In the early 1970s, a group of impoverished students formed a rock band in Auckland, New Zealand, and planned their assault on the world’s music charts. For a decade Split Enz fought to be understood by audiences and music critics who often struggled to accept their madcap on-stage performances and innovative sounds.
The Buddha from Birmingham centres on the lives of Arthur Swain and Dorothy May Swain née Cadman, especially their ten years of service as medical missionaries in China and India 1925-1935. It draws upon family oral history, documents and photographs, Western and Chinese archives, academic and missionary literature, and Western and Chinese key informants, to tell their poignant and thought-provoking story.
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.