New Releases (42)

The Air That We Breathe

ISBN: 9780473507756

Author: Kara Douglas   

Based on one of Australia's worst industrial disasters,The Air That We Breathe is an account of ordinary people living through the catastrophic consequences of ...


Based on one of Australia's worst industrial disasters,The Air That We Breathe is an account of ordinary people living through the catastrophic consequences of corporate greed and wilful blindness. in 1961 Italian immigrants Abele and Maria Moretti settle into life in Western Australia. They are promised a financially secure future working in an asbestos mine in the harsh and desolate outback. Despite health warnings to management, the mine continues to operate. Thirty years later, the unthinkable happens and the Moretti family begin an arduous journey to seek justice. At the same time Katerina, a lawyer, representing the mining company, makes a surprising discovery about her family that causes her to rethink her allegiances. The human stories weave between the narratives of the immigrant miner and mine manager, and later, the lawyer and the mine's daughter. The impact of this story will stir emotions that remain long after the last page has been turned.


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Publication Date: 01-07-2020


$34.95
The Final Choice

ISBN: 9780473524517

Author: Caralise Trayes    Publisher: Capture and Tell Media

A Kiwi journalist on the hunt for the truth about assisted dying and the End of Life Choice Act. Join her on a journey of discovery as she tells the stories of ...


A Kiwi journalist on the hunt for the truth about assisted dying and the End of Life Choice Act. Join her on a journey of discovery as she tells the stories of those with terminal illness and interviews lawyers, doctors, ethicists and clerics around New Zealand and the world. Includes interviews from Act MP David Seymour, Shirley Seales (mother of the late Lecretia Seales), Dr Jack Havill and Mary Panko PhD of the End-of-Life Choice Society, as well as influencer & disabilities advocate Claire Freeman, palliative care expert Professor Roderick MacLeod MNZM and NZ Disability Rights Commissioner, Paula Tesoriero MNZM among many others. Written in a remarkably personable way while plunging into some of life's most challenging topics, and resurfacing with intriguing results.


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Pages: 280


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2020


$29.99
Rape Myths As Barriers To Fair Trial Process

ISBN: 9781988503196

Author: Elisabeth McDonald    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

‘Rape Myths as Barriers to Fair Trial Process’ opens the courtroom door on rape trials to investigate how and why they re-traumatise complainants. Despite d...


‘Rape Myths as Barriers to Fair Trial Process’ opens the courtroom door on rape trials to investigate how and why they re-traumatise complainants. Despite decades of targeted law reform, adult complainants still report that the process of being a witness is a significant point of re-victimisation. This book contains the findings of four years of research that compares the trial process in 30 adult rape cases from 2010 to 2015 (in which the defence at trial was consent) with 10 cases from the Sexual Violence Court Pilot heard in 2018. The aim of the research was to find out at which points in the questioning process the complainant displayed heightened emotionality, including distress, and why cross-examination (in particular) is so resistant to reform measures. Researchers also considered the extent to which the current rules of evidence and procedure are applied appropriately and consistently, and identified examples of best practice in order to develop proposals for changes to law and process. Elisabeth McDonald is a Professor of Law at the University of Canterbury. She has taught and published in the areas of sexual and family violence, law and sexuality, criminal law and the law of evidence for 30 years, as an academic and as the Policy Manager for the evidence law reference at the New Zealand Law Commission. Elisabeth is the author of a number of evidence law textbooks and online legal resources, as well as co-editor of ‘From “Real Rape” to Real Justice’ (2011) and ‘Feminist Judgments Aotearoa: Te Rino, the Two-Stranded Rope’ (2017). In June 2018, she became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for Services to Law and Education.


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Pages: 584


Dimensions: 210 x 296 mm


Publication Date: 03-06-2020


Tags: New Release   July 2020   History   NZ (History)   Reference
$139.99
Merchant Miner Mandarin : The Life and Times of the Remarkable Choie Sew Hoy

ISBN: 9781988503097

Authors: Jenny Sew Hoy Agnew, Trevor Agnew    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

In 1869, a businessman from China’s Guangdong Province first set foot on New Zealand soil at Port Chalmers. It was the beginning of an illustrious career that...


In 1869, a businessman from China’s Guangdong Province first set foot on New Zealand soil at Port Chalmers. It was the beginning of an illustrious career that would change the shape of commerce and industry in Otago and Southland. ‘Merchant, Miner, Mandarin’ depicts the fascinating life of Choie Sew Hoy – from his early days in China before emigrating to Australia and then New Zealand, to his death in 1901 as one of Dunedin’s most prominent entrepreneurs. The store Choie Sew Hoy established in Dunedin’s Stafford Street was a huge success, while his revolutionary gold-dredging technology improved the fortunes of the gold-mining industry in Otago and Southland. He backed dredging, quartz crushing and hydraulic sluicing ventures in the goldfields of Ophir, Macetown, Skippers, Nokomai and the Shotover. Sharp as a razor, Sew Hoy was a visionary, able to spot opportunities no one else could, whether sending vast amounts of unwanted scrap metal from New Zealand back to China, or joining famous Taranaki businessman Chew Chong’s fungus export trade. Sew Hoy was also a local character, always elegantly dressed and with legendary success in horse racing. His self-assurance and charm gained him entry to the Chamber of Commerce, the Jockey Club, the Masons and even the Caledonian Society. A benefactor to many social causes, he supported hospitals and benevolent associations to help his fellow Chinese immigrants. When the success of the Chinese in New Zealand aroused hostility, he fought the prevalent racism and unfair government legislation of the day. A man of two worlds, Choie Sew Hoy was a success in both. Richly illustrated and deeply researched, ‘Merchant, Miner, Mandarin’ is both the compelling biography of one of the most distinguished figures of New Zealand business and an intriguing account of late 19th-century society, industry and race relations.


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Pages: 288


Dimensions: 210 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 19-06-2020


$49.99
Kalimpong Kids - The New Zealand Story in Pictures

ISBN: 9781988592367

Author: Jane McCabe Ed.    Publisher: Otago University Press

In the early 20th century, 130 young Anglo-Indians were sent to New Zealand in an organised immigration scheme from Kalimpong, in the Darjeeling district of Ind...


In the early 20th century, 130 young Anglo-Indians were sent to New Zealand in an organised immigration scheme from Kalimpong, in the Darjeeling district of India. They were the mixed-race children of British tea planters and local women, and were placed as workers with New Zealand families from the Far North to Southland. Their settlement in New Zealand was the initiative of a Scottish Presbyterian missionary, the Rev Dr John Anderson Graham, who aimed to ‘rescue’ and provide a home and an education for children whose opportunities would have been limited in the country of their birth. Jane McCabe is the granddaughter of Lorna Peters, who arrived with a group from Kalimpong in 1921. Jane is one of many hundreds of descendants now spread throughout New Zealand. Most grew up with little or no knowledge of their parent’s Indian heritage. The story of interracial relationships, institutionalisation – and the sense of abandonment that often resulted – was rarely spoken of. But since the 1980s increasing numbers have been researching their hidden histories. In the process, extraordinary personal stories and many fabulous photographs have come to light. Jane McCabe here tells this compelling and little-known New Zealand story, in pictures.


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Pages: 146


Dimensions: 203 x 230 mm


Tags: New Release   History   New Zealand
$35.00
Scatterlogical Wisdom

ISBN: 9780473515928

Author: Frances Hall    Publisher: Wild Side Publishing

Stay strong in adversity, and laugh the socks off the many absurdities of life. Frances was born in the Wairarapa, New Zealand, in 1948—a post-war baby-boomer...


Stay strong in adversity, and laugh the socks off the many absurdities of life. Frances was born in the Wairarapa, New Zealand, in 1948—a post-war baby-boomer. She was raised in Northland. Her varied careers have included bun-running, journalism, radio presentation and tour leading. Her dad always said she was of Spanish descent—something about the Spanish Armada sinking off the Cornwall coast, sailors who swam ashore, and the rest (as they say) is history! She has lived in the USA, and has travelled to Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, Spain, Portugal and Morocco, to name a few. Her heart races every time she hears a Latin beat. This love of all things South American drove her to learn Spanish, dance the rumba and the samba, sample pisco sours and devour Latin American history. This reflective look at Frances’ journey through life contains hearty helpings of humour. REVIEWS “ Never a dull moment! Those words must’ve been spoken over Frances Hall the day she was born. Because, in a world littered with well-meaning people who bore their friends to death, Frances has always done the exact opposite. Especially to those of us who’ve wandered the road with her. Full of fun, and sometimes mad as a meat-axe, she’s made the most of an overflowing (and by no means easy-peasy) life.” John Cooney, publisher Grapevine Magazine “Scatterlogical Wisdom is a delight to read. Frances Hall has written about her life with humour and grace, in a way that embraces how messy and unpredictable real-life can be.” Karen McMillan, author


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Pages: 204


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 05-05-2020


$29.99
Be Your Own Boss and Succeed

ISBN: 9780473434205

Author: John Angell    Publisher: John Angell

You want to be your own boss? What are the key factors determining whether or not you will succeed? Test your business sense by ranking yourself against seven k...


You want to be your own boss? What are the key factors determining whether or not you will succeed? Test your business sense by ranking yourself against seven key qualities. If you can give yourself a tick for each of these then you deserve to take on business ownership with confidence. Many owners do not understand these qualities and regrettably join the 50% of businesses that fail in their first five years. Two seemingly identical businesses start. Why does one succeed and the other fail? What does it mean when an owner has good business sense? Some small businesses perform well ahead of their competitors. Their owners come from a wide range of educational backgrounds (some minimal), technical skills, ages and experience but the businesses stand out because these owners share seven qualities. Many potential owners are reluctant to step from wage earner to business owner because they perceive the challenges are overwhelming. They are intimidated by the jargon and complexities that may confront them. If they bring key personal qualities to the business then the path to success will not be as complicated as it may seem.


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Pages: 146


Dimensions: 150 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$25.00
Regrow Your Veggies

ISBN: 9781620083680

Author: Melissa Raupach    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

No need to keep buying the same vegetables you eat all the time over and over again. Regrow Your Veggies is an insightful guide that provides effective propagat...


No need to keep buying the same vegetables you eat all the time over and over again. Regrow Your Veggies is an insightful guide that provides effective propagation techniques to recycle and regrow more than 20 popular vegetables right at home! Learn how to have a source of fresh and healthy vegetables close by, from onions and sweet potatoes to pineapples and mangoes, reduce waste, and know how to prevent and solve issues with pesky pests and pathogens. Get the most out of your favorite foods and produce your own produce!


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Pages: 142


Dimensions: 175 x 225 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$39.99
Te Wheke Pathways Across Oceania

ISBN: 9781877375637

Author: Ken Hall    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Te wheke means octopus in te reo Maori. For many cultures the Pacific Ocean, this resourceful, adventurous creature is a symbol of early voyages from the Polyne...


Te wheke means octopus in te reo Maori. For many cultures the Pacific Ocean, this resourceful, adventurous creature is a symbol of early voyages from the Polynesian homelands of Hawaiki. In Aotearoa New Zealand, conventional art history tells the stories of art that ties us to Britain and Europe. This book looks in a different direction - from the Pacific outwards. Te Wheke features a selection of excellent examples of art from Aotearoa and the Pacific, each with a short text opening up conversations about the journeys, tensions and connections that shape Oceania's past, present and future.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 232


Publication Date: 24-04-2020


$39.00
Escape Game Adventure : The Mad Hacker

ISBN: 9780764358968

Author: Melanie Vives    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Your mission: Locate and destroy the virus and then escape from the scientific compound before the time-travel portal closes forever! With the help of Dooz, you...


Your mission: Locate and destroy the virus and then escape from the scientific compound before the time-travel portal closes forever! With the help of Dooz, your faithful robot, you have been teleported to the year 2394! In this era, a mad scientist plans to paralyze the entire world using a powerful cyber virus . . . In a few moments, it will be too late! Choose to solve this challenge on your own or with a friend! Either way, let’s go!


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Pages: 48


Dimensions: 205 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-02-2020


$22.00
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