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52 Week Project: How I Fixed My Life by Trying a New Thing Every Week for a Year, The

It was winter. Lauren Keenan was separated from her husband, lonely, and miserable. Then came the night of Twenty-Seven Rejections of Doom: she asked twenty-seven people to hang out one Friday night, ..

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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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All the Juicy Pastures

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Angel At My Table

One of the great autobiographies of the twentieth century ... A journey from luminous childhood, through the dark experiences of supposed madness, to the renewal of her life through writing fiction. I..

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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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Astride a Fierce Wind

Astride a Fierce Wind is a story of the life of an immigrant and what it means to leave one home behind and cross the world to find another. But it is also the story of a life of a woman who faces hug..

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Back to the Bluff : a Family History Related to the New Zealand Port Town of Bluff
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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Being Pakeha Now

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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 Two Worlds

A remarkable true story of adventure and altruism. Emma Outteridge was born into the America's Cup world and spent her twenties running Louis Vuitton's international sailing hospitality programme..

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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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Bus Stops on the Moon : Red Mole Days 1974-1980

Bus Stops on the Moon is a personal and a cultural history. As memoir, it is a sequel to The Dreaming Land (2015). A troubled and restless young Martin Edmond is on his way to becoming the wiser, ol..

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Canons: Complete Lyrics 2015-2020

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Charles Brasch Journals 1958-1973 (Part 3)

This third and final volume of Charles Brasch's compelling private journals covers the years from when he was 48 to his death at 64. By the 1960s, Brasch, though very private by temperament, was a rel..

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Charles Brasch Journals, 1938 -1945 (Part 1)

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Colouring My Soul

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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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Communist in the Family: Searching for Rewi Alley

A Communist in the Family: Searching for Rewi Alley is a beautifully written multi-layered narrative centred on New Zealander Rewi Alley and his part in the momentous political events of mid-twentieth..

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Conversation with my Country, A

A fresh, personal account of New Zealand, now, from one of our hardest-hitting writers. Following Once Were Warriors, Alan Duff wrote Maori- The Crisis and the Challenge. His controversial comme..

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Coroner Speaks For The Dead to Protect The Living, A
Daughter of Gloriavale

In this personal account, Lilia Tarawa exposes the shocking secrets of the cult, with its rigid rules and oppressive control of women. She describes her fear when her family questioned Gloriavale's be..

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Dead People I Have Known

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Divorce Diaries, The

Funny, honest, confronting and wise, this is a bitter-sweet true story of breaking up . . . and breaking through. 'I hear you're divorced?' a friend greets me. 'Congratulations!' The Divorce..

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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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Fearless and Outspoken

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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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Forgotten Philanthropist

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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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Good Doctor: Breaking the Rules, Making a Difference

Lance O'Sullivan is a man on a mission. Raised in Auckland by a solo mother, he had a modest upbringing typical of the time, if one chequered with difficulties. After being expelled from two schools, ..

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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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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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Heke-Nuku-Mai-Nga-Iwi-Busby - Not Here By Chance

This biography of Heke-nuku-mai-nga-iwi Busby brings together the varied life experiences that have made Hec Busby the master waka builder, waka expert, celestial navigator and highly regarded Te Rara..

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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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High Country Life: Tales & Recipes from a New Zealand Sheep Station

Life on Otematata Station, a 40,000 hectare high country station in Otago, is busy and varied. Philippa Cameron and her husband, Joe, who is the fifth generation to work the farm, help care for this v..

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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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Husna'S Story: My Wife, the Christchurch Massacre & My Journey to Forgiveness

The couple had been praying when a gunman burst into the mosque. He shot and killed 51 people that day and injured many others. In this book Husna's husband, Farid Ahmed, tells Husna's story, includin..

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I'M in a United State

Despite his best intentions, Paul Henry has written his third book. It's a charming and eccentric ramble through the United States and back to New Zealand during the Covid-19 pandemic. The..

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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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In the Time of the Manaroans

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Inside Hustle,The

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