Legacy and challenges of New Zealand’s school dental nurses finally recognised

MEDIA RELEASE Tooth and Veil: The life and times of the New Zealand dental nurse NOEL O’HARE School dental nurses have had a bad rap over the years, with children living in fear of their annual visit to the school’s ‘Murder House’. Anecdotes about unnecessary fillings, pain and discomfort abound. But …

Free to be Children

MEDIA RELEASE FREE TO BE CHILDREN: Preventing child sexual abuse in Aotearoa New Zealand EDITED BY ROBYN SALISBURY A LANDMARK BOOK WITH A BLUEPRINT FOR COMBATTING NEW ZEALAND’S ALARMING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE STATISTICS Childhood in Aotearoa New Zealand ought to be carefree and safe. But too often, children are robbed …

World-renowned dog behaviourist teaches his Zen technique for training your puppy

MEDIA RELEASE PUPPY ZEN Eight Weeks to Train Your Pup and Create a Lifelong Bond MARK VETTE Published by Penguin Random House, 05 November 2019, RRP: $45.00 Animal psychologist and zoologist Mark Vette came to fame with global television show ‘Purina Pound Pups to Dog Stars.’ He also taught dogs …

‘Overgrown cottage industry’ celebrates 50 years and share their recipe for success

MEDIA RELEASE ‘Overgrown cottage industry’ celebrates 50 years and share their recipe for success BARKER’S OF GERALDINE: 50 YEARS PRESERVED BY MICHAEL BARKER Mary Egan Publishing, 01 November 2019, hardback, RRP: $60.00 ‘Michael is truly passionate about working with customers to develop new products and bring innovations to market; he …

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 …

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 …