May / June 2020 (97)

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.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 280


Dimensions: 152 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2020


$29.99
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.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 210 x 265 mm


Publication Date: 19-06-2020


$49.99
From Gondwana to the Ice Age : The Geological Development Of New Zealand Over The Last 100 Million Years

ISBN: 9781927145999

Authors: Malcolm Laird, John Bradshaw    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Until about 100 million years ago, New Zealand lay on the Pacific-facing edge of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana; the formation of our sedimentary rocks ...


Until about 100 million years ago, New Zealand lay on the Pacific-facing edge of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana; the formation of our sedimentary rocks provides a fascinating view of the tectonic activity and changes since that time. This volume is the culmination of a comprehensive survey of New Zealand’s Cretaceous–Cenozoic strata, begun in 1978, and presents an up-to-date synthesis and interpretation of regional sedimentary information from a variety of sources; the study has been expanded to include large areas of the continental shelf and beyond. Extensive references and indexing complete this essential work, a key resource for students, professional geologists and enthusiastic amateurs. Topics covered include: • sedimentary basins during the Cretaceous continental margin break-up; • the active tectonics of a ‘passive margin’; • Late Cenozoic sedimentary basins in a new, evolving plate boundary; • eustatic sea-level change in an active tectonic setting; • basin scale and facies change on the new and thin continent Zealandia


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Pages: 312


Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 23-07-2020


$89.99
Leading Lady : Eve Poole - A life in the spotlight

ISBN: 9780995132900

Author: Vivienne Allan    Publisher: Quentin Wilson Publishing

Articulate and intelligent, Eve Poole had a passion for the theatre and the arts. Her desire to protect one of Invercargill’s cultural icons led her into poli...


Articulate and intelligent, Eve Poole had a passion for the theatre and the arts. Her desire to protect one of Invercargill’s cultural icons led her into politics and she was elected as the city’s first woman mayor in 1983. Cath Tizard broke similar ground in Auckland that year – the two becoming trailblazers at each end of the country. As a member of the QEII Arts Council (later Creative New Zealand), Eve played an active role in encouraging the visual and performing arts across the country. She was equally at home on the stage as an actor and director; on hugely popular national TV shows such as Beauty and the Beast, and as a member of the NZ Committee on Women, an early forerunner of the Ministry of Women’s Affairs, during the UN Decade for Women. She gained national prominence for her leadership when the 1984 floods ravaged her adopted city and the surrounding region. Vivienne Allan tells the story of her mother’s life with warmth and honesty, beginning with the struggle to find passage out of Germany in the 1930s. When war broke out Eve, still only 17 and living with her family in Tel Aviv, joined the British Army, serving as a driver in Egypt. There she met the New Zealander who was to become her husband and, after discharge, moved to Invercargill to raise their family with him. Eve’s practicality, determination and humanity saw her retain the mayoralty for four terms until her untimely death in 1992.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 448


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 15-07-2020


$39.99
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.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 146


Dimensions: 150 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$25.00
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


Bind: paperback


Pages: 204


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 05-05-2020


$29.99
Shifting Currents

ISBN: 9780473519247

Author: Joanna Orwin   

It is 1853. Widowed Lydia Boulcott has remarried, hoping to escape her shameful past. An isolated new life in the kauri forests of New Zealand’s Far North off...


It is 1853. Widowed Lydia Boulcott has remarried, hoping to escape her shameful past. An isolated new life in the kauri forests of New Zealand’s Far North offers the chance of a respectable future for her and her five-year-old daughter, Hannah. To her dismay, Lydia discovers that one of her few neighbours is none other than ambitious Eliza Noakes - someone from her past who has the power to reveal her guilty secrets to the world. But, despite Lydia’s best efforts, fate constantly throws them together - Inspired by the intertwined lives of two real women, and set against the fast-changing and challenging world of remote pioneer New Zealand, award-winning writer Joanna Orwin’s superbly written new novel tells a gripping and touching story of struggle, love and unlikely friendship.


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Publication Date: 06-07-2020


$35.00
The Alps: High Mountains in Motion

ISBN: 9783961712632

Author: Lorenz Andreas Fischer    Publisher: TeNeues

Extreme weather conditions, transitioning seasons, daytime and night time, erosion and deposition, melting and freezing, and avalanches: the Alps are a site of ...


Extreme weather conditions, transitioning seasons, daytime and night time, erosion and deposition, melting and freezing, and avalanches: the Alps are a site of constant change, as much as a place of retreat, tranquility and history. A site of yearning through the generations, the highest mountain ranges in Central Europe are forever shifting and creating breathtaking new landscapes, shapes and colours. Photographer Lorenz Andreas Fischer has travelled to the Alps for years, from the highest peaks in the west to the last eastern foothills. This photo book brings together his impressions, showing us the startling beauty of the Alpine mountains. As climate change increasingly disrupts the region's natural cycles and ecosystem, Fischer's photographs remind us just how important it is to protect this unique and beautiful landscape.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 250 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 22-05-2020


$79.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2020
Girls Girls Girls

ISBN: 9783961712533

Author: Mendo    Publisher: TeNeues

A fascinating and fresh contemporary erotic photography collection. This new photo collection captures the erotic body and gaze with as much realism, rather tha...


A fascinating and fresh contemporary erotic photography collection. This new photo collection captures the erotic body and gaze with as much realism, rather than projection, as possible. The portfolio delights in diversity, from provocative shots to more tender images, united by an artistic quality and flair. Whether refined or candid, posed or unedited, modern or retro, this is a unique celebration of female sexuality and form in the 21st century.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$89.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2020
Boys Boys Boys

ISBN: 9783961712526

Author: Mendo    Publisher: TeNeues

The male counterpart to Girls! Girls! Girls! presents a contemporary collection of male erotic photography, full of variety, power, and intensity. Ghislain Pasc...


The male counterpart to Girls! Girls! Girls! presents a contemporary collection of male erotic photography, full of variety, power, and intensity. Ghislain Pascal, one of the co-founders of London's well-known The Little Black Gallery, has already curated numerous photography collections and successful auction sales with the Boys! Boys! Boys! project, partnering with the UK's largest online auction house, Paddle8. Now, for this new publication, he asked renowned photographers such as Wolfgang Tillmans, Matt Lambert, Allen Ginsberg, Greg Gorman, and many others on both sides of the Atlantic to contribute to a stunning celebration of contemporary queer and fine art.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2020


$89.99
DUE > 31st Jul 2020
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