Aidan was one of dozens and possibly hundreds of young men and women on New Zealand's streets. How do you meet someone in this situation, even if you have such an interest? How do they survive? Why are they in such a position? What are their aspirations? Such citizens of New Zealand are on the margins a ...Show more
Compared by Danzy Senna to "the young Philip Roth" for her "lashing, dark humor tinged with deep melancholy," Porochista Khakpour is one of her generation's most outrageously gifted new talents. Sons and Other Flammable Objects is at once a comedy and a tragedy, a family history, and a modern coming-of- ...Show more
Category: NZ Biographies
Whether or not you have heard of pioneering nutritionist Muriel Bell, she has had a profound effect on your health.Appointed New Zealand's first state nutritionist in 1940, a position she held for almost a quarter- century, Muriel Bell was behind ground-breaking public health schemes such as milk in sch ...Show more
Category: Grief & Loss
Jan Pryor blends her personal experience of losing a child with her professional understanding of family dynamics and children's development. The clumsiness of consolation; the challenges of organising a funeral and what to do with Alexander's ashes; the isolation, being far from friends and family; con ...Show more
Category: Biography & Memoir
Jean Batten was one of the great aviation megastars of the 1930s. Her spectacular flights ranked with those of Britain's Amy Johnson and America's Amelia Earhart. Yet, despite her brilliance as a pilot, she remained the least well-known of them all. For the dentist's daughter from New Zealand built an i ...Show more
Category: NZ Scenic/Travel
Landscape photographer Craig Potton has selected 144 images from journeys around (and over) both North and South Islands of New Zealand capturing the essence of New Zealand's natural and cultural landscape.
Category: NZ Poetry
This Thin Now (Hoopla series 2018) tells the story of love lost and of the places the poet goes to find it still – from inside the space two hands make to the numinous blue of sea and sky. These are poems of dazzle and quiet that give the reader a rare gift.
Palmers Manual of Trees, Shrubs and Climbers is a comprehensive and accurate guide to more than 3500 species and cultivars of trees, shrubs, climbers and other landscaping plants authentically named and described, with information on how and where to grow them in temperate-climate gardens. This book tak ...Show more
Introduces readers to the political career of New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. Engaging infographics, thought-provoking discussion questions, and eye-catching photos give the reader an invaluable look into New Zealand and the office of its current leader.
Category: Short Stories
Winner of the Windham Campbell Prize for Non-Fiction 2020. This boundary-shifting fusion of thinking, storytelling, and meditation takes as its starting point five axioms: * 'Give Me a Child Before the Age of 7 and I'll Give You the (Wo)Man' * 'History Repeats Itself...' * 'Those Who F ...Show more
From Out of the Binders co-founder Lux Alptraum, a controversial look at women, sex, and lying--why myths about women's deceit persist, how they came to be, and ultimately why we must trust women When we talk about sex, we talk about women as mysterious, deceptive, and - above all - untrustwo ...Show more
Category: Women's Health
An honest, funny and feminist take on living with your period (and hormones!), by the award-winning sex and relationships vlogger, and author of Doing It!, Hannah Witton. When Hannah Witton started documenting her journey coming off the pill and re-getting her period, she wasn't anticipating the reacti ...Show more