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Black flu 1918  by Geoffrey Rice

Black flu 1918

Geoffrey Rice

Book

" Many New Zealand families were affected by the 1918 influenza pandemic. In the space of about six weeks, over 6400 Pakeha died and an estimated 2500 Maori. That equals nearly half the total of New Zealand soldiers killed in the First World War. Yet...

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How to DAD. Volume 2 by How to Dad (Entertainer)

How to DAD. Volume 2

How to Dad (Entertainer)

eBook

More hilarious stuff from international internet sensation How to DAD.

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Jake Bailey by Jake Bailey

Jake Bailey

Jake Bailey

eBook

'None of us get out of life alive, so be gallant, be great, be gracious, and be grateful for the opportunities you have.'Jake Bailey's inspirational end-of-year speech as head boy at Christchurch Boys' High School was delivered from a wheelchair just...

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Maea te toi ora by Te K. R. (Te Kani R.) Kingi

Maea te toi ora

Te K. R. (Te Kani R.) Kingi

eBook

"In Maea te Toi Ora: Maori Health Transformations Maori clinicians and researchers explore the relationship between Maori culture and Maori mental health. The six contributing authors in the collection are Simon Bennett, Mason Durie, Hinemoa Elder, Te...

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The Benzo devil  by R. W. Pharazyn

The Benzo devil

R. W. Pharazyn

Book

"Rob’s journey began the day he walked into a medical centre and walked out with a prescription for Ativan, one of the world’s most commonly-prescribed drugs. The highly-addictive benzodiazepine drug would change his life forever. It would lead this ‘accidental...

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A maverick New Zealand way  by Mary Jane Walker

A maverick New Zealand way

Mary Jane Walker

Book

"Travel with Mary Jane along tracks and up mountains all over New Zealand, from Spirits Bay in the subtropical far north and the Hillary Trail on the cuiously wild outskirts of Auckland, to Milford Sound and Catfish Island in the cold south..."--Publisher's...

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Running with a hurricane  by Chris A. May

Running with a hurricane

Chris A. May

Book

"Running with a Hurricane explores the world of boys learning and identifies the idea of what it means to be 'a' man. It is written from the view of what boys can learn to to make valuable contributions, not only to the household they live in but also...

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Health and safety at work in New Zealand  by Rachael Schmidt-McCleave

Health and safety at work in New Zealand

Rachael Schmidt-McCleave

Book

With the Pike River tragedy having focused national attention on workplace health and safety culture and also having driven legislative reform, it has become crucial to not only understand health and safety, but also to know the law. Written for everyone...

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Alive and thriving in old age  by Ken Gartner

Alive and thriving in old age

Ken Gartner

Book

"If you're getting on in age and you want to know if there are others who might be trying to cope with similar problems, you'll find this book extremely helpful. If you're not of an older vintage but want to find out what it was like growing up in the...

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Educational leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand

Educational leadership in Aotearoa New Zealand

Book

"Early childhood and school leaders are key members of our society, charged with one of the most important roles we can give a profession - the education, achievement and care of our children and young people. This book presents 10 inpirational case studies...

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Treading the boards

Treading the boards

Book

Award winning very short plays. Amongst the best short plays (most are 10 minutes or less) from New Zealand Playwright members in 2016 and 2017. They range from drama, heartache, teen drama through to broad comedy

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The New Zealanders at Gallipoli by Fred Waite

The New Zealanders at Gallipoli

Fred Waite

eBook

"The New Zealanders at Gallipoli," was researched and compiled by Major Fred Waite (21 August 1885 - 29 August 1952), D.S.O., N.Z.E., C.M.G., V.D., who served with the main body and the N.Z. & A. Division as a Staff Officer of Engineers during the Great...

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Ford in New Zealand  by John Stokes

Ford in New Zealand

John Stokes

Book

"The Ford Motor Company of New Zealand was established in 1936. But what of before then? Certainly there were lots of Ford cars on our roads before 1936. The V-8s were here. There were plenty of Model As dating back to 1928 and, of course, the ubiquitous...

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Histories of the future  by Martin Edmond

Histories of the future

Martin Edmond

Book

"An essay collection by Martin Edmond"--Publisher's description.

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I'm adopted  by Alex Gilbert

I'm adopted

Alex Gilbert

Book

The story of Alex Gilbert, who was adopted from an orphanage in Russia when he was just two years old, and brought to New Zealand to live with his adoptive parents in Whangarei. Growing up, Alex was determined to find his birth parents and the book tells...

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The Little Sublime Comedy by John author. Gallas

The Little Sublime Comedy

John author. Gallas

eBook

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Mixit  by Wendy Preston

Mixit

Wendy Preston

Book

"Draws on the voices of participating rangatahi, their families and artists together with Wendy Preston, the Project Director to explain the context, challenges and triumphs of the programme's first twelve years. Celebrating a phenomenally successful...

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A colonial naturalist  by Pamela Hyde

A colonial naturalist

Pamela Hyde

Book

"Henry Suter is one of the forgotten German-speaking naturalists who made it their life's work to discover and describe New Zealand's flora and fauna. Leaving behind a failed business in Switzerland, Suter came to New Zealand with his wife and seven children...

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Hunter pilot. Part II, USA, Mexico & Canada  by Steve Collins

Hunter pilot. Part II, USA, Mexico & Canada

Steve Collins

Book

"Steve will take you on a North American journey working on wildlife capture missions, relocating and monitoring animals for State and Federal governments in USA, Mexico, and Canada. From caribou in Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic, mountain goats...

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Rachel cartoonz. Book 1  by Diane Batchelor

Rachel cartoonz. Book 1

Diane Batchelor

Book

"Rachel isn't complicated, but she certainly isn't simple. She enjoys the basics - friends, food, dogs, banana boxes...but she never can never quite figure out the cellphone, the pilates class or the chooks. In an age of uncertainty, we do not trust the...

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Paul Fahey  by Paul Fahey

Paul Fahey

Paul Fahey

Book

"Paul Fahey dominated saloon car racing in NZ for a decade between 1965 and 1975. During that time he had more wins at Pukekohe, Levin, Bay Park and Wigram than any other driver."--Publisher information.

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Snap  by David Eggleton

Snap

David Eggleton

Book

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Peter Jackson  by Alfio Leotta

Peter Jackson

Alfio Leotta

Book

"Peter Jackson is one of the most acclaimed and influential contemporary film-makers. This is the first book to combine the examination of Jackson's career with an in-depth critical analysis of his films, thus providing readers with the most comprehensive...

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The Devonport Village cookbook  by Heather Barker Vermeer

The Devonport Village cookbook

Heather Barker Vermeer

Book

"The Devonport Village Cookbook is a gastro-celebration of our unique place in the world. Within the pages of the book are treasured recipes generously shared by local families. Covering breakfast through to dinner, with wine matches presented by International...

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All at sea  by Emmanuel Makarios

All at sea

Emmanuel Makarios

Book

"Narratives from interviews conducted over several years with 16 merchant navy sailors - 14 men and 2 women - who recounted their stories from the last full fledged sailing ship, the Pamir being returned to her home country of Finland after WWII to recent...

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Luminescent  by Nina author. Powles

Luminescent

Nina author. Powles

Book

"A brilliant and unique debut collection from one of the most exciting young voices in New Zealand poetry. The five colourful chapbooks that make up Luminescent are intended to be read in any order and are gathered together in a cover folder evocative...

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Mad or bad? by Jenny Coleman

Mad or bad?

Jenny Coleman

eBook

Amy Bock's life has been the inspiration for plays, books, a TV program, music, poems, an exhibition and more, but Mad or Bad? is the first comprehensive biography. And while Amy gained notoriety as a daring, duplicitous and talked-about con artist who...

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Son of France by Geoff Cush

Son of France

Geoff Cush

eBook

With a hint of philosophy, a dash of insanity, and a woman who could make Gauguin's mouth water, this novel takes the usual ingredients of history and tosses them into the air. Welcome to the beautiful French colony of New Zealand! OK, so it never happened....

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The Shotover  by Angela Curtis

The Shotover

Angela Curtis

Book

"The golden era: 1867, New Zealand. William Cobley was one of four men who made their fortune from a serendipitous discovery of gold hidden behind the moss of a 20-foot waterfall. They called it the 'Shotover'. The claim was so rich it yielded quartz...

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Mataatua wharenui  by Sidney M. Mead

Mataatua wharenui

Sidney M. Mead

Book

"Mataatua wharenui is the most travelled Maori meeting house in the country. Built in 1875, it was taken to Australia, London and Otago before being returned to Whakatane after more than a century away. The story of Mataatua is part of the story of the...

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Operation Squarepeg  by Reg Newell

Operation Squarepeg

Reg Newell

Book

"In late January 1944 a force of New Zealand soldiers and Allied specialists undertook a daring, behind the lines reconnaissance of the Japanese-held Green Islands of Papua New Guinea. The Japanese contested the invasion with air power and inflicted heavy...

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Sun sea & sustenance by Dianne Buchan

Sun sea & sustenance

Dianne Buchan

Book

"Toothbrush drill, sunbathing, treks through forest to the beach, marmite on toast, cod liver oil and Lane's emulsion ... here are 47 rich and often entertaining reminiscences from residents and staff at the Otaki Children's Health Camp. Sun, Sea & Sustenance...

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Voyages to the ends of the earth  by Maxwell C. (Maxwell Charles) Hill

Voyages to the ends of the earth

Maxwell C. (Maxwell Charles) Hill

Book

"A Ptolemaic map shows China and Australia - all before there is any recorded account of European navigators being in this region of the world. How does one explain this world map and then continue to teach conventional world history which suggests Vasco...

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The quiet achievers by Helene Wong

The quiet achievers

Helene Wong

Graphic novel

"Take a tour round Auckland with Adrian and his por por (grandmother) as they meet the people and visit the places behind the city's Chinese stories"--Back cover.

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New China eye witness

New China eye witness

Book

New China Eyewitness' is the fascinating account of the 1956 visit to the People's Republic of China by a group of prominent New Zealanders - including Roger Duff, James Bertram, Evelyn Page, Angus Ross and Ormond Wilson - and of how Canterbury Museum...

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Rescue2  by Sue Van Schreven

Rescue2

Sue Van Schreven

Book

"After the success of her first book, 'Rescue : Sue van Schreven's true story : pursuit of the ultimate dream' Sue van Schreven once again will delight readers with the continuing story and insights into her work to bring relief to some of the world's...

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A lifetime behind bars  by Dean Wickliffe

A lifetime behind bars

Dean Wickliffe

Book

"Dean was convicted of murdering, Wellington jeweller, Paul Miet in an armed robbery in 1972. At retrial, 15 years later the charges were reduced to manslaughter, but his life sentence remained, a decision that Dean could not accept. Dean was released...

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Kiwiana  by Stephen Barnett

Kiwiana

Stephen Barnett

Book

"Kiwiana is an essential guide for both New Zealanders and overseas visitors, identifying and celebrating some of the more colourful and durable aspects of this country’s popular culture. Known as Kiwiana, these are characterful objects and customs that...

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Feeling rubbish  by Vicki Hall

Feeling rubbish

Vicki Hall

Book

"This guide assists blind and vision impaired people to identify, sort and reduce household waste."

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More paddocks to plough  by Reg Garters

More paddocks to plough

Reg Garters

Book

This book traces Graeme Thompson's decision to leave the security of his family farm in remote Central Otago and take actions that would revolutionise the New Zealand meat industry, producing huge benefits to consumers around the world as well as to local...

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How should we live?

How should we live?

Book

"Life in Aotearoa New Zealand in the early twenty-first century presents us with many controversial ethical issues: abortion, poverty, online behaviour, commercial sex, pornography, internet downloading, recreational drug use, social inequality, animal...

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A Forager's treasury by Johanna Knox

A Forager's treasury

Johanna Knox

eBook

A New Zealand guide to the art of foraging - the ultimate guide to finding sustainable, free and fascinating plants.

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A collective memory of Barry Brickell's Devonport days.

A collective memory of Barry Brickell's Devonport days.

Book

"A bricolage of anecdotes, memories, photographs and doggerels celebrating our much-loved Aotearoa New Zealand cultural icon, potter, painter, engineer, conservationist, writer, wreter and all-round genius, Barry Brickell, and his Devonport days."--Back...

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Under one roof  by Mary Ann White

Under one roof

Mary Ann White

Book

"Living in Waitakere Gardens, an independent retirement village, I frequently met people who had been children or teenagers during World War II. Over the years they told me their stories and I was amazed and inspired by what they had gone through in their...

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Return to the Antarctic  by H. J. (Hilary James) Harrington

Return to the Antarctic

H. J. (Hilary James) Harrington

Book

"In the 1957-58 season the Northern Party of the Ross Sea group, Trans-Antarctic Expedition, explored the McMurdo Sound region to as far north as Mawson Glacier, and the New Zealand Geological Survey Antarctic Expedition prepared maps and descriptions...

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Tobruk 1941  by Chester Wilmot

Tobruk 1941

Chester Wilmot

Book

In early 1941 Australian soldiers stormed Italy's stronghold on the Libyan coast and took control of the port city of Tobruk. Heavily outnumbered, yet resourceful and defiant, the Australians then defended the garrison against sustained attack by German...

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ET's ultimate fishing adventures  by Andrew Ettingshausen

ET's ultimate fishing adventures

Andrew Ettingshausen

Book

"ET's Ultimate Fishing Adventures features Andrew Ettingshausen's favourite fishing destinations with hundreds of his wonderful images, essential tips and background stories of adventure. The ideal book for any casual fisherman who dreams of landing the...

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Searches for tradition

Searches for tradition

Book

"In Douglas Lilburn's famous address to the 1946 Cambridge Summer School of Music, the composer described his 'search for tradition' in the music of Nw Zealand and spelled out his hopes that a distinctive art music might yet emerge here. Sixty years...

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When life gets tough  by Trixie Jellie

When life gets tough

Trixie Jellie

Book

"Imagine someone trying to kill you by physically assaulting you then hurling you off a bridge onto parked cars six metres below. Somehow you miraculously survive. Would that change your life? In April 1989, a middle-aged housewife and mother was thrown...

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Aidan, 19  by Aidan Cahill

Aidan, 19

Aidan Cahill

Book

"Aidan was one of dozens and possibly hundreds of young men and women on New Zealand's streets. How do you meet someone in this situation, even if you have such an interest? How do they survive? Why are they in such a position? What are their aspirations?...

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A life in two lands  by Timothy David Koelmeyer

A life in two lands

Timothy David Koelmeyer

Book

The author describes his early life in his country of birth, Sri Lanka, where he had his school and university education, culminating in his qualifying as a doctor in 1969. He commenced training in surgery, passing the primary examination of the Royal...

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Flaxmere Garden  by Grant Mangin

Flaxmere Garden

Grant Mangin

Book

Flaxmere Garden 50 years of extremes tells the captivating story of how Penny and John Zino battled the extremes to successfully create the 3.2 hectare garden that attracts about 4000 visitors from New Zealand and around the world each year. Lavishly...

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This realm of New Zealand by Alison Quentin-Baxter

This realm of New Zealand

Alison Quentin-Baxter

eBook

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Dawn of the golden weather  by John Mehaffey

Dawn of the golden weather

John Mehaffey

Book

"Cricket fans fondly recall the golden 1980s, when New Zealand startled the world with its feats in the test and one-day game. During the era Hadlee, Crowe, Howarth, Cairns, Coney, Wright, Smith and Chatfield became household names. Lance Cairns, flourishing...

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Middle-Earth from script to screen  by Daniel Falconer

Middle-Earth from script to screen

Daniel Falconer

Book

"For the first time ever, the epic, in-depth story of the creation of one of the most famous fantasy worlds ever imagined, a richly illustrated compendium that reveals the breathtaking craftsmanship, artistry, and technology behind the magical Middle-earth...

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Enchanting New Zealand  by Liz Light

Enchanting New Zealand

Liz Light

Book

Whether you're a first-time visitor or making a return trip, the sheer majesty of New Zealand's landscapes is always awe-inspiring. There are peaceful lakes and thundering waterfalls, active volcanoes and the looming icy peaks of the Southern Alps as...

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Telling the real story  by Erin Mercer

Telling the real story

Erin Mercer

Book

"[This book] interrogates the relationships between genre and New Zealand literaure. What modes of writing have been deemed more appropriate than othesr at particular times and why? Why have some narratives been interpreted as realist when aspects of...

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The bushman's bible  by Dave Baldwin

The bushman's bible

Dave Baldwin

Book

"The bushman's bible looks at 'beyond the material world' issues for an average free spirited Mr and Mrs Bushman who generally attend the 'big blue' temple in the mountains rather than conventional churches and temples in the big city." --Back cover.

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Gather

Gather

Book

"The pages of this recipe book tell our stories. They also tell the story of our community to the land here in north west Auckland, the food we source from our local providers or pick from our home gardens, and the food raised on our properties or gathered...

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What's so funny? & other poems  by Rene Astle

What's so funny? & other poems

Rene Astle

Book

"What's so funny.... is a collection of poems by young New Zealander ene Astle. Drawing on his unique and challenging view of the world, Rene whimsically balances a light-hearted perspective with internal tensions - all mapped out in both short and long-form...

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Portacom city  by Paul Gorman

Portacom city

Paul Gorman

Book

"The ripples the earthquake sent across the region and down the years continue to affect our lives, our livelihoods and endeavours. On 4 September 2010, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck 30 kilometres west of Christchurch. Half a year later, a 6.3 aftershock...

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The Domain  by Gavin Hipkins

The Domain

Gavin Hipkins

Book

"Accompanying a major survey of Hipkins' work at The Dowse Art Museum (November 2017 - March 2018), The Domain is an extensively illustrated book that combines new essays with a selection of art writing from the past 20 years. It illuminates not only...

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Surrender = Ren  by Janet Charman

Surrender = Ren

Janet Charman

Book

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Tinkering  by John Clarke

Tinkering

John Clarke

Book

"The sudden death of John Clarke in April 2017 cut short the life of a man who was not only a great and much loved entertainer and satirist but a wonderful writer. Tinkering- The Complete Book of John Clarke represents his work from the 1970s in both...

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Christchurch  by Jeff Raines

Christchurch

Jeff Raines

Book

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Victoria Crosses on the Western Front by Paul Oldfield

Victoria Crosses on the Western Front

Paul Oldfield

Book

"In the past, while visiting the First World War battlefields, the author often wondered where the various Victoria Cross actions took place. He resolved to find out. In 1988, in the midst of his army career, research for this book commenced and over...

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Presenting New Zealand  by Philip Temple

Presenting New Zealand

Philip Temple

Book

Lavishly illustrated with over 200 full colour and black and white historical and contemporary photographs, artworks and regional maps, Presenting New Zealand is a quintessential visual and informative account of how the country has developed in relative...

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Full broken bloom  by Grace Teuila Evelyn Taylor

Full broken bloom

Grace Teuila Evelyn Taylor

Book

"Full Broken Bloom is altar-building, moon-swallowing, jawbone-slicing, and goddess-making. Bleeding. Forgiving. And re-fleshing dead bones. In her second offering from Ala Press, Grace Teuila Evelyn Taylor swallows worlds of pain and betrayal. Yet from...

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A turning point  by Daniela Affolter

A turning point

Daniela Affolter

Book

"A Turning Point is the author's personal history. The story of hitting rock-bottom and needing the courage to turn life around- setting yearly challenges to prove that nothing will ever be as hard again as kicking alcohol dependency to the curb. This...

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The long dream of waking

The long dream of waking

Book

"Recognised internationally as one of the twentieth century's great modernist innovators, New Zealand artist Len Lye is most famous for his avant-garde experimental films and for his astonishing and playful kinetic sculptures. Always fascinated by the...

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

Excellent short walks in the South Island

Peter (Peter Leon) Janssen

Book

"Wherever you are in the South Island you're sure to be within reach of a short walk with an excellent destination. Peter Janssen has picked more than 250 short but memorable walks throughout the mainland and Rakiura/Stewart Island. All walks will suit...

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

Excellent short walks in the North Island

Peter (Peter Leon). Janssen

Book

"Wherever you are in the North Island you're sure to be within reach of a short walk with an excellent destination. Peter Janssen has hand- picked more than 250 short but memorable walks throughout the mainland and offshore islands. All walks will suit...

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Phoney wars  by Stevan Eldred-Grigg

Phoney wars

Stevan Eldred-Grigg

Book

"[This book] looks at the lives of New Zealanders during the greatest armed struggle the world has ever seen. It is not a political, economic or military history; rather it explores what life was like during the war years for ordinary people living under...

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Bedrock and rail  by Elsie. author. Monahan

Bedrock and rail

Elsie. author. Monahan

Book

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So you think you are ready to retire? [New Zealand edition]  by Barry LaValley

So you think you are ready to retire? [New Zealand edition]

Barry LaValley

Book

This book focuses on both the financial and non-financial aspects of retirement. It can be used by anyone contemplating retirement or already retired. The book is full of exercises that will help the reader to view retirement holistically, rather than...

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HMNZS Black Prince, 1946-1959  by G. C. (Gerald Curtis) Wright

HMNZS Black Prince, 1946-1959

G. C. (Gerald Curtis) Wright

Book

"The cruiser HMNZS Black Prince replaced HMNZS Achilles in 1946 and served New Zealand well during the 1950s. She attended the Coronation Spithead Review in 1953 and visited Istanbul, Gallipoli and Greece before rendering aid to the Greek Ionian Islands...

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Linguist at work

Linguist at work

Book

"Throughout her 45-year career at Victoria University of Wellington, Professor Janet Holmes has operated at the cutting edge of sociolinguistics. She is recognised as a field leader, a pioneer for new approaches, and a warm and generous mentor. Linguist...

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Vintage and retro caravans downunder  by Don author. Jessen

Vintage and retro caravans downunder

Don author. Jessen

Book

"The vintage and retro caravan craze continues to blossom on both sides of the Tasman. This is evidenced by the numerous vintage rallies attracting large numbers of caravans across Australia and New Zealand. It is a phenomenon that shows no sign of slowing...

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The Catlins and the southern scenic route  by Neville Peat

The Catlins and the southern scenic route

Neville Peat

Book

An out-of-the-way corner of the South Island of New Zealand, the Catlins is a beautiful and relatively unspoilt area with many natural attractions. Neville Peat introduces the region - its flora, wildlife, bush walks, caves and waterfalls - before tracing...

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Athens to Aotearoa

Athens to Aotearoa

Book

What do ancient Greece and Rome have to do with New Zealand? More than you might think. Athens to Aotearoa collects essays from some of New Zealand's most important artistic voices reflecting on their engagement with Greece and Rome, and shows literary...

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High country stations of Lake Tekapo  by Mary (Author and photographer) Hobbs

High country stations of Lake Tekapo

Mary (Author and photographer) Hobb...

Book

"Lake Tekapo, with it's dazzling blue glacial water and backdrop of the Southern Alps, is one of the major drawcards of the South Island's Mackenzie Country. While most people's experience of Tekapo is the bustling tourist village, there is also another...

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New Zealand  by Rob Suisted

New Zealand

Rob Suisted

Book

"Rob Suisted is one of New Zealand's most established and best known photographers, with 16 books published of his work and his photos visible in many different, high profile settings, including New Zealand Post postage stamps and New Zealand bank notes....

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Passant  by Alistair Paterson

Passant

Alistair Paterson

Book

"Passant offers an account of a doubly divided family, involving its New Zealand and wealthy, distant British branches during the 1930s and 1940s. It covers the early years of its chief protagonist who relates the experience of growing up against the...

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The face of nature  by Jonathan West

The face of nature

Jonathan West

Book

"Bounded by the wild waves of the Pacific on the east, and the more sheltered harbour on the west, the Otago Peninsula is a remarkable landscape. Today a habitat for a diverse array of wildlife including albatrosses, penguins and seals, the Peninsula...

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The camera in the crowd  by Christopher Pugsley

The camera in the crowd

Christopher Pugsley

Book

"Filming and cinema quickly won the hearts of New Zealand from the mid-1890s, yet the story of the cameramen and the film they took here and in the First World War has never been fully captured. This attractive hardback brings to fruition years of original...

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One step forward

One step forward

Book

"ONE STEP FORWARD Breast Cancer Survivor Stories, is filled with REAL LIFE stories of lives that have been transformed by BREAST CANCER. These courageous woman share their physical, mental and emotional struggles and they TRIUMPH. Some of these woman...

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Before the birds and The river  by Angie Farrow

Before the birds and The river

Angie Farrow

Book

The two full-length plays featured in this book were written for the Manawatu Community. Both feature large casts and strong Maori protagonists. 'Before the Birds' explores the importance of place in shaping identity. The play was winner of the Playwrights...

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Tales of the Waihorotiu  by Carin Smeaton

Tales of the Waihorotiu

Carin Smeaton

Book

"The Waihorotiu Stream `Queen Street River' used to run down the centre of Auckland's main road before it was first turned into a canal, and then later diverted into a sewer, where it now flows beneath Queen Street. The Tales of the Waihorotiu tell the...

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Representing trans

Representing trans

Book

"How we present ourselves to others and how our identities are represented in society is something that we have to negotiate every day. For members of the trans community – transgender, transsexual or some new gendered selfhood – representation has tremendous...

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Transforming workplace relations in New Zealand 1976-2016

Transforming workplace relations in New Zealand 1976-2016

Book

"In the late 1960s New Zealand’s industrial relations entered the most turbulent era in its history. The following three decades witnessed the decline and eventual repeal of the arbitration system which had dominated industrial relations since 1894 and...

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Thames  by Allan Berry

Thames

Allan Berry

Book

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In the line of fire  by Warren Gatland

In the line of fire

Warren Gatland

Book

"Warren Gatland's British & Irish Lions Tour Diary is the ultimate chronicle of this summer's remarkable and historic Lions tour to New Zealand. The book is the Head Coach's wonderfully candid and vibrant record of the turbulent peaks and troughs, the...

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