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            The Talent Trap: Free Yourself and Thrive Amid the Competition and Chaos of Youth Sport
              

            The Talent Trap: Free Yourself and Thrive Amid the Competition and Chaos of Youth Sport (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Ashton, Leigh; Edited by Copsey, Sue

            • RRP: $30.99
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            In youth sport, the word talent is everywhere. We overuse it and we misuse it. This is a treacherous trap. When we fall into the talent trap, we give immense value to an inconsistent and unreliable predictor of success. We confuse people with conflicting ideas, and we enable a... misdirected, biased process to determine who should and shouldn't be supported. This has a damaging ripple effect on the perceptions, identity, motivations and expectations of young athletes, and those around them. This book exposes common everyday actions that seem harmless, but which are wreaking havoc. Whether you are a parent or coach, programme manager or CEO, it will shed light on how we can all do things differently and guide you to lead change. To thrive in youth sport and give young people the best chance of ongoing success into adulthood, we must free ourselves from the talent trap and re-focus on the things that really matter.
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            ISBN 9780473522810
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            THE ROAD TO THE FUTURE: An Electric Pioneer and his Magnificent Battery Cars
              

            THE ROAD TO THE FUTURE: An Electric Pioneer and his Magnificent Battery Cars (Paperback)

            By Walker, Viv

            • RRP: $22.99
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            In 1898, New Zealand's first motor car rumbled onto a bustling Wellington street. The age of the car had arrived. It's twenty years later in Christchurch, and another revolutionary vehicle quietly makes its entrance ... meet New Zealand's first electric truck! Delivery man Mr O'H...are bets a hot pie that his petrolengine truck can beat Mr Harris's electric vehicle. Who will win the race? The Road to the future is based on the true story of New Zealander Ambrose Reeves Harris, who more than a hundred years ago, imported the country's largest fleet of electric vehicles. His clever little truck set us off on a journey to the future - batteries included!
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            ISBN 9780473553906
            Published NZ 30 Jul 2021
            Publisher Nationwide Books
            Interest Age 7-12 years
            Availability
            214 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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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
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            • Pub Date
              30 Nov 21

            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 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Sharing the mic: Community access radio in Aotearoa New Zealand
             

            Sharing the mic: Community access radio in Aotearoa New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Pauling, Brian Pauling & Bronwyn Beatty

            • RRP: $40.00
            • $36.00
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            Community access radio has been broadcasting by, for and about New Zealanders across four decades. Within a rapidly shifting mediascape, the 12 current stations came into existence through a combination of passion, hard work, community engagement and enabling legislation, allowin...g the diversity of local communities to speak through radio.
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            ISBN 9780473571641
            Published NZ 29 Apr 2021
            Publisher FREERANGE PRESS
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            Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty

            Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keefe, Patrick Radden

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            The story of the Sackler Dynasty, Purdue Pharma, and their involvement in the opioid crisis that has created millions of addicts, even as it generated billions of dollars in profit.

            ISBN 9781529063073
            Released NZ 27 Apr 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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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
              20 Jan 22

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

            ISBN 9780718186708
            Released NZ 20 Jan 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Mar 2023
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            Every Home Should Have One!: the Appliance Age in New Zealand
                

            Every Home Should Have One!: the Appliance Age in New Zealand (Paperback)

            By Moyle, Terry

            • RRP: $59.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Nov 21

            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
            Interest Age General Audience
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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
            Interest Age General Audience
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            61 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 20-30 working days due to covid19 delays
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            The Grey Men

            The Grey Men (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hope, Ralph

            • RRP: $32.99
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            By 1990 the Berlin Wall had fallen and the East German state security service folded. During forty years, they had amassed more than a billion pages in manila files detailing the lives of their citizens. Overnight, almost a hundred thousand Stasi employees, many of them experienc...ed officers with access to highly personal information, found themselves unemployed. This is the story of what they did next. Former FBI Agent Ralph Hope uses critical insider knowledge and access to Stasi records to track and expose ex-officers working everywhere from the Russian energy sector to the police and even the government department tasked with prosecuting Stasi crimes. He examines why the key players have never been called to account and, in doing so, asks whether we have really learned from the past at all. He highlights a man who continued to fight the Stasi for thirty years after the Wall fell, and reveals a truth that many don't want spoken. The Grey Men comes as an urgent warning from the past at a time when governments the world over are building an unprecedented network of surveillance over their citizens.
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            ISBN 9781786079510
            Released NZ 4 Jun 2021
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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