The Te Papa Art Diary has become a classic, with fans the length and breadth of the country. This year, curator William McAloon, editor of Art at Te Papa, chose the artworks that appear in the diary, including works by Pat Hanly, Doris Lusk, Ralph Hotere, Michael Smither and Seraphine Pick. This year's selection of images als... read more
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
NZ Aviation Mystery - Brian Chadwick and the missing Dragonfly
On 12th February 1962 Dragonfly ZK-AFB went missing on a scenic flight from Christchurch to Milford Sound. The search for the aircraft, its pilot Brian Chadwick and four passengers, was headline news in New Zealand and Australia. In spite of the... read more
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
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
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
We are the only stockist of this book in New Zealand and quite possibly the World!
A bloodied figure travels through time, a stepfather kicks a ball and curses a snack machine, a cranky ghost brakes a Kāpiti train. From a reimagined history to a future where holograms walk the streets, these stories traverse time and genre to explore the frontiers that face the adventurous — now and in the past.
|Series:||Day Walks of New Zealand|
Nelson and Marlborough provide an incredibly wide range of outdoors experiences for the casual walker. Day Walks of New Zealand: Nelson and Marlborough offers over 130 of the best short excursions throughout the region, selected by well-known outdoors writers Marios Gavalas and Ian Trafford. Each walk has been graded and t... read more
Classic New Zealand Cycle Trails opens a world of pedalling paradise - breathtaking scenery, friendly locals and for the less adventurous a gentle meander from mouth-watering cafes to comfortable accommodation. This comprehensive guidebook describes the New Zealand Cycle Trail network complete with maps, altitude graphs and i... read more
|Author:||Museum of Transport And Technology|
From the earliest beginnings of powered flight, aviation has played a vital role in the developement of New Zealand and its interactions with the rest of the world.
This book tells that story in stunning photographs sourced from the world's best photographers and chosen to show our journey from the earliest pioneers to... read more
|Author:||Don Simms & Nick Lee-Frampton|
This book is in brilliant colour, with many photographs. It will give the reader an understanding of what it was like to be in the professional, close-knit team that was the RNZAF Air Combat Force. Whether in the flying units at Ohakea and Nowra, or in the support units at Ohakea and Woodbourne, they were true professionals, ... read more
Silver Wings tells the story of New Zealand’s women flyers, from the 1920s, when a woman’s place was deemed to be on the ground (preferably in the home), until the present day, when women fly every type of aircraft and are involved in aviation sport of all kinds. After 22 December 1925, when Gladys Sandford became... read more
|Author:||Errol W. Martyn|
This definitive work presents for the first time a detailed record of all known New Zealand-related aeronautical activity of the long-neglected pioneering period of 1868-1914. The complete trilogy will undoubtedly become an indispensible first place of resource for historians, aviation enthusiasts and genealogists alike. The ... read more
Tupaia, lauded by Europeans as 'an extraordinary genius', sailed with Captain Cook from Tahiti, piloted the Endeavour about the South Pacific, and interceded with Maori in NZ. Until now his story has never been fully told.
Tupaia, a gifted linguist, a brilliant orator, and a most devious politician, could aptly be calle... read more
With more than 400 photos, this beautiful book celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Everest and chronicles the history of exploration of the world's highest peak. This magnificent volume celebrates the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of the world's highest mountain, and it chronic... read more
In the Ring deals with impossibly devious plots and characters - ambitious presidents and prime ministers from all corners of the world, some determined to hold onto power at any cost; a British government often with a misplaced sense of its own role in one of the world's oldest organisations; and an organisation of 300 ... read more
The Bateman Contemporary Atlas New Zealand provides a fascinating insight into what shapes our nation today and what may be shaping our future. This latest edition provides up-to-date information on hundreds of topics of interest, presenting and interpreting the latest cultural and geographical research in a visually exciting... read more
This updated edition renders the topography of the country in even more striking contrast and detail. The legibility of place names is greatly enhanced, and changes in geographical detail, such as retreating glaciers, are brought up to date. The Geographic Atlas of New Zealand sets a new benchmark in atlas publishing, both in... read more
|Author:||Ralph Lattimore & Shamubeel Eaqub|
In this successor to Dalziel and Lattimore's successful The New Zealand Macroeconomy, the authors provide a concise introduction to the contemporary New Zealand economy as we enter 'the Asian era'. The authors interpret data on key economic indicators over time to make sense of the structure and performance of New Zealand's ... read more
|Author:||Leith Oliver & John English|
Small business plays a major role in New Zealand's economy, where over 220,000 small businesses account for some 80% of the New Zealand business sector. The sixth edition of this established classic has been completely revised to provide up-to-the-minute, comprehensive coverage on everything you need to know about starting, m... read more