Dystopian satire evokes impact of climate change and technology in South Pacific nation

MEDIA RELEASE Stella’s world is unravelling in this remarkable work of speculative fiction – reminiscent of Netflix satire Black Mirror and The Handmaid’s Tale – a new novel from writer and literary agent Chris Else. ‘Slowly, the air opened over Byte. A clear view of the seawall stretching from headland …

Kiwi kids are proactive readers who love to read home-grown authors

MEDIA RELEASE The votes are in and Whitcoulls are delighted to announce their 2019 Kids’ Top 50 Books List today (September 23, 2019.) The big news is that Kiwi kids often discover what they want to read through their own research, are huge fans of books in a series and …

Saucy gourmet Peta Mathias shares dark and delicious love stories from around the world

MEDIA RELEASE Eat Your Heart Out: Love Stories from Around the World by Peta Mathias Published by Penguin Random House NZ, hardback, 05 November 2019, RRP: $35.00 ‘All you need is love,’ sang the Beetles. Right now, in a world of hate speech, online bullying and worse, we could all …

Jewish humanitarian worker and social entrepreneur under fire in Gaza

MEDIA RELEASE STILL LIVES: A MEMOIR OF GAZA by Marilyn Garson Mary Egan Publishing, 21 October 2019, paperback, RRP: $35.00 ‘In this moving and stunningly eloquent memoir, Marilyn Garson fulfils her promise “to tell what she saw” during her four years in Gaza as a Jewish humanitarian worker and social …

Philanthropist’s book celebrates golden era in our history

MEDIA RELEASE MID-CENTURY LIVING: THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE COLLECTION By CHRISTINE FERNYHOUGH Published by Penguin Random House NZ, hardback, 01 October 2019, RRP: $60.00 CHRISTINE FERNYHOUGH’S EXTRAORDINARY COLLECTION OF MID-CENTURY AND MODERN NEW ZEALAND OBJECTS AND THE STORIES BEHIND THEM The best-selling author of The Road to Castle Hill, Christine Fernyhough’s …

Medical researcher reveals latest science about medical cannabis

MEDIA RELEASE MEDICAL CANNABIS: A BRIEF GUIDE FOR NEW ZEALANDERS By DR SHAUN HOLT & EMMA DALTON Published by Potton & Burton; September 20, 2019; RRP: $29.99 Medical cannabis is big business – a multi-billion-dollar global industry and grand ‘social experiment,’ that has legislators and Big Pharma sprinting to keep …

Teacher shortages and pay parity impact on Early Childhood Education

MEDIA RELEASE: For immediate release Early Childhood Education (ECE) is in crisis, prompting a group of multi-centre early childhood education owners to take urgent action. The newly formed group, who call themselves Advocates for Early Learning Excellence, comprise nearly one quarter of the ECE sector. Their main objectives are to …

Major biography about legendary New Zealand yacht designer and boatbuilder Des Townson

MEDIA RELEASE Des Townson: A  Sailing Legacy by Brian Peet, published in hardback by Mary Egan Publishing, 18 September 2019, RRP: $80.00 ‘(Des Townson: A Sailing Legacy) is, without doubt, the most intimate and accurate portrayal that we will ever see of Des Townson and his yachts, but it also …