A paraplegic since the age of four, Eamon found ways to give his wheelchair wings. He became the number one seed in the Kiwi men’s wheelchair tennis rankings, and represented his country on the men’s wheelchair basketball team, travelling the world. But that was in a safe, predictable team setting. He wanted more.At twenty-eight, he set off on an e.. More
Those who laid the foundations of New Zealand’s Unitarian movement, most of whom came from the United Kingdom, argued strongly that all religious claims must be open to critical examination and review, with the individual conscience the final judge. Among those who had a large role, note especially William Jellie who was the first minister of the A.. More
Rosie is a gifted, teenage, classical musician. After a sheltered childhood, she leaves home to take a place at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music in London. Once in the big city she is swept into the life of one of the world’s most notorious and flamboyant rock stars, Harry Quinn. Through their relationship she finds herself in a place where m.. More
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.. More
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.. More
"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.. More
An easy to follow guide to giving up smoking.Knowledge is the real power behind battles conquered and this is no different for when you are wanting to stop smoking.By understanding how addiction works, you will end up sitting in the boss’s seat and confidently manage your entire journey through the withdrawals and freeing yourself from addictive sm.. More
1983. Post-colonial Africa is a place that attracts men with an eye for the main chance.A cargo jet secretly departs a bush airstrip carrying the bullion reserves of an African Republic; the company’s chairman promises the crew a generous gratuity, and a crewmember’s family held hostage by corrupt army officers has been released. What can possibly .. More
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.. More
Chief executives and senior managers can make a significant difference to strategic change outcomes when governance and leadership is done right. However, identifying issues when change is being done wrong isn’t easy and these issues can often come as a surprise to managers. Determining where to begin when trying to get change back on track can oft.. More
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.. More
New Zealand agriculture has seen huge changes in the period from the end of WWII to the 2000 Millennium. Mechanisation, new products, new plants and animals, and changing financial fortunes. Technical and management changes on farms and political and economic influences off it. Horses were replaced by tractors and trucks, haystacks by barns and bal.. More
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.. More
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.. More
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
“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 .. More
Mental illness is not just in your head: your body can cause it too.
The author writes of her experience of depression and mental illness disclosing her own dysfunctional life and then freedom from it through New Zealand mental health medications, chiropractic treatment, self awareness, self love, and moving on from negative environments.
Everyone has a personal and individual Dream which involves their own interests, what they are looking for, and what they might find.
Faye dreamed of freedom. Freedom to follow her own agenda. Freedom to fulfil her wanderlust within the limits of a fixed income. Freedom from other people’s expectations.
What is your Dream?
Is it your Reality?
Lindsay Hay was the commercial-industrial guy at Century 21 for twelve years, covering the Nelson-Marlborough area of New Zealand. Over that period, folk would chat to him about their financial investments. They often said things like, “Fixed interest is so disappointing! It’s taxed at source and inflation eats into the capital I’ve inves.. More
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.. More
Sky Full of Stars is the culmination of a promise made to my granddaughter to create a book of letters from her great, great grandfather, Harold Musson. He wrote almost daily to his wife from the trenches of France during The Great War.Little did I know what that promise had in store for me, that I would become penpals with a man who was long dead... More
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.. More
Depression is a problem for many people in New Zealand, affecting approximately one in ten Kiwis.
This book focuses on my personal experience with depression and strategies I have used to manage it.
It is my hope that by reading this book, anyone who is struggling with depression can use the strategies I have outlined to improve their lives and .. More
The (almost) true story of a man Called Jack is about my father, John Frederick Lingard Fowlds. I decided to write this as a fictionalized memoir, combining the genres of fiction and memoir. By altering names and events, I could write about my family as ‘other’, enabling me to write more objectively of the personal events involved. The story r.. More