Trust underpins every decision that we make. Typically, we will trust our partners to be faithful and to tell the truth. We will trust our friends to keep a confidence. We trust pilots and mechanics t..
This new re-written edition of the best-selling NZ classic Which Native Tree? now includes comprehensive ecological information on the tree and its environment. As well as the known uses of each tree,..
This unique book is designed to appeal to children and adults alike ...'there has never been an identification book like this in New Zealand,' says Andrew Crowe. The book covers 98 endemic, native, in..
This excellent book focuses on insects only, not on other invertebrates (spiders, centipedes, worms, snails, slugs, etc) as in the best-selling Life-Size Guide to Insects. Unlike the Life-Size Guide, ..
A book that makes it simple to identify a spider and learn about its lifestyle. In this new companion to his award-winning Which New Zealand Insect? Andrew Crowe showcases New Zealand spiders, with pr..
Nancy Wake, nicknamed 'the white mouse' for her ability to evade capture, tells her own story. As the Gestapo's most wanted person, and one of the most highly decorated servicewomen of the war, it's a..
This major publication about Maori participation in the First World War is written by NZ's leading Maori military historian Dr Monty Soutar, author of the award-winning Nga Tama Toa C Company, Maori B..
'I began to pull the threads of my experience back together. Instead of divergent stories about public failure, private torment, and postnatal distress, I started telling myself a united story: the tr..
Discover a world of wild, mysterious and audacious journeys In Wild Journeys Bruce Ansley retraces the path of the doomed surveyor John Whitcombe across the Southern Alps, follows the raiding party o..
Women around the globe are buying and consuming alcohol at alarming rates never seen before. But is it doing us any favours? Is it really that treat or reward that we deserve? Lotta Dann thinks not. ..
The finely crafted poems in this new collection, frequently witty and always somewhat weightier than they would first appear, have almost their own `historical presence'. Here are the towns and days a..
Discover the fascinating story behind Eldred Stebbing and the Stebbing recording legacy. From pioneering violins and 78 records, to the singers, songwriters, engineers and producers who have pooled th..
Statesman or rebel? Wiremu Tamihana Tarapipipi Te Waharoa's career was forged at the core of intense nineteenth century political and social pressures. Out of these pressures has come one of the most ..
For New Zealanders, the First World War was not just a grueling conflict but also the nation's biggest health challenge. Military personnel had to deal with horrific injuries caused by high velocity b..
A landmark book of profiles and portraits celebrating the successes and diversity of New Zealand women across many spheres - politics, arts, science, community development, business innovation and hea..
A sea voyage in the nineteenth century was not for the faint-hearted. The hazards were many and accidents commonplace. Of the ways a ship might meet its end, destruction by fire was perhaps the most f..
From Kaitaia in Northland to Oban on Stewart Island, New Zealand's nineteenth-century towns were full of entrepreneurial women. Contrary to what we might expect, colonial women were not only wives and..
A haunting, off-the-beaten-track destination, the little-known Catlins region of New Zealand is as mysterious today as it ever was. In this first in-depth look at the lives of its inhabitants, award-w..
Helen Clark has been a political leader for more than 40 years, since first running in local elections in the 1970s. She entered parliament as a 31-year-old in 1981, led the Labour Party to victory in..
This authoritative history of the Royal New Zealand Engineers offers a comprehensive account of the corps' actions, events and personnel from the New Zealand Wars of the 19th century to the present. I..
For the men and women of the skilled trades in the early 20th century, the skills and knowledge of their respective crafts were a source of identity and pride. Together with the so-called unskilled, w..
One of the oldest New Zealand books in continuous publication remains the most comprehensive, reliable and practical source of advice for all New Zealand gardeners. Detailing hundreds of plant specie..
New Zealand's most extraordinary literary everyman - poet, novelist, critic, activist - C. K. Stead told the story of his first twenty-three years in South-West of Eden. In this second volume of his m..