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- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 17.99
To most New Zealanders, the word 'Hauhau' conjures up a picture of bloodthirsty fanaticism. This book, the definitive study of the Pai Marire or 'Hauhau' Maori movement in the 1860s, presents a different view. Pai Marire is shown as being a search for ways of meeting European settlement and domination, and of using European skills and literacy, on... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2005; US$ 9.99
Written by a local, this guide covers every region and town, with in-depth information on the Maori culture, the remarkable places to stay and eat, vineyard tours, cooking schools, thermal springs, albatross and whale encounters, scenic drives, and more. Canoe the Whanganui River, ride in a hot air balloon, hike the Waikaremoana Track, explore Whirikana... more...
- Awa Press 2010; US$ 11.99
In an attempt to escape from her stressful life as a single working mother of two young boys, Kathy Giuffre books a year-long trip for four in a tropical paradise. At the last minute, her boyfriend announces he isn't joining them, and Kathy finds herself in an unlivable house in Rarotonga, a tiny speck in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. Her... more...
- Exisle Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99
Arawata Bill (18651947) was a pioneering folk hero, prospecting for gold and other minerals and making new tracks in unexplored areas. His feats of endurance and tenacity, coupled with his charming eccentricity, have captured the imagination of generations, and Denis Glover immortalised him in his famous poem, Arawata Bill. A Californian... more...
- Hunter Publishing 2014; US$ 6.99
Auckland is the largest city in New Zealand and the main port of entry for international visitors. It is a sprawling, modern, busy city but not nearly so densely populated as other global cities of its same geographic size. The 60 square kilometers (23 square miles) that make up the region are home to 1¼ million people - one-third of New Zealands... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88
Being Maori-Chinese uses extensive interviews with seven different families to explore historical and contemporary relations between Maori and Chinese, a subject which has never been given serious study before. A full chapter is given to each family which is explored in depth often in the voices of the protagonists themselves. This detailed and personal... more...
- Luath Press Ltd 2013; US$ 8.99
Lord Cockburn, Victorian defender of Edinburgh's beauties, describes Calton Hill as 'the Glory of Edinburgh'. 'It presents us,' enthused Cockburn,'with the finest prospects both of its vicinity and the city? it is adorned by beautiful buildings dedicated to science and to the memory of distinguished men.'Following on from the success of Arthur's Seat,... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 18.99
Starting with the building of Te Poho o Potiki, the central wharenui at Iwitea of Ngai Tahu Matawhaiti, a hapu of Ngati Kahungunu, A Carved Cloak for Tahu explores its taonga, the iwi and hapu identities represented in its waiata, stories and carvings, its colonial history including experience with the Native Land Court and the religions to which the... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 28.99
Chiefs of Industry is the first book to explore the entrepreneurial activity of Maori in the early colonial period. It focuses on two industries, coastal shipping and flourmilling, where Maori were spectacularly successful in the 1840s and 1850s ? the 'golden age' of Maori enterprise. Historian Hazel Petrie shows how quickly and effectively Maori society... more...
- Awa Press 2012; US$ 11.99
Civilisation is Steve Braunias at his best, the scavenger of social lodestone, rich, fascinating and occasionally disturbing stories of settlements?from Kawakawa in the north, to Mosgiel in the south, and Samoa and Antarctica over the seas?and the people who live in them, their lives, loves, aspirations, and sometimes dark secrets. more...