From master storyteller Witi Ihimaera, a spellbinding and provocative retelling of traditional Maori myths for the twenty-first century. In this milestone volume, Ihimaera traces the history of the Maori people through their creati... read more

Navigating the Stars: Maori Creation Myths

A BOOK FOR ALL NEW ZEALANDERS WHO FEEL CONNECTED TO THE SEA. This year New Zealands National Maritime Museum will be in the thick of the action when the Americas Cup defence comes to Auc... read more

Aotearoa Endless Sea - Our Story Told Through the Taonga of the National Maritime Museum

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 NZ Art History

A UNIQUE STORY BOOK FOR GROWN-UPS.
Shining Land brings together award-winning novelist Paula Morris and distinguished photographer Haru Sameshima. It is the second in the kōrero series of picture books edited by Lloyd Jones, writte... read more

Shining Land - Looking for Robin Hyde

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 NZ Art History

For many decades the Railways Department's design studios, Railways Studio, was New Zealand's 'go-to' advertiser. Its tourism and product ads appear on railway-station hoardings and billboards throughout the land, and it developed some of New Zealand's mos... read more

Railways Studios

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 NZ Biography

In this fresh account of one of the 20th-century's great New Zealanders, Matthew Wright approaches Bernard Freyberg the man rather than the more widely known figure of a military leader. What took a humble immigrant child in Wellington to become a... read more

Freyberg - A Life's Journey

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 NZ Reference

Awards:Shortlisted for the Heritage Literary Awards 2020 https://nzsacanterbury.wordpress.com/heritage-literary-awards-2020/

The use of te reo Maori in daily New Zealand life is snowballing, as is demand for resources to make learning the language efficient and enjoyable. This book helps answer that demand. Here in simple terms is a thorough guide to the buildin... read more

Te Reo Maori: The Basics Explained

In Down South, writer Bruce Ansley goes on a journey back to his beloved South Island. From Curio Bay to Golden Bay, in Down South writer Bruce Ansley sets off on a vast expedition across the South Island, Te Waipounamu, visiting the places and people who hold clues to the south's famo... read more

Down South: In Search of the Great Southern Land

Kate's tiny kitten wants to go outside. He struggles with the cat flap, annoys a bird . . . and ends upon the wrong side of the fence. What will Kate do? The kitten in Bruce Goes Outside is based on a real life cat. The real Bruce was found on the streets of New Zealand when he was just one... read more

Bruce Goes Outside

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 NZ History

Reading Level:near fine

A CENTURY OF AUCKLANDERS HELPING AUCKLANDERS. This lively history by well-known historian Peter Lineham features over 100 photographs and takes readers inside a remarkable organisation working at the front lin... read more

Agency of Hope - The Story of the Auckland City Mission 1920-2020

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 NZ Pictorial

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As a small country school prepares for its Christmas end-of-year show, they get a call from Santa, who is on his way to the hall when he runs into a spot of trouble! Fortunately, the Little Yellow Digger is on hand to rescue Santa and his truck full of presents.  

The Little Yellow Digger Saves Christmas

A beautiful board book for New Zealand babies and their Whanau, featuring amazing photos of bugs in the Te Papa collection. In both English and te reo Maori, it is a perfect gift for any baby and will be well treasured.

My Little Book of Bugs / Taku Pukapuka iti mō ngā Pepeke (Maori & English)

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 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