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'Driving to Treblinka - A Long Search For A Lost Father'

Tuesday, 12 September 2017, 9:15 am | Awa Press

"Intimate, moving and eloquent, shot through with the author’s celebrated wit, Driving to Treblinka shines a light on what it means to survive. This compelling search for a father’s grave is, above all, an affirmation of unstoppable life” ... More >>

Does a frog’s leg taste like chicken?

Monday, 20 June 2016, 11:37 am | Awa Press

The Unburnt Egg Does a frog’s leg taste like chicken? 20 June 2016 Does a frog’s leg taste like chicken? Perhaps an Auckland grocery store thought so when it put on sale the legs and abdomens of large frogs, packaged in polystyrene trays and covered ... More >>

The coldest, windiest, most barren place on Earth

Friday, 19 February 2016, 12:51 pm | Awa Press

It has to be the most extreme place to work as a scientist: freezing temperatures, fierce winds, treacherous ice, endless whiteness and often terrible visibility, shared with few companions and the knowledge that civilisation is an awfully long way away. ... More >>

Classic book on New Zealand films gets new life as an ebook

Tuesday, 30 June 2015, 2:18 pm | Awa Press

Peter Calder in the New Zealand Herald called it ‘a meticulous record of our modern film industry’. Actor Rena Owen described it as ‘compulsive reading – entertaining, passionate, informative and often very funny.’ It was proclaimed a must for film-lovers. ... More >>

“The least boring person who ever existed”

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 3:54 pm | Awa Press

Len Lye started life in Christchurch at the turn of the century in a family so poor they could not afford to send him to high school. His father died, his mother struggled to raise Len and his brother, and later his stepfather was committed to an asylum. ... More >>

New Zealand book scores major international design award

Monday, 29 September 2014, 2:25 pm | Awa Press

A book passed over by the judges of the New Zealand book design awards has won a major international design award. More >>

NZ “eriginal” food memoir heads for a print edition

Monday, 4 August 2014, 12:10 pm | Awa Press

With the help of some mouth-watering recipes and sage advice from the Duchess of Windsor – “If you don’t take care you may serve an entire meal pinkish mauve, from lobster bisque to sherbet” – Anne Else’s memoir of her food-entwined life ... More >>

Best-selling “eriginal” food memoir heads for print edition

Monday, 28 July 2014, 1:46 pm | Awa Press

With the help of some mouth-watering recipes and sage advice from the Duchess of Windsor – “If you don’t take care you may serve an entire meal pinkish mauve, from lobster bisque to sherbet” – Anne Else’s memoir of her food-entwined life ... More >>

New book tells graphic story of abuse and modern slavery

Monday, 23 June 2014, 3:44 pm | Awa Press

New book tells graphic story of abuse and modern slavery on boats fishing for New Zealand quota More >>

The Kiwi soldier who became an American GI

Monday, 14 April 2014, 2:37 pm | Awa Press

The strange story of the Second World War Kiwi soldier who became an American GI More >>

Best-selling author joins line-up for Local Food Week event

Tuesday, 25 March 2014, 3:01 pm | Awa Press

With the help of some mouth-watering recipes and some sage advice from the Duchess of Windsor – “Watch out. If you don’t take care you may serve an entire meal pinkish mauve, from lobster bisque to sherbet,” – Anne Else’s food memoir The ... More >>

Writing Pike River mine story hardest task author ever had

Monday, 30 September 2013, 2:55 pm | Awa Press

Journalist Rebecca Macfie says that researching and writing her book Tragedy at Pike River Mine: How and why 29 men died was the hardest task she’s ever undertaken in her 25-year career. More >>

Independent publishers and university presses triumph

Monday, 2 September 2013, 4:40 pm | Awa Press

Independent publishers and university presses triumph in this year’s New Zealand Post Book awards All four of the country’s top book awards for 2013 have gone to independent publishers and university presses. The result comes just as a number ... More >>

Design Grad Illustrates Highs and Lows of Flatting

Monday, 26 August 2013, 2:00 pm | Awa Press

Seven men and two women in a seven-bedroom flat; two women in a two-bedroom flat; five women in a one-bedroom flat (truly) - Lauren Earl has survived it all.  More >>

Why do so many Kiwis own a boat but rarely take it to sea?

Friday, 31 May 2013, 12:11 pm | Awa Press

New Zealand claims to have more boats per head of population than any other country in the world. In Auckland alone, nearly one adult in eleven owns a boat. Surprisingly though, as Matt Vance reveals in his coming book How to Sail a Boat , the vast majority ... More >>

Sarah Vaughan is not my Mother

Friday, 22 February 2013, 4:04 pm | Awa Press

AWA PRESS MEDIA RELEASE Friday, February 22, 2013 In her memoir Sarah Vaughan is not my Mother, a young New Zealand woman tells her startling story of a descent into madness Mary-Jane Thomson seemed to have every advantage life could offer – intelligence, ... More >>

Wine writer teams with top illustrator

Friday, 26 October 2012, 1:34 pm | Awa Press

AWA PRESS MEDIA RELEASE OCTOBER 26, 2012 Wine writer teams with top illustrator to produce witty takes on wine lingo New Zealand wine columnist John Saker and illustrator and artist Scott Kennedy have teamed up to create a new book that will have wine ... More >>

150-year-old letters by a young German in Wellington

Monday, 6 August 2012, 12:52 pm | Awa Press

Letters home by a 22-year-old German settler in 1859 give a rare and exciting look at Wellington of the time. Friedrich Krull, who hailed from northern Germany, arrived with a friend after a four-month voyage on a Swedish ship, the Equator. More >>

Jim Flynn praises the power of independent thought

Monday, 18 June 2012, 4:48 pm | Awa Press

Jim Flynn, an Otago University emeritus professor and international expert on IQ and human intelligence, is on a mission. He wants to change how we think about the modern world and our place in it. More >>

Captivating book delves into background of museum objects

Tuesday, 12 June 2012, 4:46 pm | Awa Press

In 1983 a schoolgirl in south Auckland found a strange white bird huddled under a tree in the grounds of her school. The bird was clearly unwell. The girl took it home and looked after it but it died in the night. More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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