About Trio Books


Trio Books Limited was established in 2003 by three Wellington journalists, Joseph Romanos, Gael Woods and Phil Murray, who had worked together at various stages of their careers and shared an interest in books and publishing.

The Wellington-based company aims to publish popular, informative, entertaining books on a range of subjects.

The company has published the following books:

A Twist of Fate by Mary Curlionis, 2003 – the story of New Zealanders who have tackled arthritis.

The Cup by Bernie Wood, 2003 – the first 100 years of the New Zealand Trotting Cup.

Journey to Nowhere by Keith Quinn, 2004 – a personal diary of the 2003 Rugby World Cup year.

Cricket Confidential by Joseph Romanos, 2005 – the best work of one of New Zealand’s most experienced cricket writers.

My Property World by Sir Robert Jones, 2005 – New Zealand’s commercial property guru on the subject for which he is best known.

New Zealand’s Top 100 History-Makers by Joseph Romanos, 2005 – profiles of the most influential figures in New Zealand history, covering the full range of politicians, Maori leaders, pioneers, explorers, sports stars, inventors, entertainers, writers, war heroes, artists and so on. This book has been updated several times, the last in 2012.

The Illustrated History of Lancaster Park by Don Neely and Joseph Romanos, 2006 – an entertaining and informative historty of New Zealand’s most famous sports ground.

New Zealand’s Top 100 Sports History-Makers by Joseph Romanos, 2006 – profiles of the most influential figures in New Zealand’s sports history, from 19th century giants such as Bob Fitzsimmons and Tom Ellison to modern stars, including Jonah Lomu, Sarah Ulmer, Hamish Carter and the Evers-Swindell twins.

Terminated by Chris Mirams, 2006 – the explosive story of the David Tua-Kevin Barry split.

Jack Lovelock – Athletic and Doctor by Dr Graeme Woodfield, 2007 – the biography of New Zealand’s first athletics superstar.

Quinn’s Quirks by Keith Quinn, 2007 – the wit and wisdom of the doyen of New Zealand rugby broadcasting.

Winning Ways by Joseph Romanos, 2007 – 15 champion New Zealand sports coaches reveal their secrets.

Our Olympic Century by Joseph Romanos, 2008 – the story of New Zealand’s first 100 years at the Olympic Games.

No Ordinary Man – The Story of Arthur Porritt by Joseph Romanos and Dr Graeme Woodfield, 2008 – the definitive biography of a man who was a sports champion, a Governor-General, a noted doctor and a confidante of the Royals.

A Life in Sport by Brendan Telfer, 2009 – an autobiography with a difference. One of New Zealand’s pre-eminent sports broadcasters gives his take on some of the most talked-about moments in our sports history.

My Sports Hero by Wynne Gray, 2009 – Experienced New Zealand Herald writer Wynne Gray approaches a wide range of noted New Zealanders to find out who their sports hero is, and why.

Flying by Peter Clark, 2009 – One of the aviation industry’s most astute observers discusses his most memorable days involving New Zealand flying. Stories range from the Flying Doctor Service in Australia and to the war zone in East Timor, to the Antarctic and Arctic.

Tom Lowry – Leader in a Thousand by Bill Francis, 2010 – the overdue biography of New Zealand’s first cricketer of true international stature.

The A-Z of Meads by Keith Quinn, 2010 – an unusual biography and compelling of New Zealand rugby’s greatest figure.

John Graham, Sportsman, Master, Mentor by Bill Francis, 2011 – the biography of an All Black captain who went on to be a long-serving headmaster of Auckland Grammar and a leading New Zealand educationalist.

100 Maori Sports Heroes by Joseph Romanos, 2012 – profiles of notable Maori sports champions. The book covers 34 sports and puts the spotlight on many great sportsmen and women not previously profiled.

Quinn’s Quips by Keith Quinn, 2012 – the companion to Quinn’s Quirks. More humorous, poignant, informative and sometimes conversial writing by an icon of New Zealand broadcasting.