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New Zealand Adventures by Rail

Denis Dwyer has loved rail travel since he travelled by steam train as a boy from Oamaru to Invercargill. Here he travels by rail through New Zealand, bringing the journeys alive with detail and humou..

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New Zealand Book of Beasts: Animals in Our Culture, History and Everyday Life

A New Zealand Book of Beasts is a groundbreaking examination of the interactions between humans and 'nonhuman animals' - both real and imagined - in New Zealand's arts and literature, popular culture,..

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New Zealand Coastlines


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New Zealand Family Court Survival Guide

Dealing with a relationship breakdown, custody dispute or other family or whanau crisis can be an overwhelming, emotional and stressful experience. The last thing you need is to be thrust into the unf..

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New Zealand Mysteries

New Zealand's history is peppered with mysterious tales of otherworldly beings, strange sightings, inexplicable disappearances and unusual crimes. While some of these stories have been handed down thr..

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New Zealand Project, The


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New Zealand Tour Commentary: Handbook for Tour Drivers & Guides 2016
NZ Surf Vol II


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Origins of You, The: How Childhood Shapes Later Life

After tracking the lives of thousands of people from birth to midlife, four of the world's preeminent psychologists reveal what they have learned about how humans develop. Does temperament in chi..

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Out Here:  Anthology of Takatapui and LGBTQIA+ Writers from Aotearoa New Zealand

We became teenagers in the nineties when New Zealand felt a lot less cool about queerness and gender felt much more rigid. We knew instinctively that hiding was the safest strategy. But how to find yo..

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Parenting in the Anthropocene

Humans are changing the world in extremely complex ways, creating a new geological age called the Anthropocene. How do we - as parents, caregivers and as a society - raise our children and dependents ..

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Quick and the Dead, The

True stories of life and death from a New Zealand pathologist From the number-one bestselling author of The Cause of Death comes a book about the unlikely, extraordinary, obscure and often tra..

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Quirky New Zealand


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Railways Studios: How a Government Design Studio Helped Build New Zealand: 2020

For many decades the Railways Department's design studios, Railways Studio, was New Zealand's 'go-to' advertiser. Its tourism and product ads appear on railway-station hoardings and billboards through..

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Rottenomics: The Story of New Zealand's Leaky Buildings Disaster

For over a quarter century our building industry, economy and Government have failed to provide this basic guarantee: new buildings will not rot. Leaky buildings are the result of an unfortunate confl..

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Saving Our Skins


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Scarfie Flats of Dunedin

The history of named student flats in North Dunedin reaches back to the 1930s. The authors share some of the stories of these flats, how they got their names, who lived in them and what life was like ..

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Scene of the Crime, The

Twelve extraordinary tales of crime and punishment: a collection of true crime writing by New Zealand's award-winning master of non-fiction. A court is a chamber of questions. Who, when, why, what ha..

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Scott Base Antarctica The Early Years: A Science Technician's View of the Years 1960 and 63, including the Base's growth from its construction, and th

For two periods in the early 1960s young science technician Don Webster wintered over in Antarctica, helping build extensions to the New Zealand station at Scott Base. It was barely two years after Si..

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Sh*T Towns of New Zealand Number Two

Based on the hugely popular Facebook page 'Shit Towns of New Zealand' this is a detailed catalogue of shit towns and cities across Aotearoa. Naturally, the first volume was received as a literary mast..

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Silver Linings: Kiwi Success Stories in the Time of Covid

The Covid-19 lockdown in New Zealand caused fear, hardship and loss. Through this time of unprecedented national hardship, however, there emerged incredible stories of hope and optimism. Businesses in..

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Small Bodies of Water

Home is many people and places and languages, some separated by oceans. Where is the place your body is anchored? Which body of water is yours? Is it that I've anchored myself in too many places ..

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Social Policy Practice and Process in Aotearoa New Zealand

The focus of this book is the practice of social policy in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is intended to complement and update the fourth and final edition of Cheyne et al.'s Social Policy in New Zealan..

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Southern Spirit: The People and Places of Southland

Southern Spirit: The People and Places of Southland is Ian Dougherty's take on a region he regards as part of his extended back yard. The book is a celebration of southern landscapes, from the fantast..

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Speeches That Shaped New Zealand 3 Volumes 1814-2019
Stop the Clock: A Memoir on Ageing with Dignity, Grace and Humour

The best way to learn anything is by doing it - this is a maxim that goes back to Aristotle and one that journalist and writer Gordon McLauchlan always ascribed to. As he approached the end of his lif..

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Surf Dreams: New Zealand Surf Culture

From Ahipara in the north to Riverton in the south - Derek Morrison has surfed and photographed the best spots up and down the country. In this spectacularly illustrated book, he presents 15 maj..

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Swim: A year of swimming outdoors in New Zealand

This is a book about New Zealanders and their deep connection to swimming in the outdoors. Every neighbourhood has its swimming hole up the river, its local beach, or a back road to the lake. A love o..

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Take Me To The Nevis

This book combines the writings of Gavine Campbell, who first went to the Nevis as a young school teacher in 1927 and stories of people who braved the challenges the Nevis threw at them. Gavine marrie..

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TICKET: Shooting the Breeze - Landmarks conversation

FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER 5PM-7PM | TICKETS $5.00 DUNNINGHAM SUITE 4TH FLOOR, DUNEDIN PUBLIC LIBRARY Join us for a pre-Christmas event not to be missed! Twenty five years on since the public..

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To the Mountains: A Collection of New Zealand Alpine Writing

'The air temperature was probably -35 degrees Celsius with wind chill. We couldn't stand still for long. Our brains felt taxed and our bodies were running on empty. On the Football Field not far from ..

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Tony Williams Goldsmith


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Tooth and Veil: The life and times of the New Zealand dental nurse

The story of the young women charged with waging war on our nation's poor teeth In 1921, when the School Dental Service was established, New Zealand embarked on a unique social experiment: improving ..

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Turangawaewae: Identity and Belonging in Aotearoa New Zealand

A BOOK FOR THINKERS AND PARTICIPANTS IN NEW ZEALAND AND GLOBAL SOCIETYWhat is a New Zealander? How do we understand what makes New Zealand complex and unique? And what creates a sense of belonging and..

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Tutira Mai: Making change in Aotearoa New Zealand

A BOOK FOR THOSE WANTING TO EFFECT CHANGE IN AOTEAROA 'What can we do?' is a common response to social, political or environmental issues. At this critical time, the ability to actively engage with co..

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Uprising : Walking the Southern Alps of New Zealand

A riveting blend of nature writing, indigenous storytelling and great adventure in the NZ alps This book is about walking as a form of knowing. Armed with Ngai Tahu's ancient oral maps and modern..

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Upstream on the Mataura: A Fly Fisher's Journey to Source

Dougal Rillstone was born in Gore, close to the Mataura River, over seventy years ago. The river was both swimming pool and playground during his childhood. One summer's evening, while he stood chest ..

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Villa at the Edge of the Empire

Where are we? How did we get here? Where do we go now? A provocative and insightful exploration of rebuilding our homes, communities and cities after their devastation. From nineteenth-century attempt..

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Where We Swim

As Ingrid Horrocks takes swims in rivers, oceans and pools around the world, she considers her relationship with water and with the world around her. The question didn't seem to be so much wh..

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Who Lived There?: The Stories Behind Historic New Zealand Buildings

You can't help but wonder about the stories behind the unusual buildings you see around New Zealand - from cute colonial cottages to abandoned industrial buildings or ghost towns. Nicola McCloy went l..

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Wild Journeys

Discover a world of wild, mysterious and audacious journeys In Wild Journeys Bruce Ansley retraces the path of the doomed surveyor John Whitcombe across the Southern Alps, follows the raiding party o..

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