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Seabirds beyond the Mountain Crest

Cuthbert coverThe history, natural history and conservation of Hutton's shearwater

Richard Cuthbert

Seabirds Beyond the Mountain Crest tells the story of New Zealand’s endemic Hutton’s shearwater, a species that breeds only at two remote locations, high in the Kaikoura Mountains.

Richard Cuthbert spent three years living with 200,000 Hutton’s shearwaters and their neighbours, studying their behaviour, observing their interactions, measuring and recording facts and figures to build a detailed picture of why and how these birds have survived. This became the subject of his Otago PhD.

In this beautifully illustrated book, he recounts the challenge and exasperation, heartbreak and hardship, and the sheer joy of conservation hardship in a remote environment – interwoven with other fascinating stories of how these endangered birds were “discovered” and protected.

Floating Islanders

Floating Islanders CoverPasifika Theatre in Aotearoa

Lisa Warrington and David O'Donnell

Floating Islanders: Pasifika Theatre in Aotearoa celebrates 30 rich years of Pasifika theatre in Aotearoa/New Zealand, featuring the achievements of many individuals and theatre companies, and provides an insightful guide to its diversity of styles and themes.

The immigrant experience of living in two worlds is often seen as troubled, but co-author Lisa Warrington says this “in-between-ness” has been turned to advantage in Pasifika theatre to create unique and often subversive performances.

And, not only is Pasifika theatre a success story within New Zealand, it is also an intriguing case study of migrant theatre that has international resonance, says co-author David O’Donnell.

The book features a comprehensive performance listing as well as 32 pages of photographs.

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Boots: A Selection of Football Poetry 1890-2017
Edited by Mark Pirie, HeadworX, July 2017.

Poems by John Howell, Makaro Press, October 2017.

Jack’s Journey: a Soldier’s Experience of the First World War
by Trish McCormack and Andrew Gibson, Glacier Press, October 2017.

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The Tale of Mrs Possum: A Reflection on New Zealand Society
by Rachel Ovens, Land of the Long White Cloud Productions, November 2017.

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Satire, Celebrity & Politics in Jane Austen
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A Terrifying Grace: Sexuality, Romance and Marriage in Christian History
by Rob Yule, Bloomington, Indiana: WestBow Press, 2017.

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by Rob Yule, (Bloomington, Indiana: WestBow Press, 2017.

Leadership Material: How Personal Experience Shapes Executive Presence
By Diana Jones, Nicholas Brealey Business Books ,Boston, London, 2017.

We Gathered Here: A History of Matakana
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Dark Forest Deep Sea: Reflections of a Hunter
By Richard Hall, Mākaro Press, October 2017.

New Zealand: Paradise Squandered? Reflections on what we’ve lost and where we’re headed
By John Hawkes, Copy Press, 2016.

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