On 7 and 8 December 2015, Sonny Bill Williams visited the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, with UNICEF representatives and TV3 Journalist Mike McRoberts. The purpose of the visit was to raise awareness of the plight of the Syrian refugees and the vital work that UNICEF and its partners undertake in healthcare, child protection, and education. Through television and social media coverage UNICEF hoped that a better awareness of the refugees and their need for our help would be developed.
The photographs that were taken of the refugees tell a compelling story. The images speak of the impact on the children who have left their homeland and now live in informal settlements. The images also show how access to UNICEF child-safe spaces is helping the children process their trauma, grow their courage, and develop skills to face their future.
The message that these children hold in their faces is actually a universal message – all children, irrespective of nationality and circumstance, deserve the right to be cared for, protected, and receive an education – they deserve to have HOPE.
“If it’s hard to imagine what life is like inside the biggest refugee crisis since the Second World War, HOPE means you no longer have to.
HOPE captures rich images and stories of refugees now surviving in camps in Lebanon and, in doing so, shows us not a population’s differences, but their similarities. Mothers, fathers, sons and daughters. People just like us, but through no fault of their own now in the worst of circumstances.” –Mike McRoberts
The Raw Kitchen
Whether you’re getting ready to join the raw food movement or a seasoned raw foodist, let The Raw Kitchentake you on a delicious journey to wellness and joy. Known for her incredible raw cakes, author Olivia Scott of the Raw Kitchen café brings you over 100 amazing gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free recipes to nourish you from breakfast to dinner, entertaining to drinks — there are raw recipes for every occasion.
The Raw Kitchen recipes offer clear, step-by-step instructions and prove that you don’t have to spend all day in the kitchen to enjoy nutritious, delicious raw food that is full of colour and energy. This helpful recipe book also gives instructions on setting up your raw kitchen, lists raw ingredients and their health benefits, and provides lifestyle advice and a detox plan. Let the passion and energy that shines out of The Raw Kitchen inspire you to eat fresher, cleaner, and better.
Three Words: An Anthology of Aotearoa/NZ Women's Comics
Three Words: An Anthology of Aotearoa/NZ Women’s Comics is a manifold, brilliant, collaborative survey of the past twenty years of New Zealand women’s comics. Bringing together over 60 contributors from all walks of life, the brief was simple: to submit any works of your choosing, as well as any three words to be passed on to another contributor to interpret into a single strip comic, maximising this one-off opportunity for collaboration in the very first anthology of its kind.
Although they have been underrepresented in the New Zealand history books, women in Aotearoa New Zealand make comics. They make slick professional comics and crafty homemade ones. They are found in zines and magazines, tumblrs, twitter feeds, shoe boxes, art galleries, painted on old tea trays and brochures, stuck on fridges, tattooed on forearms. And now they’re also here. In this book. A whole bunch of them, up front, visible, available and MAKING HISTORY.
Golden Month: Caring for the World's Mothers After Childbirth
Golden Month outlines a holistic approach towards postnatal care that amalgamates the best practices from different cultures throughout the world.
An acupuncturist and teacher, Jenny Allison has spent a decade researching this book. Golden Month aims to debunk the anxiety-inducing myth of the perfect postpartum body. It focuses on a mother’s long-term well-being, looking at both mental and physical health.
Golden Month also explains the importance of nutrition and includes nutrient-dense recipes to ensure optimum recovery during the postnatal period.
"Too often women feel challenged to expect too much of themselves when they most need care and attention, this book is an excellent reinforcement to that other voice of reason that needs to be heard in postpartum care." – Dr Suzanne Cochrane, lecturer in traditional Chinese medicine, University of Western Sydney
"I am very confident that Golden Month will be of enormous benefit to women, regardless of their background or culture." – Paddy McBride MHSc (TCM), President, New Zealand Register of Acupuncturists Inc
The Caker: Wholesome Cakes, Cookies & Desserts
Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it too? The talented Jordan Rondel, aka The Caker, has crafted 76 delicious recipes that are as artful as they are irresistible.
Organised by season, who could resist summer cakes with fresh berries? Or the reassuring presence of citrus, pears and apples in winter? The recipes inThe Caker: Wholesome Cakes, Cookies & Desserts are designed to bring joy, and to be the treats that meet your needs. These cakes are more than mouthfuls: these are edible dreams.
The Game Chef: Wild Recipes from the Great Outdoors
The Game Chef features recipes for fish, pork, venison, lamb and rabbit, as well as salads, sauces, dressing, soups, stews and accompaniments. These easy-to-prepare dishes are shot in the beautiful Lake Wanaka region. They celebrate balance with nature, living off the land as much as possible, and respecting the wildlife, the vegetation, and the waterways that sustain us. The Game Chef takes a back to basics approach, with organic produce and seasonal cooking at its best.
WHOLE: Recipes for Simple wholefood Eating
Conceived by Bronwyn Kan,WHOLE: Recipes for Simple Wholefood Eating is a wholefoods cookbook featuring a selection of simple and nourishing recipes from 10 high-profile Kiwi food bloggers, café owners and entrepreneurs. WHOLE is both readily accessible to home cooks, with many recipes only calling for a small number of ingredients, and a beautifully designed and intimate exploration of the close and personal relationships between people and the food they make.
Release the Beast is a fun and quirky picture book in which a child responds to his frustrations by unleashing his imaginary beast. Examining the emotion of anger in a positive and humorous way that children will relate to, Release the Beast is a great way to discuss how children deal with the everyday frustrations that are part of life.
Written by Romy Sai Zunde with unique illustrations by celebrated New Zealand artist Cinzah Merkens, Release the Beast is a great way to address anger management in children. It lets the child know that their anger is a part of life, and gives parents a fun way to talk to their kids about behaviour and expectations.
I Am Doodle Cat
Doodle Cat is a confident squiggle. He really enjoys being red, and is just about the proudest drawing you’ll ever find. Here to encourage imagination, celebrating the things you love and finding the magic in silliness, Doodle Cat is the kind of pal that helps you find the greatness in pretty much everything. Who doesn’t want one of those?
If you want your child, parent or general favourite person to learn what a pangolin is, or simply be reminded of the universe’s wonderfulness, then follow the Doodle Cat method: open up the book, celebrate lentils, educate yourself on fractals and feel happiness rise in your chest.
Kat Patrick and Lauren Marriott are the very proud parents of Doodle Cat. A special red pal who is the deserving star of their first picture book for children.
The Unbakeryis a celebration of the food served by the award-winningLittle Bird Unbakery. Little Bird is the creation of partners Megan May and her husband Jeremy Bennett. Megan is the chef and creator of the little bird flavour and Jeremy, an award-winning architect and designer, is the brains behind the branding.
The book encourages food lovers to try more uncooked food and shows them how they can enjoy and benefit from preparing dishes from raw, natural ingredients.
Auckland food lovers in the know have been visiting Ripe Deli for years to get their fix of some of the healthiest and most flavoursome dishes in town. Due to much demand from her loyal customers, Angela Redfern wrote Ripe Recipes, a spirited compilation of the deli's most popular recipes. Arranged by season, this collection's designed to allow for efficient, cost-effective and enjoyable home cooking.
Ripe Recipes - A Fresh Batch
After the success of Ripe Recipes, Angela Redfern returns with a second helping — A Fresh Batch. This time around the recipes are sorted by occasion, yet are still characterised by their emphasis on fresh ingredients and healthy eating. Featuring over 140 recipes accompanied by 'bites' of nutritional information and photography of the food and community, A Fresh Batch offers readers a closer glimpse into the world of Ripe. No excuses not to get cooking now!
graf/AKis the product of a three-year long project by New Zealand photographer Fraser Munro, a quest to document the constant evolution of Auckland’s internationally admired graffiti art. With over 350 full page colour photographs, graf/AK is not only an important record of the city's street art landscape but has allowed Munro's clever and considered photography to be recognised as an art-form in itself.
Don't Puke On Your Dad
Don’t Puke On Your Dadby Toby Morris is an illustrated book on fatherhood based on Toby’s personal experience with his first son Max. In a market that is flooded with accounts of modern day motherhood, books that engage with contemporary fatherhood are harder to find — until now. Don’t Puke On Your Dad combines humour with a dose of realism to remind us of the joys (and trials) that accompany first-time parenthood, and its unique and refreshing approach make it a reassuring companion to any parent.
Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick
Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstickis a collection of poetry by Courtney Sina Meredith, described by writer Robert Sullivan as bringing together "an edgy singer's strength, wry insights, sensual material, beautiful shards, blood and breath, monsoons, and glistening water." Her debut collection, Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick is a politically aware discussion of contemporary urban life informed by her time spent in both Berlin and Auckland and her understanding of Polynesian writing.
May I Ask You Something?
May I Ask You Something? by Cyan Corwine is a poem in storybook form that follows a young girl struggling with some universal questions about life. During her journey, the girl comes to understand the necessary balance between life's joys and hardships. With illustrations that subtly track her emotional and physical maturing, readers are afforded the opportunity to learn alongside her as she begins to embrace both the good and bad in life.
How Do You Say ‘Thank You’?
Join Alofa and Filipo as they learn Gagana Samoa! How Do You Say 'Thank You'? is the first in the Navigator series by Karamia Muller, which aims to introduce the Samoan language and Samoan values in a colourful and fun bilingual format. A visual and phonetic glossary is also included to aid the reader's learning of this vibrant language.
Who You Are Is What You Do
Who You Are Is What You Do by Heather McAllister is a self-help book that provides guidance and inspiration for readers who need a hand in finding their career path. Drawing on her experience in both high school career coaching and corporate recruitment, McAllister creates an essential resource for schools, students and parents alike. Attractive and fun-to-use, Who You Are Is What You Do gets the reader asking the right questions about themselves to discover how to take the next — or first — step in their career.
Built for Caffeine
Bringing to light the quirky, multi-functional and innovative design elements in twenty of New Zealand’s hippest cafés, as well as the drive and philosophy of the people who helped make them, Built for Caffeine gives a novel insight into café culture. Ben Crawford illustrates how these concepts are transferable to residential design, making the home a place for communication, relaxation and inspiration— and possibly the first choice of where to indulge in an afternoon flat white.
The Artists: 21 Practitioners in New Zealand Contemporary Art c. 2013 - 2015provides a new look into the vibrancy and diversity of the emerging and established artists of the Sanderson Contemporary Art Gallery, curated by Jane Apperley, Tamara Darragh & Kylie Sanderson. With over 100 full-colour images of sculpture, video, photography, installation and painting, framed by clean, minimal design, this book is an enlightening and absorbing snapshot of New Zealand art at this moment in time.
This visually captivating book provides a meditative exploration of the modern woman's journey for self-discovery and inner-peace. Christine Spring has combined elegant photographs of nude female silhouettes with text that confronts the ego's fears and the soul's desires. The visual and textual elements in Liberating Self are intertwined to ensure a holistic experience that will enrich the mind, body and soul.
This impressive tome is much more than simply the physical version of popular Auckland street style blog FOUREYES. The fabulous four: Alex Blanco, Chin Tay, Danny Simmons and Mino Kim selected their favourite images from their years of photographing the stylish set and have presented them in this 300+ page beauty. This gorgeous hardcover edition of FourEyes: New Zealand Street Style profiles a passionate and fearless fashion culture where self-expression and creativity comes in all hues, sizes and walks of life. Be inspired!
The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race
James Thorp’s The Weasel Puffin Unicorn Baboon Pig Lobster Race is a children’s story that tells the tale of an unforgettable race. Imaginatively written, the book takes the reader on an exciting adventure accompanied by a team of fiercely competitive creatures, whose numerous attempts at cheating do little to discourage a lone contender from staying true to his morals; the story ends with a surprising twist, but not without a meaningful message. Featuring dream-like illustrations by Angus MacKinnon, this eccentric children's book is a delight to read for children and adults alike.