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24 years  by Mike (Michael Grant) Butler

24 years

Mike (Michael Grant) Butler

Book

"In 1987 Allan Titford was being driven off his farm by people who claimed that part of it was Maori land. His story captured the hearts and minds of many New Zealanders. However in 2013, when he was jailed for more than 24 years, he was called "a sl...

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Little book of the sea

Little book of the sea

Book

"A selection of artworks of the sea, from the Gallery's collections."--Provided by publisher.

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Little book of black

Little book of black

Book

"A selection of artworks that are black in look and sentiment, from the Gallery's collections."--Provided by publisher.

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Blame it on Abba  by Lisa Nimmo

Blame it on Abba

Lisa Nimmo

Book

"Ever felt like quitting your day job to chase a dream? Lisa Nimmo did, and this daring musical adventure is proof that it's never too late to follow your heart, reinvent yourself and become the person you were born to be. With no prior music experience...

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Memories

Memories

Book

"In 2014, as an intiative towards the nationwide commemoration for the Centenary of World War I, members of the Panmure Branch of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists were invited to write an essay on one or more of their WWI soldiers, nurses and ...

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The killing nation  by Reihana Robinson

The killing nation

Reihana Robinson

Book

"Rural revolt - in defence of Coromandel's wild kingdom is an environmental and social history in five parts. First they came for the goats tells of the government's "wall of death" pogrom against feral goats. Don't fence us in tells of an attempt to...

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Searching in secret  by Wasyl Nimenko

Searching in secret

Wasyl Nimenko

Book

"An eye opening account of living the dream of trying to settle down. The history, the isolation, the terrain and the weather expose this European’s own vulnerabilities and humble him into a deep respect for everyone who lives there."--Provided by pu...

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One hundred days in Samoa  by Andy Southall

One hundred days in Samoa

Andy Southall

Book

"We were all set for paradise. But was paradise what we thought? Kate would teach at a local school. I would write a travel blog. Life would be sweet and good things would happen to us. We’d swim in the ocean, spend a night in a traditional fale, and...

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Kiwi backyard  by Andrew Ellis

Kiwi backyard

Andrew Ellis

Book

"Inspired by Andy's backyard segments on TVNZ1's Seven Sharp this book is perfect for anyone dreaming of making changes at their own place. It features a wide range of backyards from Kiwi heroes like Kieran Read, Richie and Gemma McCaw, Sir Graham Henry,...

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Shimmersea  by Mary D. Woodward

Shimmersea

Mary D. Woodward

Book

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Payroll  by Warick Heads

Payroll

Warick Heads

Book

"Administering the payroll is one of the most critical and demanding functions of a business. This comprehensive, easy-to-use guide clearly explains the essential components of all pay office functions and procedures. It is an invaluable resource for...

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View from the South  by Owen Marshall

View from the South

Owen Marshall

Book

"A stunning collection of poems from one of New Zealand's most respectedwriters"--Publisher information.

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Say sorry by Ann Thompson

Say sorry

Ann Thompson

eBook

Conceived out of wedlock, Ann was just two months old when placed in the care of a Catholic orphanage. From the beginning, she was taught her mother was sinful and that she would be too unless the devil was beaten from her soul. She was sexually abused...

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Poems from hotel Middlemore  by Michael Morrissey

Poems from hotel Middlemore

Michael Morrissey

Book

"Michael Morrissey's 23rd book and his 12th book of poetry, casts a wry but compassionate eye on life in a New Zealand psychiatric ward. ..." --Back cover.

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South d poet lorikeet  by Jenny Powell

South d poet lorikeet

Jenny Powell

Book

I am the bird who appears in your dreams / I am the bird whose song you hear / I am the flash of feathered blaze / I am still a surprise to you. In South D Poet Lorikeet Jenny Powell, with her customary acuteness and lightness of touch, writes of gir...

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Punctuation  by Rogelio Guedea

Punctuation

Rogelio Guedea

Book

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The homeland  by Katharina Müller

The homeland

Katharina Müller

Book

"Katharina Müller's poetry circles around questions of home, distance, and absence"--Publisher's website.

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The lonesome savior = Hin einsami frelsarin  by 1979- author. Agnar Artúvertin

The lonesome savior = Hin einsami frelsarin

1979- author. Agnar Artúvertin

Book

A selection of poems by Faroese poet Agnar Artuvertin, the first in English translation.

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Niue and the Great War  by Margaret Pointer

Niue and the Great War

Margaret Pointer

Book

"The story of tiny Niue’s involvement in the Great War has captivated people since an account was first published by Margaret Pointer in 2000. In 1915, 160 Niuean men joined the New Zealand Expeditionary Force as part of the Maori Reinforcements and set...

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100% Kiwi business  by Ryan L. Jennings

100% Kiwi business

Ryan L. Jennings

Book

"100% [Kiwi] business is an inspiring guide for New Zealanders growing their business, or starting a new one."--Book jacket.

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The extra mile  by Clive A. (Clive Alexander) Lind

The extra mile

Clive A. (Clive Alexander) Lind

Book

"Southern Transport was born out of financial necessity in 1946 when a timber company found itself in difficulties. It became the formidable business it remains today when 20-year-old Bill Richardson took charge in 1960. Seeking opportunities wherever...

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Tawharanui Open Sanctuary Society (Tossi)  by Maggie Cornish

Tawharanui Open Sanctuary Society (Tossi)

Maggie Cornish

Book

"This work cover the origin in 2002, and development through the first 10 years, of the volunteer group TOSSI, Tawharanui Open Sanctuary Society Incorporated. It is about the people and their enthusiasm to create, in co-operation with the local council,...

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Relationship property in New Zealand  by W. R. Atkin

Relationship property in New Zealand

W. R. Atkin

Book

"Relationship property is a core feature of the law of domestic relationships. Major case law at the highest levels continues to develop the rules. It is now the subject of a mammoth Law Commission project. Some key areas such as economic disparity, the...

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Backcountry ski-touring in New Zealand  by Shane Orchard

Backcountry ski-touring in New Zealand

Shane Orchard

Book

"This book is your essential guide to the best backcountry touring and ski mountaineering in New Zealand. Whether you're new to the world of backcountry snowsports, an enthusiast looking for inspiration, or an international traveller sampling what New...

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Pruning fruit trees  by Kath Irvine

Pruning fruit trees

Kath Irvine

Book

"Pruning Fruit Trees: A Beginners Guide is here to unbundle the complicated world of pruning and provide step-by-step instructions to beginners. Calm trees is the overall aim. A less is more approach to cutting with a focus on training as well as pruning....

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See no evil  by Maire Leadbeater

See no evil

Maire Leadbeater

Book

"See no evil issues a challenge to New Zealanders. The book begins by relating the little-known history of West Papua, but its focus is on the impact of New Zealand's foreign policy on the indigenous Melanesian inhabitants. In the 1950s New Zealand s...

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Australians on the Western Front 1918. Volume 1, Resisting the great German offensive by David W. Cameron

Australians on the Western Front 1918. Volume 1, Resisting the great German offensive

David W. Cameron

eBook

In Australians on the Western Front 1918 Volume 1, the first in a two-part series, David Cameron tells the extraordinary story of Australian troops on the Western front in March and April of 1918. These troops were directly responsible for pushing back...

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Big weather

Big weather

Book

An anthology of 100 poems celebrating Wellington, capturing the vivacity and diversity of the capital, this poetic portrait is a celebration of Wellington and the creative life it inspires.

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The best leaders don't shout  by Bruce Cotterill

The best leaders don't shout

Bruce Cotterill

Book

"In The Best Leaders Don’t Shout, Bruce shares the lessons learned as he and his teams have defended businesses against the threats of the poor performance he inherited, and then, turned those same businesses around into highly profitable organisations...

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Seeing through a cloud  by Paul Ogilvie-Lee

Seeing through a cloud

Paul Ogilvie-Lee

Book

"Seeing Through a Cloud is the story of an active, young doctor about to specialise, but suddenly his life changed. In seconds. The doctor became the patient. This book tells the inspiring story of how Paul coped with all the changes and challenges he...

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Battle cry  by Beryl Henwood

Battle cry

Beryl Henwood

Book

"A passionate missionary, intercessor, evangelist teacher and pro-life advocate, Beryl is powerfully anointed with the Holy Spirit to minister to other broken lives, the healing and freedom she has found in her Lord. Her refreshing transparency, courage...

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Mikey & me  by Amitha Esther Vanaguntla

Mikey & me

Amitha Esther Vanaguntla

Book

I asked, "God, why me?" I imagined that I got a call from the DP saying, "It was a mistake. There's nothing wrong with Mikey. Mikey is normal like other children." Then I realised that it was just an illusion. I was on my knees, "God, please help me in...

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Beyond Manapouri  by Catherine Knight

Beyond Manapouri

Catherine Knight

Book

" Beyond Manapouri: 50 years of environmental politics in New Zealand traces the evolution of environmental administration in New Zealand since the dawn of the 'environmental era' in the late 1960s. The national campaign to stop the government from raising...

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Come together  by Larina Tiffen-Fuller

Come together

Larina Tiffen-Fuller

Book

"As thousands woke from the earth-shattering quake on 14th November 2016, nobody could foresee the chain of events that ultimately resulted in the birth of Come Together. This book is a celebration of the love, resilience and the human spirit. It pays...

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Steven Adams  by Steven Adams

Steven Adams

Steven Adams

Book

"For the first time Oklahoma City Thunder centre Steven Adams shares the story behind his meteoric rise to become one of the most exciting players in the NBA and New Zealand's highest paid sportsperson. From the streets of small town Rotorua in New ...

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Forgotten footprints, F.W.C. Sturm  by Lyn Sturm

Forgotten footprints, F.W.C. Sturm

Lyn Sturm

Book

"Biography of F.W.C Sturm, naturalist, botanist and nurseryman. Earliest permanent European settler in Northern Hawke's Bay. Arrived 1839 died 23 May 1896."--Provided by publisher.

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Moscow story  by Brian Newth

Moscow story

Brian Newth

Book

"Defiant perfectly describes the 1980 New Zealand Olympic Team as they faced almost insurmountable odds to achieve their dream of competing in an Olympic Games. The New Zealand government agreed to a boycott of the Moscow Olympics after the call came...

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Ignacy Jan Paderewski  by Jacek Roman Drecki

Ignacy Jan Paderewski

Jacek Roman Drecki

Book

"[A] meticulously researched account of unprecendented musical events that took place in early 20th century New Zealand. The detail and authenticity of the narrative takes us on tour with Ignacy Jan Paderewski, then the world's most recognised and ce...

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Anything you can imagine by Ian Nathan

Anything you can imagine

Ian Nathan

eBook

The definitive history of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth saga, Anything You Can Imagine takes us on a cinematic journey across all six films, featuring brand-new interviews with Peter, his cast & crew. From the early days of daring to dream it could be...

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New Zealand lichens  by W. M. (William McLagan) Malcolm

New Zealand lichens

W. M. (William McLagan) Malcolm

Book

"Fungi can't make their own food. They survive only because they've evolved ways of getting food from other creatures. Some of them take on algal and bacterial partners that can make food by trapping sunlight. That "life style" is called a lichen. Of...

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Changing gears  by Sequoia Schmidt

Changing gears

Sequoia Schmidt

Book

"On what initially began as an impulse, Sequoia Schmidt, a native of New Zealand and avid adventurer decides to purchase a ticket to her homeland with the goal of cycling across the country to reconnect with her roots. Once (somewhat) trained, Sequoia...

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Legacy by Gordon Tietjens

Legacy

Gordon Tietjens

eBook

Sir Gordon 'Titch' Tietjens, pioneer of the global sevens game, is one of New Zealand's greatest ever rugby coaches. His many accolades - including 12 IRB World Series, two Rugby World Cup Sevens titles and four Commonwealth Games gold medals - easily...

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Adrift in the fog  by C. C. Johannes Peet

Adrift in the fog

C. C. Johannes Peet

Book

"After a long career in the wine industry, circumstances forced Hans Peet to reconsider his options. This is his true and honest answer of how he faced up the challenge of ongoing loss of vision, the friend who rescued him from depression and what happened...

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Burl by Juliet Palmer

Burl

Juliet Palmer

Printed music

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Unbreakable spirit  by Karen McMillan

Unbreakable spirit

Karen McMillan

Book

Unbreakable spirit is a testimony to the human spirit in the face of cancer. It tells the true stories of people who have survived cancer and of those who are terminally ill. It alos shares the experiences of people who have had a loved one die from cancer...

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Local Lives  by John Wilson

Local Lives

John Wilson

Book

This book records the history of Addington, one of Christchurch, New Zealand's oldest inner suburbs. It moves from the suburb's birth as a working-class suburb to the aftermath of the 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes discussing the people, buildings and...

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Scoundrels & eccentrics of the Pacific  by John Dunmore

Scoundrels & eccentrics of the Pacific

John Dunmore

Book

"Scoundrels & Eccentrics of the Pacific is a new title delving into the adventurers who once made the great Pacific their playground – from likeable dreamers to outright conmen, slavers and pirates, and even one self-titled Queen Emma. There’s the...

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Mana from heaven by Bronwyn Elsmore

Mana from heaven

Bronwyn Elsmore

eBook

This book records the evolution of Maori spirituality from early contact to the end of the prophetic period that had been launched by the translation of the Old Testament in 1858. It analyses the principal influences in Maori religious movements during...

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Life wide open  by Sheryn Adamson

Life wide open

Sheryn Adamson

Book

"Sheryn was born to parents who were full-time Christian ministers in The Salvation Army. This meant relocating around New Zealand every few years. At nineteen she trained and became a New Zealand police officer, serving for twelve years. In 1993, she...

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Many a muddy morning by Mark Warren

Many a muddy morning

Mark Warren

eBook

The off-roading, hill-seeking and muddy-morning adventures of farming legend Mark Warren. Mark Warren is a larger-than-life character of rural New Zealand. He grew up with an obsession with Landrovers, Mark 1 Zephyrs, council tip trucks, bulldozers,....

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Alone in the Tasman  by Les Hill

Alone in the Tasman

Les Hill

Book

"On 27 December 1974, Tony Allan, a solo sailor on board his trimaran Rebel 11, departed Queensland on a return journey to New Zealand. At 5.45am, two days out from the Australian coast, after clearing the danger of the busy shipping lanes, Tony was ...

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A certain style  by Doris De Pont

A certain style

Doris De Pont

Book

"A Certain Style records the story of New Zealand couturier Bruce Papas who sketched, draped and constructed elegant suits and dresses for a fashion conscious local audience. Beginning his career in 1946, his finely tuned fashion sense and mastery of...

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Sorted  by Rosemary Hepözden

Sorted

Rosemary Hepözden

Book

"Thousands of facts about New Zealand and New Zealanders that you never thought you needed to know! A wide-ranging and surprising selection of lists, rankings and statistics that shed light on New Zealand in an unusual and entertaining way."--Publish...

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Design secrets of the New Zealand character home  by Mona Quinn

Design secrets of the New Zealand character home

Mona Quinn

Book

"A long term project of Mona and fellow villa lover photographer Paul Knight with the on-going road trips through parts of New Zealand seeking out these wonderful character homes that we almost take for granted as our staple heritage houses in New Ze...

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McGinty  by Tony Robinson

McGinty

Tony Robinson

Book

"All that he experienced, all his different jobs and employers, all is recorded just as it was many years ago. His great love of music, his wit and humour, his cheeky way, it's all there. His successes, his failures, his disappointments and his accom...

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The pants of perspective  by Anna McNuff

The pants of perspective

Anna McNuff

Book

"Anna was never anything like those ‘real’ runners on telly – all spindly limbs, tiny shorts and split times – but when she read about New Zealand’s 3,000-kilometre-long Te Araroa Trail, she began to wonder… perhaps being a ‘real’ runner was overrated....

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Collected poems 1981-2016  by Michael O'Leary

Collected poems 1981-2016

Michael O'Leary

Book

"Collected poems 1981-2016 is a thirty-five year retrospective from an important Irish-Maori influence writer. It offers the most complete view so far of O'Leary's remarkable literary achievement and offers a body of original and significant work tha...

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Main trunk lines  by Michael O'Leary

Main trunk lines

Michael O'Leary

Book

"Michael O'Leary's new book is the first to collect his entire oeuvre of New Zealand railway poems. Spanning over 30 years of his writing, it runs the length of the railway in Aotearoa and depicts many of the country's railway stations and towns. The...

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Straight from the pig's mouth  by Big Al Lester

Straight from the pig's mouth

Big Al Lester

Book

"From his fledgling days as a junior policeman to being detective sergeant on high-profile cases, Christchurch cop Al Lester has many a story to tell as he reflects on a career on the thin blue line. Al's a man who took policing seriously, always doing...

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New Zealand  by Helen Corrigan

New Zealand

Helen Corrigan

Book

"Discover New Zealand region-by-region; from local festivals and markets to day trips around the countryside. Detailed listings will guide you to the best hotels, restaurants, bars and shops for all budgets, whilst detailed practical information will...

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Sir Brother Patrick Lynch KNZM QSO  by Bee Dawson

Sir Brother Patrick Lynch KNZM QSO

Bee Dawson

Book

"When young Pat Lynch was growing up in south Auckland, helping his father in the garden and enjoying the beach with his siblings, little did he know that in his future he'd be influencing politicians of all persuasions, and even a prime minister or two....

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Jock's Country  by David (Thomas David) Henshaw

Jock's Country

David (Thomas David) Henshaw

Book

"A long-time resident of Tamahere in Waikato, David communicated with farmers for more than 40 years through his cartoons - his main character, Jock, is recognised as a national identity. His cartoons appeared in the New Zealand Farmer for 34 years and...

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By Bible, hammer & compass  by Adrienne Millar

By Bible, hammer & compass

Adrienne Millar

Book

"The Puckey brothers joined the first English mission to the the South Seas in 1796, in their early 20s. The mission to Tahiti was spectacularly disrupted when William was ambushed and nearly killed. Both brothers retreated by Sydney, tried to return...

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To the mountains  by Laurence Fearnley

To the mountains

Laurence Fearnley

Book

"A schoolgirl races from class to join a weekend trip to the hills. A mountaineering guide recalls his first weeks on the job during the 1920s. A young climber is shown the best route over the Main Divide by a big bull thar. A climbing party is bombarded...

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Geering interviews  by Lloyd Geering

Geering interviews

Lloyd Geering

Book

Lloyd Geering forces us to respond to, rethink, and reinterpret Christian origins, institutions, and beliefs. He demands that we begin from a position of informed knowledge that includes a central engagement with science, religion, and scholarship. G...

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Being a teacher in the 21st century  by Leon Benade

Being a teacher in the 21st century

Leon Benade

Book

This book provides scholars, teacher educators, as well as reflective school leaders and teachers with valuable insights into what it is to be a teacher in the 21st century. It does so by presenting original research based on a study of several New Z...

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The hunters  by Debbie Stewart

The hunters

Debbie Stewart

Book

"Hovering hawks, swooping falcons and softly calling morepork. A close look at the predatory birds of New Zealand - many of them endangered. From an extinct giant eagle and an owl that sounded like the devil, to the morepork we hear calling at night,...

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Russia changed my life  by Pauline Stansfield

Russia changed my life

Pauline Stansfield

Book

"At the age of thirty, Pauline Stansfield had everything ahead of her - she had left her home in New Zealand as a qualified nurse and was training to be a tutor at the Royal Free Hospital in London. Then, in 1969, she went on an adventure holiday tou...

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Journey to health by Simone Anderson

Journey to health

Simone Anderson

eBook

Social-media sensation Simone Anderson's weight peaked at 169 kg. When she finally faced up to how overweight she was, she knew something had to change. Simone shared her progress on Facebook, to keep herself accountable, and her fan base grew rapidly...

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Rugged coast, rough seas  by Ken Scadden

Rugged coast, rough seas

Ken Scadden

Book

"Surely the Wairarapa doesn't have a maritime history, there are no ports or wharves and only a few fishermen earning their living from the sea." This has been a commonly held view, and the reason this book has not been written until now. In fact, the...

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Mind that child  by Simon Rowley

Mind that child

Simon Rowley

Book

"'There is always a baby for whom you can feel happy at what they have achieved, or sad when things go wrong. There are always parents to help through an incredible journey, and a junior staff member who is keen to learn and to whom you can pass on some...

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Many a muddy morning  by Mark Warren

Many a muddy morning

Mark Warren

Book

"Memoir covering author's career in farming and off-road driving and instructing"--Publisher information.

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Journey to health  by Simone Anderson

Journey to health

Simone Anderson

Book

Social-media sensation Simone Anderson's weight peaked at 169 kg. When she finally faced up to how overweight she was, she knew something had to change. Simone shared her progress on Facebook, to keep herself accountable, and her fan base grew rapidly...

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Black beech and honeydew  by Ngaio Marsh

Black beech and honeydew

Ngaio Marsh

Book

"What sort of person was Ngaio Marsh, whose detective novels made her name known throughout the world? With all the insight and sense of style her readers have come to expect of her, her autobiography reveals the influences and environment that have shaped...

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Collecting New Zealand minerals  by Chris Fraser

Collecting New Zealand minerals

Chris Fraser

Book

"This book is a guide for those people who want to go out and collect New Zealand minerals. It will help you identify a lot of the minerals, which identification tests are the most useful, where to look for certain minerals, which minerals are common...

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Homeless  by John Howell

Homeless

John Howell

Book

Jackson John Howell takes us into a world where accustomed notions of ̀home' have been defaced, distorted and obliterated. It's a familiar but uncomfortable place to be. In an era defined by the refugee crisis and, in our own cities, escalating homel...

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Pasture and flock  by Anna Jackson

Pasture and flock

Anna Jackson

Book

"Uneasy nights out with dead Russian poets, dalliances with German gas fitters and emotionally fraught games of badminton are brought together for the first time, along with a brand new body of work, in this time-spanning selection of Anna Jackson's ...

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Take heart  by Adrienne M. (Adrienne Michelle) Frater

Take heart

Adrienne M. (Adrienne Michelle) Fra...

Book

"When Adrienne was first diagnosed with cardiomyopathy she asked, What is that? She had never heard of the condition and had trouble finding information. Her book is designed to help others with cardiomyopathy and heart failure. As well as telling her...

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