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2024 NZ Mountain and Adventure Heritage Book Award

Congrats to Desmond Bovey for winning the NZ Mountain and Adventure Heritage Book Award 2024 for his exquisite book 'Tongariro National Park: An artist’s field guide'. Also, congratulations to our finalists Alison Ballance for her book 'Takahē' and Guy Cotter for his book 'Everest Mountain Guide'.

2024 Ockham NZ Book Awards, longlist

Two Potton & Burton publications have been longlisted for the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards 2024, general non-fiction category, 'Takahē: Bird of Dreams' and 'Commune: Chasing a utopian dream' in Aotearoa. In her book, Alison Ballance charts the inspiring story of the rediscovery and then recovery of the takahē, one of New Zealand’s most intriguing birds.  Olive Jones’s deeply personal…

Jean Donaldson finalist for 2023 New Zealand Emerging Designer Award

We published Jean Donaldson’s first book Tiaki: A shout-out to Aotearoa's lesser-known creatures in October last year and are delighted that she is a finalist in the 2023 Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand Emerging Book Design Awards. This is a very deserved recognition for her skills, which are not only evident as a graphic designer, but also as a highly talented…

Fulton Hogan and DOC to donate a copy of Takahē to every secondary school in Aotearoa

This month Potton & Burton published Alison Ballance’s inspiring and beautifully illustrated book Takahē: Bird of Dreams. Takahē, a taonga species of Ngāi Tahu, were once thought to be extinct, but in 1948 they were rediscovered and the long journey to save them and reintroduce them to their natural habitat began. This book tells that story, while in 2023 the 75th…

2023 New Zealand Mountain Book Awards

We are thrilled to announce that two of Potton & Burton’s books have won top awards in the New Zealand  Mountain Book Awards. David Vass’s compelling and beautifully written account of his passion and the subsequent consequences of a life in the mountains, Not Set in Stone, won 2023 New Zealand Mountain Book of the Year. 

2023 New Zealand Mountain Book Awards

Gavin Lang’s book, Seeking the Light, which presents one of the finest collections of mountaineering photography ever put together in this country, won the New Zealand  Mountain and  Adventure Heritage Award.  Our hearty congratulations go to both Dave and Gavin, while we are also delighted that Potton & Burton’s commitment to publishing the best books in outdoor recreation has played…

Shortlisted for NZ Booklovers Award for Best Lifestyle Book 2023

Nicola Galloway’s beautiful cookbook The Homemade Table has been shortlisted for the NZ Booklovers Award for Best Lifestyle Book 2023.   We are thrilled for Nicola, one of New Zealand’s most respected food writers and photographers.  She regularly contributes recipes to magazines, including a regular column in Stuff and has a strong, loyal following.

2022 PANZ Book Design Award for Best Typography

In what is becoming a regular occurrence, Dutch-born, Nelson-based designer Floor van Lierop has featured in the Publishers Association of New Zealand’s Book Design Awards. She won the Te Herenga Waka University Press Award for Best Typography for her elegant, and beautifully considered work on He Ringatoi O Ngā Tūpuna by Hilary and John Mitchell, which we published in 2021. Working…

2022 PANZ Book Design Shortlist

The Publishers Association of New Zealand Book Design Awards have recognised Floor van Lierop’s beautiful design of Hilary and John Mitchell’s book  He Ringatoi o ngā Tūpuna: Isaac Coates and his Maori portraits and we are excited this book has been shortlisted in the Best Illustrated Book and Best Typography sections.

2022 Ockham NZ Book Awards Longlist

'He ringatoi o ngā tūpuna: Isaac Coates and his Maori portraits' by Hilary and John Mitchell longlisted in the illustrated non-fiction section. Isaac Coates was an Englishman who lived in Wellington and Nelson between 1841 and 1845. During that time he painted watercolour portraits of 58 Māori from Nelson, Marlborough, Wellington, Waikanae and Kāpiti.  Coates’s meticulous records of each subject’s…

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