When writer and historian Peter Wells found a cache of family letters amongst his elderly mother's effects, he realised that he had the means of retracing the history of a not-untypical family swept out to New Zealand during the great nineteenth-century ... read more
2015 is the 150th anniversary of Hector's appointment as the first government scientist in New Zealand. Generously illustrated with historic images of New Zealand natural history. Describes the founding of several important New Zealand organisations.
'I want to create a ripple effect - a wave of body positivity.' Inspirational blogger Makaia Carr left school at 16 and was pregnant with her first child a year later. In her own words, she was a 'Maori teen mum from the 'Naki' who others expected to ... read more
The off-roading, hillseeking and muddymorning adventures of farming legend Mark Warren. Mark Warren is a larger-than-life character of rural New Zealand. He grew up with an obsession with Land Rovers, council tip trucks, bulldozers, hill-country tractors, snow-plows - basi... read more
|Author:||Nicky Hager; Jon Stephenson|
In August 2010, a New Zealand soldier died in a roadside bomb blast in Afghanistan. In retaliation, the New Zealand SAS led a raid on two isolated villages in search of the fighters they suspected were responsible. They all knew... read more
One man's memoir of World War II which took him from the Blitz to the jungles of Burma, to the devastation of Hiroshima.'I consider myself lucky to have survived the global carnage still myself - a reluctant soldier who had to go to war, who only ever w... read more
The definitive history of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth saga, Anything You Can Imagine takes us on a cinematic journey across all six films, featuring brand-new interviews with Peter, his cast & crew.
From the early... read more
Leonie Howie and Adele Robertson live and work on remote Great Barrier Island-so called because it faces the full brunt of the wild Pacific weather and acts as a barrier for the mainland about 100 kilometres away. With a population of about 1000, no reticulated electricity, no AT... read more
|Author:||On the Move The autobiography of Garth Barfoot|
Garth Barfoot is a remarkable New Zealander who has applied his immense determination to achieving success in both the real estate world and the triathlon field.
This biography follows Garth’s life-long journey as he tackles the lows and celebrates the highs of business life, relationships... read more
|Awards:||Shortlisted for 2018 Ockham NZ Book Awards - The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award for General Non-Fiction.|
Tom Scott is a political commentator, political cartoonist, satirist, scriptwriter, playwright, raconteur and funny man. He's been drawing political cartoons for Wellington's Dominion Post since 1988, was in the Press Gallery and was famously banned by PM Muldoo... read more
Don Brash has been closely involved in the economic and political life of New Zealand for more than four decades - as economist, chief executive of Broadbank, the New Zealand Kiwifruit Authority, and Trust Bank, chairman of numerous government advisory committees, Governor of the ... read more
75th anniversary edition of the timeless New Zealand classic of adventure at sea. Johnny Wray's gripping and often hilarious account of his adventures around the South Pacific has inspired readers and changed lives since its first publication 75 years ago. Fired from his day j... read more