Heke Tangata can broadly be translated as `migration of the people', and in this book economist Brian Easton tracks the major relocations Maori have made into the cities and market economy since 1945. The book's first part provides a narrative of the post-war Maori experience while the second part g..
One Christmas Eve, some years ago, a ginger kitten wandered along a street on the far side of town. He was hungry, and cold and wet. Bertie McGinty finds the kitten and christens him Holy Socks. Soon the pair are inseparable. Even after Bertie's death, Holy Socks sticks by his master and takes up ho..
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..
Horouta is the definitive history of the descendants of the voyaging canoes that brought the first settlers from Polynesia to the lands that stretch from East Cape to northern Hawke's Bay.Assembled through painstaking historical and genealogical research over more than 70 years by Rongowhakaata Halb..
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..
Finally coming to publication after many years, The Iron-Bound Coast is a New Zealand publishing gem, discovered by Bob Harvey while researching the history of Auckland"s spectacular west coast. Prepared from the late Wally Badham"s manuscripts, the book records the early years of Karekare and neigh..
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..
An inspiring junior novel with special appeal to boys. High-school student Haki needs to find the pounamu that was stolen from him after a car crash. In his search he must confront his fears and find a way to answer the challenge to serve his people, his land, to fight a taniwha and to grow into a w..
The New Zealand Division's capture of the French town of Le Quesnoy was its last and most successful action in the First World War. Breaking through defensive lines and scaling the town walls by ladder, the New Zealanders overwhelmed the defenders, freeing the town after years of German occupation. ..
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 ..
The arrival of European missionaries in New Zealand had an immeasurable impact on Maori society. Like Them That Dream tells the intriguing story of early interaction between Maori and missionary, leading to the many distinctive responses to the arrival of Christianity. The book's first two parts con..