News and Events

Ellerslie Flower Show, Christchurch

A History of Gardening

26 and 27 February 2014

Bee is one of the speakers in the New Zealand Gardener Speaker Series at the Ellerslie Flower Show. On Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 Bee will be speaking on the history of New Zealand gardening: from the gardens of pre-European Maori to the early missionaries to the Dig for Victory campaign to the present day.

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Publication of ‘Puketiti Station’

Puketiti Station, cover

18 October 2013

My new book Puketiti Station: The story of an East Cape sheep station and the 180-year-old Williams legacy was published on 18 October.

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Launch of ‘No Journey Made Alone – 35 Years of the Child Cancer Foundation’

No Journey Made Alone - cover

21 August 2013

No Journey Made Alone – 35 Years of the Child Cancer Foundation was launched in the billiard room of Highwic House, Newmarket, Auckland on 21 August.

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Island Bay Garden Club

27 August 2013

Bee is the guest speaker for the August meeting of the Island Bay Garden Club.

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Mt Victoria Historical Society

A History of Gardening

21 July 2013

Bee is going to talk about her book A History of Gardening in New Zealand.

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Royal Aeronautical Society Meeting, Wigram

Wigram cover

July 2013

Bee is to talk about her recently published book Wigram: Birthplace of Military Aviation in New Zealand at the July meeting of the Christchurch branch of the RAeS.

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Victoria Cross Formal Dinner

6 July 2013

Bee is to be the guest speaker at the annual Victoria Cross Dining In at the WO’s and SNCO’s mess at RNZAF Woodbourne on 6 July.

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Karori Arts and Crafts ‘Antique Group’

The New Zealand Woman

7 June 2013

Bee will be talking about her recently published book The New Zealand Woman – 80 Glorious Years of Fashion, Food and Friendship from the pages of ‘The New Zealand Woman’s Weekly’ at 10.00 am on 7 June.

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Presentation of ‘Wigram’ to Prince Charles

Wigram cover

15 November 2012

When Prince Charles visited RNZAF Base Ohakea on 15 November the Chief of Air Force, AVM Peter Stockwell presented him with a copy of the newly published Wigram – Birthplace of Military Aviation in New Zealand.

This was a particularly appropriate birthday gift as, not only is the Prince the Air Commodore in Chief of the RNZAF, but on page 310 there’s a 1983 picture of a much younger prince inspecting a parade accompanied by the then Flight Lieutenant Stockwell!

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Whitcoulls TOP 5 – NZ Non Fiction

September 2012

Whitcoulls Top 5 NZ Non Fiction, September 2012I’m only putting this on my website because I’m unlikely to have Mighty Moves and The New Zealand Woman (or indeed any two of my books) topping the Best Seller list at the same time ever again! You may think this is a shameless skite, and perhaps it is. But, I’m determined to enjoy the fleeting moment of fame.

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