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Of horses and men  by Frans Jansen

Of horses and men

Frans Jansen

Book

"Step into a farrier’s boots and experience funny, thrilling, sad and unusual stories featuring a host of lively characters, both equine and human. Whether you’re a true-blooded horse-person or are simply interested in people and their animals, you will...

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Running on empty  by Richard Vernall

Running on empty

Richard Vernall

Book

"Running on Empty reviews the incidence of youth suicide (14-25 years) since the 1980s in New Zealand, the cost of youth suicide to society, the incidence of mental health in young New Zealanders and the prescription of antidepressants to combat depression...

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Wings  by Avi Pranish

Wings

Avi Pranish

Book

This is a collection of poems that explores the journey of a young man growing up in the island paradise of Fiji, then immigrating to New Zealand. These are feelings and reflections captured over thirty years exploring love, pain, heartbreak, emptiness,...

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Busted!  by Ron McQuilter

Busted!

Ron McQuilter

Book

"Busted looks at the intriguing world of investigating numerous complex cases in New Zealand and how technology has helped (and sometimes hampered) successful outcomes. All the cases contained in Busted di happen, and the reader will probably remember...

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The high road  by Laura Tingle

The high road

Laura Tingle

Book

"Australia and New Zealand are often considered close cousins. But why, despite being so close, do we know so little about each other? And is there such a thing as national character? In this wise and illuminating essay, Laura Tingle looks at leaders...

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With the wind behind us by Matt Elliott

With the wind behind us

Matt Elliott

eBook

From red socks to kauri yachts, these are the stories that made us a sailing nation Stretching back to the Pacific navigators and the great migrations from Polynesia to the humble 'P' class dinghy and the world-beating success of Team New Zealand: With...

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Sun, moon and stars  by Juliet Batten

Sun, moon and stars

Juliet Batten

Book

Juliet Batten guided her family and others for over two years, celebrating eight markers in the seasonal cycle. Her account, together with those of her contributors, results in a book that is inspiring and practical. By following the simple steps she...

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The handbook of New Zealand mammals

The handbook of New Zealand mammals

Book

The Handbook of New Zealand Mammals is the only definitive reference on all the land-breeding mammals recorded in the New Zealand region (including the New Zealand sector of Antarctica). It lists 65 species, including native and exotic, wild and feral,...

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The warm sun on my face  by Trevor Auger

The warm sun on my face

Trevor Auger

Book

"Despite what happened at Lord's in 2019, New Zealand has won a Cricket World Cup. It was at Lincoln in December 2000 that New Zealand beat Australia to win the Women's World Cup. The first recorded cricket match in New Zealand between teams of women...

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Destitute gourmet  by Sophie Gray

Destitute gourmet

Sophie Gray

Book

It has been a tough year, and many households have found themselves on reduced incomes. But just because you are on a new and tighter budget, doesn't mean you have to live off two-minute noodles. Sophie Gray has developed a huge collection of lower-c...

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Between each step  by Patrice La Vigne

Between each step

Patrice La Vigne

Book

"Shedding years of societal conditioning that dictates school, work and life, Patrice and Justin La Vigne do their best to maintain a nomadic whimsy. However, this nontraditional life presents just as many moments of joy and grace as moments of stress...

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Best day walks New Zealand  by Craig McLachlan

Best day walks New Zealand

Craig McLachlan

Book

Lonely Planet Best Day Walks New Zealand is your passport to 60 easy escapes into nature. Stretch your legs away from the city by picking a walk that works for you, from just a couple of hours to a full day, from easy to hard. Wind your way around vo...

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Confessions of a male nurse  by Michael (Nurse) Alexander

Confessions of a male nurse

Michael (Nurse) Alexander

Book

"From stampeding nudes to inebriated teenagers, Michael Alexander never knew what he was getting himself into. But now, sixteen years since he first launched into his nursing career - as the only man in a gynaecology ward - he's pretty much dealt wit...

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Into the unknown by Ian Trafford

Into the unknown

Ian Trafford

eBook

A personal account of WWI from the diaries of a Gisborne farm boy, shaped into a gripping narrative by the diarist's grandson 100 years later. Follow Alick as he moves from his last night on the farm in early 1916, through enshipment and training, then...

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This farming life by Tim Saunders

This farming life

Tim Saunders

eBook

The joys and the harsh realities of farm life, from a writer whose family has farmed the same piece of land for five generations. 'An unsentimental yet lyrical love letter to the land, and the humans and animals who inhabit it, this extraordinary mem...

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New Zealanders by Thomas Sainsbury

New Zealanders

Thomas Sainsbury

eBook

"A guide to the weird and wonderful inhabitants of New Zealand, and the places you'll find them. After years of mimicking celebrities and Kiwi stereotypes on social media, comedian Tom Sainsbury has compiled all his favourite character types into a book....

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The captain's run by Gregor Paul

The captain's run

Gregor Paul

eBook

How the captains of the last 50 years have gone about leading the world's most successful rugby team. The job of All Blacks captain comes with a scrutiny that puts it alongside the prime minister in terms of profile and public expectation. It takes a...

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Bella by Annabel Langbein

Bella

Annabel Langbein

eBook

"For the first time, Annabel Langbein, New Zealand's most popular cookbook author, writes about her remarkable life and how food has shaped it, highlighting some of the recipes that have resonated most strongly with her over the years. From her child...

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What we heard from affected whānau, survivors and witnesses.

What we heard from affected whānau, survivors and witnesses.

Book

"We want to start by expressing our deepest condolences to whānau of the 51 shuhada, and the survivors and witnesses of the terrorist attack and their whānau. Throughout our inquiry you have been at the centre of our thinking. We knew the importance of...

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Summary of submissions.

Summary of submissions.

Book

"One of the primary purposes of our inquiry was to present an independent and authoritative report so that the government can reassure New Zealanders that all appropriate measures are being taken to keep them safe. To do that, we needed to hear from....

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Ko tō tātou kāinga tēnei

Ko tō tātou kāinga tēnei

Book

"Ko tō tātou kāinga tēnei is a comprehensive response to the Royal Commission's Terms of Reference. The report was presented to the Governor-General on 26 November 2020. The Minister of Internal Affairs presented the report to Parliament on 8 December...

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Letters to young people  by Glenn Colquhoun

Letters to young people

Glenn Colquhoun

Book

In this collection of poetry Glenn Colquhoun writes to the young people he works with at the Horowhenua Health Service. Tender and poignant, wondering and wry, here his words become small scissors, knives, bandages and balms. Gathered together they r...

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Building hope together  by Greg Knowles

Building hope together

Greg Knowles

Book

"In 1981, a group of people in Glen Eden, Auckland, began to talk about something positive they could do to meet the needs of their community. One idea was to establish a drop-in centre in the dilapidated local railway station which they were able to...

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Retro reds to the rescue  by A. W. (Anthony William) Hurst

Retro reds to the rescue

A. W. (Anthony William) Hurst

Book

"Currently, Wellington suburban train services are operated by Matangi electric multiple-units, all virtually visibly identical. But as recently as 2011 there was a wide variety of electric units in use, as well as one set of locomotive-hauled carria...

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New Zealand coastlines  by Darryl Torckler

New Zealand coastlines

Darryl Torckler

Book

"A pictorial book of New Zealand’s coastlines, featuring the stunning images of innovative photography of Darryl Torckler, with text commentary from Gillian Torckler. Divided geographically, the photographed areas include: North: Bay of Islands to the...

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The letters of Dennis Glover

The letters of Dennis Glover

Book

"Oh Christ, a bloody 1/2 witted student, for purposes of an essay, has just come in to ask me what I and Baxter write verse for, and if we mean what we say, or is there something deeper; could we write better verse in England, or here; or do the critics...

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The hurt  by Dylan Hartley

The hurt

Dylan Hartley

Book

Rugby hurts. It demands mental resilience and resistance to pain. It explores character, beyond a capacity to endure punishment. Dylan Hartley, one of England's most successful captains, tells a story of hard men and harsh truths. From the sixteen-ye...

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Dreaming of thee  by Terry Dixon

Dreaming of thee

Terry Dixon

Book

In 2017, a cache of WW2 letters opened a window to the lives of the author's gran, great-gran and their two sons who were close in age. The elder, Uncle Cully headed off as a pilot and was soon followed into the RNZAF by his nephew, Terry Dixon. This...

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Encounters.... and collisions  by Gordon McLauchlan

Encounters.... and collisions

Gordon McLauchlan

Book

"In 25 engaging and provocative essays, Gordon McLauchlan writes about people, illustrious and unknown, he has rubbed up against since his Press Gallery days in Wellington in the early 1950s. He provides insights into a kaleidoscope of human nature -...

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Behind the silver fern  by Tony Johnson

Behind the silver fern

Tony Johnson

Book

This is a complete history of the All Blacks told by the players themselves. From the legendary 1905 "Originals" to Richie McCaw's record-breaking back-to-back World Cup champions of 2015, this is the history of the All Blacks as they have never been...

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Kid-friendly Auckland

Kid-friendly Auckland

Book

Discover more than 100 of the best kid-friendly adventures that Auckland has to offer. Clamber up ancient volcanoes, squelch through tidal mudflats, walk through bush-clad gorges or picnic on Hauraki Gulf islands - it's all in here! This essential fa...

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Down south by Bruce Ansley

Down south

Bruce Ansley

eBook

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 Middle...

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Guide to New Zealand gin 2020  by George Grbich

Guide to New Zealand gin 2020

George Grbich

Book

This publication features around 95 gins from 36 brands around New Zealand. Each entry includes information about the distillery, botanicals, tasting notes, serving suggestions and awards.

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Collectors anonymous. 4, Aotearoa New Zealand

Collectors anonymous. 4, Aotearoa New Zealand

Book

"In almost every town nationwide you will find an op shop, second hand/ recycled goods store, antiques shop or auction house and this book is your guide to some of the best New Zealand has to offer. Many of these stores cannot be found on the net, some...

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Niue rising by Toke Talogi

Niue rising

Toke Talogi

eBook

"This is a biography of Sir Toke Tufukia Talagi and his life from a small island in the Pacific to a knight of the realm. It covers his life work and his experiences as a businessman and into politics and the premiership. He was a reluctant politician...

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Birds of New Zealand  by Melissa Boardman

Birds of New Zealand

Melissa Boardman

Book

A whistling of whio? A loot of weka? A tussock of takahe? These collective nouns reveal something about the character of our birds, so we can get to know them better. Birds of New Zealand: Collective Nouns also contains information on how our birds live,...

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The healthy Kiwi student  by Emily Martin

The healthy Kiwi student

Emily Martin

Book

"Hey, there’s no denying it: student life can be tough. Staying on top of your classwork and passing exams is challenging enough, let alone figuring out how to cook yummy flat meals, managing your finances and keeping yourself fit and mentally healthy....

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I'm in a United State by Paul Henry

I'm in a United State

Paul Henry

eBook

Paul Henry reflects on his life and times in this homage to the land of the slightly shabby stars and stripes.

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Dr Tokilupe Taumoepeau  by David Riley

Dr Tokilupe Taumoepeau

David Riley

Book

"Dr Tokilupe Taumoepeau made history when she became New Zealand's first female vascular surgeon. This ... Tongan is helping open doors in health and medicine for young people with Pacific heritage - including her own family."--Back cover.

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Black hands  by Martin Van Beynen

Black hands

Martin Van Beynen

Book

"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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Surf dreams  by Derek Morrison

Surf dreams

Derek Morrison

Book

"In this ... book, he presents 15 major surfing communities and those who live there and who live to surf (Ahipara, Tutukaka, Piha, Whangamata, Mt Maunganui, Raglan, Taranaki, Gisborne, Lyall Bay, Kaikoura, Westport, Greymouth, Sumner, Dunedin, Riverton)....

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Family trusts  by Martin Hawes

Family trusts

Martin Hawes

Book

"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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On the road to Paparua  by Richard W. Parsons

On the road to Paparua

Richard W. Parsons

Book

A history of Paparua Prison (now Christchurch Men's Prison) covering the years 1914 through to 2018. Lots of fascinating old photographs, letters, telegrams and front page newspaper articles.

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Landmarks  by Grahame Sydney

Landmarks

Grahame Sydney

Book

"Book celebrating the work of three of our literary and artistic heavyweights.The complementary work of artist Grahame Sydney, fiction writer Owen Marshall and poet Brian Turner was first brought together in the hugely successful Timeless Land in 1995....

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Karl Maughan  by Karl Maughan

Karl Maughan

Karl Maughan

Book

A walk through the intricate painted gardens of Karl Maughan, one of New Zealand’s most-loved contemporary artists. For more than three decades, Karl Maughan has created intricately painted gardenscapes, developing his own visual language to explore the...

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The Covid chronicles by Paul Little

The Covid chronicles

Paul Little

eBook

"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 ... The Covid Chronicles is a multi-stranded account of one of the most.....

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New Zealand alpine flora  by Rebecca Bowater

New Zealand alpine flora

Rebecca Bowater

Book

"The alpine zone is usually defined as the area on a mountain between the upper limit of tree growth, the treeline, and where permanent snow begins. New Zealand's alpine land includes parts of the Southern Alps in the South Island, and the central No...

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Hiapo  by Cora-Allan Wickliffe

Hiapo

Cora-Allan Wickliffe

Book

Hiapo is the barkcloth of Niue, made from the ata (mulberry tree) and used at important events, such as a hair-cutting ceremony. The designs that embellish this fabric come from nature and the people of Niue, rich motifs of the environment and cultur...

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Hinemihi  by Hamish Coney

Hinemihi

Hamish Coney

Book

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Mamas in lockdown  by Denise Ives

Mamas in lockdown

Denise Ives

Book

"Mamas in Lockdown is an emotional and inspiring collection of personal stories from 77 parents who were pregnant or gave birth during lockdown in New Zealand"--Publisher information.

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Beyond the vines  by Jules Van Costello

Beyond the vines

Jules Van Costello

Book

Beyond the Vines: The Changing Landscape of Wine in Aotearoa New Zealand is a deep dive into the world of wine in Aotearoa - past, present and future. Beyond the Vines profiles 65 of the country's most exciting and innovative producers and explores the...

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A Palmy boy's story  by Lawrence Robert McCallum

A Palmy boy's story

Lawrence Robert McCallum

Book

A story of life growing up in Palmerston North in the 1950's, 60's and early 1970's and then to locations further afield in West Australia, Gisborne, Asia and Bay of Islands. Main Street, Victoria Avenue, Roy Street, Russell Street Primary School, Fr...

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China lied, thousands died  by Ron Asher

China lied, thousands died

Ron Asher

Book

The origin of Covid-19 which brought the world to its knees is clouded in mystery. The government of China went to extreme lengths to prevent any independent inquiry. This book investigates the "wet market" theory as well as the possibility that the ...

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Fair weather hitchhiker  by Julia Millen

Fair weather hitchhiker

Julia Millen

Book

"A restless 17-year-old seeking fame, fortune (and romance) goes hitchhiking with three older girls. What begins as a holiday frolic becomes a survival recipe for life. Radiating hope and energy, the narrative follows this naive New Zealander to London...

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Fridays with Jim by David Cohen

Fridays with Jim

David Cohen

eBook

A self-taught son of Irish immigrants, devout Catholic, King Country farmer and farming lobbyist, Jim Bolger entered New Zealand political life in the 1970s. He was a flinty Minister of Labour under Robert Muldoon and Prime Minister from 1990 to 1997....

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Bill & Shirley by Keith Ovenden

Bill & Shirley

Keith Ovenden

eBook

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The roll of a lime to paradise  by S. Anandaraja

The roll of a lime to paradise

S. Anandaraja

Book

"The extraordinary adventures of a consultant physician/cardiologist, from his beginnings in a peaceful Ceylon, to graduation in the UK, an epic car journey from Paris to Colombo through Europe and the MiddleEast, to his interesting work experiences in...

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Covid schmovid  by Vaughn Davis

Covid schmovid

Vaughn Davis

Book

"Covid Schmovid is more than just a manual for businesses facing the pain and disruption of Covid-19 and its economic aftermath. It's a grab-bag of advice, inspiration, thought starters and practical tips for anyone wanting to grow or start a sustain...

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100% pure future

100% pure future

Book

"Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on New Zealand tourism, but the industry was already troubled by unchecked growth and questionable governance that has put pressure on the environment, infrastructure and communities. In this urgent collection of...

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Endless sea  by Frances (Frances Maria Dominic) Walsh

Endless sea

Frances (Frances Maria Dominic) Wal...

Book

This year New Zealands National Maritime Museum will be in the thick of the action when the America's Cup defence comes to Auckland. This beautiful book, photographed by Jane Ussher, surveys its collection and explores New Zealand maritime history through...

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New Zealand's responses to the 1916 Rising

New Zealand's responses to the 1916 Rising

Book

"This book examines what distinguished New Zealand's response to the Rising and its aftermath - particularly from Australian and Canadian responses, the two Dominions whose constitutional relations to the United Kingdom were frequently cited in deter...

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Two comedies

Two comedies

Book

"In The Pink Hammer, four women sign up for a carpentry workshop to find the tutor has absconded with their fees and left behind Woody, her disgruntled husband. Annabel, Louise, Helen and Siobhan invade Woody’s man cave and persuade him to run the course....

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Ford in New Zealand. Volume II, Driving ahead - 1936 to 1997  by John (Automobile expert) Stokes

Ford in New Zealand. Volume II, Driving ahead - 1936 to 1997

John (Automobile expert) Stokes

Book

Building on the success of Volume I, this book completes the history of Ford in New Zealand and takes the story from 1936 to the present day. Packed with photographs, meticulous research, and colourful stories, this is a must for all car enthusiasts.

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House of treasures

House of treasures

Book

"Superbly captured by award-winning photographer Jane Ussher, and accompanied by lively, approachable text, the taonga speak of the depth and breadth of the collection and honour the generations of staff, volunteers and visitors who have made the Museum...

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Against all odds  by Jillian Rothwell

Against all odds

Jillian Rothwell

Book

"This dramatic story of hope and devotion is based entirely on the cache of letters and documents found in an old 1930s suitcase. They bear an extraordinary witness to these epic events. Intrigued by these family letters, Jillian Rothwell travelled half...

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Great railway journeys in New Zealand and Australia  by David Bowden

Great railway journeys in New Zealand and Australia

David Bowden

Book

"An absorbing description of 35 trips that highlight some of the most interesting, scenic and rewarding railway journeys in New Zealand and Australia. They include the renowned long-distance journeys, such as The Northern Explorer in New Zealand's North...

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New Zealanders  by Thomas Sainsbury

New Zealanders

Thomas Sainsbury

Book

"A guide to the weird and wonderful inhabitants of New Zealand, and the places you'll find them. After years of mimicking celebrities and Kiwi stereotypes on social media, comedian Tom Sainsbury has compiled all his favourite character types into a book....

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With the wind behind us  by Matt Elliott

With the wind behind us

Matt Elliott

Book

"Stretching back to the great migrations from Polynesia to the world-beating success of Team New Zealand; from Johnny Wray's Ngataki to Harry Highet's humble P-class dinghy; from red socks to kauri yachts: With the Wind Behind Us is a celebration of ...

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Gangland  by Jared Savage

Gangland

Jared Savage

Book

"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 mo...

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Come on shore and we will kill and eat you all by Christina Thompson

Come on shore and we will kill and eat you all

Christina Thompson

eBook

An improbable cross-cultural love story between a Maori man and an American woman, and the fascinating history that connects them. As an American graduate student in Australia, Christina Thompson travelled on holiday to New Zealand, where she met and...

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Stories of hope  by Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

Stories of hope

Heather (Screenwriter) Morris

Book

Heather Morris, author of the internationally bestselling novels The Tattooist of Auschwitz and Cilka's Journey, grew up on a farm in rural New Zealand. On her way back across the paddocks from school, Heather would visit her great-grandfather and listen...

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Sh*t moments in New Zealand sport  by Rick Furphy

Sh*t moments in New Zealand sport

Rick Furphy

Book

This bitingly funny collection looks at the 50 worst moments in our sporting history. These mishaps and humiliations range from epic chokes on the world stage to refereeing injustices, to shameless off-field shenanigans. Sport is part of the fabric of...

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Shining land  by Paula Morris

Shining land

Paula Morris

Book

Shining Land: Looking for Robin Hyde brings together award-winning novelist Paula Morris and distinguished photographer Haru Sameshima. It is the second in the korero series of picture books edited by Lloyd Jones, written and made for grown-ups, and ...

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Literacy in life

Literacy in life

Book

"The National Strategic Framework of Public Libraries New Zealand (PLNZ) promotes a national approach to planning, design, and delivery of public library services. The Framework has been prepared by the Association of Public Library Managers and includes...

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Wild at heart by Miriam Lancewood

Wild at heart

Miriam Lancewood

eBook

Miriam Lancewood's first book Woman in the Wilderness told how she and her husband, Peter, lived for six years in the wilderness of New Zealand, hunting and gathering, and roaming the mountains like nomads. A year later they left New Zealand to explore...

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Berst draws  by artist Berst

Berst draws

artist Berst

Book

"This A4 publication presents a culmination of 80 analogue illustrations created between 2014-2020 by Dr. Bobby ‘Berst’ Hung. He explores four key themes that include contemporary visual culture, mythologies and identity, social activism, and graffiti...

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Go fast or go home  by Tim Hanna

Go fast or go home

Tim Hanna

Book

"Garth Hogan is a man who has lived life the fast lane. [He became] the first New Zealander to drive at more than 200 miles per hour, something he achieved at 'Thunderpark," Hastings in 1978 ... [30 years later] his Ford Roadster set a record when it...

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Her way  by Jacqui Thomas

Her way

Jacqui Thomas

Book

"Her Way is a collection of authentic stories of New Zealand female business founders succeeding in business here and internationally, doing so on their own terms, and with heart. Includes women from Auckland, Wellington, Christchuch, Nelson, Hawkes ...

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Harry Turbott  by Garth Falconer

Harry Turbott

Garth Falconer

Book

Environmental design and landscape architecture are growing fields in New Zealand as people become more aware of the possibilities and benefits of sustainable development. From the early 1960s Harry Turbott played a key role in introducing these concepts...

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A Roderick Finlayson Reader  by Roderick Finlayson

A Roderick Finlayson Reader

Roderick Finlayson

Book

Roderick Finlayson (1904-1992) was one of the pioneering New Zealand writers who came to prominence in the 1930s. This selection of his fiction and non-fiction -- some of it unpublished, much of it previously uncollected -- edited with an introduction...

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When we dead awaken  by James Robins

When we dead awaken

James Robins

Book

On April 24th 1915 Armenian intellectuals of the Ottoman Empire were arrested en masse marking the beginning of the Armenian Genocide. The following day, April 25th 1915, saw the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps landing at Gallipoli. This book draws...

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Stuck together  by Sarah Tuck

Stuck together

Sarah Tuck

Book

"Whether gloriously happy, or in the roughest of patches, there are two things that we can rely on: the love of friends and family, and the sharing of food. Enjoying a meal around the table can be filled with banter and laugher, celebration and joy,....

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Lonely Planet food. Gourmet trails

Lonely Planet food. Gourmet trails

Book

Get a taste of Australia and New Zealand with these 40 gourmet weekends. Each trail features a blend of food producers, farmers markets, restaurants and cafes, wineries and breweries, all combining to create a weekend-long itinerary that is not only ...

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Bill and Shirley  by Keith Ovenden

Bill and Shirley

Keith Ovenden

Book

Keith Ovendens stylish memoir focuses on the early period of his marriage to Helen Sutch, during which time her father, the more famous and controversial Bill, an enormously significant national figure, stood trial on charges of spying for the Russians....

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Loss adjustment  by Linda Collins

Loss adjustment

Linda Collins

Book

"Linda Collins gets up on a Monday morning, dresses for work, makes coffee and goes into her daughter Victoria's bedroom. Why hasn't Vicky got up yet? It's an important day: the start of the second term of her final year at school. Today she will hear...

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Te Hāhi Mihinare  by Hirini Kaa

Te Hāhi Mihinare

Hirini Kaa

Book

"This ground-breaking book explores the emergence of Te Hāhi Mihinare - the Māori Anglican Church. Anglicanism, brought to New Zealand by English missionaries in 1814, was made widely known by Māori evangelists, as iwi adapted the religion to make it...

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This is not how it ends  by Jehan Casinader

This is not how it ends

Jehan Casinader

Book

"As an award-winning TV journalist, Jehan Casinader told other people's stories ... until he lost control of his own. Severely depressed, he tried everything, from mindfulness to massage; Prozac to Pilates. Was something missing? "This is not how it ...

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I'm in a United State  by Paul Henry

I'm in a United State

Paul Henry

Book

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 affair...

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Christchurch architecture  by John Walsh

Christchurch architecture

John Walsh

Book

"The second in the series of guides to New Zealands urban architecture by the wellknown team of writer John Walsh and photographer Patrick Reynolds. This handy pocket-sized book suggests a series of city walks that take in both the historicbuildings ...

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Billy Apple®  by Christina Barton

Billy Apple®

Christina Barton

Book

"Billy Apple (born Barrie Bates in Auckland, 1935) is New Zealand's most internationally significant living artist and a pioneer of pop and conceptual art ...This is the first substantial book on Billy Apple's career. Based on over a decade of research...

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Railways studios  by Peter Alsop

Railways studios

Peter Alsop

Book

"For many decades the Railways Department's design studio, Railways Studios, was New Zealand's 'go-to' advertiser. Its tourism and product ads appeared on railway-station hoardings and billboards throughout the land, and it developed some of New Zealand's...

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Drawn to the wild  by Nicolas Dillon

Drawn to the wild

Nicolas Dillon

Book

Nicolas Dillon is one of New Zealand's leading wildlife painters, who has built a reputation over the last 30 years for his masterful portraits of our wildlife, in particular birds. His evocative, moody paintings are deeply considered observations of...

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