Posts Tagged ‘ New Holland Publishers ’

April highlights from New Holland

March 16, 2016
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Coming up over the next month from New Holland publishers: FOR THE FOODIES Superfoods for Kids by “superfood expert” Rena Patten, who reckons she has found a way not only to get kids to eat superfoods (think quinoa and kale). The book includes recipes for breakfasts, school lunches, dinners, special treats and even baby...

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Exploring NZ at ground level

September 25, 2015
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Exploring NZ at ground level

Wild About New Zealand: A Guide to our National Parks, by Gus Roxburgh with Matt Philip and Peter Hayden; photographs by Jason Hosking (Random House NZ, RRP $55): This comprehensive guide is based on the Natural History New Zealand-produced TV series of the same name, that was made to celebrate the 125th anniversary of...

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Book brings new-found appreciation of watercolours

March 1, 2015
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Book brings new-found appreciation of watercolours

New Zealand in Watercolour, by Denis Robinson (New Holland Publishers, RRP $49.99): Showcasing a selection of beautiful watercolour paintings by 30 of our leading artists, New Zealand in Watercolour is an affordable coffee table or bookshelf addition for lovers of New Zealand art. Each of the artists has supplied four or five paintings and they...

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Idealised reality a touch ‘homogenised’

January 22, 2015
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Idealised reality a touch ‘homogenised’

Lazy Days: Painting the Kiwi Lifestyle, by Graham Young (New Holland Publishers, RRP $30): English born artist Graham Young has put together a collection of his kiwi lifestyle works which is just fine. Nice. Pleasant. Any of the adjectives you can use to sum up something so inoffensive that doesn’t quite cross into being...

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Trio of books look at NZ’s architectural heritage

October 12, 2014
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Trio of books look at NZ’s architectural heritage

New Zealand’s Lost Heritage, by Richard Wolfe (Hew Holland Publishers, RRP $50): The preservation of our historic buildings is often a topic of debate in this country, with passionate arguments for (it’s our history) and against (usually the cost). We haven’t always had a great record when it comes to keeping our bricks and...

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Great to see sporting diversity

August 17, 2014
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Great to see sporting diversity

New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame: 25 Kiwi Champions, by Maria Gill; illustrated by Marco Ivancic: Following on from the author’s earlier New Zealand Hall of Fame book, this does something that very few other “best Kiwi sporty types” books fail to do: it covers a variety of sports. I’m a proud Kiwi, so...

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Not-so-reticent Kiwis’ pithy utterings collected

June 29, 2014
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Not-so-reticent Kiwis’ pithy utterings collected

Quotable New Zealand Quotes, compiled by Jim Weir (New Holland Publishers, RRP $28): Us Kiwis always have something to say and there’s no denying that some of us manage to say things that are worth repeating. Not all of us, mind you. Some of us stagger through the day barely managing to string two...

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Trio of quick Kiwi reference books

March 28, 2014
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Trio of quick Kiwi reference books

Wild Flowers of New Zealand, photography by Rob Suisted (New Holland Publishers, RRP $20): Wellington-based photographer and conservationist Rob Suisted has produced a book packed with shining and colourful examples of the wildflowers of New Zealand. Early botanists were amazed by the plants they found in New Zealand, many of which are unique to...

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On the shelves for NZ Book Month

March 20, 2012
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On the shelves for NZ Book Month

It’s New Zealand Book month so it should come as no surprise that there are plenty of Kiwi books lurking on the shelves in bookshops around the country. I’ve been running reviews of books by New Zealand authors on our books page in The Southland Times every Saturday this month, with the final round-up...

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Book highlights real role models for young Kiwis

February 23, 2012
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Book highlights real role models for young Kiwis

New Zealand Hall of Fame, by Maria Gill and Bruce Potter (New Holland Publishers, RRP $35): All too often youngsters adopt sportspeople and entertainers as their role models and overlook the other incredibly talented people out there. And, sadly, all too often those role models fall short of the mark with booze and behaviour...

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