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A Great Social Experiment : The story of Licensing Trusts in New Zealand

ISBN: 9780994136022

Author: Bernard Teahan    Publisher: Fraser Books

Licensing Trusts are a uniquely New Zealand concept now over 70 years old. Sometimes maligned, they have quietly pursued enhancing and supporting their communit...


Licensing Trusts are a uniquely New Zealand concept now over 70 years old. Sometimes maligned, they have quietly pursued enhancing and supporting their communities with annual donations of many millions; and generated through their businesses, community assets worth $350million. They have achieved much. A Great Social Experiment tells the story of their achievements and failures: why in communities like Invercargill, Mataura, Masterton, West Auckland and Flaxmere they are greatly valued, and why in others they have withered. It explains how two remarkable men in the 1940s, Peter Fraser, Prime Minister, and Rex Mason, Minister of Justice, conceived how communities may take control of the sale of alcohol, generate profits to provide much needed hotel accommodation; and through community support donations, a dividend to enhance their community’s well-being. This is a story told from the inside. Bernard Teahan worked for many years amongst Licensing Trusts and does not gloss over the inglorious failures. Yet, for all these, the success rate has been remarkable compared to the alternative structure of private enterprise. Outstanding people dedicated extraordinary time and commitment to making their Licensing Trust successful, thus proving the spirit of community continues to endure and endear throughout the ages. A Great Social Experiment’s extensive research lays a challenge: community ownership of trading enterprises provides an alternative to globalisation, and are an important vehicle for the 21st century. The Author Bernard Teahan worked for 30 years as Chief Executive of Licensing Trusts, primarily Masterton and Trust House Limited, but also at one time managed eight Trusts. Qualified as a chartered accountant, he holds two Masters degrees from Massey University and a PhD from Victoria University. During his time managing Trusts, they earned respect as innovators and prudent generators of community wealth.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 163 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 14-07-2017


$39.50
DUE > 24th Jul 2017
The Face of Nature

ISBN: 9781927322383

Author: Jonathan West    Publisher: Otago University Press

Bounded by the wild waves of the Pacific on the east, and the more sheltered harbour on the west, the Otago Peninsula is a remarkable landscape. Today a habita...


Bounded by the wild waves of the Pacific on the east, and the more sheltered harbour on the west, the Otago Peninsula is a remarkable landscape. Today a habitat for a diverse array of wildlife including albatrosses, penguins and seals, the Peninsula has undergone dramatic changes since it first attracted human settlement. In The Face of Nature: An environmental history of the Otago Peninsula Jonathan West explores what people and place made of one another from the arrival of the first Polynesians until the end of the nineteenth century. The Peninsula has always been one of the places in Otago most important to Māori. In 1844 they reluctantly agreed to split it with the British, but the land Māori retained has remained at the core of their history in the region. The British settlers divided their part of the Peninsula into small farms whose owners transformed it from native forest into cow country that fed a booming Dunedin – at that point New Zealand’s leading commercial city. This rigorously researched, beautifully illustrated local history documents the rapid environmental change that ensued, which went far beyond the transformation from forest to farm, to the loss of birds, the exhaustion of inshore fisheries, eruptions of pests and weeds, enormous sand-blows, and huge and sometimes sudden landslides. The speed and scope of change driven by human occupation of the Peninsula were summed up in 1901 by George Malcolm Thomson, natural scientist and historian. In just 50 years, he said, ‘the whole face of Nature is altered’. Already, alongside pride in what they had made of the Peninsula, settlers felt remorse for the losses they had caused. The Face of Nature incorporates a rich array of maps, paintings and photographs to illustrate the making – and unmaking – of this unique landscape. In doing so it illustrates why the Otago Peninsula is an ideal location through which to understand the larger environmental history of these islands.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 388


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 05-12-2017


$59.95
DUE > 11th Dec 2017
The Matter of Parihaka

ISBN: 9780994130433

Author: Edmund Bohan    Publisher: Lucano

In the aftermath of the invasion of Parihaka in November 1881, Inspector Patrick O’Rorke is appointed by the government to investigate allegations of police b...


In the aftermath of the invasion of Parihaka in November 1881, Inspector Patrick O’Rorke is appointed by the government to investigate allegations of police brutality laid by the influential Maori politician Hoani Te Pae. Before he leaves Christchurch for Wellington to begin, O’Rorke is called to the house of the well-to-do Albert Howard, following the seemingly routine theft of a valuable item from his collection. Undeterred by the hostility and obstruction of the Wellington police to his Parihaka investigation, and the fact that he finds himself increasingly becoming a pawn in a battle between two warring political factions, O’Rorke is determined to get to the bottom of the incident. And when Albert Howard is murdered, he uncovers a chilling link between the two enquiries. Edmund Bohan’s Inspector O’Rorke novel is set, like the others, in a vividly re-created colonial New Zealand. A skillfully woven blend of fact and fiction, it takes its protagonist from an elegant Thorndon mansion to the fetid slums of Ghuznee Street, from a downtown bordello to the houses of Parliament in a compellingly told tale of political and personal intrigue. AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY Edmund Bohan An accomplished biographer and novelist, Edmund Bohan was a finalist in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 1995 and again in 1999. His O’Rorke series of historical novels includes The Opawa Affair, The Dancing Man, The Matter of Parihaka, The Irish Yankee, A Present for the Czar and The Lost Taonga. A seventh, A Suitable Time for Vengeance is forthcoming in October this year. An honours graduate from the University of Canterbury, Bohan has 18 published titles and has also written and published historical non-fiction, given radio talks, written short stories and numerous articles. For 25 years he was one New Zealand’s most successful singers in Britain.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 152 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 15-07-2017


$35.00
DUE > 24th Jul 2017
Floating Islanders

ISBN: 9781988531076

Author: Lisa Warrington    Publisher: Otago University Press

'We float – we’re not based in one place – we’re floating Islanders. I always come back to theatre, theatre is my first home.’ – Makerita Urale Thi...


'We float – we’re not based in one place – we’re floating Islanders. I always come back to theatre, theatre is my first home.’ – Makerita Urale This book celebrates 30 years of Pasifika theatre in Aotearoa/New Zealand. Pacific Underground, Pacific Theatre, The Laughing Samoans, The Conch, The Naked Samoans, Kila Kokonut Krew – the distinctive style and themes of Pasifika theatre have been developed by many individuals and theatre companies in New Zealand. Authors Lisa Warrington and David O’Donnell have interviewed over 30 theatre practitioners to tell the story of Pasifika theatre in Aotearoa from 1984 to 2015. This lively book showcases playwrights, directors and performers whose heritage lies in Samoa, Niue, Fiji, Tonga, Tokelau and the Cook Islands. Extracts from the interviews are threaded throughout the book, providing often entertaining insights into their history and creative practice. While the immigrant experience of living in two worlds is often seen as troubled, the authors suggest that this ‘in-between-ness’ has been turned to advantage in Pasifika theatre to create a unique and often subversive performance phenomenon. Not only is Pasifika theatre a success story within the performing arts in New Zealand, it is also an intriguing case study of migrant theatre that has international resonance.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 284


Dimensions: 155 x 235 mm


Publication Date: 13-11-2017


$39.95
DUE > 15th Nov 2017
Railway Houses of New Zealand

ISBN: 9780908573950

Author: Bruce Shalders    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

The previously untold story of New Zealand’s iconic railway houses, of which more than 3,700 are dotted around the New Zealand landscape. As New Zealand Railw...


The previously untold story of New Zealand’s iconic railway houses, of which more than 3,700 are dotted around the New Zealand landscape. As New Zealand Railways pushed the rail network about New Zealand, opening new country for development, a challenge presented itself to house railwaymen in country areas where infrastructure didn’t exist or was newly formed. Railways only alternative was to construct houses for their employees. Initially part of the Public Works Department responsibilities, eventually an Architectural Branch within New Zealand Railways was formed under George Troup. This development lead to new designs of railway houses, a design that was to become symbolic in the New Zealand landscape. To manufacture these houses, Railways set up a sawmill and special factory in Frankton, kit-setting houses, delivering them by rail as parts packs and ultimately erecting them about the country. As well as far-flung reaches of the railway system, Railways ended up developing “model” railway settlements at places as diverse as Otahuhu, Newmarket, Frankton, TeKuiti, Taumarunui, Ohakune, Taihape, Palmerston North, Napier, Eastown, Kaiwharawhara, Christchurch, Arthur’s Pass, Otira, Dunedin and other places around the country. These houses were supplemented in later years by newer designs. This book covers the housing scheme, sawmill and house factory, the railway settlements, the maintenance programme, the house numbering system, and as a railwayman and his family, what it was like living in a railway house, and how railway families interacted socially, often located in distant isolation from towns and cities. The book closes with Government’s exit from railway house ownership in the 1990s and a chapter on the railway house survivors that have been lovingly restored by current owners. Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era and current day. Railway houses and the nearby railway environment where they were located are extensively featured.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 142


Dimensions: 273 x 213 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 04-09-2017


$49.99
DUE > 4th Sep 2017
Kuwi's Kitchen : Kiwi Kids Cookbook

ISBN: 9780994136435

Author: Kat Merewether    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

From #1 Best selling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series, Kat Merewether. Following on from the hugely popular ‘Kuwi’s F...


From #1 Best selling and award-winning author and illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series, Kat Merewether. Following on from the hugely popular ‘Kuwi’s First Egg’, ‘Kuwi’s Huhu Hunt’ and ‘Kuwi’s Very Shiny Bum’ books. Kuwi’s Kitchen - Kiwi Kids Cookbook is a creative way to get kids into making their own fun, well balanced, healthy lunches, and cooking easy meals. This cookbook is filled with yummy, authentic, easy-to-make recipes. Gorgeous classic Kuwi the Kiwi style illustrations will entice kids to create their own wholesome, seasonal and fun recipes. This book is the perfect tool for parents looking for fun projects to do with their children while teaching them how to cook, make their own lunches, and eat healthily and sustainably.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 76


Dimensions: 250 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2017


$24.99
DUE > 9th Oct 2017
Unquiet Time : Aotearoa/New Zealand in a fast-changing world

ISBN: 9780994136015

Author: Colin James    Publisher: Fraser Books

In Unquiet Time, Colin James describes a world in disorder as it rebalances politically, economically and demographically; a technology that is changing the way...


In Unquiet Time, Colin James describes a world in disorder as it rebalances politically, economically and demographically; a technology that is changing the way we live and ‘work’ and globalising us in new ways; looming environmental limits, climate change and biosecurity and pandemic threats; a need for new thinking; and likely major shocks. This is habitat tiny Aotearoa/New Zealand must navigate as it goes into the 2020s. Much has changed since the last big social and policy upheaval in the 1980s, in the way this country conducts itself internationally, in its bicultural makeup turning multicultural, in its management and mismanagement of a unique but threatened natural environment, in its economy and in its now unequal society. There are many challenges but also many opportunities in this highly attractive place. Who will we be? Unquiet Time poses the questions and suggests some answers. The Author Colin James is a journalist who has specialised in politics and policy since 1969. He has written six books and many chapters in books and papers, given many briefings to business, not-for-profits and government agencies, including future projections, and has contributed to many conferences at home and abroad. This book brings together what he has learnt from that. He is a senior associate of the Institute for Governance and Policy Studies, has an honorary doctorate from Victoria University of Wellington, is a fellow of the Institute of Public Administration and is a life member of the Parliamentary Press Gallery and the E Tu Union.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 163 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 10-07-2017


$39.50
DUE > 10th Jul 2017
The Dirtyland : The Art of Brian M Viveros

ISBN: 9780996135108

Author: Andrew Hosner    Publisher: Gingko Press

Brian M. Viveros paints dangerous women. Often depicted helmeted and smoking, they sport bandages as if they had just been in a fight and won. This first ever m...


Brian M. Viveros paints dangerous women. Often depicted helmeted and smoking, they sport bandages as if they had just been in a fight and won. This first ever monograph on this talented self-taught artist allows us to enter his fantasy world where women are sexy and powerful and men are nowhere to be seen. From his first group exhibition 20 years ago where his work was exhibited alongside the likes of H.R. Giger and Eric Stanton, his reputation among the art community and collectors alike has continued to grow. Dirtyland documents eighteen years of his work including over 100 full-page reproductions of his classic paintings, in-depth essays, an interview with the artist, behind the scenes photographs and much more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 230 x 304 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2017


$89.99
DUE > 30th Sep 2017
Makers Ware

ISBN: 9781584236672

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Gingko Press

An understated tome, Makers Ware quietly speaks to the power and beauty of handmade tableware that is simultaneously utilitarian and artistic. The makers in thi...


An understated tome, Makers Ware quietly speaks to the power and beauty of handmade tableware that is simultaneously utilitarian and artistic. The makers in this volume deftly hone clay, wood and glass with great respect for natural forms and the elemental properties of the materials themselves. The tabletop becomes a work of art once bedecked with the textures, colors and shapes of these talented craftspeople, who hail from the backwoods of Maine to Norway, China, Japan and beyond. Interviews with the creators are accompanied by impeccable photography of their wares, local environment and private workshops.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 153 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 10-08-2017


$65.00
DUE > 31st Oct 2017
The Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog

ISBN: 9781584236559

Authors: Eugene O'Neill, Mark Andresen    Publisher: Gingko Press

Those who have suffered the loss of a long-lived canine companion may take some solace in the classic prose poem by Eugene O’Neill – The Last Will and Testa...


Those who have suffered the loss of a long-lived canine companion may take some solace in the classic prose poem by Eugene O’Neill – The Last Will and Testament of an Extremely Distinguished Dog. Here, the poem, written from the point of view of O’Neill’s beloved Dalmatian Blemie, is accompanied by Mark Andresen’s equally sympathetic illustrations of dogs of various breeds. This illustrated eulogy is a balm for anyone who’s recently lost their dog, or a perfect gift for a friend in their time of loss. Andresen’s original drawings along with the words of America’s only Nobel Prize-winning playwright are a perfect match.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 16


Dimensions: 134 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 14-08-2017


$21.99
DUE > 31st Oct 2017
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