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 …

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 …

WHALE OIL: One man’s fight to save his reputation, then his life

Truth is stranger than fiction. For Auckland businessman Matt Blomfield, the truth is stranger than strange. In May 2012, Blomfield found himself the target of a vicious online attack; the work of Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater. The attack came out of the blue, destroying Blomfield’s reputation and career, stealing …

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 …