New Releases (47)

Performer - A Memoir

ISBN: 9780473593971

Author: Paul Maunder   

Paul Maunder’s compelling memoir tells us of ‘the road less travelled’ as he reflects on his role as film-maker, theatre director, educator, writer, full...


Paul Maunder’s compelling memoir tells us of ‘the road less travelled’ as he reflects on his role as film-maker, theatre director, educator, writer, full-time parent, producer, actor and teller of stories, combined with personal relationships, the development of his political and ideological beliefs, the experiences of being brought up by adoptive parents and his later contact with his birth family. One of the many strengths of this memoir is the perception, honesty and analysis brought to this experience. Beautifully and sensitively written, this memoir tells not only a personal story but evokes the immense social changes within New Zealand over the 1950’s to the present time.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 295


Dimensions: 230 x 150 x 20 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2021


$35.00
Louise Henderson : From Life

ISBN: 9780864633255

Author: Felicity Milburn    Publisher: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki & Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

In the story of New Zealand art, there's no one quite like Louise Henderson. A painter trained in embroidery and design. A French woman who found freedom to be ...


In the story of New Zealand art, there's no one quite like Louise Henderson. A painter trained in embroidery and design. A French woman who found freedom to be herself in New Zealand. A modernist who looked to European tradition for inspiration. And a pioneer of abstraction who remained engaged with the world around her. The first substantial book on Henderson - and the only publication to illustrate artwork and archival material from across her seven-decade career - Louise Henderson: From Life connects this extraordinary artist with an international discussion about women modernists and confirms her importance in New Zealand's visual culture.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 245 x 290 mm


Publication Date: 15-11-2019


$65.00
Flytying For Beginners

ISBN: 9781913159283

Author: Barry Ord Clarke    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

This exceptionally clear and easy-to-use beginner’s guide shows you exactly how to create universal fishing flies, step-by-step. Each of the 12 patterns is li...


This exceptionally clear and easy-to-use beginner’s guide shows you exactly how to create universal fishing flies, step-by-step. Each of the 12 patterns is linked by QR code to a YouTube video showing the author tying the fly in question. 12 key trout patterns demonstrate the most important flytying techniques FLYING ANT ELK HAIR CADDIS THE F FLY HARE'S EAR NYMPH COPPER JOHN PHEASANT TAIL NYMPH MAYFLY DUN KLINKHÃMER MONTANA NYMPH WOOLLY BUGGER ZEBRA NYMPH ZONKER


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 189 x 245 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2021


$39.99
Policy-making Under Pressure

ISBN: 9781988503240

Authors: Sonia Mazey, Jeremy Richardson    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Public policy-making in Aotearoa New Zealand has a patchy track record. In many policy sectors New Zealand performs no worse than many other advanced democracie...


Public policy-making in Aotearoa New Zealand has a patchy track record. In many policy sectors New Zealand performs no worse than many other advanced democracies, and in some it is recognised as world leading. But it is clear that the system is under pressure, confronted with an endless conveyor belt of problems. By international standards, New Zealand ranks poorly in some sectors, notably child poverty, affordable housing, youth suicide, water pollution and obesity. To better serve the ‘team of five million‘, how can the public policy process be improved? Sonia Mazey and Jeremy Richardson, academics whose working lives have been spent researching the policy-making process, sought to answer this question with the help of people with extensive policy-making experience. Policy-making Under Pressure features a diverse team of contributors including former government ministers, senior public servants, commentators and representatives of key stakeholder groups. Their reflections and perspectives provide expert insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the New Zealand policy process, and offer new angles on persistent problems and policy processes. Drawing upon these first-hand accounts and linking them to classic theories of public policy-making, Mazey and Richardson explain in an accessible way why government ‘stuff-ups’ happen, and suggest practical steps the policy establishment could take to improve policy-making in New Zealand. Written for a wide audience, the book will be of interest to anyone interested in how we might be better served by our government, as well as to public policy practitioners, researchers, and students taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses in government, politics and public policy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 316


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 22-11-2021


$49.99
Bonded

ISBN: 9780473581190

Author: Ian Austin   

Some families shouldn’t stick together. When unlimited wealth and power are incorporated into the mix too, no boundaries are safe from being crossed to get wh...


Some families shouldn’t stick together. When unlimited wealth and power are incorporated into the mix too, no boundaries are safe from being crossed to get what you want. Dan Calder’s thrown in at the deep end to help Police make some sense of all the evidence about the terrorist bombing plot at Auckland International Airport, but the one thing he needs most of all is the one thing he doesn’t have… Time! When Calder challenges the authorities view, he’s summarily dumped altogether from the investigation. Aggrieved and hell bent on solving the outrageously audacious crime, he takes off to St Louis in search of a missing sister and preventing the family reunion to end all reunions. One insatiable desire passed down through four generations in America’s broken heart city, a mercenary entirely focused on the job, unbreakable family bonds and Dan Calder’s career covering up a domestic life in turmoil. Everything is on the line with multiple stories interwoven by time and blood… Bonded. Taking inspiration from arguably the most famous, rare and sought after postage stamps ever, Ian Austin has created a brand new crime thriller using the real life stories and histories of those few Plate 77 Penny Reds known to exist . From being lost in earthquakes to stolen from auction houses, the fabled Plate 77's are accepted as the 'Holy Grail' for philatelists across the globe. Using his vast police experience, including undercover and specialist surveillance stints. Austin's Dan Calder character has embedded himself into New Zealand's crime writing culture, with his previous books The Agency, The Second Grave and Frozen Summer. Bonded sees Calder become a truly international crime busting traveller for the first time. Taking his skills and his internal struggles across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States and thereby opening the potential for a whole new audience. Bonded is an edge of the seat thriller and Ian Austin's best yet.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 350


Dimensions: 153 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 19-11-2021


$30.00
More Than A Roof

ISBN: 9780473593629

Author: Adrienne Jansen    Publisher: Landing Press

More Than A Roof is about housing. It's about nostalgia, anger, contentment, longing, fear and much much more. It brings together voices from across the spectru...


More Than A Roof is about housing. It's about nostalgia, anger, contentment, longing, fear and much much more. It brings together voices from across the spectrum - from those with no homes, those in emergency accommodation, in caravans, in cars, on boats, in rentals, or in their own houses. Drawing together well-known writers and first-time poets, it's a unique and timely collection. Each poem lets us in to a personal viewpoint and narrative that gently and inevitably leads to a self-reflection of what makes up our own home. A welcome respite to the endless editorials on the housing crisis and who is to blame. – Vic Crockford and David Zussman, Community A house, a home, to be homeless, to be at home in the world… I guarantee you’ll be moved by the stories in this collection, lavish in its multiplicity of voices. It’s beautiful and heart-warming, and at times it will move you to tears. A wonderful read. – Bernadette Hall


Bind: paperback


Pages: 218


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2021


Tags: New Release   November 2021   Poetry
$25.00
1921 : Rugby, Race & Empire

ISBN: 9780473586423

Author: Mike Munro    Publisher: MunroChurch Books

In the winter of 1921 a Springboks rugby team toured New Zealand for the first time, captivating the country. An all-white team of mostly Afrikaners, they came...


In the winter of 1921 a Springboks rugby team toured New Zealand for the first time, captivating the country. An all-white team of mostly Afrikaners, they came cloaked in a powerful mystique – blue-eyed, “youthful giants” from a fellow British colony. Twenty-three of the team had served in the just-ended Great War. Wherever they went the Springboks were saluted as “sons of Empire.” But the tour was rocked amid claims the Springboks resented having to play a Māori team, as the race issue that would bedevil New Zealand-South Africa rugby relations for seventy years reared its head. Two terrible events backdropped the Springboks visit: the 1914-18 war and the influenza epidemic. Together they’d taken nearly 30,000 New Zealanders’ lives, and the effects of both calamities were still being felt. To compound the gloom, the economy nose-dived and many soldier-settlers were forced from their recently-acquired land. This book casts back one hundred years to bring together the story of an eagerly-anticipated rugby tour, and the troublesome memories of its time.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 160 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2021


$35.00
The Joke Collector's Notebook

ISBN: 9780995121065

Author: Tom E Moffatt    Publisher: Write Laugh

Heard a funny one-liner in the playground? Found some hilarious jokes online? Jot them all down in The Joke Collector's Notebook, complete with 100 illustrated...


Heard a funny one-liner in the playground? Found some hilarious jokes online? Jot them all down in The Joke Collector's Notebook, complete with 100 illustrated jokes, fun challenges, and handy tips on finding and telling jokes. Perfect for joke-lovers aged 8 and up.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 230


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 01-10-2021


$17.50
Inspiring Family Homes

ISBN: 9783967040005

Author: Milk Magazine    Publisher: Gestalten

Families create homes, and homes keep families together. Inspiring Family Homes will explore what it means to live and share the space with those closest to us ...


Families create homes, and homes keep families together. Inspiring Family Homes will explore what it means to live and share the space with those closest to us from a design perspective. Inspiring Family Homes will take the reader around the world, opening the doors of all kinds of homes inhabited by all kinds of families. It will discover how to work around the challenges of sharing the space with kids, creating a place for gathering and growing, and being as adaptable and flexible as family life requires to be without giving up on the love for curated design.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2021


$135.00
Smile

ISBN: 9780473570712

Author: Josh Clark    Publisher: Clarkies Ink

Smile shares the heart-warming adventures of young Collie Flower and the people he met along the way. Told through witty rhymes and a series of whimsical waterc...


Smile shares the heart-warming adventures of young Collie Flower and the people he met along the way. Told through witty rhymes and a series of whimsical watercolour drawings, Collie discovers that life can be peppered with all sorts of inconveniences. His journey highlights resilience in a way that parents can relate to, and young minds can aspire to attain. Written and illustrated in a timeless fashion, Smile is set to become a humorous future classic.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 250 x 250 x 5 mm


Publication Date: 04-10-2021


$21.99
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