Tag Archives: Contract publishing

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Digital edition of New Zealand forest restoration book goes international

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Hurricane Press has helped publish a digital edition of The Forest for the Trees, a 128-page guide to the ecological restoration of native forest and wetlands in Waikato, New Zealand.

The book, by Wayne Bennett, focuses on the use of eco-sourced native trees shrubs and other plants in his superbly illustrated publication.

Bennett has published the book through his consultancy business, Forest Flora NZ, and it is available at no cost on the digital platform issuu.com.

This makes the book available globally and accessible to anyone with access to the internet and any device – a desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smart phone.

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Click here for more information about The Forest for the Trees

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The Forest for the Trees (digital edition)

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by Wayne Bennett

This is an extensive and user-friendly guide to the ecological restoration of native forest and wetlands in Waikato, New Zealand, focusing on the use of eco-sourced native trees shrubs and other plants.

Note: This book has been published by the author’s business, Forest Flora NZ. It was designed and prepared for digital publication by Hurricane Press. It is available at issuu.com.

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Wayne Bennett

About the author

Wayne Bennett has had a lifetime of experience propagating and growing native plants of the Waikato. Wayne started collecting seed and propagating plants to regenerate native bush around his new home near Ngaruawahia. He has more than 25 years of experience establishing native trees and observing the natural succession of native plant species.



Author: Wayne Bennett

ISBN: 978-0-473-45475-3

digital format


For sales or editorial inquiries, please contact Forest Flora NZ.

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Our Land Our People

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by Ross Hyland

The modern farmer faces a constant battle for survival.

Not only do farmers and their families cope with everything nature throws at them, they have to meet the challenges presented by technology, the environment and the way society raises the bar on farming methods.

Despite these obstacles and through innovation, courage and sheer commitment, farmers and their businesses continue to thrive in New Zealand.

Author and photographer Ross Hyland toured New Zealand in search of the farms and farming families who are setting the standard for excellence.

Join him as he finds those who so admirably represent our land our people …

About the author

Ross Hyland has been involved in agriculture across New Zealand for well over forty years as a farmer, agri-businessman and feed miller.

He has been a director with Lincoln Agritech, sat on the University’s Research and Commercialisation committee and Chaired the Lincoln University farms committee tasked with re-invigorating the University’s engagement with the farming community. He chairs the University of Auckland’s AgriTech and FoodTech commercialisation team.

Ross was also the principal author of the red meat industry’s ‘Pathways to Long-term Sustainability’ report in 2015.


Author: Ross Hyland

ISBN: 978-0-47343360-4

Hardback with jacket, 272 pages

20.6cm x 29.7cm portrait

RRP NZ$59.99 inc. GST

Trade inquiries for distribution: David Bateman Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand.

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We win national award

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One of our digital magazines has won a national award for being football’s Publication of the Year.

Hurricane Press publishes the quarterly digital magazine FANZ: The Football Magazine for Friends of Football as the group’s official publication.

A special issue of the magazine was chosen for the award by the NZ Football Media Association at a national awards dinner in Auckland.

Presenting the award to Hurricane Press managing director Josh Easby, NZFMA chair Simon Kay said the publication was a credit given the speed with which it was needed to be produced to celebrate the achievements of Auckland City FC at the FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco.

The special issue was produced in less than a week and has been read by football fans all over the world.

For more about the publication – and to read a copy of it online for free – click here.

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FANZ: The Football Magazine

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Hurricane Press publishes a digital football magazine read by lovers of the game all around the world.

FANZ: The Football Magazine is published for the Friends of Football group as its official publication.

The quarterly magazine won the NZ Football Media Association’s Publication of the Year in 2015, and was judged runner-up in the same category in 2016.

The 2015 award was for a special issue produced in a matter of days to mark the achievements of Auckland City FC in finishing third at the 2014 FIFA Club World Cup in Morocco.

Easby collects NZFMA award for Best Publication

Hurricane Press’ Josh Easby (left) receives the Publication of the Year award from Simon Kay.

Awards judge Simon Kay said: “The quality of the publication and the speed with which it was produced are a credit to Friends of Football and editor Josh Easby, and did a grand job of maintaining and building on the feel-good factor created by Auckland City’s giant-killing run.”

FANZ is usually between 44 and 52 pages but the ease of digital publishing means extra pages can be added easily and no extra cost of production.

An example of the award-winning publication can be read below.

To learn how we can help edit, design and publish your printed and digital publications, contact Hurricane Press.


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The Range

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Hurricane Press has provided editing and design services to help WaiBOP United publish its matchday magazine, The Range.

The magazine won the NZ Football Media Association’s Programme of the Year award in 2014.

The magazine is a 24-page full colour A5 printed publication that is also available in a digital format. An example of the publication can be read below.

To learn how we can help edit, design and publish your printed and digital publications, contact Hurricane Press.


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RED: The Official Magazine of Cambridge FC

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Hurricane Press edits and publishes the official magazine of Cambridge Football Club.

RED is a 16-page full-colour A5 printed publication but also has a 28-page digital edition for readers to download.

The magazine is a good example of what’s possible in the modern publishing environment with software and platforms enabling organisations and individuals to produce high quality publications.

The publication has won plaudits within football, winning the NZ Football Media Association’s Match Programme of the Year award in 2011 and being a finalist for the same award in 2012 and 2013.

In December 2015, Hurricane Press published a special 72-page edition of RED as a hardback book and also as a digital magazine which you can read online below.

For more information about how we can edit, manage and publish for you, contact Hurricane Press.