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Correspondence of the Russian grand duchesses  by George Hawkins

Correspondence of the Russian grand duchesses

George Hawkins

Book

"The four daughters of Nicholas II and Alexandra, the last Emperor and Empress of Russia, Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia, often collectively called OTMA, continue to capture the imagination of people more than a century after their...

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1921  by Mike Munro

1921

Mike Munro

Book

"In 1921 a Springbok rugby team toured New Zealand for the first time, captivating the country. They came clouded in a powerful mystique - blue-eyed, "beautiful giants" from a fellow British colony. Twenty-three of the team had served in World War One,...

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Understanding and managing epilepsy  by Maria Lowe

Understanding and managing epilepsy

Maria Lowe

Book

"This book is intended to help people living directly or indirectly with epilepsy and others, interested in knowing more about the disease and its impacts an management. It covers basic information including defining epilepsy, outlines the different types...

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True tales of New Zealand fisheries officers

True tales of New Zealand fisheries officers

Book

"A random collection of 100 true tales told by current and former fisheries officers and ex Navy and Air Force personnel of incidents and events that occurred as they went about enforcing our inshore fisheries and our 200 mile fishing zone.The stories...

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Real me, better we  by Jordan M. (Jordan Marijana) author. Alexander

Real me, better we

Jordan M. (Jordan Marijana) author....

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55 first dates in 365 days  by Angie Fitzgerald

55 first dates in 365 days

Angie Fitzgerald

Book

"Angie Fitzgerald navigated the world of internet dating across 55 first dates in 365 days. It worked. She met her future husband just three days before her self-imposed deadline ran out and has now been happily married for 17 years. Angie is a sales...

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Reboot  by Ganapathy Iyer

Reboot

Ganapathy Iyer

Book

"Projects are intended to spur growth for all their constituents, be it individuals, teams or organisations and leave them in a much better state than they were before. Technology projects form a sizeable portion of organisational project portfolios....

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Profiles of fame  by Ron Palenski

Profiles of fame

Ron Palenski

Book

"Profiles of fame comprises brief biographies of all those sports people inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame. It is a who's who of the country's greatest sports achievers. It contains information not available elsewhere and includes a c...

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You can't rush an earthquake  by Brenda (Brenda Susan) Greene

You can't rush an earthquake

Brenda (Brenda Susan) Greene

Book

"Between 2010 and 2016, five destructive earthquakes hit Christchurch, New Zealand. On 22 February 2011, one destroyed the city, killing 185 people. Hundreds suffered lifelong injuries. Although over 95% of properties were fully insured, tens of thousands...

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Our darkest day  by Tom O'Connor

Our darkest day

Tom O'Connor

Book

"The cold blooded murder of 51 innocent people and the attempted murder of many others at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, on March 15 2019 sent shivers of horror down the collective spine of the nation. An act of terror such as this was tot...

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My Croatian kitchen  by Helena Nuich

My Croatian kitchen

Helena Nuich

Book

"My Croatian Kitchen is a collection of recipes that have been passed down through generations, an immigrant's tale sharing the connection to heritage through food. It allows for not only the creation of authentically delicious food but an appreciation...

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This changes everything  by Niki Bezzant

This changes everything

Niki Bezzant

Book

"A new and demographically significant generation of women as young as 35 is facing perimenopause and menopause - but not like our mothers or grandmothers did. We are hungry for information and keen to talk candidly about everything: sex, mental heal...

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Don't sweat it  by Nicky. author. Pellegrino

Don't sweat it

Nicky. author. Pellegrino

Book

"Forget the myths and misinformation, respected health writer Nicky Pellegrino has done the work for you in this empowering and honest book. It includes the latest research on everything from hormone replacement therapy to natural therapies and hot f...

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Live your truth  by Colleen Gallagher

Live your truth

Colleen Gallagher

Book

"Live Your Truth is an empowering, healing, and inspiring journey that helps readers free themselves, find self-fulfillment, and release their ultimate potential. Colleen Gallagher created a life filled with subconscious anger and guilt as well as a ...

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Busted again!  by Ron McQuilter

Busted again!

Ron McQuilter

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No protocol for me  by Maurice Harvey

No protocol for me

Maurice Harvey

Book

"Maurice Harvey is probably the most widely travelled photojournalist from New Zealand, having been to 160 countries and territories. His travels began in Africa in 1960 where for seven years he lived in Central and West Africa, then in later years, ...

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A spanner in the works

A spanner in the works

Book

"Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a 'silent epidemic' and can lead to long term cognitive, communication, emotional, physical, behavioral and lifestyle changes for the individual and their families/whanau. This book is a compilation of 12 stories from...

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New Zealand pubs  by Peter (Peter Leon) author. Janssen

New Zealand pubs

Peter (Peter Leon) author. Janssen

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Gardening in New Zealand  by Dennis Greville

Gardening in New Zealand

Dennis Greville

Book

"In this book Dennis Grenville delivers expert gardening advice on a month by month basis to ensure your lawns are greener, your borders are prettier and your crops are more plentiful."--Publisher description.

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Excellent short walks in the South Island  by Peter (Peter Leon) Janssen

Excellent short walks in the South Island

Peter (Peter Leon) Janssen

Book

"This completely revised and updated New Zealand best-selling walking book, inveterate tramper Peter Janssen presents more than 450 short walks in the South Island and Stewart Island that are ideal for those people who like to stretch their legs without...

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The guide to travelling in New Zealand with the family  by Gaye Miller

The guide to travelling in New Zealand with the family

Gaye Miller

Book

"If you’re looking for great travel ideas for taking your family around New Zealand then The Guide to Travelling in New Zealand with the Family is the perfect companion. When you are travelling with toddlers or teenagers, the better prepared you are,...

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September 12  by Anthony Phelps

September 12

Anthony Phelps

Book

Artist's book with 100 A4 landscape pages featuring over 50 photographs, many previously unseen, from the Springbok Tour protests of 1981 showing the people, marches and often violent clashes between the police, protesters and spectators around Eden ...

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Classic New Zealand cycle trails  by author Kennett Brothers

Classic New Zealand cycle trails

author Kennett Brothers

Book

"Guides you to a nationwide network of the best biking holidays ... includes full ride descriptions ... including maps and elevation charts, plus valuable tips for everyone, from beginner riders through to seasoned veterans"--Publisher's description.

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Kārearea  by Mamari Stephens

Kārearea

Mamari Stephens

Book

"My journey into law and mātauranga is one more defined by absence, understanding of loss, whakamā, accident and a sense of coming in from the cold, than by any programmatic acquisition of expertise. This collection of writing from Māmari Stephens (Te...

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Kāinga  by Paul Tapsell

Kāinga

Paul Tapsell

Book

"Through his own experience and the stories of his tīpuna, Paul Tapsell (Te Arawa, Tainui) charts the impact of colonisation on his people. Alienation from kāinga and whenua becomes a wider story of environmental degradation and system collapse. This...

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Literacy across the divide  by Lisa author. Emerson

Literacy across the divide

Lisa author. Emerson

Book

"This book examines significant questions related to information literacy learning and student transition to higher education in Aotearoa New Zealand. It investigates important questions for student transitions: What does it mean to be information-literate...

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Culture crossroads by Rubinstine Manukia

Culture crossroads

Rubinstine Manukia

eBook

Pasifika people are at a crossroads and need to decide whether to retain their traditional cultural values and practices, to adopt those of the majority of New Zealanders or to find a middle pathway to the future. They feel under pressure in their lives...

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Stepping up by Luke Fitzmaurice

Stepping up

Luke Fitzmaurice

eBook

"This book discusses the roadside checkpoints that were set up by Māori to protect communities during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. Case studies of four different checkpoints are examined, each of which looked slightly different, but all of...

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Thomas Potts of Canterbury by Paul Star

Thomas Potts of Canterbury

Paul Star

eBook

In 1858 Canterbury settler Thomas Potts protested against the destruction of tōtara on the Port Hills near Christchurch. A decade later, as a member of Parliament, he made forest conservation a national issue. Through his writing he raised the then novel...

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Feathered friends for town and country  by Marina Steinke

Feathered friends for town and country

Marina Steinke

Book

"This brand new guide to keeping poultry, written by a New Zealand backyard poultry enthusiast with over 30 years experience in small scale poultry keeping and breeding, is a fantastic resource for anyone keen to get a few backyard hens. You’ll learn...

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Logging the punga  by Ken Anderson

Logging the punga

Ken Anderson

Book

"The story of Ellis & Burnand's sawmilling operation at Manunui near Taumarunui. For 60 years, from 1901, the Company was a central part of the township that grew up around the sawmills. Over that time hundreds of people worked in the mill, box factory,...

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Can't get there from here  by André Brett

Can't get there from here

André Brett

Book

"[This book] traces the expansion and - more commonly - the contraction of New Zealand's passenger rail network over the last century. What is the historical context of today's imbalance between rail and road? How far and wide did the passenger rail ...

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Hot rods Downunder  by Larry Toole

Hot rods Downunder

Larry Toole

Book

"Profiles over 50+ amazing machines from Australia and New Zealand. Examines the culture within the Hot Rod scene Downunder."--Back cover.

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He Kupu Taurangi by Christopher Finlayson

He Kupu Taurangi

Christopher Finlayson

eBook

As Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations from 2008 to 2017, Christopher Finlayson completed an unprecedented number of settlements with iwi. In 2012 alone, Parliament passed more Treaty legislation than it had over the previous twenty years. C...

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The grater good  by Flip Grater

The grater good

Flip Grater

Book

"The Grater Good by Flip Grater highlights food that is truly delicious and about indulgence, yet happens to be good for you and the planet. Over 60 European-inspired, adaptable dishes, ranging from Seitan sausages, cassoulets and breads to super eas...

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Nuku  by Qiane Matata-Sipu

Nuku

Qiane Matata-Sipu

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Ray Ching  by Raymond Harris-Ching

Ray Ching

Raymond Harris-Ching

Book

"Ray Ching is internationally recognised as one of the world's greatest living wildlife artists. Born in New Zealand, he established himself as an artist in the 1960s, before moving to England where he has spent the majority of his career. He has never...

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The orphaned soldier by Daryl Te'Nadii

The orphaned soldier

Daryl Te'Nadii

eBook

"Tears ran down my face as I knelt beside my bed, clasping my 6-year old hands together, trembling in fear-praying they wouldn't come to get me. In Australia, they called it the 'Stolen Generation', referring to the forced removal of indigenous children...

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Tragedy at Pike River Mine by Rebecca Macfie

Tragedy at Pike River Mine

Rebecca Macfie

eBook

Winner: New Zealand Post Book Award, Best First Book, Non-fictionWinner: Bert Roth Award for Labour HistoryShortlisted: New Zealand Post Book Award for Non-fictionAustralasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy AwardOn a sunny afternoon in November 2010,...

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After hours trading & the flying squad  by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman

After hours trading & the flying squad

Jeffrey Paparoa Holman

Book

"Poetry [about the] West Coast [of] New Zealand and various other poems on individual subjects"--Publisher information.

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The Taylors way  by Carol Dawber

The Taylors way

Carol Dawber

Book

"When Bob and Marlene Taylor sold their Upper Moutere hop farm lease, she said, "Good, now we can buy a house." He said, "No, we can buy a bulldozer." The Taylors and their three sons went on to turn a one-man forestry roading operation into one of t...

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Whai  by Nicole Titihuia Hawkins

Whai

Nicole Titihuia Hawkins

Book

"Nicole Titihuia Hawkins’ first collection, Whai, introduces the voice of a strong and assertive poet, who is unashamedly herself. With poems centred around whānau, mana wāhine, and love, Whai explores what it means to be Māori in a colonised space. ...

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Requiem for a fruit  by Rachel O'Neill

Requiem for a fruit

Rachel O'Neill

Book

"Rachel O'Neill's second collection of poems, Requiem for a Fruit, continues their exploration of the form of prose poetry, to astonishing results. The poems in this book cast a slant lens on the everyday, opening up a world of possibilities and curi...

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Unexpected New Zealand  by Peter (Peter Leon) Janssen

Unexpected New Zealand

Peter (Peter Leon) Janssen

Book

"A pictorial holiday guide with a difference. Almost a little bit of local Atlas Obscura. Perfect addition in all households when planning a holiday, reminiscing, coffee table or corporate gifts. The book will entice the readers to venture to places out...

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Excellent short walks in the North Island  by Peter (Peter Leon) Janssen

Excellent short walks in the North Island

Peter (Peter Leon) Janssen

Book

"Peter Janssen has revised and updated this best-selling book to include more than 400+ North Island short walks with a difference. They are grouped by region, and each can be accomplished within the span of a couple of hours (and some much less), putting...

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Questions I have asked myself  by Judy (Penelope Judy) Millar

Questions I have asked myself

Judy (Penelope Judy) Millar

Book

"This volume contains notes, drawings, quotes, and references from the notebooks of New Zealand contemporary artist Judy Millar, alongside completed works spanning 40 years, providing insight into her life and creative processes."--

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The orphaned soldier  by Daryl Te'Nadii

The orphaned soldier

Daryl Te'Nadii

Book

"Tears ran down my face as I knelt beside my bed, clasping my 6-year old hands together, trembling in fear-praying they wouldn't come to get me. In Australia, they called it the 'Stolen Generation', referring to the forced removal of indigenous children...

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A future untold  by Alina Siegfried

A future untold

Alina Siegfried

Book

""A Future Untold" is an inspiring rallying cry for humanity to solve our biggest problems by returning to the most basic driver of human behaviour and culture - story. The author offers an entertaining, insightful, and at times deeply vulnerable glimpse...

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Prophet at the gate  by W. A. P. Facer

Prophet at the gate

W. A. P. Facer

Book

""Prophet at the Gate" is a biography of Norman Murray Bell (1887-1962), a pacifist and peace activist from New Zealand. He was imprisoned as a war resister during World War I. Before and during World War II he was active in various peace and anti-wa...

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Field guide to the wildlife of New Zealand  by Julian Fitter

Field guide to the wildlife of New Zealand

Julian Fitter

Book

"New Zealand's dramatic scenery is home to some equally dramatic wildlife, featuring a host of endemics found nowhere else in the world. From giant wetas and the ancient Tuatara to a suite of beautiful birds, including flightless wonders such as the Kiwi...

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A guide to touring New Zealand wineries  by Joelle Thomson

A guide to touring New Zealand wineries

Joelle Thomson

Book

"The intention of this book is to provide the traveller up to date information on all the wineries by region. Includes restaurants, accommodation, maps and suggested itineraries. Perfect for households who live in a wine region and planning that special...

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Doing business in New Zealand

Doing business in New Zealand

Book

"The editors have arranged for New Zealand's leading legal and accounting firms to make contributions to the various chapters... the bilingual (English-Chinese) book covers areas: Audit and financial reporting; Companies Act; Employment; Immigration;...

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Architectural drawings of Christ's College  by Miles Warren

Architectural drawings of Christ's College

Miles Warren

Book

The Christ's College campus in Christchurch is unquestionably one of the most remarkable collections of buildings in New Zealand, but there are few publications that focus solely on its architecture. To produce this book, Sir Miles Warren, the architect...

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ʻO le Sōgā  by Lofipo Siāmoā Niuafolau Taputū Sineva Peilua

ʻO le Sōgā

Lofipo Siāmoā Niuafolau Taputū Sineva...

Book

A collection of information on Samoan protocols, traditions, oratory (addresses and honorifics) and genealogy. Includes information on American Samoa.

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Once a land of birds by Margorie Linda Nietfeld Nams

Once a land of birds

Margorie Linda Nietfeld Nams

eBook

"They pictured exotic adventures. They got sunburn, sore feet, loneliness, and new trails that led to mind-broadening inner strength. Told with grace and style, alive with insight and intriguing facts, Once a Land of Birds captures the joys and chal...

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Steve Hansen by Gregor Paul

Steve Hansen

Gregor Paul

eBook

"Between the years 2012 and 2019, Sir Steve Hansen oversaw an era of such remarkable success that it would be almost impossible to repeat. His 15-year career in the All Blacks coaching team is the heaviest footprint in rugby history. Of the 210 tests...

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This dark sheltering forest by Magi Nams

This dark sheltering forest

Magi Nams

eBook

They envisioned exciting science in a rainforest. They got downpours, dangerous tracks, and new challenges that sparked wonder and deeper family bonding. In this captivating and action-filled story, the adventurous Canadian family that hit the ground...

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Our vibrant country  by Bob McCree

Our vibrant country

Bob McCree

Book

"Lush spring farmland, bright summer beaches, red and gold autumn colours and crisp winter days - every spectacular season of the New Zealand landscape is captured in this stunning collection by award-winning photographer, Bob McCree."--Back cover.

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New Zealand's Great War minesweepers, 1918-1919  by G. C. (Gerald Curtis) Wright

New Zealand's Great War minesweepers, 1918-1919

G. C. (Gerald Curtis) Wright

Book

"When German mines were found off the coast of New Zealand in 1917, the only minesweepers were in Britain. Unlike most countries, who did nothing except warn shipping to steer clear of their minefields, New Zealand set about dealing with the problem....

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Sweat and salt water  by Teresia Teaiwa

Sweat and salt water

Teresia Teaiwa

Book

"On 21 March 2017, associate professor Teresia Kieuea Teaiwa passed away at the age of forty-eight. News of Teaiwa's death precipitated an extraordinary outpouring of grief unmatched in the Pacific studies community since Epeli Hau'ofa's passing in 2...

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All Tito's children  by Tim Grgec

All Tito's children

Tim Grgec

Book

Who is Marshal Tito? His accent is strange, his birthdate and name uncertain. He addresses his people in a voice that might be his own, or perhaps it is the voice of someone else. Stjepan and Elizabeta are siblings in Kotoriba, a small village between...

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Shed couture  by Peta Mathias

Shed couture

Peta Mathias

Book

"An entertaining celebration of sustainable fashion, buying well and finding your style in the twenty-first century. 'The point of this book is to explore my ideas for sartorial satisfaction, to tell the stories associated with my love of clothes and...

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Invisible  by Jacqueline Leckie

Invisible

Jacqueline Leckie

Book

"Despite our mythology of benign race relations, Aotearoa New Zealand has a long history of underlying prejudice and racism. The experiences of Indian migrants and their descendants, either historically or today, are still poorly documented and most ...

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Tama Sāmoa  by Dahlia Malaeulu

Tama Sāmoa

Dahlia Malaeulu

Book

Sione, Lima, Tavita and Filipo are high school friends, uso or brothers. They are part of a special letter-writing project that helps to start a brave new conversation, an open and honest talanoa with themselves starting with the words, Dear Uso ... Here...

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Bloody woman  by Lana Lopesi

Bloody woman

Lana Lopesi

Book

"This wayfinding set of essays, by acclaimed writer and critic Lana Lopesi, explores the overlap of being a woman and Sāmoan. Writing on ancestral ideas of womanhood appears alongside contemporary reflections on women's experiences and the Pacific. T...

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You can't stop the sun from shining  by Sonny Bill Williams

You can't stop the sun from shining

Sonny Bill Williams

Book

"Sonny Bill Williams is a once in a generation athlete – a player with immense sporting talent in rugby league, rugby union and boxing. In his remarkable career, he has won World Cups with the All Blacks in 2011 and 2015 and helped the Kiwis reach the...

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Above the treeline  by Alan Francis Mark

Above the treeline

Alan Francis Mark

Book

New Zealand's alpine environment is challenging, not only for the humans who explore it but for the plants and animals that inhabit it. The extremes of temperature, short summers and high rates of erosion make for an uncertain environment, and the flora...

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Quirky New Zealand  by Eleanor Black

Quirky New Zealand

Eleanor Black

Book

"The quirkiest landmarks, features and installations from all over New Zealand. Each 'quirky' has a back story. Includes the Rainbow Staircase in Thames, Rose Bowl in Dannevirke, the musket bullet embedded in the bar at the Horeke Hotel and many more...

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Teaching to the North-East  by Russell Bishop

Teaching to the North-East

Russell Bishop

Book

Teaching to the North-East responds to the marginalisation of particular groups of students with a way of teaching intended to increase equity in the education system. One way this marginalisation happens is when the special qualities students bring to...

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Tyree lives  by Graeme K. Tyree

Tyree lives

Graeme K. Tyree

Book

"This work is half autobiographical, one quarter historical (with details of early New Zealand photography and goldmining), and one quarter is a well documented family genealogy. Fifteen members of the Tyree family are featured, across five generations....

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Fresh ink

Fresh ink

Book

Fresh ink 2021 is an anthology of new writing presenting the varied voices of New Zealand writers as they respond to the experience of Covid-19 that has touched us all in some way. Established and award-winning authors sit alongside some lively 'fresh...

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Mana of the Pacific  by Apisalome Movono

Mana of the Pacific

Apisalome Movono

Book

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Eye of the Taika  by Matthew Bannister

Eye of the Taika

Matthew Bannister

Book

"Eye of the Taika: New Zealand Comedy and the Films of Taika Waititi is the first book-length study of comic film director and media celebrity Taika Waititi. Author Matthew Bannister analyses Waititi's feature films and places his other works and...

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He pou hiringa

He pou hiringa

Book

"The creation of new science requires moving beyond simply understanding one another's perspectives. We need to find transformative spaces for knowledge exchange and progress.' Māori have a long history of innovation based on mātauranga and tikanga, ...

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New Zealand seabirds  by Kerry-Jayne Wilson

New Zealand seabirds

Kerry-Jayne Wilson

Book

"New Zealand is the seabird capital of the world - no other country has so many species of breeding seabirds, while about a third of them are only found here. Despite this, many New Zealanders have little awareness of them, or know of the remarkable ...

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Home Base  by Keith Westwater

Home Base

Keith Westwater

Book

"Keith's stepmother 'Maw' gives him an ultimatum - at fifteen he either leaves school to work or joins the army. So, Keith departs Auckland and reports to the Waiouru military camp, enlisting as a regular force cadet. Home Base is a snapshot of Keith...

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From yesterday to tomorrow

From yesterday to tomorrow

Book

"Information Technology Professionals New Zealand was founded in 1960 as the New Zealand Computer Society, Over its 60 year history ITP has made major contributions to the New Zealand tech sector; lobbying for the removal of software patents; improvi...

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Shifting grounds  by Lucy Mackintosh

Shifting grounds

Lucy Mackintosh

Book

"In a city that has forgotten and erased much of its history, there are still places where traces of the past can be found. Deep histories, both natural and human, have been woven together over hundreds of years in places across Tamaki Makaurau / Auc...

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Rita Angus

Rita Angus

Book

"he work of seminal, pioneering New Zealand modernist artist Rita Angus returns in triumph to the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa on 18 December 2021, in a major show of more than 100 works from throughout her career. This extensive catalogue...

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Dye your hair purple sooner  by Lorraine Hamilton

Dye your hair purple sooner

Lorraine Hamilton

Book

"It's not about your hair.It's about living your life boldly, authentically and genuinely as 100% yourself. Dye Your Hair Purple Sooner is the self-help book for high achievers who have doneeverything right, but have a lingering sense of is this all there...

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Cover story : Volume one  by Steve Braunias

Cover story : Volume one

Steve Braunias

Book

"From 1957 to 1987, the LP was king of New Zealand recorded music and the cover art from those decades provides a fascinating window into our culture of the time. Award-winning journalist Steve Braunias has been amassing old LPs for years, and documents...

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Lobster's tale  by Chris Price

Lobster's tale

Chris Price

Book

"Below the waterline, old gods still navigate time-tested stories... The Lobster's Tale braids myth, literature, science and photography to illuminate some of the dangers awaiting those who seek to plunder nature, or create masterpieces"--Back cover.

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Road people of Aotearoa  by Paul Gilbert

Road people of Aotearoa

Paul Gilbert

Book

"A historic photo-essay by the late Paul C. Gilbert, this book chronicles the early days of the New Zealand phenomenon of DIY house trucks, which appeared on the roads in the mid-1970s as part of an alternative lifestyle movement. The house-truckers were...

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Merchant Navy Officer Joseph Stephen George Wedekind, 1924-2001  by Lawrence Robert McCallum

Merchant Navy Officer Joseph Stephen George Wedekind, 1924-2001

Lawrence Robert McCallum

Book

"The life and family of a British merchant navy officer, of German background who joins his first ship at age sixteen in 1941 in London. Spends the war on a merchant ship and then two world trips on tramp steamers before getting married in Brighton, ...

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Lost and found  by Toni Street

Lost and found

Toni Street

Book

"Toni Street's easy on-air style and warm personality has made her a firm favourite with thousands of New Zealanders. But behind the bubbly persona, is a story of heartbreak and resilience. Toni and her twin brother Lance were the much-loved first children...

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It takes a village  by Lauraine Jacobs

It takes a village

Lauraine Jacobs

Book

"Matakana village lies at the heart of one of New Zealand's loveliest regions, where rolling hills and small valleys are fringed by glorious beaches and gentle estuaries. Sheltered, warm and fertile, it's a heaven for horticulture and fishing. Perhaps...

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Sleeping with stones  by Cherie Barford

Sleeping with stones

Cherie Barford

Book

In Sleeping with Stones, beloved Pasifika poet Serie Barford navigates seasons of grief. As she moves through autumn, winter, spring and summer, she traverses the pain, anger, longing and heartache of losing a loved one in poetry that is both steely ...

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The forgotten coast  by Richard Shaw

The forgotten coast

Richard Shaw

Book

"In this deft memoir, Richard Shaw unpacks a generations-old family story he was never told: that his ancestors once farmed land in Taranaki which had been confiscated from its owners and sold to his great-grandfather, who had been with the Armed Con...

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Ngā tai whakarongorua, encounters  by Rebecca Rice

Ngā tai whakarongorua, encounters

Rebecca Rice

Book

The portrait wall in Toi Art, the art gallery within New Zealands national museum, Te Papa, is the most popular art exhibition for museum visitors. Hung salon-style on dark red walls, its 36 arresting portraits span historical portraiture to contempo...

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Historic New Zealand racing cars. 2  by Steve Holmes

Historic New Zealand racing cars. 2

Steve Holmes

Book

"Historic New Zealand Racing Cars 2 returns with another fascinating collection of historic New Zealand racing cars, showcasing 18 more portraits of cars whose stories are intertwined with our motoring history. From Formula 1 Ferraris to the Formula 5000...

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The battlecruiser New Zealand  by Matthew Wright

The battlecruiser New Zealand

Matthew Wright

Book

"This book tells the story of HMS New Zealand, a battlecruiser paid for by the government of New Zealand at the height of its pro-Imperial 'jingo' era in 1909. Born of the collision between New Zealand's patriotic dreams and European politics, the tale...

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Clare Reilly  by Clare Reilly

Clare Reilly

Clare Reilly

Book

Clare Reilly: Eye of the Calm is an exploration of New Zealand painter Clare Reilly's life and work. The mixture of autobiographical writing and gorgeous paintings subtly shows how Reilly's art and experiences are entwined. Her themes cover the issues...

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