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January / February 2023 (110)
New Zealand Mountain Biking Calendar 2024
Author: Dave Mitchell
The 2024 New Zealand Mountain Biking Calendar by renowned mountain biker and photographer Dave Mitchell presents fabulous colour photographs capturing the ess...
The 2024 New Zealand Mountain Biking Calendar by renowned mountain biker and photographer Dave Mitchell presents fabulous colour photographs capturing the essence of off-road biking in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Dimensions: 340 x 240 mm
Publication Date: 31-07-2023
The Illside of Town : Auckland Graffiti 2004-2011
Author: N Hazlett
At the turn of the century, Auckland City's graffiti scene was thriving. The streets were constantly evolving with active graffiti artists pushing everything fr...
At the turn of the century, Auckland City's graffiti scene was thriving. The streets were constantly evolving with active graffiti artists pushing everything from tags to large scale productions, with the wall's showcasing who was getting up, and a reminder of who once was. When New Zealand was selected to host the Rugby World Cup in 2011, plans were made to clean up the streets in preparation for thousands of incoming international visitors. In the 5 year build up to the tournament, Auckland City Council spent over 19 million taxpayer dollars buffing it's city streets, motorways and train lines. Years of Auckland's graffiti history was wiped out in exchange for lifeless grey walls. The lllside Of Town takes a look back into Auckland's graffiti landscape between 2004 - 2011, while the city streets were alive with colour, culture and creativity.
Dimensions: 290 x 230 mm
Publication Date: 31-12-2022
Gordon Collier's 3 Gardens
Few have advanced the art of gardening in this country as much as Gordon Collier. New Zealand’s most passionate plantsman and garden designer extraordinaire n...
Few have advanced the art of gardening in this country as much as Gordon Collier. New Zealand’s most passionate plantsman and garden designer extraordinaire needs no introduction to garden lovers, but in this beautiful celebration of his three famous gardens – created and nurtured over 60 years – friends, colleagues and fellow gardeners pay tribute to the man behind the legend. T ī toki Point, Anacapri and The White House gardens perfectly display the talent and vision of Gordon Collier down the years as he worked tire-lessly to create living works of art. The sheer beauty of his work on display here will undoubtedly further inspire creative gardening in this country and become an important reference for students of garden design. As the man himself has said, a good garden should be judged not by the rarity or the expense of the plant inhabitants but by how those plants are assembled, one with the other. And how that was done in these three memorable gardens is nothing short of magical.
Dimensions: 210 x 250 mm
Publication Date: 21-03-2023
From Crime to Care : The history of abortion in Aotearoa New Zealand
From Crime to Care presents the history of abortion in Aotearoa New Zealand from pre-colonial times to the present, weaving in stories and experiences from key ...
From Crime to Care presents the history of abortion in Aotearoa New Zealand from pre-colonial times to the present, weaving in stories and experiences from key people on both sides of the debate. After the first abortion clinic opened in 1974 there were protests and pickets, and the issue shaped our politics in the 1970s. Moral crusaders, activists, legislators, abortion-providers and many others put their reputations and sometimes their lives on the line to do what they thought was right. The abortion struggle serves as an illustration of our changing political and social landscape, with a public move from conservative towards more liberal values. Finally, after 180 years, abortion in Aotearoa is a health rather than a criminal concern. However, the issue continues to divide people, and events in the United States have shown how quickly change can occur, with their Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade and several states banning abortions.
Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm
Publication Date: 09-02-2023
The Very Last Resort : Memoirs of a Motel Manager
Author: Sandra Waters
A remarkable, revealing, and riotous insight into the management of guest accommodation and transitional housing in a New Zealand motel. This true story follows...
A remarkable, revealing, and riotous insight into the management of guest accommodation and transitional housing in a New Zealand motel. This true story follows the experiences of a couple whose introduction to accommodation management begins in a run-down New Zealand motel where the challenge of hosting independent guest accommodation alongside transitional social housing is revealed in candid detail. Any assumption that motel management is an easy job is thrown out the window in this revealing expose on the demands of guest hosting and the volatility of managing and eclectic community of New Zealand's transitional homeless. Navigating an intricate dance of diplomacy and discipline, delight and despair is a daily challenge in this diverse, often unpredictable environment making this story compelling, and at times confronting. The Very Last Resort is a unique insight into life from the other side of the Reception desk.
Dimensions: 152 x 230 mm
Publication Date: 01-02-2023
Training Humans, Teaching Dogs
Author: Emily Dustan
o No Harm; Cause No Pain; Create No Fear. When it comes to training puppies and dogs there are no quick fixes or shortcuts. Just patient people willing to put t...
o No Harm; Cause No Pain; Create No Fear. When it comes to training puppies and dogs there are no quick fixes or shortcuts. Just patient people willing to put the time and effort into allowing their puppies and dogs to reveal their uniqueness. This easy-to-follow book shares contemporary science-based positive reinforcement training methods. This book implores owners to ignore outdated training styles, dispel myths, and instead understand how their pets communicate and how the dog “thinks”. Training humans, teaching dogs is a timeless reference that should have pride of place in every pet lover’s bookshelf. Buy your copy today and take your first step on the path to creating that special bond between you and your dog.
Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm
Publication Date: 01-12-2022
Pruning Fruit Trees : A Beginners Guide
Pruning Fruit Trees: A Beginners Guide is here to unbundle the complicated world of pruning and provide step-by-step instructions to beginners. Calm trees is th...
Pruning Fruit Trees: A Beginners Guide is here to unbundle the complicated world of pruning and provide step-by-step instructions to beginners. Calm trees is the overall aim. A less is more approach to cutting with a focus on training as well as pruning. This doesn’t mean wild, woolly things that need ladders – compact and productive are our guiding lights. The goal of this guide is to school you in the basics and bring an understanding of the seasonal rhythm of fruit trees. A strong start to your pruning journey!
Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm
Author: Marlene J Bennetts
Award-winning author, Marlene J Bennett's (Te Ati Awa) autobiography begins with a vivid picture of back blocks childhood in the 1940s and 50s. Marlene had a se...
Award-winning author, Marlene J Bennett's (Te Ati Awa) autobiography begins with a vivid picture of back blocks childhood in the 1940s and 50s. Marlene had a semi-nomadic life because her father worked in sawmills. Born in 1938, Marlene attended fifteen different schools. Marlene's account of her adult life is equally entertaining when she and her husband abandoned their plans in 1987 to retire in Auckland and decided, on impulse, to buy an old cottage in Blackball, West Coast of New Zealand and began writing full-time. In 2003, Marlene was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to literature.
Dimensions: 147 x 210 mm
The Feeling Of Cancer
Author: Sandra Russell
Sandra Russell, a Registered Psychotherapist, who has been living with cancer for eight years, suggests that finding words for your personal story can allow suc...
Sandra Russell, a Registered Psychotherapist, who has been living with cancer for eight years, suggests that finding words for your personal story can allow such difficult emotionally-charged conversations to enter the public consciousness. In The Feeling of Cancer, Sandra explains why she believes understanding your feelings and your inner world is the key to getting through intensive treatment and living with the everyday reality of your own death. Even though close to half of us will now experience cancer in our lifetime, we talk about cancer as a biomedical event, of doctors, medical treatment and disease, but not an emotional event. Because we can’t always express the overwhelming emotional impact the feelings stay inside of us, hidden away. However, although it is a huge and painful process, being able to put into words the feelings around the trauma that comes with diagnosis and treatment, and also living with cancer as a chronic illness can help in managing a life-threatening diagnosis. Ultimately, if those of us living with cancer can put our emotional experience into words, we can encourage empathy and compassion along with a better of understanding of what it really feels like to live with cancer.
Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm
Publication Date: 01-02-2023
Te Awa Atua : Menstruation In The Pre-Colonial Maori World
Te Awa Atua is a ground-breaking study of menstruation in pre-colonial Maori society. Many early ethnographic accounts of menstrual rites were distorted beyond ...
Te Awa Atua is a ground-breaking study of menstruation in pre-colonial Maori society. Many early ethnographic accounts of menstrual rites were distorted beyond recognition by the colonial lens of their authors, yet their misinterpretations continue to be accepted as authoritative. This book is a challenge to that authority. By examining stories about menstruation located in Maori cosmologies, tribal histories, oral literatures, ceremonies and rites, Ngahuia Murphy argues that menstruation was seen as a medium of whakapapa (genealogy) that connected Maori women to their pantheon of atua (deities). Ancient rites, recorded in tribal songs and chants, reveal that menstrual blood was used for psychic and spiritual protection. These examples unveil striking indigenous constructs of womanhood that radically challenge notions of female inferiority and menstrual pollution.
Dimensions: 160 x 225 mm