Who among us hasn’t gazed at the sky above and not wondered about the millions of others who are sharing the same view? Space has the dual effect of humbling the human existence and strengthening ideas of a common humanity. With her debut novel, Helen Sedgwick takes that common astronomic fantasy and weaves a whimsical… Read More

Are you after some inspiration?  Maybe you need a bit of an escape.  Or a Christmas gift for your friends who enjoy the water.  I asked a bunch of my skipper friends on their favourite sailing books. Here are five great sailing books that are worth reading. If you are looking for inspiration to start… Read More

THE STORIES IN OUR GENES This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is to each of the 100 billion modern humans who have ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in… Read More

The Story of the Hauraki Gulf encompasses the 1.4 million hectares of marine space that comprises the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park. This includes over fifty islands, including Great Barrier and Great Mercury Islands, the entire east coast of Auckland, both coasts of the Coromandel Peninsula and the Firth of Thames. The author visited numerous places… Read More

A wonderful selection of 27-holiday stories to read and share by one of the world's best-loved children's authors, Enid Blyton. Enid Blyton has been delighting readers for more than seventy years with her endless summers of magic, fun, and adventure. Enid's best-loved characters include Noddy the wooden boy, Timmy the dog from The Famous Five… Read More