• #NoFly: Walking The Talk on Climate Change
    #NoFly: Walking The Talk on Climate Change
    ISBN: 9781988587080
    Title: #NoFly: Walking The Talk on Climate Change
    Author: HENDY SHAUN

    What happens when a leading New Zealand scientist (and frequent traveler) rules out flying for a year? From overnight buses to epic train journeys, Shaun Hendy's experiences speak to our desire to do something ¿ anything ¿ in the face of growing climate anxiety. #NoFly confronts the hard questions of one person's attempt 'to adapt'. Was this merely privileged virtue signalling? Did it compromise his work, his life? And has it left him feeling more optimistic that we can, indeed, reach a low-emissions future?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • 100% Kiwi Business: 9 Kiwi Success Navigators
    100% Kiwi Business: 9 Kiwi Success Navigators
    ISBN: 9780473427467
    Title: 100% Kiwi Business: 9 Kiwi Success Navigators
    Author: JENNINGS RYAN L

    100% Kiwi Business delivers insights you can use to navigate
    your own business journey, through the wisdom of what’s
    working today for 100 kiwi business owners on their journey.
    You will receive:
    - A vision for New Zealand's future.
    - Insights and lessons from 100 Kiwi Business Owners and
    CEO's across
    almost every conceivable industry.
    - 9 business success navigators for every business stage.
    - 3 ways to restructure your marke[ng capability into a media publishing
    - powerhouse.
    - BONUS: Includes 200+ ques[on prompts to drive your business forward.
    Learn what’s working for Kiwi business owners, and unlock your own
    professional and personal success.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • 4 Day Week: How Flexible Work Revolution Increases Productivity, Profitability & Wellbeing, & Create a Sustainable Future
    4 Day Week: How Flexible Work Revolution Increases Productivity, Profitability & Wellbeing, & Create a Sustainable Future
    ISBN: 9780349424903
    Title: 4 Day Week: How Flexible Work Revolution Increases Productivity, Profitability & Wellbeing, & Create a Sustainable Future
    Author: BARNES ANDREW

    In The 4 Day Week, entrepreneur and business innovator Andrew Barnes makes the case for the four-day week as the answer to many of the ills of the 21st-century global economy.

    Barnes conducted an experiment in his own business, the New Zealand trust company Perpetual Guardian, and asked his staff to design a four-day week that would permit them to meet their existing productivity requirements on the same salary but with a 20% cut in work hours. The outcomes of this trial, which no business leader had previously attempted on these terms, were stunning. People were happier and healthier, more engaged in their personal lives, and more focused and productive in the office.
    The world of work has seen a dramatic shift in recent times: the former security and benefits associated with permanent employment are being displaced by the less stable gig economy. Barnes explains the dangers of a focus on flexibility at the expense of hard-won worker protections, and argues that with the four-day week, we can have the best of all worlds: optimal productivity, work-life balance, worker benefits and, at long last, a solution to pervasive economic inequities such as the gender pay gap and lack of diversity in business and governance.
    The 4 Day Week is a practical, how-to guide for business leaders and employees alike that is applicable to nearly every industry. Using qualitative and quantitative data from research gathered through the Perpetual Guardian trial and other sources by the University of Auckland and Auckland University of Technology, the book presents a step-by-step approach to preparing businesses for productivity-focused flexibility, from the necessary cultural conditions to the often complex legislative considerations.
    The story of Perpetual Guardian's unprecedented work experiment has made headlines around the world and stormed social media, reaching a global audience over 4.5 billion. A mix of trenchant analysis, personal observation and actionable advice, The 4 Day Week is an essential guide for leaders and workers seeking to make a change for the better in their work world.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00

    $38.00
  • Aging for Beginners
    Aging for Beginners
    ISBN: 9780995103221
    Title: Aging for Beginners
    Author: WILSON DOUG

    The business of getting older has changed and we can no longer rely on what worked for our parents or grandparents. This complete guide to all aspects of life after 60 (not just health) is essential reading for anyone approaching or already in the final third of their lives.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • All Blacks Don't Cry: A Story of Hope
    All Blacks Don't Cry: A Story of Hope
    ISBN: 9780143204800
    Title: All Blacks Don't Cry: A Story of Hope
    Author: KIRWAN JOHN

    'At my worst moments, I lost all sense of hope for the future. As I began to slowly get better, I began to be able to say to myself, 'This will pass, you'll get through this. Hang on to hope.' John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wingers New Zealand, and world, rugby had ever seen. A prominent and revered figure at the dawn of the professional age of rugby, he seemed to live a charmed life. Nobody knew, though, that behind closed doors 'JK' was living a life of tormented fear. Afflicted with depression for many years including those as a high-profile sportsman Kirwan was able to survive by reaching out, seeking help from those closest to him. All Blacks Don't Cry is John Kirwan's story of hope, of working through the pain and living a full life a poignant, inspirational and helpful example for anybody battling depression. 'I've been to hell and I'm back. If you're in that same place, then I understand what you're going through.'

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $42.00
    $42.00
  • All Who Live on Islands
    All Who Live on Islands
    ISBN: 9781776562893
    Title: All Who Live on Islands
    Author: LU ROSE

    'All Who Live on Islands' introduces a bold new voice in New Zealand literature. In these intimate and entertaining essays, Rose Lu takes us through personal history – a shopping trip with her Shanghai-born grandparents, her career in the Wellington tech industry, an epic hike through the Himalayas – to explore friendship, the weight of stories told and not told about diverse cultures, and the reverberations of our parents’ and grandparents’ choices. Frank and compassionate, Rose Lu’s stories illuminate the cultural and linguistic questions that migrants face, as well as what it is to be a young person living in 21st-century Aotearoa New Zealand.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Always Song in the Water: An Oceanic Sketchbook
    Always Song in the Water: An Oceanic Sketchbook
    ISBN: 9781869409340
    Title: Always Song in the Water: An Oceanic Sketchbook
    Author: O'BRIEN GREGORY

    Beginning in Northland and heading into the blue beyond, Always Song in the Water is a book of encounters and epiphanies, a dinghy ride through New Zealand's oceanic imagination.Every spring on Gregory O'Brien's front lawn, on a ridgetop in Hataitai, an upside-down dinghy blooms with flowering clematis. In this book, O'Brien takes his metaphorical dinghy to the edges of New Zealand - starting with a road trip through Northland and then voyaging out into the Pacific, to lead us into some under-explored territories of the South Pacific imagination.With creative spirits such as Janet Frame, Ralph Hotere, Robin White, John Pule and Epeli Hau'ofa as touchstones, O'Brien suggests how we New Zealanders might be re-imagining ourselves as an oceanic people on a small island in a big piece of water.Always Song in the Water is a book of encounters, sightings and unexpected epiphanies. It is a high-spirited, personal and inventive account of being alive at the outer extremities of Aotearoa New Zealand. 'This is my field notebook, my voyaging logbook,' Gregory O'Brien writes, 'this is my Schubert played on a barrel organ, my whale survey, my songbook.'Among the many artists whose work is featured are John Pule, Robin White, Phil Dadson, Fiona Hall, Euan Macleod, Laurence Aberhart and the Sydney-based painter Noel McKenna, who produced numerous works specifically for this book.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Animal Patients & Their Owners
    Animal Patients & Their Owners
    ISBN: 9780244243371
    Title: Animal Patients & Their Owners
    Author: ZUUR HANS

    Back-breaking labour, lots of blood, a speedy Morris Minor, the care of animals and interactions with their owners – this is the entertaining and emotional memoir of Hans Zuur recounting his experiences and adventures as a rural veterinarian. With an honest, quirky and refreshing writing style, Hans invites the reader on a journey into the past. Exploring how working as a rural vet in the 60’s and 70’s had its trials and joys, Hans describes how the limitations of technology, a vast array of diseases and treatments and a friendly farming community led to a challenging but ultimately rewarding career.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Antibiotic Resistance: The End of Modern Medicine?
    Antibiotic Resistance: The End of Modern Medicine?
    ISBN: 9780947518653
    Title: Antibiotic Resistance: The End of Modern Medicine?
    Author: WILES SIOUXSIE

    In ten years’ time, will antibiotics still work? Have we let bacteria get the upper hand in the evolutionary arms race?

    In the 1920s the discovery of the antibiotic penicillin started a golden age of medicine. However, experts warn that the end of that age may be just a decade away. In this BWB Text, microbiologist Siouxsie Wiles explores the looming crisis of antibiotic resistance and its threat to New Zealand. Wiles concludes that New Zealand must do more to protect the public from a future without antibiotics.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Anxious Autumn - A Covid 19 Lockdown Diary
    Anxious Autumn - A Covid 19 Lockdown Diary
    ISBN: 9780473530686
    Title: Anxious Autumn - A Covid 19 Lockdown Diary
    Author: MCLEAN CHRIS

    Anxious Autumn tells just a small part of a nationwide story; how one couple in a provincial city lived through a strange and historic period, when the traffic stopped, the skies cleared of pollution and the natural world reasserted itself. Historian Chris Maclean’s readable record of lockdown life focuses on both the domestic - food, alcohol and Netflix - and the wider national and international picture as the world changed with frightening speed. Some leaders, like New Zealand’s, shone in the crisis; many others were found wanting. The author’s experiences are complemented by guest writer entries and interviews to provide a diversity of lockdown experiences.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Assessment of Mental Capacity: A NZ Guide for Doctors & Lawyers
    Assessment of Mental Capacity: A NZ Guide for Doctors & Lawyers
    ISBN: 9781776562947
    Title: Assessment of Mental Capacity: A NZ Guide for Doctors & Lawyers
    Author: DOUGLAS ALISON; YOUNG GREG; MCMILLAN JOHN

    The ability to make decisions and take actions that influence our life is critically important and ranges from simple everyday choices about what to have for breakfast, to far-reaching decisions about health care, personal or financial matters. When our ability to make our own decisions is impaired, whether due to dementia, learning or intellectual disability, mental illness or brain injury, that might mean we are not able to make decisions for ourselves. So, there is a need for clear assessment processes to help decide whether someone has the capacity to make their own decisions, who should make decisions on their behalf, and on what basis such decisions should be made.

    The guidance in this book has been written to serve the needs of doctors, lawyers, health professionals, families and whanau. It was written by experts from a range of disciplines including law, medicine and ethics, and is based on the Toolkit for Assessing Capacity. It combines an explanation of the law, case studies and practical guidance for health and legal professionals about capacity, how it is assessed, and what supporting people with impaired capacity means in practice.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Audrey Story
    Audrey Story
    ISBN: 9780473449926
    Title: Audrey Story
    Author: EWAN JOHN


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Barefoot Years
    Barefoot Years
    ISBN: 9781927277676
    Title: Barefoot Years
    Author: EDMOND MARTIN

    The myriad of the living in all of their many forms, defunct, mutant, revenant or otherwise; traversing memory’s infinite field.

    Martin Edmond’s Barefoot Years is a memoir in which the author attempts to re-inhabit the lost domain of childhood. It is evocative and poignant, detailed yet fragmentary, full of half-forgotten things: what may be recovered also reveals that which is gone forever. These remembered beginnings, both familiar and strange, take us back to when a world was being made.

    This BWB Text forms the first part of a full memoir by Martin Edmond to be published by Bridget Williams Books in 2015.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Barry Brickell Reader
    Barry Brickell Reader
    ISBN: 9780947493349
    Title: Barry Brickell Reader
    Author: BRICKELL BARRY O'BRIEN GREG (ED & INTRO)

    A Barry Brickell Reader illuminates not the pottery Barry Brickell is known for, but another facet of his genius: his ‘wrertings’. Reflecting the extrusions, bulges, crevasses and bobbles, his poetry — like his pots — can be mildly offensive, but they contain the same virtues Barry associated with rail travel: sensuality, rhythm, vibration and warmth.

    Here, Barry’s great creative output is laid out expansively, accompanied by a photoessay of Barry doing what he did best: working.



    The real me

    Why do you
    keep on
    telling me
    I’m something
    that I’m not?
    Nottapotta,
    not an engineer,
    not an artist,
    nottawriter,
    Not even
    a real man —
    just a wrerter,
    a ceramiccissist,
    mudslinger
    and an oddity —
    which is
    closer
    to the actual
    truth?


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Beauty Guide
    Beauty Guide
    ISBN: 9780473436094
    Title: Beauty Guide
    Author: WEAVER LIBBY

    In a world where so many women feel deflated by what they see in the mirror, tempted into the realm of ;enhancements; or drawn to anything that will help mask their flaws;, The Beauty Guide shines a spotlight on what it means to be beautiful and acts as a guide to help the reader feel and look their best—at any age. With a degree in nutrition and dietetics, a PhD in biochemistry and 20 years of clinical practice, Dr Libby's knowledge of what works and doesn’t work for our bodies is extensive. In this stunningly illustrated book, she explains the nutritional, biochemical and emotional basis to beauty challenges such as acne, cellulite, and rosacea, and teaches you how to heal them by deciphering the messages your body is sharing with you. But more than this, The Beauty Guide will help to reframe the way you look at beauty. Learn how to stop worrying about what others think of you, improve your relationship with your body and explore ways to inspire a new generation of girls with an innate belief in their inner beauty.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Being a True Hero: Understanding & Preventing Suicide in Your Community
    Being a True Hero: Understanding & Preventing Suicide in Your Community
    ISBN: 9780473471903
    Title: Being a True Hero: Understanding & Preventing Suicide in Your Community
    Author: HEMPSEED MICHAEL

    Too often we exclusively associate suicide with depression, Being A True Hero looks at the many causes of suicide, from depression, bullying, brain injuries, psychosis, lack of sleep, childhood trauma, the cluster effect, loneliness, failure and many more. This book will help the reader to know more about suicide, whether they are a concerned parent, a friend, an employer, a counsellor, sports coach or a doctor. The book is the result of over 10 years research. Michael Hempseed effortlessly merges scientific research with real world examples, he presents complex scientific information in a way so that anyone can understand it. Being A True Hero, is full of possibilities for recovery and the sheer number of options for help will astound many readers. More importantly he shows that no matter how bad the situation is there is always hope.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Best of e-Tangata
    Best of e-Tangata
    ISBN: 9780947518455
    Title: Best of e-Tangata
    Author: MISA TAPU & WILSON GARY

    The celebrated digital magazine e-Tangata is home to some of the most incisive and profound commentary on life in New Zealand. Maori, Pasifika and Pakeha writers grapple with topics that range from politics and social issues to history and popular culture. The best of these are collected together here into this BWB Text by the magazine’s editors, Tapu Misa and Gary Wilson.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Better Lives Migration Wellbeing & NZ
    Better Lives Migration Wellbeing & NZ
    ISBN: 9781988533759
    Title: Better Lives Migration Wellbeing & NZ
    Author: FRY JULIE & WILSON PETER

    Better Lives provides a comprehensive overview of immigration in New Zealand, showing how immigration is not just an economic imperative that needs to be managed, but an opportunity to enhance people's lives.Migration is at historically high levels and more than a quarter of the New Zealand population was born overseas. Yet immigration remains a deeply contentious issue, with the debate more often shaped by emotion than evidence.Julie Fry and Peter Wilson have developed a new framework that broadens the scope of how we consider migration policy. Rather than just considering the effect of migration on GDP, they look at factors such as the Treaty of Waitangi. Their goal? Migration policy that acknowledges the complexity of the world we all inhabit.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Beyond These Shores: Aotearoa & the World
    Beyond These Shores: Aotearoa & the World
    ISBN: 9781988545639
    Title: Beyond These Shores: Aotearoa & the World
    Author: HALL NINA

    In recent years, more people are calling for an independent, values-based foreign policy and parties of all political stripes are looking for new ideas to achieve that. This book brings together a diverse group of New Zealanders to outline their visions for New Zealands role in the world. It sparks a conversation about how we can exercise leadership and influence in the international arena.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Big Questions: What Is NZ's Future?
    Big Questions: What Is NZ's Future?
    ISBN: 9780143772378
    Title: Big Questions: What Is NZ's Future?
    Author: VARIOUS

    New Zealand is at a crossroads. People are increasingly concerned about where we are headed. Can we improve our appalling statistics on poverty and violence? What about work - will we all be replaced by robots? Will our children (let alone our grandchildren) be able to afford to buy a house? Can we clean up our rivers?

    This book looks at many aspects of our lives and our nation. Experts in their fields write about the challenges that face us and the opportunities we have to make changes for the better.

    A fascinating set of perspectives and ideas on our way of life and our future as a nation.

    Writers are- Dame Anne Salmond, Judge Andrew Becroft; Rod Oram; Jacinta Ruru; Felicity Goodyear-Smith; Tim Watkin; Patrick Reynolds; Jarrod Gilbert; Stuart McNaughton; David Brougham, Jarrod Haar & Yumiko Olliver-Gray; Golriz Ghahraman; Theresa Gattung; Peter O'Connor; and Leonie Freeman.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Big Smoke: NZ Cities 1840–1920
    Big Smoke: NZ Cities 1840–1920
    ISBN: 9780947492434
    Title: Big Smoke: NZ Cities 1840–1920
    Author: SCHRADER BEN

    Unlike in Europe, North America, Australia and elsewhere, urban history has never been sustained as a distinct field of scholarship in New Zealand. This is surprising, considering that since the early twentieth century most New Zealanders have lived in towns and cities – 86 per cent were urban in 2014. Yet we know surprisingly little about these urban dwellers and the spaces in which they lived.

    The pursuit of city life is one of the most important untold stories of New Zealand. The Big Smoke is the first comprehensive history to tell this story, presenting a dynamic and highly illustrated account of city life from 1840 to 1920.

    It explores such questions as: what did cities look like and how did they change; why were women especially drawn to live in cities; in what ways did Maori experience and shape cities; how far was the street a living room and stage for city life; and why did New Zealand so quickly became a nation of townspeople?

    At a time of national debate over housing and the growth of our cities, Ben Schrader’s superb new history reveals how our urban origins have shaped the people we are today.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Billion Dollar Bonfire
    Billion Dollar Bonfire
    ISBN: 9780473474959
    Title: Billion Dollar Bonfire
    Author: LEE CHRIS

    The collapse of South Canterbury Finance (SCF) is one of the biggest New Zealand stories of the last decade. The sweep of events, from Timaru to the Beehive, include some of the most revealing moments on issues critical to this country - everything from poor governance and systemic issues in the finance sector, through to the structural risks this exposed and the costs it ultimately presented to all New Zealanders. There has not yet been a book that has attempted to tell this story, certainly not one from an `insider' perspective. The Billion Dollar Bonfire by Chris Lee will be the first book to do both these things. Chris tells this fascinating story as both a long-standing New Zealand financial advisor and a protagonist in the narrative. As he writes in the opening chapter, he knew Alan Hubbard personally and, from the late 1990s, had clients invest with SCF. His main motivation for writing the book, made explicit throughout, is his overriding concern that this could all happen again without significant changes to our law and the culture of the capital markets industry. The book is underpinned by substantial research: thousands of documents - including new material from OIAs and other sources - and interviews, both public and anonymous, with many of the key figures.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Book of Knowing: Know How You Think, Change How You Feel
    Book of Knowing: Know How You Think, Change How You Feel
    ISBN: 9781988547107
    Title: Book of Knowing: Know How You Think, Change How You Feel
    Author: SMITH GWENDOLINE

    Learn to understand the way you think and you will create resilience and be able to deal with many of the unnecessary anxieties of life.
    Written in an accessible and humorous style, this book teaches you to know what's going on in your mind and how to get your feelings under control. It'll help you adapt and feel better about your place in the world.

    Psychologist Gwendoline Smith uses her broad scientific knowledge and experience to explain in clear and simple language what's going on when you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious and confused.

    Originally aimed at young people, this book works for anyone because it helps you work out what is going on in your mind and how you can take control of your feelings. It's relevant whether you have a diagnosed condition or whether you are just experiencing life as too difficult right now.

    Based on the school of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy this is scientific and logic-based, but also straight-forward and practical.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Book of Overthinking
    Book of Overthinking
    ISBN: 9781988547374
    Title: Book of Overthinking
    Author: SMITH GWENDOLINE

    Overthinking, ruminating, worrying: bestselling author Gwendoline Smith explains this common form of anxiety and offers helpful advice for overcoming it.
    Overthinking is also known as worrying or ruminating and it's a form of anxiety that many people suffer from.

    Psychologist and bestselling author Gwendoline Smith explains in clear and simple language the concepts of positive and negative overthinking, the truth about worry and how to deal with the 'thought viruses' that are holding you back.

    She helps you understand what's going on in your head, using humour, lots of examples and anecdotes, and she offers powerful strategies for addressing your issues.

    Based on cognitive behavioural theory, this book will help you in all the key areas of your life: from your personal life to relationships and work.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Braided River: Migration & the Personal Essay
    Braided River: Migration & the Personal Essay
    ISBN: 9781988531533
    Title: Braided River: Migration & the Personal Essay
    Author: COMER DIANE

    'The Braided River' explores contemporary migration to New Zealand through an examination of 200 personal essays written by 37 migrants from 20 different countries, spanning all ages and life stages. The first book to examine migration through the lens of the personal essay, 'The Braided River' presents migration as a lifelong experience that affects everything from language, home, work, family and friendship to finances, citizenship and social benefits. Like migrants themselves, 'The Braided River' crosses boundaries, working at the intersections of literature, history, philosophy and sociology to discuss questions of identity and belonging.& Throughout, Diane Comer, both migrant and essayist herself, demonstrates the versatility of the personal essay as a means to analyse and understand migration, an issue with increasing relevance worldwide.& &

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Brain Connections: How to Sleep Better, Worry Less & Feel Happier
    Brain Connections: How to Sleep Better, Worry Less & Feel Happier
    ISBN: 9780473467432
    Title: Brain Connections: How to Sleep Better, Worry Less & Feel Happier
    Author: KANJI GIRESH

    Dr Giresh Kanji is a thought leader and expert
    in challenging our current paradigms in health
    care. He is a medical specialist with a PhD. He is
    a senior lecturer at Auckland University (Hon),
    the chairperson of the NZ Pain Foundation
    and the editor of Australasian Musculoskeletal
    Medicine Journal. He has spoken in New
    Zealand, Australia, Tahiti, the United States, and
    Europe. Visit www.gireshkanji.com

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Bright Ideas for Young Minds: 70 Step-by-Step Activities to Do at Home With Your Child
    Bright Ideas for Young Minds: 70 Step-by-Step Activities to Do at Home With Your Child
    ISBN: 9780473403775
    Title: Bright Ideas for Young Minds: 70 Step-by-Step Activities to Do at Home With Your Child

    This striking hardback book is full of activities and experiences for New Zealand children. It is an essential go-to resource for parents, aunts, uncles and grandparents of children aged 0 - 6.
    Are you looking for new ideas to engage your young child's curious mind and energetic body? Ideas that are both fun and educational? Are you looking for ways to ensure that the time you spend with your child is quality bonding time?
    If the answer to these questions is yes, then look no further. The team at BestStart, New Zealand's largest early learning provider, has put together this book especially for people like you. Written by over 100 early childhood educators, with contributions from Plunket, the Heart Foundation and Jumping Beans, this book is a treasure trove of activities designed to stimulate the inquiring minds of our youngest learners.


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Broken Estate
    Broken Estate
    ISBN: 9780947518356
    Title: Broken Estate
    Author: BUNCE MEL

    n the age of Trump, fake news and celebrity headlines, it is easy to despair about the future of journalism. The New Zealand and global media are in a state of crisis – the old economic models for print journalism are no longer viable, public funding has been neglected for decades, and the numbers of journalists employed by major news organisations are in freefall.

    New Zealander Mel Bunce is a young lecturer at the acclaimed Department of Journalism at City, University of London. In what she describes as both a critique and a love letter, Bunce discusses the state of journalism in New Zealand and the solutions needed to ensure its future. Her fresh analysis draws on the latest international research and interviews with leading journalists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Brothers in Black: The Long History of Brotherhood in NZ Rugby
    Brothers in Black: The Long History of Brotherhood in NZ Rugby
    ISBN: 9781988547497
    Title: Brothers in Black: The Long History of Brotherhood in NZ Rugby
    Author: WALL JAMIE

    There's an astounding number of brothers playing in top level rugby in New Zealand. How is this so? What's it like for the siblings: do they compete with each other or do they support each other? Is there a particular climate in some families that encourages this success?

    'Splendid, comprehensive, insightful and entertaining' Brian Turner, Newsroom

    'An engaging and delightful read' John Campbell, TVNZ



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Busy As F*ck
    Busy As F*ck
    ISBN: 9781775541448
    Title: Busy As F*ck
    Author: NIMMO KAREN

    When did busy become a badge of honour?

    In 10 on-the-couch sessions, New Zealand clinical psychologist Karen Nimmo diagnoses, explains and treats Busy as F*@K syndrome, the condition that's consuming us all, whether we realise it or not.

    If we are going to squeeze the most from ourselves and our all-too-short lives, we need to be able to gauge when our Busy as F*@kness is compromising (or drip-feed destroying) our physical and emotional health, when we're hurting people we love, when we're becoming that person others want to hide from.

    In these pages you'll meet people who are facing the problems most commonly reported in our Busy as F*@k worlds. Some will resonate with you - or you'll spot traits of people you know. Whenever you get an 'aha' moment, you'll find tips, tools and tactics to guide your own journey

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Can You Tolerate This?
    Can You Tolerate This?
    ISBN: 9781776560769
    Title: Can You Tolerate This?
    Author: YOUNG ASHLEIGH

    Can You Tolerate This? is a collection of twenty-one personal essays by Ashleigh Young. In this spirited and singular book, Young roams freely from preoccupation to preoccupation – Hamilton’s 90s music scene, family histories, a boy with a rare skeletal disease, a stone-collecting French postman, a desire for impossible physical transformation – trying to find some measure of clarity amid uncertainty. How to bear each moment of experience: the inconsequential as much as the shattering? Her search takes us through poignant, funny and raw territories.

    ‘This is a brave, sometimes confronting, always intriguing, often compelling and distinctly unusual book. The essays are consistently entertaining in a way that is rare in literary nonfiction of any kind. The voice is one which readers will fall in love with.’ —Martin Edmond

    ‘Some of Ashleigh Young’s personal essays feel to me like beautifully told short stories – they just happen to be true, or true-ish.’ —Bill Manhire


    Ashleigh Young works as an editor in Wellington and teaches creative science writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters. Her poetry and essays have been widely published in print and online journals, including Tell You What: Great New Zealand Nonfiction, Five Dials (UK) and The Griffith Review (Australia). Can You Tolerate This? is her second book; her first was the poetry collection Magnificent Moon (VUP, 2012). She gained an MA in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters in 2009, winning the Adam Prize. She blogs at eyelashroaming.com.

    Cover by Elliot Elam.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Careful Revolution
    Careful Revolution
    ISBN: 9781988545684
    Title: Careful Revolution
    Author: HALL DAVID (ED)

    Climate change is happening and the potential long-term costs are incalculable. But how do we manage the short-term costs of mitigation? How do we undertake a low-emissions transition that wont undermine the public support that it relies upon? This book makes the case for a careful revolution and provides the tools to prepare New Zealanders for change.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Case for Cannabis Law Reform
    Case for Cannabis Law Reform
    ISBN: 9781080976744
    Title: Case for Cannabis Law Reform
    Author: MCLEOD VINCE

    The Case For Cannabis Law Reform makes the comprehensive argument for reforming our cannabis laws. Across 58 fully-referenced chapters, this book covers the practical, moral, economic, cultural, medicinal, historical and spiritual reasons to repeal cannabis prohibition - among others Compiled by former Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party Membership Secretary Vince McLeod, this book contains all the arguments one could possibly have for wanting to reform our cannabis laws. It is the result of over a decade of experience in fighting for cannabis law reform.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Catch & Release: A Life Of Art Thoughts & Nonsense
    Catch & Release: A Life Of Art Thoughts & Nonsense
    ISBN: 9780473488628
    Title: Catch & Release: A Life Of Art Thoughts & Nonsense
    Author: HILL MICHAEL

    Catch & Release is a compilation of renowned global jeweller Sir Michael Hill's doodled diary entries, snatches of inspiration and plenty of attempted wisdom. You'll find thoughtful musings alongside chaos and contradiction spread across over 400 pages collected through the years. These drawings by Hill come directly from his imagination, scrawled on whatever is made available in front of him: board papers, airline vomit bags, or a more traditional sketch book - A spontaneous catch and release

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Child Poverty Debate: Myths, Misconceptions & Misunderstandings
    Child Poverty Debate: Myths, Misconceptions & Misunderstandings
    ISBN: 9781927277751
    Title: Child Poverty Debate: Myths, Misconceptions & Misunderstandings
    Author: BOSTON JONATHAN & CHAPPLE SIMON

    What is child poverty, what evidence is there of such poverty in New Zealand and why does it matter? These questions regularly attract answers accompanied by conjecture and prejudice. This short book uses the latest evidence and a non-partisan approach, identifying child poverty as a critical issue for New Zealand’s future. Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s succinct introduction to this challenge, drawn from their widely acclaimed full-length book and updated with new data, is essential reading.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Christchurch Ruptures
    Christchurch Ruptures
    ISBN: 9780908321292
    Title: Christchurch Ruptures
    Author: PICKLES KATIE

    The devastating earthquake that hit Christchurch in 2011 did more than rupture the surface of the city, argues historian Katie Pickles. It created a definitive endpoint to a history shaped by omission, by mythmaking, and by ideological storytelling. In this multi-layered BWB Text, Pickles uncovers what was lost that February day, drawing out the different threads of Christchurch's colonial history and demonstrating why we should not attempt to knit them back together. This is an incisive analysis of the way a city's character is interlinked with its geo-spatial appearance: when the latter changes, so too must the former.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Creche Case (Reprint 2019)
    City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Creche Case (Reprint 2019)
    ISBN: 9781988531854
    Title: City Possessed: The Christchurch Civic Creche Case (Reprint 2019)
    Author: HOOD LYNLEY

    Originally published in 2001, A City Possessed is the harrowing account of one of New Zealand's most high-profile criminal cases - a story of child sexual abuse allegations, gender politics and the law.

    In detailing the events of the 1990s that led up to and surrounded the allegations made against several staff of the Christchurch Civic Creche, author Lynley Hood shows how and why such a case could happen. A City Possessed won the Montana Medal for Non-Fiction at the 2002 Montana New Zealand Book Awards.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Cleansed & Cured
    Cleansed & Cured
    ISBN: 9781869539832
    Title: Cleansed & Cured
    Author: ELLIOTT BRETT

    Do you suffer with any of these?
    Acne, Allergies, Arthritis, Asthma, Bloating, Blood sugar problems, Blood pressure, Candida, Celiac disease, Crohn's disease, Colitis, Constipation, Diverticulitis, Eczema, Fatigue, Fluid retention, Gas, Gout, Headaches, Heartburn, Haemorrhoids, High cholesterol, Indigestion, Irritable bowel, Lazy bowel, Memory loss, Mucus congestion, Palpitations, Parasites, Psoriasis, Reflux, Sinusitis, Skin rashes, Stomach or peptic ulcers, Weight gain.

    What is really causing these symptoms?
    Toxic overload is the single biggest, most lethal health epidemic of our time, and it's left largely unspoken about. Now at last, here is a clear explanation of how chronic toxicity is underlying the most commons ailments in the developed world. Find out what can we do about it, and how a simple, natural inner-body cleansing programme can help with our most common health problems.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Climate Dispossessed: Justice for the Pacific in Aotearoa?
    Climate Dispossessed: Justice for the Pacific in Aotearoa?
    ISBN: 9781988587233
    Title: Climate Dispossessed: Justice for the Pacific in Aotearoa?
    Author: CROSSEN TEALL

    The world is heating up beyond the capacity of some countries to cope. Entire populations of Pacific islands are threatened, jeopardising the sovereign rights of these countries and the security of the region. This book explores what a just response to the risk of climate change displacement in the Pacific could look like.

    It¿s a difficult conversation. For many Pacific islands, talking about plans to abandon their country risks providing the international community with an excuse to not reduce emissions. Yet internal climate change displacement cannot be avoided, and cross-border displacement may become a reality without urgent climate action. The risk of this dispossession presents profound questions of life, identity and justice for all of us living in the Pacific, in light of the fundamental principles of international law and our commitments in Te Tiriti o Waitangi.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.00
    $15.00
  • Collectors Anonymous #3
    Collectors Anonymous #3
    ISBN: 9772382114002
    Title: Collectors Anonymous #3
    Author: WEAVER SHANNON

    An extensive guide to all things second hand throughout New Zealand. From op shops to antique stores, auction houses to car boot markets this book gives you everything you need to know about where to go. Compact in size so that it cant easily be stored on ones person or within a vehicles glove box for all spontaneous adventures for treasure and other such booty.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
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