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LIVE: Gigs that Rocked New Zealand

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by Bruce Jarvis and Josh Easby

Whether they played to a few hundred in a back bar or to 80,000 fans in a stadium, many of the world’s biggest music stars have performed in New Zealand.

This beautiful coffee table book celebrates 50 years of tours, concerts and one-off shows performed in New Zealand by our favourite acts.

From Johnny Cash in 1959 to today’s artists, this large format high quality book revives memories of shows that created history — The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Split Enz, Elton John and many more.

Weighing more than 2kg, the 288–page hardback book is arguably the boldest music book publishing project ever attempted in this country.

More than 50 photographers and 20 of the country’s best music writers have collaborated to bring together this amazing collection of images and stories about the best concerts in New Zealand over the past 50 years.

Photographers include Bruce Jarvis, Kent Blechynden, Murray Cammick, Garry Brandon and other concert specialists. We’ve also had access to private and public collections, including those at the Alexander Turnbull Library and at major newspapers.

Writers include Josh Easby, Phil Gifford, Russell Baillie, Graham Reid, Garth Cartwright, Bryan Staff and Murray Cammick, with contributions from musicians like Mike Chunn (Split Enz), Midge Marsden and Chris Parry (Music Hall of Fame inductee).

What the reviewers say

‘A volume that will have your ears ringing for days.’ — Russell Baillie, Entertainment Editor, New Zealand Herald

‘Spectacular… bloody brilliant, loved it!’ — book blogger Graham Beattie

‘This book is on a grand scale.’ — Tom Cardy, Entertainment Editor, Dominion Post

‘Some of the images belong in the rock photo hall of fame.’ — Chris Bourke, author of Blue Smoke, writing in The Listener

‘This coffee–table page–turner captures the magic.’ — Graham Reid, music writer, author and editor Elsewhere.co.nz

‘Brings them all back like a Beatle singing Yesterday.’ — Tommy Kapai, Bay of Plenty Times

‘Superb.’ — Grant Harding, Hawkes Bay Today

‘Dynamic photographs and memories.’Kia Ora Magazine

‘A stunning book, both visually and in its content.’ — Jillian Allison-Aitken, Southland Times

‘Awesome.’ — Sir’Vere, Rip It Up

‘Epic in its scope.’ — Piers Fuller, Wairarapa News

‘Looks great – an amazing compilation.’ – Neville Aitchison, Employment Today

‘Fantastic!’ — Maggie Barry, Radio Live

‘Stunning!’ — Robert Scott, The Breeze

‘Magnificent!’ — Noelle McCarthy, RNZ National

‘Fantastic!’ — Tim Gruar, Groove Wellington

‘Brilliant!’ — Charlotte Ryan, bfm Auckland

‘One of the best books to land on my desk for a long, long time. I love it.’ — Kerrie-Maree Adams, KMTV

‘I can confirm you have a hit on your hands.’ — Murray Lindsay, radio broadcaster

Bruce Jarvis

Bruce Jarvis

Josh Easby

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About the authors

Bruce Jarvis is New Zealand’s foremost rock photographer having recorded the visits of some of the world’s biggest acts during the 1970s and 1980s. Easby is a writer and editor who has been to more than 500 live concerts and festivals. Jarvis runs his own photography business while Easby manages Hurricane Press, an independent publisher.

Specifications
Author: Bruce Jarvis and Josh Easby

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-6-0

Hardback, 288 pages

24.5cm x 33cm (portrait), weights 2kg

RRP NZ$89.99

For trade sales of this title, please contact Hurricane Press.


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You’re a Rugby Fan When …

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by Jack Sharp

You’re a rugby fan when . . . you want to cheer yourself up when the results aren’t going your way!

This neatly–packaged hardback finds more than 100 ways to remind you what’s great about being a rugby fan in a way that makes you smile.

About the author

Jack Sharp loves writing about sport and all things Kiwi with his tongue firmly in his cheek (or a double scoop of hokey pokey). His other books include New Zealand 50 Australia 0 and It’s a Real Kiwi Summer When …

Specifications
Author: Jack Sharp

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-9-1

Hardback, 96 pages

11cm x 11cm

RRP NZ$6.99

For trade sales inquiries, please contact Hurricane Press.


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It’s a Real Kiwi Summer When …

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by Jack Sharp

The smell of charcoal from the barbie almost rises from the page in this hilarious collection of insights into what makes a Kiwi summer – complete with backyard cricket and sand that always sneaks into baby’s nappies.

Jack Sharp raises more than 100 smiles as he captures what makes a New Zealand summer so yummy.

What the reviewers say

‘This is just the type of book I read at the beach!’ – Bruce McCord, Te Kuiti

‘That’s rubbish. I actually read it to him.’ – Janice McCord, Te Kuiti

‘Loved this book! I went out and bought all my overseas friends a copy.’ – Kit Packer, New Zealand Holiday Travel

About the author

Jack Sharp loves writing about all things Kiwi with his tongue firmly in his cheek (or a double scoop of hokey pokey). His other books include New Zealand 50 Australia 0 and You’re a Real Rugby Fan When …

Specifications
Author: Jack Sharp

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-8-4

Hardback, 96 pages

11cm x 11cm

RRP NZ$6.99

For trade sales inquiries, please contact Hurricane Press.


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You’re a Real Kiwi When …

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by Justin Brown

You can take the Kiwi out of New Zealand but you can’t take New Zealand out of the Kiwi!

Humourist Justin Brown explores what it’s really like to be a Kiwi in this hardback collection that’s chocka full of great one-liners. This is the first in our ‘Real Kiwi’ series, and it featured in the Top 10 New Zealand Non-fiction Bestsellers List.

What the reviewers say

‘I laughed at every page.’ – Kit Packer, blogger for New Zealand Holiday Travel

Justin Brown

Justin Brown

About the author

Justin Brown is a writer, broadcaster and entertainer based in Auckland, New Zealand. He has had more than 30 books published.

Justin Brown’s books are available at Amazon.

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Specifications
Author: Justin Brown

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-2-2

Hardback, 96 pages

11cm x 11cm

RRP NZ$6.99


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New Zealand 50 Australia 0

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by Jack Sharp

Unashamedly the most biased sports book ever published in New Zealand!

Jack Sharp reminds us of the fifty biggest shellackings ever served to Australia by New Zealand’s greatest sports teams. Sports include rugby, league, football, netball, cricket, basketball, yachting, horse racing,hockey and a few surprises.

Neatly packaged as a hardback book, this is the perfect gift for your favourite Aussie.

About the author

Jack Sharp loves his sport and serving it up to Australians.

An ebook edition of this book is available from Amazon.

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Specifications
Author: Jack Sharp

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-4-6

Hardback, 96 pages

11cm x 11cm

RRP NZ$19.99

For trade sales inquiries, please contact Hurricane Press.


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The Complete History of New Zealand (in less than two hours)

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by Peter Jessup

This is perfect for those who want history in a hurry — this neatly–packaged hardback provides a readable and simple summary of New Zealand’s history in only 112 pages.

At the average reading speed of 120 words per minute, we reckon you’ll have a decent grasp of our nation’s history in less than a couple of hours.

What the reviewers say

‘All you need to know about New Zealand’s past in the time it takes to watch a movie.’Hawkes Bay Today.

Peter Jessup

Peter Jessup

About the author

Peter Jessup has been writing about New Zealand history and sport for more than 30 years, as a newspaper journalist and author. He lives in West Auckland, New Zealand.

An ebook edition of this book is available from Amazon.

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Specifications
Author: Peter Jessup

ISBN: 978-0-9864684-2-1

Hardback, 112 pages

11cm x 15cm (portrait)

RRP NZ$19.99

For trade sales inquiries, please contact Hurricane Press.


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The Green Guide to Beauty

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by Tania George Malone

Choosing the right beauty care products can be frustrating and confusing, especially if you want the most natural ways to look your best.

This handy New Zealand guide is packed with user–friendly tips for beauty products that are kind to the earth as well as our bodies. Edited by leading beauty writer Tania George, every page reveals easy ways to look your best.

It’s jam packed with handy, practical tips and tricks providing its readers with a range of beauty secrets and remedies that are available with nature, and can easily be whipped up in the kitchen with a little natural know–how.

Designed with New Zealand women in mind, all of the tips are user–friendly, containing ingredients and products easily found and inexpensive to buy.

The Green Guide to Beauty features tips on many beauty–related fields, including hair care, skincare, make–up enhancers, DIY beauty recipes and body care tips.

What the reviewers say

‘A great new book . . . a gem.’ — Dominion Post

‘A boon for lovers of all things natural.’ — New Idea

‘Full of tips to simplify and smarten your beauty routine.’ — Sunday Magazine

‘Would make a great little gift for someone special.’ — The Press, Christchurch

‘A little beauty.’ — Wairarapa Times Age

‘Full of tips to simplify and smarten your beauty routine.’ — Sunday Magazine

‘Super cute little beauty book.’ — Sunday News

‘Loads of tips.’ — HQ Beauty Magazine

‘Pocket pal for environmental enthusiasts.’ — Woman’s Day

‘Informative, locally–published, pocket–sized book of tips.’ — New Zealand Herald

‘Perfect Christmas gift .’ — M2 Woman

‘A must have!’ — Urban Living Magazine

‘Cool little book!’ — Thread website

About the author

Beauty writer Tania Malone George has been collecting natural beauty tips for years, in her role as a beauty editor for top women’s magazines.

An ebook editon of this title is available from Amazon.

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Specifications
Author: Tania George Malone

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-7-7

Hardback, 112 pages

11cm x 11cm

RRP US$19.99

For trade sales inquiries, please contact Hurricane Press.


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I’m With the Band

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by Mike Chunn, Jeremy Chunn and Barney Chunn

Whether you want to make a living from music or play for fun, this is the essential guide to the New Zealand music industry.

I’m With The Band explains everything you need to know from recording demos to signing contracts, from hiring a manager to protecting your music.

Key figures in the New Zealand industry – names like Neil Finn – share their inside knowledge and experiences to help everyone from the hobby band to the performer on the brink of discovery.

The talented Chunn family, led by Split Enz founding member Mike, combines to provide this unique insight into what it takes to forge a career in popular music.

What the reviewers say

‘This book is the real deal. I wish I had the chance to read it at the start of my career.’ – Dave Gibson, vocalist for Elemeno P.

‘Gives advice on every part of the musical process.’Salient magazine.

Mike Chunn

Mike Chunn

Barney Chunn

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Jeremy Chunn

Jeremy Chunn

About the authors

The Chunn family are New Zealand music royalty – Mike is a founding member of Split Enz and Citizen Band, and has managed Sony Music Publishing, Mushroom Records and APRA and established the music charity Play It Strange.

Jeremy Chunn has played in bands in New Zealand, Australia and Europe. A journalist, he has written about music for Rolling Stone and other magazines.

Barney Chunn writes about music and performs original music with his band, The Tricks.

Specifications
Author: Mike Chunn, Jeremy Chunn and Barney Chunn

ISBN: 978-0-9864684-6-9

Hardback, 192 pages

14cm x 21cm (portrait)

RRP NZ$29.99

For trade sales of this title, please contact Hurricane Press.


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No More Square Pegs

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by Rob McKay

Hiring staff is a chore. It takes time, it costs money and it’s usually hard work. So it’s no wonder New Zealand managers too often hire the wrong people, pushing square pegs into round holes.

These people — the misfit employees and the misguided managers who hire them — destroy the value in their business. The best way to avoid these disasters is to understand why they happen and how to avoid them.

No More Square Pegs reveals the secrets to hiring the right people first time, as employment specialist Rob McKay shares his 7–step guide for finding winners.

What the reviewers say

‘Compulsive reading for all who hire . . . the strategies in this book saved me so many times.’ — Brent Impey, former CEO, Mediaworks.

‘Great practical advice, easy to read and seriously handy.’ — Marc Burns, General Manager Human Resources, Canon NZ.

‘If you’re responsible for hiring staff, read this book now.’ — Diane Foreman, CEO Emerald Group and 2009 NZ Entrepreneur of the Year.

‘I have become a firm advocate of using psychometric testing. Why? Because it works! Chapter 6 is a must read.’— Sir David Levene, Chairman Quadrant Properties, and laureate of NZ Business Hall of Fame.

‘A brilliant tool for managers new to recruiting.’ — Marilyn Manning, Human Resources Manager, Les Mills New Zealand.

‘Gives clear appropriate information in a directly useable form. Definitely one for the corporate bookshelp.’ — Ruth Kim, Team Leader for HR Reporting, Department of Corrections.

Rob McKay

Rob McKay

About the author

Rob McKay is a psychologist and a leading authority on how to find the right person for the right job. He’s a successful owner of recruitment and media businesses and lives in Wanaka, New Zealand.

An ebook edition of this book is available at Amazon.com.

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Specifications
Author: Rob McKay

ISBN: 978-0-9864684-5-2

Hardback, 144 pages

14cm x 21cm (portrait)

RRP NZ$29.99

For trade sales of this title, please contact Hurricane Press.


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Myth New Zealand

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by Justin Brown

Bestselling author Justin Brown sets out to discover whether modern New Zealand is the same place he was promised when growing up in the 1970s — the land of rugby, racing and beer, 80 million sheep and number 8 fencing wire.

Brown performs a 20th century reality check on Godzone, seeking to learn whether this is still the best place to bring up kids and what the future might hold for us.

This beautifully-printed hardback comes complete with a CD of original Brown songs.

What the reviewers say

I borrowed it off a friend and I’m not giving it back’ – entertainer and author Max Cryer

‘Justin Brown is the natural heir to Max Cryer, except he’s shorter and can’t play the piano.’ – RNZ National broadcaster Jim Mora

‘A guidebook that explains what makes Kiwis tick’ – Jackie Russell, The Times

‘An insightful humourous meander through our history with a look into our future’M2 magazine

‘A humorous and provocative look at New Zealand and the way we see ourselves today’ – Book critic Graham Beattie

‘I would like to say I have read it, but my wife nicked my copy and is laughing so much reading it , she will not give it back until its finished!’ – Photographer Brendon O’Hagan

‘Comical, thought provoking look at our country.’ – Nicky Pellegrino, Herald On Sunday

‘Interesting book by an interesting writer ‘– Best-selling author Paul Little

‘A fantastic book.’ – Broadcaster Andrew Dewhurst

‘New Zealand has been missing a Bill Bryson-esque writer for some years. With Myth New Zealand I think you’ll find Justin Brown can safely assume that mantle.’ – Andrew Frame

‘Interesting book!’ — Paul Henry, television broadcaster

‘A thoughtful and fun exploration of specific views/ideas of selfhood in New Zealand . . . good read.’ — Bookiemonster

‘It’s a fantastic book.’ — Muzza, radio broadcaster

‘A really good read . . . it makes you think.’ — Mark Bunting, radio broadcaster

Justin Brown

Justin Brown

About the author

Justin Brown is a writer, broadcaster and entertainer based in Auckland, New Zealand. He has had more than 30 books published.

Justin Brown’s books are available at Amazon.

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Specifications
Author: Justin Brown

ISBN: 978-0-9864522-3-9

Hardback with jacket, 288 pages

CD of original songs included

16cm x 24cm (portrait)

RRP NZ$29.99

For trade sales inquiries of this title, please contact Hurricane Press.