From its beginnings in 1969 as a student capping stunt, student radio has gone on to become an influential source of music and culture across Aotearoa New Zealand. Fresh sounds, new talent and creativ..
From trees to ground covers, ferns to hebes, an expert guide to the top 100 New Zealand native plants for gardens. Since its first publication, this book has been an indispensable guide for gardeners ..
There is an extraordinary range of landscape and walking challenges in 202 Great Walks. You can saunter by a steaming Rotorua lake, through limestone archways in the King Country, or along an historic..
30 Queer Lives explores the lives, struggles and successes of LGBTQIA+ New Zealanders. The author, Matt McEvoy, notes that as a young gay Kiwi kid growing up, books about All Blacks and Sir Edmund Hil..
Who would have thought at the beginning of 1973 that the planting of a few grape vines in Marlborough would turn the wine world upside down? Who could have foreseen the international success that woul..
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..
First ed. published Paihia, N.Z. : C.M. Society, 1844 as: A dictionary of the New Zealand language / William Williams. Reprint. Originally published: 7th ed. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer, 1971..
'A Feeling for Food' began as a letter to two sons leaving home, giving them the recipes of the food they'd grown up with so they could feed themselves, but Lis Cowey soon realised she was giving them..
'If you were to ask me about the nature of leadership in terms of what I've learnt, you've got to have a fire in your belly for an outcome' - Sir Tipene O'ReganWhat makes a Maori leader? Are there co..
For some, gardening is a mysterious activity involving muck, unfathomable know-how and physical labor. To others, it is a gateway to creativity, well-being and magic. Julia Atkinson-Dunn knows what it..
"A comprehensive history of New Zealand seen through a female lens. Brookes argues that while European men erected the political scaffolding to create a small nation, women created the infrastructure ..
Unlike Kevin Ireland's earlier memoirs (one of which won a national book award), this is not so much a chronicle of lasting interests and memorable occurrences as a rummage through 30 episodes - one a..
A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of New Zealand is an introductory photographic identification guide to 250 bird species, including the most commonly seen, unique and endemic species. High-quality ph..
A century and a half now separate us from the founding of Canterbury College, the institution from which the University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha evolved. In 'A New History: The Unive..
A reprint under a new ISBN, this handy reference guide focuses on plant and animal fossils commonly found in New Zealand. Fossils are the preserved remains of past life and are very much part of the n..
'Above the Treeline' is an essential publication for anyone interested in the natural world of alpine New Zealand, a guide not only to the plants, but also the ferns, mosses, lichen, invertebrates, bi..
With his sharp wit and poet's eye, Tim Heath writes of a forty-year career, mostly in New Zealand but also in Samoa. He's worked in small country schools, in big city schools, at the Correspondence Sc..
Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tahiti and sails as part of the crew on the Endeavour across the Pac..
In this collection, newly painted for this book, Ray Ching's drawing and painting skills, familiar to New Zealanders through his widely seen paintings of birds, are imaginatively engaged in an altoget..
In After Dark Annette Lees walks us into the nights of Aotearoa. In the company of bats, owls, moths and seabirds, she guides us from dusk to dawn with fascinating night stories: tales of war stealth ..
On 29 May 1953 Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary conquered Everest, three days before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth. Before their success, Everest had claimed the lives of dozens of climbers, incl..
Aftermaths explores the life-changing intergenerational effects of colonial violence in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Written by leading scholars of colonial and Indigenous historie..
Aotearoa New Zealand is renowned among biologists worldwide for spectacular ecological restoration work over the last 50 years, through advances in pest eradication and native species translocation. T..
This book is a compilation of essays, vignettes and discussion papers written by a retired geriatrician to consider some of the issues associated with ageing and older people, including the health con..
Always Going Home is the compelling personal story of Frances Edmonds relationship with her beloved, complicated, difficult mother, the award-winning poet Lauris Edmond (19242000). This book takes a ..
The biography of one of New Zealand's greatest naturalist-artists, G. V.Hudson. George Hudson, 1867-1946, was one of New Zealand's pioneer naturalists, who devoted his life to collecting and describi..
In this captivating collection of essays, acclaimed Pacific scholar Damon Salesa takes us on a journey through the rich cultural and historical tapestry of the Pacific. From the far-reaching indigenou..
Nola Luxford left New Zealand in 1919 for Hollywood. She was 23 years old and determined to distinguish herself after a family scandal in New Zealand. In Hollywood she appeared in films with Harold Ll..
"In Anzac Nations: The legacy of Gallipoli in New Zealand and Australia, 19652015, author Rowan Light examines the myth-making around Anzac and how commemoration has evolved. Anzac Nations examines th..