There has been much media activity both in the press and on Radio since the Canterbury earthquakes in September 2010 and February 2011. The two-year aftermath of those earthquakes offered the Author a rare opportunity to examine aspects that the media did not cover, such as the national policies and effectiveness of government funding and management of catastrophe on a national scale. She has also made an appraisal of the performance of the corporate insurance industry involved in the event. Her findings are both surprising and d... read more
This book addresses a major gap in knowledge about what it means to be released from prison in New Zealand. It reports on released prisoners' experiences during their first year of transition from prison. It identifies the obstacles to (re)settling in a community and desisting from reoffending, and the crucial support provided by NGOs. It shows how political rhetoric, Corrections' policies and practices and ex-prisoners' social, economic and personal circumstances complicate the transitional process. It highlights the need for a ... read more
This book - through having the reader 'eavesdrop' on the conversations of five 'kiwi' men who meet regularly in a sports bar and talk about their relationships - provides a unique insight into the 'masculine empire' of superiority and entitlement. It shows how men approach intimate relationships, their allegiance to their like-minded 'mates', and the role these men play in bolstering each other's need to be in charge of their women and their homes, capturing women in oppressive situations. It flips explanations for violence from... read more
New Zealand is one of the classic immigrant-dependent societies but the nature of migrant flows into the country has changed dramatically since the 1960s. The historic reliance on immigrants from the UK and Ireland was supplemented and then replaced by migrants from elsewhere in the Pacific and then globally, especially from Asia. These changes not only altered New Zealand's demography but also the nature of community life and cityscapes, how diversity has been understood and experienced, and the shape of economic participation - o... read more
Pineaha Murray is an elder of Ngāti Kurī of the Far North and in this personal account he tells of his ancient forebears’ place in the northern tip of NZ - the Three Kings, Tom Bowling Bay and Parengarenga Harbour. Memories, history, myths and legends unfold and provide a rich personal story and a social history of northern communities.
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."
Have your say: Influencing public policy in New Zealand is a straightforward guide for New Zealanders who want to understand how the public policy process works and how they can engage in it. Few people realise that they have the power to influence government policies. Have your say gives practical advice for individuals who want to make their concerns heard, as well as for lobby groups, political activists and community groups. It shows how we all can get involved in shaping government policies that affect everyone. Frances Hughes... read more
This book examines the issues which are crucial to our future and, using critical research and critical thinking, delivers a new, more optimistic message.
This sequel to the author's acclaimed first book on Maori philosophy, "Exploring Maori Values", develops the idea that we humans can and need to become "people of the land" in the Maori sense (tangata whenua), developing a harmonious interdependence with the environment in which we live rather than continuing to dominate it. Although arising out of Maori concepts, this is a model for human life which is available to any culture and is urgently needed to replace discredited ideas of human sovereignty over the natural environment.
Fortex, a small South Island meat processing company, captured the public imagination when it became Company of the Year in 1990.Four short years later it was bankrupt, and in 1996 its charismatic founder and managing director Graeme Thompson, was sentenced to imprisonment for fraud. This insightful study by Sandra Martin, a reseacher in agribusiness, charts the meteoric rise of Fortex along with its spectacular collapse. She tells the story of a company determined to make a difference, only to find itself a victim of the fiecely ... read more
Shortlisted for the 1999 Montana New Zealand Book Awards, environment section. Bugs of all shapes and sizes invade our homes, infest our food and pets, and damage our garden. This simple non-technical reference guide identifies harmful and annoying pests and describes effective methods for getting rid of them.
The diverse contibutions in this book discuss how the reframing of 'queer' as a proud, border-crossing identity challenges conventional views of gay, lesbian, transsexual and heterosexual identities. They bring together wide-ranging commentaries on the history, politics and culture of thirty years of sexual history in Aotearoa/New Zealand.
Pacific Islanders have been travelling to New Zealand for over a hundred years, striving to realise their migration dreams against an increasingly changing New Zealand. These stories highlight the great diversity of New Zealand's PI community today and capture the intense pride in Pacific Island identity and achievements.