Recent and Forthcoming Titles


The Bond of Time: An Epic Love Poem

John Puhiatau Pule
March 2014





Lateral Inversions: The Prints of Barry Cleavin

Fine Arts/Art History
Melinda Johnston
November 2013

Lavishly illustrated with over 120 colour plates, Lateral Inversions draws from Barry Cleavin’s vast output to present a major representative survey of his prints and drawings from 1966 through until 2012.


PaikeaChristchurch Crimes and Scandals 1876 - 99

Popular History
Geoffrey W. Rice
November 2013

Following on from his first volume, Christchurch Crimes 1850–1875: Scandal and Skulduggery in Port and Town, historian Geoffrey Rice presents another fascinating collection of Christchurch crimes and scandals drawn from nineteenth-century newspaper court reports, this time covering the later Victorian period from 1876 to 1899.

PaikeaPaikea: The Life of
I.L.G. Sutherland

Oliver Sutherland
October 2013

Ivan Sutherland was the first Pākehā scholar to recognise that Māori New Zealanders are not brown-skinned Pākehā but heirs to their own cultural beliefs, customs and practices.



Rebellious MirrorsRebellious Mirrors: Community-based Theatre in Aotearoa/New Zealand

Paul Maunder
August 2013

This unique account of community-based theatre – theatre created by professionals working with communities – challenges the mainstream history of New Zealand theatre.

Undestanding ViolenceUnderstanding Violence:
Context and Practice in the Human Services

Edited by Annabel Taylor and Marie Connolly
June 2013

Understanding Violence: Context and Practice in the Human Services is a reference for professionals, an essential resource for students and will be of interest to the wider community in explaining community responses to violence.


Natural History of Banks Peninsula Natural History of Banks Peninsula: Revised Edition 2013

Hugh Wilson
April 2013

Natural History of Banks Peninsula, now in this revised edition, is essential reading for locals and visitors alike. For the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust, which sponsored its publication, the book is part of a mission to disseminate information and foster the protection and restoration of the region’s special natural values.