Simon Morton is a Wellington-based broadcaster and presenter best known for his TV ONE show 'Why We Buy' and his Radio New Zealand National series 'This Way Up'. Riria Hotere (Ngati Maniapoto and Te A..
Kiwiana celebrates items and icons from New Zealand's heritage, especially iconic Kiwi elements from around the middle of the 20th century. Many evoke a sense of nostalgia and are seen as contributing..
Climbing entered the world stage in the 1950s: this was the era that produced not only Sir Edmund Hillary but a strong body of world-class New Zealand climbers. In this important and dramatic book Bri..
This eye-catching book offers a national perspective on New Zealand's mid-twentieth century Art Deco heritage and explores its impact on the appearance of many of the country's towns and cities. Art D..
Massively revised and updated in 2012, this all-new edition of our bestselling introduction to New Zealand's natural hazards and disasters is now more relevant than ever. Informative, instructive and ..
A fascinating account of how the beach has influenced New Zealand lifestyle, culture and identity. Experiencing beach life is simply part of being a New Zealander. It has helped shape our annual summ..
"Better Lives provides a comprehensive overview of immigration in New Zealand, showing how immigration is not just an economic imperative that needs to be managed, but an opportunity to enhance people..
Meandering across the foothills of Te Mata Peak and through the Tuki Tuki Valley, Black Barn Vineyards has become one of Hawke's Bay's most popular attractions. Its evolution over the past 20 years is..
Many New Zealand families were affected by the 1918 influenza pandemic. In the space of about six weeks, over 6400 Pakeha died and an estimated 2500 Maori. That equals nearly half the total of New Zea..
The Black Widow almost got away with murder. But then her sister-in-law became suspicious...The infamous Black Widow case shocked the nation. An average-looking suburban housewife carefully staged her..
Diver, undersea explorer and passionate conservationist Wade Doak has lived near the Tutukaka coast with wife Jan since 1968. Well known for his pioneering dives at the Poor Knights Islands off the co..
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..
How to negotiate the minefield of buying a home in New Zealand today. Property prices going through the stratosphere, leaky buildings, P contamination, bullying body corporates - purchasing a house t..
The inspiring story of seven generations of Gordons at Clifton, Cape Kidnappers. The Gordon family has been at Clifton since 1861. Though farming in this location is often challenging, it is a spectac..
Strange and shocking stories of death and murder in provincial New Zealand You won't believe these stories happened in New Zealand...Forensic and coronial pathologist Dr Cynric Temple-Camp lifts the l..
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..
It's amazing how something can begin as an innocent idea, a stray thought, a dream that somehow germinates in your mind. You wonder if it's possible, do a bit of casual research, mention it every once..
New Zealanders are too complacent about the continuing erosion of their right to know what government is doing on their behalf. Political risk has become a primary consideration in whether official in..
From its first field report in a Central Otago apricot orchard in 1966, and primarily broadcast as a 14-minute news show for farmers, Country Calendar is now New Zealand's longest-running television s..
OF ALL THE BOOKS ON THIS CASE, YOU NEED TO READ THIS ONE...It's a murder mystery worthy of Sherlock Holmes. It even has a Watson. Yet, solving the disappearance of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope has proved..
Stories from a life spent in the emergency services - true tales of rescue and adventure.When Dave Greenberg was just 13 years old, he saved a life for the first time, using CPR. He already knew that ..
Bounded by the wild waves of the Pacific on the east, and the more sheltered harbour on the west, the Otago Peninsula is a remarkable landscape. Today a habitat for a diverse array of wildlife includi..
This edited collection asks how key New Zealand judgments might read if they were written by a feminist judge. Feminist judging is an emerging critical legal approach that works within the confines of..
Over six to seven hundred years, Maori burned about one third of New Zealand's ground cover. In the following 70 years, and at a devastating rate, European settlers burned about another third as they ..
"Are you mad?" friends shrieked when they heard that Dinah and her husband, along with another couple, were planning to take two toddlers with them, driving overland in an clapped-out ex-army truck, a..
Migration and the movement of people is one of the critical issues confronting the world's nations in the twenty-first-century. This book is about the economic contribution of migration to and from Ne..
A road trip about memory, mateship and mortality. It was late afternoon and a few of us were sitting about in the sun having a drink on my birthday when the friend I've known the longest sat down oppo..
Be it `Tipperary' or `Pokarekare', the morning reveille or the bugle's last post, concert parties at the front or patriotic songs at home, music was central to New Zealand's experience of the First Wo..
An intriguing, hilariously funny and quintessential crawl around 50 of New Zealand's tried and true Kiwi pubs. 'There's a totem pole at the Mussel Inn. It stands as a sentinel monument warning incomin..