Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Monday, October 10, 2016
The Kiwi Man Cave Manual
Man Cave Manual
by Steve Hale
Publication date: October 2016, Bateman - RRP
needs their own personal sanctuary, devoid of stress, bills, political
correctness and constant nagging. A Happy Place that inspires them to
believe that everything is actually right with the world.
travelled the country to talk with over thirty inspirational Kiwi Man Cavers,
and one rare female of the species, to have them share their slice of paradise.
such as beard maintenance, mantiques and collectables, and recipes from top
Kiwi chefs and you have the complete Kiwi Man Cave Manual.
interviewed a range of colourful Kiwi Man Cavers. Mad Butcher Sir Peter Leitch
shares his large display of wonderful mementos from some the world’s greatest
athletes, including Muhammad Ali, Tiger Woods and Rafael Nadal. Mark Sainsbury
reveals he’s a lover of 1940s–1950s-era hospital, industrial stuff, and an avid
op shopper, with all his finds being duly loaded into his beloved Lincoln
Among the vast
variety of man caves featured are Jono’s futuristic Skysphere of Aokoutere,
Petrolhead Pete’s Whiskey Flats in Pukehina, The Bear Pit, The Dog Box, The
Bloodshed, The Crock and Bull, and even The Mine’s Bigger Than Yours Fishing
In ‘one for the
ladies’, we meet Kirsty and the Bedford 500 Diesel bus she has lovingly
restored to include a lounge, fireplace, oven and fridge. There is an external
toilet, a porcelain basin and a lavender-lined stone pathway leading to an
outdoor shower. Kirsty has sensibly parked the bus in her vineyard, driving it
to various locations as sun and desire dictate.
delicious bloke-style recipes, including the Man Lamb Burger, Mince on Fried
Pasta, and Potato Chip Chook, this book will satisfy the heartiest of
About the author:
Steve Hale is a
journalist, rugby coach and tour guide, with a passion for rugby and a zest for
life. He is also author of Kiwi Tractors: A Humble National Icon and
lives in Te Aroha.