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New Zealand Geographic Books

New Zealand Geographic publishes high quality, hard back books focusing on New Zealand society and environment. The titles have been consistently well received by buyers and critics alike and are available through this website by clicking through the Read More link below.

Southern Exposure

Southern Exposure presents an original, democratic view of New Zealand. Chosen from 25,000 images shot by more than 1500 photographers over a calendar year, the images in this book represent the best of the New Zealand Geographic group on Flickr—a social media community dedicated to capturing the spirit of the nation. Read more

Our Game

Our Game celebrates the grassroots of our national game—rugby played by weekend warriors and embryonic All Blacks, far from the steely glare of stadium lights. It takes place in snow and mud in the south, on sun-parched plains in the north, on provincial fields, in back paddocks, back lawns and on beaches. This is the origin of the sport in New Zealand, the font of future McCaws, junior Jonahs, mini Meads’, and its greatest legacy. Read more

Brian Brake: Lens on the World

Brian Brake (1927–1988) was New Zealand’s best-known and most-successful photographer. His career spanned the golden age of photojournalism and with his camera he roamed the globe. He is remembered today for his rare photographs of communist China in the 1950s, photo essays such as Monsoon, his travel work, and his iconic images of people such as Pablo Picasso, Chairman Mao Zedung and Queen Elizabeth. Read more

New Zealanders in Focus: Peter Quinn

A unique photographic journey through time and place, the shaping of our nation over the past 22 years, presented by Peter Quinn, one of New Zealand's preeminent social documentary photographers. Read more

The Best of New Zealand Geographic

This multi-award-winning book sold out of the first print run so has been re-printed. The classic hardback book covers two decades of the best writing and photography to be published in the magazine as a collection for the first time. With chapters on New Zealand’s wildlife, society and geography there’s something in it for everyone. Read more