New Zealand (398)

A Changing Land: Sir Donald McLean's Maraekakaho

ISBN: 9780992247607

Author: Alan Scarfe    Publisher: Fraser Books

There has never been a New Zealand book like A Changing Land before. The first two sections tell the story of the development of Hawke's Bay's 'Maraekakaho', on...


There has never been a New Zealand book like A Changing Land before. The first two sections tell the story of the development of Hawke's Bay's 'Maraekakaho', one of the country's largest and most iconic sheep and cattle stations which was established by Sir Donald McLean and, then, his son Sir Douglas McLean. Sir Donald played a prominent role in 19th century New Zealand as the government's chief land purchase commissioner and then as a cabinet minister. Sir Douglas, a major runholder by any standards, devoted much of his life to building an international reputation for Maraekakaho's sheep, cattle and horse studs. Early in the 20th century, in response to the Liberal Government's determination to 'break up' the large estates, he began selling significant parts of the run. The equally fascinating final section of A Changing Land traces how much of 'Maraekakaho' has evolved into a varied patchwork of cropping farms, vineyards, smallholdings, olive groves, alpaca farms and tree plantations over the last century. 'Maraekakaho' - then and now - has touched the lives of many hundreds of Hawke's Bay families; and the story of the McLeans' development of the great run will be of interest to all those - academics and general public - fascinated by the country's social and farming history.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 516


Tags: Biography   History   New Zealand
$55.00
Landfall 230

ISBN: 9781877578915

Publisher: Otago University Press

Landfall is a place, a mythic place, a piece of valuable cultural estate, consistently representing over time the robust heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand arts a...


Landfall is a place, a mythic place, a piece of valuable cultural estate, consistently representing over time the robust heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand arts and letters. Landfall 230 maintains the momentum, keeps the flag flying, and acts as a compass to home ground. The cover signals a turn in geopolitics and Maroi land rights revisited, with Emily Karaka's colourful landscape painting of Tamaki Makaurau-Auckland as disputed territory, while inside, Landfall 230 proves to be a strongly multicultural issue, reflecting the diversity and energy of contemporary New Zealand writing, with contributions by, among others, writers of Mexican, Samoan, Rotuman, Chinese, Irish and Indian backgrounds.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 165 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 30-11-2015


$30.00
Olivia Spencer Bower

ISBN: 9781927145074

Author: Julie King    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

"I paint for myself. That's the only way. For when you paint to please it's not the honest thing and inhibits the chances of discovery, because there's no point...


"I paint for myself. That's the only way. For when you paint to please it's not the honest thing and inhibits the chances of discovery, because there's no point in writing or painting unless you make your own discoveries." Olivia Spencer Bower wrote those words near the end of an almost six-decade career as one of New Zealand's finest and best-loved artists. Born in England, she initially came to New Zealand reluctantly but learned to call this country home and to cherish its landscape, particularly in the South Island. She was a superb watercolourist, but worked in a wide variety of media and was always keen to experiment and remained open to new ideas. Outwardly sociable, hospitable and colourful, the friend of artists from Rita Angus to Colin McCahon, she remained a private, thoughtful person. Her conviction that artists should have the freedom and opportunity to make their own discoveries led to the establishment of her art award, an ongoing legacy to subsequent generations in New Zealand. In this, the first book to consider Olivia Spencer Bower's life and work, art historian Julie King offers, through a lively and impeccably researched text and a selection of watercolours, paintings, drawings, prints and illustrations, a superb evocation of one of the most engaging and vital artists this country has produced.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 240 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2015


$49.99
The New Zealand Property Guide

ISBN: 9780473312220

Author: Lisa Dudson    Publisher: Rock Your Life

The New Zealand Property Guide is a great resource for both those considering property for the first time and those that have been investing for a while. There ...


The New Zealand Property Guide is a great resource for both those considering property for the first time and those that have been investing for a while. There are many things that help an investor increase their chances of success. This practical hype-free book is full of information that will help you understand: Why property is such a great investment How property makes money for you The mindset you need to be successful How to set clear goals The various property strategies and how they each may work for you The ins and outs of tax and structures The risks involved and how to mitigate them How leverage works and how you fund your investments The legal process and what due diligence you need to do How to manage your property to ensure you get great long term results And most importantly how to understand the numbers and maximise the profits you can make The New Zealand Property Guide also has real life stories from ten very different property investors including: How and why they got started What worked for them and what didn't What they did Their advise to others


Bind: paperback


Pages: 213


Dimensions: 150 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2015


$39.95
Harbour

ISBN: 9781877578335

Publisher: Otago University Press

For three years Alastair Grant travelled the great inland harbours of the west coast of the North Island creating a photographic record of these fascinating and...


For three years Alastair Grant travelled the great inland harbours of the west coast of the North Island creating a photographic record of these fascinating and under-appreciated regions, trying to capture their atmosphere and a feel for the people who live and work around them. The harbours are drowned river valleys. They differ greatly in size, but share a similar climate with prevailing westerly winds. They are all tidal. They were settled by Māori following the great migration in the 13th and 14th centuries and have played significant roles in Māori history. To this day, marae dot their shores. The large number of shipwrecks around the entrances and within the harbours bears witness to their importance as centres of commerce and trade in earlier times, particularly following the arrival of Europeans in the early to mid-19th century. The Manukau and Porirua harbours support large urban populations and commercial activities on their shores, while the others are less populated and more remote, popular for holidays and little known by outsiders.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 288 x 215 mm


$80.00 $50.00
Bonsai Growing in New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473333355

Author: Beverley Van    Publisher: Beverley Van

The art of growing and tending for bonsai has been known for many hundreds of years in Eastern countries. But it is only in comparatively recent times that bons...


The art of growing and tending for bonsai has been known for many hundreds of years in Eastern countries. But it is only in comparatively recent times that bonsai have come to be grown in practically every part of the world. Today with almost daily advances in technology, it is reassuring ti know that there are still pursuits that can provide an opportunity for people to get away form the stresses of everyday life. Bonsai is one of them. You may be an absolute beginner or you could have been working on your bonsai for some time. Whichever the case, the hope that this book will help you to avoid some of the pitfalls encountered in earlier days. No matter if you grow six or sixty bonsai you will find that growing and developing your bonsai will give you great satisfaction and a renewed awareness of the beauty of nature.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 170


Dimensions: 212 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2015


$49.99
Sociocultural Realities: Exploring New Horizons

ISBN: 9781927145722

Authors: Angus Macfarlane, Sonja Macfarlane, Melinda Webber    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

‘Sociocultural Realities: Exploring new horizons’ examines sociocultural approaches in the education sector, from early childhood to tertiary. With few publ...


‘Sociocultural Realities: Exploring new horizons’ examines sociocultural approaches in the education sector, from early childhood to tertiary. With few publications covering such a range, there is a common struggle to gain a better understanding of the impact of social and cultural discourses on learning and teaching; this book aims to encourage the discussion and application of the theory and practice by researchers, policy-makers and teacher educators in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and elsewhere. The evolution of sociocultural theory is illustrated, and its links to cultural diversity across these three geographically distinct settings are shared. By way of a range of personal experiences, and some innovative research that showcases sociocultural theory in practice, the book offers practical examples for educators to employ in today’s diverse learning contexts. Three key messages recur: the importance of people working in partnership, the worthiness of protecting diversity and uniqueness, and the significance of participation as an enabler of success. ‘Sociocultural Realities: Exploring new horizons’ is a reference for teachers, special education advisors, psychologists, university lecturers and paraprofessionals.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2015


$45.00
Unearthly Landscapes

ISBN: 9781927322185

Author: Stephen Deed    Publisher: Otago University Press

By the nineteenth century the ancient urban churchyards of Britain, burdened with generations of dead, were unable to cope with rising numbers of corpses. Parti...


By the nineteenth century the ancient urban churchyards of Britain, burdened with generations of dead, were unable to cope with rising numbers of corpses. Partially decomposed bodies were regularly disinterred and dumped in pits to free up room for the newly dead. Fears about the danger to public health eventually put an end to the urban churchyard burial grounds, and by the time settlers set sail for New Zealand large ‘modern’ cemeteries were being established on the edges of towns and cities. Migrants therefore brought with them a range of burial practices. The land they arrived in already had a long tradition of Māori burial ritual and places, which would be transformed by this contact with the European world. The migrants’ own traditions were adapted to their new environment and society, creating burial places unique to New Zealand. Today, old cemeteries dot the countryside, but are often ignored. Yet the resting places of the dead are a reflection of the life of the surrounding community, and New Zealand’s early cemeteries have fascinating stories to tell. In this beautifully written and illustrated book, Stephen Deed sets out to reconnect the historic cemeteries we see today with the history of this country and its people.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 200 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2015


Tags: History   New Zealand
$50.00
Sleepy Kiwi

ISBN: 9780473330279

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Tikitibu NZ

Science shows that baby's eyes are drawn to strong contrasting colours. This black and white book with solid, friendly graphics is designed especially for newbo...


Science shows that baby's eyes are drawn to strong contrasting colours. This black and white book with solid, friendly graphics is designed especially for newborns and infants. Kiwi are a very special and rare nocturnal bird, native to New Zealand. The perfect character to juxtapose the erratic sleep patterns of a newborn baby. * From #1 Best Selling New Zealand author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi series of books. * A newborn baby sees only in black and white and shades of grey. Nerve cells in their retina and brain that control vision are not fully developed. the simple graphics and solid black and white are ideal for this stage of development. * Encourages the practice of reading to your child from birth. The book is a large, thick board book, matte laminated for a soft, cleanable finish. Created entirely in a black and white modern illustration style.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 20


Dimensions: 200 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2015


$19.99
Stewart Island Rakiura National Park

ISBN: 9781927322352

Author: Neville Peat    Publisher: Otago University Press

Stewart Island is an increasingly popular holiday destination for eco-tourism and outdoor recreation, with many bush walks and a wealth of natural features to e...


Stewart Island is an increasingly popular holiday destination for eco-tourism and outdoor recreation, with many bush walks and a wealth of natural features to enjoy. Neville Peat introduces the attractions of the island - what to see and do, its walks and tramps, its national park, wildlife, history and magnificent scenery. This new edition has been completely revised and redesigned including band new maps, making it the perfect visitor guide.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 72


Dimensions: 170 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2015


$19.95
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