New Releases (137)

Trust Yourself First

ISBN: 9798885040785

Author: Doris Sew Hoy    Publisher: New Degree Press

A New Zealand-born Chinese accredited career, leadership, and executive coach shares her invaluable tools to help you unlock your personal and professional pote...


A New Zealand-born Chinese accredited career, leadership, and executive coach shares her invaluable tools to help you unlock your personal and professional potential. “Trusting yourself is about learning to lead yourself... about caring for yourself... then you can quietly exude the kind of leadership, confidence and persona that others want to follow.” In Trust Yourself First: Cultivating Self-Awareness, Confidence & Resilience, seasoned executive coach Doris Sew Hoy shares her expertise, research, and original tools of the trade curated to help you unlock your personal and professional potential. This guidebook poses thought-provoking and incisive questions to ask yourself, interspersed with Doris’ own candid musings. The answers will not only build self-confidence and resilience, but will motivate you to: • Explore your roots • Embrace your vulnerabilities • Enhance your emotional vocabulary • Discover the magic of Clean Language • Develop healthy habits, and more Trust Yourself First implores you to reflect on who you are, where you’ve been, and where you want to go so that you will realize that a well-balanced, meaningful life is well within reach.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 139 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2023


$34.99
The Burned Letter

ISBN: 9780473662417

Author: Helene Ritchie    Publisher: HR Press

A New Zealander’s Holocaust Mystery. “Every day, I am in Auschwitz,” she would say. Even though she never had been. During the Holocaust, Lidi, as a teena...


A New Zealander’s Holocaust Mystery. “Every day, I am in Auschwitz,” she would say. Even though she never had been. During the Holocaust, Lidi, as a teenager, flees from Hitler and the Nazis. Forced to leave behind everyone whom she loves, she eventually arrives in New Zealand as a Jewish refugee, with her mother. Alive in their new country, but labelled again, they immediately are called ‘enemy aliens’, monitored by the police, their letters censored, their lives and movements restricted. Five years later in 1945, a few months after the liberation of Auschwitz, Lidi burns the letter written to her that tells her what happened to those she loved most dearly. She hopes that in turning the letter to ashes, her survivor guilt and trauma would disappear too. But her efforts are in vain. “They - all those relations - just perished,” Lidi says over and over again. Nearly 70 years later, just before she dies at the age of 92, Lidi said she regrets burning the letter. Too late. “They” remain a mystery to Helene, Lidi’s daughter. As does their fate. For 50 years, she travels the world, searching for her grandparents and her “just perished” family. It was as if “they” all just disappeared in a puff of smoke. But she does find traces in the killing centres, ghettos and death marches across Poland, Czechoslovakia and Germany, discovering murder, suicides, theft, and tragic love affairs.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 562


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2023


$45.00
Landfall 245

ISBN: 9781990048555

Author: Lynley Edmeades    Publisher: Otago University Press

Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest-running arts and literary journal. Published twice a year, each volume showcases two full-colour art portfolios...


Landfall is New Zealand’s foremost and longest-running arts and literary journal. Published twice a year, each volume showcases two full-colour art portfolios and brims with vital new fiction, poetry, cultural commentary, reviews, and biographical and critical essays. Bringing together a range of voices and perspectives, from established practitioners to emerging voices, Landfall is an exciting anthology that has its finger on the pulse of innovation and creativity in Aotearoa today. Landfall 245, Autumn 2023 edition, announces the winner of the 2023 Charles Brasch Young Writers’ Essay Competition, a yearly competition that encourages young, up-and-coming writers to explore the world around them through words. The winning essay will be published in Landfall 245, alongside the judge’s report from Landfall editor, Lynley Edmeades. Also featured in Landfall 245 is exciting new literature and art from across Aotearoa, bringing together our country’s blend of unique voices to create a vibrant new issue that celebrates our wonderful writers, artists and reviewers.


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-05-2023


$30.00
From Behind Closed Doors

ISBN: 9780473669836

Author: Olive Webb   

"A year or so before I had been asked by a senior space scientist why 'someone as clever as me would want to be concerned with the lowest one percent of humanit...


"A year or so before I had been asked by a senior space scientist why 'someone as clever as me would want to be concerned with the lowest one percent of humanity”’… The answer to this question sums up Olive’s life’s work. From an early age she saw the plight of ‘them’,the people whose disabilities set them apart. They were bullied, victimized, patronised or just neglected. Many facilities for ‘them’ were buried in the far reaches of an institution. ‘The further from the front door you were, the less attention and care you received.’ So, she became determined to do something about it. Olive Webb started work at the old Sunnyside Hospital at the end of 1969. Conditions there were terrible. From that time until now she has worked with people who have intellectual disabilities and their support people in all the places where they have lived – with their families, in the large institutions and in community homes. But Olive is clear, ‘the journey is far from over’.Miserly funding and discriminatory provision of basic services and supports continue to dog the sector and ensures that people who are disabled by intellectual disability, and any additional conditions, are still only variously successful in what they do. From Behind Closed Doors chronicles Olive’s career with both anecdotal and evidence-based data. It traverses an important time in the history of disability in New Zealand and demonstrates that until governments and the health sector truly recognize the rights of all people, there will always be a ‘them’ class.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 170


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 16-06-2023


$38.00
The Mindfulness Activity Book

ISBN: 9781800076792

Author: Anna Barnes    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Take a moment to unwind with this activity book, packed with calming puzzles, breathing exercises and colouring pages The wonderful thing about mindfulness is t...


Take a moment to unwind with this activity book, packed with calming puzzles, breathing exercises and colouring pages The wonderful thing about mindfulness is there are so many ways to practise it, and it's no surprise that colouring and puzzle-solving have become favourite relaxation techniques for many. Filled with suitably soothing activities designed to focus your attention and free your mind of worry, this book contains 177 therapeutic puzzles, as well as breathing exercises, colouring pages and positive mantras to help you find your zen. Discover crosswords, mazes, word searches, dot-to-dots and much more, each providing the perfect break from your day-to-day hassles. And it's not just stress relief - solving puzzles is also believed to improve your memory, increase productivity and boost your mood. If you've had a long day, The Mindfulness Activity Book may be just what you need to wind down, allowing you to become fully absorbed in the present moment.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 03-05-2023


$24.99
Create

ISBN: 9781784728557

Author: Ali Heath    Publisher: Hachette

'Ali Heath has done it again. In CREATE, she expertly unpacks how to mix old and new, to design a cohesive and irresistible home that radiates personality and c...


'Ali Heath has done it again. In CREATE, she expertly unpacks how to mix old and new, to design a cohesive and irresistible home that radiates personality and charm, while guiding readers to trust their instinct and to create freely and from the heart.' Holly Becker @decor8 'The ethos Ali promotes of reuse, the handmade and sustainability is something that particularly chimes with me. This is a book of the moment to encourage everyone to turn their house into a unique home, no matter your budget, building, or previous interior design skills.' Sarah Moore, @sarahmoorehome Some of the most exciting interiors around are those that combine vintage and antique finds with select contemporary pieces. In Create, interior stylist and writer Ali Heath encourages you to think imaginatively about how to bring together old and new - giving you the confidence to let go of perfection, and to express your own style, while decorating more sustainably. Following on from the success of Ali's first book Curate, Create is a visual feast divided into three engaging and informative chapters. Establishing Your Style encourages you to trust your own creativity and gives advice on how to get started. Developing Your Eye explores topics that include defining your palette; mixing antique, vintage and modern; building and displaying collections; celebrating the handcrafted; layering pattern, fabrics and texture and styling the details. Whilst Inspiring Your Journey features the homes of tastemakers whose creative paths have inspired their own unique mix of old and new at home.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 219 x 286 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2023


$65.00
Nana's Simple Science : Water Wai

ISBN: 9781991178725

Author: Marie Munro    Publisher: Nana's Shed Books

Most children enjoy water. They drink it, wash in it, swim in it, play in it, but do they know water’s story - where water comes from, where it goes, and all ...


Most children enjoy water. They drink it, wash in it, swim in it, play in it, but do they know water’s story - where water comes from, where it goes, and all the things it does along the way? “Nana’s Simple Science - Te Pūtaiao Ngāwari o Kui: Water - Wai” delves into the water cycle as it follows the Rāroa River on its journey from the hills to the sea. The natural process of water particles being converted from liquid, to solid, to gas in a never-ending cycle of evaporation condensation, precipitation, transpiration, percolation and collection. The Rāroa River flows down to the sea, bringing fresh water for you and for me. Ka rere te Awa o Rāroa ki te moana, ka hari i te wai māori mōu, mōku anō hoki. Heneriata Te Whata’s inspired illustrations bring the story to life in an authentic kiwi environment while Piripi Walker’s translation keeps the words simple and clear, so the rhythm is right, and each sentence flows when delivered aloud.


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 30-03-2023


$25.00
The Spanish Garden

ISBN: 9781991103116

Author: Cliff Taylor    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

“The Spanish Garden is about memory and how it serves and deceives us. It is about the casualties of war, both the dead and the living, and the need to acknow...


“The Spanish Garden is about memory and how it serves and deceives us. It is about the casualties of war, both the dead and the living, and the need to acknowledge the unnamed and the disappeared. It is about buried secrets and their patient wait to be told. “But it is also about the beauty of places which unite people, and how we are marked for life by the youthful experience of intense love and passion, even, or especially, when it is lost.” One day, one life, one hundred years. On a hot summer morning, in a garden overlooking the Kaipara Harbour, Sidney King reluctantly prepares to mark his 100th birthday. In the same moment, on the opposite side of the world in Spain, a discovery is made which could unlock a mystery that has haunted him for 80 years. Volunteers disinterring skeletons of Spanish Civil War victims unearth a locket which has its own story to tell. As the day’s tides advance and recede and visitors, welcome and unwelcome, arrive and depart, the old man walks with his ghosts, reliving episodes from his long life. He is also forced to confront, for the first time, the secrets buried within the land upon which he has created his famous garden. Set on a single day in 2016, in a time when the deadly political divisions of the past are being redrawn, The Spanish Garden tells a story of memory and loss, the generational impact of war, the fatal history shared between two families, Pākehā and Māori, and a man’s enduring obsession with love.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 10-05-2023


$37.50
The Little Book of Curry

ISBN: 9781800074170

Author: Rufus Cavendish    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

From rogan josh and rendang to bunny chow and vindaloo, dive into this celebration of one of the world's most popular dishes: curry There are few foods more div...


From rogan josh and rendang to bunny chow and vindaloo, dive into this celebration of one of the world's most popular dishes: curry There are few foods more diverse than curry. It's a dish, an ingredient and a cooking method; it can be made hot or mild; vegetarian or vegan; and it can be served with rice, breads, chutneys or pickles. However, while curry comes in many forms, at the heart of the dish is always its flavour - the wonderful alchemy of spices that's guaranteed to delight the taste buds. This handy pocket guide will give you a taste of the following and much more: Find food for thought with the history of curry around the world Whet your appetite with the hottest bites of curry trivia Cultivate your palate by growing your own spices Discover delicious curry recipes which will allow you to eat your way around the world in your very own kitchen The Little Book of Curry will help you spice up your life one dish at a time.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 105 x 148 mm


Publication Date: 14-03-2023


$21.99
For The World's Greatest Mum

ISBN: 9781800074422

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Let your mum know just how much you care with this delightful collection of heart-warming quotes and sentimental statements There's nobody quite like a mother -...


Let your mum know just how much you care with this delightful collection of heart-warming quotes and sentimental statements There's nobody quite like a mother - she's always there for you, no matter what, giving comfort, counsel and care. And, however old you are, you'll never stop being her child! She deserves the sun, moon and stars, but if you can't manage that this little book is the next best thing. Inside you'll find a host of glittering quotations from around the world - whether from actors, writers, musicians or leaders from all walks of life, they all have something heartfelt and inspiring to say about their relationship with their mum or about their experience of being a mum. To make it even more special, there's a sprinkling of sentimental statements illustrating the kind and generous things mothers are known for best. This is the perfect love bomb to let your mum know she's the world's greatest!


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 14-03-2023


$21.99
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