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  • Published: 30 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143770558
  • Imprint: RHNZ Godwit
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $55.00


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A stunning showcase of tucked-away escape spots all over New Zealand, and a tribute to a simpler way of life.

Hideaways is a celebration of quintessential New Zealand holiday escapes: mountain huts, coastal baches, riverside cribs, converted silos, hunting shacks, and more.

Breathtaking photography and evocative text explore far-flung retreats from around the country, with a focus on the unique, secluded and romantic — each offering a change of pace, a chance to disconnect.

A beautiful tribute to getting away from it all.

  • Pub date: 30 October 2017
  • ISBN: 9780143770558
  • Imprint: RHNZ Godwit
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $55.00

About the Authors

Sam Stuchbury

Sam Stuchbury is the founder and director of creative agency Motion Sickness. He started the business, now an industry-leading studio, while at Otago University, where he studied design and marketing. He has a passion for film, photography, adventure and the outdoors. Sam lives in Newmarket, Auckland, with his partner Hilary.

Hilary Ngan Kee

Hilary Ngan Kee is a co-owner of the creative agency Motion Sickness. She is half Scottish and half New Zealand Chinese, and grew up in Palmerston North. She and her partner Sam, co-authors of Hideaways: Where New Zealanders Escape, met while studying in Dunedin. Hilary loves getting out of the city for peace and quiet, her ideal weekend away involving a good book, a glass of red wine and a hot bath.

Praise for Hideaways

“Whether you're an urban dweller looking for an escape to somewhere remote or a homebody who prefers to let their mind do the wandering, Sam Stuchbury and Hilary Ngan Kee have created the perfect book for you.”

Natalia Didovich, New Zealand House & Garden

“Stuchbury’s dreamy photographs and the book’s high production values suddenly make a lost weekend in a Marton paddock, a caravan in Beachlands or a treehouse in Katikati not just do-able, but essential.”

Jenny Nicholls, North and South

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