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She is not your rehab by Matt (Mataio Faafetai Malietoa) Brown

She is not your rehab

Matt (Mataio Faafetai Malietoa) Bro...

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"Mataio (Matt) Faafetai Malietoa Brown offers the men in his barbershop a haircut with a difference: a safe space to be seen and heard without judgement. As the creator of My Fathers Barbers, Matt has inspired a new generation of New Zealand men to break...

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138 dates by Rebekah Campbell

138 dates

Rebekah Campbell

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"What will it take to follow your dream? On the outside, Rebekah Campbell has an enviable life. At thirty-five, she is founder of hot Sydney start-up Posse.com, she writes one of Australia's most popular blogs and she gives inspirational talks at con...

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The dressmakers of Auschwitz by Lucy Adlington

The dressmakers of Auschwitz

Lucy Adlington

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"At the height of the Holocaust twenty-five young inmates of the infamous Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, mainly Jewish women and girls, were selected to design, cut, and sew beautiful fashions for elite Nazi women in a dedicated salon. It was...

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Alpha by David Philipps

Alpha

David Philipps

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"A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter uncovers the story of the shocking rise and fall of a decorated Navy SEAL accused of war crimes, the fellow SEALs who turned him in, and the court martial that captivated the nation. After nearly twenty years of mil...

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All in by Billie Jean King

All in

Billie Jean King

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"An intimate self-portrait encompassing the life, times, and career of one of the most transformative individuals -- let alone athletes -- of recent times. Journeying from a blue-collar childhood to shatter tennis's exclusive country-club culture, Billie...

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Labour saving by M. J. (Michael John) Cullen

Labour saving

M. J. (Michael John) Cullen

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"In this ... memoir, Hon. Sir Michael Cullen describes his lengthy political career, including his major economic policies. Among the many highlights are the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, also known as the Cullen Fund; KiwiSaver; and the Working f...

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The cancer companion by Toni Lindsay

The cancer companion

Toni Lindsay

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"A cancer diagnosis has more than physical effects; it can cause a torrent of unexpected, unfamiliar emotions felt by both the patient and those who care for them. The Cancer Companion is a compassionate, down-to-earth guide for those navigating thes...

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How to get a good job after 50 by Rupert French

How to get a good job after 50

Rupert French

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"These days, more and more people are looking to stay in the workforce longer and are seeking satisfying, fulfilling jobs. How to Get a Good Job After 50 is a step-by-step guide to finding and winning the sort of job older employees want to have! In ...

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The hundred years' war by Jamie Wall

The hundred years' war

Jamie Wall

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"The Hundred Years' War is the story of the intense competition between the All Blacks and Springboks over the past 100 years, the games they've played and the battles that have raged from Parliaments to the streets. It's an examination of two cultures...

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Love lockdown by Elizabeth Greenwood

Love lockdown

Elizabeth Greenwood

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"What is it like to fall in love with someone in prison? Over the course of five years, Elizabeth Greenwood followed the ups and downs of five couples who met during incarceration. In Love Lockdown, she pulls back the curtain on the lives of the husbands...

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Searching for Charlotte by Kate Forsyth

Searching for Charlotte

Kate Forsyth

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In 1841, Australia's first children's book was published, the anonymous writer known only as 'a lady long resident in New South Wales'. The identity of the author was one of the most puzzling literary mysteries until 1981, when she was finally given a...

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Killing the mob by Bill O'Reilly

Killing the mob

Bill O'Reilly

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"O’Reilly and co-author Martin Dugard trace the brutal history of 20th century organised crime in the United States, and expertly plumb the history of this nation’s most notorious serial robbers, conmen, murderers and especially, mob family bosses. C...

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Come fly the world by Julia Cooke

Come fly the world

Julia Cooke

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"Required to have a college education, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet-age stewardess serving on Pan Am between 1966 and 1975 also had to be between 5′3" and 5′9", between 105 and 140 pounds, and...

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Elizabeth & Margaret by Andrew Morton

Elizabeth & Margaret

Andrew Morton

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"They were the closest of sisters and the best of friends. But when, in a quixotic twist of fate, their uncle Edward VIII decided to abdicate the throne, the dynamic between Elizabeth and Margaret was dramatically altered. Forever more, Margaret would...

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When Harry met Minnie by Martha Teichner

When Harry met Minnie

Martha Teichner

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"A memoir of love and loss, of being in the right place at the right time, and of the mysterious ways a beloved pet can bring people together, from CBS Sunday Morning News correspondent and multi-Emmy-Award-winning Martha Teichner. There are true fairy...

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A life on our planet by David Attenborough

A life on our planet

David Attenborough

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"See the world. Then make it better. I am 94. I've had an extraordinary life. It's only now that I appreciate how extraordinary. As a young man, I felt I was out there in the wild, experiencing the untouched natural world - but it was an illusion. The...

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Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Untamed

Glennon Doyle

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"There is a voice of longing inside every woman. We strive so mightily to be good: good mothers, daughters, partners, employees, citizens, and friends. We believe all this striving will make us feel alive. Instead, it leaves us feeling weary, stuck,....

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Remember by Lisa Genova

Remember

Lisa Genova

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"A fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories, from the Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alice. Have you ever felt a crushing wave of panic when...

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On tyranny by Timothy Snyder

On tyranny

Timothy Snyder

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"The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans...

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Where the light enters by Jill Biden

Where the light enters

Jill Biden

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"This is the story of how Jill built a family of her own: from seeking small moments of joy, to balancing the family's needs with her personal and professional goals, to forming traditions that helped carry them through tragedy - all with the support...

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Aftershocks by Nadia Owusu

Aftershocks

Nadia Owusu

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"Nadia Owusu grew up all over the world--from Rome and London to Dar-es-Salaam and Kampala. When her mother abandoned her when she was two years old, the rejection caused Nadia to be confused about her identity. Even after her father died when she was...

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Everything is fine by Vince Granata

Everything is fine

Vince Granata

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"Vince Granata remembers standing in front of his suburban home in Connecticut the day his mother and father returned from the hospital with his three new siblings in tow. He had just finished scrawling their names in orange chalk on the driveway: Ch...

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Between two worlds by Emma Outteridge

Between two worlds

Emma Outteridge

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"Emma Outteridge was born into the America's Cup world and spent her twenties running Louis Vuitton's international sailing hospitality program. While rubbing shoulders with celebrity athletes and billionaire sponsors had its charms, over time Emma c...

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Times like these by Michelle Langstone

Times like these

Michelle Langstone

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"Childhood, family and death; anxiety and release; grief and the hope of new life: these are some of the themes that underpin Michelle Langstone's debut collection of personal essays. Tender, poignant and moving but never sentimental, these elegant essays...

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From the centre by Patricia Grace

From the centre

Patricia Grace

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"With photographs and quotes from her many, hugely loved books, Patricia Grace begins with her grandparents and parents and takes us through her childhood, her education, marriage and up to the present day in this touching and self-deprecating story of...

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Icebound by Andrea Pitzer

Icebound

Andrea Pitzer

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"The human story has always been one of perseverance-often against remarkable odds. The most astonishing survival tale of all might be that of 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents and his crew of sixteen, who ventured farther north than any Eu...

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A year at the chateau by Dick Strawbridge

A year at the chateau

Dick Strawbridge

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Like many couples, Dick and Angel had long dreamed of living in France. But where others might settle for a modest bolthole in the French countryside, the Strawbridges fell in love with a 19th-century fairytale chateau, complete with 45 rooms, 7 outb...

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The day the Nazis came by Stephen R. Matthews

The day the Nazis came

Stephen R. Matthews

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"By the time he was six, Stephen had been bombarded by the Luftwaffe and deported from occupied Guernsey, along with his family, to a prison camp in the heart of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. He had seen men die in front of him, walked with Jews straight...

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The beauty of living twice by Sharon Stone

The beauty of living twice

Sharon Stone

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"She was one of the most renowned actresses in the world-until a massive stroke cost her not only her health, but her career, family, fortune, and global fame. In The Beauty of Living Twice, Sharon Stone chronicles her efforts to rebuild her life, and...

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Stampede by Brian Castner

Stampede

Brian Castner

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"In 1897, the United States was mired in the worst economic depression that the country had yet endured. So when all the newspapers announced gold was to be found in wildly enriching quantities at the Klondike River region of the Yukon, a mob of econ...

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Women in white coats by Olivia M. Campbell

Women in white coats

Olivia M. Campbell

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"In the early 1800s, women were dying in large numbers from treatable diseases because they avoided receiving medical care. Examinations performed by male doctors were often demeaning and even painful. In addition, women faced stigma from illness – a...

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The secret life of groceries by Benjamin Lorr

The secret life of groceries

Benjamin Lorr

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"In this page-turning exposé, author Benjamin Lorr pulls back the curtain on this highly secretive industry. Combining deep sourcing, immersive reporting, and sharp, often laugh-out-loud prose, Lorr leads a wild investigation, asking what does it take...

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Wintering by Katherine May

Wintering

Katherine May

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"Wintering is a season in the cold. It is a fallow period in life when you're cut off from the world, feeling rejected, sidelined, blocked from progress, or cast into the role of an outsider. However it arrives, wintering is usually involuntary, lonely...

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Empire of pain by Patrick Radden Keefe

Empire of pain

Patrick Radden Keefe

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"The Sackler name adorns the walls of many storied institutions – Harvard, the Metropolitan Museum of Art – Oxford – the Louvre. They are one of the richest families in the world, known for their lavish donations in the arts and the sciences. The source...

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Bletchley Park's secret source by Peter Hore

Bletchley Park's secret source

Peter Hore

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The World War II codebreaking station at Bletchley is well known and its activities documented in detail. Its decryption capabilities were vital to the war effort, significantly aiding the Allied victory. But where did the messages being deciphered come...

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The comfort book by Matt Haig

The comfort book

Matt Haig

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THE COMFORT BOOK is a collection of little islands of hope. It gathers consolations and stories that give new ways of seeing ourselves and the world. Matt Haig's mix of philosophy, memoir and self-reflection builds on the wisdom of philosophers and s...

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The misadventures of Polly Gillespie by Polly Gillespie

The misadventures of Polly Gillespie

Polly Gillespie

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"Polly Gillespie walks the reader through some of the ups and downs of life, with advice and warnings. She has been on radio and in magazines continuously since 1991. With empathy, self-deprecation and experience, she hopes to make you feel better about...

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Grief on the run by Julie Zarifeh

Grief on the run

Julie Zarifeh

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"Julie Zarifeh shares her tragic story of the double whammy of her 27-year-old son Sam dying in a whitewater rafting accident just 16 days after her 60-year-old husband, Paul, died of pancreatic cancer. The loss of her beloved husband and son threw Julie...

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Her say

Her say

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"In 2012, Jackie Clark launched The Aunties, a grassroots charity helping women to rebuild their lives after a period of trauma. She quit her job, turning her back on her comfortable life, to focus on The Aunties full-time, becoming Aunty in Charge a...

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The mirror book by Charlotte Grimshaw

The mirror book

Charlotte Grimshaw

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"Brave, explosive, and thought-provoking, this is a powerful memoir. 'It's material, make a story out of it,' was the mantra Charlotte Grimshaw grew up with in her literary family. But when her life suddenly turned upside-down, she needed to re-examine...

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Gangland by Jared Savage

Gangland

Jared Savage

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"Inside New Zealand's underworld of organised crime. New Zealand is now one of the most lucrative illicit drug markets in the world. Organised crime is about making money. It's a business. But over the past 20 years, the dealers have graduated from m...

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My mother and other secrets by Wendyl Nissen

My mother and other secrets

Wendyl Nissen

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"Wendyl's mother suffered from Alzheimer's, and during her last days she told Wendyl the most amazing stories of her life. It was as if her failing memory was delving back into the past in one final desperate attempt for it to be remembered. Being adopted...

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Labours of love by Madeleine Bunting

Labours of love

Madeleine Bunting

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"An authoritative and deeply reflective investigation into the crisis of care in the UK, with a clarion call for change, from the award-winning author and journalist. We're facing a crisis in care likely to affect every one of us over the course of our...

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Wings over water by Jonathan Glancey

Wings over water

Jonathan Glancey

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"Announced in 1912, the Schneider Trophy was a series of glamorous air contests, popularly known as races, that captivated both sides of the Atlantic. While there were many other aviation competitions, the Schneider proved to be, after a rocky start,...

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The doctors Blackwell by Janice P. Nimura

The doctors Blackwell

Janice P. Nimura

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"The vivid biography of two pioneering sisters who, together, became America's first female doctors and transformed New York's medical establishment by creating a hospital by and for women. Elizabeth Blackwell believed from an early age that she was ...

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Family trusts by Martin Hawes

Family trusts

Martin Hawes

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"In 2021, The Trusts Act 2019 comes into force. This is the first major trust law reform in New Zealand in 70 years. Many of the key changes are aimed at making trust law more accessible to both lawyers and the public, strengthening the ability of...

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Black hands by Martin Van Beynen

Black hands

Martin Van Beynen

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"This is the story of a mass-murder that divided a nation. It began in a rickety old house on a cold June morning in 1994, where five members of a seemingly ordinary New Zealand family were gunned down.There were two suspects. One lay dead from a single...

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Zen heart by Mark Vette

Zen heart

Mark Vette

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"The famous animal behaviourist and trainer who captured global attention with 'Dogs Who Drive Cars' and 'Dogs Who Fly Planes' is not just an animal maestro. He's a longtime Buddhist, who brings to his relationships with animals a true emotional bond,...

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Aroha by Hinemoa Elder

Aroha

Hinemoa Elder

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"Through 52 whakatauki - traditional Māori life lessons - Māori psychiatrist Dr Hinemoa Elder shares the power of Aroha and explores how it could help us all every day ... The 52 life lessons are arranged into 4 chapters that introduce the different,...

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The dark is light enough by Vincent O'Sullivan

The dark is light enough

Vincent O'Sullivan

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"Ralph Hotere (Te Aupouri and Te Rarawa; 1931-2013) was one of Aotearoa's most significant modern artists. Hotere invited the poet, novelist and biographer Vincent O'Sullivan to write his life story in 2005. Now, this book - the result of years of research...

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Jacinda Ardern by Madeleine Chapman

Jacinda Ardern

Madeleine Chapman

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"New Zealand's prime minister has been hailed as a leader for a new generation, tired of inaction in the face of issues such as climate change and far-right terrorism. Her grace and compassion following the Christchurch mosque shooting captured the w...

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Speed kings by John (John Arthur Charles) Smailes

Speed kings

John (John Arthur Charles) Smailes

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"Winning the Indianapolis 500, the greatest spectacle in motorsport, has been a quest for Australians and New Zealanders since the first race in 1911. Seventeen have tried and two have succeeded: Scott Dixon in 2008 and Will Power in 2018. Rupert Jef...

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The 52 week project by Lauren Keenan

The 52 week project

Lauren Keenan

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"It was winter. Lauren Keenan was separated from her husband, lonely, and miserable. Then came the Night of 27 Rejections of Doom: asking 27 people to hang out one Friday night, and every single person saying no. Her attempts to console herself by going...

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Down South by Bruce Ansley

Down South

Bruce Ansley

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"In Down South, writer Bruce Ansley goes on a journey of rediscovery, back to his beloved South Island. From Curio Bay in Southland to Totaranui in Golden Bay, this is both a provocative history and a vast expedition across the land once known as Mid...

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The Covid chronicles by Paul Little

The Covid chronicles

Paul Little

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"The dramatic story of New Zealand's response to a global pandemic. For the first time in history, on 15 March 2020 the New Zealand government closed the country's borders. What followed was a story unprecedented in almost every way imaginable. Featu...

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The quick and the dead by Cynric Temple-Camp

The quick and the dead

Cynric Temple-Camp

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"A dead body without a trace of trauma; alien parasites; worms of the brain; crocodile attacks; bizarre eating disorders and surgical puzzles. Pathologist, former medical officer and self-confessed death-aficionado Cynric Temple-Camp's compelling stories...

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Tough country by Mike Bellamy

Tough country

Mike Bellamy

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"Tall tales of New Zealand bushmen, tradies and back-country rogues. Mike Bellamy's father Barry is as tough as they come. Widely credited as the inspiration for Barry Crump's back-country character Sam Cash, Barry was a roving worker in rural North ...

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I'm in a United State by Paul Henry

I'm in a United State

Paul Henry

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"Despite his best intentions, Paul Henry has written his third book. It's a charming and eccentric ramble through the United States and back to New Zealand during the Covid-19 pandemic. There are two weddings, an election, a new TV show and his love ...

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Guiding lights by Shona Riddell

Guiding lights

Shona Riddell

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"Discover the stories of remarkable lighthouse women through the ages, and the myths and legends that surround them. Women have a long history of keeping the lights burning, from tending ancient altar flames or bonfires to modern-day lighthouse keeping....

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Taking the punches by Mike (Boxing promoter) Edwards

Taking the punches

Mike (Boxing promoter) Edwards

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"A story of the cut-throat world of promoting in New Zealand boxing, from the 1960s to the modern era, as told by legendary trainer and promoter Mike Edwards. 'Who would want to be a boxing promoter? It's like being on a treadmill you can't get off, as...

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Billy T by Matt Elliott

Billy T

Matt Elliott

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"Billy T James was a larger-than-life comedian who gave us some of our best belly laughs, creating enduring characters as he poked the borax at race relations in New Zealand. His characters were Kiwi through and through and we loved him for it. When he...

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With my little eye by Sandra Hogan

With my little eye

Sandra Hogan

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"Growing up in the 1950s, the three Doherty children were trained by their parents to memorise car number plates, to spot unusual behaviour on the street, and most important of all, to avoid drawing attention to themselves. The children became unwitting...

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Sleep easy by Bernice Tuffery

Sleep easy

Bernice Tuffery

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"Bad sleep sucks. Sleep deficiency defies our biology and sabotages our days. Yet more than a third of us struggle to get to sleep or stay asleep at night. We can shake off the odd sleepless night, but when sleep difficulties persist, things start to...

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