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A Constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand

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

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Ambition: What New Zealanders think and why it matters

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

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Changing the Spots of the Leopard

These stories are anecdotes of personal, first-hand experiences of conservation and development practices and initiatives in east, central and southern Africa over a period of the last seventy years. There are humorous incidents, often at the author’s expense. They are a tragi-comedy since there are serious implications for the management of natura..  More

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Cities in New Zealand: Preferences, patterns and possibilities

This book outlines the latest thinking about the preferences people have for their urban life, the patterns of urban development in Aotearoa, and the possibilities for our cities in the future. It takes a systems view, where all the components that make up the city are interlinked, so that a decision to change one aspect of the urban fabric can als..  More

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Decolonisation in Aotearoa: Education, Research and Practice

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

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Don't Dream It's Over: Reimagining Journalism in Aotearoa

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

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Embracing Multilingualism Across Educational Contexts

Whano mai taku reo, hīkina ake ki te atakura.Karangahia! Whaikōrerotia! Wānangahia!Come my language, come face the morning.Breath from Earth Mother! From Sky Father!Embracing Multilingualism Across Educational Contexts brings together researchers, practitioners, and community stakeholders from around the world to present international case studies ..  More

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Greatest Hits

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

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Homological Composition: A Philosophical Perspective

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

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Kicking the Tyres

The All Blacks had last won the Rugby World Cup in 1987, when Prime Minister David Lange and the Labour team likewise scored a convincing victory. In 2011, New Zealand again hosted the Rugby World Cup, and once again two national teams emerged triumphant – the All Blacks, led by captain Richie McCaw, and the National Party, led by Prime Minister Jo..  More

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Living in a Warmer World

Living in a Warmer World goes beyond the debate over how and why, and describes what is actually happening as our world gets warmer. Readable, relevant and fascinating, in Living in a Warmer World Dr Jim Salinger brings together some of the world’s leading scientists to describe how a hotter planet is affecting our food supplies, fisheries and..  More

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New Zealand Identities: Departures and Destinations

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

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New Zealand: Paradise Squandered?

What urgent issues do New Zealanders face today? Affordable healthcare and affordable housing immediately spring to mind. This book reflects on what New Zealand and New Zealanders have lost, and on the future direction of the country and those living in it. Covering topics as wide-ranging as healthcare, finance, trade and industry, land and propert..  More

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Ngapuhi Speaks

Ngāpuhi Speaks  - a challenge to the history we’ve received Note: the final index for this title can be downloaded here. 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..  More

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Pacific Ways (Second Edition)

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

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Parliamentary Practice in New Zealand

Parliamentary Practice in New Zealand is the definitive work on practice and procedure in the New Zealand House of Representatives. The fourth edition incorporates a decade of developments since the third edition in 2005, and reflects many significant changes in parliamentary law, practice and procedure, including:• the Parliamentary Privilege..  More

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Policy-making Under Pressure

Public policy-making in New Zealand has a patchy track record. In many policy sectors New Zealand performs no worse than many other advanced democracies, and in some it is recognised as world leading. But it is clear that the system is under pressure. By international standards, New Zealand ranks poorly in some sectors, notably child poverty, affor..  More

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Politics in a Pandemic

2020 was a year unlike any other. Still in her first term as prime minister, Jacinda Ardern found herself facing her biggest challenge yet – protecting New Zealanders against a worldwide pandemic. By year’s end New Zealand had kept its nerve, protected its borders, and for the most part kept its residents alive and well. In the midst of all this an..  More

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Pursuing Peace in Godzone

Subtitle: Christianity and the Peace Tradition in New ZealandThis is a book about how New Zealanders have been inspired by visions for peace. Focusing on diverse Christian communities, it explores some of the ways that peace has influenced their practices, lifestyles and politics from the Second World War to the present—the period in which New Zeal..  More

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Ride: Peace ... through Connection with Self – Spirit – Nature

Easy to read and thought-provoking, Ride reveals how conscious connection to self, spirit and nature creates peace in anyone’s life, anytime.Ride will take you through emotion, different realms and societal barriers.As a taboo subject, there was no real support for people like her. So she ventured where most won’t dare; deep within, to be still and..  More

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Sacred Histories in Secular New Zealand

The secular character of New Zealand has become an accepted ‘fact’ of our time. Nevertheless, Christian organizations and discourses have played an important role in framing New Zealand’s life and identity. In many ways, they continue to do so. Despite recent declines in church attendance, the persistence of religious tolerance, spiritual belief an..  More

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Sista, Stanap Strong!

Sista, Stanap Strong!  is an anthology of new writing from Vanuatu by three generations of women – and the first of its kind. With poetry, fiction, essay, memoir, and song, its narrative arc stretches from the days of blackbirding to Independence in 1980 to Vanuatu's coming of age in 2020. Most of these writers are ni-Vanuatu living in Vanuatu..  More

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Social Policy for Social Work and Human Services in Aotearoa New Zealand

For practitioners in social work and human services, questions of human rights, citizenship, social justice and equity are ever-present in their day-to-day work with clients of all ages. As such, social policy plays a significant role in shaping the response to need in any community or population, through the provision of financial, physical or leg..  More

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Stardust and Substance: The New Zealand General Election of 2017

Stardust and Substance captures some of the magic of Jacinda Ardern’s extraordinary seven-and-a-half weeks’ campaign, defeating a National government in power for nine years.The story of her sensational achievement – with ‘relentless positivity’ and a ‘Let’s do this’ attitude – is told in this book by multiple authors, including Jacinda Ardern hers..  More

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