Elizabeth Taylor is a surgeon at a city hospital, a gifted, driven and rare woman excelling in a male-dominated culture.One day, while operating on a young woman in a critical condition, something goes gravely wrong.A Mistake is a compelling story of human fallibility, and the dangerous hunger for black and white answers in a world of exponential c..
When we crashed over the line two and a half minutes later, there was a short, disbelieving silence and I could feel my knee trembling behind its sarcastic ‘Disco’ patch. A song I’d written had just been played to the finish, and what’s more, it hadn’t sounded weak, or delusional—it had, in fact, kicked.I backed down from the mic. Here was a new wo..
So you don’t believe in dog gods, huh? You should. They sneak up on you when you least expect it. That’s what happened to New Zealander Katy Pallis. She had big plans for her future. But the dog gods had big plans for her future too. Quite different from hers. They won. They always do. Welcome, Katy. Their faces beamed down to her. Your..
ConTact C.A.R.E and the Flinchlock release method is a unique, simple, safe and effective pressure release modality, discovered by Dale Weston Speedy. It works by releasing pressure from surprise impact injuries in the bone. This book, The Nature Of ConTact C.A.R.E, looks at the foundations of this modality and the philosophy behind its discovery. ..
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..
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..
‘Improving your sales performance is about doing the right things consistently. The good news is, I will show you what these things are.’Whether you are a business owner, salesperson or entrepreneur, you are in the business of selling — and this book is here to help you. Logan Wedgwood shares the lessons and strategies he has learnt at the sales co..
It’s funny how often I forget the power of storiesIn these brilliant and wide-ranging essays John-Paul Powley harnesses the power of stories to tell us about ourselves and where we come from. Acting as ‘kaitiaki o te pō,’ a caretaker of history and memory, Powley combines memoir with history and cultural criticism to create essays that expand far b..
‘Do you realise that you were swaying . . . ?’ Bill Manhire interviewed by Anna Smaill, plus six poems‘My Ten Guitars’, a comic by Barry Linton, with a note by Tim BollingerEssays by:Pip AdamGeoff CochraneLynn DavidsonLynn JennerDean ParkerGiovanni TisoRose LuFiction by:Antonia BaleAirini BeautraisZoë HigginsAnthony LapwoodEamonn MarraHannah Mettne..
The Ice Shelf: an eco-comedyOn the eve of flying to Antarctica to take up an arts fellowship, thirty-something Janice, recently separated, has a long night of remembrance, regret and realisation as she goes about the city looking for a friend to take care of her fridge while she’s away. En route she discards section after section of her manuscript ..
Teaching students to write for impact sets them up for success across many curriculum areas.Tom Nicholson and Sue Dymock analysed research on teaching writing to identify the skills students need to write for impact. Their approach is based on a simple view of writing: it is ideas presented well. The two volumes of this book work together to explai..
This resource supports teaching children and young people about mental health, wellbeing, resilience, and interpersonal skills. Teachers will discover ways to enhance student learning in four broad areas:- personal identity and wellbeing- communication and relationships with others- social issues and social justice (especially against discrim..
Dunedin: Founding A New World City is concerned with the early European settlers of Dunedin – who they were, why they came, how they survived and mostly thrived – and with the decisions they made that continue to profoundly effect the appearance and personality of the city nearly a century and three-quarters later. It is a story of the longest and ..
In 2017, Ministry of Health figures showed that one in five New Zealanders sought help for a diagnosed mood or anxiety disorder, and these figures are growing. Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety tells the real, messy story behind these statistics – what anxiety feels like, what causes it, what helps and what doesn’t. These accounts are sometimes ra..
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..
Mason is not happy with his life selling insurance, but it all changes when he discovers that he has paranormal powers and is visited by Gabriel, a sentient being. Mason is told that he and others like him with telekinetic powers are required to help fight off a pending invasion of aliens.Gabriel’s adversary is another sentient with an old feud tha..
Mary Woodward’s autobiography is both familiar and remarkable. Many New Zealanders will have similar memories of childhood holidays and wild adventures at the beach – in her case on the West Coast of Auckland. As a cash-strapped student recruited by the local Lions Club and lured by prize money of two hundred pounds, she ended up becoming Miss New ..
Rotoroa Island in the Hauraki Gulf, tiny and isolated, is home to a Salvation Army facility for alcoholic men. It’s also where three people at very different points in their lives share a fleeting encounter. There is Katherine, known to history as Elsie K. Morton, famous journalist and author; Jim, an alcoholic with a young family; and Lorna, a tee..
In 2016, Sir Geoffrey Palmer and Andrew Butler proposed and published a written, codified constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand. Since then the authors have travelled the country, discussing with the public the nature of New Zealand's identity and where the country is headed. After considering their conversations and formal submissions, this second..
A novel about food, whānau and mental illness.Valerie reads George Eliot to get to sleep – just to take her mind off worries over her patients, her children, their father and the next family dinner. Elena is so obsessed with health, traditional food, her pregnancy and her blog she doesn’t notice that her partner, Malcolm the ethicist, is getti..
When Thomas Powell and his family left England and sailed for India in the early 1850's they weren't to know they would become a prominent family in New Zealand. They were very much involved in early Wanganui and took part in business, sport, music and local body affairs. Wilmot Powell becomes a captain in the Militia and leads his unit in the defe..
Roy Haycock, a farmer, from Hope, near Nelson, joined up to fight in the First World War in January 1916, just ten weeks short of his 21st birthday.Sailing to England, via Egypt, with the 12th Reinforcements, he completed his training at Sling Camp on the Salisbury Plains, before joining his unit, the 12th Nelson Company 2nd Battalion Canterbury Re..
“Suddenly, I’ve a strong impulse to fall to the floor and kiss the therapist’s feet. I’m feeling more in control of my life and a whole lot happier. It is almost like being born again...”Think you’ve got it tough? Then read this book: an autobiography that will shock, inspire and move you to tears. Find out how Amy Hindley overcomes illiteracy and ..
I think it’s fair to say I was rewarded, praised, applauded, more than most fathers.Peter Collie is adrift in the wake of his wife’s death. His attempts to understand the turn his life has taken lead him back to the past, to dismaying events on an Amsterdam houseboat in the seventies, returning to New Zealand and meeting Moira, an amateur painter w..