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Our homes are the very essence of us. They’re where we explore and develop our individuality more deeply than anywhere else. They are a concentrate of all we ...
Our homes are the very essence of us. They’re where we explore and develop our individuality more deeply than anywhere else. They are a concentrate of all we are. Quintessentially so. They fulfil a human desire and are about the human heart. Our need for wellbeing is deep seated and how we choose to live, the home we create, is unique to each of us. Home is where the real you is clearly seen. Home reminds us to appreciate the small things. Dancing light. The simple art of boiling an egg. The importance of being okay with contemplation, as much as with playfulness, laughter and joy. Home explores the significance of relationships with family and, the tricky one, ourselves. Home is our nest, our safe place, to recharge and rest, explore and be our unguarded self. With tenderness and care our attachment grows. Home is about pleasure and nurturing, about varying ideas of physical and emotional comfort. It’s not what you do there that matters most, often it’s what you don't do. Home is a world you can change.
Publication Date: 20-04-2022
DUE > 1st Jun 2022
History of New Zealand Basketball
Author: Roger Booth
A lot of international games have been played by New Zealand men’s and women’s national teams since the first New Zealand Tournament Team was selected in 19...
A lot of international games have been played by New Zealand men’s and women’s national teams since the first New Zealand Tournament Team was selected in 1947, but all are covered in this official History of New Zealand Basketball. Also recorded are New Zealand junior selections, national representative results, and the New Zealand leagues from when they emerged. So is the involvement of American, Australian and European players and coaches New Zealand brought in both to widen the league player bases, and to assist broadening the international expertise of locals to ensure the Tall Blacks and Tall Ferns could compete well in World Championship and Olympic events. The book also identifies many New Zealanders who have played some of their basketball in national leagues of other countries. And it traces the basketball politics across the years. Game detail is here—’stats’, as this material is now called. But the real story is about New Zealand basketball people—players, coaches, and administrators. And the very wide selection of photographs reminds the basketball world how many local identities looked in their prime. Twelve of the key ones grace the cover—who can you identify? But there are hundreds more, as the History of New Zealand Basketball covers 75 years.
Dimensions: 205 x 275 mm
Publication Date: 31-05-2022
DUE > 10th Jun 2022
Step Into The Spotlight
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.
Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm
Publication Date: 04-04-2022
Notes From Inside
Author: Anne Thurston
Notes from Inside is a narrative memoir about abuse, intergenerational trauma and mental illness – but it is also about how Anne Thurston managed to address a...
Notes from Inside is a narrative memoir about abuse, intergenerational trauma and mental illness – but it is also about how Anne Thurston managed to address and eventually cope with those issues. Her own stories are positioned in relation to those of other women in her family – both ancestors and descendants. She hopes that shedding light on these narratives will give others in similar situations the tools to begin to overcome their own struggles, escape the bonds of abuse and gain a sense of control over the trauma that remains. Anne’s story is powerful and fiercely honest, and it provides a window into a world that many people will recognise but so few are able to talk about. Violence and abuse that occurs within families – and the huge amount of mental distress and harm caused by violence against women and children – so often remains unspoken, unheard and misunderstood. This writing will illuminate the immediate and long-term trauma effects of living in an abusive relationship. These stories, neither sentimental or saccharine, are from one woman’s life, yet in their simplicity and honesty help us find compassion and understanding for those of our friends and family who have been similarly traumatised. — Debbie Hager
Dimensions: 138 x 210 mm
Publication Date: 30-03-2022
All Experience Is An Arch
This book is a compilation of essays, vignettes and discussion papers written by a retired geriatrician to consider some of the issues associated with ageing an...
This book is a compilation of essays, vignettes and discussion papers written by a retired geriatrician to consider some of the issues associated with ageing and older people, including the health conditions of later years. These are supplemented by pieces illustrating the value of literature in gerontology. Also included are thoughts about the philosophy and ‘essence’ of geriatric medicine including interdisciplinary teamwork, clear communication and maintenance of function. It is meant to entertain, reflect and to some extent, teach. Although it covers some medical subjects it is not a textbook; rather, it seeks to raise the profile of a medical discipline that has sometimes been poorly understood. Medical conditions are discussed but in a way that is readily understood by a lay audience. The author’s intention is that there should be something of interest for every reader and to encourage the study of older people in literature.
Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm
Publication Date: 05-04-2022
Pocket Money and Other Stories
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.
Publication Date: 01-06-2022
Nga Hau e Wha o Tawhirimatea : Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning for the Tertiary Sector
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.
Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm
Publication Date: 31-03-2022
The Land of Doing without: Davey Gunn of the Hollyford (2022 Reprint)
Davey Gunn lived 30 years in Fiordland's rugged Hollyford Valley, where he had one of the most isolated cattle runs in New Zealand. When he moved there in 1926 ...
Davey Gunn lived 30 years in Fiordland's rugged Hollyford Valley, where he had one of the most isolated cattle runs in New Zealand. When he moved there in 1926 he left behind his wife and children - and civilisation- for a tough and solitary life he grew to love.
Dimensions: 170 x 240 x 15 mm
Publication Date: 14-08-2012
House of Joy
Bright homes with a splash: discover colourful interiors that will make you smile and feel alive Whether it's a micro-flat in Moscow, an apartment in Atlanta o...
Bright homes with a splash: discover colourful interiors that will make you smile and feel alive Whether it's a micro-flat in Moscow, an apartment in Atlanta or a loft in London, a new wave of interiors projects have revealed that we are hungry for color and pattern. Crayon box color palettes, playful speckles, curving forms and graphic grids are just some of the trends that have emerged -- together creating cheerful environments that don't take themselves too seriously. House of Joy takes stock of the undercurrents that are shaping the spaces in which we live and work - particularly those that make us smile.
Dimensions: 225 x 290 mm
Publication Date: 28-04-2022
DUE > 30th Aug 2022
Morocco : Destination of Style Elegance and Design
Discover the colors and textures of 21st-century Morocco in this enticing collection of lush and inviting photographs of homes, gardens, hotels, and historic si...
Discover the colors and textures of 21st-century Morocco in this enticing collection of lush and inviting photographs of homes, gardens, hotels, and historic sites. Brimming with inspiration, this guide introduces readers to the next generation of interior and landscape designers, architects, and stylists who are transforming and reinforcing the country’s reputation as a center of cultural and historic discovery. Step inside the Villa Mabrouka, Yves Saint Laurent’s former home in Tangier, to see how the sylvan refuge has been preserved and transformed, and inside a 1950s Marrakech house to see how its new owners use tiles and local stone to playful effect. Learn how homeware companies such as Trame and LRNCE brilliantly reimagine traditional Moroccan ceramics and craftmanship. And visit parks such as Majorelle Garden, where a French painter created his greatest masterpiece out of plants and water. Combining modern technology with a deep respect for tradition, these locations and influencers incorporate natural materials such as earth, wood, and bamboo into buildings that are both simple and elegant, and into landscapes that honor a fragile ecosystem. Armchair travelers, environmental designers, and anyone looking for a colorful immersive experience will find much to discover in this celebration of a country at once rooted in tradition and eager to embrace innovation.
Dimensions: 210 x 285 mm
Publication Date: 17-05-2022
DUE > 30th Aug 2022