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Shifting Grounds Wins The 2022 Ernest Scott Prize

Friday, 20 May 2022, 5:02 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Lucy Mackintosh’s acclaimed book, Shifting Grounds: Deep Histories of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland , was last night jointly awarded the 2022 Ernest Scott Prize for History. The prestigious prize is awarded annually to the most distinguished written ... More >>

Too Much Money: How Wealth Disparities Are Unbalancing Aotearoa New Zealand

Monday, 15 November 2021, 8:08 am | Bridget Williams Books

Max Rashbrooke’s widely anticipated new book shows how wealth disparities are unbalancing Aotearoa New Zealand – and why we should care. Presently, someone in the wealthiest 1 per cent of adults – now a roughly 40,000-strong club – has ... More >>

Voices From The New Zealand Wars | He Reo Nō Ngā Pakanga O Aotearoa

Friday, 5 November 2021, 7:22 am | Bridget Williams Books

The New Zealand Wars profoundly shaped the course and direction of our nation's story. A new book by acclaimed historian Vincent O'Malley takes us into the heart of these conflicts through the voices of the people who lived through them. Drawn ... More >>

A Rare Account Of Class And Conflict In Colonial New Zealand

Friday, 13 August 2021, 1:32 pm | Bridget Williams Books

In the latest book in the acclaimed BWB Texts series , historian Jared Davidson recounts a pivotal struggle in the settlement of Nelson, and sheds light on working-class lives often overlooked in traditional histories. In 1843, the New Zealand Company’s ... More >>

Margaret Wilson’s Activism, Feminism, Politics And Parliament Released

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 3:10 pm | Bridget Williams Books

This is the story of one of New Zealand’s most eminent political actors. Margaret Wilson has always lived a political life. From her days as a child growing up in the Waikato in a Catholic family attuned to fairness, an unlikely law student in ... More >>

Māui Street' by Morgan Godfery – BWB Texts

Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 2:17 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Everyone lives a messy, unusual life. There is no normal. The sooner our politics understands this, the better off we will all be. More >>

NZ and the Sea – A major new history

Friday, 19 October 2018, 1:00 pm | Bridget Williams Books

New Zealand’s history has been dominated by the presence of the ocean. Until very recently, everyone who came to New Zealand did so after long weeks at sea. Even today, most people live near the coast. The sea provides employment, transport and leisure; ... More >>

Vincent O'Malley talks about New Zealand history

Friday, 14 September 2018, 12:12 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Author Vincent O'Malley is speaking to students in secondary schools around the country about the history of the New Zealand Wars. His speaking tour is organised by Bridget Williams Books , supported by Te Pūtake o te Riri , the fund established to encourage ... More >>

Government for the Public Good

Tuesday, 11 September 2018, 2:35 pm | Bridget Williams Books

The global financial crisis shattered many people’s faith in unregulated markets. However, there has been no corresponding swell in enthusiasm for more active government, partly because its effectiveness has been widely denigrated in recent decades. More >>

New BWB Text on Parihaka by Rachel Buchanan

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 1:10 pm | Bridget Williams Books

New BWB Text on Parihaka by Rachel Buchanan Parihaka was a place and an event that could be lost and found, over and over. It moved into view, then disappeared, just like the mountain. More >>

Truth in a Post-Truth World

Thursday, 9 August 2018, 1:41 pm | Bridget Williams Books

In a digital world consumed by fake news and toxic social media, conspiracy and rumour spread faster than ever and are increasingly hard to debunk. Manipulation of information and the spread of misinformation on online platforms is now widely recognised as ... More >>

An Insider's Account of New Zealand Political Campaigning

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 6:56 pm | Bridget Williams Books

An Insider's Account of New Zealand Political Campaigning: New from BWB Texts While I’ve spent enough time in universities to understand the meaning of various freedoms, I’ve also spent enough time in the world to see the opposite of freedom: persecution, ... More >>

Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds wins Ockham Book Award

Wednesday, 16 May 2018, 2:40 pm | Bridget Williams Books

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Social Investment: A New Zealand Policy Experiment

Tuesday, 30 January 2018, 11:25 am | Bridget Williams Books

The idea of social investment has obvious intuitive appeal. But is it robust? Is it built on sound philosophical principles and secure analytical foundations? Will it deliver better outcomes? More >>

New BWB Text about reporting on Canterbury Earthquakes

Tuesday, 5 December 2017, 3:46 pm | Bridget Williams Books

On 4 September 2010, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck 30 kilometres west of Christchurch. Half a year later, a 6.3 aftershock hit Christchurch, killing 185 people and causing widespread damage throughout the city. More >>

Island Time: New Zealand's Pacific Futures

Monday, 4 December 2017, 7:13 pm | Bridget Williams Books

The task of living in modern New Zealand – and especially in modern Auckland – is not just to understand how to live with different peoples, but how to adapt to the future that has already happened. More >>

New Book by Martin Edmond - 'The Expatriates'

Thursday, 9 November 2017, 11:37 am | Bridget Williams Books

Martin Edmond ’s deft and illuminating new book, The Expatriates , is a compelling history of four extraordinary New Zealanders. Their inclinations, expertise and circumstances led them to lives and careers in Europe, where for the most part they remained. They ... More >>

Navigating the Oil and Mining Debate in New Zealand

Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 11:58 am | Bridget Williams Books

There is a deep dysfunction in the way we talk about oil and mining. Oil and mining developments in New Zealand are always contentious. From the 40,000 people who marched through Auckland in 2010 to protest mining in conversation areas, to protests against ... More >>

3 Former PMs to Attend 'The 9th Floor' Launch at Te Papa

Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 10:37 am | Bridget Williams Books

Former Prime Ministers to attend Te Papa event marking the publication of The 9th Floor More >>

Sugar, Rum and Tobacco a new BWB Text on sugar taxes

Monday, 7 August 2017, 2:28 pm | Bridget Williams Books

Sugar, Rum and Tobacco - a new BWB Text on sugar taxes ‘Sugar, rum and tobacco are commodities which are nowhere necessaries of life…which are…objects of almost universal consumption, and which are therefore extremely proper subjects of taxation.’ ... More >>