Christmas Gifts (22)

Tractor Ted Rucksack

ISBN: 5036278034824

Publisher: Tractorland

Bright, eyecatching and durable. A great child size with adjustable straps and a brilliant design with all Teds favourite machines and animals. Front pocket ...


Bright, eyecatching and durable. A great child size with adjustable straps and a brilliant design with all Teds favourite machines and animals. Front pocket and easy open zips.


Bind: stationery


Publication Date: 13-05-2013


$29.99 $19.99
Tractor Ted: Filled Pencil Tin

ISBN: 5065000580582

Publisher: Tractorland

Great machine design filled with six colouring pencils, rubber, sharpener and notepad


Great machine design filled with six colouring pencils, rubber, sharpener and notepad


Dimensions: 104 x 215 x 25 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2012


$24.99 $19.99
Tractor Ted: Big Machines

ISBN: 9780956499912

Author: Alexandra Heard    Publisher: Tractorland

Tractor Ted visits a very large farm where they are using some of the biggets machines to harvest the wheat. There is so much grain to store that a new barn is ...


Tractor Ted visits a very large farm where they are using some of the biggets machines to harvest the wheat. There is so much grain to store that a new barn is needed. Watch how it is built using cement mixers, diggers and loaders. Full of the biggest wheels you can find on the farm.
Join Tractor Ted as he explores life on a real farm. Full of brilliant pictures for your children to learn all about the activities on a working farm and have great fun too!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 210 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 02-01-2012


$14.99
Banksy Camden Maid Magneto Journal Large

ISBN: 9781601609281

Publisher: TeNeues

Magnetic closure, 136 blank pages, extra page lined and squared, ribbon bookmark, keepsake pocket.


Magnetic closure, 136 blank pages, extra page lined and squared, ribbon bookmark, keepsake pocket.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 136


Dimensions: 160 x 220 mm


Publication Date: 29-05-2012


$25.99 $12.99
Banksy Girl on Stool Magneto Journal Small

ISBN: 9781601609359

Publisher: TeNeues

Magnetic closure, 136 blank pages, extra page lined and squared, ribbon bookmark, keepsake pocket.


Magnetic closure, 136 blank pages, extra page lined and squared, ribbon bookmark, keepsake pocket.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 136


Dimensions: 100 x 150 mm


Publication Date: 29-05-2012


$17.99 $7.99
Ripped Apart : A City In Chaos

ISBN: 9780473215392

Author: Bob Parker   

Ripped Apart is Mayor Bob Parker’s personal story about the earthquakes that devastated Christchurch. Bob’s tireless and unflappable communications gained h...


Ripped Apart is Mayor Bob Parker’s personal story about the earthquakes that devastated Christchurch. Bob’s tireless and unflappable communications gained him superstar status around the world.
He so impressed the American TV network, NBC, it broadcast to the world that New York, after 9/11, had Rudy Giuliani. Christchurch, after the earthquakes, had Bob Parker.
A Christchurch mother said: “For eight days I lived in my house under a table with my children because we were so scared. The only thing that calmed us was Bob’s voice on the radio. We trusted him”.
Within a few months of his triumphs the tide turned. The Minister of Earthquake Recovery, Gerry Brownlee, dubbed him “a clown”; his council was dysfunctional; and Government, not the council, controlled the city’s rebuild.
Ripped Apart reveals the arguments, indecision, petty jealousies, power struggles and policies that occurred before, during, and after the crises. These are balanced with glimpses of dedication, courage, compassion and a unique vision. It is a story about people behind the scenes and events that saw Christchurch Ripped Apart, not just physically, but politically and emotionally.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 01-02-1970


$39.99 $19.99
On a Saturday Night

ISBN: 9781927145371

Author: Michele Frey    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

On a Saturday Night is a warm and colourful celebration of the strength and spirit of small towns all around New Zealand. From Whakapara in the north to Mossbu...


On a Saturday Night is a warm and colourful celebration of the strength and spirit of small towns all around New Zealand. From Whakapara in the north to Mossburn in the South, community halls have been the focal point of small towns for as long as the towns have been on the map. These halls have hosted school classrooms, general elections, stag parties, birthday parties, film screenings, Rabbiters’ Balls, flag euchre evenings, farewells and welcome-home parties for servicemen from both world wars, memorial events for those who did not return, farm auctions, clearing sales, weddings, Christmas parties, Civil Defence teams, mayoral celebrations, church services … Some halls have been demolished and rebuilt over the decades, others have been lovingly restored several times and are still going strong. Some halls have been transported on the backs of trucks to new locations as towns have grown and changed. Fires and floods have taken their toll in more than a few cases. Michele Frey and Sara Newman visited these halls with photographers John Maillard (North Island) and John O’Malley (South Island) to talk to the locals and try to capture the essence of what each hall has meant – and means – to its community. In these stories and pictures they have recorded an aspect of New Zealand’s unique culture that seems to be passing into history.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 260


Publication Date: 01-11-2012


$45.00
Huts: Untold Stories from Back-country New Zealand

ISBN: 9781877257919

Author: Mark Pickering    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Back in print by popular demand! Huts is a celebration of the endurance of New Zealand's back-country huts and the men who built and lived in them. It is a fasc...


Back in print by popular demand! Huts is a celebration of the endurance of New Zealand's back-country huts and the men who built and lived in them. It is a fascinating look at the place of these iconic dwellings in New Zealand’s social and mountain history. There are over 1500 huts in New Zealand – an extraordinarily large number. Mark Pickering focuses on 15 historic huts, but many others besides are referred to. Most of the huts still do the job they were built for, whether it’s a pit-sawn deer cullers’ hut in Urewera National Park or a tiny skiers’ shack in the Craigieburn Range. If huts could talk they could in fact tell the whole history of the back country. Beatifully written, lavishly illustrated – this book is a must-have for outdoor enthusiasts, trampers or anyone interested in New Zealand's early history.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 384


Dimensions: 210 x 252 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2010


$49.99
Fire In The Hills : A history of rural firefighting

ISBN: 9781927145357

Author: Helen Beaglehole    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Over six to seven hundred years, Maori burned about one third of New Zealand’s ground cover. In the following 70 years, and at a devastating rate, European s...


Over six to seven hundred years, Maori burned about one third of New Zealand’s ground cover. In the following 70 years, and at a devastating rate, European settlers burned about another third as they cleared and ‘improved’ the land. All too frequently, burn-offs became uncontrollable conflagrations that swept through thousands of hectares, destroying cattle, fences, homes and livelihoods, and burning mills and much-needed timber. Townsfolk, blanketed in dense, acrid smoke needed lights at midday; ships, unable to pick up landmarks, sat marooned in harbour – yet the burning, as in other frontier societies, remained unabated and largely unquestioned. It is against that background that Helen Beaglehole sets the fascinating and previously unexplored history of how settlers’ random and careless burning led, in 1921, to legislation that still underpins New Zealand’s official policy on wildfire. She explores the huge public education campaign that sought to convince all sectors of the public that mindless burning had to be restrained, and traces how increasingly sophisticated fire-fighting technologies, coupled with developing knowledge of weather and fire behaviour, were used to prevent, contain and extinguish fire. Finally she looks at the early Forest Service employees who in effect became the nation’s first rural firefighters, their skills honed in the vast controlled burns of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s, and describes the regime established after the Service’s demise and the issues faced today. As with Helen Beaglehole’s two books on New Zealand’s lighthouses and lighthouse keeping, Fire in the Hills is grounded in detailed and extensive research. Information from historical records is incorporated with material from interviews with past and present rural firefighters and administrators, bringing vividly to light the times, the people and the problems they faced. Some 200 photographs further broaden our historical understanding.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 324


Publication Date: 01-07-2012


$50.00
Canterbury Country Houses IV

ISBN: 9781877303241

Author: Rodney Wells    Publisher: The Caxton Press

There has never been a better time to discover and cherish Canterbury’s historic houses. Seventy more treasures can be found in this book. They are survivors ...


There has never been a better time to discover and cherish Canterbury’s historic houses. Seventy more treasures can be found in this book. They are survivors of threats both manmade and natural. Most stood strong during the Canterbury earthquakes. Others are now in need of repair. All deserve to have their story told and enjoyed.
This book is a beautifully illustrated account of 70 country houses located in Canterbury. Fine pen and ink drawings by renowned artist Rodney Wells are complemented by Vicky Heward’s text which is a wonderful insight into the people who have done much to shape the culture of our country.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 270 x 214 mm


Publication Date: 30-10-2012


$45.00
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