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March 2022 (74)
Author: Peter McCardle
“I’ve found over the many years that, when elections come along, I just sit still at my Beehive desk, buy a coffee, the people around me all change, and I j...
“I’ve found over the many years that, when elections come along, I just sit still at my Beehive desk, buy a coffee, the people around me all change, and I just carry on.” This is the story of Peter McCardle’s journey through the last thirty years in New Zealand politics. Beginning as a National MP, then with New Zealand First as a Cabinet Minister, later as a manager with ACT, completing an unplanned full circle return to the Beehive in the John Key Government. In this journey, Peter worked near to twelve political party leaders, including seven Prime Ministers, and played a leading role for NZ First in the 1996 MMP coalition talks. He created WINZ, subsequently served as senior political advisor to National’s health ministers until 2017, which included Nationals response to the 2009/10 Swine flu pandemic. This health experience helped inform his insight into New Zealand’s political and public response to Covid-19 and omicron. This book shares his insights and views on the Nationals party leadership changes over the years, including the current leadership. Party Hopper may surprise, please, differ from your views, or just entertain. Or all of these. Regardless, it will certainly leave you better informed.
Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm
Publication Date: 15-03-2022
Inside Out : Why Leadership Starts With You
Author: Deb Bailey
• This book is for busy leaders in business • It is also a self-leadership book for individuals who want to live their best life e.g. perhaps in their famil...
• This book is for busy leaders in business • It is also a self-leadership book for individuals who want to live their best life e.g. perhaps in their family, sports team, arts group, or volunteer organisation • The book has a very clear roadmap • Every chapter includes a ‘From Insights to Action’ piece at the end which provides relevant questions and prompts for the reader to complete to gain more awareness and identify changes they are committed to making he world in the late nineteenth and early Inside Out: Why Leadership Starts With You is a self-leadership book that provides a holistic approach to how we can become our best future self and live a life by design. It is a collection and celebration of the many leaders Deb Bailey has worked with over many years. The key focus of the book is the idea that the more we understand our inner game of leadership (our strengths, derailers, blind spots and values), the better our outer game will be (our results, relationships, our teams, strategy and culture). Who we are and how we do our leadership directly impacts on the people and the environment around us so if you are looking to create sustainable change and get better results in your leadership, you need to go to the inside first. All change comes from here. Understanding how we do our leadership from the inside out and really knowing ourselves, our mindset, then having clarity around our big picture and our ‘why’, means we can start the journey and have more certainty that we will not only achieve our goals, we will also sustain them over time. A lot of leadership development is focused on the ‘outer game’ – how to pick up additional skills, knowledge and experience. This is useful but can often miss the key ingredient which is how the leader will interact with those processes because of their inner game. If leaders don’t have the awareness of how they are doing their leadership from the inside out, the processes often feels foreign, and that’s where the disconnect happens. Impactful leadership doesn’t have to be overly complicated and understanding how you’re playing your inner game is the best way to get the external results you want and need. Deb Bailey is passionate about leading from the inside, so she helps leaders gain awareness of their inner game so they can have a better outer game. Deb’s vision is to create a movement of leaders who understand how they impact the world and the people around them. She wants to create workplaces that focus on achieving collective results and for all people to understand how they contribute and feel valued through their efforts. The Inside Out approach applies to leadership development, creating and maintaining winning teams, understanding the collective inner games of teams, and how the individual and collective inner game interacts and impacts strategy and culture within organisations. Deb works with a range of leaders and business owners across all industries. She delivers individual coaching, group training and facilitation programmes and speaks at events and in-house conferences. Her areas of expertise are leadership, teams, strategic planning and culture. Deb’s professional background includes more than twenty years of senior leadership and executive experience at Fisher& Paykel Healthcare – an iconic New Zealand international company. She held global responsibility for People and Safety and worked to help leaders create high performing teams and lead with impact. With an MBA, PG Dip HR and coaching certifications, Deb has a passion for seeing commercial success achieved by providing leaders with practical, pragmatic solutions and strategies that they can easily integrate into their everyday work.
Dimensions: 140 x 215 mm
Publication Date: 15-03-2022
Nothing Like A Dane
Humorous and heartfelt, Nothing Like a Dane is a memoir of a New Zealander living her best life in Denmark. The Danish concept of hygge is a wonderful thing. Ev...
Humorous and heartfelt, Nothing Like a Dane is a memoir of a New Zealander living her best life in Denmark. The Danish concept of hygge is a wonderful thing. Even if most fail miserably when they try to pronounce or explain its true essence. Unless you’re a Viking of course. As Keri stood in the departure lounge of Auckland International Airport with her four-month-old baby, searching for her flight on the board, hygge wasn’t on her radar. But she’d never imagined a chance encounter with a Dane in a crowded bar in her home city of Wellington would lead her here, a mother, about to circle the globe, with no knowledge of when she'd return home. A witty observer of cultural nuances, Keri reveals the day-to- day realities of a New Zealander living her best life in Denmark. From integration interrogations to rye bread misdemeanours, Nothing Like a Dane provides a humorous and heartfelt insight into creating a new life in a faraway land. And what did she learn? That it’s not all hygge and pastries. Even in Denmark.
Publication Date: 19-04-2022
The Politics of Design
Taking a broad definition of design and drawing on the shared histories and legacies of settler colonialism in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and South Africa,...
Taking a broad definition of design and drawing on the shared histories and legacies of settler colonialism in Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, The Politics of Design offers a wide-ranging comparative study that focuses specifically on the role of design in creating and perpetuating the privileges and prejudices of racial hierarchies. This provocative volume raises long-overdue questions about the problematic histories and effects of design in the context of these settler-colonial societies. The authors draw on a range of subjects and themes, including various manifestations of visual culture and urban and design technologies, from both an historical and contemporary perspective. Indigenous voices are prominent, enabling a recovery of knowledge that was erased through colonial systems of integration and assimilation. In the current context of globalism, resurgent nationalism and calls for decolonisation The Politics of Design challenges us to think comparatively across disparate but conceptually similar cultural and geographical contexts. In drawing attention to the role of design in sustaining the prejudices and privileges of whiteness and in rendering visible its complexities and contradictions that have long been hidden in plain sight this book makes the argument for a new kind of restorative knowledge.
Dimensions: 170 x 244 mm
Publication Date: 31-01-2022
Apocrypha: The Maps of Roger Mortimer
Apocrypha: The Maps of Roger Mortimer looks at the distinctive and singular painting practice of Roger Mortimer. Through his enigmatic and surreal juxtaposition...
Apocrypha: The Maps of Roger Mortimer looks at the distinctive and singular painting practice of Roger Mortimer. Through his enigmatic and surreal juxtaposition of medieval imagery on current marine charts from around Aotearoa, Mortimer presents metaphorical, timeless and universal stories of navigation and transformation, drawing on 15th century illustrated manuscripts of the famous poem The Divine Comedy by the Italian poet Dante. This important and beautiful new book – with 160 pages, more than 50 images (some on double page spreads) and seven texts including a conversation with the artist – examines 12 years of Mortimer’s map paintings. The editors say they hope the book will contribute to a discussion, not simply around the nature and place of New Zealand art and its complex relationship to its European origins, but also around contemporary Pākehā cultural identity and its relationship to Te Ao Māori. As art historian Leonard Bell writes in his essay in the book, Mortimer’s pictorial mappings are productively improbable, outside the predictable and formulaic, just as the most intriguing contemporary art is.
Dimensions: 195 x 295 mm
Publication Date: 01-01-2022
Steam Trails : Life Viewed From the Guard's Van
Here’s a fresh account of life on New Zealand Railways. Most crew stories have been written from the front of the train, but the guard at the back of the trai...
Here’s a fresh account of life on New Zealand Railways. Most crew stories have been written from the front of the train, but the guard at the back of the train had a completely different view of the world and the things that occurred on the railway. Norman Junge was a guard on the Midland Line from 1947 to 1957, a period of busy train running and frequent challenges in “getting trains through”. Join Norman for an exceptionally interesting adventure covering mixed trains, work trains, picnic trains, shunting challenges, lost drawgear, fires, washouts, runaways, derailments, and of course interfaces with fellow railwaymen. This is a fascinating and easy read with much new information to interest the reader. Many of the accounts are illustrated with photographs taken by the author while on the job and supplemented by others.
Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm
Publication Date: 21-03-2022
A Spoonful of Sun : Mediterranean Cookbook for All Seasons
Where the Mediterranean diet meets design: this cookbook feeds your taste buds, your eyes, and your joie de vivre. Hilltop villages, pristine coves, lavender, v...
Where the Mediterranean diet meets design: this cookbook feeds your taste buds, your eyes, and your joie de vivre. Hilltop villages, pristine coves, lavender, vineyards, and a balmy sun. The smell of herbs in the air. Drawn-out apéritifs on terraces. Provence is a feast for the senses that epitomises the French art of slow living. At the heart of it, there is always a table. In this book, cook Pauline Chardin shares her delicious, healthy, and—best of all—easy recipes. Using seasonal fruit and veg from her local market and her garden, Chardin’s cuisine is rooted in the Med, yet flavored by her travels around the world. This is more than just a cookbook. With a keen sense for design, Chardin knows that the eye takes the first bite. A Spoonful of Sun lavishes us with aesthetic pleasures too, taking us around the house Chardin designed for herself, into the irresistible surrounds of her Provençal home, and back to what matters most: the food on the table.
Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm
Publication Date: 31-03-2022
Wanderlust Himalaya explores one of the most appealing regions to hikers around the globe. The Himalayas. The legendary mountains, epic and mythical to all who ...
Wanderlust Himalaya explores one of the most appealing regions to hikers around the globe. The Himalayas. The legendary mountains, epic and mythical to all who are serious about hiking. Straddling Nepal, India, Pakistan, Tibet, and Bhutan, this area could fill a life-time of wandering and transcendence. In this, our new release in the Wanderlust series, we guide you through breathtaking nature, diverse cultures, and various hikes across the whole region. Spectacular photography, informative maps, first-hand tips, and itineraries for an attractive mix of one-day, multi-day, long-distance trails offer everything you need to plan your own adventure, or to dream from an armchair. Wanderlust Himalaya lifts you to the top of the world, literally.
Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm
Publication Date: 31-03-2022
Secret Cities of Europe
Get an insider's look at 70 beautiful, charming European cities that you may not have heard of. Kufstein, Lugano, Wroclaw . . . enchanting, unique, and all-but-...
Get an insider's look at 70 beautiful, charming European cities that you may not have heard of. Kufstein, Lugano, Wroclaw . . . enchanting, unique, and all-but-hidden urban beauties of Europe, where you can stroll and marvel undisturbed. Lush photos and informative text bring to life cities like Salerno, Italy, with its medieval Old Town; Paphos, Cyprus, with its romantic beaches; Alkmaar, Holland, with its cozy cafes; or the flourishing port city of Turku in Finland. Divided by region--central Europe, western Europe, southern and southeastern Europe, and north and eastern Europe-this guide will help you choose your next getaway away from the crowds. Go on a journey of discovery!
Dimensions: 229 x 267 mm
Publication Date: 10-04-2022
The Great Outdoors : 400 Adventures Around The World
Outdoors; it's always the best time of year! Especially when the whole world lies open before us. But where are the greatest experiences beckoning to adventure ...
Outdoors; it's always the best time of year! Especially when the whole world lies open before us. But where are the greatest experiences beckoning to adventure seekers and outdoor fans? Experiences such as being on an aurora borealis safari in Tromso, Norway; taking a stand-up paddling trip on Italy's Lago D'Idro; or mountain biking through Austria's Salzburger Land with a view of the Alps. Follow our ideas for outdoor activities in Germany, Europe, and around the world: be inspired, be informed, and replicate them yourself!
Dimensions: 229 x 267 mm
Publication Date: 20-04-2022