Book: The Small Luxury Cookbook

At a time when most people are detoxing after the festive season, Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) has lived up to its ‘independently minded’ reputation by launching a collection of recipes from over 200 of its hotels around the world designed to inspire people to cook, and to travel, in 2016. The Small […]

Book: Birds of New Guinea

Book: Birds of New Guinea Second Edition Pub date: November 5, 2014 Paperback & Hardcover Thane K. Pratt & Bruce M. Beehler / Illustrated by John C. Anderton & Szabolcs Kókay What makes New Guinea so special? The world’s largest tropical island, it boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, […]

Book: The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy Location Guidebook

THE HOBBIT MOTION PICTURE TRILOGY LOCATION GUIDEBOOK Ian Brodie   NZ RRP $44.99 PB | Release Date 1 November 2014 | HarperCollins NZ   New book showcases the magnificence of ‘Middle-earth’ New Zealand Since the incredible global success of the Lord of the Rings films and now The Hobbit trilogy, New Zealand has become the […]

Book: Paradise Saved

Paradise Saved Dave Butler, Tony Lindsay and Janet Hunt RRP: $55.00 Released: 15 August 2014 The remarkable story of New Zealand’s wildlife sanctuaries and how they are stemming the tide of extinction. It is too soon to say extinction is over in New Zealand. Where there is no pest management in the forests and national […]

Book: Food, wine and stories from Central Otago

Amisfield: Food, wine and stories from Central Otago RRP: $59.99 Released: 1 August 2014 Food, wine and stories are the focus of a new book that shines the light on celebrated Central Otago wine producer Amisfield and its award-winning Amisfield Bistro. The book draws together 25 years in the wine business and a decade of […]

Book: Confessions of a Flight Attendant

by Owen Beddall with Libby Harkness | 18 July 2014 | RRP$37.99 | Penguin Random House Want to know what really happens on an aeroplane? Let’s go behind the scenes and fly high with these tall tales and gossip from the galley! Everyone wants to be a flight attendant, or at least they want to […]

Book: Paradise Saved

by Dave Butler, Tony Lindsay, Janet Hunt | Penguin | RRP$55 | 15 August 2014 Paradise Saved – The remarkable story of New Zealand’s wildlife sanctuaries and how they are stemming the tide of extinction. It is too soon to say extinction is over in New Zealand. Where there is no pest management in the forests and national […]

Book: Retro Caravans

Retro Caravans – Vantastic Kiwi Collections by Don Jessen, Bateman, RRP$39.99, August 2014 Don Jessen profiles some of the country’s prettiest and most interesting vans, and provides some history on this enduring and endearing Kiwi hobby. The Kiwi retro caravan craze is in full bloom. This is clear from the ever-increasing number of vans parked […]

Book: Millennium – A Memoir

by Peri Hoskins, RRP$24.99 A slice-­of-­life travelogue, in this genre-­blending, creative non-­fiction memoir, NZ born Vince Osbourne travels to Tonga to reconnect with an old friend and usher in the new millennium… It’s December 1999, the cusp of a new millennium. Vince travels to Tonga to see the sun set on the old and the […]

Book: Going to Extremes

Going to Extremes by Derek Grzelewski Comprising some of Derek Grzelewski’s best published work to date, these stories explore and reveal the meaning of the extreme. They transport you to extraordinary, unexpected and inaccessible places, and into encounters with exponents of the extreme, some elite, others seemingly ordinary. The extreme is not just at the […]