Those who laid the foundations of New Zealand’s Unitarian movement, most of whom came from the United Kingdom, argued strongly that all religious claims must be open to critical examination and review, with the individual conscience the final judge. Among those who had a large role, note especially William Jellie who was the first minister of the A.. More
A Well Mind provides a holistic approach to mental wellness by showing how the processes of looking after your body can complement those of looking after your mind. Recent research has shown that through improving our eating, sleeping, and exercise habits, we can experience physical health benefits which lead to feeling better in our mind. In.. More
What does ambition mean to you?
Are you ambitious?
Why do you think you are this way?
This book looks at ambition and what it means to be a New Zealander. It examines the way we formulate and share our dreams and plans with each other, and explores how ambition might be connected with business, our personal lives, and our national identity.. More
These two books cover the author’s travels and experiences in Tibet, over a seven month period, between 1936-7. He writes of his instruction in the spiritual, mystical and healing arts under the tutelage of his teacher Geshi Rimpoche and various other Tibetan Masters. Both out of print for over 40 years until republished in 2006. Now for the first .. More
An easy to follow guide to giving up smoking.Knowledge is the real power behind battles conquered and this is no different for when you are wanting to stop smoking.By understanding how addiction works, you will end up sitting in the boss’s seat and confidently manage your entire journey through the withdrawals and freeing yourself from addictive sm.. More
After his first hunting experience in New Zealand as a young man, Richard Hall has been drawn back again and again, wanting to relive the feeling only this country’s wilderness can give him. Dark Forest Deep Sea goes beyond recollections of one man’s hunting trips. It delves into the emotions and sensations at the heart of the experience, and the r.. More
We have all felt fear, whether it’s our racing heart as we make a speech or the profound awareness of our own mortality as we await medical results. Of course, the flip-side of fear is courage: as Nelson Mandela famously said, ‘I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it.’ The 25 true stories showcased here capture t.. More
Gods of the Stones retraces the steps of famed English travel writer H.V. Morton who undertook a series of journeys in the 1930s to the great religions and historical sites of the Middle East. Morton’s focus was the beginnings of Christianity, but he also observed the daily lives and traditions of the people he met along the way. The three boo.. More
Coffee table; art photography; sepia portraits of the essential human spirit in poverty, South Africa; text to accompany images includes black township poetry.
The author, a New Zealander with VSA, worked with black and coloured NGOs engaged with the people of the informal settlements and rural villages to tell their stories.
Forty-eight intriguing, quirky yarns on rural life, the land and the people, featuring subjects such as rabbits, swaggers, kauri gum diggers, shearers and land girls from acclaimed writer and master story-teller, Gordon McLauchlan... More
It winds its way through the steamy jungle to the highlands, taking many unexpected twists and turns, narrowing in places and speeding up, spreading out in others and slowing to a walking pace — and that’s just the route that Gareth and Joanne Morgan take on their latest, epic motorcycling adventure, across the Amazon.
Climb aboa.. More
A book describing how to catch birds and animals with nothing more than rocks, sticks and string. In writing this book, the author has drawn on his extensive research and personal experience. Having a strong respect for nature himself, he encourages modern hunter-gatherers to act in an ethical and humane manner. The book provides insight into a .. More
To keep the body in perfect health one must watch one’s thoughts, one’s actions, one’s diet, have sufficient exercise, occupational rectification exercises and so on. Watch your posture and do all the necessary things that bring about a strong, healthy mind and body. No one can have perfect health without a knowledge of spiritual, mental and physic.. More
Kindness comes in many forms and affects all of us. As Mark Twain said, ‘Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.’ And while a kind gesture can often simply make someone feel better about their day, sometimes — as the twenty-five true stories collected here show — it can save a life. Sourced from around the world, the.. More
Intuition is something most people would have experienced at one time or another; it’s that gut-feeling or ‘sixth sense’. It’s instinctive by nature, independent of rational analysis or deductive thinking. But can we actively develop our intuition and learn how to better utilise it? Author Dr Cate Howell believes we can, and sets about to empower u.. More
If you're a modern, good-looking human, you need Jaquie Brown's Guide to Everything (and recipes and quizzes). From food and your body to animals, birds and the environment, from fashion and being cool to love, romance and dating, all the important stuff is in this book. And if you find it unsatisfying (unlikely), Jaquie has included som.. More
Following in the footsteps of her hilarious account of living in India (Travels with my Economist, 2012), Lisa turns her attention closer to home, scrutinising and reflecting on the myriad relationships that make up our lives. She probes fraught, often muddled family and extended family situations; consults friends, lawyers and other professionals .. More
Time gives us the wisdom to realize a mother’s sacrifice, a father’s love, a friend’s loyalty, or a grandparent’s kindness, as loss and love turn to memory. These 25 true stories of loss and love from around the world are inspiring and heartbreaking reminders of what is most important: life, love, memory, beauty. Loved ones are honoured in this gri.. More
The story of paua jewellery, from art souvenir and tourist kitsch to highly collectible Kiwi icon All vintage jewellery is collectible and none more so than that made from paua shell. No longer regarded as the tourist kitsch of yesteryear, the book explores this fascinating history and shares the many stories of how and why it came to be produced.. More
Numerology is an easy and simple system of numbers that can show in a practical way who we are and what we are here to do. Pythagoras, generally recognized as the founder of modern-day Numerology, believed that if you can understand yourself, you will be able to better understand others and the world around you... More
'Purposeful Breathing' is a practical, user-friendly guide to simple breathing skills that can rapidly reduce states you don’t want and increase states you do want. For anyone suffering from anxiety, feeling calmer can happen in a breath or two. For anyone wanting to boost performance, the right breathing skills will help them to get into ‘the zone.. More
Everyone has a personal and individual Dream which involves their own interests, what they are looking for, and what they might find.
Faye dreamed of freedom. Freedom to follow her own agenda. Freedom to fulfil her wanderlust within the limits of a fixed income. Freedom from other people’s expectations.
What is your Dream?
Is it your Reality?