Stories of ten master navigators who are leading figures in the renaissance of Pacific voyaging

MEDIA RELEASE Reawakened: Traditional navigators of Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa JEFF EVANS Published by Massey University Press, June 2021, RRP: $39.99  The renewal of traditional wayfinding skills and the remarkable stories of ten master navigators come together in Reawakened: Traditional navigators of Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa by Jeff Evans published today, June 10, 2021, …

Dramatic oral history reclaims captivity narratives from nineteenth century New Zealand

Media Release TRANSGRESSING TIKANGA: Captured by Māori: First-Hand Accounts 1816-1884 Trevor Bentley Published by Potton & Burton, 11 May 2021, RRP: $39.99 First contact between Europeans and Māori was often fraught and gave rise to cross-cultural tensions, which continue to resonate in contemporary New Zealand. In Transgressing Tikanga, a compelling …

New poetry packs a punch in biggest yearbook ever

Media Release POETRY YEARBOOK NEW ZEALAND 2021 Edited by Tracey Slaughter Published by Massey University Press, 11 March 2021, RRP: $40.00 It holds an admirable and venerable position in our literary landscape — still going strong after seventy years, the 2021 edition of the annual Poetry New Zealand Yearbook arrives …

New Poems by Rising Star of New Zealand Poetry

MEDIA RELEASE FELT Johanna Emeney  Published by Massey University Press, 08 April 2021, RRP: $24.99 Tactile and inviting, Johanna Emeney’s remarkable new poetry collection, Felt, is proudly published by Massey University Press in April 2021. The playful goat on the front cover, made by marionette-maker Olga Kupunia from the Republic …

Pioneering New Zealand feminist and political activist reflects on fifty years of feminism

MEDIA RELEASE Fifty Years a Feminist SUE KEDGLEY PUBLISHED BY MASSEY UNIVERSITY PRESS, 13 May 2021, RRP $39.99 A frank and spirited autobiography by Sue Kedgley, proudly published by Massey University Press on May 13, tracks the development of feminism in New Zealand over the last five decades, its intersection …

Jewel-like collaboration between artist and poet celebrates connection to natural world

MEDIA RELEASE On We Go By Catherine Bagnall and L. Jane Sayle   Published by Massey University Press, 11 March 2021, RRP: $35.00 An exquisite new book published by Massey University Press in March is the result of a long-time collaboration between artist Catherine Bagnall and poet Jane Sayle.  On We …

Māori-led book challenges way we think about environment, land (whenua) and landscape

MEDIA RELEASE KIA WHAKANUIA TE WHENUA / PEOPLE PLACE LANDSCAPE Edited by Carolyn Hill for Landscape Foundation Foreword by Dame Anne Salmond Mary Egan Publishing; 01 March 2021; RRP: $55.00 Māori-led book presents rich seam of visual essays, papers, poetry and polemics which challenge the way we think about environment, …

Award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator collaborate on second children’s book Tu Meke Tuatara!

MEDIA RELEASE  Tu Meke Tuatara!  Words by Malcolm Clarke, Illustrations by FLOX Published by Little Love; 2 November 2020; RRP: $30.00   “A heart-warming tale that shows how a simple act of kindness helps everyone.” — Anika Moa Malcolm Clarke’s first children’s book Tu Meke Tūī! was the product of …

New book shows how legacy and modernity meld in Christchurch rebuild

MEDIA RELEASE Christchurch Architecture: A Walking Guide JOHN WALSH AND PATRICK REYNOLDS A new book to be published in November shows that the best ways to appreciate the architecture of Christchurch is on foot. The second in a series of urban walking guides written by well-known architecture writer John Walsh …