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Christchurch protests for new leadership will continue

Tuesday, 15 May 2012, 6:25 pm | Awa Press

Jane Bowron, the Christchurch journalist who came to national prominence through her first-hand accounts of living through the earthquake and its aftermath, says dissatisfaction with the mayor and council is growing, and protests are likely to ... More >>

NZ video game designer stunned by numbers playing his games

Monday, 23 January 2012, 1:03 pm | Awa Press

AWA PRESS MEDIA RELEASE JANUARY 23, 2012 NZ video game designer stunned by numbers playing his games online When New Zealander Pippin Barr started designing video games and making them available on his website, he looked on it as an interesting exercise, ... More >>

New Zealander turns passion for video games into a career

Friday, 25 November 2011, 11:44 am | Awa Press

Think about, dream about, design and play video games for a living. You're kidding, right? Well, not if you're Pippin Barr. The 32-year-old Wellingtonian who now lives in Denmark may have one of the world's best jobs. He lectures on video game design ... More >>

Major new award goes to author of The Torchlight List

Thursday, 17 November 2011, 9:32 am | Awa Press

Jim Flynn, author of the best-selling book The Torchlight List and a recognised international expert on intelligence and IQ, has won a top new award. The Royal Society of New Zealand presented Professor Flynn with its inaugural Humanities Aronui Medal ... More >>

Donation will help rebuild resources in Christchurch schools

Friday, 16 September 2011, 2:51 pm | Awa Press

South Pacific Press directors Neale Pitches and Meryl-Lynn Pluck and Pacific Learning (USA) president Jim Connelly announced today that their companies are giving 4,000 copies of an innovative new graphic science book, The Great Earth Magnet by physicist ... More >>

Are current All Blacks too old to win the Rugby World Cup?

Friday, 5 August 2011, 2:01 pm | Awa Press

One of the intriguing aspects of Saturday’s [tomorrow, August 6] Bledisloe Cup match at Eden Park is that the Wallabies are one of the younger sides Australia has put on the field – while the All Blacks are both the oldest side New Zealand has ... More >>

How to Know More than a Professor Without Going to Uni

Friday, 26 November 2010, 3:34 pm | Awa Press

Jim Flynn is on a mission to persuade people, especially young people, to read great works of literature. And he doesn’t just mean classic epics such as War and Peace, although it’s certainly on his list. He’s also talking modern works, from Richard ... More >>

A year in Rarotonga changes American woman's life

Thursday, 29 July 2010, 5:10 pm | Awa Press

When American Kathy Giuffre decides to take her two small sons and flee to Rarotonga for a year to escape a broken marriage, a second failed relationship, and a high-stress life as a working single mother, she is taking the biggest gamble of her life. More >>

True story that reads like science fiction

Tuesday, 8 June 2010, 2:59 pm | Awa Press

Without Earth’s magnetic field, life would be impossible: the human race and all other creatures would be wiped out by the violent onslaught of the solar wind and cosmic rays. More >>

Sports writing is hot

Tuesday, 1 June 2010, 11:44 am | Awa Press

Sports writing is hot. One of the best-selling books published in the US every year is the acclaimed The Best American Sports Writing, which started in 1991 and has been guest-edited by such literary luminaries as Richard Ford and David Halberstam. More >>

Nick Bollinger Reveals Life Of A Music Critic

Tuesday, 26 January 2010, 1:36 pm | Awa Press

Nick Bollinger’s new book 100 Essential New Zealand Albums is, by anyone’s standards, an astonishing work. Not only did the much-followed music writer have to sort through his and others’ entire collections of New Zealand albums, dating from the 1930s ... More >>

New Zealand rugby player's book makes shortlist

Monday, 19 October 2009, 2:43 pm | Awa Press

'Confessions of a Rugby Mercenary', a dramatic expose of professional French rugby by former Wellington Lions player John Daniell, has been shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award, it was announced today in London. More >>

Hunting Cinema’s Magic 100 NZ Films

Tuesday, 6 October 2009, 3:57 pm | Awa Press

‘Are there a hundred?’This was the almost universal response when Hamish McDouall mentioned to anyone that he was writing a book called 100 Essential New Zealand Films. In fact McDouall’s problem was the opposite. ‘There are now so many exceptional ... More >>

Start training for the Taupo Cycle Challenge now

Wednesday, 22 April 2009, 11:04 am | Awa Press

Yes, it’s starting to get cold and the nights are closing in, but top cycling coach Amy Taylor says this is exactly the time to start training for the country’s top ‘fun’ ride. More >>

NZ publisher knocks Lonely Planet off its perch

Saturday, 6 December 2008, 10:58 am | Awa Press

A visitors’ guide to Antarctica produced by small Wellington publisher Awa Press has beaten Lonely Planet to the top spot on Amazon, the world’s largest online bookseller. More >>

NZ bike ride breaks all the records - now the book

Wednesday, 19 November 2008, 12:47 pm | Awa Press

It started in 1977 with a bunch of friends trying to raise money for charity. Thirty-one years on, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is not only New Zealand’s most popular bike ride but recognised by the UCI (International Cycling Union) as one of the top ... More >>

Fishy business from Braunias

Thursday, 25 September 2008, 12:33 am | Awa Press

Four years in the making, Fish of the Week is a new selection of wide-ranging columns – satirical, serious, intimate, with particular emphasis on the pleasures of steak and fatherhood – from much-awarded writer Steve Braunias. More >>

Braunias goes fishing for trouble

Wednesday, 3 September 2008, 12:15 am | Awa Press

Fearless journalist, unpredictable columnist, drooling steak-eater, lover of mangroves, watcher of birds, loather of aïoli, debunker of humbug, lately a father …and now a third book in 15 months. Is there no stopping Steve Braunias? More >>

Acclaimed art book now in glamorous hardback

Monday, 25 August 2008, 3:01 pm | Awa Press

A modest book that seeks to demystify art and increase the enjoyment of people visiting galleries has been such a success that its publishers, Awa Press, have produced a classy new hardback edition. More >>

In defence of Stonehenge Aotearoa

Tuesday, 19 August 2008, 11:29 am | Awa Press

Fans of Stonehenge Aotearoa, New Zealand’s outdoor observatory and astronomy attraction, think the Lonely Planet 2008 guide is way off the astral beam. More >>