Humans are changing the world in extremely complex ways, creating a new geological age called the Anthropocene. How do we - as parents, caregivers and as a society - raise our children and dependents ..
'Pestilence' is a word that conjures up destruction at a large scale. It can be a plague of ravenous rabbits, millions of wilding pines that swallow up landscapes, a virus that brings the world to its..
Taking a broad definition of design and drawing on the shared histories and legacies of settler colonialism in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, The Politics of Design offers a wide-ra..
Stewart Island/Rakiura is one of our special places, an island that is increasingly cherished by New Zealanders, whose appreciation for its wild character has flourished in recent years. This has insp..
Many exciting new buildings have arisen from the rubble of post-earthquake Christchurch but none, perhaps, is as remarkable as Ravenscar House in the heart of the city's heritage precinct. 'Ravenscar ..
The history of named student flats in North Dunedin reaches back to the 1930s. The authors share some of the stories of these flats, how they got their names, who lived in them and what life was like ..
Sea Edge: Where the Waitemata touches Auckland tells the story of Auckland's harbour and varied waterfront in a handsome, heavily illustrated hardback. Well-known author and historian Bob Harvey vivid..
'Seeking the Light' is the story of climbing New Zealand's 24 highest mountains, those peaks in the Southern Alps/Ka Tiritiri o te Moana that rise above 3000 metres. Written by Wanaka-based mountain g..
One afternoon, journalist Hazel Phillips decided to close her laptop and head for the hills. She then spent the next three years living in mountain huts and tramping alone for days at a time, all the ..
Southern Spirit: The People and Places of Southland is Ian Dougherty's take on a region he regards as part of his extended back yard. The book is a celebration of southern landscapes, from the fantast..
The best way to learn anything is by doing it - this is a maxim that goes back to Aristotle and one that journalist and writer Gordon McLauchlan always ascribed to. As he approached the end of his lif..
This is a book about New Zealanders and their deep connection to swimming in the outdoors. Every neighbourhood has its swimming hole up the river, its local beach, or a back road to the lake. A love o..
This book combines the writings of Gavine Campbell, who first went to the Nevis as a young school teacher in 1927 and stories of people who braved the challenges the Nevis threw at them. Gavine marrie..
Blackball, West Coast, pre-World War I. Three youngsters; Pansy, Clem and Otto. Life had an idyllic surface with a far from idyllic underside for youngsters in this mining town. As a World War approac..
'The air temperature was probably -35 degrees Celsius with wind chill. We couldn't stand still for long. Our brains felt taxed and our bodies were running on empty. On the Football Field not far from ..
A search for new ways to talk about race in Aotearoa New Zealand brought together this powerful group of scholars, writers and activists. For these authors, attempts to confront racism and racial viol..
The biggest challenges of the 21st century require global solutions. Focussing on three of the most urgent problems of our time - climate change, conflict and poverty, and inequality - Tu Rangaranga i..
A BOOK FOR THINKERS AND PARTICIPANTS IN NEW ZEALAND AND GLOBAL SOCIETYWhat is a New Zealander? How do we understand what makes New Zealand complex and unique? And what creates a sense of belonging and..
What is a New Zealander? What does it mean to be a citizen of or a resident in this country? How do we understand what makes Aotearoa New Zealand complex and unique? And what creates a sense of belong..
Auckland is at a turning point. At current growth rates it will pass two million people sometime during the decade beginning 2022, at which point social and infrastructure problems will begin to compo..
A BOOK FOR THOSE WANTING TO EFFECT CHANGE IN AOTEAROA 'What can we do?' is a common response to social, political or environmental issues. At this critical time, the ability to actively engage with co..
Dougal Rillstone was born in Gore, close to the Mataura River, over seventy years ago. The river was both swimming pool and playground during his childhood. One summer's evening, while he stood chest ..
Diagnosis and death; uncertainty and urgent laxatives; sleep deprivation and synthetic drawstring trousers: this debut work by Izzy Lomax-Sawyers chronicles her first year as a tired junior doctor at ..
In 1995, the Warriors invaded the Australian Rugby League premiership - the first overseas club to be admitted - in a blaze of publicity and hype the likes of which New Zealand sport had never seen. T..
Weather refers to short-term atmospheric conditions; climate is the weather of a region averaged over a long period. In this info-packed addition to The NZ Series, Sandra Carrod explores the main elem..
This book is the ideal handbook for anyone who already has chickens or would really like them. Andrea Graves has a doctorate in animal behaviour science, and using this knowledge, as well as her pract..
You can't help but wonder about the stories behind the unusual buildings you see around New Zealand - from cute colonial cottages to abandoned industrial buildings or ghost towns. Nicola McCloy went l..
50,000 years ago, we were not the only species of human in the world. There were at least four others, including the Neanderthals, Homo floresiensis, Homo luzonesis and the Denisovans. At the forefron..