50 Years Young: A History of the Young Farmer of the Year

THE COLOURFUL HISTORY OF NEW ZEALAND’S BEST-LOVED FARMING CONTEST The Young Farmer of the Year is a slice of heartland New Zealand — beloved by rural folk and city dwellers alike. As Kiwi as Hokey Pokey ice cream or watching Country Calendar on a Sunday night. Celebrating 50 years of …

Hello Darkness

‘Wry, acute and confessional but, most of all wise.’ WINNER OF BEST PERSONAL ESSAY, VOYAGER MEDIA AWARDS 2018 In late 2017, acclaimed writer Peter Wells was rushed into hospital with aggressive prostate cancer. He began a year of chemotherapy, radiation and hormone treatment. Grappling with the ‘new normal’ of living …

One Man’s Climb: A Journey of Trauma, Tragedy and Triumph on K2

MEDIA RELEASE “One Man’s Climb is a remarkably honest and transparent account of the challenges, both externally and internally, that anyone who dares to take it on experiences. I congratulate Adrian for this fascinating read, for attempting K2 and for becoming one of only a tiny handful of Britons who …

Dear Oliver: Uncovering a Pākehā history

MEDIA RELEASE A CREATIVE AND UNIQUE WAY TO VIEW THE HISTORY OF PĀKEHĀ NEW ZEALANDERS Letters are time capsules, portals to other times and places. Rarely written in today’s world of instant communication, letters record domestic dramas and reflect great historical moments. They can be by turns gossipy and intimate, …

From Battle of Britain Airman to POW Escapee: The Story of Ian Walker RAF

“25 April 1941 – Twenty-six years ago today the Anzacs were fighting for their lives. Today they are doing the same in approximately the same part of the world. The odds against them are terrific. But they fight with the same unconquerable spirit as their fathers did. We are going …