Out on the South Seas, a ship is cheerfully battered and sunk… this delightfully grim story from local talent Fatcat and Fishface features illustrations by Stephen Templer, and includes an animated DVD of the song.
The Wahine Disaster Documentary By Sharon Barbour The Wahine Disaster Documentary details the stories of passengers who survived what was described as “the blackest day in Wellington’s history”. This film features a striking recreation of the Wahine disaster and shares previously untold stories of survival. Learn about the events that followed when in the early […]
This is a perfect full-colour reference book for everyone enchanted by the beauty of the locations in the movie trilogy. Updated in 2011, the Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook contains valuable background information and exclusive anecdotes about the filming.
Vertical Living: The Architectural Centre and the Remaking of Wellington, by Julia Gatley and Paul Walker Wellington was once known as a ‘grey city of grey streets’. With Vertical Living: The Architectural Centre and the Remaking of Wellington, find out how it changed to become the city now known for it’s eclectic mix of architecture. […]
A Lion In The Meadow. One of Margaret Mahy’s best-loved creations, this is a tale about the nature of stories and imagination and where the line between them and reality can blur, especially in the mind of a child. A little boy is worried that he has seen a lion lurking in the meadow outside the […]
The Viaduct Postcard The Viaduct Postcard is a story by Susan Price that tells a tale of a lost postcard, a lost jacket and a bossy big brother! Set in 1910 Wellington, it’s a delightful picture of old world New Zealand that reminds us that some things never change. Jack and Bessie arrive in Wellington […]
“First catch your Weka”, the explorer Charles Heaphy advised in 1842, then stuff it with sage and onion and roast it on a stick. In that simple way began a great tradition of New Zealand cooking, from Heaphy to the Edmond’s Cookery Book, Alison Holst, Hudson and Halls, and the meal on your plate today. In […]
Aimed at 8 – 12 year olds but useful for the whole family, Anzac Day the New Zealand Story exposes the rich history behind Anzac Day in an engaging and informative style, seeking to answer the many questions children often ask their parents and teachers around the 25th of April every year. It covers all […]