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God is no delusion  by Gwen Francis

God is no delusion

Gwen Francis

Book

This story begins with the charismatic movement within the Christian church in the 1970s. Author Gwen Francis saw herself as only an observer at a Life in the Spirit seminar at an Anglican Church in New Zealand in 1975. Her subsequent experience of t...

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Phenomenal and wicked  by John (John A. B.) Crawford

Phenomenal and wicked

John (John A. B.) Crawford

Book

Reviews historical reporting of the number of NZ ANZAC troops present at Gallipoli.

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Spray painting booths, designated spray painting areas and paint mixing rooms. by Standards Australia Limited. issuing body

Spray painting booths, designated spray painting areas and paint mixing rooms.

Standards Australia Limited. issuing...

Book

"The objective of this revision is to amalgamate the two parts of the 2003 standard to provide manufacturers, designers, users, statutory authorities and others with comprehensive requirements for the design, construction, installation, testing and m...

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The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict by James Belich

The New Zealand Wars and the Victorian interpretation of racial conflict

James Belich

Book

The New Zealand Wars is a powerful revisionist history. Revealing the enormous tactical and military skill of Maori, and the inability of the 'Victorian interpretation of racial conflict' to acknowledge those qualities, this account of the New Zealand...

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How to be happy though human  by Kate Camp

How to be happy though human

Kate Camp

Book

A timely collection of new and previously published work by one of Aotearoa's most acclaimed poets, How to Be Happy Though Human is Kate Camp's superb seventh book of poetry. It is published simultaneously in Canada and the United States by House of ...

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In the time of the Manaroans  by Miro Bilbrough

In the time of the Manaroans

Miro Bilbrough

Book

At fourteen Miro Bilbrough falls out with the communist grandmother who has raised her since she was seven, and is sent to live with her father and his rural-hippy friends. It is 1978, Canvastown, New Zealand, and the Floodhouse is a dwelling of pre-...

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Dancing with the King by Michael Belgrave

Dancing with the King

Michael Belgrave

eBook

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Reflections of gold  by Peter Bidwell

Reflections of gold

Peter Bidwell

Book

A beautifully illustrated look at New Zealand rowing. the first comprehensive historical look at New Zealand rowing, this beautiful book will be a significant record of one of our most popular and successful Olympic sports. From the unprecedented success...

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Taking the punches  by Mike (Boxing promoter) Edwards

Taking the punches

Mike (Boxing promoter) Edwards

Book

"From an Otahuhu boxing gym in the 1960s through to the height of modern era, enter a world of showmen and superstars, brawlers and shysters: Taking the punches is about the cut-throat world of boxing in New Zealand and Australia, from legendary trainer...

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Stories from our back roads  by Ray Stone

Stories from our back roads

Ray Stone

Book

This book is for people who enjoy driving and exploring the stories of our back roads, but most of all it is for people who love New Zealand, whether they choose to do it from behind the wheel of their SUV or the comfort of their sofa. Stories from o...

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Stories from our back roads  by Ray Stone

Stories from our back roads

Ray Stone

Book

This book is for people who enjoy driving and exploring the stories of our back roads, but most of all it is for people who love New Zealand, whether they choose to do it from behind the wheel of their SUV or the comfort of their sofa. Stories from o...

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How to be old  by Rachel McAlpine

How to be old

Rachel McAlpine

Book

Wellington writer Rachel McAlpine blogs and podcasts about living and ageing and is celebrating her 80th birthday with a book of poems. How to Be Old is an explosion of humanity on the page with some practical tips from the author and sage advice from...

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This Pākehā life  by Alison Jones

This Pākehā life

Alison Jones

Book

"This book is about my making sense here, of my becoming and being Pakeha. Every Pakeha becomes a Pakeha in their own way, finding her or his own meaning for that Maori word. This is the story of what it means to me. I have written this book for Pakeha...

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Fisi'inaua 'i vaha - a Tongan migrant's way  by Siosifa Pole

Fisi'inaua 'i vaha - a Tongan migrant's way

Siosifa Pole

Book

"Rev Siosifa Pole highlights Tongan cultural and social concepts and explores how they relate to his experience as a minister in English language, New Zealand parish settings. He hopes the book will improve the understanding by other people of the Tongan...

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Some poems rhyme  by Alan Wagstaff

Some poems rhyme

Alan Wagstaff

Book

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Hypnopompia

Hypnopompia

Book

Collection of poetry and short stories written by teenagers conveying the attitudes of young New Zealanders.

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Facing the haka  by Andy (Sportswriter) Burt

Facing the haka

Andy (Sportswriter) Burt

Book

"This brilliant selection of photographs and stories describes what it means to stare down the most famous ritual in sport, from the perspective of those who have been there. Facing the Haka examines the significance that the All Blacks' haka has in the...

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Searching for Charlie  by Tom Scott

Searching for Charlie

Tom Scott

Book

"Captain Charles Hazlitt Upham is the only combat soldier ever to win the Victoria Cross twice. His acts of bravery in World War II meant he probably deserved six more.The mystery of how a reserved, modest, slightly built farm valuer from New Zealand,...

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This farming life  by Tim Saunders

This farming life

Tim Saunders

Book

Tim Saunders is a farmer and a writer. He describes the seasons: Summer, with shearing, slaughter, crop harvest and conservation; Autumn and its floods, trading stock, drenching and dogging; Winter, the maize harvest and lambing; and Spring, with docking,...

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Marti Friedlander  by Marti Friedlander

Marti Friedlander

Marti Friedlander

Book

For fifty years, Marti Friedlander (1928-2016) was one of New Zealand's most important photographers, her work singled out for praise and recognition here and around the world. Friedlander's powerful pictures chronicled the country's social and cultural...

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Southern cross crime  by Craig Sisterson

Southern cross crime

Craig Sisterson

Book

Australian and New Zealand crime and thriller writing is booming globally. Neighbours that are siblings in spirit but vastly different in landscape, antipodean authors offer readers a blend of exotic and familiar, seasoned by distinctive senses of pl...

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From a dark cave to New Zealand  by Mustafa Darbandi

From a dark cave to New Zealand

Mustafa Darbandi

Book

"Hiding in a tiny dark cave in the border triangle between Iraq, Iran and Turkey, Mustafa Darbandi is facing his fear that he may not survive. On the run because of his membership of a banned Kurdish freedom movement, he has begun an extraordinary journey....

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Leading lady  by Vivienne Allan

Leading lady

Vivienne Allan

Book

Articulate and intelligent, Eve Poole had a passion for the theatre and the arts. A desire to protect one of Invercargill's cultural icons led her into politics and she was elected as the city's first woman mayor in 1983, joining Cath Tizard who that...

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Merchant, miner, Mandarin  by Jenny Agnew

Merchant, miner, Mandarin

Jenny Agnew

Book

"In 1869, a businessman from China's Guangdong Province first set foot on New Zealand soil at Port Chalmers. It was the beginning of an illustrious career that would change the shape of commerce and industry in Otago and Southland. 'Merchant, Miner, ...

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Shape of the heart  by Kevin Ireland

Shape of the heart

Kevin Ireland

Book

Kevin Ireland’s words pop like seaweed pods, whether he is: honouring friendships — making sourdough bread — grinning at the weather gods — wondering why he slept in — marvelling at the miracle of a shower — giving advice to writers — analysing chance...

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Upriver  by Colin Heinz

Upriver

Colin Heinz

Book

"Upriver will appeal to everyone who loves New Zealand’s South Island/Te Waipounamu and wants to find out more about the formation of its diverse landscapes and the story of human settlement since the very first landings about eight centuries ago. It...

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Acting and how to survive it  by Peter Feeney

Acting and how to survive it

Peter Feeney

Book

"Everything You Wanted to Know about Acting but Were Too Afraid to Ask... The first-ever book published in New Zealand about acting technique, 'Acting and How to Survive it' also takes in surviving and thriving in this most challenging and alluring o...

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New Zealand wine guide  by Celia Hay

New Zealand wine guide

Celia Hay

Book

Explains in detail about New Zealand's wine regions, significant grape varieties and wines produced. A selection of local maps, explanations of vine growing and winemaking processes, illustrated with helpful photographs and diagrams, makes this book ...

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Weed  by James Borrowdale

Weed

James Borrowdale

eBook

"In 'Weed, ' journalist James Borrowdale dives in deep to understand why, meeting a fascinating cross-section of New Zealand along the way, a nineteenth-century nun who allegedly grew pot, a bystander to the Mr. Asia syndicate, a convicted heroin dealer...

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My honest poem  by Jess Fiebig

My honest poem

Jess Fiebig

Book

My Honest Poem is a moving and powerful poetry collection that follows recovery from a life fractured by family violence and addiction. It is a coming-of-age story of a young New Zealand woman rebuilding strength and hope in the spaces left by trauma....

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Far-flung  by Rhian Gallagher

Far-flung

Rhian Gallagher

Book

The Speed of God. Into the Blue Light -- The Speed of God -- Titipounamu Tapping the Beech Forest -- Huxley Valley -- Mackenzie Country -- Learning to Read -- Home -- Normanby -- 10th April 1968 -- The Illuminated Page -- Kōtukutuku -- Country Hall --...

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Upstream on the Mataura  by Dougal Rillstone

Upstream on the Mataura

Dougal Rillstone

Book

Dougal Rillstone was born in Gore, close to the Mataura River, over seventy years ago. The river was both swimming pool and playground during his childhood. One summer's evening, while he stood chest deep in a long pool, facing downstream towards the...

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Believer  by Peter Parussini

Believer

Peter Parussini

Book

"The untold story of a poor boy from rural Northland whose early ambition was to run the local petrol station but who went on to play a crucial role in the transformational fourth Labour Government, became prime minister and then the highest-ranked N...

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Crossing the lines  by Brent Coutts

Crossing the lines

Brent Coutts

Book

In Crossing the Lines, Brent Coutts brings to light the previously untold history of New Zealand homosexual soldiers in World War II, drawing on the experiences of ordinary men who lived through extraordinary times. At the centre of the story are New...

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Sinking lessons  by Philip Armstrong

Sinking lessons

Philip Armstrong

Book

The poems in Sinking Lessons portray the vitality of a world full of things and beings we too often disregard, using language that vibrates in harmony with the lively tales it tells - from small, everyday events to stories of shipwrecks and stranding...

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Shouting zeros and ones

Shouting zeros and ones

Book

Data flows around the world as computers trade in 0s and 1s, silently making decisions that affect all of us, every day. Meanwhile, we humans shout louder than ever before, spreading news and opinions through social media, polarising society and pitt...

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Second person  by Rata Gordon

Second person

Rata Gordon

Book

Rata Gordon's first poetry collection is graceful and restless, sorrowful and witty. In poems about childhood, travelling, the body and the Earth, Gordon describes the freedom and disorientation we find in unfamiliar places, and the way that our longings...

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Carter's cookbook  by Carter Were

Carter's cookbook

Carter Were

Book

"A simple book of food that Carter makes. Made to use."--Publisher description.

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Whaler by providence  by Don Wilson

Whaler by providence

Don Wilson

Book

Patrick Norton was 20 years old when he appeared before the judge at County Galway on a charge of theft. Convicted and sentenced, he was transported to New South Wales in 1810 and never returned to his native Ireland. This detailed and meticulously-r...

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The father and his gift by R. C. J. Stone

The father and his gift

R. C. J. Stone

eBook

Few New Zealand biographies are so rich in social and personal detail. Written with the vivid touches of a novelist, The Father and his Gift completes the story of Sir John Logan Campbell, venerated in old age as the Father of Auckland, and presents ...

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New Zealand and the Vietnam War by Roberto Giorgio Rabel

New Zealand and the Vietnam War

Roberto Giorgio Rabel

eBook

New Zealand and the Vietnam War was published to coincide with the 40th anniversary of New Zealand combat troops leaving for Vietnam. The Vietnam War provoked a major crisis in New Zealand attitudes to foreign policy, breaking for the first time the ...

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Upturned  by Kay McKenzie Cooke

Upturned

Kay McKenzie Cooke

Book

Upturned is Kay McKenzie Cooke's fourth collection, and her first from The Cuba Press. Her debut collection, Feeding the Dogs, won the Jessie McKay Prize at the New Zealand Book Awards.

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Te Wheke

Te Wheke

Book

"Wheke means octopus in te reo Māori. For many cultures around Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa / the Pacific Ocean, this resourceful, resilient, adventurous creatures is a symbol of early voyages of exploration and migration from the Polynesian homelands of Hawaiki....

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Llew Summers  by John Newton

Llew Summers

John Newton

Book

"Llew Summers (1947-2019) was a rarity in the art world - a figurative artist in a scene dominated by abstract practices. 'Llew Summers: Body and Soul' depicts the work and life of one of New Zealand's most recognisable sculptors, a man of great warmth...

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The Kiwi runners' family tree by Dreydon Sobanja

The Kiwi runners' family tree

Dreydon Sobanja

Book

"New Zealand has a proud athletic history dating back to the 1800s. Never before has there been a book that includes so many New Zealand runners, and in such rich detail. The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree tells the stories of over 100 running related athletes...

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Stop the clock  by Gordon McLauchlan

Stop the clock

Gordon McLauchlan

Book

The best way to learn anything is by doing it - this is a maxim that goes back to Aristotle. Gordon McLauchlan agrees. He has concluded that the only way of learning how to manage growing old is by growing old. He doesn't believe that wisdom is necessarily...

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Cohousing for life  by Robin Allison

Cohousing for life

Robin Allison

Book

"In Cohousing for Life , architect Robin Allison describes her journey from lonely mother of two in the suburbs to determined driver of the development of New Zealand's first cohousing community. It is a very personal story of a collective endeavour,...

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Fridays with Jim  by David Cohen

Fridays with Jim

David Cohen

Book

"A self-taught son of Irish immigrants, devout Catholic, rough-hewn 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...

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Te Papa to Berlin  by Ken Gorbey

Te Papa to Berlin

Ken Gorbey

Book

"Ken Gorbey is a remarkable man who for 15 years was involved with developing and realising the revolutionary cultural concept that became Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand. Then in 1999 he was headhunted by W. Michael Blumenthal to salvage the...

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The new New Zealand  by Paul Spoonley

The new New Zealand

Paul Spoonley

Book

In 2030 there may be six million of us. One and a half million of us will live overseas. We will be clustered in Auckland, dependent on migration, and worried about a shortage of workers. We haven't planned for this. We need to. This major new book b...

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Into the unknown  by Ian. author. Trafford

Into the unknown

Ian. author. Trafford

Book

"A personal account of WWI from the diaries of a Gisborne farm boy, shaped into a ... 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 off...

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Beyond these shores

Beyond these shores

Book

"New Zealand looks out to a turbulent world. Long standing alliances are fracturing, nationalism is surging and the oceans are rising. The contributors within these pages are not, as editor Nina Hall notes, conventional foreign policy voices, but these...

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Winging it by Cory Jane

Winging it

Cory Jane

eBook

Not since the legendary Eric Rush departed the scene have the All Blacks had a jokester/prankster quite like World Cup-winning winger Cory 'CJ' Jane. A Commonwealth Games Sevens gold medallist and frontline All Black since 2008, Jane is one of the funniest...

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What was I thinking by Paul Henry

What was I thinking

Paul Henry

eBook

Bestselling hilarious memoir from New Zealand's most controversial media star. Paul Henry is a natural-born story teller who spins a great yarn, and who says, 'I'll apologise for hurting people's feelings but I'll never apologise for being outrageous...

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Ngā waka o neherā by Jeff Evans

Ngā waka o neherā

Jeff Evans

eBook

This is the essential reference work to the traditions of Maori canoes that voyaged to New Zealand, including lists of waka, names of crew members and vessels, karakia (prayer) and waiata (songs), and maps. A must for nautical enthusiasts, lovers of ...

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The torchlight list by James R. (James Robert) Flynn

The torchlight list

James R. (James Robert) Flynn

eBook

A professor for over 40 years, Jim Flynn found fewer and fewer of his students were in love with reading. However, they were willing to try if he gave them lists. This inspired him to create the definitive list: books so wonderful to read, and so rev...

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This piece of earth by Harvey McQueen

This piece of earth

Harvey McQueen

eBook

In this captivating autobiography, the author magically weaves the story of his life-from a Banks Peninsula boyhood to the Executive Wing of Parliament-with the seasons of his Wellington garden and mouth-watering recipes from his kitchen.

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Stallion challenges by Kelly Wilson

Stallion challenges

Kelly Wilson

Book

From the author of the bestselling book For the Love of Horses, comes an epic new journey to rescue wild Kaimanawa horses from the biennial cull. Follow television stars Vicki, Kelly and Amanda Wilson on their quest to train 10 wild, difficult and so...

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Sophie's legacy by Lesley Elliott

Sophie's legacy

Lesley Elliott

eBook

Sophie Elliott had everything to live for, until her ex boyfriend decided otherwise. The gripping mother's tale of a murder that shocked New Zealand.Sophie Elliott had good looks, intelligence, friends, a loving family, a degree under her belt and a new...

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Purple dandelion by Farida Sultana

Purple dandelion

Farida Sultana

eBook

PURPLE DANDELION is the true story of Farida Sultana, an extraordinary Muslim woman. Her arranged marriage to a doctor at the age of 18 took her to worn-torn Iran with her husband and young daughter, then to the UK and finally to New Zealand. Being a...

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The power of mothers by Celia Lashlie

The power of mothers

Celia Lashlie

eBook

A hard hitting look at our troubled society, the intergenerational cycle of crime and criminal families and the women who have the power to change things for the better - if we let them.

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A policy travelogue by Catherine Pélissier Kingfisher

A policy travelogue

Catherine Pélissier Kingfisher

Book

An ethnography of the development and travel of the New Zealand model of neoliberal welfare reform, this study explores the social life of policy, which is one of process, motion, and change. Different actors, including not only policy Elites but als...

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No left turn by Chris Trotter

No left turn

Chris Trotter

eBook

A bold and passionate re-examination of New Zealand political history by a leading social commentator. The way some histories tell it, Europeans came to New Zealand keen to establish a Little Britain in the South Seas. Not so, says Chris Trotter. Most...

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Misconception by Jay-Jay Feeney

Misconception

Jay-Jay Feeney

eBook

One couple's quest to conceive a child, charting the highs and lows of life lived in the shadow of infertility. I'm 39 years old, happily married and my womb has never been inhabited. I want a baby but not in that crazy, desperate way where I cringe whenever...

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Mapping the distance by Ingrid Horrocks

Mapping the distance

Ingrid Horrocks

eBook

This superb collection of poems shows the benefit of ten years gestation. The major part of the book consists of poems coming from years spent living and studying overseas and then settling back in New Zealand and starting a family. With its broad scope...

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A long road to progress by Richard Hall

A long road to progress

Richard Hall

eBook

"As Commander of the New Zealand troops in the Bamiyan Province of Afghanistan, Colonel Richard Hall gained a unique insight into the lives of Kiwi soldiers serving in a harsh climate amid daily threats, as well as into the lives of the locals, from...

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Like them that dream by Bronwyn Elsmore

Like them that dream

Bronwyn Elsmore

eBook

Describes the immense impact on Maori society of the arrival in New Zealand of the European missionaries & the early interaction between them which led to the many distinctive responses by Maori to Christianity. In particular, it explains how they learned...

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Johnny Enzed by Glyn Harper

Johnny Enzed

Glyn Harper

eBook

"The New Zealand soldiers who left these shores to fight in the First World War represented one of the greatest collective endeavours in the nation's history. Over 100,000 men and women would embark for overseas service and almost 60,000 of them beca...

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In the face of the enemy by Glyn Harper

In the face of the enemy

Glyn Harper

eBook

The highest Commonwealth military decoration for gallantry is the Victoria Cross, and this book examines the history of the award, telling the stories of those New Zealanders (or those with strong New Zealand associations) who have won it. This includes...

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How to drink a glass of wine by John Saker

How to drink a glass of wine

John Saker

eBook

This comprehensive overview reveals the secrets of one of the most enduring and soothing spiritsfrom the miraculous process of turning grapes into wine and how the shape of a glass affects its taste, to who decides if a wine is a winner and what makes...

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Helen Clark by Claudia Pond Eyley

Helen Clark

Claudia Pond Eyley

eBook

New Zealand's first elected woman prime minister; nine years in power through Afghanistan and Iraq, the 'Corngate' and 'Paintergate' affairs, the foreshore and seabed turmoil; head of the UN Development Program and ranked among the most powerful women...

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The new New Zealand by Paul Spoonley

The new New Zealand

Paul Spoonley

eBook

In 2030 there may be six million of us. One and a half million of us will live overseas. We will be clustered in Auckland, dependent on migration, and worried about a shortage of workers. We haven't planned for this. We need to. This major new book b...

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It's just a game by Graham Hutchins

It's just a game

Graham Hutchins

eBook

Rugby is the heart and soul of New Zealand, filling the lives of most boys and some girls, from the first time they see an oval ball. 'It's just a game' is a celebration of rugby as it is played by kids, students, club members and professionals. The 50...

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Cat among the pigeons by Catherine Tizard

Cat among the pigeons

Catherine Tizard

eBook

The memoir of New Zealand's best-loved Governor General. The Tizard political dynasty is headed by a woman many would consider a New Zealand matriarch, Dame Catherine Tizard, formerly mayor of Auckland and our first woman Governor General. Feisty, ir...

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Brief lives by Chris Price

Brief lives

Chris Price

eBook

Brief Lives is an eccentric collection of biographical anecdotes and fictional vignettes in which famous figures such as Goethe, Petrarch and Antonin Artaud rub shoulders with impecunious aristocrats, actors and art historians as well as a range of f...

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Breast support by Gwendoline Smith

Breast support

Gwendoline Smith

Book

'Breast Support' describes not just the physical and medical experience of breast cancer, through diagnosis, surgery, recovery and rehabilitation, but the emotional and psychological experience too. There are many messages in this book for husbands a...

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Backwards to forwards by Kevin Ireland

Backwards to forwards

Kevin Ireland

eBook

A lyrically written memoir showing the growth of a writer and his unique perceptions of the 1950s, 60s and beyond. Echoing the erratic shape of remembrance, Kevin Ireland's second volume of memoirs is 'derived from impressions, conversations, anecdotes...

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Arthur Lydiard by Garth Gilmour

Arthur Lydiard

Garth Gilmour

eBook

Arthur Lydiard was the most successful and influential running coach of the last fifty years. He burst into prominence at the Rome Olympics in 1960 when two of his protégés, Peter Snell and Murray Halberg, won Olympic gold medals on the same day. His...

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Under a bomber's moon by Stephen Harris

Under a bomber's moon

Stephen Harris

eBook

They were the best of enemies - dedicated, skilled and deadly. In the night skies above wartime Germany an RAF navigator-air bomber from New Zealand and a Luftwaffe pilot seek out their targets, testing the gap between success and their own destruction...

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The making of New Zealanders by Ron Palenski

The making of New Zealanders

Ron Palenski

eBook

Examining the development of a sense of national identity in a British colony, this highly authoritative work is a valuable addition to the literature in New Zealand. By looking at the onset of home-grown shipping, railway, and telegraph networks as well...

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How to sail a boat by Matt Vance

How to sail a boat

Matt Vance

eBook

To sail a boat is a magical, and sometimes mystical, experience. The sailor is free from the cares of life on land, entirely absorbed in the enterprise of moving a craft across the water. For the uninitiated, though, willingly putting oneself at the mercy...

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How to watch a game of rugby by Spiro Bernard Zavos

How to watch a game of rugby

Spiro Bernard Zavos

Book

Full of enthusiasm, this guide sets out to convince non-believers that rugby is the world's greatest game.

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The owl that fell from the sky by Brian (Brian James) Gill

The owl that fell from the sky

Brian (Brian James) Gill

eBook

Natural history museums contain many thousands of zoological specimens and each has a tale to tell - often involving extraordinary people, daring explorations, unquenchable scientific curiosity, and strange coincidences. This perfectly presented book,...

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Bird on a wire by Theresa Gattung

Bird on a wire

Theresa Gattung

eBook

Inside the high pressure, brutalising CEO world with New Zealand's highest profile businesswoman.No woman has ever risen as far in the corporate world as former Telecom CEO Theresa Gattung. Her appointment, at a young age and from the marking ranks, ...

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Of course I love you... now go to your room by Diane Levy

Of course I love you... now go to your room

Diane Levy

eBook

Top family therapist Diane Levy gives clear parenting guidelines in this bestselling title. This book presents a modern approach to parenting. Diane Levy believes children must be taught to experience and handle their emotions and they must learn...

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A life on Gorge River by Robert Long

A life on Gorge River

Robert Long

eBook

The fascinating life of the most remote family in New Zealand.Robert Long and his family - wife Catherine, and children Christan (17) and Robin (14) - live in complete isolation, in a hut two days' walk south of Haast in South Westland. Robert has lived...

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Growing great boys by Ian Grant

Growing great boys

Ian Grant

Book

"Growing great boys is a brilliant, practical parenting book about parenting boys from toddlers to teens from one of New Zealand's leading parenting experts. Packed with lots of tips and pragmatic ideas for parents, it has a strong and positive message...

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Navigation by Joy Cowley

Navigation

Joy Cowley

eBook

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Invasive predators in New Zealand by C. M. (Carolyn M.) King

Invasive predators in New Zealand

C. M. (Carolyn M.) King

eBook

"The story of invasive species in New Zealand is unlike any other in the world. By the mid-thirteenth century, the main islands of the country were the last large landmasses on Earth to remain uninhabited by humans, or any other land mammals. New Zea...

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New Zealand national security

New Zealand national security

eBook

In an interrelated and increasingly dynamic and globalised security environment, New Zealand faces complex and multifaceted non-traditional threats. They range from trade insecurity to terrorism, transnational crime, disputes over the control and exp...

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Will to win by Lana McCarthy

Will to win

Lana McCarthy

eBook

"This book is a fascinating deep-dive into the development of the Silver Ferns' traditions, the evolution of team culture and the nuts-and-bolts of leadership at an elite level. Legendary players and coaches — including Lois Muir, Leigh Gibbs, Bernice...

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Tough country  by Mike Bellamy

Tough country

Mike Bellamy

Book

"Tall tales of New Zealand bushmen, tradies and back-country rouges. 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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Compulsory arbitration in New Zealand by James Holt

Compulsory arbitration in New Zealand

James Holt

eBook

This book traces the history of one of New Zealand's most famous laws, the Industrial Conciliation and Arbitration Act of 1894. Holt explains how the law was enacted and how it was transformed by judges over the next forty years into something which had...

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All Cretans are liars and other poems by Anne French

All Cretans are liars and other poems

Anne French

eBook

The poems in All Cretans are Liars are written for friends, lovers, for a small son, for explaining solitude or betrayal? they start out this way but soon take on their own life and walk out to meet us. Anne French sees her poems as small fictions, w...

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Walter Nash by Keith Sinclair

Walter Nash

Keith Sinclair

Book

Walter Nash (1882-1968) was among the most influential of the group of Labour Party leaders who created the welfare state. He was a member of parliament for almost 40 years and he was one of New Zealand political leaders known internationally. Keith ...

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