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In this body  by Ruby (Ruby Alice Rose) Jones

In this body

Ruby (Ruby Alice Rose) Jones

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"A beautiful illustrated book for every human being. Everyone is on their own journey, but the world can be hard to navigate - especially when we don't feel at home in our own skin. Ruby Jones offers little reminders to be kind to ourselves, to appreciate all...

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Centred  by Richard (Counsellor) Black

Centred

Richard (Counsellor) Black

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"Many people wish their life was different. They wish they were not so sensitive or controlled by their emotions; they wish their relationships were more loving or that they were able to be more assertive; that they did not struggle with certain habits or...

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Comrade  by Cybele Locke

Comrade

Cybele Locke

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"Bill Andersen was one of the most significant figures in New Zealand’s trade union movement in the later twentieth century. Cybele Locke’s biography recovers the relationships between communism and working class trade unionism during World War Two and the...

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The best of e-Tangata. Volume two

The best of e-Tangata. Volume two

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"A thought-provoking set of Māori, Pasifika, and tangata Tiriti writers combine in this celebration of some of the best writing from E-Tangata. Traverse a landscape of contemporary and historical issues through the lens of a mother's loss, a man's hard-won...

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Pakeha Ta Moko by Trevor Bentley

Pakeha Ta Moko

Trevor Bentley

eBook

Explore the hidden history of European men and women traditionally tattooed by Māori. In Pakeha Ta Moko, Trevor Bentley examines the extent and significance of Māori and Pakeha tattoo exchange both on ship and shore between the 1790s and 1840s. He uncovers the...

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New Zealand hall of fame  by Maria Gill

New Zealand hall of fame

Maria Gill

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Collection of biographies which celebrates the lives of 50 famous New Zealanders. Suggested level: primary, intermediate.

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Marco Polo  by Tony Armit

Marco Polo

Tony Armit

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"In 1951, an 18-year-old Kiwi lad named Tony Armit decided to build a 28-foot wooden yacht. Three years later, he christened her Marco Polo, then with a former school rugby mate, Brian 'Tig' Loe, set sail from Auckland on an epic voyage... and whatever...

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Possessions  by Nicholas Thomas

Possessions

Nicholas Thomas

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The arts of Africa, Oceania and Native America famously inspired twentieth-century modernist artists such as Picasso, Matisse and Ernst. The politics of such stimulus, however, have long been highly contentious: was this a cross-cultural discovery to be...

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Selling Britishness  by Felicity Barnes

Selling Britishness

Felicity Barnes

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Finding a way to live  by Hoki compiler. Perano

Finding a way to live

Hoki compiler. Perano

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"A handful of ex-whalers helped to complete a scrapbook-type collection of their stories, photos, and other interesting data. The contents of that scrapbook, along with some additional photographs, have now been compiled into Finding a Way to Live" --Back...

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NZ surf  by Warren Hawke

NZ surf

Warren Hawke

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"NZ Surf: Windows is the fourth book in Warren Hawke’s NZ Surf series, [it] ... celebrates all aspects of our Kiwi surfing community. From our rich surfing history, longboarding, shortboarding, the elder states-people to the frothing grub. Warren's spectacular...

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Secrets of the sea  by Robert Vennell

Secrets of the sea

Robert Vennell

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"An illuminating tour through the native sea creatures of Aotearoa, by the bestselling author of The Meaning of Trees Secrets of the Sea is a fascinating introduction to New Zealand’s fish and shellfish, weaving together history, biology and culture to reveal...

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The world we knew  by Vonney Allan

The world we knew

Vonney Allan

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"The good thing about living in New Zealand in the 1930's to the 1960's was the relatively simple, safe, and reassuring attitudes of our people. We had no choice other than to be self-sufficient and creative because of our isolation, which continues to lead us...

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Downfall  by Paul Diamond

Downfall

Paul Diamond

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"1920 New Zealanders were shocked by the news that the brilliant, well-connected mayor of genteel Whanganui had shot a young gay poet, D'Arcy Cresswell, who he thought was blackmailing him. They were then riveted by the trial that followed. Mackay was...

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My American chair  by Elizabeth Smither

My American chair

Elizabeth Smither

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"White lies, hip replacements and ballet with a sawhorse. Parisian drycleaners and the brush of the grass in Central Park. In My American Chair, Elizabeth Smither leads us through serendipitous encounters, the uncanny in the ordinary, the intricacies of...

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Proof

Proof

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"A superb showcase of some of the best examples of contemporary fine art printmaking in Aotearoa New Zealand today."--

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The RNZ cookbook

The RNZ cookbook

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"An authoritative and above all useful cookbook from New Zealand’s favourite broadcaster, featuring 180 trusted (and tested) recipes hand-picked from the thousands of delicious recipes that have featured on RNZ shows such as Nine to Noon, Afternoons and...

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Pakeha ta moko by Trevor Bentley

Pakeha ta moko

Trevor Bentley

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"Explore the hidden history of European men and women traditionally tattooed by Maori. In Pakeha ta moko, Trevor Bentley examines the extent and significance of Maori and Pakeha tattoo exchange both on ship and shore between the 1790s and 1840s. He uncovers...

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Brutally beautiful  by Hazel (Runner) Harrison

Brutally beautiful

Hazel (Runner) Harrison

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"The legendary Marathon des Sables (MdS) has been billed as the toughest footrace on earth , back in the early days, it deserved the title. The first edition was in 1986 when events this gruelling were few and far between. Despite its name, it’s not a marathon...

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The real guide to New Zealand  by Mark Danenhauer

The real guide to New Zealand

Mark Danenhauer

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"Can you tell a Skink from a gecko? Is that a Kea or a Kaka? Can you spot the difference between a Northern Rata and a Pohutukawa? - This full colour guide is designed to help readers gain a basic understanding of the natural history of NZ. Written in simple...

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Cult trip by Anke Richter

Cult trip

Anke Richter

eBook

A leading journalist's intense, riveting and personal investigation into the worlds and minds of cults At a new age festival in Byron Bay, journalist Anke Richter is finding her spiritual awakening when she meets a woman - a survivor of the Auckland cult...

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Marco Polo by Tony Armit

Marco Polo

Tony Armit

eBook

In 1951, an 18-year-old Kiwi lad named Tony Armit decided to build a 28-foot wooden yacht. Three years later, he christened her Marco Polo, then with a former school rugby mate, Brian 'Tig' Loe, set sail from Auckland on an epic voyage... and whatever...

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Whānaukai by Naomi Toilalo

Whānaukai

Naomi Toilalo

eBook

"A bilingual te reo/English cookbook from Naomi Toilalo. In 2017, Naomi was runner-up in TVNZ's Great Kiwi Bake Off. Baking should be a simple pleasure. In Whānaukai, celebrated baker Naomi Toilalo shares more than 70 of her tohutao reka - delicious recipes -...

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A month at the back of my brain  by Kevin Ireland

A month at the back of my brain

Kevin Ireland

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"Unlike Kevin Ireland's earlier memoirs (one of which won a national book award), this is not so much a chronicle of lasting interests and memorable occurrences as a rummage through 30 episodes - one a day, for a month - at the back of his brain. A process he...

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Every sign of life  by Nicholas Lyon Gresson

Every sign of life

Nicholas Lyon Gresson

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"Respectable families hold on to their myths, contain the violence, uphold the Establishment. There was always going to be a story. It couldn't be overlooked, and this one will set the skeletons rattling and the gin bottles clinking up and down the country....

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No rising of the sheep  by Bill Bradford

No rising of the sheep

Bill Bradford

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"The shepherd has been a constant presence in folklore and religion, usually as a symbol of the struggle between the powerful and common people, or as a wise leader. References to the shepherd crop up in stories from around the world and throughout the ages....

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Trust yourself first  by Doris Sew Hoy

Trust yourself first

Doris Sew Hoy

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"In [this book] seasoned executive coach Doris Sew Hoy shares her expertise, research, and original tools of the trade curated to help you unlock your personal and professional potential. This guidebook poses thought-provoking and incisive questions to ask...

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Cracking the happiness code  by Pamela Dr Stoodley

Cracking the happiness code

Pamela Dr Stoodley

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A practical guide to a happier life from a New Zealand doctor, neuropsychologist and counsellor. Cracking the Happiness Code is written in easy-to-read, jargon-free language to teach you the ins and outs of how your mind works and to help you achieve the...

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Skinning out  by Philip Saul

Skinning out

Philip Saul

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"A 'warts 'n all' memoir of a golden era in British merchant shipping, told from a lower-deck perspective with refreshing bluntness, humour and honesty. In the summer of 1964, 16-year-old Philip Saul fulfils his boyhood ambition of going to sea when he joins...

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Kiwi bikers  by Ken Downie

Kiwi bikers

Ken Downie

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"From Vincents to Moto Guzzis and the legendary Britten to the BSA Goldstar 350, Kiwi Bikers captures the love affair New Zealanders have with motorcycles. From north to south and from veteran bikes to the latest high performers, this book showcases 85...

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Weather and climate New Zealand  by Sandra Carrod

Weather and climate New Zealand

Sandra Carrod

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Weather refers to short-term atmospheric conditions; climate is the weather of a region averaged over a long period. In this info-packed addition to The NZ Series, Sandra Carrod explores the main elements of New Zealand's climate and weather in global,...

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Architecture at home  by Debra Millar

Architecture at home

Debra Millar

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"Showcasing a stunning selection of award-winning architect-designed houses from recent years, 'Architecture at Home' explores a broad range of living environments in diverse locations. Permanent homes and occasional retreats, small houses on compact urban...

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Needs adult supervision by author Emily (Blogger)

Needs adult supervision

author Emily (Blogger)

eBook

"Needs Adult Supervision is Emily Writes' take on growing up and feeling like a real adult. This book looks at the growing pains of kids and their parents and their attempts to navigate a world that's changing by the minute. Emily paints a vivid picture of all...

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I love my stupid life by Albert Cho

I love my stupid life

Albert Cho

eBook

"Biting, pungent, salty and – yes – sweet, too, this is the true story of Albert Cho’s life in food and the paramount place of food in his life. Writer Albert Cho has lived through a lot already - from the bland suburban Kiwi racism and heady dairy lolly-bag...

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Wild seas to Greenland by Rebecca Hayter

Wild seas to Greenland

Rebecca Hayter

eBook

"When 1994 Whitbread Race winner Ross Field refitted his 20yearold yacht aluminium yacht Rosemary for high latitude cruising, he applied Kiwi DIY, latest technology and 35 years of ocean racing experience. Rebecca Hayter followed his refit in detail. Then she...

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Blood and bone  by Russell Tregonning

Blood and bone

Russell Tregonning

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"Russell Tregonning finished his fifty-year career in medicine as one of New Zealand's leading orthopaedic surgeons and as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Otago School of Medicine. This memoir takes the reader through his journey from medical student to...

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People person  by Joanna Cho

People person

Joanna Cho

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"People Person is a debut collection by Joanna Cho. These adventurous, funny and dissonant poems are about the endless work of fitting in when the goalposts are constantly changing."--

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A soldier's rest by A. D. W. Muirhead

A soldier's rest

A. D. W. Muirhead

eBook

i) Details of my book include its introduction, followed by the early history of the McLeod family, their emigration in 1889 and establishment on a Southland farm. Some early New Zealand history follows up to WW1, the NZ army volunteers, their recruitment,...

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Our stories, our voices, our identities by Abann Kamyay Ajak Yor

Our stories, our voices, our identities

Abann Kamyay Ajak Yor

eBook

The New Zealand Resettlement Storybook is an introductory narrative to encourage relationship building between resettled people and New Zealand society. The stories in this book recall the lived experiences of individuals from a forced migrant background,...

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Native displacement in the twenty-first century by Abann Kamyay Ajak Yor

Native displacement in the twenty-first century

Abann Kamyay Ajak Yor

eBook

"This book reveals lived experiences of forced migration and the resettlement journey to this country, using indigenous knowledge and shared leadership tools ..."--Introduction.

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Fly fishing by Mike Weddell

Fly fishing

Mike Weddell

eBook

"This book is about the information that is needed to catch fish but more importantly it is about adopting the right mind set to help us be more successful fly fishers. There are many factors to be considered when trying to catch trout on a fly, weather, state...

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Houseplants and design by Liz Carlson

Houseplants and design

Liz Carlson

eBook

"Houseplants have never been hotter. They have the power to instantly turn a house into a home and to create a feeling of peace and calm, transforming both your physical space and your headspace. Bringing nature inside is a simple way to maintain a connection...

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Blood and bone by Russell Tregonning

Blood and bone

Russell Tregonning

eBook

Russell Tregonning finished his fifty-year career in medicine as one of New Zealand's leading orthopaedic surgeons and as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Otago School of Medicine. This memoir takes the reader through his journey from medical student to...

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Sons of a good keen man

Sons of a good keen man

eBook

'Barry was never a father to me, but he did become a friend.'--Martin Crump Barry Crump was a titan of New Zealand writing, his semi-autobiographical novels about life as a rugged outdoorsman selling millions of copies. In his time, he was held up as the...

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The dark cracks of Kemang by Jeremy Roberts

The dark cracks of Kemang

Jeremy Roberts

eBook

"That old childhood saying 'pick what you want from the tree of life' simply not working anymore? Becoming a foreigner in Indonesia might be as good a stab at something new and rewarding, as anything..."Armed with a teaching contract, some poems, and a...

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The girl and the monster  by artist Ducklingmonster

The girl and the monster

artist Ducklingmonster

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"Retrospective of the significant body of work that Ducklingmonster has produced over 20+ years of involvement in underground music in Aotearoa, compiles posters, zines, album artwork and various other pieces of ephemera to provide a comprehensive visual...

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Simple fancy  by Margo Flanagan

Simple fancy

Margo Flanagan

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"The Two Raw Sisters - Margo and Rosa Flanagan - are back with a stunning collection of plant-based recipes that are inspiring and easy to make, whether you are entertaining a crowd or cooking for one. Simple Fancy puts fruits and vegetables first, with more...

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Together  by Cherie Metcalfe

Together

Cherie Metcalfe

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There's nothing Cherie Metcalfe likes more than bringing people together with good food. The trained chef and creator of Pepper & Me products believes that sharing food with those you love is one of the easiest shortcuts to happiness. With more than 70...

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Murdering middle age  by Michele Cox

Murdering middle age

Michele Cox

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"In Murdering Middle Age, former Football Ferns Dr Michele Cox and Maia Jackman tackle midlife issues head on. Just when you're supposed to have it all together, the many concerns of middle age rudely intrude - menopausal transition, changing circumstances...

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Straight up  by Ruby Tui

Straight up

Ruby Tui

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"After a childhood filled with neglect Ruby yearned for another path. Determined not to let her upbringing limit her, she survived abuse, drugs and tragedy to become one of the most successful women's rugby players in the world. The explosion of women's rugby...

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Social work in Aotearoa New Zealand by Kathryn Hay

Social work in Aotearoa New Zealand

Kathryn Hay

eBook

All social work students face decisions about where they will undertake the minimum 120 days of field placement required during their study, as well as which field of practice to work in upon graduation.

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More retro caravans  by Don Jessen

More retro caravans

Don Jessen

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"The retro caravan craze continues at an ever-increasing rate with more wonderful restorations hitting the road every year and younger families now joining the movement. Caravans from the 1920s to the 1980s are being restored and used to recapture the long...

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A good wee cookbook  by Sam Mannering

A good wee cookbook

Sam Mannering

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Created in lockdown and printed locally in Auckland, A Good Wee Cookbook is a smaller, more homely collection of Sam's work; tried and true basics, familiar, 'hello, old friend' moments. A sort of nostalgic, school fundraisery-type of book, littered with...

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Tiakina te Pā Harakeke

Tiakina te Pā Harakeke

eBook

Tiakina Te Pā Harakeke: Ancestral Knowledge and Tamariki Wellbeing discusses the values and successful practices of Māori childrearing that have been maintained and encouraged within many whānau, hapū and iwi for generations. This book is a collaboration of...

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Straight up by Ruby Tui

Straight up

Ruby Tui

eBook

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Simple fancy by Rosa Flanagan

Simple fancy

Rosa Flanagan

eBook

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The quiet house  by Paul Hewlett

The quiet house

Paul Hewlett

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Renoir's bicycle  by Michael Harlow

Renoir's bicycle

Michael Harlow

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RENOIR'S BICYCLE confirms Michael Harlow's reputation as a playful and profound poet/storyteller. His profession as a Jungian analyst, his sideline as a librettist and musician, his Greek background, and his consummate mastery of this particular art form are...

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Roderick Finlayson  by Roger Hickin

Roderick Finlayson

Roger Hickin

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"Roderick Finlayson (1904–1992), storyteller and prophet, was one of the pioneering New Zealand writers who emerged in the 1930s. Vincent O’Sullivan once described him as ‘our first writer to move with any ease or authenticity among the most vital traditions...

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Go fish  by Al Brown

Go fish

Al Brown

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"Al Brown can be counted on to find and share great New Zealand cuisine. In Go Fish Al combines his two great passions — cooking and fishing — and brings us more than 100 exceptional fish and shellfish recipes. Covering crustaceans, shellfish and fin fish of...

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Short films  by Tate Fountain

Short films

Tate Fountain

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"Tate Fountain's Short Films is a lush bouquet of poems. This stunning debut reads at times like a film script, a letter to a lover, or a series of richly pigmented vignettes. Desire blooms alongside a tender love of film, art, and literature. In this playful,...

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Small holiday houses  by Catherine. author. Foster

Small holiday houses

Catherine. author. Foster

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"Thoughtfully designed holiday homes in a variety of beautiful locations around New Zealand, from coast to bush to mountain top - with fabulous images taken by top photographers. The text examines how the designers responded to the needs of their clients and...

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Feed the tribe  by Julie Bhosale

Feed the tribe

Julie Bhosale

Book

"Here you get 100 wholefood recipes including three weeks' worth of main meals alone to fill the 'what is for dinner question' and how to turn these easily into baby food. A third of these main meals are nutritiously balanced plant based options so you can...

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Food worth making. Volume II  by Sam Mannering

Food worth making. Volume II

Sam Mannering

Book

A collection of recipes from Sam's column in the Sunday Star Times. Recipes are written to feed between 4 and 6 people.

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This is how I roll  by Grant Aickin

This is how I roll

Grant Aickin

Book

"This is a story about bravery, determination, acceptance and the importance of a positive attitude, told by a guy with a wicked sense of humour. Grant shares all aspects of his disability experience in detail, trusting that this can be helpful for others who...

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Footprints on the land  by Richard Wolfe

Footprints on the land

Richard Wolfe

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"Less than a thousand years of human occupation have massively altered Aotearoa. In this fascinating work, cultural historian Richard Wolfe explores how and why settlers have impacted on nature and what this means for our future. Footprints on the Land is a...

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The nourished bump  by Julie Bhosale

The nourished bump

Julie Bhosale

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"The Nourished Bump not only covers key nutrition and wellbeing areas for a healthy pregnancy, but also opens important topics typically not discussed from fertility, miscarriages to mental wellbeing. In addition, you will read stories from many family units...

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Wild kinship  by Monique Hemmingson

Wild kinship

Monique Hemmingson

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"Why is art important and what impact does it have on society? Wild Kinship: The Makers takes us on a journey to find out just that. A collection of over twenty-five chapters The Makers speaks with artists from all walks of life to discover the impact that...

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Becoming pākehā  by John Bluck

Becoming pākehā

John Bluck

Book

"A timely book about the story of the Pakeha's past, present, and what lies ahead. After more than 200 years of co-existence under the umbrella of a unique treaty, you might think things would be better than ever. In this brilliantly written book, John Bluck...

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Life in lashes  by Kita Mean

Life in lashes

Kita Mean

Book

"There is a man in your future who is going to love you like nobody's business ... and that man is you! Quirky, kitsch and delightfully camp, Kita Mean - Nick Nash by day - inspires fans around the world to live life as their authentic selves, inside and out....

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Milford Track freedom walkers  by Robyn Armstrong

Milford Track freedom walkers

Robyn Armstrong

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Milford Track's first Freedom Walkers, members of the Otago Tramping and Mountaineering Club revisited their battleground. Fiordland National Park was established by the 1952 National Parks Act. In 1957 the hut and...

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Tigers at Awhitu by Sarah Broom

Tigers at Awhitu

Sarah Broom

eBook

"Against a backdrop of many times and landscapes, the poems in Tigers at Awhitu , the first, luminous book by Sarah Broom, chart the drifts and tides of intimate relationships, the physical extremes of illness, the complexities of motherhood. Here a refugee...

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Someone else's life by Kapka Kassabova

Someone else's life

Kapka Kassabova

eBook

Kapka Kassabova quickly attracted attention with her first collection All Roads Lead to the Sea (AUP, 1997), which won the NZSA Award for the Best First Book of Poetry, and her subsequent book, Dismemberment (AUP, 1998). With both these books out of print,...

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Science on ice by Veronika Meduna

Science on ice

Veronika Meduna

eBook

In Science on Ice, award-winning science broadcaster and writer Veronika Meduna follows deep-south scientists who huddle in tents and dive under ice to study ancient mud, fat fish, migrating penguins and fossilised forests. Meduna presents us with a...

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Pieces of mind by Michael C. Corballis

Pieces of mind

Michael C. Corballis

eBook

"The human brain is arguably the most complex organ in the universe. Modern computers might be faster, and whales might have larger brains, but neither can match the sheer intellect or capacity for creativity that we humans enjoy. In this book Michael...

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The after-hours stylist  by Kate Williams

The after-hours stylist

Kate Williams

Book

"A love of nature and a need to celebrate what each season offers is at the heart of Kate Williams' talent and passion for creativity and styling, while her popular floral workshops and garden tours at their rural Canterbury property are sell-out events. In...

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A naturalist's guide to the reptiles & amphibians of New Zealand  by Samue Purdie

A naturalist's guide to the reptiles & amphibians of New Zealand

Samue Purdie

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"A Naturalist's Guide to the Reptiles & Amphibians of New Zealand is an introductory photographic identification guide to all 141 reptile and amphibian species of New Zealand. High-quality photographs from the author and the country's top nature photographers...

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The nourished baby  by Julie Bhosale

The nourished baby

Julie Bhosale

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"The current global picture of children's health is a frightening one. Across both developed and underdeveloped countries childhood obesity continues to soar, along with the beginning signs for type two diabetes and heart disease. It starts at the beginning....

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Motherfood  by Vanessa Clarkson

Motherfood

Vanessa Clarkson

Book

"Motherhood is a profoundly transformative season of life. To help us make sense of this time, food and nutrition expert Vanessa A. Clarkson will take us on a journey from our deepest pasts, through pregnancy and beyond, exploring how our foodways permeate and...

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The justice mirage  by Robert Alexander Moodie

The justice mirage

Robert Alexander Moodie

Book

"When he graduated with a First Class Honours degree and Doctorate in Law from the Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, it took only a short time in practice as a barrister to convince Rob Moodie that legal practice was not for him. Then, after many...

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Native birds of Aotearoa  by Michael author. Szabo

Native birds of Aotearoa

Michael author. Szabo

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Part of the new Te Papa Te Taiao Nature Series, this accessible, handsomely illustrated guide to Aotearoa New Zealand's native bird species has wide appeal. Native Birds of Aotearoa describes sixty of our most interesting species - forest, garden, wetland,...

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Double take  by Craig Potton

Double take

Craig Potton

Book

"Double Take is the latest book from preeminent New Zealand landscape photographer Craig Potton. Ever since he started taking photographs he has often been inspired to take two images of the same scene, which with only a slight shift in the camera end up being...

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Drink, smoke, snort, stroke...  by Willy de Wit

Drink, smoke, snort, stroke...

Willy de Wit

Book

"A wild and raw tale of Willy's life - from his early career in stand-up comedy, to his successful and seminal TV show, to his work on the radio - but then beyond, to a world of alcoholism, chronic drug addiction, long standing bouts of depression and a major...

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Dish summer  by Sarah Tuck

Dish summer

Sarah Tuck

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"Dish: Summer is the second book from Sarah Tuck & Claire Aldous, the team at Dish Magazine. It brings more simple and elegant design, stunning full-colour photography paired with delicious fast summer meals. There are recipes perfect to be quickly prepared...

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Be good  by Buffy-Ellen Gill

Be good

Buffy-Ellen Gill

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"Be Good to your health and our planet! Looking for some plant-based inspiration that is both flavoursome and nutritionally balanced? Then this is the book for you! Buffy Ellen Gill is a qualified nutritionist, naturopath and medical herbalist who offers...

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O me voy o te vas = One of us must go  by Rogelio Guedea

O me voy o te vas = One of us must go

Rogelio Guedea

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"In Rogelio Guedea's bold new poetry collection, O me voy o te vas / One of us must go (with English translations by Roger Hickin), love is a powerful magnet that attracts and repels in equal measure. In language both lyrical and spare, Guedea examines what it...

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Wales and the All Blacks  by Roger G. K. Penn

Wales and the All Blacks

Roger G. K. Penn

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"A mutual bond of rivalry and respect has existed between the rugby-loving Wales and New Zealand since their first match in 1905. This book documents all the matches played, but also takes an unorthodox, stimulating look at off-field obligations and functions,...

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Making space

Making space

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"Brilliant, hardworking and creative, women architects have made many significant contributions to the built environment, creativity and community of Aotearoa New Zealand. This groundbreaking book spans over a century, telling the story of women making space...

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Rooms  by Jane Ussher

Rooms

Jane Ussher

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"The interiors photographer Jane Ussher knows a great room when she sees one. Over the years she has shot interiors ranging from Shackleton's Antarctic huts to highly specified mansions. In this superb book she focuses her camera on a range of rooms that she...

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Anderton  by David (David Malcolm) Grant

Anderton

David (David Malcolm) Grant

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''From his position as the Party's most outspoken president, Jim Anderton became a backbencher in David Lange's Labour Government when it was elected in 1984. He was soon leading the fight against Finance Minister Roger Douglas's top-down free market...

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Here for a good time  by Chris (Comedian) Parker

Here for a good time

Chris (Comedian) Parker

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"Star of stand-up, winner of Celebrity Treasure Island and lockdown Instagram sensation, Chris Parker shares a series of short stories, essays and musings. Chris has made a name for himself as an outspoken, witty and charming personality who is consistently...

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Toothless  by Craig Smith

Toothless

Craig Smith

Picture book

In this sing-a-long, brush-a-long book, you'll learn about losing your teeth, why you need to look after them - and what happens if you don't!

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Fake believe  by Dylan Reeve

Fake believe

Dylan Reeve

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"Have you found yourself confronted by conspiracy theories? Are you increasingly debating points of reality with friends and family? Has the arrival of Covid-19 awakened a sleeping giant of conspiracy, extremism and alternative Truth? Drawing on nearly two...

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Simon Gault  by Simon (Simon John) Gault

Simon Gault

Simon (Simon John) Gault

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"Auckland chef Simon Gault opened his first restaurant aged 22, piling up awards and accolades at Bell House, Gault's on Quay, Euro, Giraffe and more. The former MasterChef New Zealand judge is a successful businessman with his name on stocks, seasonings,...

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The fix  by Scott Bainbridge

The fix

Scott Bainbridge

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"In 1966, international con-man Robert Gardner brought a highly skilled crew of grifters to New Zealand to pull off one of the biggest swindles in the country's history. This was executed with professional precision, until two young office girls played...

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Mangapai 1859 to 2020  by Judy (Author of Mangapai 1859 to 2020) Lamb

Mangapai 1859 to 2020

Judy (Author of Mangapai 1859 to 2020)...

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"From 1859, families who sailed from Ireland and England, selected land at Mangapai when they arrived in Auckland to take up the offer of the Provincial Govenrment's 40-acre scheme. Later arrivals came after prospecting for gold in the South Island and Thames....

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The homemade table  by Nicola Galloway

The homemade table

Nicola Galloway

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"Nicola Galloway is one of New Zealand's most respected food writers and photographers, well known for her syndicated columns and award-winning website 'Homegrown Kitchen', as well as her book of the same name. She has also built a large following for her...

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