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              Shape of the Heart: New Poems
               

              Shape of the Heart: New Poems (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ireland, Kevin

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              New poems from one of New Zealand's most prominent, well-loved and accessible poets. In his 87th year, this is Kevin Ireland's 26th published volume of poetry and his 38th published book.

              ISBN 9780995132962
              Published NZ 6 May 2020
              Publisher Quentin Wilson Publishing
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              Southern Spirit: The People and Places of Southland
               

              Southern Spirit: The People and Places of Southland (Paperback)

              By Dougherty, Ian

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              An extensively illustrated book on the forms, flora, fauna, food, folk, fascinations and fun of the Southland region of New Zealand.

              ISBN 9780473512712
              Published NZ 1 May 2020
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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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 Michael

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              • Pub Date
                1 Jun 20

              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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              Second Person
                 

              Second Person (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gordon, Rata

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              • Pub Date
                11 Jun 20

              The only thing to bring this frozen world to life is an imagination. Who has one? Do I? Let me check. Rata Gordon's first poetry collection is both graceful and restless, sorrowful and witty. In poems about childhood, travelling, the body and the earth, Gordon describe...s the freedom and disorientation we find in unfamilar places, and the way that our longings and imaginings animate our lives.
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              ISBN 9781776563067
              Published NZ 11 Jun 2020
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              Torched
               

              Torched (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st edition)

              By Starr, Kimberley

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              If my son killed anyone, I'd know. I know him. A small Yarra Valley town has been devastated by a bushfire, and Reefton Primary School principal Phoebe Warton can't sleep. She's the single mother of eighteen-year-old Caleb who is accused of starting the fire - on purpose. Twel...ve people are dead, students from her school among them; only a monster would cause such carnage. But where was her son was that day? No one knows but Caleb, and he's not talking. Against mounting community rage, Phoebe sets out to clear her son. But every avenue leads back to Caleb. Why did he vanish from his Country Fire Authority shift? Who else was at the abandoned goldmine that day? Why is Caleb refusing to speak? Phoebe will be forced to confront the nature of guilt and redemption, and decide what boundaries she is willing to cross to save the son she loves. Torched is an explosive, haunting and compelling crime novel about mothers and sons and the ties that bind them.
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              ISBN 9781925700589
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Pantera Press
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              Sonic The Hedgehog
                 

              Sonic The Hedgehog (DVD, PG)

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              • Pub Date
                3 Jun 20

              After discovering a small, blue, fast hedgehog, a small-town police officer must help it defeat an evil genius who wants to do experiments on it. Based on the global blockbuster videogame franchise from Sega, Sonic the Hedgehog tells the story of the worlds speediest hedgehog as ...he embraces his new home on Earth. In this live-action adventure comedy, Sonic and his new best friend team up to defend the planet from the evil genius Dr. Robotnik and his plans for world domination.
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              DVD Code DL1744
              Barcode 9317731157820
              Released NZ 3 Jun 2020
              Publisher Paramount
              Series Sonic the Hedgehog
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              Selected Poems
                 

              Selected Poems (Paperback)

              By Brown, James

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              • Pub Date
                9 Jul 20

              This book is the first to represent the full extent of the work of James Brown. With personal lyrics, narrative desire, short takes, anti-poetry, stolen lines, and hill-climbing, Selected Poems is a showcase of one of New Zealand's essential poetic voices. 'James Brown is the... New Zealand poet laureate of torpor, resignation and exhaustion ... with intermittent bouts of fanatical bicycle riding. The miracle is that he can make it all so interesting and darkly humorous and weirdly moving.' -Gregory O'Brien 'This is not a poetry book for the faint-hearted.' -Pania Brown (James's sister) 'The finding of poetry in unlikely places expands our concept of what poetry is - if a poem can be found in the heart of an ATM, where can it not be found?' -Gabe Atkinson
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              ISBN 9781776563074
              Published NZ 9 Jul 2020
              Publisher Victoria University Press
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              VILLAGE TO VILLAGE: Misadventures in France
                

              VILLAGE TO VILLAGE: Misadventures in France (Paperback)

              By Kershaw, Alister

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              • Pub Date
                1 Jul 20

              In this witty and entertaining memoir, Alister Kershaw describes the pleasures of his prolonged residence in France - a country of villages - from 1948, when even Paris was a series of villages. In post-war Paris, Kershaw lived a penniless but joyous existence, tramping streets h...e had long imagined from the poets and novelists he had read. Village to Village captures a Paris long gone but vividly remembered. The author conjures Paris prior to the triumph of the technocrats and town planners, and the major redevelopments that changed the provincial cities for all time. It also traces the authors move into the Berry, two hours south of Paris, where he lives in a hamlet of six houses and finds a rural life amongst a small group of traditional winemakers. What will his neighbours make of this intruder - a writer, a poet, a broadcaster - and an Australian into the bargain?
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              ISBN 9781922384164
              Published NZ 1 Jul 2020
              Publisher Woodslane Pty Ltd
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              New Zealand History and Cultural Environment
                

              New Zealand History and Cultural Environment (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Griffiths, Ollie

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              New Zealand History and Cultural Environment. Early history, Settlement, People and Tradition, Polynesians, Maori culture. Contemporary New Zealand has a majority of people of European origin, a significant minority of Maori, and smaller numbers of people from Pacific islands and... Asia. In the early 21st century, Asians were the fastest-growing demographic group. New Zealand was one of the last sizable land areas suitable for habitation to be populated by human beings. The first settlers were Polynesians who traveled from somewhere in eastern Polynesia, possibly from what is now French Polynesia. They remained isolated in New Zealand until the arrival of European explorers, the first of whom was the Dutch navigator Abel Janszoon Tasman in 1642. Demographers estimate that, by the time British naval captain James Cook visited the country in 1769, the Maori population was not much greater than 100,000. They had no name for themselves but eventually adopted the name Maori (meaning normal ) to distinguish themselves from the Europeans, who, after Cook's voyage, began to arrive with greater frequency
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              ISBN 9781714643004
              Released NZ 7 Apr 2020
              Publisher BLURB
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              Upturned
                

              Upturned (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By McKenzie Cooke, Kay

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              • Pub Date
                10 Jun 20

              Upturned is Kay McKenzie Cooke's fourth collection, and her first from The Cuba Press. Her debut collection, Feeding the Dogs, won the Jessie McKay Prize at the New Zealand Book Awards.

              ISBN 9781988595146
              Published NZ 10 Jun 2020
              Publisher The Cuba Press
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