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              Ralph Hotere: The Dark is Light Enough: A Biographical Portrait
               

              Ralph Hotere: The Dark is Light Enough: A Biographical Portrait (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By O'Sullivan, Vincent

              • RRP: $45.00
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              Vincent O'Sullivan's compelling, nuanced portrait of the great New Zealand artist Ralph Hotere brings the man and his art to life. Ralph Hotere (Te Aupouri and Te Rarawa; 1931-2013) was one of Aotearoa's most significant modern artists. Hotere invited the poet, novelist and biogr...apher Vincent O'Sullivan to write his life story in 2005. Now, this book - the result of years of research and many conversations with Hotere and his fellow artists, collaborators, friends and family - provides a nuanced, compelling portrait of Hotere: the man, and the artist.
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              ISBN 9780143775157
              Published NZ 6 Nov 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              Shuggie Bain: Winner of the Booker Prize 2020

              Shuggie Bain: Winner of the Booker Prize 2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Stuart, Douglas

              • RRP: $37.99
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              A heart-wrenching debut novel set in Thatcher-era Glasgow: Shuggie Bain tells the story of a boy's doomed attempt to save his proud, alcoholic mother from her addiction.

              ISBN 9781529019285
              Released NZ 25 Feb 2020
              Publisher Pan Macmillan
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              500 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              The Wild Silence: The Sunday Times Bestseller from the author of The Salt Path
               

              The Wild Silence: The Sunday Times Bestseller from the author of The Salt Path (Hardback)

              By Winn, Raynor

              • RRP: $40.00
              • $36.43
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              • Internationally sourced

              Following the hugely successful Sunday Times Bestseller, Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize nominee and Costa shortlisted, The Salt Path, Raynor Winn returns with her second brilliant book. This time the narrative explores the difficulties surrounding the return to mainstream life... after a period of homelessness. Recovering self-esteem and trust, in herself and in others, is harder than she expected. Raynor and her husband Moth continue to face his debilitating illness, until an incredible gesture by someone who read The Salt Path changes everything. This book is about readjusting to life after homelessness, but also about recovering trust and self-belief after a traumatic event - feelings that can translate to many episodes in the life of any of us.
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              ISBN 9780241401460
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2020
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Not That I'd Kiss a Girl: A Kiwi Girl's Tale of Coming out and Coming of Age
               

              Not That I'd Kiss a Girl: A Kiwi Girl's Tale of Coming out and Coming of Age (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By O'Brien, Lil

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              Lil O'Brien accidentally outed herself to her parents at the age of 19 when they overhead her talking to a friend about liking girls. Half an hour later she found herself on the side of the road, with instructions to come back and pick up her suitcase the next day. What follows i...s a heartbreaking yet hugely funny story of a young Kiwi girl - the deputy head girl from a posh private school in Christchurch - coming to grips with her sexuality and trying to reconcile who she is against the stark disapproval from her parents. Bit by bit, Lil finds the inner strength to pull herself into an entirely new world. Along the way she gets called out for looking too straight in a gay bar, falls in lust over a knotted football shoelace, and tries to date four women at once, unsuccessfully. Lil's story is an insightful and honest look at how the hell you figure out you're gay, or bi, or whatever, and an essential read for anyone who has had to fight for who they are and what they believe in.
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              ISBN 9781988547589
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need
                

              How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need (Hardback)

              By Gates, Bill

              • RRP: $57.50
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              • Pub Date
                16 Feb 21

              Bill Gates shares what he's learned in more than a decade of studying climate change and investing in innovations to address the problems, and sets out a vision for how the world can build the tools it needs to get to zero greenhouse gas emissions. Bill Gates explains why he care...s so deeply about climate change and what makes him optimistic that the world can prevent the worst impacts of the climate crisis. Gates says, we can work on a local, national, and global level to build the technologies, businesses, and industries to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. His interest in climate change is a natural outgrowth of the efforts by his foundation to reduce poverty and disease. Climate change, according to Gates, will have the biggest impact on the people who have done the least to cause it. As a technologist, he has seen first-hand how innovation can change the world. By investing in research, inventing new technologies, and by deploying them quickly at large scale, Gates believes climate change can be addressed in meaningful ways. According to Gates, to prevent the worst effects of climate change, we have to get to net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases. This problem is urgent, and the debate is complex, but I believe we can come together to invent new carbon-zero technologies, deploy the ones we have, and ultimately avoid a climate catastrophe.
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              ISBN 9780385546133
              Released NZ 16 Feb 2021
              Publisher Knopf Publishing Group
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              COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus and the race for the vaccine
               

              COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus and the race for the vaccine (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mosley, Dr Dr Michael

              • RRP: $19.99
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              AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND EDITION This book charts the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus, from its emergence in China at the end of 2019 to its rapid worldwide spread. Based on the latest scientific discoveries, Dr Mosley gives you a detailed understanding of the secrets of this c...oronavirus, how it spreads, how it infects your body and how your immune system tries to fight back. Armed with the facts you'll be in a much better position to protect yourself and your family when the world begins to reopen. Dr Mosley also follows the work of leading doctors and virus researchers as they battle to find treatments and a safe and effective vaccine (ultimately, the only way to defeat the virus). Eating well, sleeping soundly, exercising and managing your stress are all critical for keeping your brain, body and immune system in the best possible shape over the coming months. These are areas where Dr Mosley is well known for his science-based and practical approach.
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              ISBN 9781760857592
              Published NZ 1 Jun 2020
              Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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              Family Trusts: The Must-Have New Zealand Guide - How to Manage and Protect Your Family Trust
               

              Family Trusts: The Must-Have New Zealand Guide - How to Manage and Protect Your Family Trust (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2012 ed.)

              By Hawes, Martin

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              Family trusts are as popular today as ever. A family trust offers you the benefits, use and control of your assets and doesn't penalise you for owning them. Clear and straight-forward, and aimed at the layperson, Family Trusts includes up-to-date advice, with real-life examples a...nd answers to commonly asked questions throughout. It has sold well over 100,000 copies since it was first published and is an essential book for anyone curious about family trusts, whether they are self-employed, a business owner, a wage and salary earner or retired. 'In my experience, 75 per cent of family trusts in New Zealand are so badly arranged or managed that they could easily be attacked and overturned in court... managing a trust badly is a bit like insuring the contents of your house but then going on holiday and leaving the doors wide open,' says Hawes. This seventh revised edition includes a section on effective management of your trust; many people manage their trusts as if the assets in the trust were still their own, and keep poor records of the trust's transactions. Inadequate management can lead to accusations that the trust is a sham. Drawing on his vast experience, Martin Hawes explains how to keep correct records and minutes, and to manage your trust so that it is resilient in the face of a challenge.
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              ISBN 9781869798079
              Published NZ 4 May 2012
              Publisher Random House
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              Volcanic Kitchens: A further collection of recipes, stories and photographs
                

              Volcanic Kitchens: A further collection of recipes, stories and photographs (Hardback)

              By Egger, Gerhard and Henrietta

              • RRP: $49.99
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              Celebrates Rotorua as a community and as a beautiful place to live; the community spirit, history, Maori culture, the ethnic communities, the landscape and environment - are all weaved into 200 pages of delicious and varied seasonal recipes from people with a local connection and... stunning images from the wider area. More than just a recipe book, you'll be welcomed to Apumoana and Owhata Maraes, relish the significance in the city of the stories of Hinemoa and Tutanekai and the eruption of Mt Tarawera, and indulge in local events such as the Rotorua Marathon, weekly Markets and the annual Classic Boat Parade ... The story of Hinemoa and Tutanekai has been written by Paraone Pirika and the story of Mt Tarawera by Ken Raureti of Ngati Rangitihi"
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              ISBN 9780473528836
              Published NZ 15 Sep 2020
              Publisher Publishers Distribution Ltd
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              Weed: A New Zealand Story
               

              Weed: A New Zealand Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Borrowdale, James

              • RRP: $35.00
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              'I just closed my eyes and drifted away. I drifted away to the music but I don't think I'd ever experienced anything quite so soothing and magical. It was like I was in a magical space. It was beautiful.' - Jim Mahoney, reformed drug addict Pot, Mary Jane, dope, skunk, grass, has...h, green, hooch, herb, ganja, reefer. New Zealand loves weed. It's the most popular illegal drug in our country and third most popular drug overall, behind alcohol and tobacco, yet it also represents a troubled relationship. In Weed, award-winning journalist James Borrowdale dives in deep to understand why, meeting a fascinating cross-section of New Zealand along the way - a nineteenth-century nun who allegedly grew pot, a bystander to the Mr Asia syndicate, a convicted heroin dealer turned criminologist, people both using and offering the drug for medicinal relief, politicians and law-makers old and new. What's revealed is an engrossing, heady and sometimes surprising account of New Zealand and weed. Fusing insightful, personal stories with analysis and historical research, Weed lays out the facts as they are - about an issue that can no longer be ignored.
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              ISBN 9780143774327
              Published NZ 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Final Choice: End of Life Suffering: Is Assisted Dying the Answer?
                

              The Final Choice: End of Life Suffering: Is Assisted Dying the Answer? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Trayes, Caralise

              • RRP: $29.99
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              A Kiwi journalist on the hunt for the truth about assisted dying and the End of Life Choice Act. Join her on a journey of discovery as she tells the stories of those with terminal illness and interviews lawyers, doctors, ethicists and clerics around New Zealand and the world. Inc...ludes interviews from Act MP David Seymour, Shirley Seales (mother of the late Lecretia Seales), Dr Jack Havill and Mary Panko PhD of the End-of-Life Choice Society, as well as in?uencer & disabilities advocate Claire Freeman, palliative care expert Professor Roderick MacLeod MNZM and NZ Disability Rights Commissioner, Paula Tesoriero MNZM among many others. Written in a remarkably personable way while plunging into some of life's most challenging topics, and resurfacing with intriguing results.
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              ISBN 9780473524517
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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