Author(s): Maria Gill; Malcolm Evans
What does the government do to keep New Zealand running smoothly? How does parliament work and what is the job of the MPs? From the Bill of Rights to the way we vote, from parliamentary headquarters to the local council -- and everything in between -- Maria Gill explains our system of government. You will discover facts about laws, our currency, voting at the elections and the role of the media. There are fascinating profiles of New Zealand leaders, illustrated by cartoonist Malcolm Evans, along with photographs, amazing statistics and useful 'google this' Internet links to find out more.
Maria Gill has written over 20 non-fiction children's books for the book trade and educational markets. She regularly visits schools and libraries around the country promoting New Zealand books. She has published titles with New Holland including New Zealand Hall of Fame (Children's Choice Non-fiction category winner at the New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards 2012) The Call of the Kokako (a Storylines Notable Non-fiction Book in 2012) and Eruption! Discovering New Zealand volcanoes. Malcolm Evans' cartoons appear daily in three major New Zealand newspapers, The Manawatu Standard, The Timaru Herald and The Christchurch Press.