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Special interest publishers


  • Shearing mag April 2016


    The April 2016 edition of Shearing magazine has recently been distributed to all subscribers, advertisers, rural merchandise stores and country pubs throughout New Zealand, and to subscribers overseas. Australian readers can obtain copies from Courela (Sth Australia) and Noel Lawrence...

  • Norman Harris books


    What Are You Doing Out Here by Norman Harris is now available to South African readers from David McLellan, Select Books, 232 Long Street, Cape Town 8001. It is also available in the United Kingdom from Ian Dyer Cricket Books...



Shearing mag August 2016

Read the August Shearing mag on line. Click here to download pdf file (5.2MB)


* Matt Smith makes history overseas
* NZ Wool...

About Last Side Publishing

Last Side Publishing was established in 2002 as owner and publisher of New Zealand's Shearing magazine.

Last Side Publishing now specialises in producing special-interest lower print run books and family histories. These include

  • "Born to Thunder - champions of New Zealand cycling " for Des Williams (2006);
  • "Scottie" for Norman Harris in 2008
  • Beyond Cook's Gardens for Norman Harris in 2010
  • What Are You Doing Out Here for Norman Harris in 2010
  • "The Hole in the Bush - A Tuatapere Centennial Review" in 2009.
  • "Friar Tuck is a Spoonerism" (Poetry) for Wallace Knight (November 2010) 
  • "The Way it Went" (prose and poetry for Wallace Knight (October 2011)
  • 1875 When Rugby became the game for all New Zealand by Ron Palenski (2017)
  • Mist of Te Urewera - Hunting (tails) from the bush by Wilf Fuller (2018).

Last Side Publishing continues to produce the NZ Shearing magazine three times per year - April, August and November (or early December).