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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 >>

Give children in poverty the same respect as retirees

Monday, 9 March 2015, 4:04 pm | Bridget Williams Books

New Zealand has an opportunity to tackle its high levels of child poverty by prioritising the needs of children just as it has done for the elderly, two prominent academics say. More >>

Max Rashbrooke: New Zealand performs poorly on inequality

Wednesday, 10 December 2014, 9:55 am | Bridget Williams Books

A major OECD report out today provides new evidence that growing income gaps damage economic growth - with New Zealand singled out as the country whose economy has suffered most. More >>

Tunes for Bears to Dance To

Thursday, 4 December 2014, 3:53 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Announcing the release of this new BWB Text by Owen Marshall, available as an e-book from the BWB website and global e-bookstores. More >>

Samoa mo Samoa: Black Saturday 1929

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 3:09 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Announcing the release of this new BWB Text by Michael Field, available as an e-book from the BWB website and global e-bookstores. More >>

Bombing the Rainbow Warrior

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 10:51 am | Bridget Williams Books

Announcing the release of this new BWB Text by Michael King, available as an e-book from the BWB website and global e-bookstores. More >>

Wealth inequality in New Zealand examined in new book

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 12:55 pm | Bridget Williams Books

The Piketty Phenomenon collects New Zealand responses to Thomas Piketty’s groundbreaking argument that inherited wealth will always grow faster, on average, than earned wealth. More >>

Parihaka Invaded

Friday, 3 October 2014, 1:30 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Announcing the release of this new BWB Text by Dick Scott, which is now available as an e-book from the BWB website and global e-bookstores. More >>

Devastating impact of the Waikato War revisited

Monday, 22 September 2014, 1:39 pm | Bridget Williams Books

At a time of great focus on World War One, a new book by prominent historian Dr Vincent O’Malley draws startling comparisons with the Waikato War of 1863–64. Taking a new approach to analysing evidence on the war, O’Malley’s book challenges previous ... More >>

Award-winning author returns to NZ for launch of memoir

Tuesday, 16 September 2014, 1:54 pm | Bridget Williams Books

The launch of Martin Edmond’s new memoir, Barefoot Years , marks a return to New Zealand and childhood. More >>

Award-winning author back on NZ soil

Monday, 15 September 2014, 3:09 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Award-winning author back on New Zealand soil to explore what it means to return home. More >>

 

 

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