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Accidental Teacher, The:  Joys, ambitions, ideals, stuff-ups and heartaches of a teaching life

With his sharp wit and poet's eye, Tim Heath writes of a forty-year career, mostly in New Zealand but also in Samoa. He's worked in small country schools, in big city schools, at the Correspondence Sc..

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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 the Tampa

Escaping from Taliban persecution in Afghanistan, Abbas Nazari's parents fled the country in 2001 to find a safe place in which to bring up their children. Their six-month journey through Pakist..

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Against All Odds

This dramatic story of hope and devotion is based entirely on the cache of letters and documents found in an old 1930s leather suitcase. Intrigued by these family letters, Jillian Rothwell travelled h..

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Alarmist : Fifty Years of Measuring Clmate Change

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Anything You Can Imagine: Peter Jackson and the Making of Middle-earth

The definitive history of Peter Jackson's Middle-earth saga, Anything You Can Imagine takes us on a cinematic journey across all six films, featuring brand-new interviews with Peter, his cast & crew. ..

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Being Chinese: A New Zealander's Story

This is the story of a quest I began three decades ago - the search for my Chinese identity. The path I travelled was not linear, and the years brought pain as well as joy. But, while this is a narrat..

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Believer - Conversations with Mike Moore

Michael Kenneth Moore was probably New Zealand's last working-class Prime Minister and while the book is inevitably political, it is also a remarkable New Zealand story about an ordinary kiwi achievin..

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Between The Harbour And The Mountain

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Bill and Shirley: A memoir

Bill Sutch and Shirley Smith were two of New Zealand's most significant twentieth-century figures: Sutch as an economist, influential civil servant, and inspirational proponent of innovation in the fi..

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Billy Apple:Life/Work

Billy Apple (born Barrie Bates in Auckland, 1935) is New Zealand's most internationally significant living artist and a pioneer of pop and conceptual art. At the Royal College of Art in London f..

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Bloody Woman

'Bloody Woman gives voice to my lived experience, to the overlooked, to the underrepresented and to the exceptionally complex, multifaceted and contradictory experience of being a woman.' This wa..

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Boy from Gorge River: from New Zealand's Remotest Family to the World Beyond

From the son of the bestselling authors of A Life on Gorge River and A Wife on Gorge River On the West Coast of the South Island, past deep fiords, glassy lakes, forested valleys and snow-c..

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Canons: Complete Lyrics 2015-2020

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Colouring My Soul

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Come Back to Mona Vale: Life and death in a Christchurch mansion

Come Back to Mona Vale is a beautifully written, compelling narrative/memoir that sets about unravelling the mysteries and anomalies behind the public history of a wealthy Christchurch business family..

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Coming Home

‘The declamatory return; a homeland as a “wearying enigma”. This all makes sense to me. The New Zealand that’s home to me may be a place of sheep and rugby and number-eight wire, whatever that is, but..

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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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Coroner Speaks For The Dead to Protect The Living, A
Crimetime: From undercover cop to international investigator

"We think you're the type of joker who would suit working undercover. No controls, out there doing deals and drinking piss." And with that the young beat cop shed what was left of his uniform and sl..

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Dancing with the Machine: Adventures of a rebel

'Jo Morgan is a woman for our times. Fearless, determined, resourceful. An inspiring story of courage, vividly told with wry humour. A thoroughly engaging read.' JUDY BAILEY Mountaineer, adventur..

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Dead People I Have Known

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Duty of Care

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Enough Horizon: The Life And Work Of Blanche Baughan

One of the first writers to speak with an authentic New Zealand voice, Blanche Edith Baughan (1870-1958) was known as a poet and local travel writer. Enough Horizon tells Blanche's story, her successe..

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Events in the Life of Phillip Tapsell: The Old Dane

Hans Falk, born in 1790 in Copenhagen, took to the sea as a lad, changed his name to Phillip Tapsell, and after many adventures settled at Maketu in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty. There he became the ke..

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Exquisite Legacy, An

An Exquisite Legacy by George Gibbs, is the illustrated biography of G. V. Hudson, 1867-1946, one of New Zealand’s greatest pioneer naturalists and artists, whose remarkable illustrations of this coun..

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Faking It: My Life in Transition

Candid, funny and emotionally powerful, this is writer Kyle Mewburn's true story of growing up transgender. Kyle Mewburn grew up in the sunburnt, unsophisticated Brisbane suburbs of the 1960s and..

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Farm for Life

The awesomely inspiring true story of how Tangaroa Walker turned his life around through farming - and how what he learned can help anyone succeed. Tangaroa Walker's early years weren't easy. Bor..

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Fifty Years a Feminist

In 1971 Sue Kedgley and a group of other young feminists carried a coffin into Auckland's Albert Park to protest against decades of stagnant advancement for New Zealand women since they won the right ..

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Fire In The Belly   Maori Leaders Speak

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Forgotten Coast, The

A short memoir whose main focus is unpacking a family story that was never told: that a farm in Taranaki on which the family's generations-long comfortable fortunes rested had been directly taken ..

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Fridays with Jim: Conversations about our country with Jim Bolger

A FORMER NEW ZEALAND PRIME MINISTER CANDIDLY REVIEWS HIS LIFE AND THE STATE OF THE NATION. A self-taught son of Irish immigrants, devout Catholic, rough-hewn King Country farmer and farming lobbyist, ..

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From the Centre : Writer's Life, A

The remarkable memoirs of a remarkable writer With photographs and quotes from her many, hugely loved books, Patricia Grace begins with her grandparents and parents and takes us through her child..

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Go Fast Or Go Home  Garth Hogan Story

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Gone Bush

An inspiring story of a wanderer, long-distance tramper and hut-bagging legend. An inspiring story of a wanderer, long-distance tramper and hut-bagging legend. Paul Kilgour was bitten by th..

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Grand: Becoming my mother's daughter

The astonishing debut memoir about mothers and daughters, drinking, birth and loss, running away and homecoming from prize-winning writer and broadcaster Noelle McCarthy. "I'll be grand, girl, I'..

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Grief on the Run

Julie Zarifeh shares the tragic story of losing her 27-year-old son, Sam, in a whitewater rafting accident just sixteen days after her 60-year-old husband, Paul, died of pancreatic cancer. She d..

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Halfway Round the World

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He Pukapuka Tataku I Nga Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui: A Record of the Life of the Great Te Rauparaha

Kaore kau he kaumatua hei rite mo Te Rauparaha te mohio ki te whawhai, me te toa hoki, me te tino tangata ki te atawhai tangata. There has never been a man equal to Te Raupara..

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Helen Kelly: Her Life

The stunning biography of one of New Zealand's most electrifying and controversial women leaders. When Helen Kelly died on a Wellington spring night in October 2016, with her partner by her side ..

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Her Say: Survivors of Domestic Abuse Tell Their Own Stories

In 2013, Jackie Clark launched The Aunties, a grassroots charity helping women to rebuild their lives after a period of trauma. She quit her job, turning her back on her comfortable life, to focus on ..

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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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Impossible: My Story

A startling and important memoir about family and forgiveness, love and redemption For the first time, Stan Walker speaks with startling honesty about abuse and addiction, hardship and excess, ..

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Imposter: On booze, crippling self-doubt and coming out the other side

Country boy and television host Matt Chisholm seemed to have it all. With a plum job on TV and a great family, his future looked bright.? But behind the happy facade, Matt was barely coping, dr..

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In the Time of the Manaroans

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Inside Hustle,The

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Into the Unknown: Secret WWI Diary of Kiwi Alick Trafford No. 25/469

A personal account of WWI from the diaries of a Gisborne farm boy, shaped into a gripping narrative by the diarist's grandson 100 years later. Follow Alick as he moves from his last night on the farm ..

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Island Notes: Finding my place on Aotea Great Barrier Island

An off-grid house on Aotea Great Barrier Island promises to fulfil one man's dreams, until cracks start to appear. Part Man Alone, part love story, Island Notes explores questions of belonging, loss..

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It Doesn't Take a War: The Hyde Train Disaster

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James Courage Diaries

New Zealand author James Courage was born in Christchurch in 1903, and he became aware of his homosexuality during his adolescent years. He moved to London in 1927 and began writing novels, plays, poe..

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Kate Edger: The life of a pioneering feminist

In 1877, Kate Edger became the first woman to graduate from a New Zealand university. The New Zealand Herald enthusiastically hailed her achievement as 'the first rays of the rising sun of female inte..

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