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              West Coast Plays: With an Introduction by Carol Dawber
                

              West Coast Plays: With an Introduction by Carol Dawber (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Maunder, Paul

              • RRP: $35.99
              • $35.99
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              A collection of plays written for a West Coast based community theatre group between 2010 and 2020. Topics covered include Blackball history, 1080, the Pike Coal Mine disaster, Maori land and race issues, the closure of Spring Creek coal mine and worker co-operatives, the radio t...alks of an early environmentalist and a fictional relationship with James Joyce's sister who was a nun in Greymouth, madness and its treatment in a provincial society, economic transition, the native logging controversy and dairying. These plays, written in a range of theatre styles, were performed through the West Coast region, in Nelson, Christchurch, Auckland and Dunedin.
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              ISBN 9780474504595
              Barcode 9780474504594
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2020
              Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Coal and the Coast
                

              Coal and the Coast (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Maunder, Paul

              • RRP: $25.00
              • $22.50
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              "The bodies of 29 men are still entombed in the collapsed Pike River mine, more than a year after the tragic explosion and fire of 19 November 2010. What do their deaths mean for workplace health and safety? Is there a future for coalmining in this era of climate change? How has ...the Coast changed from the centre of radicalism it represented in the early 20th century? What is the way forward for a region that has felt betrayed by a succession of political decisions and developments over several decades? Playwright and film director Paul Maunder lives in Blackball, and was one of the first emergency respondents to Pike River, within minutes of the first explosion. He kept a diary, and has since been talking to locals and reflecting on the big issues at stake."--Back cover.
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              ISBN 9781927145265
              Published NZ 1 Feb 2012
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Rainbows in the Mud: Inside the Intoxicating World of Cyclocross
               

              Rainbows in the Mud: Inside the Intoxicating World of Cyclocross (EPUB ebook)

              By Maunder, Paul

              Cyclocross is no longer cycling's hidden gem. Its rapid growth in the USA and UK means this intense and dramatic sport is exploding into the mainstream. With a season running from September to February, cyclocross is cycling's only purely winter discipline, demanding a combinatio...n of athleticism, supreme technical skill and ruthless tactics for the muddy conditions. In the sport's heartland of Belgium, major races attract crowds of thousands and have a carnival atmosphere fuelled by heavy drinking, ringing cowbells and pumping airhorns. Many top riders have enthusiastic fanclubs and are national celebrities - one even had his own reality TV show. On race day, Belgian and Dutch television coverage is akin to a major football match in the UK, stretching for hours with prerace interviews, pundits and behind-the-scenes films. In Rainbows in the Mud, Paul Maunder spends a season soaking up the sport's rich culture and history, and mixing with the obsessive fans, celebrity riders, and old-fashioned patriarchs of the sport. Following the riders - novices, veterans, American, British - as they slog their way through the season, he captures the spirit of this flamboyant cult sport, and paints a picture so vibrant you can almost feel the mud under your feet and taste the beer, mulled wine and frites.
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              ISBN 9781472925961
              Available in EPUB
              Software Adobe Ebook Compatible Devices
              Language en
              Released NZ 10 Aug 2017
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Wind At My Back: A Cycling Life
               

              The Wind At My Back: A Cycling Life (EPUB ebook)

              By Maunder, Paul

              A lone cyclist, disappearing into a wild landscape - brave, free, engaged with the world. It's the kind of image that sells bikes, magazines, clothing; a romantic image that all cyclists aspire to. For cycling is an activity deeply and intimately involved with landscape. The bicy...cle allows us to explore, to engage with wild places, and return in time for dinner. It also allows us to investigate our surroundings closer to home. It is an activity which, for most of us, happens at a speed that allows a great deal of voyeurism. We peer into houses and shops, gardens and farmyards, fields and hedgerows. What we see may be familiar or alien, but for the creative mind it is always stimulating. Yet - unlike with walking or swimming - the connection between cycling and creativity has only been explored in fragments. On a bicycle, as one is exposed to sights - new or otherwise, through chance or purposeful searching - the repetitive physical actions of cycling work on the mind in a different way to those of walking. The shape of a long ride can become the shape of a novel; the atmosphere imbued by the weather, the hills, the physical exertion, can all influence a writer's tone. Our memories have a dialogue with the landscape; we remember rides through the landscape, and the landscape shapes our thinking. And for Paul Maunder - a writer all his adult life - cycling and creativity have always been interlinked. In The Wind on Your Back, Maunder takes a journey from the most dense centres of population to the wild places; starting from cycling in a major city, then moving through suburbia, the edgelands at the periphery of the city, then into the managed and pastoral farmland, and beyond to the sublime mountains. He explores the experience and history of cycling in these different types of place, and seeks to understand how cycling has played a role in his own creative life as well as that of other cyclist-artists, musicians, photographers, writers and painters. Played out agains
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              ISBN 9781472948120
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              Language en
              Released NZ 17 May 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Rainbows in the Mud: Inside the Intoxicating World of Cyclocross
               

              Rainbows in the Mud: Inside the Intoxicating World of Cyclocross (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Maunder, Paul

              • RRP: $51.50
              • $41.20
              • Save $10.30
              • Internationally sourced

              Cyclocross is no longer cycling's hidden gem. Its rapid growth in the USA and UK means this intense and dramatic sport is exploding into the mainstream. With a season running from September to February, cyclocross is cycling's only purely winter discipline, demanding a combinatio...n of athleticism, supreme technical skill and ruthless tactics for the muddy conditions. In the sport's heartland of Belgium, major races attract crowds of thousands and have a carnival atmosphere fuelled by heavy drinking, ringing cowbells and pumping airhorns. Many top riders have enthusiastic fan-clubs and are national celebrities - one even had his own reality TV show. On race day, Belgian and Dutch television coverage is akin to a major football match in the UK, stretching for hours with pre-race interviews, pundits and behind-the-scenes films. In Rainbows in the Mud, Paul Maunder spends a season soaking up the sport's rich culture and history, and mixing with the obsessive fans, celebrity riders, and old-fashioned patriarchs of the sport. Following the riders - novices, veterans, American, British - as they slog their way through the season, he captures the spirit of this flamboyant cult sport, and paints a picture so vibrant you can almost feel the mud under your feet and taste the beer, mulled wine and frites.
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              ISBN 9781472925954
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2017
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Wind At My Back: A Cycling Life

              The Wind At My Back: A Cycling Life (Hardback)

              By Maunder, Paul

              • RRP: $34.99
              • $27.29
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              A lone cyclist, disappearing into a wild landscape - brave, free, engaged with the world. It's the kind of image that sells bikes, magazines, clothing; a romantic image that all cyclists aspire to. For cycling is an activity deeply and intimately involved with landscape. The bicy...cle allows us to explore, to engage with wild places, and return in time for dinner. It also allows us to investigate our surroundings closer to home. It is an activity which, for most of us, happens at a speed that allows a great deal of voyeurism. We peer into houses and shops, gardens and farmyards, fields and hedgerows. What we see may be familiar or alien, but for the creative mind it is always stimulating. Yet - unlike with walking or swimming - the connection between cycling and creativity has only been explored in fragments. On a bicycle, as one is exposed to sights - new or otherwise, through chance or purposeful searching - the repetitive physical actions of cycling work on the mind in a different way to those of walking. The shape of a long ride can become the shape of a novel; the atmosphere imbued by the weather, the hills, the physical exertion, can all influence a writer's tone. Our memories have a dialogue with the landscape; we remember rides through the landscape, and the landscape shapes our thinking. And for Paul Maunder - a writer all his adult life - cycling and creativity have always been interlinked. In The Wind on Your Back, Maunder takes a journey from the most dense centres of population to the wild places; starting from cycling in a major city, then moving through suburbia, the edgelands at the periphery of the city, then into the managed and pastoral farmland, and beyond to the sublime mountains. He explores the experience and history of cycling in these different types of place, and seeks to understand how cycling has played a role in his own creative life as well as that of other cyclist-artists, musicians, photographers, writers and painters. Played out agains
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              ISBN 9781472948137
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Rebellious Mirrors: Community Based Theatre in Aotearoa/new Zealand
               

              Rebellious Mirrors: Community Based Theatre in Aotearoa/new Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Maunder, Paul

              • RRP: $45.00
              • $40.50
              • Save $4.50
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              This unique account of community-based theatre - theatre created by professionals working with communities - challenges the mainstream history of New Zealand theatre. Rebellious Mirrors looks at the early production of theatre in Aotearoa/New Zealand, investigates the experimenta...l period of the 1970s, which is seen as searching for an authentic role, portrays the beginnings of Maori theatre, and gives a comprehensive portrait of a field of work during the period 1990-2010: work that took place within the contradictory framework of neo-liberalism.
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              ISBN 9781927145456
              Published NZ 26 Aug 2013
              Publisher Canterbury University Press
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              The Wind At My Back: A Cycling Life

              The Wind At My Back: A Cycling Life (Paperback)

              By Maunder, Paul

              • RRP: $24.99
              • $19.49
              • Save $5.50
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              In this deeply personal and lyrical exploration of what it means to ride a bicycle, Paul Maunder explores how our memories have a dialogue with landscape and how cycling and creativity are connected. Taking a journey through the places that have shaped him, we ride across wild mo...orland, through suburbia and city streets, into quintessentially English pastoral scenes. We see too some of the darker parts of the British countryside, sites of great secrecy that intrigue the imagination. This is a book about how landscape can sustain us, and how even an hour's escape can inspire our creative sides. The bicycle allows us to explore and dream, and return in time for dinner.
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              ISBN 9781472948151
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Tornado: and Other Stories Written Over Time
               

              Tornado: and Other Stories Written Over Time (Paperback)

              By Maunder, Paul

              Tornado won the South Island Writers Association Short Story competition and was read on Radio NZ's National Programme.

              ISBN 9780473155780
              Published NZ 1 Dec 2009
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
              Interest Age General Audience
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