Books and CDs

There are a few books and resource materials relevant to The Fletcher Trust and the Fletcher Challenge Group that might be of interest to visitors of this website. Prices on application.

Te Huringa / Turning Points

The book of the exhibition Te Huringa / Turning Points illustrating all works with full labels by the two co-curators is now available from The Fletcher Trust. This high quality production provides a lasting record of an important touring exhibition.

Made in New Zealand – the story of Jim Fletcher by Selwyn Parker

The career of Sir James Fletcher, son of the founder of Fletcher Holdings, straddles nearly four decades of a turbulent commercial period in New Zealand history. They were the foundation years of today’s economy and JC, as he was known, was in the thick of it. He founded New Zealand’s newsprint industry with the giant Tasman plant at Kawerau – the country’s first manufacturing operation of global size and competitiveness. He established a steel industry with Pacific Steel and he built up New Zealand’s largest timber-processing plants. He was behind new ventures in manufacturing, from particle board to roofing. This book provides a unique insight into one man and one company’s role in shaping New Zealand’s economy.

The Fletcher House by Peter Shaw

This small booklet, written by the curator of The Fletcher Trust Collection, provides details on the history and origins of The Fletcher House at Broad Bay on the Otago Peninsula. It includes information about the original owners, The Greens, as well as the work undertaken by Fletcher Challenge Construction to restore the villa in 1991. The book also contains a number of photographs of both the original villa and views of how the restored building looks today.

Both Eyes Open – A memoir of George Fraser by John McIndoe

George Fraser (1916-1986) has been described as having had more links in both the cultural and commercial sectors of New Zealand than any other man of his time.

His extraordinary range of acquaintances stretched from the Navy, the British Communist Party, the London School of Economics to New Zealand politics, public service, trade unions, industry, television and fine arts.

This book tells the life of this remarkable man, who worked for Fletcher Holdings then Fletcher Challenge for 35 years, mostly in the areas of public relations, communications and industrial relations.

Te Waharoa (the Gateway) – Fletcher Challenge people working with Tangata Whenua

This CD-Rom was developed to aid Fletcher Challenge employees in their work with Maori stakeholders in New Zealand and ensure a greater understanding and appreciation of the Maori culture and values. The CD provides information about common Maori words, how to pronounce them and use them appropriately in written communication, about how to behave on the marae and the elements of the powhiri. It also explains the critical success factors in building successful relationships based on real cases, and the rules of basic and business tikanga or protocols.

If you wish to obtain copies of any of these books or CD, contact Paul Pirani on (09) 525 9250 or email:

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