New Releases (137)

Pocket Money and Other Stories

ISBN: 9780473619336

Author: Vivienne Lingard   

A delightful collection of short stories from New Zealand writer Vivienne Lingard that are irreverent, surprising and touching. An academic and his wife are on ...


A delightful collection of short stories from New Zealand writer Vivienne Lingard that are irreverent, surprising and touching. An academic and his wife are on holiday in Rome. He has a secret to reveal, but as he has yet to discover, so does his wife. A retired New Zealand businessman, lost in the middle of New Delhi, is dealing with crippling anxiety. A jilted bride takes her honeymoon alone and finds peace through meeting a giant owl. Every story takes the reader on a journey as these richly painted characters solve mysteries, betray friends, battle bullies, all the while finding resilience and purpose in their lives. Spanning countries, cultures and characters, this delightful collection of stories is irreverent, surprising, and touching.


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 01-06-2022


$37.99
Nga Hau e Wha o Tawhirimatea : Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning for the Tertiary Sector

ISBN: 9781988503288

Author: Matiu Tai Ratima    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

This practical guide to culturally responsive teaching practice in the tertiary sector is designed to support kaiako (teachers) to reconfigure the teacher/learn...


This practical guide to culturally responsive teaching practice in the tertiary sector is designed to support kaiako (teachers) to reconfigure the teacher/learner dynamic and question old habits, with a view to embracing kaupapa Māori and diversity. Step by step,‘Ngā Hau e Whā o Tāwhirimātea’ explores core Māori values that can be used to enhance kaiako effectiveness and relationships with students, Māori and non-Māori alike, including: manaakitanga – ethic of care; whanaungatanga – relationships; kotahitanga – unity; and rangatiratanga – student agency and leadership. Working at their own pace, kaiako can engage with Māori students and stakeholders to co-develop learning outcomes, processes and assessments that support student success in the tertiary environment.‘Ngā Hau e Whā o Tāwhirimātea’ can be used in a cycle of reflective practice, drawing on past experience and feedback from colleagues and community to develop cultural competence and confidence in tertiary learning spaces.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 68


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 31-03-2022


$59.99
Apocrypha: The Maps of Roger Mortimer

ISBN: 9780473575953

Publisher: Index

Apocrypha: The Maps of Roger Mortimer looks at the distinctive and singular painting practice of Roger Mortimer. Through his enigmatic and surreal juxtaposition...


Apocrypha: The Maps of Roger Mortimer looks at the distinctive and singular painting practice of Roger Mortimer. Through his enigmatic and surreal juxtaposition of medieval imagery on current marine charts from around Aotearoa, Mortimer presents metaphorical, timeless and universal stories of navigation and transformation, drawing on 15th century illustrated manuscripts of the famous poem The Divine Comedy by the Italian poet Dante. This important and beautiful new book – with 160 pages, more than 50 images (some on double page spreads) and seven texts including a conversation with the artist – examines 12 years of Mortimer’s map paintings. The editors say they hope the book will contribute to a discussion, not simply around the nature and place of New Zealand art and its complex relationship to its European origins, but also around contemporary Pākehā cultural identity and its relationship to Te Ao Māori. As art historian Leonard Bell writes in his essay in the book, Mortimer’s pictorial mappings are productively improbable, outside the predictable and formulaic, just as the most intriguing contemporary art is.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 195 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2022


$65.00
Party Hopper

ISBN: 9780473616885

Author: Peter McCardle   

“I’ve found over the many years that, when elections come along, I just sit still at my Beehive desk, buy a coffee, the people around me all change, and I j...


“I’ve found over the many years that, when elections come along, I just sit still at my Beehive desk, buy a coffee, the people around me all change, and I just carry on.” This is the story of Peter McCardle’s journey through the last thirty years in New Zealand politics. Beginning as a National MP, then with New Zealand First as a Cabinet Minister, later as a manager with ACT, completing an unplanned full circle return to the Beehive in the John Key Government. In this journey, Peter worked near to twelve political party leaders, including seven Prime Ministers, and played a leading role for NZ First in the 1996 MMP coalition talks. He created WINZ, subsequently served as senior political advisor to National’s health ministers until 2017, which included Nationals response to the 2009/10 Swine flu pandemic. This health experience helped inform his insight into New Zealand’s political and public response to Covid-19 and omicron. This book shares his insights and views on the Nationals party leadership changes over the years, including the current leadership. Party Hopper may surprise, please, differ from your views, or just entertain. Or all of these. Regardless, it will certainly leave you better informed.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 350


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 15-03-2022


$35.00
Steam Trails : Life Viewed From the Guard's Van

ISBN: 9780995138537

Author: Norman Junge    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

Here’s a fresh account of life on New Zealand Railways. Most crew stories have been written from the front of the train, but the guard at the back of the trai...


Here’s a fresh account of life on New Zealand Railways. Most crew stories have been written from the front of the train, but the guard at the back of the train had a completely different view of the world and the things that occurred on the railway. Norman Junge was a guard on the Midland Line from 1947 to 1957, a period of busy train running and frequent challenges in “getting trains through”. Join Norman for an exceptionally interesting adventure covering mixed trains, work trains, picnic trains, shunting challenges, lost drawgear, fires, washouts, runaways, derailments, and of course interfaces with fellow railwaymen. This is a fascinating and easy read with much new information to interest the reader. Many of the accounts are illustrated with photographs taken by the author while on the job and supplemented by others.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 21-03-2022


$47.00
The Pistils

ISBN: 9781990048333

Author: Janet Charman    Publisher: Otago University Press

Chuck open the curtains slap of sun clothes sworn never to be worn again put on that nipple revealing pocketless top buttoned to the neck these thrush egg blue ...


Chuck open the curtains slap of sun clothes sworn never to be worn again put on that nipple revealing pocketless top buttoned to the neck these thrush egg blue pajama pants extra large elasticated waist extravagance deranged lights pulled free of browned green tree rubbish ornaments find a respite with the League of Nations dolls packed away on a case by case basis Palestine Kashmir Timor Darfur Parihaka rearrange the furniture so the kids don’t feature eat up the fruit − ‘Xmas–New Year’ The Pistils is a dispatch from the cusp of change. It appears at the severing of a 40-year relationship following the illness and death of poet Janet Charman’s partner during the Covid restrictions. Here, she chronicles her experience with transition – to the digital age, to single life, to carbon neutral. She dissects her Pākehā sensibilities towards colonizing privilege as well as her gender-critical feminist’s astonishment at attacks from allies in the realm of sexual politics. In The Pistils, Charman regards her separation from her grown children in the light of her own parents’ deaths. And she looks to a future in which the crises she anticipates, both personal and environmental, are treated as no less inevitable than they will be mysterious. AUTHOR Janet Charman is one of New Zealand’s sharpest and most subversive writers. In 2008 she won the Montana Book Award for Poetry for her sixth collection, Cold Snack. In 2009 she was a Visiting Fellow at the International Writers’ Workshop of Hong Kong Baptist University. In 2014 she appeared as a Guest Reader at the Taipei International Poetry Forum. Her collection 仁 Surrender (2017, OUP) chronicles her writing residencies in Hong Kong and Taiwan. This is her ninth collection of poetry


Bind: paperback


Pages: 84


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 11-03-2022


Tags: New Release   Poetry
$25.00
ANZAC Nations: The legacy of Gallipoli in New Zealand and Australia 1965 - 2015

ISBN: 9781990048203

Author: Rowan Light    Publisher: Otago University Press

The legacy of Gallipoli has become one of the most powerful expressions of national belonging in New Zealand and Australia in recent years. But this wasn’t a...


The legacy of Gallipoli has become one of the most powerful expressions of national belonging in New Zealand and Australia in recent years. But this wasn’t always the case. In Anzac Nations: The legacy of Gallipoli in New Zealand and Australia, 1965–2015, author Rowan Light examines the myth-making around Anzac and how commemoration has evolved – from 1965, when many assumed that the tradition of remembering the Anzacs would not survive beyond the death of the last Gallipoli veteran, to the Anzac Centenary in 2015 when the Australian federal government outspent all other countries, and New Zealand’s centenary programme was the largest commemoration in the country’s history. Anzac Nations explores how societies make meaning and express value and beliefs through practices such as remembrance and commemoration. Why do we see the Gallipoli campaign, fought over a hundred years ago in a far-flung corner of the world, as an expression of national belonging? What shapes this collective remembrance in Australia and New Zealand and how do commemorations differ between the nations? Who has authority over what is – and is not – remembered on 25 April, and why does this national memory focus so heavily on the place and experience of Gallipoli, rather than on other aspects of past violence at home or abroad? Anzac Nations examines three key aspects: the changing and contested meanings of Anzac from the 1960s to the 1980s; the expanded role of the state in commemoration since 1990; and responses to these shifts by Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. In Anzac Nations, Light brings together stories and evidence from both sides of the Tasman, offering a sweeping panorama of memory that includes writers and filmmakers, protestors and prime ministers, and public audiences who have come to see Anzac Day as their own. AUTHOR Rowan Light is a Pākehā historian at the University of Auckland Waipapa Taumata Rau where he teaches Aotearoa New Zealand histories. He is also project curator at the Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, assisting with research on the history, remembrance and commemoration of the New Zealand Wars.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 01-03-2022


$50.00
Step Into The Spotlight

ISBN: 9780473599485

Author: Russell Pickering    Publisher: TPG Publishing

A practical how-to guide to crafting and delivering impactful presentations Now, more than ever, in this tech-saturated, digitally-[dis]connected world, authent...


A practical how-to guide to crafting and delivering impactful presentations Now, more than ever, in this tech-saturated, digitally-[dis]connected world, authentic human connection is the competitive advantage that gives you or your team the edge. We all have this natural ability to connect, yet so many of us shy away from the spotlight as we believe we don’t possess it. As it turns out, most of us are simply untrained in how to best harness our power. Filled with practical tips on every aspect of business presenting, in-person and virtual, Step Into The Spotlight provides a powerful, step-by-step process that guides people out of the shadows and into the spotlight, ensuring they present with impact, improve business presentation skills and inspire confidence.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 191


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 04-04-2022


$35.00
Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair and Refinishing 2nd Revised Edition

ISBN: 9781580118439

Author: Brian Hingley    Publisher: Creative Homeowner

Whether you've received a beloved family heirloom that needs fixing up or want to repair and renovate bargain furniture, this Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair...


Whether you've received a beloved family heirloom that needs fixing up or want to repair and renovate bargain furniture, this Ultimate Guide to Furniture Repair & Refinishing is packed with detailed information to help you get the job done! With more than 500 color step-by-step instructions, photographs, and detailed drawings, this authoritative DIY guide will show you everything you need to know to restore furniture, including tips on the tools, materials, and supplies needed. From removing old finishes and refurbishing warped wood to making structural repairs and preserving original finishes on old collectible furniture, you'll learn a wide range of shop-tested and approved methods to furniture restoration. Written by an authority in the field and seasoned furniture repair expert Brian D. Hingley, this book has been updated and redesigned from its previous edition so you can make the most out of damaged or antique furniture and achieve professional results.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$49.99
Get Impressed : The Rival of Letterpress and Handmade Type

ISBN: 9788417656379

Author: Wang Shaoqiang    Publisher: Promo Press / Hoaki

Letterpress, a Chinese invention from the 10th century consisting of movable types and later adopted in the western hemisphere about 1440, forever changed the f...


Letterpress, a Chinese invention from the 10th century consisting of movable types and later adopted in the western hemisphere about 1440, forever changed the face of communication and the speed in which information could be passed along from person to person. It gave birth to the "press." Today letterpress is in revival and widely used in books, posters, bespoke stationery like invitations, name cards, letterheads and so on. Letterpress designers like Alan Kitching or Jesus Morentin carve out their names in the computer-generated design world with beautifully-composed types. This book introduces the history and the process of letterpress printing and includes a list of classic movable types arranged in style order. The volume also includes letterpress designers, artists, type foundries, institutions, or even museums from all over the world, each with a detailed biography as well as exclusive interviews with the most relevant professionals in this area. It will prove to be a handbook for type designers, letterpress designers, type lovers, design students and ordinary readers who enjoy crafts and prints.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 190 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2021


$100.00
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