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November 2017 (54)
Kuwi's Huhu Hunt
Kuwi the Kiwi decides to take Chick on his first huhu hunt. They could make huhu hangi, huhu hummus and huhu BBQ... Kuwi is an endangered brown kiwi and a new m...
Kuwi the Kiwi decides to take Chick on his first huhu hunt. They could make huhu hangi, huhu hummus and huhu BBQ... Kuwi is an endangered brown kiwi and a new mum with a very fussy chick. Will she ever find Chick any huhu to eat? A superb book from a well known author and illustrator A simple celebration of the parent/child bond written for young children with a story parents can enjoy and relate to. Amazing, detailed, vibrant illustrations with wee native gems hidden throughout the book The second in a series that is fast becoming a New Zealand classic. The Kuwi the Kiwi series is a proud supporter of Kiwi's for Kiwi Trust donating 20 cents from each book sale to support kiwi conservation projects in New Zealand. The series has donated $1100 to Kiwi's for Kiwis so far.
Dimensions: 240 x 240 mm
Publication Date: 01-10-2015
Kuwi's Very Shiny Bum
With the soft jingle of bells, a mysterious gift falls from the sky. Kuwi knows just what to do and sets off to give lovely gifts to all her friends so they too...
With the soft jingle of bells, a mysterious gift falls from the sky. Kuwi knows just what to do and sets off to give lovely gifts to all her friends so they too can join in her happiness. But things don't go to plan when her friends forget to say "thank you". Another beautifully told and illustrated story by award winning author Kat Merewether.
Publication Date: 01-11-2016
Kuwi's Creative Colouring Book for Big and Small People
From #1 Bestselling Author and Illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series, Kat Merewether. Following on from the hugely popular ‘Kuwi’s First Egg’ and ‘...
From #1 Bestselling Author and Illustrator of the Kuwi the Kiwi™ series, Kat Merewether. Following on from the hugely popular ‘Kuwi’s First Egg’ and ‘Kuwi’s Huhu Hunt’ books. Kuwi the Kiwi takes you on a native New Zealand journey, through intricate line art. The illustrative magic of Kat Merewether, comes alive with this creative colouring book, stunningly illustrated for all ages. Certain pages are intentionally unfinished and encourage your creative side. A perfect project for adult and child to work on together (so you don’t have to hide your colouring books from the kids anymore!) Removable pages, so the end result can be treasured as a piece of art.
Dimensions: 250 x 240 mm
Publication Date: 01-05-2016
Native by Design: Landscape Design with New Zealand Plants (reprint 2017)
Popular title back in print In this lavishly illustrated book, 20 of New Zealand's top landscape architects and designers offer their wisdom and advice on lands...
Popular title back in print In this lavishly illustrated book, 20 of New Zealand's top landscape architects and designers offer their wisdom and advice on landscaping with native plants. These personal narratives showcase some of our country's most beautiful out-door environments, from private gardens to public recreation land, urban and industrial spaces, and even farmland. Stunning photographs by John Maillard capture the uniqueness and splendour of each location, from Kaeo in the Far North to Queenstown in the south.
Publication Date: 01-09-2011
Place Names of Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills
Place names have great linguistic and cultural significance, vivifying the landscape and giving it deeper character and interest. Banks Peninsula, Lyttelton Har...
Place names have great linguistic and cultural significance, vivifying the landscape and giving it deeper character and interest. Banks Peninsula, Lyttelton Harbour and the Port Hills of Christchurch offer a wonderfully diverse and a kaleidoscopic array of names that speak of the areas's Maori and colonial history and the people who have lived and worked there. Back in 1927 prolific author Johannes Andersen published his classic and important "Place-Names of Banks Peninsula", but much has changed since then: names have dropped out of use or been superseded, spellings have altered, knowledge of origins has improved and large numbers of new names have been added. Award-winning historian Gordon Ogilvie, who has a deep knowledge of this part of New Zealand, has written a comprehensive, fascinating and much-needed successor to Andersen's book. The coverage of names extends to the Heathcote and Halswell rivers and includes suburbs like Halswell and Tai Tapu. Engagingly written, brimming with information and enriched with black and white photographs and stunning colour plates, this substantial volume is an important addition to Ogilvie's popular and acclaimed histories of Banks Peninsula and the Port Hills. The intriguing background he provides for the place names of this region will delight all those who live there, those who visit and anyone with an interest in New Zealand's past.
Dimensions: 210 x 280 mm
Publication Date: 20-07-2017
Christchurch Heritage Houses II (pb)
This book follows the best-selling publication Canterbury Country Houses series and is a collection of seventy-six heritage houses, most of which have been pres...
This book follows the best-selling publication Canterbury Country Houses series and is a collection of seventy-six heritage houses, most of which have been preserved following the Canterbury Earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 This is the second book of Christchurch Heritage Houses, personally selected by artist and author Rodney Wells, showcasing the domestic architecture that is still a rich part of Christchurch's heritage.
Dimensions: 220 x 280 mm
Publication Date: 31-08-2017
Black Flu 1918: The Story of New Zealand's Worst Public Health Disaster
Many New Zealand families were affected by the 1918 influenza pandemic. In the space of about six weeks, over 6400 Pakeha died and an estimated 2500 Maori. That...
Many New Zealand families were affected by the 1918 influenza pandemic. In the space of about six weeks, over 6400 Pakeha died and an estimated 2500 Maori. That equals nearly half the total of New Zealand soldiers killed in the First World War. Yet these were civilians, dying in the first month of peace. This was New Zealand's worst-ever public health disaster. The whole country seemed to shut down for several weeks in November 1918. Because the victims' bodies turned black when they died, many believed it was the plague. Could it happen again? The risk of another major influenza pandemic is even greater now, thanks to international jet travel. Global flu surveillance should give us better earning, and we now have anti-viral drugs and antibiotics to deal with the secondary pneumonia that was the real killer in 1918. But do we have the systems in place to deal with another massive health crisis? This book shows how we coped back in 1918 - the response of public health officials, how the sick were nursed, how thousands of convalescents were fed and the lessons learned that may still be useful today. It is an inspiring and fascinating story that all New Zealanders need to know about.
Dimensions: 210 x 265 mm
Publication Date: 20-09-2017
Constant Radical: The Life and Times of Sue Bradford
Sue Bradford is half American and sixth generation Kiwi on her father’s side -- her European missionary genes date from 1820s Northland. Despite her grassroot...
Sue Bradford is half American and sixth generation Kiwi on her father’s side -- her European missionary genes date from 1820s Northland. Despite her grassroots New Zild twang, she was raised in Auckland by middle class, bohemian intellectuals and survived a childhood made difficult by her brilliant but domineering father. Fast forward through the tumultuous Vietnam War protest era, the 1981 Springbok Tour and 16 years in the invisible community sector where she became, with husband Bill, a loud voice and a highly effective organiser for society’s marginalised, and Sue suddenly and unexpectedly found herself in Parliament. From December 1999, as a hardworking, and much admired Green MP she managed a hefty portfolio and succeeded in getting three member’s bills into legislation, including her contentious bill to amend section 59 of the Crimes Act. Her mainstream political career ended, abruptly and disappointingly, five months after she lost the May 2009 Green Party co-leadership contest. Subsequently she achieved a PhD and transformed herself into Dr Sue Bradford -- activist and academic. Her readable thesis on the need for a major left wing think tank in Aotearoa has been downloaded in full almost 3,000 times and Economic and Social Research Aotearoa (ESRA), the infant left think tank she set up as a result, is growing lustily. Sue Bradford is still evolving but in terms of what matters most, her core social justice principles, she remains constant. -----------------Quotes from Review by Bronwyn Elsmore, Flaxroots Productions - "Jenny Chamberlain’s writing is fluent, polished, and definitely not dry to read.... It needed all those pages to give a full appreciation. Having read them, it leaves me wondering how one woman has fitted so much into her life. My respects to both the subject and the author".
Dimensions: 170 x 240 x 25 mm
Publication Date: 03-07-2017
The March of the Foxgloves (HB)
A late 19th century tale of triumph over obsession and humiliation. From award-winning writer, Karyn Hay, The March of the Foxgloves promises to be essential su...
A late 19th century tale of triumph over obsession and humiliation. From award-winning writer, Karyn Hay, The March of the Foxgloves promises to be essential summer reading. LONDON, 1893, and Frances Woodward is tormented by the restrictions of her puritanical father and the cruelties of 19th century narcissist, Benedict Hunt. Having meted out a particularly creative form of revenge upon Hunt, Frances transcends the social norms of the late-Victorian era and travels alone to the far-flung colony of New Zealand, where she is forced to look beyond the establishment life seemingly pre-ordained for her. Falling in with other artists and non-conformists, and inspired by the revolution in thinking brought about by heroic literary figures and social reformers of the time, Frances forges a new path of her own making.
Dimensions: 160 x 236 mm
Modern Living New Country
Author: Claire Bingham
Everything you need to know about the modern rustic look From cottages to chateaus, inside the world’s most inspiring rural homes Step-by-step guides to creat...
Everything you need to know about the modern rustic look From cottages to chateaus, inside the world’s most inspiring rural homes Step-by-step guides to create your dream interior Considered, calm, and irresistible—modern rustic style is all about simple, casual living. Be it a log cabin, a Moroccan villa, or a chalet perched on a mountainside, the element that unites these rural escapes is a passion for craftsmanship and a pared-down quality that allows the beauty of natural materials to shine through. The interiors are stripped-back and the objects within it are useful and timeless—each with a story to tell. The latest addition to the new Modern Living series, New Country, penned by design writer Claire Bingham, explores some of the most beautiful homes in the countryside and shows how to get the look yourself. It’s also a book full of practical tips—from how to mix heirloom and contemporary pieces with confidence, to putting together a relaxed scheme where the driving force is comfort.
Dimensions: 223 x 287 mm
Publication Date: 20-02-2017