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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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Anderton: His Life and Times

Jim Anderton, the Labour rebel who founded a new political movement and became deputy prime minister, is the subject of this compelling, warts-and-all biography by award-winning historian David Grant.From his position as the Party’s most outspoken president, Jim Anderton became a backbencher in David Lange’s Labour Government when it was elected in..  More

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Articulations

A well-known writer, activist, and disability rights advocate, Henrietta Bollinger’s debut essay collection speaks to their experiences as a queer, disabled person, and as a twin. Articulations is a timely, personal, and poignant appraisal of life in Aotearoa New Zealand. Soundtracked by the Topp Twins, Anika Moa, Woody Guthrie and more, Bollinger’..  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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Democracy in Aotearoa: A Survival Guide

A survival guide to democracy in Aotearoa New Zealand, this book aims to unravel the mysteries of our political system and show how ordinary people can navigate the political world and influence decisions made by our government. Its 40 chapters include a succinct history of government in Aotearoa New Zealand; introductions to our principal institut..  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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End Times

In the late 1980s, two teenage girls found refuge from a world of cosy conformity, sexism and the nuclear arms race in protest and punk. Then, drawn in by a promise of meaning and purpose, they cast off their punk outfits and became born-again Christians. Unsure which fate would come first – nuclear annihilation or the Second Coming of Jesus – they..  More

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Fono: The Contest for the Governance of Sāmoa

Fono: The Contest for the Governance of Sāmoa tells the story of the development of Sāmoa’s unique system of governance, and of those who have fought for power and shaped the development of the Independent State of Sāmoa, from first settlement through German colonisation and New Zealand’s administration, to indigenous governance, including the hard..  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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Hard-to-Reach Energy Users: A Literature Review

The aim of this review is to provide an overview of the literature on hard-to-reach (HTR) energy users, and to highlight literature relevant to countries participating in the HTR Task by Users TCP by the International Energy Agency. Where available, we provide statistics and research from each of the participating countries (Sweden, Aotearoa New Ze..  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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Honouring Our Ancestors

In these rigorous and challenging essays, writers from Aotearoa and Turtle Island (Canada and the United States of America) explore the well-being of takatāpui, two-spirit, and Māori and Indigenous LGBTQI+ communities. Themes include resistance, reclamation, empowerment, transformation and healing. Central to Honouring Our Ancestors is the knowledg..  More

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Innocence

A true story of a journey from darkness into light.Most of us would consider the gift of innocence to be the birthright of every baby brought into this world.Unfortunately, within New Zealand, a perpetuating cycle of violence and poverty can often deny this birthright. Witere ‘Wi’ Peepe is one of those who never received his ‘gift of innocence..  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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No Second Prize

Take a flick through the pages of this book and see if something arouses your curiosity.This book represents 26 years of artwork and written material. It has been compiled in such a way as to be relevant 26 years ago and also today and into the future. Our human condition has never changed, and never will, despite technology, our social advances, a..  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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