September 2023 (109)

Plated : A Lifetime Love Affair With Food

ISBN: 9780473679422

Author: Tina Duncan    Publisher: Camberdown Press

Renowned New Zealand cook, caterer and cooking school tutor Tina Duncan has always held a deep love for cooking for others – be it around the kitchen table, a...


Renowned New Zealand cook, caterer and cooking school tutor Tina Duncan has always held a deep love for cooking for others – be it around the kitchen table, at dinner parties, or catering for thousands of weddings and corporate events. A lifetime love affair with food has finally culminated in this outstanding collection of some of the most delicious plates from Tina’s sixty years of cooking. She shares how to prepare, cook and present your food for maximum effect and minimal stress, ensuring you spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the table with guests. Plated shares Tina’s deep desire to teach how easy it can be to break bread in the spirit of a life filled with love, family and friends. Each recipe comes with time-saving tips as to what can be made ahead or kept on standby in your freezer. Whether you’re just starting out, or a confident cook looking for fresh inspiration, cooking just got easier. Let Plated become your new kitchen companion.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 312


Dimensions: 216 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2023


$60.00
Mainland : New Zealand's South Island

ISBN: 9781738610907

Author: Kevin Clarke    Publisher: CMG Studios

From the snow-covered peaks and topaz blue lakes, through her deep, dark forests full of mystery, with valleys cut deep by rock strewn rivers, to her coastline ...


From the snow-covered peaks and topaz blue lakes, through her deep, dark forests full of mystery, with valleys cut deep by rock strewn rivers, to her coastline edged with fjords worn smooth by glaciers amid miles of magnificent unspoilt coastline, this Mainland, the South Island of New Zealand, was surely God's blueprint for the rest of the planet. This captivating photography book showcases the raw and untouched beauty of New Zealand's diverse landscapes. Through the lens of renowned photographer, Kevin Clarke, readers are taken on an immersive journey from the snow-capped peaks to the rugged coastlines. Mainland is an awe-inspiring journey through New Zealand's diverse and captivating landscapes. From the rugged mountains to the pristine coastlines, this photography book showcases the country's natural wonders, inviting readers to experience the raw beauty and untouched charm of the South Island.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 80


Dimensions: 297 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2023


$69.95
It's Over! A Broadcaster's Story

ISBN: 9780473674724

Author: John McBeth   

It's Over! A broadcaster's story takes you through the highs and lows of John McBeth's life behind the microphone and in front of the camera. Read about when Jo...


It's Over! A broadcaster's story takes you through the highs and lows of John McBeth's life behind the microphone and in front of the camera. Read about when John: * Sang the national anthem for a gold medal presentation * Fell asleep while commentating on an Olympic event * Called Danyon Loader's fabulous Olympic gold medals * Fronted an historic America's Cup victory * Coached a team in the first official women's rugby match John McBeth was a leading New Zealand sports broadcaster for more than 40 years and has filled this book with humour, memories of great days and tales of what went on behind the scenes. It's guaranteed to amuse and entertain.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 251


Dimensions: 150 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2023


$38.00
Light Keeping

ISBN: 9781991103208

Author: Adrienne Jansen    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

A novel about loss and light, about storytelling and the sea. The year is 1977 and a shocking accident sees Robert and Jess suddenly orphaned. Finding refuge wi...


A novel about loss and light, about storytelling and the sea. The year is 1977 and a shocking accident sees Robert and Jess suddenly orphaned. Finding refuge with their lighthouse keeper grandparents, they begin to navigate their loss and rebuild their lives. But how secure can this new home be, with the threat of lighthouse automation and closures looming? As adults, Jess and Robert must deal with the fallout of the tragic events of their childhood, disconnected from each other and the home that once sheltered them. Buffeted by the storms of life, they find themselves inescapably drawn back towards the world of the sea. Light Keeping is a subtle and immersive novel drawing on the richness of family stories and their role in defining and connecting us. Set in the late-seventies and contemporary New Zealand, the book follows parallel storylines, evoking fascinating details of lighthouse life and reflecting on the relentless social change brought by new technology. Ultimately, this is a story of hope and reconnection – of finding, and keeping, light.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 02-10-2023


$37.50
Skippers Canyon : History Art Adventure

ISBN: 9780995143722

Author: John Gillies    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

Skippers Canyon is an artist’s paradise and one of New Zealand’s most stunning locations. This historic and scenic gorge, carved out by the Shotover River i...


Skippers Canyon is an artist’s paradise and one of New Zealand’s most stunning locations. This historic and scenic gorge, carved out by the Shotover River in Queenstown’s back country, has been a favourite destination and inspiration for artist John Gillies for some forty years. His love of Skippers and the challenges it presents is illustrated in this beautiful collection of paintings and sketches interspersed with personal and historical notes that mark John’s frequent journeys to this remarkable part of Aotearoa New Zealand. “Whatever I had experienced in my journey so far, a moment of sheer glory was revealed from Campbells Saddle. There before me, Mt Campbell took visual command with its servants, the Branches Flat and Shotover River, obediently nestled below. This majestic scene I will never forget and instantly, I knew that for me, it would become my tūrangawaewae, my spiritual home.”


Bind: hardback


Pages: 104


Dimensions: 280 x 213 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2023


$39.95
My Will Wishes : Easing the Pressure on Loved Ones Through Productive Planning

ISBN: 9780473633226

Author: Anna Mellalieu   

This book is possibly one of the most considerate, mindful and beneficial items you will leave behind. It enables you to document your wishes, preferences, memo...


This book is possibly one of the most considerate, mindful and beneficial items you will leave behind. It enables you to document your wishes, preferences, memoires and more, in your own particular way. As we know, death is inevitable and planning a funeral, to honour someone you love, can often come with challenged opinions. My Will Wishes will guide your loved ones throughout decision making and give insight to your wants, making those heavy decisions a little lighter on those left behind.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 66


Dimensions: 150 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2023


$29.99
Family of Forest and Fungi : He Tukutuku Toiora

ISBN: 9781738588619

Authors: Valetta Sowka, Isobel Te Aho-White    Publisher: Blue Hand Publications

How did our Maori ancestors use mushrooms? What are some of the astounding ways that fungi can help us? Why do mushrooms glow? Discover the answers to these que...


How did our Maori ancestors use mushrooms? What are some of the astounding ways that fungi can help us? Why do mushrooms glow? Discover the answers to these questions and more in this book for tamariki about the magical world of fungi. Help your child build a natural connection to the taiao by journeying to the forests of Aotearoa and discovering the amazing kingdom of fungi that dwells there!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 51


Dimensions: 210 x 298 mm


Publication Date: 28-10-2023


$24.00
He Puka Ngohe Activity Book : Kaupae 1 / Beginner

ISBN: 9781738590407

Authors: Kat Quin, Pania Papa    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

The Kuwi & Friends Māori Picture Dictionary He Puka Ngohe - Activity Book is a fun, easy-to-use and relevant workbook, for those wanting to learn, practise and...


The Kuwi & Friends Māori Picture Dictionary He Puka Ngohe - Activity Book is a fun, easy-to-use and relevant workbook, for those wanting to learn, practise and use everyday words in te reo Māori. While our dictionary holds the answers, the activity book allows the reader to practise in a creative way, to help to retain their reo Māori learnings. Packed with challenges, activities, and games, all utilising visual cues from the dictionary, can assist with retention of language, to recall spoken and written words.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2023


$24.99
Kuwi's Huhu Hunt Board Book

ISBN: 9781738590414

Author: Kat Quin    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Kuwi the Kiwi decides to take Huwi on his first huhu hunt. They could make huhu hāngī, huhu hummus and huhu BBQ... Kuwi is an endangered brown kiwi and a new...


Kuwi the Kiwi decides to take Huwi on his first huhu hunt. They could make huhu hāngī, huhu hummus and huhu BBQ... Kuwi is an endangered brown kiwi and a new mum with a very fussy chick. Will she ever find her chick any huhu to eat? The second in the classic kiwi series, this story is a simple celebration of the parent/child bond. Written for young children with subtle humour parents can enjoy. Amazing, detailed, vibrant illustrations with wee native gems hidden throughout the pages.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 140 x 140 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2023


$17.99
Kuwi's Rowdy Crowd Board Book

ISBN: 9781738590421

Author: Kat Quin    Publisher: Illustrated Publishing

Kuwi the Kiwi attempts to find a moment of peace and quiet in the chaos of parenthood, but everywhere she turns the volume just gets louder. Tap-dancing tomtits...


Kuwi the Kiwi attempts to find a moment of peace and quiet in the chaos of parenthood, but everywhere she turns the volume just gets louder. Tap-dancing tomtits, karate-kicking kōkako and other noisy native friends join in the rowdy fun, until Kuwi can’t take it anymore… The fourth in the classic kiwi series, this story is a simple celebration of the parent/child bond. Written for young children with subtle humour parents can enjoy. Amazing, detailed, vibrant illustrations with wee native gems hidden throughout the pages.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 140 x 140 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2023


$17.99
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