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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 25th of April every year. It covers all aspects of Anzac Day, from the Gallipoli Campaign and the ... read more

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Based on the high-rating TV show, First Crossings, this book follows modern-day New Zealand adventurers Kevin Biggar and Jamie Fitzgerald as they recreate extreme journeys of pioneer New Zealand explorers. Kevin and Jamie don't just take the same routes, they also wear the same clothes, use the same equipment and try the same... read more

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On November 9, 2008, near Kiribati in the Pacific, a Korean ship came alongside Tai Ching 21. The Taiwan-flagged fishing boat was eerily silent. Three life rafts were missing, and all 29 of the Taiwanese officers and Chinese, Indonesian and Filipino crew. A quest to discover the men's identities led journalist Michael Field i... read more

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The unauthorised biography of the New Zealand teen superstar, Lorde by a New York Times bestselling author.

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Indispensable guide to every All Black from the very first player — James Allan in 1884 to the most recent crop selected for the All Blacks end-of-year tour in 2013. A headshot of every player — many in full colour — is accompanied by a potted biography, including all playing statistics. The most comprehensi... read more

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The Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011 was one of the worst natural disasters in New Zealand's history. The quake devastated New Zealand's second biggest city and caused significant damage to infrastructure both within Christchurch itself and its immediate surrounds. After declining several quake books - none of whic... read more

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"You were made a Pakeha, and the name of England was given to you for your tribe. I was made a Maori, and New Zealand was the name given to me. You forgot that there was a space fixed between us of great extent - the sea. You, forgetting that, jumped over from that place to this. I did not jump over from this place to that ..... read more

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'Marginalized' workers of the late twentieth century were those hired in times of plenty and first fired in times of recession. Often women, Maori, or people from the Pacific, they were frequently unemployed, and marginalised within the union movement as well as the labour force. Workers in the margins tells the story of the... read more

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Author: Michael King
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 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Winner of Nielsen BookData New Zealand Booksellers' Choice Award 2011 and Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Readers' Choice Award 2004.

New Zealand was the last country in the world to be discovered and settled by humankind. It was also the first to introduce full democracy. Between those events, and in the century that followed the franchise, the movements and conflicts of human history have been played out more intensively and more rapidly in New Zealand th... read more

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The historic Mesopotamia Station is located in mid-Canterbury at the headwaters of the magnificent Rangitata gorge. 'Mesopotamia', named by Samuel Butler in 1860, means 'the land between two rivers': it lies between the Rangitata and Forest Creek rivers. Author Bruce Ansely has brilliantly captured the spirit of this great sh... read more

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 Celebrated wine writer and journalist Joelle Thomson has brought together eightteen movers, shakers and risk-takers of the New Zealand wine industry and invited them to talk about their achievements, their favourite wines and how they see the industry developing in the future. They make up a wild bunch, described by Joe... read more

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A major new account of Pākehā and the land in New Zealand. During the nineteenth century European settlers transformed the environment of New Zealand’s South Island. They diverted streams and drained marshes, burned native vegetation and planted hedges and grasses, stocked farms with sheep and cattle and poured on ferti... read more

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Atlas of the Southern Night Sky will allow the reader and budding astronomer to discover the majestic wonder of the cosmos as seen from the southern hemisphere with maps, images and all necessary handy points needed to enjoy this fascinating and popular growing hobby. This new revised third edition is packed with useful i... read more

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Beyond Betrayal delves into New Zealand's pioneering history, and asks why such promising partnerships descended into decades of distrust. After the Treaty of Waitangi was signed, a succession of governors resisted missionary advice, despite their local knowledge and peacemaking skills, and influenced a raft of misunderstandi... read more

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Millionaires' playground, summer escape, artists' retreat and one of New Zealand's most celebrated wine-growing regions - Waiheke Island, in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf, has the lot. New Zealand media personality John Hawkesby became a resident in 2001 and can't imagine living anywhere else. In Waiheke, he shares the island's sed... read more

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On Saturday morning, 7 December 1963, Eric Lewis called around to his property in Bassett Road, Remuera, Auckland, to collect the rent. He was not prepared for the scene that greeted him when he opened the door: his two tenants, George Walker and Kevin Speight, had been violently murdered days before. The machine-gun executio... read more

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Author: Sarah-Kate Lynch
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 NZ Non Fiction

Series:A Wicked Approach To

A funny, touching, endearing romp towards happiness by one of New Zealand's best-loved writers. 'In 1997 I wrote my first book about always being on a diet but never being thin. I wanted to call it Screw You Dolores after an anecdote that I felt summed up the attitude I wanted to promote, but my publisher at the time said it ... read more

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The divide between New Zealand's poorest and wealthiest inhabitants has widened alarmingly over recent decades. Differences in income have grown faster than in most other developed countries. Max Rashbrooke's succinct introduction to these changes in our society, drawn from the larger work Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis and... read more

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One of the largely unseen consequences of theEuropean colonisation of Aotearoa was that theplaying of, and knowledge about the traditionalmusical instruments of the Maori almost completely disappeared. In the 1970s a young Pakeha schoolteacher, Richard Nunns, started asking questions of his Maori friends about these instrumen... read more

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There are essentially two histories of Aotearoa. First, a long Maori history and secondly a history of Pakeha colonisation and take-over of Aotearoa. The two histories have been repeatedly stitched together . . . . For more than half a century, Keith Sorrenson – one of New Zealand’s leading historians and himself ... read more

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