Christmas 2021 (144)

New Zealand Driving Test Ezy Practical

ISBN: 9780473256586

Publisher: Driving Test Ezy

Provides 16 lessons showing exactly what is required in order to pass the New Zealand practical driving test for licence class 1 to 6. Highlights the common err...


Provides 16 lessons showing exactly what is required in order to pass the New Zealand practical driving test for licence class 1 to 6. Highlights the common errors and defines whether the error made will constitute a fault or terminated test. Meet the standards required to pass the Practical Driving Test.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 68


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2018


$25.95
NZ Driving Test Ezy Practical DVD

ISBN: 9780473244989

Publisher: Driving Test Ezy

Provides 16 movie lessons showing exactly what is required in order to pass the New Zealand practical driving test for licence classes 1 to 6. Highlights the co...


Provides 16 movie lessons showing exactly what is required in order to pass the New Zealand practical driving test for licence classes 1 to 6. Highlights the common errors and defines whether the error made will constitute a fault or terminated test. Meet the standards required to pass the Practical Driving Test.


Bind: dvd


Dimensions: 135 x 190 x 15 mm


$25.95
Home Boats

ISBN: 9781877418884

Author: Nick Tolerton    Publisher: Nick Tolerton

The story of the magnificent passenger and cargo ships that made New Zealand – and the colourful characters who manned them. Masters, engineers, deck officers...


The story of the magnificent passenger and cargo ships that made New Zealand – and the colourful characters who manned them. Masters, engineers, deck officers, radio operators, seamen, cadets, shore staff and passengers talked to maritime historian Nick Tolerton for this brilliantly illustrated book, full of salty tales of adventures at sea and ashore, war, storms, smuggling, eccentric characters, and fun and misadventures in port. Special features include harrowing excerpts from the previously unpublished diary of a passenger on New Zealand’s worst immigrant ship on which 44 people died on the voyage to New Zealand and the recollections of New Zealand’s last Cape Horner. This fascinating story of the golden age of seafaring is complemented by 400 photographs, most of them previously unpublished.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 329


Dimensions: 210 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 30-07-2021


$79.99
Duigan's Circus

ISBN: 9780473602093

Author: Peter Cooke   

In 1915 the most destructive war ever was consuming Europe. Responding to the call, New Zealand sent a mine-warfare unit to fight the siege for civilisation. ...


In 1915 the most destructive war ever was consuming Europe. Responding to the call, New Zealand sent a mine-warfare unit to fight the siege for civilisation. “So fierce was this struggle,” Dr Ian McGibbon ONZM says in his Foreword, “that the inexperienced New Zealand tunnellers were initially knocked off balance, but they quickly regain their equilibrium. They proved their mettle in this subterranean conflict (at Arras).. This history, written by an expert on New Zealand’s military engineering, greatly improves our understanding of the Tunnelling Company,… with careful attention to the documentary record. In bringing to light much new material about the company, its members and its achievements, Peter Cooke’s efforts are to be highly commended.”


Bind: paperback


Pages: 232


Dimensions: 180 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 09-11-2021


$45.00
Trams Still Around New Zealand

ISBN: 9780995138520

Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

Trams Still Around New Zealand is true to its title, detailing the existence of 99 trams; 85 New Zealand trams and 14 trams from Australia now resident here. Be...


Trams Still Around New Zealand is true to its title, detailing the existence of 99 trams; 85 New Zealand trams and 14 trams from Australia now resident here. Between the covers the reader will discover that the tramcar in New Zealand is far from a street vehicle of the past. Already the tram has returned to the streets of Auckland and Christchurch. Coverage is given to each of the trams now running within the boundaries of transport museums in New Zealand, those that are in storage but not yet running, with coverage also of trams still used as baches around New Zealand. Each tram portrayed has its history outlined with generous photographic coverage of each tram in original condition, as stored, and finally as restored (if that has occurred). Also featured are the Wellington and Dunedin cable-cars. Wrapping up this most interesting book is a broad coverage of the various tramway societies and groups.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-10-2021


$49.00
Alpine Thunder : When the KB Class Rules the Midland Line

ISBN: 9780995138506

Author: Jonathan Shingleton    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

Finally, the complete story of NZR’s most powerful conventional steam locomotive class has been documented. Author Jonathan Shingleton details the operational...


Finally, the complete story of NZR’s most powerful conventional steam locomotive class has been documented. Author Jonathan Shingleton details the operational constrictions of the Midland line, history leading up to the development of the KB class, including proposals to transfer X class to the South Island and add boosters. Learn how Midland Line east-bound loads were governed by EO haulage capacity through the Otira tunnel, the manufacture and bedding in of the KBs, their daily operation, the booster operation and maintenance, trialling of KB operations out of Dunedin, a proposal to transfer all KBs to the North Island, and their eventual displacement onto the Main South Line. Detail of the KB operations are neatly interspersed with crew accounts of operating the KB class; the firemen, drivers and fitters. Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 210 x 295 mm


Publication Date: 21-06-2021


$69.00
The Kaikoura Job : Rebuilding KiwiRail's Main North Line

ISBN: 9780908573967

Author: Rob Merrifield    Publisher: New Zealand Railway & Locomotive Society

The sea-level mountain railway has a long story of dramatic moments and events. The men who completed it in the 1930s and 1940s always referred to it as "The Ka...


The sea-level mountain railway has a long story of dramatic moments and events. The men who completed it in the 1930s and 1940s always referred to it as "The Kaikoura Job". This is the story of the scenic coastal line, from its early beginnings through to the reconstruction efforts following the devastating 2016 earthquake. Lavishly illustrated with historical photos and those taken recently in 2018.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 134


Dimensions: 210 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2018


$46.00
The White Cliffs Branch Railway 1875-1962 Canterbury New Zealand

ISBN: 9780473306250

Author: Bruce Maffey   

In 1962, after eighty-six years service, the branch railway to White Cliffs was finally closed and dismantled. Its passenger service had ceased thirty-four year...


In 1962, after eighty-six years service, the branch railway to White Cliffs was finally closed and dismantled. Its passenger service had ceased thirty-four years earlier, leaving the line 'goods only' in its later days, except for the popular excursion trains which give the public opportunity to enjoy the much loved Malvern Hills, so close to the city. Commercially, those who mourned the line's eventual demise were those who had supported traffic on the line to the end; the proprietors of the Glentunnel Pipe Works and the Coalgate coal mines. For the convenience it offered, most of the farming community had turned to road transport for their produce and stock. By 1960, the line was already in poor condition, having received only minimal maintenance over many years through a Railways Department directive determined to close branch lines in order to save money. This line had however, been responsible for helping to open up the prosperous Malvern Hills area for settlement and agricultural development. The volume of sheep, cattle and grain traffic was a testament of the area's new found wealth supporting the busiest branch line in Canterbury. In the nineteenth century, the supposed abundant mineral wealth and richness of the local coalfield raised hopes of Coalgate becoming the centre of an English industrial 'Midlands', surrounded by well populated townships. This proved disappointing and the villages along the line failed to develop and prosper. In 1962. the junction at Darfield, which became the Malvern County's administrative seat, was still a small rural township where almost all rail traffic went to and from the West Coast. The Malvern coal with its broken seams of predominately brown coal was found to be a limited field of inferior quality, compared with the large rich deposits of the West Coast accessible via the Otira Tunnel after 1923 - this ultimately proved to be the real 'Gateway to the Coalfields'.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 326


Dimensions: 210 x 295 mm


$55.00
Hooked For Life : A Celebration of Fly Fishing

ISBN: 9780995105355

Author: Les Hill    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

Based on Les Hill’s 63 years of fly fishing in New Zealand, HOOKED FOR LIFE is packed with interesting, amusing and informative anecdotes. The book resonates ...


Based on Les Hill’s 63 years of fly fishing in New Zealand, HOOKED FOR LIFE is packed with interesting, amusing and informative anecdotes. The book resonates with the sheer joy of hunting and catching trout, while imparting a lifetime’s worth of invaluable lessons on how to go about it. The reader will not only benefit from the author’s years of experience with nymph and dry fly, but will enjoy soaking up the special atmosphere he evokes and relive vicariously the primal contest between angler and fish. Along the way they’ll learn to think like a trout and understand the nature of the world it lives in; get some tips on streamside photography; and come to appreciate the author’s view that it is often more satisfying to catch one special fish than a large number on a particular day, or that the trout that gets away can provide as much fun as several brought to a net. In the second part of the book, Dr Graham Macdonald’s thoughtful chapters on fishing and wellness give an insight into the therapeutic benefits of fly fishing, an unusual angle not often explored in fly fishing literature. From page one, HOOKED FOR LIFE is lavishly illustrated with over 120 superb large-format colour photographs that not only invite one into the book, but also reveal the beauty of our rivers, streams, lakes and countryside, and encourage the reader to head out to experience the wonderful world of fly fishing. The perfect gift for any angler. "A marvel of a book, illustrated with superb photography and written with quiet wisdom, story-telling art, information and love. A treasure trove gathered from more than 60 years of perfect pleasure." - Kevin Ireland, author of How To Catch A Fish ABOUT THE AUTHOR Les Hill is a retired school teacher. He lives on a two-acre block close to Hokitika with panoramic views of the Southern Alps and the Tasman Sea. He enjoys life in the outdoors – trout fishing, whitebaiting, sea fishing and hunting. He always carries a camera. He is the author or co-author of seven previous, highly acclaimed books on trout fishing. Les was a regular contributor to Fish and Game magazine and has had numerous articles and photographs published in books and magazines both in NZ and abroad.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 210 x 256 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2020


$45.00
Upriver : From the Sea To The Southern Alps

ISBN: 9780995132931

Author: Colin Heinz    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

Upriver will appeal to everyone who loves New Zealand’s South Island/Te Waipounamu and wants to find out more about the formation of its diverse landscapes an...


Upriver will appeal to everyone who loves New Zealand’s South Island/Te Waipounamu and wants to find out more about the formation of its diverse landscapes and the story of human settlement since the very first landings about eight centuries ago. It will also provide all the information needed by those wishing to retrace the author’s footsteps, either in the easily accessible regions of the west or east coasts, or in the more challenging mountainous regions of the South Island/Te Waipounamu. An absorbing blend of trip descriptions laced with background notes about the meaning and significance of places that were encountered, it tells the story of the author’s journeys to the principal sources of each of the 24 rivers that flow down to the sea from the Main Divide of the Southern Alps. Each of the 24 chapters in this book paints a full-length portrait of the water catchment areas of the 24 rivers that flow all the way down to the sea from the Main Divide of the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana, including its highest peaks and lowest Main Divide passes. Those portraits fit together like the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle to form a comprehensive picture of this unique island. Safe backcountry trips require detailed knowledge of the terrain, situational awareness, teamwork, and contingency plans. The backcountry trips that are described in this book were spread over five decades, mainly in late summer-early autumn when weather conditions are usually more favourable. Only experienced, well-equipped parties should undertake them when they go further than river lowlands. "Every now and then a book comes along that is fresh and original, presenting a different perspective on a topic well traversed. Upriver is one of these. A wonderful book chock full of meticulously researched facts about the Southern Alps and the rivers draining from them, it brings out both Maori and Pakeha perspectives on the land… Full of fascinating details of old and new histories, with explanations of the names bestowed on the landscape, all held together by a matrix of the authors own journeys. I thoroughly enjoyed it". – Geoff Spearpoint


Bind: paperback


Pages: 384


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2020


$49.99
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