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This book was first published in 1946 as Myths and Legends of Maoriland, and subsequently reprinted four times before the second edition was published in 1958, followed by the third edition in 1961. It went on to become one of New ... read more

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These are interesting essays by one of Australasia’s leading media and social science intellectuals. ‘Culture’ is often seen as somehow elevated above daily life (set in a rarefied realm) or set apa... read more

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Author: Friedrich Krull
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 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for two PANZ  Book Design Awards, for Best Illustrated Book and Best Typography.

This unique book is a small but priceless addition to the historical record of early New Zealand, published to recognise New Zealand's guest of honour status at Frankfurt Book Fair 2012. ... read more

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Roses bred by Ken Nobbs and named after the early Far North pioneers - generally the wives of missionaries, but includes a few others also. Pictures of most roses, and a biography of the person the rose is named after.

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A magnificent vintage craft and needlework book, coupled with social history.
Craft of all sorts is having a strong revival and there is no more expert writer and designer than the talented Rosemary M... read more

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Author: Philippa Werry
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 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Finalist: New Zealand Post Book Awards for Children & Young Adults 2014 Finalist: LIANZA Elsie Locke Non Fiction Award 2014 Winner of a 2014 Storylines Notable Book Award

Useful for the whole family, this fascinating new book exposes the rich history behind Anzac Day in an engaging and informative style, seeking to answer the many questions children often ask their parents and teachers around the 25... read more

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We kiwis are literally eating ourselves to death. In the move from cooking to convenience food we have given up control of what we eat. As a result our food is heavy on sugar, fat and salt, and light on t... read more

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In this revealing book, Max Cryer explores the truth or otherwise of facts and beliefs we may have always been told are true, but which on closer examination may not be. In a wide-ranging book encompassing social... read more

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An intimate, raw memoir by a founding member of one of NZ’s iconic rock bands, Hello Sailor; a tale of creativity, misadventure, success and excess. It was like David and Goliath. Only Goliath wasn’t about to be blown away, and David ... read more

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For London-based writer Kirsty Gunn, returning to the city of her birth to spend a winter in a tiny colonial cottage in Thorndon is an exciting opportunity to walk the very streets and hills that K... read more

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A moving story of one family's attempt to make a difference. In early 2011 Karen Scott and Mark Finlay and their six children opened their home and hearts to a sad, skinny five-year-old boy who was placed with them by Child... read more

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In 1940, 28-year-old Jack Elworthy left to fight in Europe. He would return seven years later, changed forever. Like many soldiers, Jack had experienced the best and worst of human nature - ... read more

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The gripping, inspirational story of the New Zealand sanctuaries and conservationists turning back the tide of extinction.We've all heard of Tiritiri... read more

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Graham Hutchins fell in love with trains at an early age. Living in the railway town of Te Kuiti, he often gazed on the steaming monsters as they thundered through the King Country. Before long t... read more

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Kiwi motorcycle adventurers Gareth and Jo Morgan had been frequent visitors to South Korea before they were invited to travel to North Korea. They had told the North Korean authorities of their wish to ride their motorbikes ... read more

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Based on the award-winning Buller's Birds of New Zealand: The Complete Work of JG Keulemans, this new accessible edition presents a superb selection of the classic nineteenth-century ornithological paintings, in exquisite colour repr... read more

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Description: From early childhood in post-war Blenheim to the remote regions of Bangladesh, from an English boarding school to 1960s Auckland, from Jordan during the civil war of 1969-70 to family homes full of children, this... read more

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Author: Martin Edmond
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 NZ Non Fiction

Series:BWB Texts

'The myriad of the living in all of their many forms, defunct, mutant, revenant or otherwise; traversing memory's infinite field.' Martin Edmond's Barefoot Years is a memoir in which the author attempts to re-inhabit the lost domain of childhoo... read more

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The events surrounding the 'trial' of Lloyd Geering for heresy in the late 1960s were unprecedented in New Zealand. Charged with 'doctrinal error' and 'disturbing the peace and unity of the chur... read more

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'It was pelvic pain and it started slowly in November 2003, two weeks after a fall. I slipped on the marble bathroom floor of a Warsaw hotel and bounced off the sharp edge of the bath, breaking three ribs on the lower left side. Th... read more

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