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            Go Fiji Go: How Fiji won its first Olympic gold medal
             

            Go Fiji Go: How Fiji won its first Olympic gold medal (Paperback)

            By Riley, David

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            In February 2016, Cyclone Winston struck the Fiji islands. It was the most powerful cyclone the country had ever experienced.Six months later, Fiji's sevens rugby team went to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Go Fiji Go is the inspiring story behind Fiji's first Olympic gold medal... ... and the incredible joy it brought to the nation.
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            ISBN 9780473375577
            Published NZ 14 Sep 2017
            Publisher Reading Warrior
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Pasifika Sport History
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            ANZAC Day, the New Zealand Story: What it is and Why it Matters
             

            ANZAC Day, the New Zealand Story: What it is and Why it Matters (Paperback)

            By Werry, Philippa

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            "This book exposes the rich history behind Anzac Day, seeking to answer the many questions children often ask their parents and teachers around the 25th of April every year. It covers all aspects of Anzac Day, from the Gallipoli Campaign and the Great War, right through to the fo...rmat of the commemorative services held annually throughout the country. The author identifies important memorials around New Zealand, examines the national anthem, the tradition of Anzac biscuits and the Last Post, Reveille music, plus much more. She also offers websites and projects for further study. The thoroughly researched information is presented alongside numerous images, both historic and contemporary, giving children a very clear view of the significance and background to Anzac Day"--Publisher information. Suggested level: primary, intermediate, junior secondary.
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            ISBN 9781869663803
            Published NZ 1 Mar 2013
            Publisher New Holland Publishers
            Interest Age 8-12 years
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            The Seven Stars of Matariki
             

            The Seven Stars of Matariki (Paperback)

            By Rolleston-Cummins, Toni; Illustrated by Slade Robinson, Nikki

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            This is a contemporary myth of love, magic, and adventure that tells the story of how Matariki/the Pleiades star cluster came into being. Recommended for ages 5-9.

            ISBN 9781869693275
            Published NZ 6 Jun 2008
            Publisher Huia Publishers
            Interest Age 5-9 years
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            Which Native Tree?: New Ecology Edition
              

            Which Native Tree?: New Ecology Edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 4th edition)

            By Crowe, Andrew

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            This new re-written edition of the best-selling NZ classic Which Native Tree? now includes comprehensive ecological information on the tree and its environment. As well as the known uses of each tree, from food and medicine, to dyes, perfume, honey, bootlaces, fire-making and tim...ber it also explains how to grow each tree in your own garden. This new ecological edition also identifies the insect and bird life to look for in each tree and includes details on the origins of Maori names. Use Andrew Crowe's unique leaf key to confidently identify common New Zealand native trees. Colour photographs of leaves and associated creatures, graphics giving tree shape and height, tree distribution maps and ID checklists listing distinguishing features are all helpful tools to identify New Zealand's native trees.
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            ISBN 9780143008996
            Published NZ 2 Mar 2009
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Matariki The Maori New Year
              

            Matariki The Maori New Year (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Hakaraia, Libby

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            This book is an introduction to the star group Matariki. Known in other cultures by names including the Pleiades and the Seven Sisters, Matariki featured strongly in pre-European New Zealand. It marked the beginning of the Maori calendar, and its rising before the sun in late May... or early June was greeted with great festivals.
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            ISBN 9780143010180
            Published NZ 29 May 2008
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Anzac Ted

            Anzac Ted (Paperback)

            By Landsberry, Belinda

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            The poignant story of a little boy's teddy bear that was passed down to him from his grandfather. He might look scary now but he's got a great story to tell, for Anzac Ted went to war. Watercolour illustrations combine with rhyming text to create a picture book that will touch th...e hearts of children and adults alike.
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            ISBN 9781925335187
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2016
            Publisher Exisle Publishing
            Interest Age 5-8 years
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            A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand
              

            A Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New Zealand (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Crowe, Andrew

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            A practical field guide to New Zealand's native edible plants which covers over 190 trees, shrubs, herbs, ferns, mushrooms, lichens and seaweeds. As well as information on which part is edible and when this also provides material on how the plants are utilised, particularly by th...e Maori, their nutritional value, and where they can be found.
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            ISBN 9780143019220
            Published NZ 4 May 2004
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Daniel's Matariki Feast
             

            Daniel's Matariki Feast (Paperback)

            By Beyer, Rebecca; Wellington, Linley; Illustrated by Ross, Christine

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            Daniel is nervous on his first day of school but through the class activities that mark the Matariki Festival he learns that it is a time of sharing and beginning new friendships. He learns the true importance of Maori New Year. Beautifully illustrated by one of our best-known an...d award-winning artists.
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            ISBN 9781877378911
            Published NZ 20 Jul 2017
            Publisher David Ling Publishing Limited
            Interest Age 2-6 years
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            Longidoridae and Trichodoridae (Nematoda: Dorylaimida and Triplonchida)
             

            Longidoridae and Trichodoridae (Nematoda: Dorylaimida and Triplonchida) (Paperback)

            By Zhang, Zhi-Qiang; Xu, Yun

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            Longidoridae and Trichodoridae are the only two families of nematodes proven to be polyphagous root-ectoparasites which can transmit plant viruses. Members of the family Longidoridae commonly include needle and dagger nematodes based on their odontostyle shape-like a needle in th...e subfamily Longidorinae and a dagger in the subfamily Xiphinematinae. The family Trichodoridae is commonly referred to as "stubby-root" nematodes because feeding by these nematodes can cause a stunted or "stubby" root system. The viruses associated with Longidoridae and Trichodoridae belong to different virus taxa: longidorids vector nepoviruses and trichodorids vector tobraviruses. To date, over 480 species have been described worldwide belonging to six genera, and two subfamilies, in the family Longidoridae and 109 species in six genera in the family Trichodoridae. Of these, 17 species have been reported in New Zealand. Unfortunately, only 12 of the 17 New Zealand species were available for the present study. Therefore, this monograph provides full descriptions and distributions of the 12 species, including seven species from two genera in Longidoridae and five species from three genera in Trichodoridae.
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            ISBN 9780947525651
            Published NZ 4 Oct 2019
            Publisher LANDCARE RESEARCH NZ LTD
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Fauna of New Zealand
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            Mnesarchaeidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Hepialoidea)
             

            Mnesarchaeidae (Insecta: Lepidoptera: Hepialoidea) (Paperback)

            By Gibbs, George W.; Kristensen, Niels P.

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            From their superficial appearance, no one could possibly say that moths in the family Mnesarchaeidae deserve any special attention. They look like ordinary little brown moths and are found well away from the public gaze. Yet they rank as one of Aotearoa's natural treasures despit...e not even having a common name. This is due to their endemicity-being entirely restricted to New Zealand, without any close relatives overseas. Apart from a batfly, a marine caddisfly family, and four rather obscure little insect families, New Zealand insects at family level are found throughout the world. Endemicity is not a visual character so the appearance of these moths is deceptive. Despite their 'ordinary' appearance, the species described here are on a par with the more familiar examples of endemic families such as our native frogs (Leiopelmatidae), kiwi (Apterygidae), kokako (Callaeatidae), rifleman (Acanthisittidae) and short-tailed bat (Mystacinidae). As a result of this study, this moth family now contains two genera-Mnesarchaea and Mnesarchella. By 1930 seven species were known, thanks largely to the efforts of Alfred Philpott, who worked at the Cawthron Institute in Nelson. This situation persisted until the present revision was undertaken, one outcome of which has been the discovery of a cluster of seven cryptic species-i.e. species which all look deceptively similar. Now it is clear that we have at least 14 species, seven of which are described here for the first time. Unfortunately, accurate identification remains a job for the experts. 'Mnesarchaeids' nearest living relatives are the large Hepialidae or 'ghost moths' which include the porina and puriri moths. These two families comprise the second rung of tongued-moth evolution in the family tree of moths and butterflies-nearly as primitive as you can be if you are a moth with a tongue! The only moths below them on the tree are eriocraniids in the northern hemisphere and the jaw-moths, which have to chew their foo
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            ISBN 9780947525606
            Published NZ 28 May 2019
            Publisher LANDCARE RESEARCH NZ LTD
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Fauna of New Zealand
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