NZ Biography

A compelling memoir of adoption, loss and discovery 
‘I live at the end of a gravel road at the top of a valley consumed by bush. My husband is here, and my three girls. But the bush swallows them up like the road.’ I wrote those w... read more

Tree of Strangers


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Bill Sutch and Shirley Smith were two of New Zealand's most significant twentieth-century figures: Sutch as an economist, influential civil servant, and inspirational proponent of innovation in the fields of social and economic development, and Sm... read more

Bill and Shirley: A Memoir

A candid and revealing memoir from one of politics' great survivors - National MP, and leader of the opposition, Judith Collins.

Pull No Punches - Memoir of a Political Survivor

In the early sixties at the Royal College of Art in London, three extraordinary personalities collided to reshape contemporary art and literature. Barrie Bates (who would become Billy Apple in November 1962) was an ambitious young graphic designer from New Z... read more

The Mirror Steamed Over - Love and Pop in London, 1962


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Series:C. K. Stead Memoirs Ser.

New Zealand's most extraordinary literary everyman - poet, novelist, critic, activist - C. K. Stead told the story of his first twenty-three years in South-West of Eden. In this second volume of his memoirs, Stead takes us from the moment he left New Zealand for a job... read more

You have a Lot to Lose - A Memoir, 1956 - 1986


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New Zealand Nature Heroes is designed to inspire and empower New Zealand kids to be naturalists and conservationists. Aimed at the 8-12 age range, the book features stories of 15 different nature heroes, people who, in the past, or currently, are working to protect and u... read more

New Zealand Nature Heroes

Karin Horen tells the remarkable story of her continuing battle with breast cancer.
At just 26 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and immediately underwent two surgeries, resulting in a partial mastectomy, a twelve-month course of che... read more

I Am More Than Just My Tits - Surviving Breast Cancer


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Reading Level:near fine
Awards:Shortlisted for the Ockham NZ Book Awards - General Non-Fiction Award 2020

New Zealand women have published poetry for over 150 years. In this landmark book, poet and anthologist Paula Green celebrates and makes connections between 201 of them, from emerging poets and those who are household names to those who have slipped f... read more

Wild Honey: Reading New Zealand Women's Poetry

There's an astounding number of brothers playing in top level rugby in New Zealand. How is this so? What's it like for the siblings: do they compete with each other or do they support each other? Is there a particular climate ... read more

Brothers in Black: The Long History of Brotherhood in New Zealand Rugby
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Increasingly dissatisfied with the humdrum routine of corporate life, Jennifer Andrewes does what many of us can only dream about when in 2014 she and her family pack up and spend two seasons living in a village in the south-west region of France... read more

Parallel Lives: Four Seasons in the French Pyrenees

In Wild Journeys Bruce Ansley retraces the path of doomed surveyor John Whitcombe across the Southern Alps, follows the raiding party of northern chief Te Puoho along the West Coast, sails around New Zealand's North and South capes, walks through the valley under the Two Thumb Range... read more

Wild Journeys: New Zealand's Fmous & Infamous, historic and off-the beaten-path Journeys, Tracks, Routes & Passages

More fascinating untold stories from the backcountry of Northwest Nelson.
Building on the success of Kahurangi Calling, this new volume of stories from the Northwest Nelson backcountry, is a compelling blend of natural and social history. A... read more

Kahurangi Stories : More Tales from Northwest Nelson