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New Releases (29)
Kalimpong Kids - The New Zealand Story in Pictures
In the early 20th century, 130 young Anglo-Indians were sent to New Zealand in an organised immigration scheme from Kalimpong, in the Darjeeling district of Ind...
In the early 20th century, 130 young Anglo-Indians were sent to New Zealand in an organised immigration scheme from Kalimpong, in the Darjeeling district of India. They were the mixed-race children of British tea planters and local women, and were placed as workers with New Zealand families from the Far North to Southland. Their settlement in New Zealand was the initiative of a Scottish Presbyterian missionary, the Rev Dr John Anderson Graham, who aimed to ‘rescue’ and provide a home and an education for children whose opportunities would have been limited in the country of their birth. Jane McCabe is the granddaughter of Lorna Peters, who arrived with a group from Kalimpong in 1921. Jane is one of many hundreds of descendants now spread throughout New Zealand. Most grew up with little or no knowledge of their parent’s Indian heritage. The story of interracial relationships, institutionalisation – and the sense of abandonment that often resulted – was rarely spoken of. But since the 1980s increasing numbers have been researching their hidden histories. In the process, extraordinary personal stories and many fabulous photographs have come to light. Jane McCabe here tells this compelling and little-known New Zealand story, in pictures.
Dimensions: 203 x 230 mm
Stay strong in adversity, and laugh the socks off the many absurdities of life. Frances was born in the Wairarapa, New Zealand, in 1948—a post-war baby-boomer...
Stay strong in adversity, and laugh the socks off the many absurdities of life. Frances was born in the Wairarapa, New Zealand, in 1948—a post-war baby-boomer. She was raised in Northland. Her varied careers have included bun-running, journalism, radio presentation and tour leading. Her dad always said she was of Spanish descent—something about the Spanish Armada sinking off the Cornwall coast, sailors who swam ashore, and the rest (as they say) is history! She has lived in the USA, and has travelled to Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain, Portugal and Morocco, to name a few. Her heart races every time she hears a Latin beat. This love of all things South American drove her to learn Spanish, dance the rumba and the samba, sample pisco sours and devour Latin American history. This reflective look at Frances’ journey through life contains hearty helpings of humour. REVIEWS “ Never a dull moment! Those words must’ve been spoken over Frances Hall the day she was born. Because, in a world littered with well-meaning people who bore their friends to death, Frances has always done the exact opposite. Especially to those of us who’ve wandered the road with her. Full of fun, and sometimes mad as a meat-axe, she’s made the most of an overflowing (and by no means easy-peasy) life.” John Cooney, publisher Grapevine Magazine “Scatterlogical Wisdom is a delight to read. Frances Hall has written about her life with humour and grace, in a way that embraces how messy and unpredictable real-life can be.” Karen McMillan, author
Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm
Publication Date: 05-05-2020
Be Your Own Boss and Succeed
You want to be your own boss? What are the key factors determining whether or not you will succeed? Test your business sense by ranking yourself against seven k...
You want to be your own boss? What are the key factors determining whether or not you will succeed? Test your business sense by ranking yourself against seven key qualities. If you can give yourself a tick for each of these then you deserve to take on business ownership with confidence. Many owners do not understand these qualities and regrettably join the 50% of businesses that fail in their first five years. Two seemingly identical businesses start. Why does one succeed and the other fail? What does it mean when an owner has good business sense? Some small businesses perform well ahead of their competitors. Their owners come from a wide range of educational backgrounds (some minimal), technical skills, ages and experience but the businesses stand out because these owners share seven qualities. Many potential owners are reluctant to step from wage earner to business owner because they perceive the challenges are overwhelming. They are intimidated by the jargon and complexities that may confront them. If they bring key personal qualities to the business then the path to success will not be as complicated as it may seem.
Dimensions: 150 x 210 mm
Publication Date: 30-04-2020
Te Wheke Pathways Across Oceania
Te wheke means octopus in te reo Maori. For many cultures the Pacific Ocean, this resourceful, adventurous creature is a symbol of early voyages from the Polyne...
Te wheke means octopus in te reo Maori. For many cultures the Pacific Ocean, this resourceful, adventurous creature is a symbol of early voyages from the Polynesian homelands of Hawaiki. In Aotearoa New Zealand, conventional art history tells the stories of art that ties us to Britain and Europe. This book looks in a different direction - from the Pacific outwards. Te Wheke features a selection of excellent examples of art from Aotearoa and the Pacific, each with a short text opening up conversations about the journeys, tensions and connections that shape Oceania's past, present and future.
Publication Date: 24-04-2020
Bookworms derive great pleasure from the simple act of reading. But what happens when a book is old or damaged and no longer in a fit state to be read? Through ...
Bookworms derive great pleasure from the simple act of reading. But what happens when a book is old or damaged and no longer in a fit state to be read? Through 20 do-it-yourself projects, Upcycling Books: Decorative Objects gives your tattered friends a new lease on life. With simple techniques and common household materials, you can upcycle an old atlas, dog-eared comics, or an obsolete set of encyclopedias. Projects include party decorations, a woven basket, a smartphone charger, a mail organizer, a secret storage box, and an origami lampshade. Links to videos show a process or technique in detail, while templates can be printed for use. More than 30 variations and suggestions will further inspire you. Don’t let old books gather dust; give them a new purpose with Upcycling Books.
Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm
Publication Date: 20-01-2020
The Gardens of Eden
Step into innovative little gardens of Eden created on small terraces and city rooftops, as well as out in the suburbs and countryside. As our lifestyles become...
Step into innovative little gardens of Eden created on small terraces and city rooftops, as well as out in the suburbs and countryside. As our lifestyles become more sustainable, so does the way we interact with the outdoors. Today's gardeners aim not only to create decorative outside spaces but also to give something back. No matter what size your patch is, it's easy to create diverse and rich environments for plants and insects, or grow your own vegetables or fruits. This book presents spaces that are more imaginative, diverse, and sustainable. Learn how to grow food in the city, get creative with native plants, and design greener corners within urban areas. The Gardens of Eden looks at fascinating examples around the world, teaching what you can do for nature while revealing what a garden can do for you.
Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm
Publication Date: 29-02-2020
The Little Box of Positivity (cards)
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers
One positive thought can change your whole day The right words at the right time can do wonders to lift your mood. This deck of 52 cards is full of sunny though...
One positive thought can change your whole day The right words at the right time can do wonders to lift your mood. This deck of 52 cards is full of sunny thoughts, kind words and little pick-me-ups that can be displayed anywhere to brighten your day and remind you that life is good.
Dimensions: 110 x 135 mm
Publication Date: 01-03-2020
Shape of the Heart
One of New Zealand’s most prominent, well-loved and accessible poets Kevin Ireland’s words pop like seaweed pods, whether he is: honouring friendships — m...
One of New Zealand’s most prominent, well-loved and accessible poets Kevin Ireland’s words pop like seaweed pods, whether he is: honouring friendships — making sourdough bread — grinning at the weather gods — wondering why he slept in — marvelling at the miracle of a shower — giving advice to writers — analysing chance remarks and philosophical paradoxes — celebrating the benefits of a failing memory — circumnavigating childhood, ageing and death … or just having fun, which he does refreshingly often. Shape of the Heart sparkles with poems that take us from brain to heart, sometimes detouring to unexpected places (such as the belly button), but most often in a direct and delightful line.
Dimensions: 140 x 210 mm
Publication Date: 12-05-2020
Ten Little Kisses For You
Follow the Ten Little Kisses as they make their way from the clouds, to the hills, to the seas - to you! Captivate your littlest loved one with the soothing rhy...
Follow the Ten Little Kisses as they make their way from the clouds, to the hills, to the seas - to you! Captivate your littlest loved one with the soothing rhythm and joyful images of this melodic first picture book. The book follows the familiar 'One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians' song, but with Kisses! Black and white shapes are proven to capture a young baby’s attention, allowing developing eyes to focus and concentrate, and giving the mind a rest from the overwhelming stimulation of the world. As baby’s attention span grows, the playful illustrations offer plenty for her to discover and explore. With a cuddle and smooch on every page, Ten Little Kisses is sure to become baby’s favourite time of the day. A treasured family keepsake, from baby to beyond. 100% New Zealand written and illustrated.
Dimensions: 140 x 140 mm
Publication Date: 01-12-2019