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March / April 2023 (119)
Rapu Kupu Word Search Top 500 Spoken Kupu
Welcome to Rapu Kupu, the ultimate book of challenging and fun conundrums for Maori language learners and puzzle-smiths alike! With 50 Te Reo Maori - English wo...
Welcome to Rapu Kupu, the ultimate book of challenging and fun conundrums for Maori language learners and puzzle-smiths alike! With 50 Te Reo Maori - English word search puzzles focused around a carefully curated list of the top 500 spoken maori kupu (words) to help you get fluent faster. Study lists are provided. Dual translation puzzles for the extra challenge. 16 kupu hidden in every puzzle and large print for stress-free searching. Have fun and learn te reo with Rapu Kupu.
Dimensions: 215 x 279 x 10 mm
Publication Date: 01-12-2022
Rapu Kupu Word Search
Welcome to Rapu Kupu, the ultimate book of challenging and fun conundrums for Maori language learners and puzzle-smiths alike! 50 puzzles and over 550 high freq...
Welcome to Rapu Kupu, the ultimate book of challenging and fun conundrums for Maori language learners and puzzle-smiths alike! 50 puzzles and over 550 high frequency kupu (words) to learn, translate and find. Rapu Kupu makes learning te reo Maori fun. Study lists are provided with kupu grouped into familiar themes (food, natural world etc). Every puzzle has 16 kupu hidden and large print for stress-free searching. Relax and learn te reo with Rapu Kupu - the perfect way to inspire and support everyones journey to fluency in te reo Maori.
Dimensions: 215 x 279 x 10 mm
Publication Date: 30-11-2022
Sure To Rise : The Edmonds Story
Edmonds is one of New Zealand’s best-known brands - its radiant sun and 'Sure to Rise' promise have embellished baking powder labels and the much-loved Edmond...
Edmonds is one of New Zealand’s best-known brands - its radiant sun and 'Sure to Rise' promise have embellished baking powder labels and the much-loved Edmonds Cookery Book for over a hundred years and are now embedded in our popular culture. The man behind the company, Thomas Edmonds, came to New Zealand with his wife Jane in 1879. While running a modest grocery store in Christchurch, he expanded into making baking powder. As his most famous product took off, he built new premises, the last of them the Art Deco factory with its nationally admired gardens. Thomas embraced new advertising and marketing techniques and ensured progressive working conditions for his loyal staff. A generous benefactor, he gave his city some of its landmark buildings. This is the story of a man from humble beginnings who, thanks to hard work, creativity and persistence, and with considerable support from his wife, created an iconic business. Richly illustrated, Sure to Rise is a fascinating slice of New Zealand’s social and culinary history.
Dimensions: 210 x 250 mm
Publication Date: 01-05-2023
The Devil's Haircut : My Life Before and After the Raurimu Massacre
The Devil’s Haircut is an intimate case study from the tragedy of one of this country’s worst mass shootings. The Raurimu Massacre, as it came to be known, ...
The Devil’s Haircut is an intimate case study from the tragedy of one of this country’s worst mass shootings. The Raurimu Massacre, as it came to be known, happened on 8 February 1997 and saw six everyday New Zealanders die. Another four were left with serious gunshot injuries, and they and many others live today with deep psychological scars. In Steve’s own words, learn how he found himself at the nucleus of events that day. He shot dead his father and five friends of the family. Floridly psychotic at the time, he would later be found ‘not guilty by reason of insanity’. In the lead up to the deaths and in the 26 years since, Steve remembers everything. He has had to find ways to live with what has happened. His walk has brought him into contact with many others, both in mental health circles and in the community, and each has been able to teach him something. This is a rare insight into the mind of another. Steve lets us into his thoughts, before, at the time, and after the shootings on that day.
Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm
Publication Date: 01-05-2023
Resilience : A story of persecution, escape, survival and triumph
Resilience is a Holocaust story and a New Zealand story. Born to a prosperous Jewish family, Inge Woolf witnessed the Nazis marching into Vienna in March 1938. ...
Resilience is a Holocaust story and a New Zealand story. Born to a prosperous Jewish family, Inge Woolf witnessed the Nazis marching into Vienna in March 1938. To escape certain death, the family audaciously boarded a train to the heart of Nazi Germany – Berlin – and from there caught a plane to England, pretending they were going on holiday. Hiding their Jewish identity until after World War II, Inge and her family began a new life as impoverished refugees. A move to New Zealand signalled new beginnings. Inge met the love of her life, Ronald Woolf, and together they created the country's pre-eminent photographic studio. They settled in Wellington, raising two children when tragedy struck again with Ron killed at age 57 in a helicopter crash in 1987. Resilience is ultimately the story of a woman who harnessed her past and used it to encourage a more cohesive, inclusive society. In her later years, Inge was pivotal in establishing the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand and was its founding director. She educated thousands on the Holocaust and the dangers of antisemitism, racism and prejudice, often observing that hate starts small. She was often called on by the media to comment about antisemitism and would speak freely about the need to remember the lessons learned from the Nazi genocide. Inge Woolf received a QSO in 1992 for services to the community. She was a finalist in the 2019 Women of Influence Awards – Community Hero category. Inge Woolf died in 2021 aged 86.
Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm
Publication Date: 11-04-2023
Demonising A Good Doctor
Demonising a Good Doctor details every aspect of an inquiry that should go down as one of the worst travesties in New Zealand’s legal and medical history. Scr...
Demonising a Good Doctor details every aspect of an inquiry that should go down as one of the worst travesties in New Zealand’s legal and medical history. Screening is more complex than many people realise. Public controversy over screening issues broke out in the 1980s in New Zealand leading to a judicial inquiry. But did that inquiry understand these issues? Or did the real agendas behind the inquiry lead to an injustice?
Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm
Publication Date: 17-04-2023
We Need To Talk About Norman :New Zealand's Lost Leader
Why do we need to talk about Norman? Because although Norman Kirk was prime minister for barely 21 months some 50 years ago, he still speaks to us. His belief i...
Why do we need to talk about Norman? Because although Norman Kirk was prime minister for barely 21 months some 50 years ago, he still speaks to us. His belief in the state as a force for good and his style of leadership could and should be powerful guides for politics in the 21st century. Kirk was not a supporter of the neoliberalist ideology that has given us widening inequality, rising poverty and the virtual obliteration from public debate and policy-making of the workers who create this country’s wealth. His idea of a healthy country was, famously, one whose citizens could realistically expect to find “someone to love, somewhere to live, somewhere to work and something to hope for”. But the social contract central to politics in his day has been broken, and state and society are now run almost exclusively on business lines. This book, by veteran journalist and political commentator Denis Welch, is aimed at recovering what Norman Kirk stood for – a sense of government with a clear moral purpose, in which there is daylight between public service and the commercial world.
Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm
Publication Date: 14-06-2023
A Good Leadership Book : On Clarity, Culture and Communication
A Good Leadership Book is a comprehensive guide to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. Stunningly designed in black and white, within a distinctive squ...
A Good Leadership Book is a comprehensive guide to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. Stunningly designed in black and white, within a distinctive square format, A Good Leadership Book provides valuable insights, tips, and examples on the importance of clear communication, a positive culture, and a clear understanding of expectations in any organisation. Topics include: • Resistance (to change) is a sign of engagement • What is included in the Leadership Food Pyramid? • What are the Four Hurdles of Delegation? Whether you're a manager, an employee or a business owner, this book will help you improve your organisational effectiveness and achieve your goals. This is the perfect guide for anyone looking to take their leadership to the next level and create a workplace where everyone can succeed. Don't miss out on this essential guide to becoming a great leader - get your copy today!
Dimensions: 150 x 150 mm
Publication Date: 01-03-2023
Mr Rolland: Something of an Artist
Author: Anne Rowland
Adam Rolland was born in Edinburgh in 1841 but emigrated to Otago with his parents and siblings on the Alpine in 1859. He documented the journey and this intere...
Adam Rolland was born in Edinburgh in 1841 but emigrated to Otago with his parents and siblings on the Alpine in 1859. He documented the journey and this interest and skill with drawing and watercolour continued through his life, and even provided employment. This book focuses on a group of watercolours that remained in the family until they were donated to the Hocken Library in Dunedin in 2019. These images of the journey and Adam's life in Central Otago on a pastoral station have been put into context by the family story and other images from archives and museums
Dimensions: 242 x 246 x 15 mm
Publication Date: 02-02-2023
Speargrass : Growing up on a 1940s farm near Arrowtown New Zealand
Author: Hilary Capper
An extraordinary and evocative memoir. Hillary's recall and attention to detail highlight the places and people that were important, including the Otago settlem...
An extraordinary and evocative memoir. Hillary's recall and attention to detail highlight the places and people that were important, including the Otago settlements of Arrowtown, Queenstown, Glenorchy, Kinloch and Dunedin. Central to this story is how living on the farm in the immediate post-war period shaped family life. Respect for her parents’ efforts to provide the best possible life for them all in the face of considerable social and economic pressures shines through in this remarkable account. Hilary’s recall of her time at Arrowtown School will resonate with people who attended similar schools. The memoir traces the marriage of her parents and the differences in their respective family backgrounds and social expectations. Dunedin and her mother’s family maritime backdrop is explored, as is the relevance of Routeburn, Woodbine, and Earnslaw Stations. Brought to life are the ways the seasons shaped people’s daily living, making the most of limited facilities and creating entertainment. Highlighted is the role of the lake steamer, TSS Earnslaw. This book will appeal to anyone with a connection to the area as well as all those with an interest in a unique time and place in New Zealand’s rich history.
Publication Date: 28-02-2023