New Releases (22)

Bonsai Growing in New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473333355

Author: Beverley Van    Publisher: Beverley Van

Reprinted 2020 The art of growing and tending for bonsai has been known for many hundreds of years in Eastern countries. But it is only in comparatively recent ...


Reprinted 2020 The art of growing and tending for bonsai has been known for many hundreds of years in Eastern countries. But it is only in comparatively recent times that bonsai have come to be grown in practically every part of the world. Today with almost daily advances in technology, it is reassuring ti know that there are still pursuits that can provide an opportunity for people to get away form the stresses of everyday life. Bonsai is one of them. You may be an absolute beginner or you could have been working on your bonsai for some time. Whichever the case, the hope that this book will help you to avoid some of the pitfalls encountered in earlier days. No matter if you grow six or sixty bonsai you will find that growing and developing your bonsai will give you great satisfaction and a renewed awareness of the beauty of nature.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 170


Dimensions: 212 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-09-2015


$49.99
The Radicals

ISBN: 9780473436001

Author: Marolyn Krasner   

After twenty-five years of extremist feminist activism, D is on probation for assaulting homophobes and she is becoming something she never wanted to be: respec...


After twenty-five years of extremist feminist activism, D is on probation for assaulting homophobes and she is becoming something she never wanted to be: respectable. D’s mom and girlfriend hope her life as leader of the feminist collective Pussy Power is over, but D feels like a failure. When she finds out her estranged father has jumped on the white power bandwagon and is sharing the personal details of marginalized people on his badly designed website, she reconnects with her toxic Pussy Power cofounder and triggers a chain of events that causes her new life to implode, which is very bad, but is also exactly what she wants.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 29-02-2020


$25.00
The Lifers

ISBN: 9781988592077

Author: Michael Steven    Publisher: Otago University Press

From Sean Macgregor's lounge occupied by stoned youths, to three bank robbers en route to the Penrose ANZ, Michael Steven's second collection presents his clear...


From Sean Macgregor's lounge occupied by stoned youths, to three bank robbers en route to the Penrose ANZ, Michael Steven's second collection presents his clear, clean vision of 'the lifers' who inhabit these islands and beyond.A generation's subterranean memories of post-Rogernomics New Zealand are a linking thread, in the decades straddling the millennium, while other poems echo with the ghostly voices of the dead, disappeared and forgotten. Steven's writing neither patronises nor romanticises in its intricate depictions of small worlds of violence, despair, love and struggle. Always it refers back to the redemption of human connection as its magnetic pole.Dawn is a fire show of gold and hot white, blasting the darkness off the isthmus.In two hours, I will land in your city.I am made of atoms and they are dancing.


Pages: 92


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2020


Tags: New Release   Poetry
$27.50
I'm Joking

ISBN: 9780995121027

Author: Tom E Moffatt   

Giggle yourself silly with over 500 original jokes by Tom E Moffatt: author of Children's Laughter. These brand-spanking-new jokes are a great way to freshen up...


Giggle yourself silly with over 500 original jokes by Tom E Moffatt: author of Children's Laughter. These brand-spanking-new jokes are a great way to freshen up your joke repertoire and change that broken record. Brimming with squeeky-clean family fun, amusing introductions from the author and hilarious illustrations throughout... I'm Joking makes the perfect gift for children aged 8 and up.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 236


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$19.99
Into The Labyrinth (Dreamweavers Book 2)

ISBN: 9780473505479

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

A sound broke through the usual calm—the same cracking sound I had heard while I was awake!  The fragments Awa Bryant trapped just after she learned she was...


A sound broke through the usual calm—the same cracking sound I had heard while I was awake!  The fragments Awa Bryant trapped just after she learned she was a long-awaited-for Dreamweaver are terrifyingly close to breaking free – so close that even in the waking world she can hear their efforts to crack their giant glass dome prison. Veila the Dreamcharmer is training her to use her powers, but Awa is impatient, distracted and still struggling with anxiety in her waking life. Yet, the threat grows stronger. She learns from Veila and the Priestess Tree that she must find the mysterious Dreamrealm labyrinth in order to master her powers and learn to alchemise the fragments before they can do more harm.   Even with the training and the guidance she’s received, can she succeed in her quest and defeat them before the marvellous Dreamrealm is destroyed?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 204


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$22.99
Where Do The Pine Trees Go?

ISBN: 9780473505509

Authors: Erica Kinder, Mikis van Geffen    Publisher: Southern North Island Wood Council

One morning Fred is woken by a crashing sound. He peeks out the curtains and sees the pine trees on the farm, his favourite place to play, being taken down by a...


One morning Fred is woken by a crashing sound. He peeks out the curtains and sees the pine trees on the farm, his favourite place to play, being taken down by a logging machine. Fred is horrified but soon learns all about harvesting, replanting and the wonderful uses and benefits trees have. This book contains facts from the Forestry Sector in New Zealand and depicts part of the story of our renewable resource, along with the industry that cares for its growth and use. There is also hidden wooden objects on each page to try and find. Check the key on the last page to see if you found them all. At the end is also a word find, colouring, a maze, and some forestry facts about New Zealand


Bind: paperback


Pages: 34


Dimensions: 220 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$19.99
Alcohol : A Dangerous Love Affair

ISBN: 9780473503215

Authors: George A F Seber, D Graeme Woodfield    Publisher: Wild Side Publishing

An in-depth study of the effects of alcohol on users, the community, the nation of New Zealand, and globally Written for anyone interested in alcohol, as even m...


An in-depth study of the effects of alcohol on users, the community, the nation of New Zealand, and globally Written for anyone interested in alcohol, as even moderate drinkers are at health risk. The data available is enormous, but we are left with the impression that our political peers have conveniently ignored this elephant in the room. This compendium of verified data on alcohol examines nearly every aspect of its involvement in our lives, our community, our country, and globally. Alcohol is highly addictive and can destroy a person’s life. The nature of the addiction is described, and how it affects the brain. Some tips for low risk drinking are given as well as strategies for controlling alcohol consumption.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 229 x 153 x 13 mm


Publication Date: 02-04-2020


$39.99
Scott Base Antarctica The Early Years

ISBN: 9780473458522

Author: Don Webster   

For two periods in the early 1960s young science technician Don Webster wintered over in Antarctica, helping build extensions to the New Zealand station at Scot...


For two periods in the early 1960s young science technician Don Webster wintered over in Antarctica, helping build extensions to the New Zealand station at Scott Base. It was barely two years after Sir Edmond Hillary’s support of the 1957-58 Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition. Don describes in detail the design and construction of the buildings of the base, providing an invaluable historical record of both the physical base itself and also of daily life there in the summers and winters of those early years. Storms, severe cold and aircraft accidents are described in vivid detail. The book has 370 photographs many never before published.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 268


Dimensions: 210 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 31-12-2019


$59.99
Be Brave

ISBN: 9781787832329

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Less fear. More fierce. Whatever challenges life sends your way, you need to know and nurture your inner strength. Packed with inspiring affirmations and courag...


Less fear. More fierce. Whatever challenges life sends your way, you need to know and nurture your inner strength. Packed with inspiring affirmations and courageous quotations from those who have dared to be audacious, this book will boost your self-belief and empower you to BE BRAVE.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 10-01-2020


$19.99
F*ck You're Old

ISBN: 9781787835160

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

his collection of spirited and downright hilarious musings about age and ageing will help you to see the funny side about getting old. Yes, there’s the memory...


his collection of spirited and downright hilarious musings about age and ageing will help you to see the funny side about getting old. Yes, there’s the memory loss, the creaky knees and the receding hair but you’re worldly wise (apparently) and have a lifetime of anecdotes to show for it (debatable). And besides, we’ll all be old-timers one day, but today it’s your turn!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 13-02-2020


$19.99
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