September 2012 (24)

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
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
Southern Grandeur : New Zealand's South Island

ISBN: 9781877303272

Author: Peter Morath    Publisher: The Caxton Press

Peter Morath is a notable New Zealand scenic photographer. He has an eye for colour and vibrancy and his work has been in demand for several decades.
The ...


Peter Morath is a notable New Zealand scenic photographer. He has an eye for colour and vibrancy and his work has been in demand for several decades.
The breathtaking scenery of the South Island has been captured by Peter's lens and each photograph has been captioned. In addition, each area has a small history and things-to-see text to accompany the stunning photographs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 152


Dimensions: 286 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2012


$39.99 $29.99
Andrew Martin Interior Design Review Vol.16

ISBN: 9783832796068

Author: Andrew Martin    Publisher: TeNeues

Praised by The Sunday Times as “the Oscars for the Interior Design World,” this compendium presents the world’s best interior designers and their stunning...


Praised by The Sunday Times as “the Oscars for the Interior Design World,” this compendium presents the world’s best interior designers and their stunning work. The Andrew Martin Interior Design Review features almost a hundred designers, and with more than 1,000 images it takes you to amazing places and styles worldwide.

Exquisite interiors found in private homes, hotels, restaurants, and super yachts are presented in this volume with designs that vary from classic to extravagant, providing an insight into clean and modern Scandinavian style, classic American style, as well as Asian style.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 496


Dimensions: 235 x 317 mm


Publication Date: 23-09-2012


$115.00
Lars Bolander : Interior Design & Inspiration

ISBN: 9783832796549

Author: Lars Bolander    Publisher: TeNeues

Acclaimed worldwide for his eclectic and highly personal interiors that mix style and comfort with adventure and art, Lars Bolander showcases a stunning selecti...


Acclaimed worldwide for his eclectic and highly personal interiors that mix style and comfort with adventure and art, Lars Bolander showcases a stunning selection of his compelling interiors, sharing his unique inspirations and giving us privileged glimpses into how his intriguing creative process evolves. Each room truly does tell a fascinating story.

With an international sense of sophistication, his sense of appropriateness and scale are also distinctively Swedish. Inspired by sources such as his extensive travels and an in-depth knowledge of artistic disciplines as diverse as glassblowing, sculpture, and literature, the results are intelligently curated but refreshingly laid-back.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 280 x 360 mm


Publication Date: 23-09-2012


$175.00 $89.99
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
Keep Calm You're Only 18

ISBN: 9781849533607

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

At 18, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly.’ - Jim Bishop

TIMELY ADVICE FOR A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY
So what if you’re now of...


At 18, everything is possible and tomorrow looks friendly.’ - Jim Bishop

TIMELY ADVICE FOR A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY
So what if you’re now officially classed as an ‘adult’; after all, with age comes pubbing, clubbing and all the other fun stuff you couldn’t (legally!) do before – and you’re still technically a teenager!

This book is packed with celebratory quotations to help you shrug your shoulders, blow out the candles and Keep Calm.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 95 x 130 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2012


$14.99
Keep Calm You're Only 21

ISBN: 9781849533614

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public.' - Bryan White

TIMELY ADVICE FOR A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY
So what if you’re now ...


‘People never grow up, they just learn how to act in public.' - Bryan White

TIMELY ADVICE FOR A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY
So what if you’re now a proper ‘grown-up’; after all, with age comes new opportunities, new adventures and a massive reduction in your car insurance bill – and you’re still nowhere near 30!

This book is packed with celebratory quotations to help you shrug your shoulders, blow out the candles and Keep Calm.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 95 x 130 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2012


$14.99
Keep Calm You're Only 80

ISBN: 9781849533621

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

‘On my eightieth birthday I hope to be jumping out of an airplane or swimming with the sharks.’ - Bonnidette Lantz

TIMELY ADVICE FOR A MILESTO...


‘On my eightieth birthday I hope to be jumping out of an airplane or swimming with the sharks.’ - Bonnidette Lantz

TIMELY ADVICE FOR A MILESTONE BIRTHDAY
So what if you’re turning 80; after all, with age comes wisdom, sophistication and more excuses to act as if you don’t give two hoots about wisdom or sophistication – at least you’re not 90!

This book is packed with celebratory quotations to help you shrug your shoulders, blow out the candles and Keep Calm.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 95 x 130 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2012


$14.99
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