A true ‘gone-fishing’ story of one man and a passion which endures to this day.Alain Jorion is the first New Zealander to have captured the ‘grand slam’ of game fishing, comprising a top-class specimen of each of the big game fish — the billfish slam of black marlin, blue marlin, striped marlin, shortbilled spearfish and broadbill swordfish, and th.. More
This compelling biography of Lady Mary Anne Barker is a fascinating account of a Victorian woman who, through the course of her life, lived in England, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Mauritius, Australia and Trinidad. Momentous historical events of the period, such as the Indian Mutiny (Revolt) and the Zulu Wars, all directly impacted upon her p.. More
In this second collection of his best published stories, Derek Grzelewski writes of his journeys through New Zealand. He discovers in these small islands a land very much like a continent in the diversity of its spaces and places, and the people who live, work and play there.Along the way, Grzelewski ranges across subjects as rich and varied as the.. More
The VUP Home Reader is everything we’re working on at the moment—extracts of books which were published in February and March, books which are in the warehouse or on the water, final proofs and uncorrected proofs, manuscripts and work-in-progress—stretching into 2021. We offer it as company, as entertainment, as a promise.Stay safe and well.Stay ho.. More
'This is Us’ is a collection of over 200 brief interviews with New Zealanders, spanning the length and breadth of the country; from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island. It was written in response to the Christchurch terrorist attack but is not about it; it is instead a representation of the New Zealand people in their own words. A celebration of the dive.. More
Few companies have captured the hearts and minds of New Zealanders like Trade Me.
Originally built by university drop-out Sam Morgan on a borrowed laptop, Trade Me was to change the face of retailing in New Zealand, destroying newspapers’ classifieds businesses and going on to become part of the vernacular as some 2.5 million Kiwis .. More
Discover the gripping stories of the men and women who have faced the challenge of the fragile yet fearsome subantarctic islands.‘They’re not covered in ice, but they can be brutally cold. Despite our globalized, 21st-century world of frequent flying, they are rarely visited. Most of them are uninhabited by humans, yet they are teeming with wildlif.. More
Through a land of contrasts - mountains and lowlands, deserts and glaciers, wealth and poverty, speakers of Spanish and us with our phrasebooks, tourist traps and lands that time forgot. Join Gareth and Joanne Morgan and their motorcycling companions as they travel to South America on the latest leg of their quest to ride the world by bike.
Virginia Zeani had three lives. She was born and lived in Romania in the heart of Dracula country in Transylvania and lived there until the close of the Second World War. She fled to Italy on a student visa with very little money and soon made a great name for herself as one of Italy's leading opera singers. Singers such as .. More
Hours after the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake, Kaikōura-based doctor Chris Henry crawled through the burning CTV building to rescue those who were trapped. Six years later, his daughter Chessie interviews him in an attempt to understand the trauma that led her father to burnout, in the process unravelling stories and memories from her own remarkable.. More
Foreword by Brian Jenkins:
When Mary became a follower of Jesus in 1974 at the age of 44 years, she gave Him her all. No half measures. That’s not Mary’s style. She put everything into her new life in Christ. She was as open and honest with Him, and herself, as she could possibly be.
While she embraced.. More
When sailing novice Anna Kirtlan takes to the high seas, expect the unexpected. Not many people have the courage to sail the South Pacific with as little experience as Anna, who not only has to learn to sail, from scratch, but also to overcome the severe anxiety and panic attacks that have plagued her since her teens. She is upfront about living wi.. More
While based in New Zealand’s stunning South Island, Peter Ryan’s writing and images have been published in books and magazines around the world. In Wild South he reaches out to the great hunting and angling destinations of southern Africa, New Zealand, Australia, South America and more. These are big places and Peter Ryan covers big ground — from s.. More
The ebook version of the biography of Wiremu Pere (Wi Pere), the Māori leader who lived from 1837 to 1915, taking his tribes of Rongowhakaata and Te Aitanga a Mahaki through some of the most turbulent chapters of New Zealand history. He stood resolute against colonialism and entered parliament to stand up for his East Coast people, yet was astut.. More