Friday, June 29, 2012


Sir Peter Blake and his lucky red socks became a symbol of the Kiwi competitive spirit during the 1995 Americas Cup campaign. Red Socks Day is a chance to celebrate leadership in action and what it means to be a New Zealander, and to remember a Kiwi hero.

To find our more about this great New Zealander, pick up our new book The Story of Sir Peter Blake.Esteemed author Tessa Duder tells Sir Peter's story for younger readers, but we're having a lot of older people commenting what a readable and stimulating biography it is. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Story of Sir Peter Blake

The Story of Sir Peter Blake
Tessa Duder                                                                              

The first book about Sir Peter Blake
for younger readers

Sir Peter Blake was a New Zealand hero – sailor, adventurer, leader and environmentalist. With the passing of over 10 years since his tragic death, the time is ripe for children and young adults to know more about his life and legacy.

In The Story of Sir Peter Blake, award-winning author Tessa Duder tells Sir Peter’s life story for young readers, revealing what made him an inspirational leader and sailing legend.

From his early years sailing on the Waitemata Harbour, the book traces Blake’s emergence as a leading ocean sailor – one who would go on to win the Whitbread Round-the-World trophy and the Trophée Jules Verne for the fastest voyage around the world. Then he led New Zealand to some of its greatest sporting achievements – winning and defending the America’s Cup – before devoting his last years to raising global awareness of environmental issues.

Superbly written, The Story of Sir Peter Blake is richly illustrated with photos from his life and features informative background to sailing skills, the America’s Cup and other topics. The book was commissioned by the Sir Peter Blake Trust, which works to inspire the next generation of leaders, adventurers and environmentalists.

Release Date:  22 June 2012  | ISBN: 978-1-877514-42-5   | RRP $21.99
144 pages (8 colour)

Friday, June 15, 2012

Here are the winners...

The Frankfurt Bookfair arranged a competition about the best New Zealand Poster - now they found the 10 winners!!


Click here to see all 10


Tuesday, June 12, 2012


It's the 40th birthday of our author Tim Tipene. Here's wishing him a great day. 

Tim's book Bullies and Warriors will be released on 16 July by Libro International. 

Friday, June 8, 2012


The Museum für Völkerkunde in Hamburg, Germany is to host the Te Ara exhibition from October 2012 till mid-2013, and will be marketing the German language edition of the accompanying book Te Ara: Maori Pathways of Leadership by Paul Tapsell and Krzyszstof Pfeiffer. Follow this link to the museum's notice about its plans. 

Das Museum für Völkerkunde in Hamburg zeigt ab Oktober 2012 bis Sommer 2013 eine Ausstellung ueber Maori. Der Ausstellungskatalog ist unser Titel Te Ara:  Der Weg der Maori von Krzyszstof Pfeiffer und Paul Tapsell.

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