October 2021 (88)

Te Puna Waiora : The Weavers of Te Kahui Whiritoi

ISBN: 9781877375712

Author: Donna Campbell    Publisher: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu

Raranga, the Māori art of weaving, is deeply bound with the customs and protocols of te ao Māori. The weavers of Te Kāhui Whiritoi are considered to be the m...


Raranga, the Māori art of weaving, is deeply bound with the customs and protocols of te ao Māori. The weavers of Te Kāhui Whiritoi are considered to be the most accomplished of all Māori weavers, and are of great significance to the art history of Aotearoa New Zealand. Written in te reo Māori and English, this book shares the energy, culture and strength of the weavers of Te Kāhui Whiritoi, and their taonga. It honours their voices, stories and knowledge, celebrating weaving as a significant artform with a long and special history and a vibrant future. Features: • Kakahu,, whāriki (mats), kete, pōtae (hats), piupiu, tukutuku panels, pākē (rain capes), paraerae (shoes) and more. • Beautifully photographed works by Whero Bailey, Cath Brown, Te Aue Davis, Diggeress Te Kanawa, Matekino Lawless, Toi Te Rito Maihi, Eddie Maxwell, Saana Murray, Pareaute Nathan, Ranui Ngarimu, Reihana Parata, Connie Pewhairangi, Emily Schuster, Riria Smith, Sonia Snowden, Madeleine Tangohau, Christina Wirihana and Mere Walker. • Insightful texts by Donna Campbell, Awhina Tamarapa and Ngahuia Te Awekotuku. • Engaging, personal interviews with many of the weavers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 200


Dimensions: 225 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2021


$59.99
DUE > 2nd Dec 2021
Spies and Lies : The Mysterious Dr Dannevill

ISBN: 9780473580803

Publisher: Double Axe Press

Hjilmar Dannevill travelled the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, sometimes using aliases, sometimes disguised as a male, and claiming...


Hjilmar Dannevill travelled the world in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, sometimes using aliases, sometimes disguised as a male, and claiming to be researching venereal diseases on behalf of a wealthy Austrian businessman. She arrived in New Zealand in 1911 and falsely presented herself as a qualified medical professional while helping to set up a private health home run by women. In the hostile anti-foreigner environment of World War 1, doubts about her sex, identity, qualifications and motivations, as well as suspicions about her relationships with women, drew the attention of police and military authorities. In May 1917, although she tried to defend herself, she was declared a German spy and imprisoned. Like many other women who formed transnational networks stretching across Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Pacific to New Zealand, in defiance of sex-role stereotypes, Dannevill pursued life, work and female relationships around the globe. According to the authorities she was ‘a thorough humbug and fraud’ and ‘just the sort of person who would take up such a job as a political spy or pimp.’ But who was Hjilmar Dannevill? Why did she lie? Why was she persecuted? Was she a spy?


Bind: paperback


Pages: 250


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2021


$35.00
1921 : Rugby, Race & Empire

ISBN: 9780473586423

Author: Mike Munro    Publisher: MunroChurch Books

In the winter of 1921 a Springboks rugby team toured New Zealand for the first time, captivating the country. An all-white team of mostly Afrikaners, they came...


In the winter of 1921 a Springboks rugby team toured New Zealand for the first time, captivating the country. An all-white team of mostly Afrikaners, they came cloaked in a powerful mystique – blue-eyed, “youthful giants” from a fellow British colony. Twenty-three of the team had served in the just-ended Great War. Wherever they went the Springboks were saluted as “sons of Empire.” But the tour was rocked amid claims the Springboks resented having to play a Māori team, as the race issue that would bedevil New Zealand-South Africa rugby relations for seventy years reared its head. Two terrible events backdropped the Springboks visit: the 1914-18 war and the influenza epidemic. Together they’d taken nearly 30,000 New Zealanders’ lives, and the effects of both calamities were still being felt. To compound the gloom, the economy nose-dived and many soldier-settlers were forced from their recently-acquired land. This book casts back one hundred years to bring together the story of an eagerly-anticipated rugby tour, and the troublesome memories of its time.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 160 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 31-10-2021


$35.00
DUE > 1st Nov 2021
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
DUE > 22nd Oct 2021
Policy-making Under Pressure

ISBN: 9781988503240

Authors: Sonia Mazey, Jeremy Richardson    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

Public policy-making in Aotearoa New Zealand has a patchy track record. In many policy sectors New Zealand performs no worse than many other advanced democracie...


Public policy-making in Aotearoa New Zealand has a patchy track record. In many policy sectors New Zealand performs no worse than many other advanced democracies, and in some it is recognised as world leading. But it is clear that the system is under pressure, confronted with an endless conveyor belt of problems. By international standards, New Zealand ranks poorly in some sectors, notably child poverty, affordable housing, youth suicide, water pollution and obesity. To better serve the ‘team of five million‘, how can the public policy process be improved? Sonia Mazey and Jeremy Richardson, academics whose working lives have been spent researching the policy-making process, sought to answer this question with the help of people with extensive policy-making experience. Policy-making Under Pressure features a diverse team of contributors including former government ministers, senior public servants, commentators and representatives of key stakeholder groups. Their reflections and perspectives provide expert insights into the strengths and weaknesses of the New Zealand policy process, and offer new angles on persistent problems and policy processes. Drawing upon these first-hand accounts and linking them to classic theories of public policy-making, Mazey and Richardson explain in an accessible way why government ‘stuff-ups’ happen, and suggest practical steps the policy establishment could take to improve policy-making in New Zealand. Written for a wide audience, the book will be of interest to anyone interested in how we might be better served by our government, as well as to public policy practitioners, researchers, and students taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses in government, politics and public policy.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 316


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 22-11-2021


$49.99
DUE > 25th Nov 2021
Food Freedom Community

ISBN: 9780473583521

Author: Isa Pearl Ritchie    Publisher: Te Ra Aroha Press

ood isn’t just what we eat, it connects us to our family, our community and the world around us. We live in a challenging time in history, facing unprec...


ood isn’t just what we eat, it connects us to our family, our community and the world around us. We live in a challenging time in history, facing unprecedented global crises. Local food initiatives by small farmers, community workers, and activists offer solutions to many of these large complex problems. Solutions at the local level can give us personal and community agency, connecting us with one another and inspiring new ways of thinking, sharing and creating value. This book focuses on alternative food networks, food sovereignty, and social economics, through case studies of real people and communities in both urban and rural New Zealand, as well as through a global lens. These inspiring stories and helpful insights provide a compass that can help us to navigate towards a more equitable and sustainable future.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 308


Dimensions: 150 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 23-09-2021


$38.99
DUE > 1st Oct 2021
Native NZ Baby Meets Wildlife

ISBN: 9780473577483

Author: Kate Muir    Publisher: lil peppy

Designed to focus and calm your baby, this book of New Zealand wildlife creates the perfect opportunity for bonding, cuddles and story time. Your baby will be c...


Designed to focus and calm your baby, this book of New Zealand wildlife creates the perfect opportunity for bonding, cuddles and story time. Your baby will be captivated by theses high-contrast NZ native wildlife faces, which help them to develop a greater understanding of their surrounding world. Research has shown that newborns prefer to look at faces rather than objects. Through face recognition babies learn to relate to others and develop empathy. Newborns and young babies also prefer to look at black and white geometric imagery. It helps them to engage and focus, allows their minds to rest, and lengthens attention span, improve memory and develops their nervous system.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 16


Dimensions: 160 x 160 mm


Publication Date: 08-08-2021


$19.99
DUE > 24th Sep 2021
Extreme Like A Girl

ISBN: 9783791387857

Author: Carolina Amell    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Whether it's diving off a cliff, cross-country skiing in Antarctica, or free climbing the Picos de Europe in Northern Spain, women in extreme sports are proving...


Whether it's diving off a cliff, cross-country skiing in Antarctica, or free climbing the Picos de Europe in Northern Spain, women in extreme sports are proving every bit as strong, determined and ambitious as their male peers. As in her extremely popular previous books, Surf Like a Girl and Skate Like a Girl, Carolina Amell has compiled spectacular photography that evokes the thrill and beauty of female nontraditional sports in every corner of the world. There's Lynn Jung tackling a parkour course with exquisite grace; Anna von Boetticher skimming the ocean floor hundreds of feet below the surface; Heather Larsen slacklining across a canyon wall; Ashley Fiolek, the world's only deaf professional motocross racer, kicking up dirt on her BMX bike; and other female wakeboarders, Pro-Base jumpers, aerobatic pilots, wingsuit pilots, and, ironically, Ironman champions. Each of the athletes contributes her own motivating words of encouragement that will inspire girls of every age and from every culture to chase their dreams, shatter every glass ceiling, kick down the men's clubhouse door-and have fun doing it all.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2021


$100.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Country and Cozy

ISBN: 9783967040319

Publisher: Gestalten

Turning away from traffic-choked streets and onto meandering country paths, urban residents increasingly are choosing to take up residence in greener pastures. ...


Turning away from traffic-choked streets and onto meandering country paths, urban residents increasingly are choosing to take up residence in greener pastures. Quiet and quaint, the countryside comes with its own pace of living - and depending on where you are, its own regional flair. Country and Cozy opens doors and pulls back the floral curtains to reveal a more characterful approach to interior design and decoration. Whether it's a converted outhouse in the south of France, a Latin American Finca, or a whimsical English cottage complete with a thatched roof, Country and Cozy showcases a series of beautiful country homes and illustrates how their inhabitants have created breathtaking living spaces that make the most of rural life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 29-10-2021


$150.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Living In Tiny Homes : Big Ideas For Small Spaces

ISBN: 9783791387611

Author: Marion Hellweg    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

Around the world people are choosing to live small-whether it's downsizing from a large home or converting a van into a house on wheels. This gorgeous book look...


Around the world people are choosing to live small-whether it's downsizing from a large home or converting a van into a house on wheels. This gorgeous book looks at a variety of scenarios, taking readers across the globe and inside the doors of remarkable compact homes. Interior design expert Marion Hellweg combines her years of experience with that of inveterate style bloggers to offer practical and innovative advice on interior design; storage solutions; finding adaptable, multifunctional furniture; decluttering and organising; and, more generally, leading a mindful, eco-conscious minimalist lifestyle. Filled with mood board-type layouts that offer hundreds of great ideas, this book does more than offer an architectural survey of tiny homes-it illustrates room-by-room real world examples of how people are adopting a sustainable lifestyle that minimizes things and maximizes quality of life. Inspiring as well as practical, this book is the first step toward imagining and creating your own small happy place.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 178 x 248 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2021


$65.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
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