From Sailor to Legend - the story of Captain James Cook Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers of all time. Written with colour, sweep and the authority of Robert Mundle's five d..
Cook's Endeavour Journal: The Inside Story brings to life the record of one of the world's most famous expeditions, the circumnavigation of the globe by Lieutenant James Cook aboard HMB Endeavour. It ..
Using accounts from former crew and employees, island memoirs and photographic archives never before published, forgotten aspects of TEAL's tropical world are brought once more into the light. For the..
Cosplay is a hobby that attracts attention. For better or for worse, when cosplayers descend on an event they are highly visible, and act both as a free form of advertising for the event, and as a dis..
From its first field report in a Central Otago apricot orchard in 1966, and primarily broadcast as a 14-minute news show for farmers, Country Calendar is now New Zealand's longest-running television s..
This book tells the story of Gavin Benney's life as a rural policeman in charge of the Hikurangi police district for over 20 years. It is also the story of the Hikurangi district, its people and how i..
Craig Potton rose to prominence as a photographer in the late 1980s, with a distinct and original view of the landscape of Aotearoa/New Zealand. He was a photographer with little interest in a sentime..
Twelve years ago, a young Auckland photographer, Yvonne Todd, became the surprise winner of the first Walters Award. Judge Harald Szeemann confessed that Todd's was 'the work that irritated me the mos..
Widely regarded as one of New Zealand's greatest fiction writers, Maurice Gee has written virtually no non-fiction. The exceptions are the two exquisite childhood reminiscences combined here into a me..
John Robert Godley, Edward Gibbon Wakefield, James Edward FitzGerald these are the names that usually come to mind as the founders of Canterbury. But there was a fourth vitally important individual, a..
Wystan Curnow is New Zealand's longest-serving and, arguably, most important art critic. This edited collection brings together a selection of his art writings from 1971 to 2013 to provide the first c..
The Rough Guide to Croatia is the ultimate travel guide to one of Mediterranean Europe's most beautiful and unspoiled countries. With over a thousand islands, clear blue waters, inland waterfalls, sty..
This book focuses on what it is like to be a young Maori person in a New Zealand secondary school classroom today. It presents and discusses narratives drawn from the voices of Maori secondary student..
You could say our country is built on dairy - and this book examines its effect on our culture, our business, the way we think and the way we see ourselves. When you drive the length of New Zealand, y..
The technical side of what happened on Mt Erebus on that fateful November day back in 1979 has been brilliantly explained by Justice Mahon, the Royal Commissioner appointed to investigate the crash of..
New Zealand's birds as you have never seen them before. World renowned artist Ray Ching has created a truly unique celebration of New Zealand's birds and landscapes. Magical, humorous and beautiful, t..
Day walks are one of the most popular recreational activities in New Zealand, enjoyed by both New Zealanders and overseas visitors alike. In 2006 nearly half a million tourists completed either a half..
The De-Building handbook accompanies Christchurch Art Gallery's De-Building exhibition (5 February - 15 May 2011), judged by Warren Feeny to be 'easily the Christchurch Art Gallery's finest group show..
Meghan Hawkes, former columnist for Peninsula Press, Thames, had gathered together a selection of her much loved Dead Cert columns - the stories behind the headstones. Poignant and intriguing, the tal..
If all the world's a stage then Alan Sayers has met most of the cast - from miscreants and murderers to hobos and heroes. His career as a ground-breaking photo journalist has led him to dive the depth..
This is the story of the newspaper correspondence column Dot's Little Folk and those who wrote to it. Little Folk was the first correspondence column for children in a New Zealand newspaper. It became..
The New Zealand Literary Fund was a small amount of public money skilfully dispensed over forty years to hundreds of writers and publishers. Unobtrusively but persistently, the fund and the dedicated ..
Based on exclusive access to Turkish archives, Defending Gallipoli reveals how the Turks reacted and defended Gallipoli. Author and Turkish-language expert Harvey Broadbent spent five years translatin..
Almost everyone has heard of Lawrence of Arabia. Yet few know that the Anzacs gave 'life-blood' to Lawrence and the Arab armies. Without Anzac assistance, Lawrence may well have failed. We've been sat..