First published in 2000, the COLLINS FIELD GUIDE TO NEW ZEALAND WILDLIFE quickly became a classic of its kind. Familiar to both national and international travellers keen to identify the birds, mammal..
Fully revised and updated, this is the ultimate guide to the New Zealand seashore. The essential guide to New Zealand's inter-tidal wilderness - for every bach, glovebox and home library. New Zealand..
First published in 1990, and reprinted steadily ever since, the first edition of the Collins Maori phrase book and dictionary was an inaugural Silver Premier New Zealand Bestseller, and has sold over ..
Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (1943-2014) was a much loved and respected academic and curator of broad and varied interests, who made an immense contribution to New Zealand art history over almost half a centu..
Anne Else loved eating, but when she married at 19 she'd never cooked a meal. Despite a shaky start she became an enthusiastic cook - with a little help from Nancy Spain, Katharine Whitehorn, Elizabet..
'The declamatory return; a homeland as a "wearying enigma". This all makes sense to me. The New Zealand that's home to me may be a place of sheep and rugby and number-eight wire, whatever that is, but..
A Communist in the Family: Searching for Rewi Alley is a beautifully written multi-layered narrative centred on New Zealander Rewi Alley and his part in the momentous political events of mid-twentieth..
In this age of increasing hostility towards chemical control of the food we eat, this book is the ideal guide to working with nature. Every tip in this book has worked for somebody - why it worked may..
New Zealand was the last major landmass, other than Antarctica, to be settled by humans. The story of this rugged and dynamic land is beautifully narrated, from its origins in Gondwana some 80 million..
From Sailor to Legend - the story of Captain James Cook Captain James Cook is one of the greatest maritime explorers of all time. Written with colour, sweep and the authority of Robert Mundle's five d..
Cook's Endeavour Journal: The Inside Story brings to life the record of one of the world's most famous expeditions, the circumnavigation of the globe by Lieutenant James Cook aboard HMB Endeavour. It ..
Using accounts from former crew and employees, island memoirs and photographic archives never before published, forgotten aspects of TEAL's tropical world are brought once more into the light. For the..
A major new history of craft that spans three centuries of making and thinking in Aotearoa New Zealand and the wider Moana (Pacific). Paying attention to Pakeha (European New Zealanders), Maori, and i..
Creativity isn't all about individual inspiration and work. It sparks from the cross-fertilisation of energy and imaginations and ideas, and thrives in institutional, social and cultural places that r..
Wystan Curnow is New Zealand's longest-serving and, arguably, most important art critic. This edited collection brings together a selection of his art writings from 1971 to 2013 to provide the first c..
This book focuses on what it is like to be a young Maori person in a New Zealand secondary school classroom today. It presents and discusses narratives drawn from the voices of Maori secondary student..
For years dahlias have been dismissed for being garish, gaudy additions to gardens and arrangements, but when you find the right variety it's hard to think of a better garden plant or a more striking ..
A mother decides to write the story of her son's long-term methamphetamine addiction as a means to understand why he became an addict and how she can help him. Discovering the true extent of his use a..
When Maori were defeated at Orakau in 1864 and the Waikato War ended, Tawhiao, the second Maori King, and his supporters were forced into an armed exile in the Rohe Potae, the King Country. For the ne..
From 1906 to 1925 Quail Island was the site of New Zealand's leprosy colony. The colony began by accident, as it were, after the discovery of a leprosy sufferer in Christchurch. As further patients ar..
Definitive account of three key NZ battles of the Western Front, WWI. This significant volume represents the culmination of over seven years' writing and research by esteemed military historian Glyn H..
In this personal account, Lilia Tarawa exposes the shocking secrets of the cult, with its rigid rules and oppressive control of women. She describes her fear when her family questioned Gloriavale's be..
When Lilia's parents fled the cult and its dreadful secrets, Lilia and her many siblings were wrenched away from the only life they knew. Lilia struggled to adapt to life on the outside. Would she be..
New Zealand's birds as you have never seen them before. World renowned artist Ray Ching has created a truly unique celebration of New Zealand's birds and landscapes. Magical, humorous and beautiful, t..
In his bestselling Night after Night, Max Lambert wrote about courageous New Zealanders in Bomber Command. In this long-awaited companion volume, he profiles their daytime counterparts - pilots of sin..
New Zealand has un unparalleled selection of superb day walks, ranging from the easiest short strolls to more strenuous full-day tramps. These encompass all of New Zealand's landscape diversity, from..
Day walks are one of the most popular recreational activities in New Zealand, enjoyed by both New Zealanders and overseas visitors alike. In 2006 nearly half a million tourists completed either a half..
In 1918, from deep within the West Coast bush, a miner on the run from the military wrote a letter to his sweetheart. Two months later he was in jail. Like millions of others, his letter had been stea..
We will all die. Yet we don't talk about death and dying very much. Currently, and for the most part, a small group of people manage death for us behind closed doors. We are increasingly unlikely to k..
This essential volume explores intersections of imperialism and research - specifically, the ways in which imperialism is embedded in disciplines of knowledge and tradition as 'regimes of truth'. Conc..
Based on exclusive access to Turkish archives, Defending Gallipoli reveals how the Turks reacted and defended Gallipoli. Author and Turkish-language expert Harvey Broadbent spent five years translatin..
Almost everyone has heard of Lawrence of Arabia. Yet few know that the Anzacs gave 'life-blood' to Lawrence and the Arab armies. Without Anzac assistance, Lawrence may well have failed. We've been sat..
Reunited with their horses in Egypt after the shattering experience of Gallipoli (a story recounted in Terry Kinloch's earlier book, Echoes of Gallipoli), the Anzac mounted riflemen and light horsemen..
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..
Coming to the New World paradise of New Zealand the 19th-century colonial settlers did not expect to find the Old World evils of dirt and decay. But this original and fascinating book shows that dirt ..
When Dr Ron Jones joined the staff of National Womens Hospital in Auckland in 1973 as a junior obstetrician and gynaecologist, Professor Herbert Greens study into the natural history of carcinoma in-s..