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Maungawhau, the mountain on our doorstep, has been cared for by its Friends for over two decades. This story of their history and volunteer activism makes fascinating reading. It explores the complex issues and challe... read more

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Description: In the era of public choice and free markets, does the New Zealand state still have the best interests of its individual citizens at heart? Since 1984, as Margaret Wilson argues, the shift to a neo-liberal public polic... read more

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Treaty of Watangi simplified and explained.

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Parihaka has become a byword for Maori refusal to yield land, culture and dignity to New Zealand's colonial government. Well after the end of the New Zealand Wars, the people of this small settlement at the foot of Mt Taranak... read more

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New Zealand's greatest war hero, Charles Upham, was one of the few people in history to have won the Victoria Cross twice.In consultation with Upham, and with those who knew him, Kenneth Sandford has crafted a fine ... read more

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A reprint of Michael King’s seminal book on what it means to be a non-Maori New Zealander.First published in 1985, Being Pakeha Now became a kiwi classic, a strong reply both to Maori who were asse... read more

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Bible & Treaty: Missionaries among the Maori is a complex and colourful adventure of faith, bravery, perseverance and betrayal that seeks to recover lost connections in the story of modern New Zeala... read more

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Why are we speaking English? Replenishing the Earth gives a new answer to that question, uncovering a 'settler revolution' that took place from the early nineteenth century that led to the exp... read more

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Instant! Maori is a pocket-sized Maori-English phrase book packed with hundreds of practical and down-to-earth phrases– made easy. Using phonetics, it enables readers to speak correct Maori in seconds. The content includes the short and long vers... read more

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Author: Te Miringa Hohaia, Gregory O'Brien & Lara Strongman
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 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: History Category 2001. Shortlisted for Nga Kupu Ora Maori Book of the Decade 2009.

Joint winner - History section of the 2001 Montana NZ Book Awards Winner - Best Typography and overall Best Book at the 2002 Spectrum Print Book Design Awards design by Eyework Design and Production Parihaka: The Art o... read more

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Author: Kerry-Jane Wilson
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 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Environment Category 2005.

New Zealand once had a most unusual vertebrate fauna. Once home to the mighty moa, it is the only place in the world where tuatara and Jurassic-style frogs and other bizarre creatur... read more

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Author: Terry Kinloch
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 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:Shortlisted for Montana New Zealand Book Awards: History Category 2008.

'Devils on Horses is a very important book for New Zealanders, and for those who read military history. We now have an account of the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade in Sinai and Palestine that at last do... read more

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Presents compelling evidence that the British Crown did not intend to rule Maori, and that Maori never consented to be ruled by the British Crown.

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Nick Bollinger traces his personal voyage through pop music. An illuminating guide to pop music for the curious uninitiated, this book will also provoke and stimulate fans and fanatics. Nick Bollinger, one of New Zealand... read more

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Author: John Saker
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 NZ Non Fiction

Series:Ginger Series

A glass of wine is the simplest of pleasures - elixir of love, soothing balm, forger of friendships and, according to novelist Ernest Hemingway, the greatest sensory enjoyment you can buy. Yet wine is also an enigma - the product of goo... read more

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The isthmus between the two harbours on which modern Auckland now stands and which Maori called Tamaki-makau-rau was a virtual population void when Hobson bought it in 1840 from the resident owners as the site of the new capital... read more

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For more than 40 years, Karl Stead has been New Zealand's leading literary and cultural critic. Whether writing about Christianity or a trip to Croatia, he always brings a clear personal point of view, a strong an... read more

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It's another Saturday night in 1950s Auckland. Downtown, nightclubs are banning the jive because the exuberant couples disturb the cautious fox-trotters. Over in Freeman's Bay, the Maori Community centre ... read more

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Since the Treaty of Waitangi was signed by Maori chiefs and Governor Hobson in 1840 it has become the defining document in New Zealand history. From the New Zealand Wars to the 1975 Land March, from... read more

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Author: Fiona Farrell
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 NZ Non Fiction

Awards:New Zealand Post Book Awards 2012 Finalist: Non-Fiction

At the Auckland Writers and Readers Festival recently, Fiona Farrell was the star of the opening night with her stories of the Christchurch earthquake - this book takes those stories and gives them weight and heft and context. Fiona Farrell's m... read more

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