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            Tragedy at Pike River Mine: 2021 Edition: How and Why 29 Men Died
              

            Tragedy at Pike River Mine: 2021 Edition: How and Why 29 Men Died (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Macfie, Rebecca

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              15 Feb 22

            On a sunny afternoon in November 2010, a massive explosion rocked the underground Pike River coal mine, deep in a mountain range in New Zealand's South Island. Tragedy at Pike River Mine is a dramatic, suspenseful account of a disaster that shook New Zealand and the world.

            ISBN 9781927249789
            Published NZ 15 Feb 2022
            Publisher Awa Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Every Home Should Have One!
               

            Every Home Should Have One! (Hardback)

            By Moyle, Terry

            • RRP: $59.99
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            Every Home Should Have One celebrates New Zealand appliance history. The revolutionary washing machine, radios, Irons and of course our High-Definition TV sets. They are all covered. Contains over 250 full-colour photographs, not only of the appliances but also how they featured... in a house setting. Fun extracts of classic advertisements and a lively and engaging narrative. The book will have a wide l appeal to New Zealanders who enjoy nostalgia, families wanting to show their grandkids what was on trend in their day, retro enthusiasts . Covers a 50 year period from 1938 to 1988 when New Zealand manufacturers such as Zip, Shacklock and Fisher & Paykel transformed our lives. Author Terry Moyle knows his stuff, he has spent many hours finding and photographing hundreds of appliances to bring this book to life
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            ISBN 9781869665586
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Can't Get There from Here: New Zealand passenger rail since 1920
              

            Can't Get There from Here: New Zealand passenger rail since 1920 (Paperback)

            By Brett, Andre; Maps by Weerden, Sam van der

            • RRP: $65.00
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            • Pub Date
              9 Dec 21

            Can't Get There from Here traces the expansion and contraction of New Zealand's passenger rail network over the last century. In this fascinating study, Andre Brett argues that the trend away from passenger rail might appear inevitable and irreversible but it was not. Things coul...d have been - and still could be - very different.
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            ISBN 9781990048098
            Published NZ 9 Dec 2021
            Publisher Otago University Press
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            Ira Takaro: Rethinking Health, Sport & Education in Aotearoa / NZ
                

            Ira Takaro: Rethinking Health, Sport & Education in Aotearoa / NZ (Paperback)

            By Hemana Brown, Harko

            • RRP: $33.99
            • $33.99
            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 22

            In this landmark educational publication researcher Harko Brown explains the tenets of Ira Takaro Theory. Brown contends that since the mid-1800's there has been a lack of attention to ira takaro (or the schema) of Tamariki Maori in our health, sports and educational institutes.... He says this has often negatively impacted Tamariki Maori via scornful social discourses, for example, by educators critical of Maori children's in-school behaviours, and in their overall academic and health statistics. He describes the natural expressions of ira takaro in Polynesian children as pronounced and packed with powerful potential which at present is much maligned and misunderstood in general by hauora providers, particularly by those in the fields of mental health and child psychology, by sports and recreational providers and in teaching professions.
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            ISBN 9780473585648
            Published NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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            Still Totally Obsessed
              

            Still Totally Obsessed (Paperback)

            By Eason, John

            • RRP: $40.00
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            Following the success of An Outdoor Obsession, John returns with another great book full of tall (and short) tales from his escapades with his mates and sons in the New Zealand wilderness.

            ISBN 9780473590147
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher The Copy Press
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            What Really Happened In Wuhan: A Virus Like No Other, Countless Infections, Millions of Deaths

            What Really Happened In Wuhan: A Virus Like No Other, Countless Infections, Millions of Deaths (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Markson, Sharri

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            Walkley Award-winning journalist, Sharri Markson is the Investigations Editor at The Australian and host of prime-time show Sharri on Sky News Australia. A VIRUS MORE THAN 109 MILLION INFECTIONS MORE THAN 2.7 MILLION DEATHS HOW DID IT HAPPEN? The origins of COVID-19 are shrouded ...in mystery and conspiracy theories. Some say it started in a lab when scientists fell sick after manipulating a bat-coronavirus. Others say the team was working on a bioweapon for the Chinese military. After multiple global inquiries, after economies have been decimated and millions of lives lost, we still need answers. Part-thriller, part-expose, What Really Happened in Wuhan is a ground-breaking investigation into the origins of COVID-19, the cover-ups, the conspiracies and the classified research, from Walkley Award-winning journalist Sharri Markson. It features never-before-seen primary documents exposing China's early cover-up of the virus. There are fresh interviews with whistleblower doctors in Wuhan - the eyewitness accounts dismantling what we thought we knew about when the outbreak hit. Plus, the book takes you inside the White House, with senior Trump officials revealing first-hand accounts of fiery Oval Office clashes and new stories of near-miss disasters in the Situation Room.
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            ISBN 9781460760925
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Home Boats
               

            Home Boats (Paperback)

            By Tolerton, Nick

            • RRP: $79.99
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            The story of the magnificent passenger and cargo ships that made New Zealand - and the colourful characters who manned them. Masters, engineers, deck officers, radio operators, seamen, cadets, shore staff and passengers talked to maritime historian Nick Tolerton for this brillian...tly illustrated book, full of salty tales of adventures at sea and ashore, war, storms, smuggling, eccentric characters, and fun and misadventures in port. Special features include harrowing excerpts from the previously unpublished diary of a passenger on New Zealand's worst immigrant ship on which 44 people died on the voyage to New Zealand and the recollections of New Zealand's last Cape Horner. This fascinating story of the golden age of seafaring is complemented by 400 photographs, most of them previously unpublished.
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            ISBN 9781877418884
            Published NZ 30 Jul 2021
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
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            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot
              

            Winkle: The Extraordinary Life of Britain's Greatest Pilot (Hardback)

            By Beaver, Paul

            • RRP: $70.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Mar 23

            The extraordinary life of Captain Eric 'Winkle' Brown - aviator, record-breaker, and Britain's greatest pilot

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            House of Gucci [Film Tie-in]: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed

            House of Gucci [Film Tie-in]: A Sensational Story of Murder, Madness, Glamour, and Greed (Paperback)

            By Forden, Sara Gay

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            SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE from director Ridley Scott, starring Lady Gaga and Adam Driver. The sensational true story of murder, madness, glamour, and greed that shook the Gucci dynasty, now fully updated with a new afterword. On March 27, 1995, Maurizio Gucci, heir to the... fabulous fashion dynasty, was slain by an unknown gunman as he approached his Milan office. In 1998, his ex-wife Patrizia Reggiani Martinelli--nicknamed The Black Widow by the press--was sentenced to 29 years in prison, for arranging his murder. Did Patrizia murder her ex-husband because his spending was wildly out of control? Did she do it because her glamorous ex was preparing to marry his mistress, Paola Franchi? Or is there a possibility she didn't do it at all? The Gucci story is one of glitz, glamour, intrigue, the rise, near fall and subsequent resurgence of a fashion dynasty. Beautifully written, impeccably researched, and widely acclaimed, The House of Gucci will captivate readers with its page-turning account of high fashion, high finance, and heart-rending personal tragedy. PRAISE FOR THE HOUSE OF GUCCI: This gripping book about the empire and murder of Maurizio Gucci ... reveals the ugly truth behind fashion's most fabulous family. -Glamour A business book you will zip through like a novel. ... Forden has whipped up a mixture of family drama and high finance into a tasty and complex narrative. -The Economist, 'A Best Book of the Year' Racy, fast-paced. ... Reads like a movie script. ... Hard to put down. ... Forden gets that famous Gucci bar-and-bit between her teeth -and gallops along. -International Herald Tribune A penetrating chronicle of the rise and fall of a family business. ... Even by the Borgia-like standards of the fashion industry, the operatic Guccis were special. Not content with the usual familial stew of love, jealousy and greed, they added tax evasion, bigamy and, yes, murder to the mix. -Wall Street Journal Riveting reading. -Cosmopolitan A riveting account of
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            ISBN 9781460761090
            Published NZ 1 Dec 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Murray Walker: Incredible!: A Tribute to a Formula 1 Legend

            Murray Walker: Incredible!: A Tribute to a Formula 1 Legend (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hamilton, Maurice

            • RRP: $38.00
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            A celebration of the extraordinary life of legendary commentator Murray Walker, a fixture in Formula 1 for over sixty years, with tributes from key figures in motorsport. A celebration of the extraordinary life of legendary commentator Murray Walker, with tributes from key figure...s in Formula 1 and motorsport. Murray Walker was the voice of Formula One, matching the thrill of the track with his equally fast-paced and exhilarating commentary, delivering the euphoria of motor racing to millions. Commentating on his first grand prix for the BBC at Silverstone in 1949, Murray's broadcasting career spanned over fifty years. His natural warmth and infectious enthusiasm won great affection with audiences, whilst his passion and knowledge of motorsport allowed him to hone his instinctive presenting style into a craft. When Murray passed away in March 2021, tributes came flooding in from every corner of the sporting world. This book, compiled by Murray's great friend and colleague Maurice Hamilton, celebrates the extraordinary life of this truly legendary man. With contributions from drivers and industry figures, and many friends from the world of motorsport and beyond, Incredible! combines fond memories, never-before-told stories and famous Murrayisms with reflections on the highlights of a life lived at full throttle.
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            ISBN 9781787635692
            Released NZ 16 Nov 2021
            Publisher Transworld Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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