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In 140 full-colour pages, the book takes readers on the journey of the country’s best-known club, highlighting its role in life-saving and sporting innovation. It brings back memories of the personalities and the action-packed history of the club.
Bob Harvey takes us on a personal odyssey in this book. It is the intimate story of the west coast between the spectacular Manukau and Kaipara harbours, where sea collides with land and rainforest cloaks the hills.
Written from first-hand experience, it brings to life the early years of Karekare and neighbouring farming and logging settlements, at a time when car and air travel were starting to end the isolation of these stunning locations.
This book collects the voices of generations of lifeguards. With tales of brave rescues, competition success, club camaraderie, and many reflections on the bond that the 'clubbies' have with the special, spiritual landscape that is Karekare.
Laced with personal anecdotes, sailing experiences and the historical interaction between Māori and Pākeha, this book is an intriguing account of the Hauraki Gulf. If you love the sea, boats and the Hauraki Gulf islands, you will love this book.
The Hauraki Gulf is a region of exceptional natural beauty and abundant recreational opportunities. This book is an informative and handy guide for visitors and locals alike.
Matiatia Bay is the gateway to Waiheke Island. For centuries it has been the landing place for travellers in the Hauraki Gulf. Waiheke residents, urban planners, and the Auckland Council all have a keen interest in what happens next.
This new book is a tourist’s dream guide with ample colour photographs and maps, all covering the island's geography, people, history, conservation and commerce. It includes winemaking, transport, real estate and tourism.
Thirty minutes away by air from Auckland. Its Māori name 'Aotea' seems to indicate a new world, a new beginning, and that it was indeed when first discovered by early Polynesian explorers. This book describes its history since those ancient times.
Over 100 years of surf lifesaving in New Zealand, chronicled and illustrated in this first book about a sport that has involved and engaged Kiwis for decades. The book traces the clubs from the early days through to the present day.
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