EIGHTEEN STORIES – five minutes each to read. Set in a sheepdog trial framework, with three stories gathered into a themed pen to represent three sheep used in each trial run.Urban readers in particular will note the rural tags for trials faced by farmers and those living and working in rural New Zealand. Rural readers will relate to the reality an..
The Weave proposes a bold new solution to today's crisis of engagement and communication. It builds on the ancient wisdom of indigenous people and cultures around the world from Te Ao Māori to Greek, using the powerful metaphor of weaving. The Weave offers a framework to navigate and make sense of both our physical world and the metaphysical world..
SPORT 45 is edited by Fergus Barrowman, Kirsten McDougall and Ashleigh Young with assistance from Holly Hunter.This issue includes:'Moulin d’Ornes', a novella by new writer Nicole Phillipson.Poet John Gallas interviewed by Bill Manhire.'Stridently Sex-Conscious’: Writing and Gender (and Mountaineering) c. 1928', a chapter from John Newton’s forthco..
After coming to faith in the middle-class northern suburbs of Wellington, New Zealand, a chance meeting found Scottie Reeve exposed to another side of living in the city he had known his whole life. Immersed in stories of addiction, violence and pain, Scottie found that his faith wasn’t big enough for the questions before him.Questions like: What i..
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..
Students can make huge gains in academic grades and confidence with the help of peer tutoring. This book provides practical, research-based strategies for anyone wanting to run a peer tutoring programme or to improve their own tutoring practice.The book focuses on two key components of tutoring: the tutoring relationship and tutoring tools. The aut..
Prime Minister Peter Fraser returns to New Zealand in 1945 after playing a major part in shaping the United Nations. In the process he has made powerful enemies, who are aware he has dissolved his country's Security Intelligence Bureau. The Commissioner of Police charges Detective Delaney with tracking down assassins through Wellington's black mark..
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..
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..
After the death of his brilliant, eccentric father, Adam Dudding went in search of the stories and secrets of a man who had been a loving parent and husband, but was also a tormented, controlling and at times cruel man.Robin Dudding was the greatest New Zealand literary editor of his generation – friend and mentor of many of our best-known writers...
This is an up-to-date resource written with the aim of improving the literacy of dyslexic students. The authors are experienced university teachers and researchers with expertise in literacy. In putting the book and DVD together, they consulted with other university researchers, students with dyslexia, their parents, classroom teachers and principa..
Peter Joyce’s settled life was disrupted when a woman he had never met accused him of historic rape. With a unique brand of angry humour, his diary plots the stages of his despair and traces his attempts to find justice in the face of the current insistence that we must “believe the victim”.Dry Ice is a compelling memoir, but much more. The accusat..
Vita (Victoria) is the child of a career scientist and an English pianist. She has a damaged heart. Unable to go outside, let alone go to school, she develops a fantasy world of pirates and brigands.After a life-saving operation, Vita slowly and painfully tries to be ‘normal’. She struggles with school and finds acceptance with school friend, Louis..
At the heart of Catherine Chidgey’s extraordinary new novel is an enigmatic voice that tells the story of German families caught up in a nation’s dream.It’s 1939. Two children watch as their parents become immersed in the puzzling mechanisms of power. Sieglinde lives in the affluent ignorance of middle-class Berlin, her father a censor who cuts pro..
A mother's guide to using Baby Massage, Relaxation & Pelvic Floor Strengthening.Baby massage is a great way to relieve some of the symptoms as well as help you calm down and bond with your baby. I hope some of the techniques I talk about in this book help you to bond and/or relieve your baby from any discomfort they might be experiencing. Being..
A collection of essays pertaining to Māori teaching, learning, place, history, and literature.Ko te uhi o tēnei pukapuka Te Mauri o Te Whare he mea hanga, he mea whakarite kia aro ki te takoto, piri tahi ki ngā kōrero o tua, ki ngā kōrero o tēnei ao kikokiko. Ko ngā wāhanga katoa o tēnei uhi he rite tōna āhua ki te tīpuna whare. Ko te whakaara mai ..
This book celebrates and reflects on what it takes to build a dynamic community of Māori scholars.It is the story of the community that was purposefully nurtured through the Māori and Indigenous Graduate Enhancement programme (MAI) and the International Indigenous Writing retreats organised by Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga, Aotearoa New Zealand’s Māori ..
This book brings together work by national and international scholars committed to honouring and building on the work of a passionate educator and lifelong advocate for children: Professor Anne Smith.The authors take inspiration from her research, policy and advocacy work, including its international reach and its lasting influence to address..
Social studies education plays a critical role in developing young people as active and engaged citizens in uncertain, complex times. This edited collection presents the latest research, ideas and practice in the social studies learning area in Aotearoa New Zealand. The writers challenge educators and policy makers to think deeply about the purpose..
While on holiday with her husband in Queensland, Kathy Brooks experiences an episode of ‘time transition’. She wakes to find herself with some of her future family, ninety years ahead of her time. Meeting her ninety-year-old granddaughter, seen a week ago aged eight months, is disconcerting, but there is far worse to come. Kathy learns that in..
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 ..
New York, summer of 2007. The Iraq War still rages. Domestic terror threats abound. The iPhone is about to launch. But the biggest story is straight bananas flooding the city, overtaking crack and heroin. Rich or poor, no one can resist peelin’ straight. Is it a plot? Immigrants are being rounded up. Fifth Avenue parties become brawls. Paranoia rul..
This book won the New Zealand Ashton Wylie 2016 Mind, Body, Spirit Literary Award! Described by the judges convenor Adonia Wylie, as an outstanding body of work from within the genre.The judging panel of AWCT trustee Adonia Wylie, author Keith Hill and journalist Mike Alexander were unanimous in their overall choice of the winning book. At the pres..