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Experts speak out about what climate change actually means

Friday, 27 November 2015, 3:09 pm | Bridget Williams Books

On Monday next week the 21st annual Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will begin in Paris. Over the two weeks of CoP21, 147 heads of state will attempt to negotiate a global agreement to ... More >>

Leading inequality writer returns to New Zealand

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 2:57 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Leading inequality writer returns to New Zealand Robert Wade, one of the world's most incisive analysts of inequality, trade and the global financial system, will be speaking in Wellington on Thursday 26 November . Wade, a professor of political ... More >>

New Zealand has lost its way on housing, says researcher

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 11:08 am | Bridget Williams Books

Over the past twenty-five years, the quality and affordability of New Zealand housing has declined drastically, says the University of Otago’s Professor Philippa Howden-Chapman in a new BWB Text. More >>

NZ no longer clean, green or economically rational

Wednesday, 18 November 2015, 3:17 pm | Bridget Williams Books

In the latest addition to the BWB Texts series, DrMike Joy offers a damning assessment of the state of New Zealand’s freshwater environments. He points out that in the past two or three decades, 'freshwater environmental protection has been left weakened, ... More >>

Effects of climate change already being seen in New Zealand

Thursday, 5 November 2015, 10:45 am | Bridget Williams Books

Amongst the vast amount of information on the global impacts of climate change, little has been published on how New Zealand in particular will be affected. More >>

Wealth and New Zealand, a new BWB Text by Max Rashbrooke

Tuesday, 27 October 2015, 12:08 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Role of wealth in New Zealand society exposed in new book by award-winning writer More >>

Sexism in science is rife

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 1:49 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Sexism in science is rife, says President of the New Zealand Association of Scientists in new book More >>

'Panguru and the City' shortlisted for W.H. Oliver Prize

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 12:04 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Melissa Matutina Williams’s Panguru and the City: Kāinga Tahi, Kāinga Rua has been shortlisted for the inaugural W. H. Oliver prize. This follows the book’s placing in the shortlist for the 2015 Ngā Kupu Ora Māori Book Awards , earlier ... More >>

Martin Edmond releases first full-length memoir

Tuesday, 6 October 2015, 3:02 pm | Bridget Williams Books

In October Martin Edmond visits New Zealand (from Sydney) to receive the prestigious Michael King Fellowship – and launch his evocative memoir, The Dreaming Land . More >>

The Edge of Life

Monday, 7 September 2015, 12:07 pm | Bridget Williams Books

It is one of the concerning paradoxes of modern life that as our scientific knowledge grows ever more sophisticated, our society’s ability to comprehend and act upon it is increasingly strained. It is a paradox that sits at the centre of Mike Berridge’s ... More >>

We are running out of time on climate change

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 1:14 pm | Bridget Williams Books

In nearly two decades since the United Nations conference that produced the Kyoto Protocol, New Zealand has still not adopted robust policies to adequately tackle climate change. In a forceful addition to the BWB Texts series, Dr Ralph Chapman ... More >>

What NZ women think about the 'man drought'?

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 1:42 pm | Bridget Williams Books

In 2013, there were over 66,000 more women between the ages of 25–49 living in New Zealand than there were men. This so-called ‘man drought’ is a hot topic for journalists and academics alike, who comment on how the situation might affect ... More >>

Time of reckoning for New Zealand imminent, says academic

Thursday, 2 July 2015, 3:23 pm | Bridget Williams Books

The role of the public intellectual is to stimulate debate and raise unsettling questions. With The FIRE Economy: New Zealand’s Reckoning , Jane Kelsey proves once again to be a formidable bearer of the mantle. More >>

Economists' new book tackles New Zealand's housing crisis

Tuesday, 26 May 2015, 3:30 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Generation Rent: Rethinking New Zealand's Priorities, by Shamubeel and Selena Eaqub, offers pragmatic solutions to New Zealand's housing crisis More >>

Writer asks whether his generation's interests are served

Monday, 25 May 2015, 4:24 pm | Bridget Williams Books

27-year-old Andrew Dean’s appearance on yesterday’s Q+A testified to the interest being generated by his BWB Text, Ruth, Roger and Me: Debts and Legacies . More >>

Jonathan Boston: child hardship package

Thursday, 21 May 2015, 5:00 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Jonathan Boston: child hardship package will have only a marginal impact on child poverty The child hardship package in the 2015 Budget is a welcome initiative by the National-led government. However, the modest increases in benefit rates and tax ... More >>

Eighteenth-century Māori pioneered the Great Kiwi O.E.

Thursday, 30 April 2015, 1:24 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Eighteenth-century Māori pioneered the Great Kiwi O.E. Acclaimed historian Vincent O’Malley has written the latest addition to Bridget Williams Books’ Texts series, Haerenga: Early Māori Journeys Across the Globe. More >>

Paula Morris releases candid memoir on moving home

Wednesday, 29 April 2015, 12:15 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Award-winning author Paula Morris addresses how it feels to move back to New Zealand after decades living overseas, in a new book published by Bridget Williams Books. More >>

Contesting the legacy of Roger and Ruth

Tuesday, 28 April 2015, 2:16 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Young New Zealand voices writing at length on contemporary issues, with eloquence and intellectual facility, are rare. Andrew Dean, twenty-six, the author of Ruth, Roger and Me , is an exciting new talent. More >>

TPPA leak suggests more challenges for NZ sovereignty

Friday, 27 March 2015, 12:33 pm | Bridget Williams Books

As a document leaked yesterday demonstrates the potential effect of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement upon sovereign rights, Professor Margaret Wilson at Waikato University says that changes to the structure of the state are already affecting ... More >>



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