Philippa Mein Smith holds a Personal Chair in History and is Director of the New Zealand Australia Research Centre at the University of Canterbury. Her previous books are A Concise History of New Zealand (2005), A History of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific (as co-author with Donald Denoon) (2000), Mothers and King Baby (1997), and Maternity in Dispute (1986). Peter Hempenstall is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Canterbury. He is a Pacific historian and biographer and a frequent trans-Tasman traveller, believing that only regular transfusions of both Kiwi and Aussie culture can keep antipodeans alive and healthy. Among his books are Pacific Islanders under German Rule (1978); The Meddlesome Priest: A life of Ernest Burgmann (1993); and (with Paula Tanaka Mochida) The Lost Man: Wilhelm Solf in German history (2005). Shaun Goldfinch is a senior lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Otago. He is the author of Remaking New Zealand and Australian Economic Policy (2000), co-author of Dangerous Enthusiasms: E-government, computer failure and information system development (2006), and co-editor of Handbook of International Public Sector Reform (2008).