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            My Mother and Other Secrets
             

            My Mother and Other Secrets (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Nissen, Wendyl

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            Uncovering old family secrets leads Wendyl Nissen to a better understanding of her mother.

            ISBN 9781988547213
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Tikanga
             

            Tikanga (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Tipene, Francis; Tipene, Kaiora

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            The stars of The Casketeers on how to live a fulfilling life, rich with tikanga. Following on from the bestseller Life as a Casketeer, Francis and Kaiora Tipene share how they bring the traditional values of tikanga Maori into day-to-day living. Known for their warm hearts, grace... and humour, the stars of the wildly popular Netflix series The Casketeers share more of their life experiences juggling five sons, three businesses, a television show and a life filled with joy, spirituality and happiness.
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            ISBN 9781775541752
            Published NZ 2 Jun 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            A High Country Life: Tales & Recipes from a New Zealand Sheep Station
             

            A High Country Life: Tales & Recipes from a New Zealand Sheep Station (Hardback)

            By Cameron, Philippa

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            A High Country memoir of life through the seasons on a large sheep station, with delicious recipes.

            ISBN 9781988547473
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            To Be Fair
             

            To Be Fair (Paperback)

            By Riddell, Rosemary

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            Retired judge Rosemary Riddell shares her reminiscences of life on the bench, complete with its humour, frustrations and poignant moments.

            ISBN 9781990003165
            Published NZ 13 May 2021
            Publisher Upstart Press Ltd
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            Labour Saving: A Memoir
             

            Labour Saving: A Memoir (Hardback)

            By Cullen, Michael

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            A fascinating and in-depth insight into the extraordinary career of one of our most important politicians, who was instrumental in shaping the development of Aotearoa New Zealand.

            ISBN 9781988547855
            Published NZ 1 Jun 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Jacinda Ardern: Leading With Empathy
             

            Jacinda Ardern: Leading With Empathy (Hardback)

            By Vani, Supriya; Harte, Carl A.

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            A comprehensively researched biography, covering at the feminist narrative and many influences that have made Jacinda Ardern the globally admired leader she is.

            ISBN 9781743797211
            Published NZ 2 Jun 2021
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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            She Is Not Your Rehab: One Man's Journey to Healing and the Global Anti-Violence Movement He Inspired
             

            She Is Not Your Rehab: One Man's Journey to Healing and the Global Anti-Violence Movement He Inspired (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Brown, Matt

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            At My Fathers Barbers, Mataio (Matt) Faafetai Malietoa Brown offers men a haircut with a difference- a safe space to be seen and heard without judgement. From his barbershop chair, Matt has inspired a new generation of New Zealand men to break free from the cycle of abuse - and t...hose men have in turn inspired him and his wife, Sarah, to create the global anti-violence movement, She Is Not Your Rehab. In this raw and unflinching book Matt shares his own story and those of his clients, of surviving family violence and abuse, and how they were able to find healing and turn their lives around. He introduces the people and concepts that have helped him heal, and gives readers the tools they need to begin their own journeys. She is Not Your Rehab demonstrates the power of vulnerability and honesty in addressing pain and shame, and shows how anyone can empower themselves by taking responsibility for their own healing.
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            ISBN 9780143775980
            Published NZ 6 Jul 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Surviving Centrepoint: My years in New Zealand's most infamous cult
             

            Surviving Centrepoint: My years in New Zealand's most infamous cult (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By King, Rachel C.

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            A powerful survivor's memoir from a former child resident of New Zealand's infamous Centrepoint Community Shortly before I turned 13, my life changed forever when my family moved to the notorious Centrepoint Community on Auckland's North Shore, then at its peak. Centrepoint was f...ounded by Bert Potter, its 'spiritual leader'. He called himself God. During my four years there I was pressured into inappropriate and often frightening situations by many of its adult members. Like so many others, I have lived with the trauma and shame of these memories, but I have survived. This is my story. In this intimate and harrowing account, Rachel Clare King tells her story of the years she spent in New Zealand's notorious commune, Centrepoint, and life there under the rule of its cult leader and founder Bert Potter. Through the eyes of her young self, Rachel exposes the truth of life at Centrepoint - a hippie dream turned nightmare - with its bizarre rules, hierarchies and social controls. It was a place where children were given drugs, where free sexuality was mandated, including between adults and children, and where to resist was actively discouraged. She describes the fear and confusion of growing up in a corrupt world where wrong was right, and the grief of losing her childhood. She takes us inside the police case and court battle against one of her abusers, and the historic action that ultimately saw Potter and others charged with drug and child sex abuse crimes, and Centrepoint shut down. Surviving Centrepoint was first published under the pseudonym Ella James. Now, for the first time, and using her real name, Rachel shares her journey from physical hurt and emotional pain to the reality of survival and the healing power of telling the truth.
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            ISBN 9780143776697
            Published NZ 22 Jun 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            Prison Break: The Extraordinary Life and Crimes of New Zealand's Most Infamous Escapee
              

            Prison Break: The Extraordinary Life and Crimes of New Zealand's Most Infamous Escapee (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Taylor, Arthur

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              3 Aug 21

            The extraordinary true story behind New Zealand's most infamous career criminal and prolific escapee.

            ISBN 9781988547688
            Published NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            National Identity: Confessions of an outsider
              

            National Identity: Confessions of an outsider (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bridges, Simon

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            An open, honest and at times intensely personal memoir about race, fatherhood, marriage, masculinity, fitting in, and the things that shape our national character. Simon Bridges grew up as the son of a working-class Baptist preacher in Te Atatu, as the youngest of six children. I...n many ways he had a typical Kiwi upbringing, at a time when having little didn't seem to matter much. Yet for Bridges, his was the life of an outsider: experiencing otherness for being Maori, and yet an otherness from other Maori; a Westie with a thick accent, trying to break into the upper reaches of society; distanced from his father, an ageing man in his own world. As a young politician, Bridges soon came to realise he was an introvert in an extrovert's world, and a male leader who has never identified with New Zealand's idealised version of the strong, laconic, rugby-loving man. In National Identity, Bridges offers an attempt to question himself and the country he loves. Politics, crime, kai, music, nature: these are the stuff of a life. Through candid and self-aware reflections, he points out that politicians have become less robust, and that people don't participate as much anymore - eroding our institutions and national life. He speaks his mind on an education system in crisis, the decline of Christianity, and how being the smallest, most isolated developed country in the world explains why we are how we are. Authentic, brilliant, humorous and poignant, National Identity is a must-read New Zealand memoir.
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            ISBN 9781775541967
            Published NZ 1 Sep 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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