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From crime to care  by Felicity Goodyear-Smith

From crime to care

Felicity Goodyear-Smith

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"A chronological history of abortion in Aotearoa New Zealand from pre-European times to the present. It includes key events including legislative changes, anti-abortion protests, lobbying by various factions, development of funded abortion services for women...

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Tracking and finding deer in New Zealand  by Roger Lentle

Tracking and finding deer in New Zealand

Roger Lentle

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"Learn the secrets to successful deerstalking from expert Roger Lentle. With over 50 years of experience, Roger's medical and scientific training have enabled him to systemically evaluate the habits of deer and the traditional and modern methods used for...

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The feeling of cancer  by Sandra Russell

The feeling of cancer

Sandra Russell

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"Sandra Russell, a Registered Psychotherapist, who has been living with cancer for eight years, suggests that finding words for your personal story can allow such difficult emotionally-charged conversations to enter the public consciousness. In The Feeling of...

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From Sir, with love  by Ken Edgecombe

From Sir, with love

Ken Edgecombe

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"In 20 years of Religious Education teaching, there seems to be little ground we did not visit, although I suppose there must be an acre or so of it really... And most of it came from people's questions, such as these below: all asked in the classroom, many of...

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Alpine thunder  by Jonathan Shingleton

Alpine thunder

Jonathan Shingleton

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"The story of the KB class is more than just that of the locomotives, but the struggle for appropriate motive power on the Midland Line once the Otira tunnel opened. Their evolution came as a result of immense pressure placed upon the Railways Department to...

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Albany Memorial Library  by Lesley Dixon

Albany Memorial Library

Lesley Dixon

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Local historian Lesley Dixon travelled to France, Belgium, Egypt & Turkey in search of the soldiers remembered in the Albany Memorial Library ahead of the Library's Centenary in December 2022.

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The Revive cafe cookbook 8  by Jeremy Dixon

The Revive cafe cookbook 8

Jeremy Dixon

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"Revive's delicious vegan food contains whole grains, plant-based protein, fresh produce and virtually no processed sugars or flours. All recipes in this book are dairy and egg free and most are gluten free"--Back cover.

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Normz Waiheke stories  by Norm Stephens

Normz Waiheke stories

Norm Stephens

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"Normz Waiheke Stories are a historical testament to a changing Island. These frank and humorous accounts trace Norm's connection to the island from his childhood memories of visiting Waiheke in the mid forties to the present day. Norm recalls going to dances...

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Dying of the light  by Kit Willett

Dying of the light

Kit Willett

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"Dying of the Light contains fifty new poems retelling Milton's Paradise Lost from a perspective sympathetic to Lucifer. The poems in Willett's debut collection balance the visceral with the visual, the domestic with the divine, and the static with the...

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Droplet  by Sheryl Campbell

Droplet

Sheryl Campbell

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"Droplet uses humour and theatricality to shine a light on sexism, objectification and assault in corporate New Zealand. Campbell's background in commercial photography has allowed her to create sleek, saturated, and arresting imagery."-- Photobooks NZ.

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SS Ventnor  by Keith (Keith R.) author. Gordon

SS Ventnor

Keith (Keith R.) author. Gordon

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"The 2013 discovery of the 1902 shipwreck SS Ventnor off the New Zealand North Island coast created major international media interest and controversy. The ship had been transporting the exhumed remains of 499 Chinese miners to China for reburial. In 2021 the...

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Chathams resurgent  by Hugh Rennie

Chathams resurgent

Hugh Rennie

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"This history covers the 200 years since European contact and the 150 years within that of "British rule." It seeks to explain how the Islands reached the desperate state they were in at 1990. Then it records, in a general way, the first 30 years of the Trust....

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Ben Smith  by Neal Wallace

Ben Smith

Neal Wallace

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"More Than A Game tells Ben Smith's story of playing for a club, a rugby union and a super franchise that has always had to box above its weight to achieve success. Despite that challenge, Ben rose to achieve international recognition by complimenting his...

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Training humans, teaching dogs  by Emily Dustan

Training humans, teaching dogs

Emily Dustan

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"Realism. That's what Emily Dustan delivers with aplomb in her maiden book, Training humans, teaching dogs. Devoid of jargon, the accredited animal behaviour consultant and dog trainer from Auckland outlines how humans can strengthen the bond with their canine...

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For the love of the country  by Alan (Author of For the love of the country) Gibson

For the love of the country

Alan (Author of For the love of the...

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"Collection of photograph, accompanied by extended captions and insightful interviews, is a visual celebration of the New Zealand farmer and the landscape in which they live and work. Put together by one New Zealand's top photojournalists, it tells the stories...

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We came from Hamburg  by Vivienne Ullrich

We came from Hamburg

Vivienne Ullrich

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It is Hamburg, 1920. Abruptly Erna leaves her marriage and her three daughters, and disappears from the family. No one speaks of her again. One by one the other members of the Simon family begin to disappear, with death from natural causes and then as a...

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Anahera  by Emma Kinane

Anahera

Emma Kinane

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"11-year-old Harry Hunter is missing. While they wait for news, Anahera, a newly qualified Māori social worker, supports Harry's distraught parents. But as the hours pass and the situation pushes everyone to their limits, Anahera is forced to take a stand"--

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7 dimensions  by Jean Annan

7 dimensions

Jean Annan

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"7 Dimensions: Children's Emotional Well-being introduces a framework designed to help adults make simple sense of the plethora of information available about young people's feelings, thoughts and ways of responding. Based on up-to-date neuroscience and the...

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Night lark  by Nicky Webber

Night lark

Nicky Webber

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"It's just a Lark until Grace disappears and local authorities stall their investigation. Laura flies to Sicily to uncover who is behind her younger sister's mysterious disappearance. Grace's ability to hide the truth from Laura leads to a series of events...

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The New Zealand seashore guide   by Sally F. (Sally Fraser) Carson

The New Zealand seashore guide

Sally F. (Sally Fraser) Carson

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"This is the ultimate guide to the New Zealand seashore. New Zealand has over 14,000 kilometres of coastline, the tenth longest length of coast in the world, which ranges from sheltered sandy beaches to rocky and rugged wilderness. This geographic diversity...

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Fierce hope

Fierce hope

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"Youth activism has been a defining feature of Aotearoa's recent political landscape. Amidst these unsettling political times haunted by climate change, colonisation, ongoing inequality and the upheaval of the pandemic, the political actions of young New...

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The Women's Suffrage Petition = Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine, 1893.

The Women's Suffrage Petition = Te Petihana Whakamana Pōti Wahine, 1893.

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"In 1893 New Zealand became the first country in the world with universal suffrage: all New Zealand women now had the right to vote. This achievement owed much to an extraordinary document: the 1893 Women's Suffrage Petition. Over 270 metres long, with the...

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Collectors anonymous. 5, Aotearoa New Zealand

Collectors anonymous. 5, Aotearoa New Zealand

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"You're making a great choice in purchasing Collectors Anonymous and we look forward to introducing you to the over 1,500 vintage boutiques, antique stores, secondhand traders, op shops and charity stores contained within its pages. Whether you're looking for...

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The art of Talanoa  by Sitiveni Halapua

The art of Talanoa

Sitiveni Halapua

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Sitiveni Halapua served as Director of the Pacific Islands Development Program at The East-West Center, Hawaii, 1991-2010 and as Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Conference of Leaders and its Standing Committee, 1992-2010. It was in the execution of...

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What your chickens want you to know  by Andrea. author. Graves

What your chickens want you to know

Andrea. author. Graves

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"This book is the ideal handbook for anyone who already has chickens or would really like them. Andrea Graves has a doctorate in animal behaviour science, and using this knowledge, as well as her practical experience with keeping chickens, she has developed an...

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James K. Baxter complete poems  by James K. Baxter

James K. Baxter complete poems

James K. Baxter

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"James K. Baxter, one of New Zealand's greatest poets, began writing poetry when he was a seven-year-old pupil at Brighton Primary School. By the time his first book, Beyond the Palisades, was published when he was eighteen, he had written more than 600 poems....

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Travelling light  by Steve Lowndes

Travelling light

Steve Lowndes

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"Imagine travel in the days before mass tourism, full airliners and clogged cities. Imagine you have no credit card, no phone, no internet cafe ... but you are young, optimistic, carefree, and you have your wits about you. You love nothing more than the thrill...

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Always going home  by Frances Edmond

Always going home

Frances Edmond

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"Always Going Home is the compelling personal story of Frances Edmonds relationship with her beloved, complicated, difficult mother, the award-winning poet Lauris Edmond (1924-2000). This book takes a more intimate look at areas of Lauris's private life than...

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They made me  by Russell Tregonning

They made me

Russell Tregonning

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Late life adventures in London and beyond  by Annemarie Rawson

Late life adventures in London and beyond

Annemarie Rawson

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"At sixty years of age and with wanderlust still coursing through her veins, Annemarie Rawson uproots her husband, Steve, yet again. This time, they move to London, willing to work but eager to see and do as much as they can. Will their age restrict any...

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Going the distance  by Gael Woods

Going the distance

Gael Woods

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From a sole teacher to New Zealand’s largest school, Going the Distance tells the 100-year story of how a correspondence scheme, a “doubtful experiment” became the Department of Education’s Correspondence School and later through a series of remarkable...

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Lost & found  by Zoë Field

Lost & found

Zoë Field

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"Lost & found is a large format, beautiful photographic book that celebrates the joy and beauty of flowers throughout the seasons. A series of detailed and enchanting botanical flat-lays will transport you into the world of 15 imagined creative characters,...

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Wealth plan  by Andrew Nicol

Wealth plan

Andrew Nicol

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"How to Invest in New Zealand Property and retire on real estate. Are you looking to achieve financial freedom? Does the idea of investing in property sound attractive but you don't know where to begin? Andrew Nicol and Ed McKnight have the answers to: get...

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Homeground  by Simon Wilson

Homeground

Simon Wilson

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''A celebration of HomeGround, the Auckland City Mission's unique and visionary wrap-around social services complex, which opened in early 2022 after being a dream for over 20 years''--Back cover.

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Ferry stories of the Hokianga = Ngā kōrero o Hokianga mai I te waka whakawhiti  by Susy Pointon

Ferry stories of the Hokianga = Ngā kōrero o Hokianga mai I te waka whakawhiti

Susy Pointon

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"A new collection of real and fictional stories about the Hokianga ferry ... and some of the more sensational tales are true. The book, Ferry Stories of the Hokianga: Ngā kōrero o Hokianga mai I te waka whakawhiti, was a community project led by local author...

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The redhead gets the gig  by Linn Lorkin

The redhead gets the gig

Linn Lorkin

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"You may have heard Auckland’s beloved ‘Piano Bar Lady’ Linn Lorkin performing live, or reading her racy memoir on National Radio. Standing Room Only recently featured her hilarious recounting of her time with David Lange at Ōtāhuhu College and her subsequent...

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Sounds to sounds official guide  by Jonathan Kennett

Sounds to sounds official guide

Jonathan Kennett

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Sounds to Sounds is a 1,500 km bikepacking route from the Marlborough Sounds to Milford Sound. This guide provides turn-by-turn directions with maps, elevations charts and key services info.

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Gallipoli  by Puawai Cairns

Gallipoli

Puawai Cairns

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"A combination of the creative artistry of Weta Workshop and expert historical research, Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War is one of Te Papa's most popular visitor experiences. This engaging companion book helps readers comprehend the human scale of the...

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How to grow an athlete  by Lea Stening

How to grow an athlete

Lea Stening

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"Every parent's dream 'go to' book to help maximise your child's growth and development and improve both sporting and academic performance. Exploring a wide range of health, food, sporting and academic advice, this ground-breaking book is by dietitian and...

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The deep south  by Andris Apse

The deep south

Andris Apse

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"Andris Apse showcases some of the wildest and most remote spots of southern New Zealand, from the depths of the wild West Coast to the mostly inaccessible Subantarctic islands and as far south as Antarctica. With his exceptional eye and the skill, planning...

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Pic's really good recipe book

Pic's really good recipe book

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"Recipes and more from Pic's Peanut Butter. As well as giving a fabulous range of tasty peanut butter recipes, both sweet and savoury, this book tells stories about how the brand got started. From the early days, when Bruce 'Pic' Picot made his own peanut...

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I love my stupid life  by Albert Cho

I love my stupid life

Albert Cho

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"Writer Albert Cho has lived through a lot already - from the bland suburban Kiwi racism and heady dairy lolly-bag runs of his childhood to sexual abuse; from the lows of disordered eating to the highs of substance addiction; from obscurity to international...

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A bunk for the night  by Shaun Barnett

A bunk for the night

Shaun Barnett

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"A Bunk for the Night is an updated guide to over 200 of the best of New Zealand's backcountry huts. Some can sleep 80 people, while others are tiny two-bunk affairs with not even room to stand up in. They are located in our mountains, on the edges of fiords,...

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Auckland Zoo  by Sarah Ell

Auckland Zoo

Sarah Ell

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"This beautiful book packed with fantastic photography, tells the fascinating story of how the Zoo has evolved from its early days as a 'living museum' into a modern zoo that takes an active role in conserving wildlife in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the...

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New Zealand at the beach  by Terry. author. Moyle

New Zealand at the beach

Terry. author. Moyle

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"In the 1960s and 1970s, going to the beach was in its heyday. Camping grounds were full and at the pictures, surfing movies made being at the beach cooler than ever.Generations of New Zealanders have always included days of golden weather at the beach among...

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Ripe recipes  by Angela Redfern

Ripe recipes

Angela Redfern

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A collection of recipes from Ripe Delicatessen.

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Needles and plastic  by Matthew. author. Goody

Needles and plastic

Matthew. author. Goody

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"Founded in 1981 by Roger Shepherd in Christchurch New Zealand, Flying Nun Records unleashed an extraordinary wave of music that had an impact around the world. Needles and Plastic is the first comprehensive history of the early years of the label and its...

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Seafarers, villagers, townsfolk and immigrants : a history of the Corbett and Anderson families from 1736  by Jeanette De Heer

Seafarers, villagers, townsfolk and immigrants : a history of the Corbett and Anderson families from 1736

Jeanette De Heer

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"...a story of incredible hardships, adventures and everyday happenings - all set within the wider concept of the day. The social changes as villagers with quiet, stable lives move to towns, to sea and to emigration are carefully and accurately documented -...

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Gorse poems  by Chris Holdaway

Gorse poems

Chris Holdaway

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Breakthrough  by Peter Dredge

Breakthrough

Peter Dredge

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"Ann Dredge was a fit, active woman. A keen cyclist and sportswoman. But after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, she became unable to walk or talk and was expected to die within six months. Incredibly, three years later, she's alert and responding to...

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Eat yourself healthy  by Roderick Mulgan

Eat yourself healthy

Roderick Mulgan

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"Advice on healthy living can be overwhelming and is often conflicting. In Eat Yourself Healthy, medical expert Dr Roderick Mulgan sifts through the science and finds fascinating new insights. This special publication, created from the team at NZ Life &...

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The power of wellbeing  by Clive Elliott

The power of wellbeing

Clive Elliott

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The Power of wellbeing is about reassessing our institutions, systems, and values, and re-purposing them in an uncertain post-pandemic world. It is about engineering positive change to achieve a better world "for the people", where most of the population can...

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Seeing clearly  by Charlotte Giblin

Seeing clearly

Charlotte Giblin

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Charlotte Giblin’s second book, Seeing Clearly, is an open invitation for readers of any ilk to be laughout-loud entertained whilst empathetically stirred and sympathetically roused. Narrated by Giblin, the reader is quickly drawn into her early life in...

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A complete absence of wit & wisdom  by Philip Norman

A complete absence of wit & wisdom

Philip Norman

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"A hugely entertaining collection of articles, lyrics and talks from New Zealand composer and author." --Back cover.

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New Zealand gardens to visit  by Juliet Nicholas

New Zealand gardens to visit

Juliet Nicholas

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"Visiting a beautiful garden feeds your soul and lifts your spirits. Here are more than 50 remarkable New Zealand gardens, all of them open to visit"--Publisher information.

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Cook me  by Sam Parish

Cook me

Sam Parish

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"From sandwiches, to schnitties, cakes to crumbles this is a cookbook for a new generation of cooks and eaters who want food stuffed to the absolute brim with flavour whilst also scaled in the amount of effort required This book solves that problem so as to...

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Encountering China

Encountering China

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"December 2022 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of diplomatic relations between China and New Zealand. In 1972, when the communique was signed, it marked the end of New Zealand's keeping China at arm's length, in deference to the United States'...

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Cult trip  by Anke. author. Richter

Cult trip

Anke. author. Richter

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"A leading journalist on cults explores how and why they have had New Zealand in their grips, from Centrepoint to Gloriavale Anke Richter is one of the world's leading journalists on cults. She has researched the aftermath of Centrepoint and exposed other...

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In pursuit of champions  by Keith Woodley

In pursuit of champions

Keith Woodley

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"Author Keith Woodley, as centre manager, has been involved in all aspects of the Trust and its work. In his absorbing and often moving book – part history, part memoir – he charts the life and times of this tiny but mighty voluntary organisation. It's the...

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Belated accolades by Rosalina-Ludmila McCarthy

Belated accolades

Rosalina-Ludmila McCarthy

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Know your guidance  by Linda Dennes

Know your guidance

Linda Dennes

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"Former nurse-turned-healer, Linda Dennes shares what can happen when we each discover our guidance and how little miracles start popping up everywhere! ... Know Your Guidance shares how unseen help from our spirit guides changes the quality of our lives for...

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Ōtari  by Bee. author. Dawson

Ōtari

Bee. author. Dawson

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"Ōtari tells the story of Ōtari-Wilton's Bush, the only botanic garden dedicated solely to the collection and conservation of the plants unique to Aotearoa New Zealand and a native bush reserve with over a hundred hectares of regenerating forest, including...

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An Otago storeman in Solomon Islands  by William Crossan

An Otago storeman in Solomon Islands

William Crossan

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"An Otago Storeman in Solomon Islands reaches from inland South Island of New Zealand across to the Solomon Islands during the 1880s. William Crossan's Otago experience as a versatile storeman with a solid work ethic helped him survive on the Melanesian...

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In memory of travel  by Grant Sheehan

In memory of travel

Grant Sheehan

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"In Memory of Travel takes the reader on a series of journeys, from the Central American coast of Nicaragua, the Okavango Delta in Botswana, and the frozen world of Antarctica to many places in between. Author Grant Sheehan recounts not only the trials,...

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Halfway round the world  by Soghra Habibi

Halfway round the world

Soghra Habibi

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"In this book, a woman tells her powerful story, growing up in an isolated village in Afghanistan, fleeing the Taliban, and dealing with tragedy in New Zealand. Soghra Habibi was born in a rural village in Afghanistan. As a young wife and mother, she and her...

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Vanishing ice  by Lynley Hargreaves

Vanishing ice

Lynley Hargreaves

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"This important new book describes New Zealand's glaciers, and how we have interacted with them. Glaciation has had a huge impact on the shape of the New Zealand landscape. Enormous rivers of ice once flowed out onto the Canterbury Plains, stretched beyond...

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Rakiura  by Rob Brown

Rakiura

Rob Brown

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"Stewart Island/Rakiura is one of our special places, an island that is increasingly cherished by New Zealanders, whose appreciation for its wild character has flourished in recent years. This has inspired the revising of 'Rakiura', the work of leading...

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Empire city  by John E. Martin

Empire city

John E. Martin

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''Empire City: Wellington Becomes the Capital of New Zealand takes Wellington from the first encounter between Māori and the New Zealand Company in Te Whanganui-a-Tara in 1839 to its becoming the Empire City by the 1870s. It tells the story that began with a...

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Home is an island  by Neville Peat

Home is an island

Neville Peat

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"Neville Peat has been a New Zealand writer for over 50 years, and during his working life has visited many of the islands within Aotearoa's marine realm, from the tropics to Antarctica. This book is about these islands, including Stewart Island/Rakiura,...

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Gaylene's take  by Gaylene author. Preston

Gaylene's take

Gaylene author. Preston

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"From one of our very best filmmakers comes a memoir of filmmaking in Aotearoa New Zealand. Gaylene Preston has always sought out the stories that have not yet been told, and in this book she reveals the challenges and sometimes heartbreak that have come with...

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Live Luxe  by Shelley Ferguson

Live Luxe

Shelley Ferguson

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"Both inspiring and practical, Live Luxe offers a step-by-step guide to designing, renovating, and styling your perfect home, by the co-host of The Block and interior designer, Shelley Ferguson. Packed with step-by-step information, Live Luxe shows the reader...

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Learning to be French (and failing)  by Anna Bibby

Learning to be French (and failing)

Anna Bibby

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"Anna Bibby owned a successful art gallery in New Zealand until one day, on holiday in France, she bought a falling-down house in a picturesque medieval village. So began the process of renovating her beautiful old house which, of course, wasn't without its...

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As the Crowe flies  by Steve Holmes

As the Crowe flies

Steve Holmes

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"From Trevor Crowe's childhood escapades growing up in a working-class Christchurch neighbourhood, to his formative years in and around the motor trade, and his long list of successes, achievements and the challenges faced along the way, As the Crowe Flies...

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Experience New Zealand  by Brett Atkinson

Experience New Zealand

Brett Atkinson

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"Inside Lonely Planet's Experience New Zealand: Unique experiences to string together an unforgettable trip Inspiring full-colour travel photography and maps throughout Highlights and trip builders to help tailor a trip to your personal needs and interests...

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Bit part actor  by Frank Edwards

Bit part actor

Frank Edwards

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"An honest and humorous first-hand account of what it takes to be a creative in Aotearoa: being versatile, working hard, making connections and hoping the small opportunities turn into bigger ones. Frank Edwards has one of those faces Kiwis recognise. A...

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In this body  by Ruby (Ruby Alice Rose) Jones

In this body

Ruby (Ruby Alice Rose) Jones

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"A beautiful illustrated book for every human being. Everyone is on their own journey, but the world can be hard to navigate - especially when we don't feel at home in our own skin. Ruby Jones offers little reminders to be kind to ourselves, to appreciate all...

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Centred  by Richard (Counsellor) Black

Centred

Richard (Counsellor) Black

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"Many people wish their life was different. They wish they were not so sensitive or controlled by their emotions; they wish their relationships were more loving or that they were able to be more assertive; that they did not struggle with certain habits or...

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Comrade  by Cybele Locke

Comrade

Cybele Locke

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"Bill Andersen was one of the most significant figures in New Zealand’s trade union movement in the later twentieth century. Cybele Locke’s biography recovers the relationships between communism and working class trade unionism during World War Two and the...

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The best of e-Tangata. Volume two

The best of e-Tangata. Volume two

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"A thought-provoking set of Māori, Pasifika, and tangata Tiriti writers combine in this celebration of some of the best writing from E-Tangata. Traverse a landscape of contemporary and historical issues through the lens of a mother's loss, a man's hard-won...

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Marco Polo  by Tony Armit

Marco Polo

Tony Armit

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"In 1951, an 18-year-old Kiwi lad named Tony Armit decided to build a 28-foot wooden yacht. Three years later, he christened her Marco Polo, then with a former school rugby mate, Brian 'Tig' Loe, set sail from Auckland on an epic voyage... and whatever...

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Possessions  by Nicholas Thomas

Possessions

Nicholas Thomas

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The arts of Africa, Oceania and Native America famously inspired twentieth-century modernist artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Ernst. The politics of such stimulus, however, have long been highly contentious: was this a cross-cultural discovery to be...

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Selling Britishness  by Felicity Barnes

Selling Britishness

Felicity Barnes

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Finding a way to live  by Hoki compiler. Perano

Finding a way to live

Hoki compiler. Perano

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"A handful of ex-whalers helped to complete a scrapbook-type collection of their stories, photos, and other interesting data. The contents of that scrapbook, along with some additional photographs, have now been compiled into Finding a Way to Live" --Back...

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NZ surf  by Warren Hawke

NZ surf

Warren Hawke

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"NZ Surf: Windows is the fourth book in Warren Hawke’s NZ Surf series, [it] ... celebrates all aspects of our Kiwi surfing community. From our rich surfing history, longboarding, shortboarding, the elder states-people to the frothing grub. Warren's spectacular...

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Mountains, volcanoes, coasts and caves  by Bruce W. (Bruce William) Hayward

Mountains, volcanoes, coasts and caves

Bruce W. (Bruce William) Hayward

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"From Whakaari / White Island and Huka Falls to the Moeraki Boulders and Milford Sound, Aotearoa New Zealand overflows with extraordinary landforms and other natural features.This is not a random quirk of nature, but a result of the unique and complex...

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Secrets of the sea  by Robert Vennell

Secrets of the sea

Robert Vennell

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"An illuminating tour through the native sea creatures of Aotearoa, by the bestselling author of The Meaning of Trees Secrets of the Sea is a fascinating introduction to New Zealand’s fish and shellfish, weaving together history, biology and culture to reveal...

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The world we knew  by Vonney Allan

The world we knew

Vonney Allan

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"The good thing about living in New Zealand in the 1930's to the 1960's was the relatively simple, safe, and reassuring attitudes of our people. We had no choice other than to be self-sufficient and creative because of our isolation, which continues to lead us...

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Downfall  by Paul Diamond

Downfall

Paul Diamond

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"1920 New Zealanders were shocked by the news that the brilliant, well-connected mayor of genteel Whanganui had shot a young gay poet, D'Arcy Cresswell, who he thought was blackmailing him. They were then riveted by the trial that followed. Mackay was...

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My American chair  by Elizabeth Smither

My American chair

Elizabeth Smither

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"White lies, hip replacements and ballet with a sawhorse. Parisian drycleaners and the brush of the grass in Central Park. In My American Chair, Elizabeth Smither leads us through serendipitous encounters, the uncanny in the ordinary, the intricacies of...

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Her patient fight  by Catie Nettlingham

Her patient fight

Catie Nettlingham

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To spread hope, I write. To help others, I write. For wellness, for stability, I write. My words are a calming therapy. This book is for anyone who is experiencing or has experienced a mental health wobble. It's the story of someone who lives with and manages...

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Proof

Proof

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"A superb showcase of some of the best examples of contemporary fine art printmaking in Aotearoa New Zealand today."--

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The RNZ cookbook

The RNZ cookbook

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"An authoritative and above all useful cookbook from New Zealand’s favourite broadcaster, featuring 180 trusted (and tested) recipes hand-picked from the thousands of delicious recipes that have featured on RNZ shows such as Nine to Noon, Afternoons and...

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Pakeha ta moko by Trevor Bentley

Pakeha ta moko

Trevor Bentley

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"Explore the hidden history of European men and women traditionally tattooed by Maori. In Pakeha ta moko, Trevor Bentley examines the extent and significance of Maori and Pakeha tattoo exchange both on ship and shore between the 1790s and 1840s. He uncovers...

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