A journey to New Zealand's most fascinating, wild and isolated islands. Following on from their non-fiction book-of-the-year winning Coast, this is the next epic journey from writer Bruce Ansley and photographer Jane Ussher. New Zealand is surrounded by hundreds of islands, mainly remnants of a larger land mass now beneath the sea.
A song introducing the Treaty of Waitangi and how to honour and enact it. Children are encouraged to care for people, keep marae warm and living, enact tikanga, welcome guests, revive te reo, protect the land, care for the birds, save the trees, care for the rivers, and honour the spirit of Waitangi. Includes guitar chords.
When Ricky's beloved Aunt Bella dies and Social Welfare threatens to put him into care, the overweight Maori boy and cantankerous Uncle Hec flee into the remote and rugged Ureweras. The impassable bush serves up perilous adventures, forcing the pair of misfits to use all their skills to survive hunger, wild pigs and the vicissitudes of the weather. Worse still are the authorities, determined to bring Ricky and Uncle Hec to justice.
Loyalty, betrayal, murder... and merlot. Hidden away in a witness protection programme on an idyllic island vineyard in New Zealand, Vinnie Whitney-Ross could be forgiven for thinking he has escaped the clutches of the childhood friend - a ruthless London mobster - he helped convict for a gruesome double murder. But old grudges die hard, cops are bent, and the finest wines and chocolates find new and unexpected uses when Vinnie's present runs headlong into his secret past.
It sounds like a rock solid plan. Josh and Matt will rollerblade the length of New Zealand, film their adventure, meet interesting characters and make an inspirational travel documentary. There's just a few small problems: winter is fast approaching, they are severely underprepared, and they are terrible at rollerblading. And so unfolds a tale of friendship, hard times and adventure.
Based on the award-winning 2009 documentary of the same name, This Way of Life is a portrait of the Ottley-Karena family - as they were, during the making of the film, and as they are now. We see the Ottley-Karena children growing up in their rural, and sometimes isolated surroundings, we observe their family relationships, their connection to nature and their survival skills against the backdrop of rural Hawke's Bay and the Ruahine Ranges
This book also includes information about Matariki. The song CD makes the book easy for everyone to enjoy and the simple, repetitive sentence structure in this book teaches the phrase "I like the...". You will love the gorgeous illustrations and the beautiful song.
A haunting, off-the-beaten-track destination, the little-known Catlins region of New Zealand is as mysterious today as it ever was. In this first in-depth look at the lives of its inhabitants, award-winning writer Diana Noonan and photographer Cris Antona collaborate to capture the thoughts and feelings of 26 women from this remote outpost. As the subjects speak for themselves on topics as diverse as family, work, isolation and their relationship with the environment.......
"In the late 1960s in Invercargill, two blokes sat in a modest shed drinking tea. The old bloke was telling stories about his life, the young bloke, a junior reporter, was typing on his portable typewriter. Dramatic tales of youthful scrapes, motorcycle races, international travel and friendships. The young journalist Neill Birss moved away from Invercargill and never published the typescript interviews. They surfaced again many decades later
-Derek Smith has spent most of his working life working as a meter reader, a deliberate choice of occupation, as it has allowed his to pursue his vocation as a photographer. Inspired by the social documentary style of photographers such as Walker Evans and William Eggleston, and closer to home Robin Morrision and Les Cleveland, he set out 30 years ago to actively record details of the cities, suburbs, small towns and rural areas he was visiting in the course of his work.