Thousands of Earthquakes occur in New Zealand every year, some so small we don't feel them. Others such as the recent quakes in Christchurch and Kaikoura cause significant damage. This book explains what causes earthquakes and why New Zealand has so many, what type... read more

Earthquakes! Shaking New Zealand

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 NZ Natural History

The diverse and desolate country that makes up Mt White Station has held an irresistible allure for men for decades. Many have committed themselves to the extreme weather and isolation of the place only to finally admit defeat, while others have endured, raisi... read more

The Legend of Mt White Station

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 NZ Natural History

Series:Photographic Guide to

A comprehensive guide to birds that includes species accounts which have been updated according to the 4th edition of the Ornithological Society's official Checklist of the Birds of New Zealand. It features photographs of the most commonly seen birds along with detailed information on distribution, habitat, behaviour and breeding.

Photographic Guide to Birds of New Zealand Revised Edition

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 NZ Fiction

Respectable appearances can hide the blackest of secrets. The Vanishing Act is a spicy tale of intrigue set in 1960s New Zealand, where society¿s constraints and the laws of the day made outcasts of lesbians and prostitutes. This is Jen Shieff¿s second novel, a standalone seque... read more

The Vanishing Act

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 NZ Reference

Maori Tales of Long Ago is a fresh facsimile edition of a classic collection of sixteen stories adapted from Maori mythology for a young readership. The tales were originally published by A.W. & A.H. Reed during the late 1940s in two hardback volumes, Maori Tales of Long A... read more

Maori Tales of Long Ago

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 NZ History

Awards:Finalist for the Non-fiction Elsie Locke Award of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 2018.

The story of the 19th century New Zealand Wars, a part of New Zealand's history that many people wish they knew more about.
The book describes how the wars came about, where and when they were fought, who was involved, and how they affected women and children. It expla... read more

The New Zealand Wars

Listening to birdsong provides a huge amount of pleasure to people all around the world, but which species are the most melodious and produce the best songs? Hannu J nnes has created this beautifully illustrated and very usefu... read more

World's Best Birdsongs : The Songs and Calls of 80 Iconic Species

What does the government do to keep New Zealand running smoothly? How does parliament work and what is the job of the MPs? From the Bill of Rights to the way we vote, from parliamentary headquarters to the local council --... read more

Running The Country: a look inside New Zealand's Government (Revised & Updated)

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 NZ Childrens

Awards:Shortlisted for Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Non Fiction 2010.

Join Skipper L.B. Tross on a seafaring adventure around the coast of New Zealand, where you will learn heaps about our sealife and what threatens it. Inspired by the environmental work achieved by the late great Sir Peter Blake, th... read more

Save Our Seas: Continuing the Mission of the Great Sir Peter Blake

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 NZ Natural History

Parrots have always captured the imagination of humans thanks to their bright plumage and ability to mimic speech. This beautifully illustrated book on the world's parrots explores all aspects of their lives, as well as the various parrot families, and showcases beautif... read more

Parrots of the World

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 NZ History

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. Kiwi soldiers returned home to a terrible influenza epidemic, as the population grieved for the loss of life. Memor... read more

Armistice Day: The New Zealand Story