Recovery-based support services are now fundamental in mental health service delivery. This book fills a gap, presenting applied knowledge and skills for supporting the recovery journey of people with mental illness within the Aotearoa/New Zealand context. Topics covered include the mental health services in Aotearoa/New Zealand; the role of the mental health support worker; interpersonal/communication skills; approaches to self-management of a mental illness and for planning life’s journey embracing active participation in r... read more
Jack McCullough's diary, begun 100 years ago in 1908, records a period in New Zealand society beset with economic turmoil and war. McCullough was a political reformer - a pragmatic idealist who worked tirelessly to better the lives of his fellow citizens through protest, union and Arbitration Court activity in matters of industrial relations wages and employment conditions.
This compact history reveals the colourful and fascinating past of the Kapiti Coast. This area of New Zealand, once both desired and fought over by Maori, was the focus of much missionary work and early European settlement from the mid 1800s.More manageable land and conditions that allowed for abundant food production drew early farmers from Wellington. As time passed, the beach settlements and relatively luxuriant climate provided by the shelter of Kapiti Island attracted holidaymakers and later commerce. The settlements dotted al... read more
Colin Maiden was a New Zealand Rhodes Scholar at Oxford in the late 50s, a research engineer in Canada and a leading General Motors scientist and executive in the US, Vice Chancellor of the University of Auckland for 24 years, and professional company director or chair of companies such as NZ Synthetic Fuels, NZ Refining, Transpower, Fisher & Paykel, Farmers, NZ Steel, DB Breweries and Tower. Few other New Zealanders have been involved at the highest levels in such a variety of activities in New Zealand and overseas. Sir Colin ... read more
'The House' tells a story of New Zealand's House of Representatives History from 1854 to 2004. Throughout its 150 years, the House of Representatives has responded to accommodate dramatic shifts in political patterns. Its history tells us much about the changing relationship between the people of New Zealand and its political institutions.
The Pawelka manhunt of 1910 and Joe Pawelka's prison escape and disappearance are recounted.Michael Jackson looks into the unsolved mystery surrounding Pawelka and explains the hold this 'man against the world' had on our consciousness. He intercuts recollections of his own life in small-town New Zealand, creating an allegoary about the ways in which the past shapes the present.
An in-depth examination of first missionary Samuel Marsden's New Zealand endeavours. The author researched Marsden's life and activities in New South Wales and in New Zealand and found a challenging dichotomy between his behaviour and reputation in Australia, where he is loathed, and in New Zealand where he has been little researched, but where he holds 'saint-like' status.
On 19 February 1876, New Zealand became telegraphically linked to the world - it joined the international Victorian "internet". Contact with Sydney now took only seconds and London less than 24 hours. But unlike today when everybody is their own instant "telegraphist", in 1876 the system needed a small army of specially trained undersea cable operators. The Taming of Distance tells the story of those people - Englishmen, Australians and New Zealanders - who worked the cable, first from an isolated rural, coastal location near Nelso... read more
Ever since the penitentiary became a mainstream corrections device two centuries ago, there has been a continuous search for something that 'works' in terms of reforming criminal offenders. In its correctional evolution New Zealand has been primarily influenced by developments in England and the United States. It has also been creative in finding its own directions. This has resulted in many variations in government policies, each directed towards the objective of reducing crime. This book weighs the complex factors that have dri... read more
Revised edition DoP 2008 First published 1997 214x168mm / 69pp Cool climates bring with them specific benefits and problems that affect the way we approach pruning and training of grape vines. This now classic book explains best-practice approaches to pruning and training. Reprinted by popular demand.
Professor Jackson discusses the importance of climate in growing grapes and producing wine in cooler temperatures and ways the grower can avoid potential problems. Chapters include weather and world climates, wine styles, the use of climatic knowledge in establishing a vineyard, and effects of global warming.
Showcases the lives of Indian women working in New Zealand through four generations, in their own words and through official data. Stories of fabulous success merge with underemployment and no employment. Memories of Maori friendships and Maori relatives intertwine with mentoring by Pakeha women. Sewn into the stories are the spangles of an Indian patriarchal system which supported these women and at the same time created very strict demarcation lines; and the shaded sequins of in-laws who might manipulate them as they sought to ca... read more
Sport and the Construction of Gender Given that, as a nation , we often define ourselves through sport, it is appropriate to ask what role sport plays in the developmentof gender amongst our young. This book explores how a group of students interpret themselves through their involvement in sport, and how sport influences their ideas of what it means to be male and female in New Zealand today. The students reveal how sport contributes to their sense of purpose, achievement and identity.
Provides a summary of the development of New Zealand's broadcasting privacy principles and precedent-setting decisions since 1990. Reports on the views of five key stakeholder groups and presents the findings of a major public opinion survey of 1200 New Zealanders.
This collection of stories of 13 inspiring New Zealanders examines the lives of older workers who in their seventies, eighties and nineties positively contribute to the labour market and their communities. First published 2005.
"Here we have, perhaps, the 'alternative' face of emerging New Zealand writing. One of the functions of literature is, I think, to show us what kind of society we live in, and this collection is a literary profile of New Zealand in the 21st century; multicultural, passionate, funny, sad, surprising."