The New Zealand Wars were defining events in the nations history. Filming the Colonial Past, an engaging new book from Annabel Cooper, tells a story of filmmakers fascination with these conflicts over..
Over six to seven hundred years, Maori burned about one third of New Zealand's ground cover. In the following 70 years, and at a devastating rate, European settlers burned about another third as they ..
"Are you mad?" friends shrieked when they heard that Dinah and her husband, along with another couple, were planning to take two toddlers with them, driving overland in an clapped-out ex-army truck, a..
Ghosts in the Landscape is a visual journey through New Zealand in search of aspects of the countryside that resonate in our national psyche. These 'ghosts' take many forms, memorials of wars and even..
Migration and the movement of people is one of the critical issues confronting the world's nations in the twenty-first-century. This book is about the economic contribution of migration to and from Ne..
A road trip about memory, mateship and mortality. It was late afternoon and a few of us were sitting about in the sun having a drink on my birthday when the friend I've known the longest sat down oppo..
Be it `Tipperary' or `Pokarekare', the morning reveille or the bugle's last post, concert parties at the front or patriotic songs at home, music was central to New Zealand's experience of the First Wo..
An intriguing, hilariously funny and quintessential crawl around 50 of New Zealand's tried and true Kiwi pubs. 'There's a totem pole at the Mussel Inn. It stands as a sentinel monument warning incomin..
Sometimes people, places, native plants and animals, cultural knowledge and memories have no one to speak for them, protect them, treasure them. Yet they often define what it is to be a New Zealander...
The future of New Zealand's rural communities is often in the news. Empty shops, depopulation and lack of jobs are offered as signs that many towns are dying. However, the strength of social ties and ..
Hideaways is a celebration of quintessential New Zealand holiday escapes- mountain huts, coastal baches, riverside cribs, converted silos, hunting shacks, and more. Breathtaking photography and evocat..
Lake Tekapo, with it's dazzling blue glacial water and backdrop of the Southern Alps, is one of the major drawcards of the South Island's Mackenzie Country. While most people's experience of Tekapo is..
To most New Zealanders, wherever they live between Auckland and Bluff, the Mackenzie Country remains one of those heartland places that contributes much to our sense of self, with its vast expanses of..
Written by Nigel Watson of the Antarctic Heritage Trust, and illustrated with Jane Ussher's stunning photographs, historic images and never-before-seen ephemera, this is the first book to fully docume..
Life in Aotearoa New Zealand in the early twenty-first century presents us with many controversial ethical issues: abortion, poverty, online behaviour, commercial sex, pornography, internet downloadin..
If huts could talk they could tell the whole history of the back country. Of Scottish shepherds who arrived in the high country with the fresh, vivid memories of the Highland Clearances. Of the flush ..
Theater in New Zealand began as a tool of the British Empire, imported along with Christianity, seeds, and other commodities as a way of acculturating the indigenous Maori population. In the decades s..
The all-time classic telling of life in the 1960s Hauraki Gulf Trailblazing writer Shirley Maddock's journey to document the Hauraki Gulf and its people in 1964 was also a watershed moment for the st..
Could millions of jobs soon be eliminated by artificial intelligence and robots? From driverless cars to digital assistants, it seems the world of work is on the cusp of a technological revolution tha..
A better quality national conversation? Conducted by clever people who know a thing or two? You're holding it in your hand. This annual journal of provocative, passionate and argumentative essays is m..
Building on the success of Kahurangi Calling, this new volume of stories from the Northwest Nelson backcountry, is a compelling blend of natural and social history. An area of astonishing ecological c..
Kiwiana is an essential guide for both New Zealanders and overseas visitors, identifying and celebrating some of the more colourful and durable aspects of this country's popular culture. Known as Kiwi..
'Most of the time I have no idea what to do with them or what to say in response to them.'Award-winning New Zealand poet Glenn Colquhoun is also a doctor who works with struggling young people at the ..
The diverse and desolate country that makes up Mt White Station has held an irresistible allure for men for decades. Many have committed themselves to the extreme weather and isolation of the place on..
Remote Muzzle Station in southern Marlborough has captured the hearts and minds of generations, including Fiona Redfern and her parents before her. Fiona grew up and thrived in the splendid isolation,..
Kiwi truckies are the unsung heroes of New Zealand - the men and women who make great personal sacrifice to keep our country running. The people who devote their life, in some way or another, to what ..
Always an acute observer of people and the environment,in this new book Rosie Belton once again uses her diarist style to capture with intimacy the events as they happened around her,in this case the ..
Everyone has a place with which they feel a special connection - a place in the heart. For some it's a significant site from childhood, for others it's a place they've discovered late in life. In thi..
A useful book of time-tested Maori herbal therapies. By quoting the words of many skilled practitioners of the art of herbal medicine, and by describing some of the spiritual practices and karakia ass..
Morgan Godfery is one of New Zealand's most energising young thinkers. Precociously talented, in just a few short years he has become a leading voice in the country's social and political life. Starti..