We have three new release books to give away this month. To enter simply choose the title you’d like to win and enter your details below to go in the draw.

Real Crime Island Time: The Dark Side of Rarotonga’s Cook Islands Paradise, By Rod Henderson

For an island that is only 32 kilometres in circumference, Rarotonga has had more than its fair share of nefarious intrigue, murder and disappearances.

Widely regarded as the jewel of the Pacific, this subtropical Polynesian paradise with a resident population of 10,000 is not only a popular destination for fun-loving tourists seeking a laid- back lifestyle of South Seas hospitality, it has from its earliest colonial days attracted some of humanity’s more redoubtable scoundrels.

Career criminal investigator Rod Henderson uncovers the murders, disappearances, abductions and escapes that have long added a rather menacing twist to the otherwise idyllic island known as the ‘Jewel of the Pacific’ – from the daring escapades of Charles Wells Banks to the haunting murder of John Chambers

Real Crime Island Time tells it how it is on Rarotonga … the sun, the sand, the suspicion and the sorrow.


Rod Henderson’s writing comes with the eye of a practiced sleuth and the nose of a good story. With 31 years of service under his belt in the Australian Police Force, he retired at the rank of Chief Inspector. In 1997 Rod moved with his family to his wife’s island home on Rarotonga, where they established and still operate holiday accommodation. Rod offered his services as a consulting detective to the island’s police force and soon picked up work in the private and government sectors. He started researching and writing ‘true crime’ stories for the two local newspapers, which he was encouraged to expand into a book.

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New Zealand Kiwiana To Read, Colour And Keep, By Dave Gunson

Many of New Zealanders’ favourite and familiar childhood treasures and traditions feature in the seventh title in the excellent colouring book series for children from Dave Gunson. It features 30 simple black and white drawings of kiwiana, from buzzy-bee to gumboot, the corner dairy to the haka, ready to be coloured in. A sentence or two of interesting information and facts accompanies each drawing. A double-page colour insert guides budding young artists, who might also have fun choosing their own colour schemes for the drawings, and their creations can be easily removed from the book using the perforated pages.


Dave Gunson is a prolific writer and illustrator of children’s books. His colour-illustrated All About natural history and popular culture series includes eight titles and is published by New Holland. The best-selling ‘Read, Colour and Keep’ books are based on the successful series. Dave has also produced two activity books for children, and four board books for toddlers, as well as the encyclopaedic Big Book of New Zealand Wildlife. Dave lives and works in a garden studio in Auckland.

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Eat to Beat Cholesterol By Nicole Senior & Veronica Cuskelly

Looking after your heart never tasted so good! You can lower your cholesterol naturally in as little as three weeks. This updated edition of Eat to Beat Cholesterol will help make healthy living a reality for you and your family. Discover the truly delicious world of heart-friendly foods and learn which ones you need to eat, and how much, to lower your cholesterol and manage your weight. As well as recipes, daily menus and shopping tips, you’ll also find JUL Y 2016 ‘quickies’ you can whip up in a flash to ensure you get your daily Nicola and Veronica are available for interviews. Review copies and recipe extracts also available on request. To arrange, please contact Belinda Cooke belinda.e.cooke@gmail.com 021 481044 quota of heart-friendly foods.


Nicole Senior is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and nutritionist (AN) with a passion for talking about the art and science of food in language everyone understands. Nicole loves to sort through the evidence, cut through the clutter and provide effective and do-able solutions that promote well-being as well as honour the joy of food, cooking and eating. Veronica Cuskelly is a freelance food consultant, home economist and an award-winning recipe writer. She has been developing and writing creative recipes for over twenty years and has written several cholesterol-lowering cookbooks. Veronica believes cooking and sharing great tasting food that is good for your heart increases the pleasure of eating.

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