October 2019 marks the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook's first landfall in New Zealand. One Hundred Days that Mapped a Nation marks this historic occasion by looking at Cook's intrepid journeys to New Zealand and the Pacific that were unprecedented for the time and had such far-reaching cons..
Japan will be the focus of sports fans over the next few years as it is hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2019, the Olympics in 2020, and the World Masters in 2021. This guide is a must-have for all fans attending sporting fixtures and aims to help you get by no matter how much or little Japanese you s..
This book depicts in words, maps and photographs, the places of special importance which Cook visited or witnessed during his journeys from 1769 until his last departure in 1777.
The locations are vividly described as they are today, and as they were nearly 250 years ago.
Fortuitously for Cook, and ..
Kiwiana celebrates items and icons from New Zealand's heritage, especially iconic Kiwi elements from around the middle of the 20th century. Many evoke a sense of nostalgia and are seen as contributing to our national identity...
In Best Recipes Annabelle White's first book, she invites you into her home to share with you the best recipes she has encountered in her years as a food writer. This beautifully illustrated collection is divided up into chapters relating to different times in the day, starting with breakfast in bed..
Antarctica is a fascinating place - it has no native inhabitants, and it's very remote and difficult to get to, which means everyone who goes there - today or in the past - has a special reason for wanting to go. It's a place that children can only imagine.
This book is about the journeys - histori..
Aimed at 8 - 12 year olds but useful for the whole family, this fascinating new book exposes the rich history behind Anzac Day in an engaging and informative style, seeking to answer the many questions children often ask their parents and teachers around the 25th of April every year. It covers all ..
Breath-taking landscapes, photos of dairies and local pubs, old buildings and rural scenes, a beach on a stormy day, a remote place in the bush or high country combine to portray a vivid portrait of the real New Zealand.
Arranged not by area, but by theme and feeling, the photographs are Robin Morri..
At the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month each year New Zealanders remember the end of the First World War. Armistice Day, Philippa Werry's new book for children, commemorates the day when fighting stopped in Europe. Partnered with best-selling Anzac Day, it makes an excellent ..
This eye-catching book offers a national perspective on New Zealand's mid-twentieth century Art Deco heritage and explores its impact on the appearance of many of the country's towns and cities. Art Deco buildings of famous locations like Napier and Hastings are considered, but this accessible book ..