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              Jacinda Ardern: The Story Behind an Extraordinary Leader
               

              Jacinda Ardern: The Story Behind an Extraordinary Leader (Hardback)

              By Duff, Michelle

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              Michelle Duff delves into Ardern's beginnings in small-town New Zealand, discovering a nose-ringed teen fighting for equality and her own identity in a devout Mormon family. Duff tracks Ardern's political career from being dismissed as a 'show pony' to her compassion during one o...f New Zealand's biggest tragedies, the Christchurch mosque terror attack of 2019. In its aftermath, Ardern has become a global icon for her strength and decisiveness while uniting a country in shock and mourning. Ardern attracted international headlines for being the second world leader to give birth while in office. But why was having a baby so meaningful, and what does it say about the continued struggle for gender equality? Has Ardern really been a transcendent leader, and what enduring mark might she leave on the political landscape? This is an engrossing and powerful exploration of one of the most intriguing political stories of our time-telling us as much about one young woman's ascendancy as it does about the country that elected her.
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              ISBN 9781988547169
              Published NZ 21 Oct 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Cilka'S Journey

              Cilka'S Journey (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Morris, Heather

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              Her beauty saved her life - and condemned her. Cilka is just sixteen years old when she is taken to Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp, in 1942. The Commandant at Birkenau, Schwarzhuber, notices her long beautiful hair, and forces her separation from the other w omen prisoners.... Cilka learns quickly that power, even unwillingly given, equals survival. After liberation, Cilka is charged as a collaborator for sleeping with the enemy and sent to Siberia. But what choice did she have? And where did the lines of morality lie for Cilka, who was sent to Auschwitz when still a child? In a Siberian prison camp, Cilka faces challenges both new and horribly familiar, including the unwanted attention of the guards. But when she makes an impression on a woman doctor, Cilka is taken under her wing. Cilka begins to tend to the ill in the camp, struggling to care for them under brutal conditions. Cilka finds endless resources within herself as she daily confronts death and faces terror. And when she nurses a man called Ivan, Cilka finds that despite everything that has happened to her, there is room in her heart for love. 'She was the bravest person I ever met' - Lale Sokolov, The Tattooist of Auschwitz
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              ISBN 9781760686048
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
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              The Adventures of Tupaia
               

              The Adventures of Tupaia (Hardback)

              Illustrated by Tait, Mat; By Meredith, Courtney Sina

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              "The incredible story of Tupaia, Tahitian priest navigator, who sailed on board the Endeavour with Captain Cook on his first voyage to Aotearoa. Follow Tupaia as he grows up in Ra'iatea, becoming a high-ranking 'arioi and master navigator. Join him as he meets up with Cook in Tah...iti and sails as part of the crew on the Endeavour across the Pacific to Aotearoa. Witness the encounters between tangata whenua and the crew as the ship sails around the coast, and discover the important role Tupaia plays as translator and cultural interpreter"--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9781988547145
              Published NZ 12 Sep 2019
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              Golden Unicorn: Rise of the Mythix 1

              Golden Unicorn: Rise of the Mythix 1 (Paperback)

              By Do, Anh; Illustrated by Wahl, Chris

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              Some heroes are legends. Some legends are real. The tyrant known as the Soul Collector desires to own everything that is beautiful, unusual or unique. Kelly Swift is trying hard to be an average teenager, to fit in. But every day her powers are growing: she can run faster than th...e wind, she can hear people's thoughts, she is not normal. When her mother is taken by the Soul Collector, Kelly can't linger in the shadows any longer. But who is she really? Can she be the one in the prophecy? Is she...the Golden Unicorn? The Golden Unicorn, the Minotaur and the Griffin - Only these three united to a common purpose can fell him who seeks to triumph over all...
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              ISBN 9781760525132
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series Rise of the Mythix
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              Cleo and Rob
               

              Cleo and Rob (Hardback)

              By Brown, Helen; Illustrated by Morris, Phoebe

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              A kitten called Cleo steps into six-year-old Rob's life after his big brother, Sam, dies. With Cleo's help, Rob discovers that, even through the toughest times, healing can happen. Based on true events in author Helen Brown's family, this heartwarming story first appeared as the ...book for adults, Cleo.
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              ISBN 9781988547350
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age 2-6 years
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              The Night Fire: A Ballard and Bosch Thriller

              The Night Fire: A Ballard and Bosch Thriller (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Connelly, Michael

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              Back when Harry Bosch was just a rookie homicide detective, he had an inspiring mentor who taught him to take the work personally and light the fire of relentlessness for every case. Now that mentor, J.J. Thompson, is dead, but after his funeral his widow hands Bosch a murder boo...k that Thompson took with him when he left the LAPD 20 years before - the unsolved killing of a troubled young man in an alley used for drug deals. Bosch brings the murder book to Renee Ballard and asks her to help him find what about the case lit Thompson's fire all those years ago. That will be their starting point. The bond between Bosch and Ballard tightens as they become a formidable investigation team. And they soon arrive at a worrying question: Did Thompson steal the murder book to work the case in retirement, or to make sure it never got solved?
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              ISBN 9781760876012
              Published NZ 21 Oct 2019
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              Starting from Now

              Starting from Now (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McDonald, Fleur

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              'Engaging, complex, enlightening and authentic...' Mrs B's Book Reviews on Without a Doubt When twenty-five year old journalist, Zara Ellison receives her mother's ominous text message, 'Call me when you can', Zara knows it's not good news. Her brother is seriously unwell on thei...r family farm 400 kilometres away and Lynda Ellison needs Zara's help at home. Two weeks later, Zara has left her much-loved city life and is unpacking boxes in her new, rather empty house in Barker. She'd been right in the thick of reporting on an explosive court case in Adelaide. Animal welfare activists had stormed a farm determined to do damage, but it had all gone wrong and one man had lost his life. The case threatened to divide city and country. And there'd been one mysterious man present who, over the five days of the trial, had come to Zara's curious notice. He seemed to have no reason to be there, no-one knew him, nor could she find out anything about him. With her job on the Farming Journal, and an introduction to Detective Dave Burrows, his friendly wife Kim and Dave's second-in-charge, Senior Constable Jack Higgins, Zara's stint in the country isn't as quiet as she'd feared. If only there was a miracle cure for her brother. After more terrible farming accidents and reports of unidentified drones flying over farmlands, Zara is shocked by a chance sighting of that mystery man from the courtroom and by witnessing Jack Higgins in a role she'd never have believed. What is the significance of the mystery man and what is Jack playing at? Wrapped in a love of family, friendship, crime and mystery, Starting From Now is another compelling and enjoyable novel from the authentic voice of Fleur McDonald. 'Where the River Runs is a novel I highly recommend. This delightful cast of characters deliver a cracking story from start to finish.' - Theresa Smith Writes 'Without a Doubt is another fabulous romantic suspense - high on the suspense - novel. I really enjoy Dave's character; he's a normal
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              ISBN 9781760529284
              Published NZ 5 Nov 2019
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              A Sharp Left Turn: Notes on a life in music, from Split Enz to Play to Strange
               

              A Sharp Left Turn: Notes on a life in music, from Split Enz to Play to Strange (Hardback)

              By Chunn, Mike

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              "A rollercoaster yarn about Mike Chunn's years in the ground-breaking band Split Enz, but also the powerful story of how he dealt with a crippling mental health issue and went on to become one of our most influential music identities"--Dust jacket.

              ISBN 9781988547138
              Published NZ 1 Oct 2019
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              The Weekend

              The Weekend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wood, Charlotte

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              People went on about death bringing friends together, but it wasn't true. The graveyard, the stony dirt - that's what it was like now. They knew each other better than their own siblings, but Sylvie's death had opened up strange caverns of distance between them. Four older women ...with a lifelong friendship of the best kind: loving, practical, frank and steadfast. But when Sylvie dies, the ground shifts dangerously for the remaining three. Can they survive together without her? They are Jude, a once-famous restaurateur, Wendy, an acclaimed public intellectual, and Adele, a renowned actress now mostly out of work. Struggling to recall exactly why they've remained close all these years, the grieving women gather for Christmas at Sylvie's old beach house - not for festivities, but to clean the place out before it is sold. Without Sylvie to maintain the group's delicate equilibrium, frustrations build and painful memories press in. Fraying tempers, an elderly dog, unwelcome guests and too much wine collide in a storm that brings long-buried hurts to the surface - and threatens to sweep away their friendship for good. The Weekend explores growing old and growing up, and what happens when we're forced to uncover the lies we tell ourselves. Sharply observed and excruciatingly funny, this is a jewel of a book, a celebration of tenderness and friendship that is nothing short of a masterpiece.
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              ISBN 9781760292010
              Published NZ 15 Oct 2019
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              A Different Land

              A Different Land (Paperback)

              By Jennings, Paul; Illustrated by Kelly, Geoff

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              A tiny pub with a dirt floor and corrugated iron walls. A caravan containing the remnants of a dead pig. Snakes, bugs and torrential rain. Not what Christopher's family expected when they crossed the sea to find a new life. Add a landlord who's not what he seems, and Christopher ...finds himself facing challenges he could never have imagined. Will he ever be able to make a home for himself in this strange and different land? From the author of A Different Boy and A Different Dog, long-listed for the prestigious UK Carnegie Medal.
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              ISBN 9781760528720
              Published NZ 3 Sep 2019
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