A fun, fact-filled history and tribute to that most iconic of Kiwi childhood games, Bullrush, from its origins and its various bannings to its modern revival in the post-PC playground. Every Kiwi kid ..
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..
Invercargill, at the far southern end of New Zealand. It's the late 1960s and two blokes sit in a modest shed drinking tea. The old bloke is telling stories about his life; the young bloke, a junior r..
The Bushcraft Manual is an excellent resource for outdoor activities. It helps both novices and those with some experience to enjoy the NZ bush in greater safety. Provides up-to-date information on ne..
Neville Martin's over-the-shoulder look at his career in journalism and public relations might be taken with more than just a grain of salt - were it not all true. He writes of a world much less fette..
Canterbury has a rich tapestry of country homesteads - all with their own unique stories to tell. There is an interesting variety of architectural styles and interiors chosen for the homes. All the ho..
Survival of a Student chronicles the lives of several Canterbury University students throughout their final year of study. As they prepare for the year ahead sorting accommodation, buying textbooks an..
This new edition of Pat Barrett's popular guide to walking excursions in the greater Canterbury region adds Lewis Pass National Reserve and Western Arthur's Pass National Park to the areas included in..
This exciting book by a leading younger art historian charts the growth and development of the Maori modernist art that emerged from the rapid urbanisation of Maori in the midtwentieth century and the..
Catlins Bound is a new book by Mike McPhee about his great grandfather's sailing ships which were built in The Catlins and Stewart Island in the 19th Century. The book includes a CD of original music ..
With a dry, sunny and reliable climate, a dramatic landscape and widespread evidence remaining of a romantic goldrush past, Central Otago and Queenstown are the outdoor capitals of New Zealand. This u..
"Lake Waikaremoana area with its surrounding area has seen many changes, most of which are lost in famous mists of the lake, and the mists of time. This book does not set out to be a definitive histor..
Friends since high school, Janice Marriott and Virginia Pawsey reconnected after 30 years and, shortly afterwards, began writing to each other about their respective lives, publishing Common Ground an..
Pirate radio in the Hauraki Gulf and the first DC8 jets landing at Mangere; feminists liberating pubs and protests over the closing of Post Offices; kohanga reo and carless days: Changing Times is a h..
Charles Bean and Gallipoli are forever closely bound. Serving as the official Australian war correspondent from the landing to the evacuation, Charles Bean was able to dedicate his days and nights to ..
Early Europeans may have believed the world was flat, but by the Middle Ages there was widespread acceptance that it was, in fact, a globe. What remained a mystery, however, was what lay on the "other..
Between 175,000 and 265,000 New Zealand children live in poverty, depending on the measure used. These disturbing figures are widely discussed, yet often poorly understood. If New Zealand does not hav..
'I entered the world kicking and screaming in 1973. I put my theatrical entrance down to me craving a nicotine fix. Mum smoked, like a chimney, right through the nine months of pregnancy. As far as an..
The devastating earthquake that hit Christchurch in 2011 did more than rupture the surface of the city, argues historian Katie Pickles. It created a definitive endpoint to a history shaped by omission..