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..
The ability to make decisions and take actions that influence our life is critically important, and ranges from simple everyday choices about what to eat or wear, to far-reaching decisions about health care and personal or financial matters. When our ability to make our own decisions is impaired due to dementia, learning or intellectual disability,..
“Well look at me. Jennifer! For heaven’s sake. How many times do I have to tell you to look at people when they’re talking to you? What’s wrong with you?”And that’s when I discovered there was something “wrong” with me. But I didn’t know what it was.At the age of 9, following years of problems with parents, teachers and counsellors who don't unders..
A father rollerblading to church in his ministerial robes, a university student in a leotard sprinting through fog, a trespass notice from Pak’nSave, a beautiful unborn goat in a jar . . .In scenarios ranging from the mundane to the surreal, Madison Hamill looks back at her younger selves with a sharp eye. Was she good or evil? Ignorant or enlighte..
Sado n. shadow 2. reflection 3. humiliation, dishonour—A New Bislama DictionaryFriday 13 March, 2015: Category 5 Tropical Cyclone Pam makes landfall with devastating consequences. Vanuatu is bruised but not broken. Reeling from the loss of livelihood and struggling to meet basic human needs, people start to reassemble their lives.Cathryn is an NGO ..
Everything is sad and funny and nothing is anything else2000ft Above Worry Level begins on the sad part of the internet and ends at the top of a cliff face. This episodic novel is piloted by a young, anhedonic, gentle, slightly disassociated man. He has no money. He has a supportive but disintegrating family. He is trying hard to be better. He is p..
Edited by Tayi Tibble, with Fergus Barrowman, Kirsten McDougall and Ashleigh Young.A Wānanga with Patricia Grace and Anahera Gildea Plus new fiction, poetry and essays byAimee-Jane Anderson-O’ConnorHana Pera AoakeTusiata AviaAirini BeautraisZarah Butcher-McGunnigleVanessa CrofskeyAlayne DickSam Duckor JonesAnahera GildeaEliana GrayIsabel Haarh..
In a radically changed Aotearoa New Zealand, Van’s life in the swamp is hazardous. Sheltered by Rau and Matewai, he mines plastic and trades to survive. When a young visitor summons him to the fenced settlement on the hill, he is offered a new and frightening responsibility—a perilous inland journey that leads to a tense confrontation and the prosp..
All Who Live on Islands introduces a bold new voice in New Zealand literature. In these intimate and entertaining essays, Rose Lu takes us through personal history – a shopping trip with her Shanghai-born grandparents, her career in the Wellington tech industry, an epic hike through the Himalayas – to explore friendship, the weight of stories told ..
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..
Weaving te Whāriki: Aotearoa New Zealand’s early childhood curriculum document in theory and practice (3rd edition) brings together revised and updated chapters from earlier editions, with new chapters that demonstrate the continuing significance of Te Whāriki. The book is organised around three themes: the development of Te Whāriki and its endurin..
This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the core disciplines, and contemporary concerns, that inform the study of education in Aotearoa. As a collection, the work provides a critical account of education policy trajectories and speculates on their limits and possibilities in the changing social and political landscape of Aotearoa New Zea..
Fostering, Adoption, Teenagers ... a memoir“Marry if you must,” warned Jonquil’s mother. “But for God’s sake don’t have kids. You’ll rue the day they become teenagers.”When the Grahams were ‘given’ a child on their honeymoon, they decided to foster, and then, in rapid succession, to adopt nine children of their own, including two sets of twins from..
Taryn Cornick believes that the past is behind her – her sister’s death by violence, and her own ill-conceived revenge. She has chosen to live a life more professional than personal. She has written a book about the things that threaten libraries – insects, damp, light, fire, carelessness and uncaring. The book is a success, but not all of the atte..
Rebecca Priestley longs to be in Antarctica. But it is also the last place on Earth she wants to go.In 2011 Priestley visits the wide white continent for the first time, on a trip that coincides with the centenary of Robert Falcon Scott’s fateful trek to the South Pole. For Priestley, 2011 is the fulfilment of a dream that took root in a childhood ..
Erica is 17 and in her last year of high school. Donny is 42 and everywhere – in her yoga class, at German Club, in her parents’ spare room . . .The story of a young woman who finds herself subject to the gravitational field of a charismatic man, The Boyfriend is a cautionary tale about blindly accepting traditional ‘love’ narratives.This clear-eye..
‘Whether you want more scale or more profit, there are eight simple levers you can pull for sales success.’
In this workbook, leading management consultant Logan Wedgwood demonstrates how to strategically enhance your sales performance by selecting the right levers to deliver results. The good news is that you need to pull only two levers at any o..
Jack has come home to New Zealand. He’s getting old and he’s tired. When Jack sets off by boat from the coast, inland along a meandering tidal river to his hometown, he’s doing a favour for the Australian police — or so he hopes. Along the way, while discovering sites of what might be unexplained or even ancient occupation, he runs into troubl..
This story is set in a small province in a castaway corner of the world in a country so small that everyone knows someone who has shaken hands with the Prime Minister, or run over her cat.There is a civil war of sorts going on; one side seeing water as a tradable commodity, the other wanting it left in the river.The warp on which this story is wove..
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 ..
Colin Foster walks out of his secure but boring job as an insurance broker following the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011. His beautiful wife Mag, is devastated and hastens him into making a decision that turns out to be an unwise choice of temporary work. He deceives her into believing it is legitimate employment, but far from it; Colin i..
Signs for the Times: the humanities, government and democracy to-come is a reflection on an unsuccessful attempt beginning in the early 1990s to establish a national organisation to represent the humanities in Aotearoa New Zealand. It provides a narrative of that attempt and then explores issues raised by it, notably the invisibility of the h..
A light-hearted tale for the 21st Century guaranteed to put a smile on your face. An easy read for the poolside, the beach or a rainy afternoon at home.In the little village of Appledale, brothers, Igor, Erik and Sid, are scraping a living running a residential home for the elderly and a local laundry service, when Lady Luck makes an appearance.One..
Teaching to the North-East responds to the marginalisation of particular groups of students with a way of teaching intended to increase equity in the education system.One way this marginalisation happens is when the special qualities students bring to the classroom are treated as deficiencies. This consigns Indigenous, migrant, refugee, faith- base..