...

The time traveller's guide to Hamilton Gardens  by Peter Sergel

The time traveller's guide to Hamilton Gardens

Peter Sergel

The city of Hamilton decided to establish a park on its old city rubbish dump but there was initially no budget for development or plans to make it different from any other traditional public park. However, through strong community support and sponsorship, a...

The trials of Nurse Kerr  by Scott Bainbridge

The trials of Nurse Kerr

Scott Bainbridge

"Did New Zealand have a secret poisoner? In 1992, builders demolishing a Devonport home stumbled across a skeleton, triggering an investigation that sent shockwaves across the community. The remains belonged to a woman who had died in the 1930s, and whispers...

The wide wide sea  by Hampton Sides

The wide wide sea

Hampton Sides

"From New York Times bestselling author Hampton Sides, an epic account of the most momentous voyage of the Age of Exploration, which culminated in Captain James Cook's death in Hawaii, and left a complex and controversial legacy still debated to this day. On...

Six dogs and a volkswagen  by Neal Wallace

Six dogs and a volkswagen

Neal Wallace

"As a young man all John Davies wanted was to be a farmer. Sixty years on and the Queenstown businessman has accumulated a portfolio of companies that includes some of New Zealand's premier tourist attractions. This is his story. An account of how he used...

100 ways to be that girl  by Fiona Ferris

100 ways to be that girl

Fiona Ferris

"Learn how to stand out from the crowd and become that girl. When you harness the power of how ‘she’ would be, you instantly: Become unforgettable Feel happier and more confident Stop worrying about what others think of you Power ahead in your own life Feel...

A brief history of rugby  by Alastair Cook

A brief history of rugby

Alastair Cook

Volume 1. "1820s-1960s. Early football were mainly ‘mob’ style games, with enormous numbers of players attempting to advance the ball into a goal area, often by any means necessary. Rules were simple with violence and injury common. The games remained largely...

The last secret agent  by Pippa Latour

The last secret agent

Pippa Latour

"This is the astounding true story of one of the last female special operations agents in France to get out alive after its liberation in WWII. Born in 1921, Pippa Latour became a covert special operations agent who parachuted into a field in Nazi-occupied...

Tour Aotearoa official guide : North Island  by Jonathan Kennett

Tour Aotearoa official guide : North Island

Jonathan Kennett

"Tour Aotearoa is a 3,000 km bike odyssey spanning the length of New Zealand. This two-volume set provides riders with step-by-step instructions, route maps, and insider tips on how to cycle from Cape Reinga down to Bluff"--Back cover.

One girl, one dream  by Laura Dekker

One girl, one dream

Laura Dekker

"The amazing autobiographical account of the youngest ever solo circumnavigation of the Earth. First time in English! If you want to see the other side of the world, you can do two things: turn the world upside down, or travel there yourself. In 2012, at the...

A nightingale sings  by Suzanne Foreman Mansouri

A nightingale sings

Suzanne Foreman Mansouri

"I was the first New Zealander to marry an Iranian & emigrate to live in Iran in 1968 for almost 40 years. This man was a stranger to me, but we had corresponded as penfriends, until he invited me to Iran for us to marry. He was 26 years my senior and also an...

Never succumb to beige  by Frances Manwaring

Never succumb to beige

Frances Manwaring

"The idea behind this fun but thought provoking read is never consider yourself to be ordinary, never think of yourself as invisible and most of all always consider yourself as an adventurer. Be someone who is ready to embrace change especially as you get...

Nailed boots and crinoline gowns  by Robert (Robert L.) author. Peden

Nailed boots and crinoline gowns

Robert (Robert L.) author. Peden

"Histories of Pākehā settlement in New Zealand have often ignored the role of women, or devalued their contribution to mere adjuncts to the work of men. In Nailed Boots and Crinoline Gowns historian Robert Peden argues that not only were women present from the...

South sea vagabonds  by Johnny Wray

South sea vagabonds

Johnny Wray

"75th anniversary edition of the timeless New Zealand classic of adventure at sea. The true story of Johnny Wray's adventures after being fired from his day job in the Great Depression, building his own boat and spending the rest of his days sailing around the...

Worm, root, wort... & bane  by Ann Shelton

Worm, root, wort... & bane

Ann Shelton

"Artist Ann Shelton’s latest book, worm, root, wort… & bane delves into the rich history of plant-centric belief systems and their suppression. Part artist scrapbook, part photo book, part quotography, and part exhibition catalogue, this publication explores...

Hine Toa  by Ngahuia Te Awekotuku

Hine Toa

Ngahuia Te Awekotuku

"In the 1950s, a young Ngāhuia is fostered by a family who believe in hard work and community. Although close to her kuia, she craves more: she wants higher education and refined living. But whānau dismiss her dreams. To them, she is just a show-off, always...

The New Zealand dyslexia handbook  by Tom Nicholson

The New Zealand dyslexia handbook

Tom Nicholson

"In this second edition, there are new chapters on the dyslexia-friendly school, dyslexia in adulthood, and the use of technology to assist students with dyslexia. All other chapters have been reviewed, and the appendices have many new features to assist in...

Heart stood still  by Miriam Sharland

Heart stood still

Miriam Sharland

"Miriam Sharland's eco-memoir Heart Stood Still is the latest title in the Ka Haea Te Ata series from Otago University Press, a series dedicated to casting light on issues of importance in Aotearoa today. In early 2020 Sharland was nearing the end of a 17-year...

A different light

A different light

"In 1848, two decades after a French inventor mixed daylight with a cocktail of chemicals to fix the view outside his window onto a metal plate, photography arrived in Aotearoa. How did these 'portraits in a machine' reveal Maori and Pakeha to themselves and...

The beautiful afternoon  by Airini Beautrais

The beautiful afternoon

Airini Beautrais

"In The Beautiful Afternoon, Airini Beautrais plumbs history, literature, Star Wars, sea hags, beauty products, tarot, swimwear, environmentalism and pole dancing to deliver a virtuoso inquiry into how we become, and change, who we are. Beautrais surveys the...

The pressure of all that light  by Holly Painter

The pressure of all that light

Holly Painter

"Holly Painter's third collection charts a course through the tender friendships and lonely queer crushes of childhood and adolescence in Midwestern America and on to the dizzying freedoms of California and the disorientation of love and heartache in New...

A simple guide to writing good fiction  by Patricia Dunmore

A simple guide to writing good fiction

Patricia Dunmore

"All the things you need to know to take your novel to the next level. Learn the craft of storytelling, from dialogue and characters to structure and conflict. Includes advice on publishing and submissions. Written in a straightforward manner, complete with...

Southern Celts  by Céline Kearney

Southern Celts

Céline Kearney

"Drawing on her own family experience and insights from her PhD inquiry, Celine Kearney travelled around Aotearoa to interview New Zealanders with Scottish and Irish backgrounds. 'Southern Celts' uses autoethnography and narrative to explore how these New...

Rimutaka Prison  by L. E. (Lewis Edward) Scott

Rimutaka Prison

L. E. (Lewis Edward) Scott

At my table  by Chelsea Winter

At my table

Chelsea Winter

"An essential collection of much-loved recipes that every home cook should own. At My Table is the one that started it all. Chelsea Winter’s first book is a stunning selection of some of her most popular recipes - it’s a must-have. You’ll find her ‘world...

Women will rise!

Women will rise!

"In the late 1970s, as the women's movement was fracturing, trade union women put forward a new agenda to bring feminists and women workers together. The one-page, 16-clause Working Women's Charter covered the right to work, equal pay, an end to discrimination...

A photographic guide to moths & butterflies of New Zealand  by Robert J. B. Hoare

A photographic guide to moths & butterflies of New Zealand

Robert J. B. Hoare

"Colour photographs illustrating more than 150 species"-- Back cover.

A history of New Zealand in 100 objects  by Jock Phillips

A history of New Zealand in 100 objects

Jock Phillips

"100 ways into New Zealand history - everyday objects tell the powerful, captivating stories of our shared past. The sewing kete of an unknown 18th-century Maori woman; the Endeavour cannons that fired on waka in 1769; the bagpipes of an Irish publican Paddy...

Sustain  by Brooke Donoghue


Brooke Donoghue

"Today, many people are eager to move towards a plant-based diet for a host of health, ethical and environmental reasons, but is this a viable lifestyle choice for an active person? Brooke Francis (nee Donoghue) and Luuka Jones have discovered that through...

Lessons in badassery  by Shelly Davies

Lessons in badassery

Shelly Davies

"Want to feel more powerful in your world? Well, Shelly Davies has a message for you: you f*cking can.Become powerful. Reclaim your voice. Give fewer f*cks. Have it all. Scratch that. Have what you want--why waste time trying to be everyone's cup of tea when...

Sheep truck and other poems  by Peter Olds

Sheep truck and other poems

Peter Olds

Sheep Truck is a collection of 29 new poems by veteran Dunedin poet Peter Olds. Subjects include flying, dental treatment, encountering Charles Bukowski in the Dunedin Public Library, and not wanting to get out of bed. He writes his 'last poem', which proves...

Peace action

Peace action

"This book is about activists, their organising and their causes, and the interconnections between social struggles separated by the vast expanse of Te Moana-Nui-A-Kiwa. It includes chapters on the Doctrine of Discovery, on Ihumātao, on anti-militarist...

Thank you, Elisabeth  by Sue Marsden

Thank you, Elisabeth

Sue Marsden

"When beginning her career in Palliative Medicine, the author first met Dr Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. This meeting introduced her to the importance of being aware of one's own emotional issues when working with people who are suffering. As Elisabeth said, You need...

Katherine Mansfield and Bliss and Other Stories

Katherine Mansfield and Bliss and Other Stories

"This book celebrates the centennial of Bliss's publication by offering new readings of some of Mansfield's most well-known stories, revealing not only the depth and innovation of her work but also the extent to which she was instrumental in revisioning the...

New Zealand falcon  by Dave (Bird watcher) Bell

New Zealand falcon

Dave (Bird watcher) Bell

"The New Zealand falcon, our only remaining endemic raptor. A guide to how they behave and have adapted, collated from experience gained, information given by respondents to a survey, and knowledge provided by others."--

The tip shop  by James Brown

The tip shop

James Brown

"You pick one up at the Tip Shop: oblivion's final sieve meets your lucky day. James Brown shakes out oblivion's final sieve in The Tip Shop. Found poems jostle with autobiographical poems, essayistic with epigrammatic, formally expert with some of his very...

How to paint abstracts, expressionism and contemporary art  by S. M. (Sharen M.) Watson

How to paint abstracts, expressionism and contemporary art

S. M. (Sharen M.) Watson

"Traditional artists require a posed model, a seat in the landscape to capture the view, or a staged still life, with manipulated lighting. They're trained to look, and copy, what they see in front of them, following time honoured methods and rules. This book...

Raiment  by Jan Kemp


Jan Kemp

Local author based in West Auckland.

The surgeon's brain  by Oscar Upperton

The surgeon's brain

Oscar Upperton

"Dr James Barry was many things. He was a pistol-toting dueller, an irascible grudge-holder, a vegetarian, an obsessive cleaner - and a brilliant, humane military surgeon who served throughout the British empire, travelled the world with a small menagerie of...

Slips  by Mark Pirie


Mark Pirie

The sea walks into a wall  by Anne Kennedy

The sea walks into a wall

Anne Kennedy

"In The Sea Walks into a Wall, the natural world around us hits back. The sea crashes its glass onto the bar. You watch from afar. You'd take it all back if you could. Everything. You'd go down there and you'd. And talks back too. If I'm fucked, you're coming...

The new rules for job hunting  by Tom O'Neil

The new rules for job hunting

Tom O'Neil

"The rules have changed! With economic uncertainty after COVID 19, as well as redundancies and unemployment on the rise, it has never been more important in New Zealand to secure strong and long-lasting employment. You may already have (or maybe think you...

Suck it up, princess  by Natalie Sisson

Suck it up, princess

Natalie Sisson

"Suck It Up, Princess is for women the world over who want to get over your excuses and get on with living a rich, fulfilling and rewarding life, on your own damn terms. Refreshingly direct and inspiring, this book will show how to finally develop the right...

Detritus of Empire  by Robin Peace

Detritus of Empire

Robin Peace

"Detritus are the pieces that are left when something or someone breaks, falls apart or is destroyed: gravel from rocks, the organic matter from plants. At the edge of an endangered wetland in Te Ika-a-Maui, Robin Peace writes of what is left of a country...

Alice in cakeland  by Alice (Chef) Taylor

Alice in cakeland

Alice (Chef) Taylor

"All the classics are included, plus ways to refresh them with a twist here and there. They're all easy to make and designed so that you need minimal equipment and little experience to successfully bake them. They are affordable and adaptable - you can swap...

Dear Colin, dear Ron  by Colin McCahon

Dear Colin, dear Ron

Colin McCahon

"Their 360 surviving letters, selected and annotated here by McCahon scholar Peter Simpson, track an intimate and extensive dialogue about McCahon's practice and the New Zealand art world"--Back cover.

Hard by the cloud house  by Peter (Journalist) Walker

Hard by the cloud house

Peter (Journalist) Walker

"The legend of Te Hokioi, the extinct giant eagle of New Zealand, leads Peter Walker from a Canterbury sheep run to the Rare Books Room of the British Library and to 'sacred' Raiatea in Polynesia, as he uncovers the story of the predator which once ruled over...



To write poetry in New Zealand as a Pacific migrant is an act of wayfinding, a creative process of discovery and negotiation between cultural spaces. This collection of 137 poems by 89 Aotearoa-based Pacific poets explores that navigation.This significant...

Six-legged ghosts  by Lily Duval

Six-legged ghosts

Lily Duval

"Why isn't Aotearoa famous for its insects? We have weta that can survive being frozen, weevils with 'snouts' almost as long as their bodies, and the world's only alpine cicadas. There is mounting evidence that insect numbers are plummeting all over the world....

The chair

The chair

"Designed by Inhouse, The Chair book features new writing on each of the chairs included in the exhibition and photography taken across the country: together telling a story of design and making in Aotearoa. 110 chairs, 170 years, 83 designers and makers, 14...

Evolving  by Judy Bailey


Judy Bailey

"When beloved broadcaster Judy Bailey signed off her final news bulletin in 2005, she had no idea that the next years would be some of the most fulfilling of her life. In Evolving Judy shares new science and personal stories that have shaped her own path into...

The laden table  by Ashia Ismail-Singer

The laden table

Ashia Ismail-Singer

Author of My Indian Kitchen and Saffron Swirls and Cardamom Dust, Ashia Ismail-Singer draws on her family's rich and diverse cultures to dish up an inspired banquet where spices are the heroes and food is designed to be shared. The Laden Table is the perfect...

Play wild  by Rachel Clare

Play wild

Rachel Clare

"Hey! I have a message for you: Come outside! There are flowers to pick, leaves to gather, seeds to collect, moss to pat, rain to smell and earth to dig. Love Nature xx P.S. You are part of the natural world, too! Inside this book, you will discover heaps of...

New Zealand  by Rachel Mills

New Zealand

Rachel Mills

This New Zealand guidebook is ideal for travellers seeking inspirational guides and planning a more extended trip. It provides interesting facts about New Zealand's people, history and culture and detailed coverage of the best places to see. This New Zealand...

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