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August to April: the gestation of Massey University Press

In late August 2015, Massey University Press began with a single employee: respected former Random House New Zealand publishing director Nicola Legat. When Professor Glyn Harper, the historian who chairs the Press’s editorial board, announced her appointment, he said...

Oratia Books: reaching globally from the Waitakeres

Between them the Oratia Media publishing team have seven languages – Japanese, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and te reo Māori as well as English – so it is no wonder their publishing is reaching both New Zealand and world markets. Oratia Books has a place to...

Penguin Random House NZ: One name, one team

Penguin Random House NZ: One name, one team

Check the timeline: in October 2012 Pearson and Bertelsmann announce the merger of their respective trade publishing companies, Penguin and Random House, causing shock waves in international publishing with two of the world’s biggest publishing houses uniting. It...

NZCER Press: Research, resources and active publishing

NZCER Press: Research, resources and active publishing

Hard to believe, but the New Zealand Council for Educational Research has been part of making this country a hot house of pedagogical expertise for eight decades. Set up with the help of a Carnegie grant in 1934, today it has around 65 staff and divisions working in...

Victoria University Press: business as usual

Victoria University Press: business as usual

The carnival that was Eleanor Catton’s international success for The Luminaries is over for Victoria University Press. They are back to business as a thriving small press with a defined place in the Kiwi publishing world, says Fergus Barrowman. Two years from its Man...

Writing, Language skills focus of new Kiwi Education publisher

Writing, Language skills focus of new Kiwi Education publisher

Our authors - via educational publishers - have practically taught the world to read. Now Sheena Cameron and Louise Dempsey of newly established S & L Publishing are teaching children the skills of writing to communicate clearly. Their first publication is The...

Paul Little Books – writer extends skills to publishing

Paul Little Books – writer extends skills to publishing

Paul Little has long been a journalist, editor and writer, with Metro and North & South credits, books including Arrested Development: the Aaron Cohen Story and After Everest: Inside the Private world of Edmund Hillary plus others he has ghost written. The...

Lifting Learning

Lifting Learning

Over the past 18 months, Wellington-based publisher South Pacific Press with its two imprints, Lift Education and CSI Literacy, has more than doubled in size. The company has grown from eight staff to twenty and this has meant a move to a larger office. At the same...

Royal Society of New Zealand is a publisher with a difference…

That is because they publish scientific journals that require all the editorial disciplines found in the publishing industry. The Royal Society of New Zealand publishes seven journals aimed at specialist areas of the world-wide scientific community, including soil...