Diver, undersea explorer and passionate conservationist Wade Doak has lived near the Tutukaka coast with wife Jan since 1968. Well known for his pioneering dives at the Poor Knights Islands off the co..
A memoir with a difference. Through much of Bob Brockie's long and colourful life - 80 plus years to date - he has kept a notebook and sketch pad beside him. In this charming book, Dr Robert Brockie r..
At the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival recently, Fiona Farrell was the star of the opening night with her stories of the Christchurch earthquake - this book takes those stories and gives them we..
One of New Zealand's best-known cartoonists, Peter Bromhead has led a colourful life. In his satirical, illustrated memoir, Bromhead, as he is affectionately known, shares his life in words and pictur..
Brothers in Arms is an extraordinary account of two brothers who fought side-by-side at Gallipoli and then in the Sinai Desert with the Canterbury Mounted Rifles. The book climaxes with the tragic acc..
A fun, fact-filled history and tribute to that most iconic of Kiwi childhood games, Bullrush, from its origins and its various bannings to its modern revival in the post-PC playground. Every Kiwi kid ..
New Zealand has a huge range of backcountry huts, most of which are available for public use. Some can sleep 80 people, while others are tiny two-bunk affairs with not even room to stand up in. They a..
Invercargill, at the far southern end of New Zealand. It's the late 1960s and two blokes sit in a modest shed drinking tea. The old bloke is telling stories about his life; the young bloke, a junior r..
The Bushcraft Manual is an excellent resource for outdoor activities. It helps both novices and those with some experience to enjoy the NZ bush in greater safety. Provides up-to-date information on ne..
Neville Martin's over-the-shoulder look at his career in journalism and public relations might be taken with more than just a grain of salt - were it not all true. He writes of a world much less fette..
Canterbury has a rich tapestry of country homesteads - all with their own unique stories to tell. There is an interesting variety of architectural styles and interiors chosen for the homes. All the ho..
Survival of a Student chronicles the lives of several Canterbury University students throughout their final year of study. As they prepare for the year ahead sorting accommodation, buying textbooks an..
This new edition of Pat Barrett's popular guide to walking excursions in the greater Canterbury region adds Lewis Pass National Reserve and Western Arthur's Pass National Park to the areas included in..
This new guidebook will be the last link in the club's chain of mountaineering guidebooks covering the entire Southern Alps. The Main Divide peaks between Arthur's Pass and Mount Cook National Parks a..
This exciting book by a leading younger art historian charts the growth and development of the Maori modernist art that emerged from the rapid urbanisation of Maori in the midtwentieth century and the..
Catlins Bound is a new book by Mike McPhee about his great grandfather's sailing ships which were built in The Catlins and Stewart Island in the 19th Century. The book includes a CD of original music ..
With a dry, sunny and reliable climate, a dramatic landscape and widespread evidence remaining of a romantic goldrush past, Central Otago and Queenstown are the outdoor capitals of New Zealand. This u..
"Lake Waikaremoana area with its surrounding area has seen many changes, most of which are lost in famous mists of the lake, and the mists of time. This book does not set out to be a definitive histor..
Friends since high school, Janice Marriott and Virginia Pawsey reconnected after 30 years and, shortly afterwards, began writing to each other about their respective lives, publishing Common Ground an..