Jonathan Boston tackles one of the most urgent questions in contemporary New Zealand: how should we transform the welfare state? Not only do we need to alleviate our current serious social problems, but we also need to meet the challenges of the futu... read more

Transforming the Welfare State (BWB Texts)

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 NZ Reference

Jo Caird and Paula George take us on a journey inside the world of New Zealand's working dogs: celebrating the incredibly diverse roles they play in our society and the difference they make in so many people's lives. Including the much-loved farm dogs, this book explores the sni... read more

Kiwi Working Dogs
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Reading Level:near fine

Almost 250 years after James Cook first sighted Aotearoa in October 1769, world-wide interest in all aspects of his exploration of the Pacific endures. In this handsome book, widely respected Pacific scholar Janet Davidson details the collection of Maori, Pacific and Na... read more

The Cook Voyages Encounters: The Cook Voyages Collections of Te Papa

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Awards:Finalist in the Elsie Locke Award for Non-Fiction in the 2020 NZ Book Awards for Children and Young Adults

Ground-breaking full-colour graphic novel about Te Tiriti o Waitangi | The Treaty of Waitangi. This reorua (bilingual) graphic-novel-style flip book presents important information in a visually appealing and engaging way. The text (in both English and t... read more

Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi

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 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:very good

Debates over immigration are heating up - with grave political consequences. It is no coincidence that calls to restrict national borders are intensifying at a time when people are more mobile than ever. But closed borders are no more imag... read more

Fair Borders?: Migration Policy in the Twenty-First Century

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 NZ Reference

Reading Level:very good

Better Lives provides a comprehensive overview of immigration in New Zealand, showing how immigration is not just an economic imperative that needs to be managed, but an opportunity to enhance people's lives.Migration is at historically high l... read more

Better Lives: Migration, Wellbeing and New Zealand
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Reading Level:Very Good

Can a sugar tax improve public health? Even if it can, is it the right thing to do? One of New Zealand's foremost health scientists, Mike Berridge, teams up with tax expert Lisa Marriott to explore the issue.This BWB Text explains the relationship between sugar and ill-healt... read more

Sugar, Rum and Tobacco

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 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

The nuclear meltdown at Fukushima ...the Fonterra botulism scare ...the Christchurch earthquakes - in all these recent crises the role played by scientists has been under the spotlight.What is the first duty of scientists in a crisis - to the government, to their emplo... read more

Silencing Science (BWB Texts)

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 NZ Reference

Reading Level:Very Good

In 2013, Murdoch Stephens began a campaign to double New Zealands refugee quota. Inspired by his time living in Aleppo, Syria, over the next five years he built the campaign into a mainstream national movement - one that contributed to the first growth in New Zealands refugee quota ... read more

Doing our Bit
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Reading Level:Very Good

For novelist Stephanie Johnson, her relationship with Australia and Australians has been an ambivalent one. She has lived there for periods in her life, and her first book, a collection of short stories, was actually published in Australia. ... read more

Playing for Both Sides : Love Across the Tasman (BWB Texts)

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 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

The world has changed a lot in the last thirty years, but New Zealand's tax system hasn't. Since the 1980s New Zealand's taxation policy has remained the same, despite substantial economic and social changes. The system may be familiar, but is it fair?Deborah Russell and Terry Ba... read more

Tax and Fairness
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30 years ago, Marilyn Waring's ground-breaking book Counting for Nothing was released. Waring explained, through meticulous economic analysis, how the success of the global economy rests on women's unpaid work.
Counting for No... read more

Still Counting: Wellbeing, Women's Work and Policy-making (BWB Texts)