New Zealand books by authors featured in NZine
Dorothy - 22/12/03
Authors whose work has been featured in NZine write about a wide range of
topics. Rob Green, Kate Dewes, write on nuclear issues and disarmament.
Roger Keey covers various facets of Hanmer Forest. Kathleen Gallagher has
published plays looking at issues for women and for pacifists, collections
of her own poetry, a new book for young children, and with Peb Simmons an
anthology of Canterbury verse. Ron Giles, the trout fishing enthusiast,
helps others get a good catch. Ged Maybury offers humour and fantasy in his
children's books. Neville Peat introduces us to Wanaka, and Gavin McLean
to Oamaru, its history and its heritage. Lauren Roche tells of the
extraordinary events of her early life and about coping with shock and
depression in Life on the line. Geoffrey Thornton deals with early
New Zealand bridges and early rural churches. Carol Dawber
writes local history and detective stories, and Lee Dowrick's poems
recreate life in the 1940s and 1950s.
Available books by Kathleen Gallagher
To order any of these email firstname.lastname@example.org
- a collection of four plays put on by Women's Action Theatre dealing with
women's lives and feminist issues
Peace Plays Three plays, Charlie Bloom dealing
with the impact of radiation poisoning, Hautu centred round the
detention of conscientious objectors during WWII, and Shanty & The
Angel set in an inner city Auckland street at dawn.
Twilight Burns the Skies
A collection of poetry which "tells the tale of growing up, living, and
dreaming here in this place where twilight burns the sky".
Poetry edited by Kathleen Gallagher and Peb Simmons
with photographs by Stefan Roberts
With Our Eyes Open
A collection of poems by eleven poets from Canterbury, looking at the
world, its joys, beauty, history, suffering and intimacy.
Mr Twho Among the Flowers
An unusual tale about a hippopotamus in an inner city garden - with
delightful illustrations by Peb Simmons. This book will be enjoyed by
imaginative readers, both children and adults.
Ged Maybury's books for children
If you have read The Dream of Bones or Ged's articles under the
name of Designasaurus in NZine you will know about Ged's gift for fun and
fantasy. His children's books are full of fun and imagination too
Scuttle and the Zipzaps: Beware the Glangwoo / Scuttle Saves
Two stories published back to back
Illustrated by Louise Prout
These stories are part of the Banana Splits Series: Two chapter book style
stories published back to back. Suitable for 7 - 10 year olds.
What happens? Zac and Zelma Zipzap and their pet flootle Scuttle help to
save Fridgelon 5 from the clutches of the evil Glangwoos.
Scholastic NZ currently have three Ged Maybury titles.
Each are priced at NZ$15.99:
Try your local bookstore for these.
Hanmer Forest: Covenanted Recreational Area
Text: Roger Keey
Photographs: Barbara Burry
Published by the Hanmer Heritage Forest Trust, Hanmer Springs, 2003
This centennial booklet covers the history, the trees, ferns, wildflowers,
fungi and birds of the forest, and the memories of Brooke Dawson,
enthusiast for the forest since 1926. There is a clear map of the forest
and account of what you can do in Hanmer Forest and where you can go on
foot or on mountain bike. Barbara Burry's beautiful photographs provide
fine images to enrich the text.
Cost NZ$12.00, plus postage and packing of NZ$1.50 if posted
Available from Hanmer Springs Library, the Information Centre Hanmer
Springs and the Hanmer Heritage Forest Trust (PO Box 55 Hanmer Springs 8273
All proceeds go to the work of the Forest Trust.
Books on nuclear issues
Available from the Disarmament & Security Centre (Aotearoa)
The Naked Nuclear Emperor
Robert Green writes:
Debunking Nuclear Deterrence
"It has now become clear that the nuclear weapon states, led by the US, UK
and France, cite nuclear deterrence doctrine as the final, indispensable
justification for maintaining their nuclear arsenals. Nuclear deterrence
must therefore be debunked and alternatives offered if there is to be any
serious prospect of eliminating nuclear weapons..... To my knowledge, no
attempt has been made since the end of the Cold War to draw together, in a
concise form, a comprehensive critique of nuclear deterrence doctrine and
safer alternative approaches to achieving security. That is why this
booklet is needed."
NZ$10.00 plus $2.00 p & p within NZ, $7.00 outside NZ
Re-thinking Nuclear Deterrence
Summary of Arguments from The Naked Nuclear Emperor
Commander Robert D. Green, Royal Navy (Retired)
In 24 pages, this booklet summarises the arguments from The Naked
Nuclear Emperor while omitting the endnotes. Now available in pdf
format (3.53 MB), a hard copy version can be ordered from the Disarmament &
NZ$10.00 include p & p
Aotearoa / New Zealand at the World Court
Kate Dewes and Robert Green
This booklet describes the role New Zealanders played in challenging the
legality of the testing, use and threat of nuclear weapons, at the World
Court in The Hague. In 1996 the Court issued an Advisory Opinion confirming
the general illegality of the threat or use of these weapons, and called on
all governments to bring to a conclusion negotiations leading to complete
nuclear disarmament under strict and effective international control.
NZ$10.00 plus $2.00 p & p within NZ, $5.00 outside NZ
Pacific Women Speak Out for Independence and Denuclearisation
Edited by Zohl dé Ishtar
Eleven indigenous women from nine Pacific countries give personal testimony
to the continued suffering from the effects of colonialism and nuclear
militarism. These inspiring voices of survival and strength range from
Belau in US-controlled Micronesia, to the French colony of Tahiti in
Polynesia, to West Papua under Indonesian military control. Their personal
accounts challenge the romantic images often held about the Pacific.
NZ$5.00 plus $2.00 p & p within NZ, $5.00 outside NZ
Books by Lauren Roche
Bent Not Broken
has been summarised as "Lauren's extraordinary journey from prostitute to
doctor ...... a story of hope for people who need a second chance." Lauren
tells of her turbulent childhood and of troubles with sex and drugs, and
the turnaround in her life. Her message is "Whatever happens, don't give up
on your dreams!"
This book will not be readily available until January 2004. It's out of
print again, but more are being printed in Taipei. They will get to NZ in
early January. The book will be available in bookstores in NZ, UK and
Life on the Line
This is a sequel to Bent Not Broken.
It is in the bookstores. If you can't get a copy of Bent Not Broken
immediately you can still read and appreciate Life on the Line
because there is a summary of Bent Not Broken at the beginning.
It is a great encouragement to people who struggle with setbacks and
Ron Giles' books on fishing
Available in bookshops or from the author
Hooked on Trout Published Reed Publishing (NZ) Ltd, August,
Hooked on Trout
This fishing guide for anglers, describes twenty of what he considers the best
trout fishing rivers and lakes in New Zealand, chosen on the basis of
solitude and the chance of a quality catch.
Catch That Trout!
Fishing the South Island of New Zealand
Catch That Trout! is the complete guide to fly fishing for trout in the
South Island of New Zealand. This book has been designed so that any angler,
either from New Zealand or overseas, can quickly identify the type of water
they prefer to fish; be it wild mountain streams or gentle lowland waters.
Catch That Trout!
Fishing the North Island of New Zealand
This is the North Island follow up to the best-selling South Island
version. Like the South Island book it enables any angler to select the
type of water they prefer to fish and then quickly select the technique and
flies to use on that particular type of river or lake.
Otago books published by University of Otago Press
Oamaru History and Heritage
This is more than just an excellent guidebook with fine photos. The account
of the history, especially of the whitestone buildings, is fascinating.
The Lake Wanaka Region
Neville Peat's guides to the back country in the south of New Zealand are
well known, and this one reaches the usual high standard - useful and well
organised information, fine photos and clear maps.
Carol Dawber at the River Press
Carol's first love is crime fiction and she is working on her fourth novel
in a series featuring librarian Liz Gray and detective Doug Fisher.
The following books are available from River Press.
Non-fiction on topics related to Nelson and Marlborough
Bainham, a History
North of Kahurangi, West of Golden Bay
Golden Bay photo history with Cheryl Win
Guides Alive, the Nelson Story
Nelson regional Girl Guide history
The Jacksons of Te Awaiti
Marlborough Sounds whaling and family history
Inheriting the Dream
Nelson region dairy companies history
Ferntown to Farewell Spit
Golden Bay photo-history
Bridging the Gap: Early Bridges in New Zealand 1830-1939
Bridges are often seen as little more than useful works of architecture:
they help us cross rivers and ravines, gullies and ditches. Bridging
the Gap, however, makes an excellent argument for thinking of many of
our bridges in New Zealand as works of art. Geoffrey Thornton has nurtured
a lifelong interest in bridges and in this book he examines the
architecture construction and financial, social and political history of
some of New Zealandís earliest bridges.
Worship in the Wilderness: Early Country Churches of New Zealand
Country churches in New Zealand - whether architecturally beautiful or set
amongst beautiful scenery - have become an important and often undervalued
part of our built environment. In Worship in the Wilderness
architectural authority Geoffrey Thornton celebrates New Zealand's country
churches and examines the architectural features as well as the history of
Both books are published by Reed Books, a division of Reed Publishing (NZ)
I run in my stilettos
Still available through booksellers or direct from publisher Bookcaster
Press, CPO Box 3765, Auckland.
Lee Dowrick is a poet who makes the 1940s and 1950s in New Zealand come
alive through easy-to-read poems that recapture growing up in that era -the
excitements, the setting, the customs and the atmosphere.
Published with permission from NZine