Knowles, Brett 2000 0-7734-7862-0 396 pages This book traces the emergence of the movement in the mid 1940s and its growth to become one of the largest Pentecostal bodies in New Zealand in the 1970s. It examines the ways in which this movement’s original revivalism became linked with moralist concerns and with the application of political pressure for social change. A secondary avenue of enquiry is the way in which the New Life Churches and the emerging new Zealand Charismatic movement had reciprocal effects. Includes biographical notes on important figures, maps of the movement'’ development and expansion, and an extensive bibliography.
Ostwald, Michael J. 2007 0-7734-5393-8 220 pages In the years since the completion of Jørn Utzon’s Sydney Opera House countries throughout the South Pacific have displayed a particular fascination with the possibility that architecture may be able to embody regional cultural identity. This book examines a number of major museums, art galleries and cultural centers that have been constructed in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific regions. The majority of these buildings, landscapes or structures have been completed in the last few years and all have employed different architectural strategies to shape their designs. This collection of nine critical essays by leading scholars of contemporary architecture provides an important survey and assessment of Antipodean cultural architecture. Emphasizing common traits, the introduction to the text asks how this phenomenon might be understood and why it may be relevant in different regions around the world. Acknowledging the pluralistic nature of Antipodean architecture, the conclusion offers an alternative hermeneutical framework, one that accepts the fragmentary nature of the contemporary cultural landscape.
Das, Dilip K. 2005 0-7734-6037-3 232 pages A study of policing in six countries. These countries have some similarities but to a great extent are different. Several of these countries, India, New Zealand, Australia, and Canada have been influenced by the English approach to policing. Countries that were once colonies of the British Empire adopted the traditions and expectations of the British. Although these countries came under British rule there were differences in their culture and value system that were not eliminated by the British.