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Emily, a Wellington mother of two young boys, wrote a blog post in the middle of the night back in March 2015. Within just a few days it was read by more than one million people. Since then her posts, often written in in the wee small hours, have consoled, celebrated and cheered on millions… Read More

The RSA is a huge institution in New Zealand and still today has over 100,000 members. It can be subtly different from region to region and in many places remains in touch with and part of the local community. Looking back we see it initially as a club for the servicemen returned from the First… Read More

Every New Zealander should already know the myth of Māui and how he tamed the sun with the help of his brothers. This modern bilingual retelling of the story will bring the story to life for younger readers. Award-winning author and illustrator team Tim Tipene and Zak Waipara set the modern Māui as a schoolboy… Read More

Discover our beautiful country with this fun lift-the-flap treasure hunt, celebrating Aotearoa. Girl and Bird head off on an adventure around New Zealand and need help to follow the clues to find out where they will be heading next. From city to shore, north to south and east to west, there'll be some familiar places… Read More

A cookbook that was made for New Zealanders.  Perfect.  I have to admit the reason it took me a while to get around to reviewing this cookbook because I was so busy trying out all the recipes. This particular cookbook also doubles as a health guide tracing its way from spice-based smoothies such as the… Read More

Clean Bakery is French-born Claudepierre’s first cookbook, born out of her popular blog, http://sweetashoney.co.nz. When she developed pre-diabetes when pregnant with her daughter, she had to find a new way of creating her favourite baking creations. Clean Bakery features 80 recipes 79 are dairy-free, 66 gluten-free, 49 paleo friendly, 50 vegan, 23 raw and 34… Read More

12 beautiful huia birds play and sing in the forest. But is that a canoe arriving? A rat sniffling? A ship on the horizon? One by one, the huia start to disappear – what will remain? 12 Huia Birds is the beautiful but haunting story of one of our country's most beloved native birds. The book… Read More

I asked to review this book because the storyline caught my attention at once. The events of December 1642 when the Dutch explorer Abel Tasman came to New Zealand and encountered Maori for the first time. The images of this sketchy moment in our history, preserved only in a few small drawings and the logs… Read More

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