This is the first book to take a trans-Tasman look at the nineteenth-century phenomenon that was the gold rushes in Australia and New Zealand. It explores links between the rushes, particularly those ..
Travelling the length and breadth of New Zealand, you cannot help but notice the recreational vehicles (RVs) parked at holiday spots across the country. These RVs - now numbering more than 40,000 in N..
The history of named student flats in North Dunedin reaches back to the 1930s. The authors share some of the stories of these flats, how they got their names, who lived in them and what life was like ..
Frances was born in the Wairarapa, New Zealand, in 1948--a post-war baby-boomer. She was raised in Northland. Her varied careers have included bun-running, journalism, radio presentation and tour lead..
This lavish book explores the story behind the promotion of New Zealand's mountains - through posters, advertisements, hand-coloured photos and more. It explains how the country built its reputation a..
For two periods in the early 1960s young science technician Don Webster wintered over in Antarctica, helping build extensions to the New Zealand station at Scott Base. It was barely two years after Si..
Sea Edge: Where the Waitemata touches Auckland tells the story of Auckland's harbour and varied waterfront in a handsome, heavily illustrated hardback. Well-known author and historian Bob Harvey vivid..
Charles Upham was the most highly decorated soldier in the Commonwealth forces of WWII, and could arguably be called the bravest soldier of the war. An unassuming stock worker/ valuer at the beginning..
See, Judge, Act is the history of the New Zealand Catholic youth movements. Combining social analysis with spiritual training, these organisations showed members how to be fully Christian and yet full..
In 2012, the comprehensive, landmark publication Buller's Birds of New Zealand: The Complete Work of JG Keulemans presented all-new reproductions of JG Keulemans' definitive 19th century images of New..
Based on the hugely popular Facebook page 'Shit Towns of New Zealand', this book describes New Zealand's towns and suburbs from the affluent to the effluent, the rural to the urinal, profiling all the..
Based on the hugely popular Facebook page 'Shit Towns of New Zealand' this is a detailed catalogue of shit towns and cities across Aotearoa. Naturally, the first volume was received as a literary mast..
Shining Land: Looking for Robin Hyde brings together award-winning novelist Paula Morris and distinguished photographer Haru Sameshima. It is the second in the korero series of picture books edited by..
Shipwrecks litter the coasts and reefs of New Zealand. Disasters at sea are no longer the regular occurrence they were in the days when sea travel was the main means of coastal and international trans..
Shirley Smith was one of the most remarkable New Zealanders of the 20th century, a woman whose lifelong commitment to social justice, legal reform, gender equality and community service left a profoun..
Compiled to meet a need for a contemporary Samoan language resource, this title has comprehensive Samoan to English and English to Samoan sections, as well as a guide to pronunciation, a brief overvie..
Covering 200 years of choral singing, Sing New Zealand encompasses all styles, genres and age groups. It begins with the meeting of Maori and European musical forms in what the author terms as the `bi..
This is a biography of one of New Zealands most colourful and persuasive politicians. When James Macandrew arrived in Dunedin from Scotland in 1851, other settlers were impressed by his energy and ent..
The brutal, premeditated murder of Honorah Parker in 1954 in a lonely park by her 16-year-old daughter Pauline and Pauline's 15-year-old friend Juliet Hulme made shock headlines around the world. Inte..
A pivotal period in our history, the New Zealand Wars changed the nation forever. Yet there is often little understanding of how they were fought. Maori adopted western weapons and evolved their tacti..
More people are likely migrating now than at any other time in history, and this is set to increase as climate change and political unrest pushes even more people to relocate. From the fleeing refugee..
Southern Spirit: The People and Places of Southland is Ian Dougherty's take on a region he regards as part of his extended back yard. The book is a celebration of southern landscapes, from the fantast..
Five years ago, The Spinoff burst onto New Zealand's media scene with smart, screamingly funny and seriously relevant writing. Since then, it has enraged and inspired all the right people, respectably..
The book provides insights into and analysis of traditional and contemporary models of Maori leadership. From this, it identifies three connected themes: understanding what makes a good leader, the im..
The best way to learn anything is by doing it - this is a maxim that goes back to Aristotle and one that journalist and writer Gordon McLauchlan always ascribed to. As he approached the end of his lif..