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Bassett Road Machine-Gun Murders

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 opene..

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Birds of New Zealand : Photographic Guide

Illustrated with stunning new photographs by Brent Stephenson and drawing on the latest information from birders and biologists, Birds of New Zealand is the definitive introduction to the identificati..

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Boundaries: People and Places of Central Otago

Brian Turner's name is synonymous with Central Otago û albeit a different Central û one well removed from the tourist centres and vineyards. His Central is at the boundaries; watching the local rugby ..

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Charles Brasch Journals, 1939 û1945


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Colour of Food : A Memoir of Life, Love & Dinner

Anne Else loved eating, but when she married at 19 she'd never cooked a meal. Despite a shaky start she became an enthusiastic cook - with a little help from Nancy Spain, Katharine Whitehorn, Elizabet..

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Dwarf Who Moved and Other Remarkable Tales from a Life in the Law

New Zealand's pre-eminent criminal barrister looks back on his remarkable life and times. In his time as a criminal defence lawyer in the New Zealand courts, Peter Williams QC has seen it all. From th..

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Ettie Rout: New Zealand's Safer Sex Pioneer

Ettie Rout fought a battle for safer sex in the First World War - and won. She gave New Zealand the best sexual health system when its army adopted her prophylactic kit and made every soldier going on..

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Fishes of New Zealand: A Comprehensive Guide

This richly illustrated reference book allows readers to explore, discover, and identify every known species of New Zealand fish. The culmination of decades of collecting and taxonomic research by sci..

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Going South: A Road Trip Through Life

A road trip about memory, mateship and mortality. It was late afternoon and a few of us were sitting about in the sun having a drink on my birthday when the friend I've known the longest sat down oppo..

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Helen Clark: Inside Stories

New Zealand's first elected woman prime minister; nine years in power through the foreshore and seabed, Afghanistan and Iraq, Corngate and Paintergate; head of the UN Development Program and ranked am..

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History of Silence: A Memoir

The 2011 earthquake which shook Christchurch to its core led Lloyd Jones to investigate his own foundations and family past. And so begins a quest to revisit what has been buried by a legacy of silenc..

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Hocken: Prince of Collectors

Dr Thomas Morland Hocken (1836-1910) arrived in Dunedin in 1862, aged 26. Throughout his busy life as a medical practitioner he amassed books, manuscripts, sketches, maps and photographs of early New ..

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Kitchens: The New Zealand Kitchen in the 20th Century

This engrossing history of the domestic kitchen covers 10 decades that saw our culinary traditions accommodate extraordinary changes in technology and the irresistible process of globalisation. Each c..

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Kupapa: the Bitter Legacy of Maori Alliances with the Crown

Kupapa has been variously defined as being neutral (in a quarrel), being loyal, being an ally, or being a traitor. The word itself has come to be as hotly contested as its history. The Treaty of Waita..

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Legend of Mt White Station, The

The diverse and desolate country that makes up Mt White Station has held an irresistible allure for men for decades. Many have committed themselves to the extreme weather and isolation of the place on..

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Lives of Colonial Objects, The

The Lives of Colonial Objects is a sumptuously illustrated and highly readable book about things, and the stories that unfold when we start to investigate them. In this collection of 50 essays the au..

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Maori Boy: A Memoir

This is the first volume of Witi Ihimaera's enthralling memoir, packed with stories of the formative years of this much-loved writer. Witi Ihimaera is a consummate storyteller - one critic calling him..

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Maurice Gee: Life and Work


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Molesworth : Stories from New Zealand's Largest High Country Station

The name of Molesworth has huge national recognition, not only because it is our largest highcountry station, but also because of the remarkable story of how, from the late 1940s, the legendary manage..

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New Zealand and the First World War : 1914-1919

The first of its kind for New Zealand - a lavish, landmark production - New Zealand and the First World War dynamically illustrates 50 key episodes of our wartime life. Featuring over 500 images, many..

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New Zealand Cycle Trails Nga Haerenga

A guide to the Great Rides of New Zealand's Cycle Trail Network, for families and tourists, including those new to bike riding, from a top cycling writer who knows the trails well. The Great Rides are..

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New Zealand Photography: Collected

"New Zealand Photography" spans the country's history, from early 19th-century portraits of Maori and scenic views to the latest contemporary art photography. The book features more than 350 photograp..

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Ocean Notorious: Journeys to Lost & Lonely Places of the Deep South

For lovers of exciting non-fiction about remote and rarely visited places - and maritime adventures. True first-person stories of the Southern Ocean from NZ to Antarctica - the windiest, roughest, mos..

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Peninsula: Exploring the Otago Peninsula

In Peninsula: Exploring the Otago Peninsula, author Paul Sorrell and photographer Graham Warman take you on a journey to the one-of-a-kind landscapes, incomparable wildlife and quirky local personalit..

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Real Modern: Everyday New Zealand in the 1950s and 1960s

The decades of the 1950s and 60s continue to exert a powerful fascination, and in New Zealand, these postwar years have been remembered in popular culture as a golden age. But what was life really lik..

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Seasons of Erewhon

'Erewhon is a place with a strong respect for the past, its forebears and the way they eked an honest living from the land, working with the weather and rivers. 'With no beginning and no end, the cycl..

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Snow on the Lindis

Snow on the Lindis is Madge Snow's story of living at Morven Hills Station on the Lindis Pass. Morven Hills is one of New Zealand's famous stations - once an enormous 400,000 acres. The great stone wo..

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Standing My Ground: A Voice for Nature Conservation

For more than five decades, Alan Mark has been a voice for conservation in New Zealand. From his call in the 1960s for the establishment of tussock-grassland reserves in the South Island high country ..

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Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History

A landmark publication, Tangata Whenua portrays the sweep of Maori history from Pacific origins to the twenty-first century. Through narrative and images, it offers a striking overview of the past, gr..

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Terrain: Travels Through a Deep Landscape

New Zealand's many distinctive landforms are packed into a small space. Geoff Chapple, author of Te Araroa: The New Zealand Trail, set out on a year-long journey to find out why, and to seek out the s..

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Tuatara : Biology and Conservation of a Venerable Survivor

Pick up virtually any textbook on vertebrate evolution and you will find mention of the curious reptile known as tuatara (Sphenodon). The special evolutionary status of tuatara as the last of the rhyn..

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What Lies Beneath: A Memoir

Writer Elspeth Sandys was born during the Second World War, the result of a brief encounter between two people who would never meet again. The first nine months of her life were spent in the Truby Kin..

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Zizz! : Life & Art of Len Lye

Born in Christchurch in 1901, Len Lye was driven by a lifelong passion for motion and energy, and how to represent them in art. He moved to London, where he exhibited with Frances Hodgkins and Henry M..

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