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A Biography of David Kirkwood

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A Canoe Before the Wind

An extraordinary memoir of an immigrant son's story of a better future In 1962, a Samoan family journeyed to New Zealand - a country immigrants once called 'the land of milk and honey' - in ..

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A Duck-Shaped Octopus: A Family's Journey Through Childhood Cancer

In 2013 Quinn Hautapu presented to hospital with the seemingly minor symptom of a limp arm, within a short time she was on a Life Flight to Wellington to work out the cause of a massive bleed on the b..

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A Feeling for Food

'A Feeling for Food' began as a letter to two sons leaving home, giving them the recipes of the food they'd grown up with so they could feed themselves, but Lis Cowey soon realised she was giving them..

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A Fire in Your Belly: Maori Leaders Speak

'If you were to ask me about the nature of leadership in terms of what I've learnt, you've got to have a fire in your belly for an outcome' - Sir Tipene O'ReganWhat makes a Maori leader? Are there co..

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A Forager's Life: A tender and spellbinding debut memoir

A memoir about belonging and motherhood, told through the author's lifelong passion for wild food When Helen Lehndorf moves to the city after a childhood living off the land in rural Taranaki..

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A Memoir...but I Digress

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A month at the back of my brain: a third memoir

Unlike Kevin Ireland's earlier memoirs (one of which won a national book award), this is not so much a chronicle of lasting interests and memorable occurrences as a rummage through 30 episodes - one a..

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A Thousand Cycles of the Moon: A Memoir

Memoirs of a Kiwi who spent her 1940s and 50s childhood in semi-rural New Zealand, raised two sons, taught yoga & worked as UNICEF New Zealand National Director for 14 years before heading overseas fo..

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A Vintner's Tale

Of modest stature, from Central European stock and born in West Auckland, Peter Hubscher first trialled as a winemaker in Hawke's Bay in the 1960s. His apprenticeship completed, he returned to the W..

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Activism Feminism Politics And Parliament

Margaret Wilson has always lived a political life. From her days as a child growing up in the Waikato in a Catholic family attuned to fairness, an unlikely law student in the 1960s in a class with a f..

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After Everest: A Sherpa's Dream to Conquer the Top of the World

On 29 May 1953 Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary conquered Everest, three days before the coronation of Queen Elizabeth. Before their success, Everest had claimed the lives of dozens of climbers, incl..

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All Sorts of Lives: Katherine Mansfield and the Art of  Risking Everything

Accessible, lively new biography of an under-served female writer, from a bestselling, acclaimed literary biographer Published to celebrate Katherine Mansfield's centenary, this is a compact but ..

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All Sorts of Lives: Katherine Mansfield and the art of risking everything

Accessible, lively new biography of an under-served female writer, from a bestselling, acclaimed literary biographer ** The Sunday Times Best Literary Book of 2023** ** A Waterstones Best Book ..

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Always Going Home

Always Going Home is the compelling personal story of Frances Edmonds relationship with her beloved, complicated, difficult mother, the award-winning poet Lauris Edmond (19242000). This book takes a ..

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An Angel At My Table: The Complete Autobiography

'Janet Frame's luminous words are the more precious because they were snatched from the jaws of the disaster of her early life. It is one of the classics of autobiography. She knew that a writer must ..

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An Exquisite Legacy: The work and art of New Zealand naturalist G.V. Hudson

The biography of one of New Zealand's greatest naturalist-artists, G. V.Hudson. George Hudson, 1867-1946, was one of New Zealand's pioneer naturalists, who devoted his life to collecting and describi..

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Anderton: His Life and Times

Jim Anderton, the Labour rebel who founded a new political movement and became deputy prime minister, is the subject of this compelling, warts-and-all biography by award-winning historian David Grant...

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Angel of the Anzacs: The Life of Nola Luxford

Nola Luxford left New Zealand in 1919 for Hollywood. She was 23 years old and determined to distinguish herself after a family scandal in New Zealand. In Hollywood she appeared in films with Harold Ll..

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Ans Westra: A Life in Photography

The photographer Ans Westra, who died in 2023, took hundreds of thousands of images over her long career. Together, those images constitute what is arguably a photo album of Aotearoa. Her dedica..

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Bad Archive

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Becoming Pakeha

A journey between two cultures After more than 200 years of co-existence under the umbrella of a unique treaty, you might think things would be better than ever. In this perceptive and pierci..

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Beyond Hope: From an Auckland prison to changing lives in Afghanistan

A powerful story of how one man didn't let other people define him 'Bariz gifts us his truth-telling, delivered with unwavering optimism.' Matt Brown, author of She Is Not Your Rehab 'Ex..

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Bits of String too Short to Use: A memoir of collecting, writing and the highs and lows of life

The author looks at her life as a series of 'bits', memorable episodes which, when joined together form a pattern both fascinating and thought-provoking. From early life in an unusual rural community,..

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Blindingly Obvious: The beautiful  vision of Minnie B. Leader and blind social pioneer.

This is the moving story of a woman who, throughout her life, has refused to be defined by what others think she can or cannot do. Minnie Baragwanath was diagnosed, at the age of 15, with a conge..

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Blood and Bone: Revelations of an Orthopaedic Surgeon

Russell Tregonning finished his fifty-year career in medicine as one of New Zealand's leading orthopaedic surgeons and as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the Otago School of Medicine. This memoir ..

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Bloomsbury South: the Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953

For two decades in Christchurch, New Zealand, a cast of extraordinary men and women remade the arts. In this book, Simpson tells the remarkable story of the rise and fall of this 'Bloomsbury South' an..

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Bob Crowder: A New Zealand organics pioneer

Bob Crowder: A New Zealand organics pioneer, by leading garden historian Matt Morris, tells the story of Bob Crowder's life and his role in the birth of the organics movement in Aotearoa New Zealand.G..

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Bookshop Dogs

Dogs of all shapes and sizes visit Ruth Shaw's three wee bookshops in Manap?uri in the far south of Aotearoa New Zealand. Local dogs, holiday house dogs, travelling dogs: many have great stories, be t..

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Born To Live

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Bringing Culture into Care: A Biography of Amohaere Tangitu

Over the past two decades, New Zealand health care has grown more culturally aware, slowly incorporating practices that better cater to the needs of Maori. Bradford Haami chronicles this health care e..

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Bwana, There's a Body in the Bath!

Bwana, There's a Body in the Bath! By Peter Whitehead with Tony Park Born in Shanghai and shipped to England as a child, Peter Whitehead then made his way to Australia, sol..

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BWB Text: Out of the Vaipe

‘Death is coming closer to me. And in my dark dreams of fierce presences trying to break into my sight to smother me, I’d wake shouting, with Reina holding and consoling me.’ For many years one o..

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BWB Text: Paul Callaghan: Luminous Moments

Acknowledged internationally for his ground- breaking scientific research in the field of magnetic resonance, Sir Paul Callaghan was a scientist and visionary with a rare gift for promoting science to..

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BWB Text: The Whole Intimate Mess

'I began to pull the threads of my experience back together. Instead of divergent stories about public failure, private torment, and postnatal distress, I started telling myself a united story: the tr..

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Call Me Brother

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Classing to Cormos: Thank you for the Journey

Tim has achieved a lot in life, but he certainly put in the slog to get there. ---Alan Norman, Two times NZ Blade Shearing Champion and twice runner up From an early age Tim knew he wanted to b..

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Cliff Porter captain of the 1924 Invincibles 100 years on

Clifford Glen Porter was nicknamed "Offside Porter" be-cause his anticipation was so accurate and his speed around the scrum so great that opponents insisted he must have been off side. Good referees ..

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Cold Inside, The: A Story about Mountains, Friendship, and Doubt

The Cold Inside takes an intimate look at what it takes to climb. With a unique focus on New Zealand’s breathtaking, unparalleled landscape, seasoned mountaineer and award-winning author Paul Hersey i..

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Comrade: Bill Andersen: Communist, Working-Class Life

Bill Andersen was one of the most significant figures in New Zealand's trade union movement in the later twentieth century. Cybele Locke's biography recovers the relationships between communism and wo..

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Consolations of Insignificance: A New Zealand Diplomatic Memoir

Terence O'Brien was a born diplomat - urbane, clever, adaptable and hardworking, with a talent for strategy and negotiation. Although born in England, he was a loyal and dedicated New Zealander and ..

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Constance Barnicoat: A Cool Head and a Sharp Pen

Constance Barnicoat (1872-1922) was sassy, strong, opinionated, brave, meticulous, and very intelligent. She should be celebrated as a leading journalist of her time, but she is unknown to most people..

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Creating Space: An experience of gender

"Creating Space - An Experience of Gender" describes the extraordinary work of Jane Prichard, in her own words. It tells how Jane's advocacy for women and girls in Aotearoa New Zealand began. The book..

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Dame Suzy D: My Story

A four-time world squash champion, Dame Susan Devoy has led a remarkably varied life. She's been Race Relations Commissioner, a television star, a newspaper columnist, raised four boys and met Bill Cl..

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Dating the Kiwi Male

Dating the Kiwi Male recounts the dates of Kiwi women looking for a Kiwi man - the fun, the funny, the awkward and the ugly, all the while laughing at our own expense. What is it like to date the We..

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Deceived: Spiritual Liberation from the Occult and Guru Worship

A powerful story of escaping the Occult and finding spiritual freedom. Are you or is someone you know currently involved in Occult practices? Are you curious about Past Life Regression, Tarot Ca..

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Desk, The

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Did I Ever Tell You This?: A MEMOIR

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Did I Ever Tell You This?: A Memoir

Sam Neill's unmissable memoir is revealing, heart-warming and often hilarious, as he recounts the unpredictable turns of fortune that have defined his life and career. In this unexpected memoir,..

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Do You Still Have Time for Chaos?

Did I disturb ye good people? I hopes I disturb ye, I hopes I disturb ye enough to want to see this, your house, in ruins all around ye! Have you had enough yet? Or do you still have time for chaos? -..

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Dogs and Boars

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