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Busy Week Ahead For Otago University Press

Thursday, 22 July 2010, 4:43 pm | Otago University Press

Three Exciting New Titles Will Be Launched In Four Days O n Tuesday the 27th of July Doing Well and Doing Good: Ross and Glendining, Scottish Enterprise in New Zealand by S.R.H will be launched at the Hocken Library, University of Otago. Doing Well ... More >>

Christchurch author wins Mary Gilmore Award

Friday, 9 July 2010, 5:16 pm | Otago University Press

The Summer King by Joanna Preston, the inaugural winner of The Kathleen Grattan Award, New Zealand’s richest poetry prize, has now added another notch to its belt by winning the prestigious Australian Mary Gilmore Award 2010 for best first book of ... More >>

Seresin Landfall Writer Residency

Tuesday, 13 January 2009, 12:58 pm | Otago University Press

Seresin Estate has highlighted its commitment to the arts and creative endeavour with the development of an annual writer’s residency. More >>

Nurse to the Imagination: The Burns Fellowship

Thursday, 18 September 2008, 1:41 pm | Otago University Press

“Part of a university’s proper business is to act as nurse to the arts, or, more exactly, to the imagination as it expresses itself in the arts and sciences. Imagination may flourish anywhere. But it should flourish as a matter of course in the university, ... More >>

Lighted Windows: Critical Essays on Robin Hyde

Thursday, 18 September 2008, 1:37 pm | Otago University Press

Robin Hyde, journalist, poet, novelist, war correspondent (from China, in 1938) and committed political figure, was central to the movements and debates of a volatile period in New Zealand’s development. She was not afraid to draw on her own experience ... More >>

New Zealand Masculinity – Fact and Fiction

Tuesday, 24 June 2008, 2:47 pm | Otago University Press

New Zealand continues to have a high incidence of violence, crime and male suicide and, while several books have attempted to explain the ‘Kiwi male’, finding out why has never been easy. More >>

New voices inspire ‘Open House'

Tuesday, 13 November 2007, 10:39 am | Otago University Press

A leading contributor to the field of experimental writing in New Zealand, Jack Ross’s latest ‘gig’ is guest editor of Open House , the new issue of Landfall, published by Otago University Press. More >>

Local historians well catered with new resource

Tuesday, 13 February 2007, 10:25 am | Otago University Press

Local historians well catered for with new resource      From family to schools, businesses to regions, people throughout the country are exploring their local history. More >>

Account of the Spanish Civil War Reprinted

Wednesday, 22 November 2006, 11:48 am | Otago University Press

'It seemed to me as if the dying sun were like the fading glow of the People's Government of Spain. On that autumn evening it appeared as if nothing could save Madrid and Spain from Franco.' More >>

'Unbirdlike' bird surviving by community efforts

Tuesday, 21 November 2006, 5:25 pm | Otago University Press

It's a famous name, distinctive shape and metaphor for nationality, but until recently kiwi in the wild were in decline. Now thousands of New Zealanders are working resolutely to save the bird. More >>

Building Inclusive Communities

Monday, 6 November 2006, 2:48 pm | Otago University Press

A new book, Living Together: Towards Inclusive Communities, issues an evocative challenge on 'how to develop New Zealand as a great place to live'. More >>

Critical Essays on the Work of Lloyd Geering

Thursday, 5 October 2006, 10:52 am | Otago University Press

During his lifetime, internationally celebrated New Zealand thinker and author Lloyd Geering has published numerous thought-provoking books on the nature of religious belief - and has also been tried for heresy (in 1967). More >>

The Governors: NZ's Governors and Govenors-General

Monday, 2 October 2006, 9:34 am | Otago University Press

New Zealand is about to publish the world's first complete history of a nation's governors. The Governors: New Zealand's Governors and Governors-General, by historian Gavin McLean, explores the constitutional milestones that have shaped a little-understood ... More >>

Grey: Amassing Treasures for All TImes

Monday, 2 October 2006, 12:19 am | Otago University Press

Sir George Grey, governor of New Zealand, South Australia and the Cape Colony, was an outstanding British colonial statesman in the nineteenth century. More >>

Colonial Discourses: Niupepa Mäori 1855-1863

Thursday, 31 August 2006, 3:39 pm | Otago University Press

New Zealand historians have tended to dismiss nineteenth century Mäori-language newspapers as full of propaganda. In a new book, Colonial Discourses: Niupepa Mäori 1855-1863, historian Lachy Paterson shows that in fact studying these newspapers ... More >>

Failure to Learn from E-Government Mistakes

Friday, 28 July 2006, 10:55 am | Otago University Press

Tally the money lost on failed information and computer technology projects - $17 million here, $100 million there - and the amount is staggering. Yet millions of taxpayer dollars continue to be invested in e-government initiatives. More >>

NZ's Colonial History Explored in Poetry

Wednesday, 19 July 2006, 10:55 am | Otago University Press

In May 1874 the emigrant ship Asia docked in Port Chalmers, Otago, carrying 391 exhausted but hopeful passengers. It had been a 78-day journey from London via Cork, Ireland. More >>

Landfall's borderline experience

Wednesday, 14 June 2006, 3:50 pm | Otago University Press

Landfall 211 rolls in the cultural muddle of present-day Aotearoa New Zealand and announces the future of the country's pre-eminent arts and literary journal. More >>

Poetic performance captured on new CD

Monday, 24 April 2006, 4:15 pm | Otago University Press

When leading New Zealand poet Cilla McQueen reads her work audiences are captivated not only by her accessible and wide ranging poems, but also by the drama and musicality of her performance. More >>

Conventional New Zealand History Challenged

Monday, 24 April 2006, 12:50 am | Otago University Press

Despite the growing interest in New Zealand history there have been few genuine historiographical debates in this country. Post-social history, post-feminism, post-race relations, where is the study of New Zealand history now? More >>