Selling the Dream is a stunning new book that celebrates the posters, brochures and magazines that were used to promote New Zealand tourism before 1960. In recent years New Zealand tourism posters and ephemera have become extremely collectable, as people have realised what an enormous contribution this visual material has mad... read more

This wonderful book contains an unbelievably exhilarating cornucopia of nearly 1000 images showcasing New Zealand to itself and the world in the first half of the 20th century. One inspiring poster follows another, and I would have been off to the Govt. Tourist Bureau to book a ticket to travel for the 'very low train fares' ... read more

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Morris Goldberg is a man who can’t cry. Semi-retired from his career as a metadata analyst, he lives alone and conducts imaginary conversations with his recently-deceased wife, Sadie. Then news arrives that his daughter Rachel is missing in the bush, with bad weather on the way.
While Morris waits for news, he ... read more

An absorbing debut novel about the communications and miscommunications that shape relationships in a family. A semi-retired metadata analyst conducts imaginary conversations with his dead wife as he waits for news of his daughter, missing in the bush. Long unable to express or even recognise his feelings, memory and dre... read more

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Author:Steve Braunias
Awards:GENERAL NON-FICTION CATEGORY WINNER - NEW ZEALAND POST BOOK AWARDS 2013 What the judges said: "Steve Braunias has a tremendous feel for character and language. There are passages that would be the envy of many a novelist. The book captures a New Zealand seldom written about and does so with a sense of, by turns, compassion, absurdity, occasionally anger, but mostly delight. That delight is completely contagious."

Steve Braunias travels off the grid to capture weird and wonderful goings-on in small-town New Zealand. Full of fascinating - and sometimes disturbing - stories about people living in 20 places - from Kawakawa to Mosgiel, and across the seas in Samoa and Antarctica - their lives, loves, aspirations, and sometimes dark secrets... read more

GENERAL NON-FICTION CATEGORY WINNER - NEW ZEALAND POST BOOK AWARDS 2013
The inimitable Steve Braunias prises open the fascinating (and sometimes rather disturbing) inner lives of small towns, from Ohinemutu to Collingwood and from Mosgiel to the Maromaku Valley. These tales of lives lived large in small places are, ... read more

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A complete, all-new edition of the classic 19th century ornithological paintings of John Gerrard Keulemans for Walter Buller's iconic A History of the Birds of New Zealand, featuring fresh reproductions of the original watercolour paintings.
Each exquisite bird image is accompanied by Buller's descriptive text as well ... read more

All 95 artworks completed for both editions of Walter Buller’s rare and desirable nineteenth century classic have been beautifully reproduced from the original watercolours and are here presented in one sumptuous slip-cased volume. Buller’s text is attended by up-to-date information in English and Maori. The ... read more

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Selling the Dream is a stunning new book that celebrates the posters, brochures and magazines that were used to promote New Zealand tourism before 1960. In recent years New Zealand tourism posters and ephemera have become extremely collectable, as people have realised what an enormous contribution this visual material has mad... read more

This wonderful book contains an unbelievably exhilarating cornucopia of nearly 1000 images showcasing New Zealand to itself and the world in the first half of the 20th century. One inspiring poster follows another, and I would have been off to the Govt. Tourist Bureau to book a ticket to travel for the 'very low train fares' ... read more

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Author:Geoff Norman & John G. Keulemans
Awards:PANZ Book Design Awards 2013 Joint winner, book category, Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards 2013. Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Finalist - NZ Post Book Awards 2013

A complete, all-new edition of the classic 19th century ornithological paintings of John Gerrard Keulemans for Walter Buller's iconic A History of the Birds of New Zealand, featuring fresh reproductions of the original watercolour paintings.
Each exquisite bird image is accompanied by Buller's descriptive text as well ... read more

All 95 artworks completed for both editions of Walter Buller’s rare and desirable nineteenth century classic have been beautifully reproduced from the original watercolours and are here presented in one sumptuous slip-cased volume. Buller’s text is attended by up-to-date information in English and Maori. The ... read more

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Peter Campbell was the resident designer and art critic for the London Review of Books. He worked for the magazine from its first appearance in 1979 and wrote more than 300 pieces, mainly about art but also about such things as escalators, weeds, bicycles, bridges and hearts. Each fortnight from 1996 onwards, Peter created a ... read more

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Author:Steve Braunias
Awards:GENERAL NON-FICTION CATEGORY WINNER - NEW ZEALAND POST BOOK AWARDS 2013 What the judges said: "Steve Braunias has a tremendous feel for character and language. There are passages that would be the envy of many a novelist. The book captures a New Zealand seldom written about and does so with a sense of, by turns, compassion, absurdity, occasionally anger, but mostly delight. That delight is completely contagious."

Steve Braunias travels off the grid to capture weird and wonderful goings-on in small-town New Zealand. Full of fascinating - and sometimes disturbing - stories about people living in 20 places - from Kawakawa to Mosgiel, and across the seas in Samoa and Antarctica - their lives, loves, aspirations, and sometimes dark secrets... read more

GENERAL NON-FICTION CATEGORY WINNER - NEW ZEALAND POST BOOK AWARDS 2013
The inimitable Steve Braunias prises open the fascinating (and sometimes rather disturbing) inner lives of small towns, from Ohinemutu to Collingwood and from Mosgiel to the Maromaku Valley. These tales of lives lived large in small places are, ... read more

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This delightful story is about an unexpected friendship between an adventurous cat and a grandfather who loves to fish. Blackie is no ordinary cat. Blackie is a cat with character and a cat with a kind heart. She also knows what’s good for her – food, fishing and friendship! And Grandpop is in need of a friend. He... read more

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Hohepa Te Umuroa is with Te Rauparaha at the Wairau killings in the 1840s, and at Boulcotts Farm in the Hutt Valley when white settlers lose their lives. Convicted of insurrection, he and four companions are transported to the convict town of Hobart to serve their sentences. Ismay Glossop and her doctor husband Gower McKissoc... read more

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Awhina's People is the moving story of a strong Maori woman living in pre-European New Zealand.
Awhina does her best to protect and nurture her family in a world where the ferocity of the warrior is highly valued. Lives are governed by the seasons; there is a time for harvesting, hunting, storytelling and celebration, ... read more

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Dorothy Forrest is immersed in the sensory world around her; she lives in the flickering moment. From the age of seven, when her odd, disenfranchised family moves from New York City to the wide skies of Auckland, to the very end of her life, this is her great gift and possible misfortune. Through the wilderness of a commune, ... read more

Perkins' remarkable achievement in this novel is to manipulate our experience of time so that the narrative moves forward much as life is experienced, or remembered: some events and details attain an intensity that make them indelible and shape our development, even though it is not always easy to determine why this migh... read more

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Morris Goldberg is a man who can’t cry. Semi-retired from his career as a metadata analyst, he lives alone and conducts imaginary conversations with his recently-deceased wife, Sadie. Then news arrives that his daughter Rachel is missing in the bush, with bad weather on the way.
While Morris waits for news, he ... read more

An absorbing debut novel about the communications and miscommunications that shape relationships in a family. A semi-retired metadata analyst conducts imaginary conversations with his dead wife as he waits for news of his daughter, missing in the bush. Long unable to express or even recognise his feelings, memory and dre... read more

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This rich and darkly humorous novel is about family history and the power and risk of knowledge.
'I want to tell you a story about my mother, although of course it is also mine u inherited, along with dangly earlobes and a horror of deep water.'
Janine's mother had an obsession: her ancestry. But what she uncover... read more

Anticipation is a bit of a book of two parts. In one part we have Janine, a professionally successful but privately lonely real estate agent who buys a rundown island off the Auckland coast and sets about having a will-they-won't-they relationship with hunky Jake, the builder. At the same time as she is not sleeping with... read more

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The divide between New Zealand's poorest and wealthiest inhabitants has widened alarmingly over recent decades. Differences in income have grown faster than in most other developed countries. Max Rashbrooke's succinct introduction to these changes in our society, drawn from the larger work Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis and... read more

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After the death of his wife in Europe Jamie Jordon returns to New Zealand to discover his grandparent’s apple orchard has become an abandoned quarry. The laid-to-waste landscape is a disgrace that Jamie vows to remedy. Hard-nosed businessman, Terry McKechnie, is responsible for this environmental vandalism... read more

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Jeff Sturgess and his irascible father, Laurie, are swept away from New Zealand’s Coromandel coast by a sudden ferocious storm. Having survived the night in their open boat, and finding themselves out of sight of land, hope of survival comes in the form of a small island, rising in cliffs from the Pacific Ocean.  &... read more

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The Anglican Church was the first and largest denomination to be active in the colony of New Zealand. The Anglican Diocese of Nelson was established in 1857 and Nelson's first Bishop, Edmund Hobhouse, was installed on 28th April, 1859. Over more than 150 years, successive Bishops of Nelson have made their mark on the Diocese ... read more

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This book rips the lid off sixty-odd years of life in New Zealand and Australia. Like all good stories there is something in it for everyone - sex, drugs,drink, violence, a hint of debauchery, nudity, extremes of flatuence, poaching, and even a little hanky panky from one of man's best friends.
This series of short stor... read more

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Features 20 notable structures which, for various reasons, no longer exist. Most of the buildings have been demolished in the name of urban development, creating controversy ... Each building is discussed and illustrated including the circumstances of its demise. The selection includes: Ruapekapeka pa in Northland (burned dow... read more

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Author:Geoff Norman & John G. Keulemans
Awards:PANZ Book Design Awards 2013 Joint winner, book category, Museums Australia Multimedia and Publication Design Awards 2013. Nielsen Booksellers’ Choice Finalist - NZ Post Book Awards 2013

A complete, all-new edition of the classic 19th century ornithological paintings of John Gerrard Keulemans for Walter Buller's iconic A History of the Birds of New Zealand, featuring fresh reproductions of the original watercolour paintings.
Each exquisite bird image is accompanied by Buller's descriptive text as well ... read more

All 95 artworks completed for both editions of Walter Buller’s rare and desirable nineteenth century classic have been beautifully reproduced from the original watercolours and are here presented in one sumptuous slip-cased volume. Buller’s text is attended by up-to-date information in English and Maori. The ... read more

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Why have the ‘pulses’ of two totally separate activities, golf and investing, been so synchronised and connected, not just in modern times but throughout history, and in a manner not found in any other sport? Bulls, Birdies, Bogeys and Bears not only explores and illustrates a number of the manifestations of this ... read more

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Selling the Dream is a stunning new book that celebrates the posters, brochures and magazines that were used to promote New Zealand tourism before 1960. In recent years New Zealand tourism posters and ephemera have become extremely collectable, as people have realised what an enormous contribution this visual material has mad... read more

This wonderful book contains an unbelievably exhilarating cornucopia of nearly 1000 images showcasing New Zealand to itself and the world in the first half of the 20th century. One inspiring poster follows another, and I would have been off to the Govt. Tourist Bureau to book a ticket to travel for the 'very low train fares' ... read more

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Handy for the tackle box, glove box or kitchen Handy pocket size Includes MAF Fishing Rules, DOC Whitebait Regs & Marine Reserves. Includes Best Fishing Times - when moon is overhead / underfoot Includes tide times, moon phases sun / moon rise and set times Super good value for money - priced from $5.95 Cov... read more

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