Hongi Hika's invasion of the Rotorua area in 1823 is one of the most dramatic and daring assaults in New Zealand history. Armed with muskets, Hongi's forces had roamed the North Island seeking utu (revenge) for past slights. Te Arawa, inland and with their island stronghold of Mokoia on Lake Rotoru..
Filming and cinema quickly won the hearts of New Zealand from the mid-1890s, yet the story of the cameramen and the film they took here and in the First World War has never been fully captured. This attractive hardback brings to fruition years of original research and archival work by esteemed histo..
Doctor Grundy lost his undiesHis best ones, supersized! When a strong wind blows past Doctor Grundy's clothesline, away fly his undies. They land on a pirate ship, are blown on to Scotland, get a mend in China - but will they ever find their way back home? Another irreverent, fun story from McMillan..
An international phenomenon, this large-format hardback guides young readers and adults on an illustrated voyage into the foods and ingredients of the six continents - with New Zealand, Australia and Fiji representing Oceania.
Gorgeous, illustrated maps show in detail the most typical fruits and veg..
London 1950: a father makes the heart-wrenching decision to send his children to New Zealand for a better life. Young Pat and one of her sisters are allowed to stay together when the four are adopted out, but they will never see their father again. Many years after coming to New Zealand, Pat and her..
Ages 2 to 4 years. What to do when you need a new bum? Should you get one that is blue or yellow spotted? A rocket bum that's all fire and thrust, or a robo-bum? The options are endless -- but wait, Dad's bum crack is showing too? Maybe this is contagious...
With their unique brand of rhyme, crazy humour and zany drawings, Dawn McMillan and Ross Kinnaird have become a favourite with kids worldwide. Together with the bestselling I Need a New Bum!, this special collection returns to print two other hilarious tales: Doggy Doo on my Shoe and Seagull Sid (an..
What should you do when you fall off your bike and your bum breaks into pieces? Collect them up, take them home and glue them together, of course! But then what happens when the pieces get stuck to the tray on which you're making the repairs? Join the popular character from I Need a New Bum! as he d..
First published in 1958, this is the classic collection of myths relating to that cradle of Maori culture, Rotorua - with relevance across New Zealand Rotorua is one of New Zealand's most visited cities. It is impossible to avoid the area's Maori history and, in this book, it is easy to learn about..
Pronounce and understand Maori place names with the new fourth edition of Reeds classic guide to meanings and origins of names across New Zealand. Updated and with maps showing principal names, the new Maori Place Names also reproduces the beautiful illustrations from the original 1950 edition...
Text in English and Maori. Imaginative, powerful and fun, this is award-winning author Tim Tipenes modern take on the classic story of Maui catching the sun, with vivid illustrations by well-known illustrator Zak Waipara. This handsome hardback marks the first book in the international childrens "In..
First published in 1999, with an introduction by the late Michael King, The Musket Wars established Ron Crosby's reputation as a daring, original chronicler of New Zealand history. This best-selling history provides the first comprehensive account of the wars that ravaged the country in the early 18..