Every Five Minutes is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Award book. Gina, if that is her real name, wakes to an autumn morning and, against her better judgement, selects a light dress to wear to work. Deliberately, she misses the bus and walks into the city, then turns and walks back home. This is not a day for work. Tomorrow, in her navy pantsuit, she will be there. Today she will spend with a white dog and a remarkable man. Every Five Minutes is also about the colour cornflower blue, beaches, parks, city streets, exotic places, coffee, flowers, polished stones, a unicorn and a swan, words, theatre, movies, music, and love. But most of all it's about Gina, the dog, and the man. Reviewers say - "I adored this book" "I hated the story to end. Read it and you'll see. It's a lovely, lovely book." "A masterpiece...perfect in its style and delivery" "her writing brilliance showed on each page as she pulled it off." "Please make sure you add this to your to be read list." See www.flaxroots.com
"Stories of Aotearoa-New Zealand, and other islands of Polynesia. They are fictional tales based on the varied facets of living in these islands situated in the South Pacific - pleasure, pain, calamity, comedy, fun, misfortune, loss, triumph - as in any part of the world, of being human. Most have been published previously, in magazines including NZ Listener, Takahe, Eve, Thursday, included in anthologies, and broadcast by Radio New Zealand, several have won short story competitions."--Provided by publisher.
"A work of creative non-fiction the events are based on real happenings, but the characters are fictional"--T.p. verso."One ship, a handful of Kiwis, a few more Australians, and sixteen hundred Brits. Seventeen Seas tells their stories as they travel through ten countries, fifteen ports, over forty-six days"--Back cover.
ReligioNZ is a first guide to understanding the multitude of different religions that make up the wider picture of beliefs in New Zealand. It contains introductions to 68 main religions and brief explanations of more than 200 other groups and religions practised in this country. A glossary explains terms used in association with different religions and spiritual movements, and there is a list of contacts and places of worship. ReligioNZ provides a basis for understanding immigrants and people from many cultures. It is a great resource for community groups and religions, students, people working in health and education, and people who wish to know more about the various religions and religious concepts.
This book records the evolution of Maori spirituality from early contact to the end of the prophetic period that had been launched by the translation of the Old Testament in 1858. It analyses the principal influences in Maori religious movements during the first century of European settlement and gives vivid portrayals of the individuals who shaped the Maori churches of today.