Matakana village lies at the heart of one of New Zealand's loveliest regions, where rolling hills and small valleys are fringed by glorious beaches and gentle estuaries. Sheltered, warm and fertile, i..
Jacinda Ardern: Leading with Empathy is a major biography of one of the most important and inspirational leaders of the twenty-first century, based on interviews with the New Zealand Prime Minister he..
New Zealand author James Courage was born in Christchurch in 1903, and he became aware of his homosexuality during his adolescent years. He moved to London in 1927 and began writing novels, plays, poe..
In 1877, Kate Edger became the first woman to graduate from a New Zealand university. The New Zealand Herald enthusiastically hailed her achievement as 'the first rays of the rising sun of female inte..
Ki Te Whaiao : An Introduction to M?ori Culture and Society, is intended for students of M?ori studies at tertiary institutions. It is also aimed at several other audiences those M?ori who want to kno..
Kim Workman is a central figure in the ongoing discussion of justice and prison policy in New Zealand. This memoir presents his rich narrative of a life lived through periods of personal and political..
Ever wondered what Kiwis get up to in their garages? Kiwi Garages celebrates the can-do culture, lifting the doors of over 30 self-styled Kiwi garages from tinkerers and collectors to top-of-the-range..
Extraordinary stories from a lifetime spent conducting interviews. This is the world of the dreaded door-knock from the other side of the door. Trish Palmer has been working as an interviewer and area..
New Zealand's insects include some of the world's most remarkable, including the giant weta (one of the world's heaviest insects, dating from dinosaur days) and the world's longest weevil. The most ic..
In the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attacks of 15 March 2019, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern declared: 'We are all New Zealanders.' These words resonated, an instant meme that asserted our n..
In 1881, colonial troops invaded the village of Parihaka on the Taranaki coast. In an attempt to quell the non-violent direct action taken by the community against land confiscations, the government s..
Ngapuhi is the largest iwi in New Zealand and has occupied the northern North Island, from Tamaki in the south to Te Rerenga Wairua in the north, from the time of their arrival from Hawaiki. Ko Tautor..
Kushana Bush inhabits a singular position within contemporary New Zealand art. Her meticulously detailed compositions, multi-ethnic characters and open-ended narratives combine to create a unique visu..
In this clever, witty and detailed memoir, Sir Michael Cullen describes his lengthy political career, including his pivotal roles as Minister of Finance for nine years and Deputy Prime Minister for si..
There are few things as sweet as throwing some clothes, your togs, your jandals, some good sounds and your best mate into the car and shouting, 'ROADIE!? as you leave your everyday life behind. Chuck ..
Oh Christ, a bloody 1/2 witted student, for purposes of an essay, has just come in to ask me what I and Baxter write verse for, and if we mean what we say, or is there something deeper; could we write..
Max Quinn's filmmaking career has taken him to the ends of the earth; from his native New Zealand to Alaska; Antarctica to the Arctic. A Life of Extremes is a personal account of his travel and work i..
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,..
Identifying native trees and other common plants of New Zealand's native forest can be fun for all the family with this new pictorial guide. Match leaves, flowers, seeds, berries and bark against beau..
The dependence of Te Whanau-a-Apanui ancestors on the environment led them to closely study the changes and cycles in nature so they could ensure their survival in their tribal area. Knowledge of aspe..
Llew Summers (1947-2019) was a rarity in the art world - a figurative artist in a scene dominated by abstract practices. 'Llew Summers: Body and Soul' depicts the work and life of one of New Zealand's..
Lonely Planet's Best of New Zealand is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Explore Auckland's dining and music scene, ..
Whether exploring your own backyard or somewhere new, discover the freedom of the open road with Lonely Planet's New Zealand's Best Trips. Featuring 25 amazing road trips, plus up-to-date advice on th..