Monday, November 30, 2009

The Iron-Bound Coast on Radio New Zealand

Radio New Zealand National, Sounds Historical, Sunday evening 29 November 2009, second hour.

Click here to listen to Bob Harvey talking to Jim Sullivan about The Iron-Bound Coast: Karekare in the Early Years, and the life of author Wally Badham, who set out to preserve his crystal-clear memories of early Karekare for his nieces, but has created a work of living history that speaks to all New Zealanders.

Sounds Historical with Jim Sullivan gives listeners their chance to learn about the colourful, dramatic, and often remarkable events and people of New Zealand's past.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

In the news today

Graeme Hunt, author of the book

Graeme Hunt, author of the book "First to Care",

which gives a historical account of St John in New Zealand.

Photo / Greg Bowker, NZ Herald

Click here to read today's article in the NZ Herald

St John book celebrates 125 years of first aid for Kiwis
Story by Alanah May Eriksen

Friday, November 20, 2009

Nga Waka o Neherā

Sales Points:

  • Re-issue of the authoritative reference work on Maori voyaging canoes
  • Collects all published information on the topic into one volume
  • Essential item for libraries of New Zealand history
  • Attractive design with maps for easy reference
  • Includes special sections on Maui’s and Rata’s waka

The Book:

Finally back in print after more than five years, this is the essential reference work to the traditions of Maori canoes that voyaged to New Zealand – including lists of the waka, names of crew members and vessels, karakia and waiata, and maps. A must for lovers of history, students of Maori and nautical enthusiasts.

This is the second in a programme of short-run reissues of important New Zealand books by Libro International.

The Author:

Jeff Evans is a writer and photographer who works for leading clients in New Zealand and overseas. An authority on Maori canoes, Jeff is also the author of Waka Taua: The Maori War Canoe, The Discovery of Aotearoa and Maori Weapons in Pre-European New Zealand, and editor of Elsdon Best’s Notes on the Art of War. Jeff lives in Waitakere City.


  • Jeff is available for media opportunities or marketing support; check or contact Jeff on

027 2161400 or

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Gone West

I'm Murray Gray and I run Gone West Books in Titirangi.

I thought you might be interested in my Half-Price Book Sale on Sunday
December 6 from noon until late.

I'll have wine tasting, whisky nosing, pizzas, poetry and music to keep
you entertained. So please join me for a laid back afternoon at the shop.

You can get more information from my web site

Please feel free to distribute this invitation to your friends.


Monday, November 2, 2009

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