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 ..
‘There was a ship’, quoth he...
The ship was the ice-capable vessel, the Spirit of Enderby, and aboard were Gareth Morgan and 50 others, bound on a 30-day sea voyage to Our Far South – through the Southern Ocean, via the subantarctic islands and all the way down to Scott Base in Antarctica. With some of New Zealand’s ..
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..
The past few years have seen a quiet, relatively well behaved, and entirely legal revolution in Aotearoa: the growth of a thriving Commons of works made available under Creative Commons open copyright licences.
A Quiet Revolution tells Kiwi stories as diverse as open source houses, teachers banding together to share resources, government depart..
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..
Here is a book to inspire, inform, and guide action researchers and enhance the quality and effectiveness of their projects. It provides a practical guide for practitioners who are undertaking research in their own workplaces. There are frameworks for planning and developing action research projects along with practical examples. These examples ..
The first new edition since 1987 of the prize-winning debut novel by the acclaimed author of The Vintner’s Luck, Wake, and other New Zealand classics.
First published on Armistice Day 1987, After Z-Hour was acclaimed by reviewers including Margaret Mahy and Keri Hulme, and won the PEN Award for Best First Book of Prose.
Devonport naval base, 1962. her husband away at sea, Sophie Flynn's life is becoming rather complicated. She has two children to nurture, the captain's wife to minister to, her wayward sister to keep an eye on, and an elderly neighbour to nurse. And then she falls in love with the commodore... "A romance with a dash of feminism, a d..
If we don’t have the past in mind, it is merely history. If we do, it is still part of the present. Esther’s grandparents first meet at a church dance in London in 1947. Stephen, a shy young Kiwi, has left to practise pharmacy on the other side of the world. Eva has grown up English, with no memory of the Jewish family who sent their little gi..
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..
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..
Geoff Cochrane is the author of numerous highly regarded collections of poems and two novels. In 2009 he was awarded the Janet Frame Prize for Poetry, and in 2010 the inaugural Nigel Cox Unity Books Award. Astonished Dice collects his two slim volumes of short stories, originally published in limited editions, the early novella ‘Quest Clin..
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex and increasingly prevalent condition which most educators will encounter during their career. This book aims to help teachers and other education professionals provide for children and young people with ASD at all levels of education.This is not a compilation of academic research but an evidence-based pra..
Cynthia can understand how Anahera feels just by looking at her body.Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen. Her striking fitness instructor, Anahera, is ready to throw in the towel on her job and marriage. With stolen money and a dog in tow they run away and buy ‘Baby’, an old boat docked in the Bay of Isl..
“We need to have an export trade mentality to fund a high standard of living for our citizens. To do this we need to start to grow new enterprises utilising the capabilities of high growth entrepreneurs. This book gives excellent tips and examples of what is required to achieve this worthy goal for our fabulous country.” &..
There is no better time than now for you and your family member with a disability to start imagining and building a more fulfilling life. Believing in Better will help you to make that life a reality.Believing in Better provides you with the tools and the encouragement you need to take the steps towards a more positive future for your family, from ..
The usual approaches to classroom relationships are either teacher-centred or student-centred. This book breaks new ground in its exploration of relationship-centred classrooms.In relationship-centred classrooms, the teacher and the student are equally important. That shifts the focus to the quality of their interaction and whether it is supporting..
These two books cover the author’s travels and experiences in Tibet, over a seven month period, between 1936-7. He writes of his instruction in the spiritual, mystical and healing arts under the tutelage of his teacher Geshi Rimpoche and various other Tibetan Masters. Both out of print for over 40 years until republished in 2006. Now for the first ..
With an Edwardian twist on The Tempest, and all the surprising, earthy and magical qualities of her bestseller The Vintner’s Luck, Knox’s equally irresistible new novel is set on the remote, divided Scottish island of Kissack and Skilling, one half of which looks historically and geographically towards Catholic Ireland, the other tow..
‘Bird North is a striking first collection of stories from a writer who has zeroed in on his subject and delivered an intense, necessary book.’—Damien Wilkins
Breton Dukes stands in the great tradition of New Zealand writers—Frank Sargeson, Maurice Duggan, Owen Marshall—who have looked at men’s ..
‘Black November’ details New Zealand’s worst public health crisis, and its worst natural disaster. Over 8,500 New Zealanders died from influenza and pneumonia in just six weeks in 1918 when the country was swept by the so-called ‘Spanish’ influenza pandemic. Nearly a quarter of the victims were Maori, who died at seven times the death rate of Europ..
"I love the writing: the honesty of it, the search that is always there, the courage to face hard truths and at the same time imagine others’ lives with compassion." Elizabeth Smither"A Hungarian exile of 1956 with a gift for poetry reflects on a Budapest childhood during World War Two. A complex family spanning the spectrum of Jews, peasants and u..