New Zealand needs a constitution that is easy to understand, reflects our shared identity and nationhood, protects rights and liberties, and prevents governments from abusing power.The current constitution is vague, jumbled and unclear. It can be easily overridden or changed according to political whim. This book aims to change that. It proposes a .. More
This book examines decolonisation and Māori education in Aotearoa New Zealand in ways that seeks to challenge, unsettle and provoke for change.Editors Jessica Hutchings and Jenny Lee-Morgan have drawn together leading Māori writers and intellectuals on topics that are at the heart of a decolonising education agenda, from tribal educatio.. More
Don’t Dream It’s Over is the latest multi-author book from Freerange Press. It explores the changing nature of journalism in this country: as it once was, as it is today, and as we might imagine it working in the future. Prominent journalists, academics and commentators candidly share their views and experiences of this rapidly changing industry. T.. More
A quarter century of journalistic encounters, cultural fulminations and notes from lost cities.
A high-school dropout from the Hutt Valley who accidentally discovered journalism, David Cohen offers an unorthodox and often provocative take on the world he encounters. His collected writing dispatched from points north and south has been .. More
What do quantum physics, cosmology, biology and psychology have in common? They are all driven by information. This book suggests that philosophy is stuck in linear thinking. It questions the assumptions that underlie its very foundation and, in light of emergence and complexity theory, suggests that we might get to an understanding of li.. More
The various peoples who have come to call New Zealand home have long histories of their own, but as a modern nation, New Zealand is young. Such youth has a particular vibrancy, and its own peculiar crises.
New Zealanders have seen war, at home and abroad; they have also sought peace, domestically and internationally. And whether New Zealande.. More
- a challenge to the history we’ve received
Ngāpuhi Speaks is an independent report about He Wakaputanga o Te Rangatiratanga o Nu Tireni (1835) & Te Tiriti o Waitangi (1840), published in November, 2012. It summarises and assesses the Ngāpuhi Nui Tonu evidence given at the Initial Hearing of their Wai.. More
The Pacific region contains a highly diverse and fascinating range of countries, from the large nations of Australia and Papua New Guinea to the tiny, isolated islands of Pitcairn and Rapa Nui. However, the literature on the politics of the Pacific Islands remains much slimmer than for other regions. The first edition of Pacific Ways helped to.. More
Dr Gerrit J. van der Lingen is a geologist and paleoclimatologist. Studying climate change in the past made him realise that the belief in modern catastrophic man-made global warming, caused by carbon dioxide, is not supported by sound science. He became involved in the debate between the belief in dangerous man-made global warming and science base.. More
The Power and the Peril of Oil is a passionately written account about how oil has given strength and empowered some countries while it has imperiled others. It documents the history, politics, and players in the quest for dominance of the Middle East and its highly prized resource. Oil has been the criteria for choosing allies or enemies for the U.. More
Climate change is a profound threat to human well-being but serious action from world leaders is not yet happening. Tree planting can be achieved by almost anyone, starting right now. It requires no letters to your Member of Parliament, no protest marching, no persuading the city council. Just go to the garden centre, buy a tree, dig a hole, plant .. More
In Working as allies non-indigenous supporters of indigenous justice in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand discuss their practice. Through in-depth interviews they candidly share the challenges of this work and their responses to these. They reflect on what led them to become involved in indigenous justice issues, what informs their approach and.. More