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New Zealand perspectives on a Trump world: The Interregnum

Thursday, 10 November 2016, 1:03 pm | Bridget Williams Books

In March of this year we published The Interregnum , a collection of young New Zealand voices asking: 'are we entering the interregnum, that ambiguous moment between society-wide discontent and political change?' More >>

The first comprehensive history of our cities

Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 3:41 pm | Bridget Williams Books

The rebuilding of post-earthquake Christchurch and the attempts to grapple with Auckland’s growth and liveability have brought New Zealand’s urban centres into critical focus. The state of our cities and their future development is a pressing national concern. ... More >>

PM’s Award for Literary Achievement – Atholl Anderson

Wednesday, 12 October 2016, 9:33 am | Bridget Williams Books

One of New Zealand’s most distinguished scholars, Emeritus Professor Atholl Anderson (Ngāi Tahu), has been honoured with this year’s Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in the Non-Fiction category. More >>

The First Migration - a new BWB Text by Atholl Anderson

Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 3:33 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Some five thousand years ago, the people who would become the Polynesians moved from South China through the Asian archipelago, eventually pushing out into the Pacific Ocean. New Zealand was the last place to be settled, by the people who ‘became ... More >>

Silencing Science - a new BWB Text by Shaun Hendy

Monday, 9 May 2016, 3:02 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Silencing Science - a new BWB Text by Shaun Hendy In late 2014 the New Zealand Association of Scientists invited scientists around the country to take part in an online survey: ‘Have you ever been prevented from making a public comment on a controversial issue ... More >>

Being Chinese: A New Zealander's Story

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 3:02 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Three decades ago I began a quest – the search for my Chinese identity. My journey unravelled the personal, professional and historical threads in my life, and revealed how bound together they are by ‘being Chinese’. But I am a New Zealander too. ... More >>

Migration, Economics and the Future of New Zealand

Friday, 11 March 2016, 11:12 am | Bridget Williams Books

Migration is one of the great contemporary touchstone issues, as we move into an increasingly globalised world experiencing unprecedented movement of people beyond country borders. Yet the subject is also poorly understood and ripe for misinterpretation ... More >>

A thought-provoking historical assessment

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 3:29 pm | Bridget Williams Books

A thought-provoking historical assessment of the Christchurch earthquakes On 14 February 2014, a 5.7 magnitude earthquake shook Christchurch, a frightening reminder of the deadly event of 22 February 2011, delivered just eight days short of its fifth ... More >>

Is New Zealand's political settlement beginning to fray?

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 3:08 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Is New Zealand's political settlement beginning to fray? It seems that political struggle is back, acting as the bridge between a persistent sense of unfairness and the hope for something better, helping solve the antagonism between the historical ... More >>

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 >>

 

 

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