BOOKS

OTAHUNA

In 1895, Sir Heaton Rhodes built a very fine pile on the Canterbury Plains and he lived there until his death in 1957, when he was given the closest thing to a state funeral. Fifty years later, Hall Cannon and

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MONOCLE GUIDE TO BETTER LIVING

I’m the Auckland¬†correspondent for Monocle¬†magazine and last year I helped out with The Monocle Guide To Better Living. I wrote a piece on Auckland and a piece on Wellington and managed to get a sneaky reference to Beach Haven, my

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AMISFIELD

It’s taken three years, but the Amisfield book is at the printer and will be launched in July. In May 2011, I went to a dinner at Amisfield and thought: this would make a great book. Why don’t they have

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