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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 Climate Change

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Around the Corners, Out to the Edges: A Memoir by Composer Jonathan Besser

Acclaimed classical music composer and director Jonathan Besser's career has been colourful and experimental, immersed in the burgeoning New Zealand art scene of the 70s and 80s. Born into a Jewish ..

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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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Bookseller at the End of the World

'An extraordinary story.' Shaun Bythell, The Diary of a Bookseller Ruth Shaw weaves together stories of the characters who visit her bookshops, musings about favourite books, and bittersweet s..

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Boy from Gorge River, The: 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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Coroner Speaks For The Dead to Protect The Living, A

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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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Facemaker, The: One Surgeon's Battle to Mend the Disfigured Soldiers of World War I

The poignant story of the visionary surgeon who rebuilt the faces of the First World War's injured heroes, and in the process ushered in the modern era of plastic surgery From the moment the firs..

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Farm: the making of a climate activist

Is it possible to survive as a new farmer and change the future of farming at the same time? For years we've been told that the food system is destroying the planet. That there are too many co..

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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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Fish In the Swim of the World, A

Affecting and evocative, this classic memoir by one of Aotearoa's finest Maori writers is now updated with new material Affecting and evocative, this classic memoir by one of Aotearoa's finest Ma..

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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: A Writer's Life

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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Gentle Radical, A: The Life of Jeanette Fitzsimons

Jeanette Fitzsimons was a visionary, a pioneer and a radical. This is the story of someone who battles National and Labour's lock on parliament and had the courage to challenge political sacred cows. ..

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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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Grow -  Wahine Finding Connection Through Food

Sophie Merkens takes us on a journey across Aotearoa meeting 37 inspiring women who find meaning and connection through food. From mothers, gardeners, hunters, chefs and hobbyists, their conversations..

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Halfway Round the World

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High Country Life, A: 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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How to be a Bad Muslim and Other Essays

Funny, elegiac and chilling, these essays from award-winning New Zealand writer Mohamed Hassan blend storytelling, memoir and non-fiction to map the experience of being Muslim in the C21st. This ..

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Ideals Are Like Stars: The  Dame Yvette Williams Story

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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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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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