Now You Know

by Michael Fitzsimons 

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Now You Know brings together an inaugural collection of poems from FitzBeck director, Michael Fitzsimons and stunning weather photographs by Philip Birch. Says Wellington poet Gregory O’Brien, ‘these graceful poems are poems of equilibrium, acceptance and holding fast.’




The Flower Factory

by John Boyd

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This collection of poetry was inspired by the sharp-tongued strip of land from Wellington to Mokau. Poet John Boyd says his poems are ‘tailings from a mine where hopeful men follow a thin seam of wonder.’

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The Wellington Book – Expanded Version

Jess Lunnon, Sandi MacKechnie, Nigel Beckford, Michael Fitzsimons

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This book captures the Wellington your camera can’t in 128 gloriously illustrated pages. A visually diverting and mildly education memento of the Capital.

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Te Paruhi a nga Takuta

Maori doctors and medical students share their stories.


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Published by FitzBeck Creative in collaboration with Te Ohu Rata O Aotearoa, the Maori Medical Practitioners Association.

Interviews and writing by Michael Fitzsimons and Nigel Beckford

Te Paruhi a nga Takuta tells the inspiring stories of 27 Maori doctors and students – from trailblazing Maori GPs to the latest generation of Maori health professionals and learners.

NAVIGATORS

Pacific health leaders share their stories
Published by FitzBeck Creative in collaboration with the Pasifika Medical Association
Interviews and writing by Michael Fitzsimons and Nigel Beckford

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This stunning 112 page book celebrates the achievement of 26 Pacific health pioneers – statesmen, surgeons, doctors, nurses, researchers and policy-makers. Against the odds, these modern-day ‘navigators’ have led the way in improving health services for Pacific people. These are stories of sacrifice and commitment, resourcefulness and imagination. They summon the voyager in all of us.

WITH A PASSION

The Extraordinary Passions of Ordinary New Zealanders
Michael Fitzsimons and Nigel Beckford

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This best-selling book features the stories of 37 Kiwis who are absolutely nuts about a cause, a calling or a collection, whatever the cost. You’ll be amazed by their obsessions and you’ll be challenged to discover the passion in your own life.

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THE TROUBLE LAMP

Richard Langston
Published by FitzBeck Creative

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This fourth volume of memorable verse from Wellington poet, Richard Langston, is sure to add to his growing legion of fans. In this volume, which come straight from the heart, Richard writes of memory, family and loss. Many of the poems evoke the city where he grew up – Dunedin.

HENRY, COME SEE THE BLUE

Richard Langston
Published by FitzBeck Creative

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When he’s not being a reporter on TV3’s Campbell Live, Richard Langston is a high-profile New Zealand poet. We designed and published his second volume of poems. SOLD OUT

Material Mansfield

Designed by FitzBeck Creative
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We were responsible for designing The Material Mansfield, Traces of a Writer’s Life, an exquisitely produced 116-page publication. With its superb photography, the book is a permanent record of many of Katherine Mansfield’s intimate possessions that were shown at the exhibition. The Material Mansfield also includes her thoughts from abroad and captures the intriguing personal style of New Zealand’s most famous writer.

The Material Mansfield was a very rewarding project, requiring design flair in keeping with its subject and meticulous attention to detail. We have a limited number of copies to give away. If you are a Mansfield enthusiast, you are welcome to call in to FitzBeck Creative at Level 1, 114 The Terrace for a free copy of the book.

Client feedback: “I write to thank you and your wonderful team for turning the idea of the book/catalogue The Material Mansfield into such a truly stunning reality.”

The NZ Book

Jess Lunnon, Sandi Mackechnie, Michael Fitzsimons, Nigel Beckford

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This unique, creative celebration of New Zealand explores what it’s like to live in one of the world’s most beautiful and quirky countries.

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SECTARE FIDEM

Celebrating 125 Years at St Patrick’s College, Wellington
Published by St Patrick’s College, Wellington
Michael Fitzsimons

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Fitzbeck Creative was commissioned to write and produce a substantial 125th Jubilee publication for St Patrick’s College Wellington. St Pat’s, established in 1885, is the oldest Catholic boys’ college in New Zealand. The history includes a rich photographic record of how the school, and education more generally, has changed over the last two centuries.

YOU DON’T MAKE A BIG LEAP WITHOUT A GULP

Finding the Courage to Change Careers and Live Again
Nigel Beckford and Michael Fitzsimons

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This book captures the wisdom of Kiwis who have found the courage to make a major career change. They have come from all walks of life and have made amazing leaps in career direction.

THINGS LAY IN PIECES

Richard Langston
Published by FitzBeck Creative

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Richard Langston’s fifth book opens with a 13-poem sequence about the earthquake which struck Christchurch at 12:51 on February 22, 2011 killing 184 people. These are poems of invention and witness — Richard covered the event as a news reporter. He wrote them for his colleagues and the people of Christchurch as the city lay in ruins.

The main body of the poems mixes the everyday and the lyrical with Richard’s characteristic economy and warmth. He can be heard regularly reading his work on Radio NZ National.

THE NEWSPAPER POEMS

Richard Langston
Published by FitzBeck Creative

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‘Regard this as a bouquet to ink’ – this is Richard Langston’s paean to the world of newspaper reporting and reporters. To the gone age of the setting of metal type, the sound of a roomful of typewriters. To the past age of the afternoon city newspaper. This was the age of journalism before it went to university, the time of journalist as character…

We designed and published his third collection of poems which celebrate a bygone age of print journalism.

BOY

Richard Langston
Published by FitzBeck Creative

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After years of telling stories of murder, lust, greed, fraud, filth and general misfortune, TV3 reporter Richard Langston is revealing a few of his own, in his first book of poems.