Ten short stories, and two longer historical ones, bring to life the thrills and challenges of sailing, paddling and travelling on the seas around New Zealand. Accompanied by Bruce Potter's vivid illustrations, these are the work a world-class children's writer with an intimate knowledge of the sea...
Outrageous Fortune: The West Family Album is the ultimate fan handbook to New Zealand's favourite family, the Wests, and their associates. In a lively four-colour design featuring over 100 photos, the book goes behind the scenes to get the actors' and writers' take on the series - with script extrac..
Parliamentary Practice in New Zealand is the definitive work on practice and procedure in the New Zealand House of Representatives. The fourth edition incorporates a decade of developments since the third edition in 2005, and reflects many significant changes in parliamentary law, practice and proce..
In this powerful new novel for teenagers, 16-year-old Jahnine is having to fend for herself amidst a series of family misfortunes, with her mother is in hospital battling cancer and her brother gone without a trace. Family legend has it that a patu taken during the Land Wars by her great-great-grand..
Get ready for a new take on New Zealand society, history and geography in one of the first two books in The NZ Series, a snappily designed and fact-packed collection for intermediate and high-school age readers. This fascinating collection of writings and reflections by some of the pioneer women who..
The Polynesian navigator Kupe is credited with the discovery of the land his expedition named Aotearoa, land of the long white cloud. How did he and the many canoes that followed find their way without modern navigational techniques through perilous seas in wooden canoes? By examining myth, star cha..
First published in English in 2000, Paora Tapsell's award-winning work brilliantly captured the life and transformations of PukakiIthe Ngati Whakaue ancestor depicted on the New Zealand 20-cent coin. Now a superb translation by Scotty Morrison (also of Ngati Whakaue descent) makes this illustrated w..
Where are the regions of New Zealand? How did they develop? What makes them special and cool to visit? Through maps, photos, fact boxes and simpletext, Regions of New Zealand takes younger readers on a tour from Northland to Southland with fascinating insights into Maori rohe (regions), olden-day pr..
The beloved myth of Rona and the Moon comes to 21st-century Aotearoa in English and Maori in Tim Tipene's sensitive interpretation, strikingly illustrated by Tai Tokerau artist Theresa Reihana. Rona Moon gets angry with everyone - her brother, her nana and papa, and then one night she calls the moon..
Colonising New Zealand was as much of a search for wealth as an imperial venture. The rush to exploit the country's gold and kauri is a story of innovation and determination, as well as suspicion and thuggery. The rushes of both industries drew Maori and British, and also Americans, Australians, Dal..
Sea Edge: Where the Waitemata touches Auckland tells the story of Auckland's harbour and varied waterfront in a handsome, heavily illustrated hardback. Well-known author and historian Bob Harvey vividly illustrates the key role that the port and harbour have played in the development of New Zealand'..
In 2015 No.3 Squadron Royal New Zealand Air Force celebrated 50 years of continuous helicopter operations since it reformed in August 1965. Seek and Destroy is the official history of the machines and personnel that make up the colourful and wide-ranging operations of this unique squadron, which was..